Western Heights Public Schools

Chief of Staff (209)

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Job Details

TitleChief of Staff
Posting ID209


  • Current Superintendent Certification from Oklahoma State Department of Education.
  • Master’s degree from an accredited University required but Doctorate in Education preferred.
  • At least ten (10) years’ experience as a Superintendent in Public Education and certified as a Principal and teacher.
  • Experience with government relations and external relations.
  • Must have McREL and TLE training.


Job Summary:

The Chief of Staff provides overall support for the operation of the Superintendent’s office. The Chief of Staff serves as a senior advisor to the Superintendent and reports directly to the Superintendent on a wide variety of administrative and executive duties, special projects and initiatives.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate strategic management processes, provide expertise and program management for specific strategic initiatives critical in meeting the District’s strategic planning goals.
  • Responsible for interacting with colleagues across the District to ensure institutional alignment and synergy with the strategic plan.
  • Interact with members at all levels of the District for the purpose of defining, advancing and assessing the work of the Superintendent’s Office to ensure continued effectiveness.
  • Exercise considerable judgment in his/her capacity with the responsibility for analyzing policy issues, identifying District-wide impacts and coordinating responses to the Superintendent on strategies and alternatives for dealing with the issues.
  • Coordinate and play a lead role in government relations with the Superintendent’s office and the District.
  • Build and nurture relationships to serve as a resource for the Superintendent and point of contact as designated for Principals to resolve complex issues and help move forward strategic priorities.
  • Participates in key meetings with faculty, administrators and others as needed and delegated by the Superintendent.
  • Accurately represent the Superintendent‘s position in internal meetings and discussions to help drive understanding and move decision-making forward.
  • Facilitate needs of senior staff to raise critical issues with the Superintendent and receive needed responses, guidance and decisions. 
  • At the direction of the Superintendent, assists in all aspects of Administrative, Teacher and Student evaluations.
  • And all Other duties as assigned by the Superintendent.

Physical/Mental Requirements and Working Conditions:

The working conditions and physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

  • Able to sit and/or stand for extended periods of time,
  • Exhibit manual dexterity to enter data into a computer,
  • Ability to see and read a computer screen and printed material with or without vision aids,
  • Hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone,
  • Speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classrooms, outdoors and on the telephone,
  • Physical agility, able to bend, stoop, sit on the floor, climb stairs, walk and reach
  • Ability to lift, push, pull up to 50 pounds

Primary Location:

Western Heights Administration Building

Salary Range:  Dependent upon qualifications

Full-Time with Benefits (as provided to all other Administrators) 


This job description is not intended to be all inclusive. The employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the supervisor or appropriate administrator.  Western Heights Public Schools reserves the right to, update, revise or change job duties as the need prevails. This document is for communication only and not intended to imply a written or implied contract of employment. The Board of Education and Superintendent may approve alternatives to the listed qualifications.




Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary RangeDetermined by School Board
LocationCentral Office

Applications Accepted

Start Date08/22/2019