4119Job Opening: Special Asst for Administration (Office of Safety) - Newark Public Schools
- Nov 15, 2013
We're looking for a strong project manage with exceptional data analysis/summary skills. You don't need security experience to apply.
Interested? Send me your resume and cover letter.
NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS
HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES
2 CEDAR STREET, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY 07102
CAMI ANDERSON, STATE DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT
Special Assistant of Administration
Office of Safety
(Pending availability of funds and Superintendent’s approval)
The Superintendent invites qualified and interested persons to apply for the position of Special Assistant of Administration.
DEFINITION: The Special Assistant of Administration plays an integral role in achieving the mission and goals of Newark Public Schools (NPS) by ensuring that all Newark’s students have a safe and secure place to learn. Specifically, the Special Assistant of Administration will assist in the design and implementation of safety systems and structures for NPS schools. This position reports to the Executive Director of Safety and will oversee personnel in the Office of Investigations. The Special Assistant of Administration works closely with district leaders, assistant superintendents, and principals to help ensure the physical safety of all district personnel and students. This position may also be responsible for other duties as required.
The Special Assistant of Administration will support the work of the Office of Safety and Security in a number of ways, including:
Research and operationalize best practices relative to school safety and security
Develop school safety plans to direct emergency responses
Coordinate and supervise the Office of Investigations
In collaboration with the Executive Director of Human Resources, recruit, employ and train school safety personnel as required
Ensure that both interior and exterior communication are effectively managed for all safety issues
Advise architectural design teams for construction and renovation projects relative to school safety
Completes federal, state and local reports, ensuring timely and accurate submissions
Collects and analyzes relevant data in order to inform safety and security practices
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a track record of the following:
Familiarity with New Jersey safety and emergency planning requirements as well as implementation best practices for large urban districts
Exceptional critical thinking and problem solving skills, including the ability to identify challenges and actively work to find solutions
Superb written and oral communication and facilitation skills.
Outstanding project management skills
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build effective working relationships with school leaders, colleagues and other partners
Ability to make data-driven and evidence-based decisions
Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail
Experience managing and developing staff
A past record of setting and achieving ambitious goals
Demonstrated ability to manage teams to achieve outcomes and to support the development of direct reports
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint); most importantly, an intermediate knowledge of Excel and Access.
The ability to learn quickly in a fast-paced environment
A passionate belief in the mission of NPS and commitment to creating a safe learning environment for all Newark’s students
College degree (B.A. / B.S)- preferred OR a HS Diploma with at least Seven (7) years of professional level experience in a large, urban school district OR in a field related to safety and operations
Experience in K-12 educational settings
REPORTS TO: Executive Director of Safety
SALARY, EMPLOYMENT PERIOD AND UNION AFFILIATION
Salary: Compensation is competitive and based on experience.
Employment Period: Twelve (12) Months
Union Affiliation: Unaffiliated
How to Apply
Newark Public Schools is only accepting electronic applications.
If you are a current Newark Public Schools employee you should apply via the Employee Self Service online process. While logged into Employee Self Service, please make sure all of your contact information and credentials are current in the system.
If you are not currently employed by Newark Public Schools, please apply online at
www.nps.k12.nj.us. If you do not have access to a computer, we welcome you to visit the Newark Public Schools Employment Kiosks located at 2 Cedar Street, on the 8th floor Human Resource Services reception area between the hours of 9 am and 4pm Monday through Friday. Help will be available. (listed below) in the subject line of your email.
OPENING DATE: August 1, 2013
CLOSING DATE: Open until filled
JOB OPENING ID: 14320
THE NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS IS AN
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYEE