Chief Academic Officer

Friday, May 24, 2019
Bay City Public Schools
Position Details: 

Chief Academic Officer

SUMMARY:  Provides system-wide leadership of the District with a focus on Curriculum & Instruction, Instructional and Informational Technology, Textbooks, Assessments and Media Services, and providing information and recommendations to the Board, Superintendent, staff and/or public; and addressing a wide variety of administrative processes.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   Other duties may be assigned.

  • Supervise and evaluate building administrators, Curriculum Department staff, and other direct reports.
  • Lead the development of curricula.
  • Develop and implement instructional programs.
  • Lead the development and implementation of instructional programs.
  • Evaluate and select instructional materials, equipment, and supplies with input from staff.
  • Develop staff professional development plans and activities.
  • Plan all aspects of secondary curriculum.
  • Guide and oversee testing and assessment activities.
  • Lead the development of testing research and assessment with staff.
  • Seeks development projects and proposals for outside funding related to district programs.
  • Assist in secondary school improvement planning and oversees the District Improvement Plan (DIP).
  • Assist in secondary school improvement planning.
  • Provides input and assists with planning and implementation of state and federal grant allocations
  • Facilitate parent and community involvement in secondary schools and programs.
  • Coordinate compliance with local and state curriculum mandates.
  • Advise staff on matters relating to curriculum and instruction.
  • Recommend new or revised policies related to the Curriculum.
  • Provide reliable data for planning and decision making.
  • Assist in the interview process for middle school and high school staffing
  • Assist with the preparation of annual State reports.
  • Assist other personnel responsible for curricula and instruction.
  • Facilitate parent and community involvement in secondary schools and programs.
  • Prepare and administer curriculum budgets.
  • Provide input to Human Resources with regard to staffing.
  • Facilitate committees related to textbook adoption, curriculum, and instructional strategies.
  • Perform other duties as assigned





Supervise employees in the Curriculum Department and building administrators. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing and training employees, addressing complaints.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.




Master’s degree or equivalent, in the areas of Curriculum and Instruction, Education, or Administration; five years related experience and/or related training or equivalent combination of education and experience with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction or as determined by the Board of Education. Credits or degree beyond Master’s preferred.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedure, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups, employees, and the general public.



Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.



Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to handle stressful situations with parents and community with leadership, sincerity, and understanding.



Must meet the education regulations of the State of Michigan and Federal government   Must be self-motivated and self-directed.


Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory in specific field. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, and the school community. Ability to speak clearly and concisely both in oral and written communication. Must possess excellent listening skills. Must possess excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills. Ability to operate a personal computer and District related software.  Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies. Extensive knowledge of computerized data bases and reporting system required. Ability to work with students, teachers, parents, administrators, committees, and others; and to think and communicate effectively in intense conflict situations. Extensive knowledge of an ability to interpret and apply federal and state laws and regulations, legal opinions, and board policies related to responsibilities. Ability to communicate written and orally in a meaningful, descriptive, and effective manner. Experience as a teacher and administrator. Possess leadership and organizational skills.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, or crawl.


The employee must occasionally lift, carry and/or move up to 10 pounds.  The employee must occasionally be able to push/pull up to 30 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and peripheral vision.  Attendance, punctuality and flexible work schedule are expectations of the position.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate at a standard acceptable level for this environment. 


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.