STAFFORD COUNTY is located in northern Virginia nestled 40 miles south of Washington, D.C. and
55 miles north of Richmond, Virginia right off the I-95 corridor. The Potomac River flows along the
eastern border of the county. Historical sites, as well as cultural and recreational opportunities, are
plentiful for the residents of Stafford County. Residents are able to travel 70 miles to reach the
Shenandoah National Forest and 160 miles to visit Virginia Beach. The University of Mary Washington,
ranked by Forbes as a 2018 America’s Top College, is located in the adjacent City of Fredericksburg with
a graduate campus in Stafford County.
STAFFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS is home to 17 elementary schools, 8 middle schools, 5
high schools, the Phoenix Center for Innovative Learning and two (2) early childhood learning centers.
The district’s enrollment of approximately 29,000 PK-12 students is supported by almost 4,000
contracted staff members and an operating budget of over $300 million. We take pride in our great
diversity and highly professional staff.
SUMMARY OF THE POSITION:
Under the supervision of the Superintendent, this key position has oversight over distinct, but interrelated
components that provide access to information, resources, and personnel necessary to lead the division’s
efforts to address inequalities and experiences that create barriers to student engagement and
achievement. In collaboration with the Superintendent, district leadership, stakeholder groups, and the
community, the Director of Equity and Accountability facilitates the development, implementation, and
refinement of a comprehensive, metrics-based educational equity strategy that promotes a supportive and
culturally-responsive learning environment focusing on the academic achievement of all students. The
strategy will address issues to include, but not be limited to,
gaps in student achievement;
minority underrepresentation in and access to advanced placement and accelerated programs;
implicit bias and cultural competency; and
challenges in workforce diversity and inclusion.
The position co-chairs the Equity, Diversity and Opportunity Committee and serves as the Division
Director of Testing (DDOT). As DDOT, this position leads the state assessment program (Virginia
Standards of Learning and associated tests), including the direct supervision of division testing
coordinators and specialists, as well as training and oversight of school and school division staff in the
administration of all aspects of the state assessment program. Additionally, this position will oversee the
management, training, and facilitation of local scoring of Standards of Learning alternate and alternative
tests (Virginia Alternate Assessment Program), as well as state-approved English Language Proficiency
tests. This position will also provide oversight of and supervise the Title I, Title II, and Title III Programs
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree required. Doctorate desired.
Eligible for a license issued by the Virginia Department of Education with an endorsement in
Administration & Supervision required.
Minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible and successful service as a PreK-12 school
Prior professional experience must evidence an understanding of and commitment to educational
equity, inclusion, and cultural competence.
Prior professional experience must evidence expertise in identifying, collecting, and analyzing data
necessary to assess institutional climate and develop key strategies.
Track record of improving academic outcomes for students and eliminating disparities in
achievement, opportunities, and services for students.
Fluent speaker and writer of a second language strongly desired.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Ability to provide strategic, operational, and organizational leadership that grows capacity for
intercultural competence, nurturance of diverse populations, and inclusive leadership.
Ability to facilitate, develop, and support district-wide training and professional learning on diversity,
equity, inclusion, and assessment programs.
Knowledge of contemporary diversity, equity, inclusion and multiculturalism concepts and issues,
especially in public education.
Clear and effective written, verbal, and public speaking communication skills across settings and
Successful experience in strategic planning, goal development, and budgeting.
Ability to serve as an internal resource and consultant, working collaboratively with multiple
stakeholders in a politically sensitive context and complicated by competing perspectives or interests.
Knowledge of and ability to lead people through a change process.
Knowledge and experience in the field of standardized testing and state and federal accountability
systems based on standardized test results.
Familiarity in the field of entitlements, grants and federal accountability systems, in particular Title I,
Title II, and Title III programs.
Knowledge of strategic planning and quality management expertise.
Proven ability to effectively lead and supervise others.
Ability to maintain professional and emotional control under stress and craft appropriate responses to
situations while maintaining a professional and personal demeanor.
SALARY RANGE: Regionally Competitive Salary Up to $141,000 (commensurate with
START DATE: July 1, 2019
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Interested and qualified candidates can apply for this opportunity by
using our on-line application at: https://munisselfservice.staffordschools.net/MSS/.
Benefits and other information can be found at: https://www.staffordschools.net/Page/13856.
You may also contact the Department of Human Resources at (540) 658-6560 for further information.
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS MONDAY JUNE 3, 2019