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Special Assistant to the Superintendent
This position serves at the pleasure of the Superintendent of Washoe County School District.
Washoe County School District is seeking a Special Assistant to the Superintendent who will serve as a key staff advisor to the Superintendent. The Special Assistant to the Superintendent is charged with directing all facets of daily operations of the Superintendent's Office, with a particular emphasis on external communications and efficient coordination of staff.
Represents the Superintendent and is the liaison between the Superintendent's office and a variety of other internal and external offices. Works in a cooperative and collaborative manner with numerous internal and external constituents. Assists with developing, supporting, communicating, aligning, calibrating and maintaining the highest quality educational programs and services in the district. Performs all other duties and special projects assigned by the Superintendent of Schools.
Develops and continuously enhances strategies for effective communications regarding district policies, goals, objectives and program and service innovations to district staff and the general community. Provides communication counsel and support to the Superintendent to ensure the district's strategy, objectives, and performance are effectively communicated to external and internal audiences. A main responsibility of this function is drafting and reviewing internal and external correspondence for the Superintendent. Supervises the workflow of the Superintendent's office to ensure quality and timeliness including reports, position papers, correspondence, and related items.
Education/Experience: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:
Knowledge of: Considerable experience working with senior management in an organizational structure. Demonstrated experience in strategic planning, policy development and organizational restructuring and reforms. Proven ability to manage large, complex projects to successful completion. Demonstrated ability to handle difficult situations with confidentiality, tact, and diplomacy. Considerable knowledge of state, local, and school system regulations, policies, and procedures.
Skill at: Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to structure large amounts of information in written documents that are clear and easy to understand. Ability to supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff. Strong analytical and collaborative problem-solving skills.WORK CONDITIONS
Performs senior executive level leadership in an office environment. Work requires frequent standing, sitting, walking, and light lifting up to 10 pounds. The physical demands arerepresentative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
THIS JOB SPECIFICATION SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED TO IMPLY THAT THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE THE EXCLUSIVE STANDARDS OF THE POSITION. INCUMBENTS MAY BE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW ANY OTHER INSTRUCTIONS, AND TO PERFORM ANY OTHER RELATED DUTIES AS MAY BE REQUIRED BY THEIR SUPERVISOR.
The Washoe County School District is committed to providing a safe and respectful learning and working environment for all students, staff, and visitors. The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, and/or discrimination based on an individual's actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, veterans or military status, marital status, disability or the presence of any sensory, physical or mental handicap in any of its educational programs/activities and employment, or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The District prohibits discrimination against any youth group listed in Title 36, as a patriotic society, (i.e. Boy Scouts of America) from access to public school facilities use.
This position is a Leadership Team position and not subject to membership into a bargaining unit. This position is open for eligible transfer applicants and simultaneously open to ALL applicants.
Interested applicants should apply online at http://www.washoeschools.net by completing an Administrative application and attaching a resume and letter of interest to your online Administrative application, or by updating an existing Administrative application no later than the closing date of the posting. Applications must be linked to the job posting to be considered.
The Washoe County School District pays an additional legislatively-designated amount to the Public Employees Retirement System on behalf of the employee for retirement benefits. No retirement contribution is made by the employee.
New employees will be fingerprinted upon hire and every five years thereafter and will have $58.50 deducted from their first paycheck to help defray the cost of fingerprinting. Non-licensed employees will have $58.50 deduction when their fingerprints are completed every five years. Fingerprint fees are subject to change.
Please be advised there is a 90-day waiting period for insurance benefits.
Any applicant who would like to request a reasonable accommodation in any step of the selection process should contact Human Resources at 775-348-0321.