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Chief Schools Officer

Cityscape Schools Dallas, TX

  • Expired: 20 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description


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JOB TITLE:  Chief Schools Officer

REPORTS TO: Deputy Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer

FLSA STATUS: Exempt     


The Chief Schools Officer is responsible for managing the Department of School Leadership including the supervision of the division’s schools and school leaders. The Chief Schools Officer’s (CSO) primary responsibility will be to ensure significant student achievement gains at the school level as measured by school improvement data. Another important function of this job is analyzing and using multiple sources of data to guide the continuous improvement of all schools. This position reports directly to the Deputy Superintendent/CAO and serves as a member of the senior staff.


This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this position. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this job description.

Duties and Responsibilities

•         Lead a rigorous Plan for Continuous Improvement (PCI) process that results in improved student achievement.

•         Ensure the alignment between the district’s strategic plan and schools.

•         Provide leadership in the areas of school improvement planning, principal/administrator professional development, and evaluation.

•         Work with school leaders to monitor school improvement and adjust accordingly.

•         Drive the successful integration of evidence-based strategies to ensure the growth and success of all schools.

•         Create a shared understanding of challenges at the school level and identify opportunities for improved student achievement.

•         Support Principals to ensure high quality implementation of each school’s educational design, including school culture, standards, assessments, and instructional guidelines.

•         Ensure the effective management, coaching, and mentorship of school leaders in ways that drive significant student achievement gains.

•         Support the differentiated professional development of administrative staff to ensure they have the skills to select, develop and evaluate teachers and campus staff.

•         Allocate and monitor the effectiveness of mentoring and coaching resources assigned to provide differentiated support to schools as needed.

•         Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of campus administrators, ensuring strategies are student-focused and aligned with the district’s mission, core values, academic standards, and goals.

•         Develop and lead campus administrators in their roles as instructional leaders.

•         Assist staff in developing Campus Improvement Plan (CIP) strategic goals as well as plans to meet those goals.

•         Oversee departmental budget(s); review all personnel requests from principals.

•         Partner with Human Resources to provide support in recruiting, identifying, and promoting excellent teachers and school-based administrators.

•         Create collaborative and effective communication channels between central office staff and school administrators.

•         Collaborate with central office staff to evaluate existing programs, services, and practices.

•         Establish and maintain clear, consistent interactions with parents, families, and community partners to receive input and feedback on the effectiveness of our schools, and to resolve concerns.

•         Be personally informed and keep direct reports informed of current educational trends, practices, and proposed legislation impacting the schools.

•         Perform other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

•         Master’s degree in School Administration/Leadership or related field required

•         Five (5) years of successful experience as a principal preferred

•         Five (5) years successful experience as a teacher in an elementary or secondary school preferred

•         Experience in strategic planning and project management preferred

•         Texas Principal certification is required.


A Master’s degree in in School Administration or related field, and Texas Principal certification, with a combination of progressive, successful experience in school leadership

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

•         Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of school administration.

•         Comprehensive knowledge of school division objectives, procedures, and organization.

•         Comprehensive knowledge of school personnel and administrative practices, procedures, and methods.

•         Excellent oral and written communication skills.

•         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with School Board members, school administrators, teachers, staff, and all support staff.

•         Ability to conceptualize, initiate, monitor, and evaluate new and/or current programs.

 Physical Qualities:

Must have the use of sensory skills to effectively communicate and interact with other employees and the public using the telephone and personal contact as normally defined by the ability to see, read, talk, hear, handle, or feel objects and controls. Frequent sitting, grasping, fingering, repetitive motion, and reaching. Occasional walking, standing, bending, stooping, and driving. Ability to lift to 20 pounds occasionally. Requires timely and regular adherence to established work schedules.

Company Description
Charter school district in Dallas, TX

Cityscape Schools

Why Work Here?
Fantastic benefits, 401-K plan with a % match, free life insurance, Texas Teachers Retirement plan, School pays employee health insurance

Charter school district in Dallas, TX


6211 East Grand Ave. Dallas

Dallas, TX
75223 USA



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