Job Title: Director, Professional Development and School Supports

Reports to:Assistant Superintendent for Student Achievement
Typical Schedule:245 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A


Job Code:1221
Salary Schedule:MGT10


Responsible for building capacity and providing supports for school communities that are consistent with and supportive of the District’s vision, mission, and strategic goals. Primary functions include developing, monitoring, and coordinating system-wide professional development, building instructional leadership capacity through coaching and professional learning community networks, monitoring school performance, and facilitating strategic planning, problem solving, and open communication.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Assist in the development of administrative guidelines and policies for professional development and school supports.
  2. Direct the development of a Master In-service plan in accordance with Florida law, State Board rule, and needs of the School District
  3. Direct the development of system-wide professional development plan and process through the use of collaborative problem solving and data-driven decision-making; establish procedures to periodically evaluate professional development activities and make modifications as appropriate.
  4. Direct and coordinate professional development training activities and manage the process for budgeting and identifying resources to meet all professional development and school supports training and activities needs.
  5. Collaborate with other departments and divisions to develop, implement, and monitor professional development and performance plans that incorporate desired standards and data.
  6. Coordinate recruitment and retention efforts to ensure highly qualified candidates are available to serve in the capacity of school and district leaders.
  7. Promote and support leadership development through assisting school and District staff in understanding key issues, providing resource materials, and involving school and District leaders in professional development plans to identify potential leaders.
  8. Facilitate capacity building and successful goal attainment through coaching, professional learning networks, problem solving and strategic planning.
  9. Work with the Office of Human Resources and Educator Quality to develop and implement staff growth plans, performance appraisals, and induction program for new teachers.
  10. Maintain contact with other school districts, governmental agencies, and professional management associations to keep abreast of laws, regulations, statutes, policies, current research, and best practices related to human resources, and leadership and staff development.
  11. Identify, disseminate, and create discussion forums related to research and best practices.
  12. Assist in the interpretation of programs, philosophy and polices of the District to staff, students and the community.
  13. Participate in school advisory, business, and community groups and activities, and serve on committees, councils, and community partnerships to support the District’s vision, mission, goals and strategic priorities.
  14. Respond quickly to emergency situations and serve as a district representative at emergency shelters as determined by the Superintendent.
  15. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Knowledge of staff development as it applies to both teaching and learning and leading professional learning communities.
  • Knowledge and application of Multi-Tier System of Supports framework.
  • Knowledge of current trends in curriculum, teaching methods and strategies; best practices in school improvement, leadership development; adult learning theory and professional development; planning and project management; and collaboration, coordination, and facilitation of work groups.
  • Ability to analyze data and skills to format data into effective programs.
  • Ability to read and interpret journals, articles, research studies, Florida statutes, State Board rules, and School Board policies.
  • Knowledge of group dynamics.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences orally and in writing, including electronic media.


  • Master’s Degree from an accredited educational institution.
  • Training and /or experience in staff development, leadership development, instructional design, and school improvement.


  • Certification in Educational Leadership, School Principal or Professional School Principal




Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; promoting and transferring employees; planning, assigning and directing work; evaluating performance; rewarding, disciplining and terminating employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems for assigned professional development and school supports personnel.


Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and / or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Director, Professional Development and School Supports;   EST: November 20, 2012;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: November 20, 2012