Director job vacancy in Kent School District (Kent, WA)

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Company name : Kent School District
Location : Kent, WA
Position : Director

Description :
s and training of assigned personnel; reviews work to assure compliance with established standards, requirements, and procedures; takes the necessary steps to ensure smooth and timely service to all employees.
Performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in education, psychology, statistics, or related field.
Four (4) years of supervisory or administrative work experience may be considered in lieu of Bachelor’s degree.
Minimum of two (2) years of successful professional experience in educational administration, statistics, research methods and/or other job-related occupation with significant experience in digital strategy and project management.
Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience in a school district setting.
Minimum of 3 years or equivalent multi/cross functional leadership experience.
Knowledge of effective research, data visualization, data utilization concepts.
Experience managing a high-performing team and developing less experienced team members (with or without formal reporting relationships)
Oral and written mastery of English including usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary, and composition.


Master’s or Doctorate degree in education, psychology, statistics, or related field with two years of supervisory experience; or any combination of experience and training which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and ability required to perform the work.
Proven successful experience in urban public education.
Proven successful experience in an ethnically diverse public school district.
Washington District Administrative Credential.

Must have valid driver’s license and automobile available for use.
Must be willing to attend evening and weekend meetings.


Knowledge of:

Principles, practices, trends, goals, and objectives of public education.
Effective principles and practices of leadership theory and management methods.
Best practices and technical aspects of educational research methods.
Data visualization best practices and software (Tableau).
Research methods and report writing techniques.
Record-keeping techniques.
Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, policies, procedures, and case law related to assigned activities.
District organization, operations, policies, and procedures. Educational and business technology programs, procedures and methods, computer equipment, and computer software necessary to perform required duties.
Budget preparation and control.

Ability to:

Plan, organize, and administer assigned areas of responsibility.
Administer assigned budgets and allocate funds.
Demonstrate leadership qualities and utilize motivational techniques and strategies in the development of an operational mode that is collaborative and cost effective.
Display results and data interpretations graphically using data visualization software.
Operate technology hardware and software necessary to perform assigned duties/responsibilities.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Write in a clear and concise manner for broad public appeal and interpretation.
Present complex statistical information to groups using nontechnical explanations.
Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion; promote consensus in groups of individuals with diverse interests and values.
Facilitate and promote collaborative decision-making; facilitate conflict resolution.
Coordinate and supervise the work of others.
Analyze complex situations and synthesize diverse information carefully and adopt an effective course of action.
Interpret, apply, and explain administrative and board policies, laws, regulations, and collective bargaining agreements that pertain to human resources management.
Work independently with minimum direction and supervision; work under pressure.
Understand, analyze, and prepare comprehensive, narrative, and statistical reports.
Use effective customer service skills to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with district personnel, community members, and external companies and agencies in the course of performing assigned duties.
Exhibit cultural competency and sensitivity with the ability to communicate effectively with all cultural groups in the organization.
Evaluate the performance of assigned staff.

Allowable Substitutions: Any combination of experience and training which provide the incumbent/applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work, as determined by the district. Qualifying work experience, as identified by the assistant superintendent/chief human resources officer, may substitute for the education preference beyond a bachelor’s degree.

District office environment and department/school sites.
Demanding timelines.
Subject to driving to a variety of locations to conduct work during day and evening hours.
Subject to frequent interruptions and extensive contact with students, staff, parents, and public.
Indoor and outdoor environment.

Physical demands:

Bending at the waist, kneeling, or crouching, and reaching to retrieve and maintain files and records.
Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate standard office equipment, computer keyboard, and other equipment necessary to complete the required duties.
Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
Visual ability to read, and to prepare/process documents and to monitor various services and personnel.
Sitting for extended periods.
Standing for extended periods.
Walking over rough or uneven surfaces.
Climbing, occasional use of stepladders.
Physical activity may be required, which could include moderate lifting.

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.


Extended viewing of computer monitor.
Working around and with office equipment having moving parts.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Kent School District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the Division of Human Resources.

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