Executive Director for School Improvement

Friday, May 25, 2018
Lansing School District
Position Details: 

Executive Director for School Improvement
Location:  Shirley Rodgers Administration Center
Starting Date:  July 1, 2018
Work Weeks: 52 Weeks
Work Days per Week: 5 days
Hours per Day: 8 hours
Salary: Per Superintendent Support Staff Master Agreement
Bargaining Unit: Superintendent’s Executive Team

The Lansing School District is seeking a well-versed, experienced, and energetic leader that is committed to assisting the Superintendent by providing leadership for the entire school improvement process. This leader shall be committed to educational excellence in a safe and nurturing environment for all students through our district wide open choice model of 21st century best practices.


  • Meet or be willing to meet the Central Office Certification;
  • Valid Michigan Teaching Certificate;
  • Master’s degree in Teaching, Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, or related field preferred;   
  • Five (5) years of successful teaching experience and two (2) years of administrative experience preferred;
  • Commitment to being a lead learner;
  • Passionate desire to work in an urban setting making a positive difference for all students;
  • Demonstrated experience in managing and implementing federal and state grants;
  • Knowledge and experience in the school improvement planning and implementation process;
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of practices and procedures, rules and regulations and directives as established for educational assessment programs;
  • Validated experience with curriculum development, data analysis, and performance assessments including summative and formative;
  • Demonstrated experience in budget administration and/or financial management focusing on federal, state, and local grants;
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations;
  • Ability to create and analyze a wide variety of data related to the job;
  • Demonstrates a high level of oral and written communication skills including the ability to write reports and business correspondences;
  • Verified ability to effectively use technology for communication, data analysis, report writing, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, electronic communication, pdf, and other software applications;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a variety of constituencies;
  • Ability to provide requested information in a timely and transparent manner.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Must work effectively with the Superintendent, Superintendent’s Executive Team, directors, principals, teachers, coordinators, advisory committees, and the general public to interpret and promote an understanding of all aspects of the school improvement process;
  • Analyze proposed and existing state and federal legislation to assess implications for district; communicate implications of proposed legislation as appropriate with the Superintendent and other groups and agencies as assigned;
  • Oversee and provide support for school improvement planning process for the District;
  • Plan, develop and oversee budget processes, both annual and long range, for State and Federal Program Funding, and various additional funding sources;
  • Complete Annual Progress Reports in compliance with federal regulations;
  • Respond promptly and professionally to common grant-related inquiries and complaints;
  • Demonstrate integrity, honesty, initiative, and a strong work ethic;
  • Foster an atmosphere of cooperation for a successful and productive relationship with other governmental units and agencies for the betterment of students and the community;
  • Provide positive leadership to staff; evaluate staff regularly;
  • Attend Board of Education Meetings, as scheduled;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Superintendent. 

Physical Demands:

  • Regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk, and hear;
  • Sitting for long periods of time
  • Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl;
  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds;
  • Regularly required to use close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision. Must also have the ability to adjust focus.

Only those applications assigned to a specific Job Number will be considered; a general application does not satisfy the application protocol.

The Lansing School District accepts on-line applications only. Applicants are to submit a (1) Complete and detailed LSD Application (educational background, specialized/technical training, work experience, most recent performance evaluations), (2) Resume, (3) Cover Letter, (4) Letters of Recommendation, (5) Seniority Date (if applicant is an LSD bargaining unit member).

Any additional required documents(s) which an applicant is unable to upload electronically can be personally submitted or mailed to the address shown below before the posting expiration date.  Please provide your name and indicate the job and job title on each submitted document.

Lansing School District, Attn: Human Resources Department, 519 W. Kalamazoo, Lansing, MI  48933 

Phone: 517-755-2000      Fax: 517-755-2009

The Lansing School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its educational policies or practices on

the basis of religion, race, color, sex, national origin, or handicap of any individual. For more information on employment opportunities with the Lansing School District visit our website at www.lansingschools.net.