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Saint Paul Public Schools

Community Education Director

General Information
Provide leadership and direction for all Community Education programs in the Saint Paul Public Schools, and the City of Saint Paul

Reporting Relationship

Report to the Chief Operations Officer.
Master’s degree in education and a minimum of eight (8) years of experience in community education and/or administration. Must be licensed, or be immediately enrolled in a accredited program leading to the licensure of directors of community education within two (2) year of employment with proof.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Director of Community Education
  • Administrative License
  • Experience in a large urban environment.
  • Currently holds, is eligible for, or willing to obtain an administrative license as Director of Community Education within a year of employment with proof of documentation.

    The essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following fundamental duties:

Provide leadership and supervision of all administrators and staff members within Community Education with direct supervision of Early Childhood Education Family Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult/Family/Youth Community Programs and Discovery Club.

Direct and seek high quality academic, instructional and enrichment programs for all learners in Community Education which include Community Education classes and activities for all age groups from birth through seniors, special programs for adults with disabilities, K-12 support services and activities, adult literacy and early childhood education.

Provide administrative leadership in supporting the district’s strategic plans, district goals and objectives through improved alignment of district and community services.

Provide leadership and direction in the development of cooperative programming with the city, county community agencies, business and other institutions of learning.

Provide leadership in the effective involvement of citizens in community education advisory councils and on district citizen advisory councils.

Facilitate, implement and monitor community education programs.

Partner with district staff, parents and the community when applicable.

Serve as the Superintendent’s and/or district’s representative to local, state and national boards and meetings as requested.

Develop and maintain budgets in all program areas that are in compliance with state and federal law, reflect sound fiscal practice and are reviewed on a regular basis.

Communicate and promote the needs of Saint Paul’s children and families to members of the legislature, city council, county commissioners and the Board of Education.

Provide regular and systematic reporting for all program activities as required by law, as well as, effectively communicate results with the general public.

Evaluate educational programs and activities through a standardized reporting process that provides regular and timely feedback on program activities and learner outcomes.

Respond to and resolve issues, problems and concerns on a timely basis, ensuring appropriate communication with all parties involved.

Support all district efforts and goals by providing direct assistance, recommendations, resources and staff to assure higher achievement for all learners, and engaged communities.

Supervised and evaluate staff accordingly.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of community, adult basic, family, and workforce education.

Considerable knowledge of public administration.

Considerable knowledge of an urban school environment.

Considerable knowledge of Saint Paul community needs as they relate to the school district and community programming.

Considerable knowledge of community development models.

Considerable knowledge of how to consider political implications in the decision-making process.

Highly proficient communication skills, including oral and written.

Considerable ability to work effectively with persons representing a wide diversity of cultural, ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Considerable ability to interact within the community and its distinct neighborhoods and interest groups.

Ability to collaborate with students, staff, families, and partners to provide services that support the needs of community education.

Considerable ability to plan and administer large and complex budgets with a variety of funding sources.

Considerable experiences and knowledge of supervision.

Leadership Competencies

Character that demonstrates a strong sense of ethics and values that serves as a role model to others.

Creating and leading the organizational mission and vision.

Managing staff including directing others, delegation and building effective teams.

Resourcefulness, taking the resources of the organization into consideration and getting things done for less.

Working constructively with others.

Managing constituencies effectively.

Getting desired results.

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule
This is a 12 month position working 40 hours per week.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Superintendency negotiated labor agreement. The labor agreement and salary schedule can be found at The minimum rate of pay for this position is $94,744 annually.

Benefits are available to new employees after 30 days of active employment.  Benefits include medical insurance, life insurance, sick leave, pension plan, tax-free retirement account, and flexible spending account.  Some employee groups also receive vacation, dental insurance and disability insurance.  A benefits summary is available at

How To Apply

To be considered further, please apply for this position and attach a resume and cover letter to your online application.

The Human Resource Department will review your application materials and contact you regarding the next steps.

To attach additional documents to your online application, click on the “Additional Attachments” link from the applicant homepage and upload your documents as attachments.  Valid file extensions for attaching a document include .doc, .txt, .rtf, and .pdf.

This posting will be open through January 31, 2019.
Other Information
Transcript – Unofficial transcripts are accepted at the time of hire.  You must submit official transcripts within 30 days of your start date.  Formal credential evaluation is required for post-secondary education completed outside of the United States.

Veteran’s Preference – If you are an eligible veteran applying for a job where veteran’s preference applies and wish to claim Veterans Preference you must submit a legible copy of your DD214 to the Human Resource Department with your employment application. If your claim is approved, five or ten additional points will be added to your final passing score.

Criminal Background Investigation and Reference Checks – Reference checks and a criminal background investigation will be completed as a condition of hire for all new employees and for former employees who have not been employed by the District for more than six months.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Saint Paul Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.

Equity Statement
SPPS is committed to an equitable workforce where all employees represent this commitment through equitable practices in their job position.

January 8th, 2019

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