Preview Position

Note: You are currently not logged in. To apply for this position, please click 'Log In' on the top navigation menu, and then log in.

Print This Page  Print Job Listing

:: Instructional Leader Candidate Pool ::

Academic Superintendent Office

Position Code:
30021936 - Instructional Leader Candidate Pool

Work Hours:
1.0, 44 wks

Application Deadline:
Open Until Filled

Position Description:


This candidate pool is to create a candidate pool to fill vacancies within the district.


Instructional Leader


Under general supervision, serves as direct support to principals and site based leadership teams in all areas of instructional leadership.  Provides a direct link between Area Superintendent and school sites.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS --Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills.  This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:


·         Supports principals and site based leadership teams in all areas of instructional leadership based on focused instruction.  This includes providing professional development; supporting the construction of the school improvement plan, supporting the use of data by site leaders and teachers, and providing one on one coaching to site leaders.

·         Collaborates to develop instructional leadership team meetings.  Collaborates with instructional leadership teams to identify instructional strengths and challenges of the school and particular teachers.  This includes assessing school structures and processes and developing plans of support and ensuring plans are implemented.

·         As an active member of a zone based team; assists in identifying strengths and challenges across the zone and plans and implements strategies to address the challenges.

·         Supports building administration in all aspects of the teacher evaluation process, including classroom observations, pre and post-conferencing with teachers, analyzing data and student work.

·         Ensures the implementation of focused instruction at each site.  Works directly with academic content leads and other directors in the academic departments.

·         Consults and guides the School Improvement Plan at sites.  Collaborates with School Improvement Specialist to revise and review each School Improvement Plan.

·         Gathers and compiles data; assists MPS staff in analyzing and interpreting data in order to implement programs to more effectively meet the educational needs of the students.

·         Effectively communicates school improvement issues.

·         Implements and adapts various educational support systems designed to meet the needs of staff.

·         Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment 

·         Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent’s goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.

·         Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.

·         Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis

·         At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.




Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

Master’s Degree in Education or related field; AND five years successful classroom experienceand 1-2 years experience in a leadership role (i.e. coaching, team leadership); OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.  


Knowledge of:          

·         Applicable policies, procedures and regulations covering specific areas of assignment.

·         Rules and regulations of the Minnesota Department of Education and other governing agencies.

·         Age-appropriate curriculum.

·         Principles and practices of leadership, school improvement, reform, professional development, instructional planning, and assessment.

·         Statistical software applications, databases and spreadsheets used to manage large data files.

·         Methods for improving student achievement in public education.

·         Principles of record keeping, records management, and management of confidential records.


Skill in:

·         Reviewing and monitoring school improvement plans.

·         Assessing student instruction.

·         Compiling, manipulating, and analyzing data.

·         Administering school support programs.

·         Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.

·         Effective verbal and written communication. Analyzing problems and developing effective solutions.

·         Professional development planning, group facilitation, communications, instructional coaching, and school improvement planning.

·         Using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines.

·         Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.




A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required.    Teaching license is required.



Work is performed in a classroom and a general office environment, with moderate physical requirements; requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently.  Jobs in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree, long periods of working with computers, and working with children.





Instructional Leader


 $74,423 - $84,595


METHOD OF APPLICATION:  All applicants, including MPS employees, must complete an on-line application at (click on employment).  In addition, upload an electronic copy of both your cover letter and resume to your application at the time that you apply.  Only complete applications, which include all of the following items, will be considered:


·         Cover Letter

·         Resume

·         On-Line Application

·         3 references must be listed on either the on-line application or resume


Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. 


AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICY:  Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, age, sexual preference, disability or status with regard to public assistance.


The Minneapolis Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action School District