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13 Apr 2022

Operations / Administration Executive Director of Schools – Middle Schools

Adams 12 Five Star Schools
 Thornton, Adams County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

SUMMARY:  Lead efforts to improve student learning through the direct supervision of school administration. Responsible for supporting, guiding, problem solving, and coaching school administrators in instructional leadership, building a positive and effective school culture, and management of personnel. Guide, support, coach and develop school administrators with instructional practices that support the mission and vision of the district.  Directly responsible for assisting a school(s) in all efforts to improve a school’s leadership, culture, systems, structures, instructional practices and philosophies, for the purpose of ensuring student academic growth. Responsible for supporting strategic learning opportunities for the principals during ERD or PD opportunities.


1.    Coach and support administrative staff in instructional leadership.  Responsible for monthly level meetings for both principals and assistant principals. These meetings are focused on the dissemination of information and the continued development of school leaders.

2.    During weekly school visits two to three days per week, will examine the instructional practices and district initiatives that the school is engaged in alongside the principal and other school leaders, followed by reflective conversations.

3.    Develop professional development opportunities for school leaders in collaboration with the Director of Professional Learning.

4.    Assist principals in the development of effective school and classroom instructional practices.

5.    Oversee the hiring process for school administrators and evaluate school principals.

6.    Maintain and deepen current educational learning on an ongoing basis.

7.    Communicate and problem solve with parents, school staff, and administrators.

8.    Uphold and apply state laws, contractual obligations and district policies while ensuring due process.

9.    Manage assigned classified support personnel.

10.    Perform other duties as assigned.


•    Master’s degree in education, curriculum or school leadership plus additional course work required for certification or licensure.
•    Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in teaching and administration, including a minimum of five (5) years of experience as a school administrator.
•    In-depth knowledge of elementary or secondary curriculum, depending upon area.
•    Experience with current school improvement strategies preferred.
•    Experience with teaching adults preferred.


•    Colorado Principal License.
•    Criminal background check required at hire.
•    Supervisory responsibilities include hiring, disciplining, terminating, directing work, assigning work, training and evaluating.


•    Responsible for overseeing the development, implementation and monitoring of all school budgets.
•    Supervise budget development, assignment of resources and reconciliation for each site.
•    Develop and administer grant budgets for Title VI-D (class size reduction grant).
•    Develop and oversee internal budget for operations and staff development of executive directors.

How to Apply

Adams 12 Five Star Schools Human Resources 1500 E. 128th Avenue Thornton, CO  80241 Click here to apply

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations / Administration. Salaries: 100,000 and above.