Shelby County Schools

  • Director, iZone Instructional Support

    Posted Date 1 week ago(6/14/2018 11:05 AM)
    Location Name
    Central Office
    Salary Min
    USD $82,715.00/Yr.
    Salary Max
    USD $109,183.00/Yr.
    # of Openings
    Close Date
  • Purpose and Scope

    The iZone Instructional Support Director will collaborate with the iZone Regional Superintendent to monitor, coordinate and supervise all school operations, including but not limited to: student achievement, staff evaluations, parent involvement, school safety, personnel decisions, principal performance, staff attendance, facility issues, school climate, data analysis and how drives instruction, budget development, professional development, leadership training and community partnerships for schools assigned to the Innovation Zone. The Instructional Support Director will provide direct support to schools in the Innovation Zone as they strive to promote iZone standards of quality.  

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Serve as a contributing member of the iZone Leadership Team and collaborate with the different functional units (i.e., Academic Support Programs and Early Childhood Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Operations, Community Services, Personnel Services, and Pupil Personnel Services) on district and school initiatives and problems.
    2. Serve as liaison between community agencies and district administrators and schools within the assigned operational unit.
    3. Research and respond to inquiries from the school administrators concerning building-based issues.
    4. Provide educational leadership, administrative direction, supervision, and technical assistance and support to schools with the assigned operational unit.
    5. Demonstrate and develop high academic and behavioral expectations, collaborative planning and program development, responsive management, and personal accountability within the assigned operational unit.
    6. Monitor and evaluate building administrators on a daily basis in all areas of operations.
    7. Review results and/or scores of mandated pupil tests for the purpose of monitoring progress and identifying deficiencies.
    8. Coordinate the dissemination of information, policies, regulations, procedures, and reports to school administrators within the assigned operational unit.
    9. Conduct building inspections and classroom visitations to assess educational and operational effectiveness and assist school administrators to establish and maintain a positive learning and working environment.
    10. Provide guidance and available resources to school administrators, which will assist and maintain an effective educational environment.
    11. Schedule regular meetings of school administrators.
    12. Attend regular meetings, including principal meetings, as required by the District Superintendent.
    13. Visit and monitor schools as required to make appropriate educational and operational assessments.
    14. Coordinate in-service training and professional development opportunities for staff within the assigned operational unit.
    15. Monitor student enrollment, staff and student attendance, requisitions, health and safety inspections, performance evaluations, curriculum benchmarks, violence and vandalism, standardized test results, and other school reports for accuracy, compliance, established timelines, and the identification of improvement objectives.
    16. Establish and maintain program articulation and open communication among schools within the assigned operational unit.
    17. Coordinate orientation meetings, schedule development, disciplinary procedures, parental notification, and reporting of pupil progress among schools within the assigned operational unit.
    18. Ensure fair and consistent implementation of policies, regulations, procedures, discipline, promotion and graduation requirements.
    19. Collaborate with building and district administrators to assess program effectiveness and develop appropriate improvement objectives and corrective action plans.
    20. Maintain a positive, collaborative, and mutually supportive working relationship with community agencies, parents, students, and district and school staff.
    21. Continue to grow professionally through research, graduate studies, and collaboration with colleagues.
    22. Protect confidentiality of records and information gained as part of exercising professional duties and use discretion in sharing such information within legal confines.
    23. Perform any duties that are within the scope of employment and certifications, as assigned by the Regional Superintendent and not otherwise prohibited by law or regulation.
    24. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's Degree in Education, Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction Administration or other related field plus an additional 5 years of progressively more responsible experience in management, administration or supervision, some at the elementary, Junior High, or senior High school level or Bachelor's Degree and 7 years of progressively more responsible experience in management, administration or supervision, some at the elementary, Junior High, or senior High school level for a total education/experience of 11 years. Valid Tennessee School Administrator's license, along with other certifications as required by state and local policies (e.g., Tennessee professional teacher's license) or equivalent). Documented successful administrative experience. preferred.


    Degree Equivalency Formula:

    Bachelor’s Degree= 4 years plus required years of experience.

    Master’s Degree= 2 years plus required years of experience. Where Master’s degrees are required, years for Bachelor’s Degrees must be included. 

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Demonstrate knowledge of principles, practices, materials, and equipment used in modern public school elementary education and an ability to apply them to the needs of the school
    • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of student and program assessment, data analysis, program development and evaluation, child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning assessment and diagnosis, research related to learning and curriculum implementation
    • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills and the ability to motivate people
    • Knowledge of current curriculum and instructional practices and trends
    • Knowledge of public school organization and administration
    • Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate comprehensive Elementary and Secondary school instructional programs
    • Ability to plan, supervise, and evaluate the work of instructional and support personnel
    • Ability to develop effective working relationships with students, staff, community, and the general public; and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

    Physical Requirements and Working Environment

    Physical Demands: Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment; must be able to use hands and fingers for sign language.


    Unavoidable Hazards:  The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.


    Sensory (ADA) Requirements: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.



    Shelby County Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires the District to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.


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