Specialist: School Leadership Development

Sydney Catholic Schools, Leichhardt

Leichhardt, NSW


Development / Marketing / Communications

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 9 November 2020



<p><img src="https://cgprod.phris.com.aucache/PTRTDB_JPG_GIYDCNZRGEZDIMJUGIYDIOBUHAZVG5LENZSXSLTKOBTQ=_GA==_GE==_2000000000.JPG" alt="" width="479" height="140" /><br /> </p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Location:</strong> Central Office, Leichhardt<br /> <strong>Commencement Date:</strong> January 2021<br /> <strong>Closing Date:</strong> 9 November 2020<br /> <strong>Capacity:</strong> Full-time</p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Who are we?</strong><br /> <br /> Sydney Catholic Schools (SCS) is responsible for the leadership of 150 Catholic primary and secondary schools across the Archdiocese of Sydney, which educates more than 70,000 students. Our mission is to know and love Christ through learning and our vision is to foster thriving Catholic communities through excellent teaching and learning. At the heart of all we do are our core values of empathy, curiosity, excellence, collaboration and truth.<br /> <br /> Reporting to the Supervisor Research and Evaluation The Specialist: School Leadership Development role focuses on supporting school leaders to understand the Principal standard and practices to improve school performance.<br /> <br /> <strong>Major Accountabilities</strong><br /> <br /> The Specialist: School Leadership Development is required to perform tasks which include but are not limited to:</p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li>Leading the development, implementation, evaluation and reporting of outcomes of the School Review and Improvement Framework.</li> <li>Committing to the research of school improvement through the design of case studies from the Inquiry and Review data sources.</li> <li>Extrapolating system available data through dashboards to engage school leadership teams in a comprehensive understanding of school improvement.</li> <li>Demonstrating highly effective facilitation skills during the school Inquiry and Review processes.</li> <li>Leading schools in the development of strategic actions lines in response to the Inquiry and Review Key Improvements which inform the school's next strategic planning cycle.</li> <li>Supporting the system and school to track, monitor and evaluate the continuous improvement process aligned with SCS Strategic Plan and key documents.</li> <li>Supporting the implementation of the Australian Professional Standard for Principals so leaders know, understand and what to do to succeed as a principal or school leader.</li> <li>Understanding and supporting leaders to know how Professional Practice describes the key elements of the principal or school leader role.</li> <li>Creating opportunities for open and transparent communication with all stakeholders when designing, developing and delivering initiatives and responsibilities that build the capacity of leaders.</li> <li>Engaging in appropriate consultative and participatory practices with stakeholders to support the development of collaborative cultures across the system.</li> <li>Designing online and other learning modules to support leadership development for coordinators, middle managers, assistant principals and principals.</li> <li>Continuously improving existing procedures and services through the reporting of the analysis and synthesis of inquiry and review data.</li> <li>Collaboratively developing and leading professional learning required by schools, including resources and support materials to enhance the School Inquiry and Review process.</li> <li>Accessing, analysing and interpreting data available on school key improvement indicators in order to assist with the robust self-evaluation and annual planning, implementation and continuous improvement cycle.</li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Essential Criteria</strong><br /> <br /> To be considered for this role, you will have the following experience, skills and knowledge:</p> <ul dir="ltr"> <li>University Degree in Education or Teaching.</li> <li>Minimum 5 years of teaching experience in a school.</li> <li>Senior school leadership experience of 5 years.</li> <li>Demonstrated success in building leadership capacity.</li> <li>Experienced in leading staff in professional learning.</li> <li>Demonstrated success in improving student outcomes.</li> <li>Demonstrated success in implementing school-wide initiatives.</li> <li>Experienced in using data analysis to inform educational initiatives.</li> <li>The ability to articulate contemporary educational trends in both local and international contexts.</li> <li>High order is written, oral and presentation skills.</li> <li>Current driver's licence.</li> </ul> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Application Process</strong><br /> <br /> To apply for this position please <a href="https://cgprod.phris.org.au/psp/CGPRD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&amp;Action=U&amp;FOCUS=Applicant&amp;SiteId=2&amp;JobOpeningId=1455&amp;PostingSeq=1">CLICK HERE</a> and follow the prompts.<br /> <br /> Alternatively, if you are a current Sydney Catholic Schools Ltd employee, please <a href="https://prod.phris.org.au/psp/HRPRD/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_EMP_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&amp;Action=U&amp;SiteId=2&amp;FOCUS=Employee&amp;JobOpeningId=1455&amp;PostingSeq=1">CLICK HERE</a> to apply.<br /><br /></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Working with Children Check</strong><br /> <br /> This role is classified as a child-related work endeavour and therefore we require a working with children clearance to be completed prior to your commencement with us.<br /> <br /> <br /> </p>
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