Career Opportunity

Director of School/District Leadership #1745
Springfield or Chicago
District/School Leadership
$97,984 - $129,828
$97,984 - $161,674
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
February 22, 2023
Open Until Filled

​Reporting to the Executive Director of Regional Services, provides collaborative leadership development and support to Illinois school districts, educational organizations, and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) employees.

  • ​Directs the overall function of supporting Illinois school districts to support the development and continued excellence for future and current district leaders. 
  • Supports the development of the principal and superintendent pipeline. 
  • Develops and communicates district/school improvement support.
  • Develops relationships with, collaborates with, and provides support to Illinois educational stakeholders to build a system of leadership support for Illinois educators.
  • Develops and provides professional development leadership support to ISBE staff and management. 
  • Coordinates with the ISBE operations team to identify needs, develop resources, and deliver leadership support.
  • In coordination with the Agency's records management coordinator, serves as department liaison for records management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Experience in the birth - 12 education system as a district leader and/or previous education leadership work.
  • Minimum of three years related management/supervisory experience.
  • Experience working in an environment requiring systems thinking, flexibility, and change facilitation. 
  • Experience coaching and collaborating with teachers and administrators as they continue to grow in their profession. 
  • Experience designing and facilitating peer-learning support structures, such as professional learning communities, communities of practice, school/district partnerships mentoring, and regional and statewide learning networks (including virtual opportunities).
  • Ability to support the development of communication to promote the principal and superintendent-pipeline. 
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and execute large-scale projects.
  • Strong communication and engagement skills.

ISBE provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. We actively foster a culture of inclusion and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

Illinois has an urgent and collective responsibility to achieve educational equity by ensuring that all policies, programs, and practices affirm the strengths that each and every child brings within their diverse backgrounds and life experiences, and by delivering the comprehensive supports, programs, and educational opportunities they need to succeed.