Director of Elementary Education

Kansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 21, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director of Elementary Education


Purpose Statement

The job of Director of Elementary Education is done for the purpose/s of directing the delivery of programs and services at the elementary level through site administration; providing information and serving as a resource to others; achieving defined objectives by planning, evaluating, developing, implementing, and maintain services in compliance with established guidelines; and serving as a member of the leadership team.


This job reports to Associate Superintendent.


Essential Functions

  • Collaborate with internal and external personnel (e.g. other administrators, auditors, public agencies, community members, etc.) for implementing and/or maintaining services and programs.
  • Compile data from a variety of sources for developing and/or evaluating programs and/or complying with financial, legal and/or administrative requirements.
  • Coordinate operation among elementary schools for ensuring that district objectives are achieved, and resources are effectively utilized.
  • Direct department operations; the maintenance of services and the implementation of new programs and/or processes for providing services within established timeframes and in compliance with related requirements.
  • Evaluate programs and/or projects for carrying out and achieving objectives with area of responsibility.
  • Facilitate meeting, workshops, seminars, etc. (e.g. personnel actions, financial procedures, regulatory requirements, actions involving outside agencies, inter-district needs, etc.) for identifying issues, developing recommendation, supporting other staff, and serving as a District representative.
  • Manage a wide variety of programs for ensuring district compliance with established guidelines.
  • Monitor budget allocations, expenditures, fund balances, and related financial activities for ensuring that allocations are accurate, revenues are recorded, expenses are within budget limits, and/or fiscal practices are followed.
  • Participate in meetings, workshops, and seminars for conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  • Performs personnel functions (e.g. interviewing, evaluating, supervising, etc.) for maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing productivity of personnel and achieving objectives with budget.
  • Research a variety of topics (e.g. current practices, instructional materials, methods, curriculum guidelines, etc.) for developing new programs and/or master plans.
  • Facilitate, implement, and assist with the development of Kansas College and Career Ready Standards (KCCRS) in all content areas, K-5.
  • Develop process and timelines for the implementation of the KCCRS to reflect legislative and state directives.
  • Analyze, report and interpret student performance data and makes recommendations for instructional improvement.
  • Coordinate the process of textbook evaluation, selection, and adoption at the elementary level, in alignment with the secondary program.
  • Coordinate and implement the professional development program, K-5.


Other Functions

  • Performs other related duties as assigned for ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.


Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities


SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include operating standard office equipment including a variety of software applications; planning and managing projects; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.


KNOWLEDGE is required to perform advanced math; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.  Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include pertinent laws, codes, policies, and regulations; personnel processes; student achievement assessment instruments; program planning and development; concepts of grammar and punctuation; principles of best social work practices; and adult learning styles and the change process.


ABILITY is required to schedule a significant number of activities, meetings, and/or events; routinely gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a number of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using a variety of processes. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize a variety of types of job-related equipment. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires analysis based on organizational objectives; and problem solving with equipment is moderate to significant. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups and individuals; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; working as part of a team; and working with detailed information.



Responsibilities include working independently under broad organizational guidelines to achieve unit objectives; managing multiple departments; supervising the use of funds for multiple departments. Utilization of significant resources from other work units is routinely required to perform the job's functions. There is a continual opportunity to impact the organization’s services.


Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 60% sitting, 20% walking, and 20% standing.  This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.



Experience: Job related experience within a specialized field is required.  Five (5) years administrative experience required.


Education: Master’s degree in job-related area.





Required Testing                                             Certificates and Licenses

                                                                        District Leadership Endorsement

                                                                        Appropriate Grade Level Endorsement


Continuing Educ. / Training                            Clearances

Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses          Criminal Background Clearance


FLSA Status                          BOE Approval Date                          Salary Grade


Notice of Nondiscrimination

Geary County USD #475 does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and/or activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. For questions or complaints based on race, color, national origin, sex or age, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Personnel Services, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000. For questions or complaints based on disability, please contact the USD 475 Executive Director of Special Education, 123 N. Eisenhower, Junction City, KS 66441. Telephone: 785.717.4000.

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