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Requisition Number 21-0195
Post Date 4/6/2021
Title School Leader - Michigan
City Detroit
State MI
Description Detroit Public Safety Academy
1250 Rosa Parks Blvd.
Detroit MI 48216

DPSA is Michigan’s only public school with a curriculum focused on preparation for careers in public safety. Along with excellent academics, students learn about careers in law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services and others. We partner with federal, state and local public safety agencies such as; Detroit Police, Detroit Fire, Wayne County Sheriff, Michigan State Police, US Border Patrol, Federal Emergency Management Agency, US Coast Guard, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, US Marshals and more. Our cadets earn certificates in academic courses related to public safety as well as dual enrollment for college credit. Many of our students graduate with guaranteed job offers in public service careers. We are also very proud of our Character Education component; students learn the importance of qualities such as Leadership, Initiative, Responsibility, Teamwork, Integrity, Sacrifice, and Respect.

Provide on-site educational leadership and managerial expertise necessary to accomplish the specified educational goals and to assure the overall success of the academic program.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

· Ensure that all aspects of operations comply with state laws and regulations, as well as with academy contracts and policies.
· Coordinate development of, and maintain, any written educational plan required by law and consistent with the educational goals adopted by the board.
· Ensure proper implementation of the school-wide instructional plan and adherence to state and federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirements.
· Strive to increase the efficient use of resources in the daily operations of the school.
· Articulate to the entire staff, board, student body, parents and community, the vision, mission and strategies that help achieve the defined educational goals and objectives.
· Continually monitor/supervise the progress of the staff and coordinate professional development opportunities on a regular basis.
· Assign staff to achieve the maximum benefit toward attainment of educational goals.
· Evaluate the progress of the professional and support staff toward the attainment of educational goals.
· Recommend changes in instructional or staffing patterns based on the analysis of staff and program progress.
· Establish and maintain a positive working relationship with the staff, student body, parents and community.
· Remain abreast of local, state and national issues/mandates that may affect the Academy.
· Maintain effective communication with supervisor and other company personnel in fulfilling managerial oversight responsibilities. Seek counsel and direction as needed to perform at a high level.
Requirements REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

· High level of ability to communicate, by action, demeanor, and relationships with others, the school’s mission and vision; ability to persuade key audiences; able to engage staff to deliver the same core messages and to motivate them to do the same.
· A master’s degree or higher in administration, curriculum/instruction or an academic area desired, providing expertise in curriculum development, leadership, and program oversight. Bachelor’s degree required.
· 3-5 years administrative or supervisory experience, demonstrating a high level of skill in supervising a staff, effectively training, delegating and coaching for high performance.
· A high level of initiative and the ability to manage short- and long-term projects and initiatives; able to use technology and other tools effectively to utilize information, communicate, and manage projects. Adequate understanding of school finances preferred, to effectively manage the academy budget in conjunction with other departments and with the academy board.
· Evidence of successful experience in employee/parent relations. Excellent ability to: reach out to diverse elements of the school, local, and Leona community; form and sustain positive relationships; and promote the school to prospective parents and community partners.
· Ability to create and nurture an effective academy leadership team, encompassing administration, curriculum, support services, and all other key areas.
· Excellent analytical skills; able to absorb, synthesize and respond to data from multiple diverse sources; able to implement sound data analysis practices throughout the school for the purpose of continuous improvement.
· State teacher certification desired, along with successful teaching experience; or other equivalent experience providing the skills and knowledge necessary for school leadership.

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