Rock Hill Schools

Chief of Strategic Planning Engagement and Program Support @ CO

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership or organizational management preferred

Master’s degree or above in job related area required

Certification preferably in an area of administration
At least five years experience at an administrative level
Previous management experience preferred
Knowledge of long and short-range planning models and systems
Knowledge of modern methods of school administration and program evaluation
Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, policies and guidelines
Skill in analyzing complex programs and systems in a school district setting
Skill in working with many levels and diverse publics inside and outside the district
Skill in the evaluation of professional personnel
Ability to promote consensus while establishing and refining critical goals and objectives for the district
Ability to be innovative and willing to promote new programs and processes
Skill in providing leadership and managing a staff of professional personnel
Outstanding references from current and former supervisors


Salary Range:    Administrative Scale/Group 1


Length of Contract:    12 months


Deadline for application:  August 26, 2020


Starting Date:      Upon selection


College transcripts, three references, and a copy of appropriate credentials should also be submitted during the application process.


Prior to employment, the District will request a criminal record history check for past action of crimes.  For this reason, information about date of birth, gender, and race is requested as a part of the application process.


The district reserves the right to make changes to the job posting/description as necessary to meet the district’s needs.






Purpose Statement:

The job of Chief of Strategic Planning Engagement and Program Support is done for the purpose/s of designing, implementing and monitoring the long-range process for the district.  Plans, conducts and/or manages a variety of programs which impact the district and community.  These include Personnel, Staff Development, Teacher Recruitment and Evaluation, Transportation, Student Services, Technology, and Special Projects.


This job reports to the Superintendent.


Essential Functions

  • Advises Superintendent on issues and/or problems for the purpose of providing information (pros and cons) or making knowledgeable decisions.
  • Analyzes specific needs and/or requests by school sites and/or staff for the purpose of providing assistance in the design of programs to meet those needs.
  • Compiles data from a wide variety of sources (e.g. staff, public agencies, school sites, etc.) for the purpose of analyzing issues, ensuring compliance with various policies and procedures, and/or monitoring program components.
  • Designs and implements processes for the purpose of researching enrollment growth, staffing and building needs.
  • Facilitates meetings that frequently involve a range of issues (e.g. School Improvement Planning, parents and school site staff, regulatory requirements, community involvement, actions involving outside agencies, interdepartmental needs, etc.) for the purpose of identifying appropriate actions, developing recommendations, supporting other staff, and serving as the representative.
  • Maintains a model for a long-range planning capacity for the purpose of investigating concerns and assessing facility needs as related to student growth and expanding testing programs. Prepares, maintains, and regularly updates a five-year master plan to include facilities planning and demographic and financial projections.  Designs and conducts such research as is necessary for the creation and validation of the master plan including studies relating to efficiency and economy in the allocation of human and material resources.
  • Monitors principal response to district initiatives for the purpose of reporting results to the Superintendent.
  • Oversees personnel functions (e.g. interviewing, evaluating, supervising, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing productivity of personnel and achieving objectives within budget.
  • Participates in meetings (e.g. workshops, seminars, conferences, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and gathering information regarding a wide variety of subjects required to carry out administrative responsibilities.
  • Prepares a wide variety of materials (e.g. department budget, procedures, program reviews, evaluations, procurement requests, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities and issues, meeting compliance requirements, and/or providing supporting materials for requested actions.
  • Provides leadership and supervision to the Personnel Department, Transportation Office, Climate Office, and the Technology Office for the purpose of assisting in the development and implementation of policy and procedure, establishing effective district partnerships with parents, business, industries and other community groups, and evaluating and/or determining innovative ways to utilize or improve programs and/or policies.
  • Researches information required to manage assignments including reviewing relevant policies, current practices, staffing requirements, grants, trends and/or developments, etc. for the purpose of ensuring compliance with relevant requirements, securing general information for planning, taking appropriate actions, and/or responding to requests.
  • Responds to issues involving staff, conflicts in policies and regulations and/or local school sites for the purpose of identifying the relevant issues and recommending or implementing a plan of action that may result in some negative impact and/or liability if not appropriately addressed.
  • Serves as liaison between the community agencies (e.g. drug related matters, such as Keystone, Sheriff’s Department, etc.) for the purpose of addressing related program matters.
  • Supports and consults with the Superintendent, the Board and Department Administrators as appropriate for the purpose of collaborating with these administrators in achievement of department, program and district goals. Compiles operational statistics and gathers other data which the superintendent may require.  Works cooperatively with school and district level leaders and with the Board of Trustees to integrate the planning functions assigned to each level into a unified plan for the district.
  • Collaborates with others (e.g. district personnel, other district personnel, community organizations, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and maintaining services and/or programs.
  • Manages a wide variety of program components for the purpose of ensuring district compliance with state, federal and/or county regulations.
  • Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
  • Willing performs other duties as assigned or requested.


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 skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: planning and organizing programs of a complex nature, developing subordinates to insure a high level of efficiency, dealing with the public, providing leadership and managing a staff of professional personnel.


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 required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes: pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; federal and state grants management; education code; instructional needs in other areas such as advanced placement and special education, instructional research, testing and innovative teaching methods.


ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; often gather, collate, and/or classify data; and consider a variety of factors when using equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing a variety of complex 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.  In working with others, 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 abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; working as part of a team; flexible to changing conditions; making quick and accurate decisions; working with multiple projects; maintaining confidentiality; and facilitating communication between persons with frequently divergent positions.



Responsibilities include: working independently under broad organizational policies to achieve organizational objectives; managing major organizational components; and 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 significantly impact the Organization’s services.


Working 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 50% sitting, 25% walking, and 25% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.



Job related experience within specialized field with increasing levels of responsibility is required.



Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership or organizational management preferred.

Master’s degree or above in job related area required.


Required Testing                                                                  

Pre-employment TB Test


Certificates & Licenses

SC certification in Administration


Continuing Educ. / Training                                                

120 renewal credits every 5 years



Satisfactory SLED (SC Law Enforcement Division) report; outstanding references from current and former employers


FLSA Status                                                                        



Salary Grade

Administrative Scale/Group 1 (12 months)

Administrative / Education / Training

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