Executive Director, Operational Planning and Student Assignment

Category:  Lead
Job Function:  Executive

Salary Schedule Range

 

Summary

Directs the collection, analysis and use of demographical and/or planning data to inform decisions regarding operational budgeting, placement of students, redistricting, capital improvement planning, and private school data; Serves as District liaison to municipal and county governments regarding issues central to its capital program and other relevant matters;  Manages intra-district transfers and enrollment protocols

Essential Duties

  • Provides data and analysis to support operational and capital program planning
  • Manages the planning information and geographic information systems for projecting student enrollments and the space needs of students
  • Serves on various committees and provides data support for decisions regarding allocation of school operational resources and identifying, targeting, and prioritizing short- and long-range capital improvement needs
  • Builds data systems to track information relevant to student enrollment projections including zoning changes, planned residential development, migration patterns and private school enrollment; Maintains effective working relationships with city and county planning departments to facilitate sharing of such information
  • Develops formulas to project short and long-term enrollment within the Fulton County School System, individual geographic clusters, and individual schools
  • Develops and maintains processes for analyzing classroom needs based upon budgeting formulas and instructional requirements; Works with Operations, Facility Services, Curriculum, and Instruction to identify short-term temporary classroom needs
  • Works with community groups to revise school boundaries as warranted due to construction of new schools, overcrowding, shifts in enrollment, or other factors; Provides timely and accurate data to such groups;  Supports the Zone Superintendent in managing the decision-making process of these groups
  • Enhances the use of software and computer applications for planning functions by remaining aware of latest developments in the field, evaluating their utility and implementing them where appropriate
  • Assists school principals, central office staff, and where appropriate, external researchers, in examining trends in student data for purposes of school-based planning, departmental planning, program evaluation and academic research
  • Presents data on student enrollment projections, boundary changes, and analysis of other operational needs as requested to the administration, school board, individual schools, parent, and community members
  • Supervises and coordinates student assignment across attendance zone lines
  • Manages District transfers based on Board policy and state open enrollment laws
  • Provides attendance zone and general enrollment information to parents, interested public and staff regarding the appropriate school(s) for attendance
  • Interprets and explains the policies, program and philosophy of the system to staff, parents, students and the community-at-large involving enrollment protocols
  • Maintains street and address mapping of the school district for student attendance assignments and planning
  • Prepares annual state report on enrollment of district students in private schools
  • Assists with redistricting community meetings to determine future attendance boundaries
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator

Required Education

Master’s Degree in Business, Urban Planning or related field or In lieu of Master’s Degree, will consider Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 5 years mid to senior level experience working in a school environment conducting related planning activities

Certification/Licensure

None required

Experience Qualifications

Minimum 5 years of supervisory and/or administrative experience with at least 3 years of experience working in a school environment conducting related planning activities required

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Must have knowledge of current research and statistical methods, design and application of geographic information systems
  • Familiarity with city and county planning procedures
  • Proven experience integrating data from multiple databases, managing and using geographic information systems to develop future plans and/or support decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to perform statistical forecasts to support decisions in an applied setting
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Excel Word, and PowerPoint
  • Strong decision-making ability, budget experience, proven performance and resource management skills
  • Ability to effectively lead, organize, and direct the work of others
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement short and long range objectives
  • Ability to relate to a wide variety of people and to observe, listen and provide leadership which results in the best possible work environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

Working Conditions

  • Normal office environment

Physical Demands

  • Routine physical activity associated with normal office environment

It is the policy of the Fulton County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity, or service.If you wish to make a complaint or request accommodation or modification due to discrimination in any program, activity, or service, contact Compliance Coordinator Gonzalo LaCava, 6201 Powers Ferry Rd, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30339, or phone 470-254-4585.TTY 1-800-255-0135.

Posting ID:  25464

It is the policy of the Fulton County School System not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability in any employment practice, educational program, or any other program, activity, or service.  If you wish to make a complaint or request accommodation or modification due to discrimination in any program, activity, or service, contact Compliance Coordinator Ron Wade, 6201 Powers Ferry Rd, NW, Atlanta, Georgia 30339, or phone 470-254-4585.TTY 1-800-255-0135


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta