Job: Assistant Superintendent - Elementary & K-8 Schools (2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR)

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Job Description

Openings as of 1/22/2018

  • Assistant Superintendent - Elementary & K-8 Schools (2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR) JobID: 8532
  • Position Type:
    Administrative/Assistant Superintendent - Elementary Schools

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Superintendent‘s Office

  • Date Available:

  • Closing Date:
    Open Until Filled

  • Certification Status:
    The Tucson Unified School District is looking for an Assistant Superintendent- Elementary & K-8 Schools. Our commitment to excellence and equity is reflected in a rigorous multicultural curriculum, culturally responsive pedagogy, professional learning communities, teacher support, innovative family and community engagement and a host of other initiatives that push the frontiers of public education.

    What we are looking for:
    The Tucson Unified School District is looking for a motivated and effective instructional leader that possess the necessary skillset to promote equity and excellence. We want a passionate and dedicated individual who appreciate relevant professional development and access to and support for rigorous academic content. The District promotes fair and sensible disciplinary practices, culturally and linguistically responsive family engagement, multicultural curriculum, and culturally responsive pedagogy. Our teams are committed to and insist on inclusive school climates, and the district works hard to recruit and retain a diverse staff.

    If you are a leader who believes in the success of all students from racially, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse backgrounds, then we invite you to apply for the Assistant Superintendent- Elementary & K-8 Schools.


    As Southern Arizona's largest district, Tucson Unified School District is able to provide its team cutting edge educational training and support programs.

    Five reasons to work in Tucson Unified:
    1. We're the place for your talent and passion for student achievement and closing the achievement gap.
    2. We’re an urban school district that believes all students can achieve at high levels.
    3. We’re committed to providing our students with multicultural and culturally responsive education.
    4. We’re transforming our school district and the community by making a difference in the lives of our students.
    5. We value and recognize our innovative, highly performing, and creative staff.
    Join Tucson Unified and serve in the forefront of American education in beautiful Tucson, Arizona. As the second largest district in the state we have 89 schools and proudly serving, over 49,000 students, parents, and families since 1867.

    Mission Statement
    The mission of the Tucson Unified School District, in partnership with parents and the greater community, is to assure each pre-K through 12th grade student receives an engaging, rigorous and comprehensive education.

    The District is committed to inclusion and non-discrimination in all District activities. At all times, District staff should work to ensure that staff, parents, students and members of the public are included and welcome to participate in District activities.

    Uses Systems Thinking to lead, manage, and administer the operations and functions of Tucson Unified School District’s (TUSD) Pre-Schools, Elementary, and K-8 Schools. Promotes the success of each student by facilitating the stewardship of a 21st Century vision of learning that is supported and shared by the school community. Facilitates, serves, and supports the leadership development of Elementary and K-8 School Principals for service in a large, culturally and financially diverse school community.


    Master's Degree in Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction or related area
    AZ Administrative Certificate; e.g., Principal K-12 Certificate
    Current Arizona IVP fingerprint clearance card.
    Three (3) years teaching experience in grades K - 8
    Three (3) years as either an elementary or K-8 School Principal
    One to three years in central office administration or similar administrative experience in an educational instituion
    Experience developing and managing budgets
    Experience facilitating the development and implementation of a strategic plan


    Arizona Superintendent's Certificate with Structured English Immersion (SEI) endorsement, or eligibility to obtain such certification
    Doctorate Degree in Educational Administration or Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction or related area
    Three (3) years in central office administration or similar administrative experience in an educational institution
    Experience as an assistant superintendent, associate superintendent, deputy superintendent or superintendent of schools
    Experience in a large, urban school district
    Experience in a diverse and multicultural environment
    Experience with Desegregation Orders and Unitary Status Planning and Implementation

    Proof of immunity to rubeola (measles) and rubella (German measles), or proof of MMR immunization.

    For the 2018-2019 School Year
    Location - Tucson Unified School District - 1010 E. 10th Street
    Please be sure to upload cover letter and resume
    Salary: DOE

    First round of screening will begin on February 1, 2018.

    Notice of Nondiscrimination
    Tucson Unified School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination based on disability, race, color, religion/religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or national origin. This policy will prevail in all matters concerning Governing Board, District employees, students, the public, educational programs and services, and individuals with whom the Board does business.