Executive Director of Educational Services
Educational Service Center/Board of Education
Executive Director of Educational Services
Salary: As per the Administrative Handbook based on training level and prior
experience in an administrative position. Position is for a 260 day per year contract.
- Valid Ohio administrative license or certificate appropriate for the
- Master's degree or higher with training in curriculum and instruction.
- Meets all mandated health requirements.
- Documentation of a clear criminal record.
- Complies with drug-free workplace rules and board policies.
- Administrative experience preferred.
- Superintendent's License preferred, but not required.
- Assists the superintendent with the planning, organization, and
operation of the school district.
- Provides staff leadership.
- Administers district-wide curriculum and staff development activities.
- Promotes an effective learning environment.
- Encourages program innovations.
- Promotes close working relationships with parents, students, and
- Keeps the superintendent informed about emerging issues.
The following duties are representative of performance expectations. A
reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a
disability to perform essential functions.
- Directs the delivery and continuous improvement of curriculum and
instruction programs to advance the district’s written, implemented, and
assessed curricula and mandated proficiencies.
- Supervises and directs the teacher residency program.
- Oversees Title Programs and maintains the district’s CCIP through ODE.
- Oversees the budgeting, implementation, and documentation of
state/federal grants through the district’s CCIP and through the collaboration
of district personnel.
- Oversees the district’s Gifted Program and Special Education Programs.
- Manages, documents, recommends, and trains certified substitutes.
- Oversees district Health Service Program. Works in
conjunction/collaboration with the Lorain County General Health Care District.
- Serves as the districts Homeless Liaison with the Lorain County ESC.
- Manages, documents, and oversees Limited English Proficient program
for the district
- Administers and maintains district’s Credit Flexibility/Acceleration
- Builds and participates the district’s Master Teacher Program.
- Reviews, implements, participates and updates the district interview
- Supervises, implements and maintains district’s professional
- Supervises the district’s technology program.
- Participates as an active member of the district’s management team in
- Upholds board policies and follows administrative procedures.
- Addresses issues that arise during the absence of the superintendent.
- Maintains visibility.
- Promotes a favorable image of the school district.
- Builds community partnerships that enhance district programs and
- Helps develop and implement the district’s continuous improvement
- Helps evaluate the ongoing relevance of board policies.
- Develops recommendations to update administrative procedures.
- Uses personal discretion to address emergency situations not covered
by administrative procedures.
- Reports actions undertaken to the superintendent.
- Serves as a liaison to residents, other school systems, institutions,
and community organizations as directed.
- Works with the community to maintain a strong commitment of financial
- Provides staff leadership.
- Develops action plans for staff.
- Helps resolve problems.
- Maintains open and effective communications with staff and the
- Administers the board-approved budget for assigned areas of
- Chairs the district’s curriculum committee.
- Develops, implements, and evaluates curriculum for all K-12 course
- Recommends the addition and grade placement of courses.
- Oversees the evaluation and selection of new books, equipment, and
other instructional supplies.
- Helps develop the school calendar.
- Oversees kindergarten registration and administers the open enrollment
- Promotes the continuity of the instructional program.
- Provides insights about the progression of student skills and key
contributions made by staff at each level.
- Oversees proficiency and alternative testing programs.
- Analyzes test results.
- Provides staff direction for instructional modifications and
interventions that enhance student learning and improve test performance.
- Encourages staff to develop and disseminate innovative program
- Helps staff resolve problems that impede student learning and/or
participation in appropriate peer group activities.
- Administer policies related to the promotion, retention, and
assignment of students.
- Organizes curriculum for summer school intervention programs.
- Provides guidance, communicates high expectations, and shows an active
interest in student progress.
- Maintains effective relationships with community services.
- Maintains high standards and upholds the student conduct code.
- Helps teachers and administrators with discipline and pupil management
- Prepares student discipline recommendations for the superintendent’s
- Participates in staff selection and orientation processes.
- Expresses high expectations and monitors staff performance.
- Collaborates with supervisors to improve staff competencies.
- Supports opportunities for staff to develop new skills.
- Conducts staff evaluations.
- Provides leadership in the planning and delivery of staff development
programs that improve teacher outcomes (e.g., methods, skills, commitment,
- Serves on the local professional growth committees.
- Oversees the timely submission of reports, records, and inventories.
- Maintains district records for the maximum period mandated by law
and/or board policy.
- Supervises the collection, entry, and verification of educational
management information and student data (e.g., EMIS, etc.).
- Helps plan and coordinate instructional and management use of district
- Promotes the effective use of available technology in records
- Upholds computer technology acceptable use policies.
- Respects personal privacy.
- Maintains the confidentiality of privileged information.
- Takes precautions to ensure staff/student safety.
- Watches for student behavior that may indicate a problem (e.g.,
profanity, teasing, bullying, distress, etc.).
- Intervenes and works with staff to eliminate unacceptable behavior.
- Reports evidence of suspected child abuse as required by law.
- Encourages parent organizations.
- Supports and participates in school and student activities as time
- Supports appropriate research and pilot projects.
- Identifies and recommends funding opportunities.
- Helps prepare grant and foundation proposals.
- Participates in national, state, and/or regional activities that
advance district goals.
- Participates in professional growth opportunities.
- Accepts personal responsibility for decisions and conduct.
- Strives to develop rapport and serve as a positive role model for
- Performs other specific job-related duties as directed.
The following characteristics and physical skills are important for the
successful performance of assigned duties.
- Articulates a clear vision and provides leadership to advance the
- Promotes a positive work environment and engenders staff enthusiasm.
- Skillfully manages individual, group, and organizational interactions.
- Averts problem situations and intervenes to resolve conflicts.
- Interprets information accurately and initiates effective responses.
- Effectively uses verbal, nonverbal, writing, and listening skills.
- Organizes tasks and manages time effectively.
- Completes paperwork accurately. Verifies and correctly enters data.
- Maintains an acceptable attendance record and is punctual.
Under the direction of the superintendent: directs, supervises, and
evaluates staff as authorized by board policy, administrative regulations, and
contractual agreements. Assumes responsibility for the results of duties
delegated to staff.
Exposure to the following situations may range from remote to frequent
based on circumstances and factors that may not be predictable.
- Duties may require operating and/or riding in a vehicle.
- Duties may require traveling to meetings and work assignments.
- Duties may require prolonged use of a computer keyboard and monitor.
- Duties may require working extended hours.
- Duties may require working under time constraints to meet deadlines.
- Exposure to adverse weather conditions and seasonal temperature
- Potential for exposure to blood-borne pathogens and communicable
- Potential for interaction with disruptive and/or unruly individuals.
Job performance is evaluated according to the policy provisions adopted
by the Amherst Exempted Village School District Board of Education.
Complete the on-line application and select the Job ID #449 to indicate
you are requesting an interview for this posted position. Scan/upload a cover letter
requesting an interview for the identified posted position, current resume, and
any other documentation you would like to be considered by the interview
committee (e.g., letters of recommendation, documentation of prior experience
in this field, etc.). Your on-line application must be electronically received
by the closing date to be considered for an interview for the posted position
that is identified in the cover letter. Please do NOT send any hardcopy
information. If selected for an interview, you may bring documents to the
You will be notified by email, whether you were selected for an
interview or not, by a member of the interview committee. All correspondence
will be handled electronically.