As the Chief Operations Officer, you will lead, plan, organize, direct, and provide managerial oversight of all business lines within Operations, including Facility Development and Programming Services; Maintenance; Planning, Growth, and School Capacity; Safety and Security; Student Assignment; and Transportation Services.
If you are interested in being considered for this career opportunity, you must complete an online application with the School District of Lee County by visiting apply.leeschools.net. Submit an application to the position titled “Chief Operations Officer,” Job ID 20183752. This position will close on Friday, December 21 at 11:59 p.m.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to demonstrate administrative and technical expertise in multiple areas, including areas of Construction, Facilities, Maintenance, Planning, Growth and School Capacity, Safety and Security, Student Assignment, and Transportation.
Demonstrated skill in continuous improvement processes such as Quality, Best Practices, and Interest?Based Problem Solving.
Demonstrated evidence of strong organizational, leadership and managerial skills.
Expertise and knowledge of applicable national, state, and local educational policies, statutes and regulations in areas of responsibility and School Board policy.
Demonstrated skill in oral and written communication.
Demonstrated ability to lead diverse groups of people.
Experience with industry?standard computer applications
Essential Job Functions:
Provide leadership for a collaborative team to ensure that initiatives related to support services are results?oriented and aligned with the District’s mission, beliefs, and strategic goals.
Responsible for overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of senior staff within the areas of responsibility in accordance with the District’s policies and applicable laws.
Direct a comprehensive program of school plant construction, maintenance, transportation and other support services that will enhance a safe, clean, attractive and pleasant school atmosphere.
Maintain good public relations with parents, businesses, and community groups to provide information and receive feedback, and represent schools at district?level functions as needed.
Provide input in the development of policies and administrative guidelines for areas of responsibility, and support the implementation of programmatic goals and objectives on a district?wide basis.
Advise and counsel the Superintendent on areas of responsibility and recommend necessary actions for the most efficient operation.
Exercise proactive leadership in promoting the vision and mission of the District and empower others to make decisions and carry out responsibilities in support of the District’s objectives.
Facilitate solutions for areas of responsibility, and identify discrepancies between goals and current status in order to stimulate achievement, and provide support for assigned departments’ continuous improvement objectives and strategies.
Build synergistic partnerships among principals, parents, bargaining units, businesses, and other community stakeholders, and establish relationships with community leadership and stakeholders to build support for programs.
Other Job Functions:
Participate in Superintendent’s Cabinet meetings to assist in formulation, implementation, and evaluation of appropriate policies and procedures concerning the school system.
Prepare recommendations for School Board meeting agendas and attend School Board meetings.
Represent the Superintendent at school, business, and community meetings.
Attend local, regional, and state meetings as a representative of the Superintendent.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Questions can be directed to Suzette Rivera, Assistant Director, Recruitment at 239.337.8150 or via email SuzetteR@leeschools.net.
Master’s degree in education or a business related field required.
Doctorate degree in education or business related field preferred.
Ten (10) years of administrative experience with progressively responsible duties in operation management disciplines.
Proven experience successfully managing multiple business functions within a large organization at an executive level preferred.
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
Internal Number: 20183752
About School District of Lee County
School District of Lee County is the ninth-largest district in Florida and the 33rd-largest school district in the United States. We proudly educate over 90,000 students in grades K-12. Our District is a model for others in the state and nation - from our Microsoft Certified High School (Dunbar High) to our National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence (The Sanibel School) to one of the top IB High Schools in the world (Fort Myers High.)
While the unprecedented growth we've experienced the past few years has slowed, families are still moving to our area. The reason is simple - Lee County's 645,000+ residents live and work in an attractive environment. Exotic trees and plants flourish in the subtropical climate, and local waterways support a host of fish, birds and other animals. There are beautiful waterfronts everywhere.
Schools in Lee County play a key role in community life. With 12,000+ full- and part-time employees, the School District is one of the county's largest employers, and with the District's construction program, building new schools and renovating and expanding existing facilities, the District has been the area's largest developer.