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Requisition Number 17-1210
Title (WPCSD) Academic Administrator
City Las Vegas
State NV

Academic Administrator / Special Programs Administrator INSPIRE THE FUTURE!

The Academic Administrator directs and coordinates educational, administrative and counseling activities of high school students by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.


  • Function as Academic Leader
  • Ensure conformance of educational programs to state and local school board standards through evaluation, development and coordination activities; As needed, research and implement non-K12 curriculum resources that meet state standards;
  • Manage teaching staff; Manage Master and Lead Teachers and programs;
  • Help articulate the school’s mission and vision with the aim of ensuring all stakeholders have a common understanding and are positioned to work cooperatively in order to achieve desired results; Utilize/rely heavily upon communication technologies and practices that most effectively support a predominantly virtual / remote work environment;
  • Ensure that the school is meeting the needs of students while complying with local, state, and federal laws regarding special education;
  • Develop and oversee implementation of the school’s Student Achievement Improvement Plan;
  • Maintain regular office hours and schedule appointments as needed to assist students and parents with additional concerns/questions.
  • Oversee Requisitions and allocate supplies, equipment, and instructional material as needed;
  • Actively participate in all school leadership team meetings
  • Directly supervise approximately 40 teaching staff. Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems


  • Adaptability/Flexibility: Adapt to change, is open to new ideas, take on new responsibilities, handle pressure, and adjust plans to meet changing needs.
  • Integrity/Ethics: Deal with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintain confidentiality, support company values, and convey good news and bad.
  • Teamwork: Meet all team deadlines and responsibilities, listen to others and value opinions, help team leader to meet goals, welcome newcomers and promote a team atmosphere.

Get to know NVDCA!

Are you driven by excellence to deliver instruction, support and guidance, manage the learning process, and focus on students’ individual needs? If selected, you will participate in a comprehensive new teacher training program for three weeks before the start of school. It is an opportunity to meet colleagues and learn the responsibilities required for delivering curriculum in an online environment. During this training you will also learn how to monitor student progress through K12’s learning management system, and to be a partner actively working with students and parents to advance each child’s learning.


  • Master’s degree in Education Leadership or Administration AND
  • Five (5) years of teaching experience OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Certificates and Licenses: NV educational license with school administrator endorsement
  • Experience with Special Education
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong communication skills – written, verbal, presentation
  • Project management experience
  • Experience with designing, creating and instituting sampling and auditing practices
  • Experience using a student management database
  • Professional experience using Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Ability to travel for oversight and testing
  • Ability to pass required background check


  • Three (3) years of experience in school leadership or administration
  • Experience in online instruction and/or teaching in charter schools


  • Working with Fingers: Ability to type, sort through pages/papers, or otherwise work with fingers (including thumb) and palm frequently each day.
  • Repetitive Motion: Ability to move wrists, hands, and/or fingers such as in typing frequently each day.
  • Sitting: Ability to sit much of the day.
  • Visual: Ability to see and read PC screens, and normal type size print.
  • Hearing: Ability to answer/route telephone calls, and understand what clients and co-workers are saying in normal conversation.


  • Comprehension: Ability to understand complex problems and to collaborate and explore alternative solutions.
  • Organization: Ability to organize and prioritize work schedules for self and others on short-and long-term basis.
  • Reasoning/Decision-Making: Ability to make decisions which have significant impact on the school’s credibility, operations, and services.
  • Communication: Ability to understand and follow basic instructions and guidelines. Ability to complete routine forms, use existing form letters and/or conduct routine oral communication. Ability to compose letters, outlines, memoranda, and basic reports and/or to orally communicate technical information. Ability to communicate with individuals utilizing a telephone and computer; requires ability to hear and speak effectively on the phone. Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word, communicating orally with others accurately, expediently and at sufficient volume. Ability to speak before groups/make presentations. Ability to compose materials such as detailed reports, work-related manuals, publications of significant scope or impact, etc.
  • Mathematics: Ability to compute, analyze, and interpret numerical data for reporting purposes.


  • Computers/Peripherals/Other Office Machines: Computer
  • Computer Software: Electronic Mail Software (Microsoft Outlook preferred); Spreadsheet and Word Processing Software, (Microsoft Excel and Word preferred); Student Database Software; Web proficiency.
  • Other Tools/Devices/Machines (including Vehicles): No other tools, devices or machines are required in order to perform the essential functions of the position.


K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
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