Executive Director of Strategy and Performance Management

Website Memphis Shelby County Schools

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OVERVIEW

Memphis-Shelby County Schools is seeking dynamic educational champions ready to position our district as a national exemplar of education transformation. We need leaders with a fierce commitment to actualizing a bold vision that yields ambitious outcomes for more than 110,000 students and families across the Memphis-Shelby County area. The reality is that we can do better for kids, and we will with the right leaders in place. The most successful candidates believe that more is possible for Memphis and are:

  • Courageous Thinkers & Doers: Prepared to navigate and thrive in a complex and ambiguous environment on day one, present innovative ideas to address systemwide issues, and execute sustainable plans toward transformation.
  • Solutions-Oriented: See the possibilities, demonstrate the capacity to synthesize information and adjust short and long-term goals, and consistently find a window when doors close to deliver measurable results for kids and families.
  • High-Performing Gamechangers: Leader of leaders with the capacity to mobilize and empower an outstanding team, make people-centered data-informed decisions, and operate with a relentless hyper-focus on removing stubborn barriers that destroy the hopes and dreams of too many of our students.

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the Special Assistant to the Superintendent, the Executive Director of Strategy and Performance Management will ensure the District establishes targeted priorities and effectively monitors progress to attain ambitious results for kids. The Executive Director leads training, manages the comprehensive strategic plan, strengthens the District’s performance management platforms and processes, and prepares numerous reports to ensure mission alignment. A strong grasp of data analytics, technology integration, project management, change management, and quickly turning around requests are necessary to be successful in this role.

Expectations for the Role

  • Provides leadership and expertise to the school district in the areas of strategic thinking and planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation; program and project management; and other strategies, techniques and tools associated with high-performing organizations.
  • Ensures the successful completion of major projects and initiatives associated with the district’s strategic plan, Next Is Now, and others as assigned by the Superintendent or Special Assistant to the Superintendent
  • Leads and oversees the Strategic Plan Accountability Committee (SPAC), and confers with district officials to plan business objectives, develop organizational policies, and coordinate functions. The committee provides oversight to ensure attainment of the goals outlined in the strategic plan.
  • Addresses planning implementation issues and challenges and assists in removing barriers inhibiting progress and/or success. Reports progress to the Superintendent.
  • Uses tracking tools to ensure all goals, strategies and objectives of the strategic plan are met on time, on budget, and are delivered at or above the specified quality parameters.
  • Develops and delivers quarterly presentations regarding the district’s progress in meeting strategic plan goals and benchmarks to Special Assistant to the Superintendent, Superintendent, Senior Leaders, Board Commissioners, principals and other groups as needed.
  • Confers with district officials to plan business objectives, develop organizational policies, and coordinate cross-division and cross-departmental functions.
  • Supports the Superintendent’s employee and public engagement efforts to ensure wide and representative participation in MSCS strategic planning and special projects.
  • Prepares recommendations for consideration and guidance to the Superintendent and other Senior Leaders on strategic thinking, project management and organizational development.

Please note: Interested applicants must apply on the MSCS Career website.

 

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