SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: Manages and problem-solves day-to-day operational matters of the Office of the Chief Operating Officer (OCOO). Serves as the primary point of contact for community stakeholder engagement, and facilitates community meetings and conversations on critical initiatives. Assists the chief operating officer (COO) with responsibilities related to business operations and support services. Problem-solves with principals and other staff regarding policy, procedural, and legal matters. Implements initiatives from the COO and works with schools, staff in central offices, and members of the community through change management processes. Coordinates a variety of operational activities among central offices. Responds to constituents on behalf of the COO. Researches, writes, edits, and reviews correspondence, and prepares reports for the COO. Collects and analyzes data to inform decisions and best practices. Provides support and assistance to associate superintendents, directors, and other staff reporting to the COO with Board of Education presentations, correspondence, responses to parents, citizens, and members of the community, data collection, and aligning work to the school system goals, strategic planning, and major initiatives.
CERTIFICATE LICENSE: None
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, and ABILITIES: Knowledge of K-12 educational systems, business operations, organizational and leadership theory; supervision theories, strategic planning, communication planning and engagement, and data analysis. Excellent organizational, communication, project planning and management, and interpersonal skills.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, and EXPERIENCE: Bachelors degree from an accredited college or university; experience in the following areas: government, K-12 or higher education, business, policy, nonprofit management, or other applicable field; project management and facilitating large and small group community stakeholder discussions. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position will be considered.
Montgomery County Public Schools is the largest school system in Maryland and the 14th largest school system in the nation. We employ over 23,957 individuals, and we serve more than 162,680 students. The mission of Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is to ensure every student has the academic, creative problem solving, and social emotional skills to be successful in college, career, and community, regardless of his or her background. While many of our students achieve at the highest levels, not all have had opportunities, support and resources needed to meet their full potential. MCPS is committed to addressing disparities in student outcomes by closing gaps in opportunity and achievement for all students, in all classrooms, in all of our schools.