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Chief of Performance Management, Equity & Accountability


Under the direction of the Superintendent, the Chief of Performance Management, Equity & Accountability plans, organizes, manages, and directs the formulation of system-wide strategies for creation, evaluation, monitoring and administering performance systems in the Allentown School District. The role requires strategic vision and understanding of equity as well as state and federal accountability within grants, community partnerships, family engagement, communications and assessment and accountability functions of the Allentown School District. The position also oversees the alignment of school improvement plans and leverages data, research, and partnerships to drive a performance culture.  The position also fosters transparency and efficient support services that are designed to meet the educational needs of all students with an emphasis on English Learners and students with IEPs.

The duties include, but are not limited to, supervision of assigned administrators and staff advancement of District-wide equity strategy; assist the Superintendent in achieving established district goals under the district’s strategic framework; compliance with federal and state laws, and district regulations, policies, and procedures; and regular interaction with administrators, district staff, the Board of Directors, community leaders, parents, staff, and vendors.

Representative Duties:
Incumbent may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities, associated with this classification but is intended to accurately reflect the principal job elements.
  • Assists the Superintendent in achieving district objectives and carrying out policies established by the Board of Directors.
  • Participates with the Superintendent to ensure best practices in district-wide strategic leadership and operational management to ensure the development and maintenance of a positive educational environment and program that meets the needs of the community and is consistent with the policies and direction of the Board of Directors.
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates goals and objectives as they pertain to the areas of responsibility, or the district as directed.
  • Promotes the district's mission and the advancement of equity and accountability throughout the organization; serves as an advocate for students and staff; promotes commitment by parents and the community to the K-12 educational system; and, executes strategies to increase academic achievement in diverse student populations and ensures positive school climates.
  • Leads system-wide strategies for improving academic and operational accountability through a systems approach.
  • Develops a strategic vision for the district which encompasses a culture of high-quality service to customers, innovation, and optimal operational efficiencies.
  • Ensures the alignment of each department’s priorities and projects with the Board’s vision, mission, and strategic goals and Superintendent's strategic initiatives and priorities.
  • Provides supervisory leadership for the development and implementation of district wide performance management system.
  • Forecasts strategic initiatives and priorities based on current and future district direction and needs.
  • Leads cross-divisional efforts to establish, plan, and implement innovative schools and programs to support the district’s strategic plan.
  • Supports the equitable allocation of Federal and State grant funds.
  • Oversees the District’s Data & Accountability Teams to develop and monitor Key Performance Indicators that support positive student outcomes (achievement, attendance, discipline)
  • Seeks and implements innovative solutions to challenges arising from fluctuating levels of funding, emerging technologies, and changing student, staff and community needs.
  • Identifies innovative, transformative strategies for utilizing data, information, and research to drive performance improvements and organizational effectiveness.
  • Supervises the oversight of all activities and processes associated with the research, development, implementation, and management of the planning and student enrollment forecasting processes for the district.
  • Follows a planned professional growth program, participates actively in local, state, and national professional associations/organizations; and studies local, state, and national guidelines for effective services in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Directs the development and approves the departmental budgets for assigned area of responsibilities.
  • Assists educators in creating culturally supportive learning environments that ensure high expectations for the academic achievement of all students. 
  • Monitors academic programs and events the provide opportunities for underrepresented student populations. 
  • Collaborates with the Learning & Teaching Office to assess District curriculum and instructional materials with respect to the promotion of inclusion, equity and diversity
  • Functions as a member of the district’s Executive Cabinet, Cabinet, and Leadership Team, coordinates with other district and school administrators in the areas of assigned responsibility.
  • Supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned staff; interviews and selects employees, and recommends transfers, reassignments, terminations, and disciplinary actions; plans, coordinates, and arranges for appropriate training of subordinates; and, provides leadership and direction for programs under the supervision of these employees.
  • Serves on committees as appropriate or assigned by the Superintendent.
  • Serves as an articulate, informed spokesperson for the district at both formal and informal speaking engagements and in the development of written documents describing district programs.
  • Attends all School Board of Directors meetings.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned.
Position: Chief of Performance Management, Equity & Accountability
Organization: Allentown School District
Location: Allentown,  PA 
United States
Salary: $180,000-$200,000
Posting Start Date: 5/1/2023
Date Posted: 5/1/2023


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, educational administration, educational leadership, human resources, public administration, or related field.
  • Master’s degree in business administration, educational administration, educational leadership, human resources, public administration, or related field.
  • Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership or Educational Administration
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience as an Urban School Principal Public K – 12 Education
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience as Deputy Superintendent or Assistant Deputy in an Urban School District
  • Five (5) years of progressive leadership advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion within an educational organization.
  • Knowledge of PA School Code, EEO, IDEA, Title IX and related regulations in the field of education
  • Experience in senior-level experience in public education or governmental agency
  • Through knowledge of effective and innovative school and district improvement initiatives; student, enrollment management, federal programs and performance management systems; systems and process design, and implementation; effective strategies to enhance teaching and learning and demonstrated success as an educational leader.
  • Ability to research, identify and implement best practices of equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to establish and maintain effective relationship
  • Previous Title IX training and/or administration preferred.
  • Such additional or alternatives to the above qualifications as the School Board or Superintendent may determine appropriate and acceptable.
  • Experience in leading and/or managing School Choice options.
  • Strong experience in Federal and State grant management.
Note: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
Status: This listing expires on: 6/30/2023
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Allentown School District
31 S Penn St

Allentown,  PA 18102
United States
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