Substitute Administrator

Cleveland Metropolitan School District | Cleveland, OH, United States

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Posted Date 9/03/2021

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Administration and Professionals

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Administration or As AssignedDepartment: AcademicsReports to: Chief of Schools/Network Support LeaderFLSA Status: ExemptSalary/hourly rate: $337.11 Daily RateLocation: As assignedINTRODUCTION: CONTEXT AND MISSIONThe Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) serves approximately 37,000 students in 100+ schools. Over the past several years, the Greater Cleveland community has united behind the collective goal of ensuring every child in Cleveland attends a high-quality school and every neighborhood has a multitude of great schools from which families can choose. The Cleveland Plan defines CMSD’s approach to the reinvention of public education and holds our community accountable for the success of Cleveland’s schoolchildren. The Cleveland Plan is supported by Ohio House Bill 525, which provides much-needed flexibility and autonomy for the district and its schools. Our schools have autonomy over human and financial resources in exchange for accountability for performance. The Principal has primary responsibility and accountability for establishing his or her school as a high-quality, high-expectations academic center with a focus on personalized instruction, professional support for teachers, and school-wide practices that lead to measurable results.The Cleveland Metropolitan School District has developed standards of excellence that the district applies to all parts of the organization inclusive of schools, principals, school leadership teams, networks, and central office. Alignment between Standards of Excellence (SoE) and the district’s Theory of Action helps ensure that principals are able to focus on scholar achievement and that central office supports are timely and effective.Our Vision for Learning in a Post-Pandemic World:In our pursuit of a more fair, just, and good system of education, we want each of our learners, both each of our scholars and each of their educators, to be individually and collectively presented with academically / intellectually complex tasks that are worthy of their productive struggle and allow them authentic opportunities to demonstrate their work and their learning of academic content and transferable skills in a joyful and adventurous environment.THE OPPORTUNITYThe substitute administrator is responsible for creating strong school culture and an academic program clearly focused on improving teaching practice tied to measurable student achievement gains. Successful candidates must be instructionally strong, confident administrators who can provide decisive management, coaching, and vigorous leadership through the change process at each school. Retired Administrators are welcome!


  • Reports to the Network Support Leader
  • Has the primary responsibility for establishing his or her school as an active learning center with a focus on student engagement, professional support for teachers, instructional practices that lead to dramatic academic progress, and measurable results and lead to better outcomes for our schools and scholars


  • Master’s degree required
  • Strong record of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with minority and low-income students
  • Three to five years of K-12 classroom teaching experience
  • Building or district level administrative experience strongly preferred
  • Experience working effectively with urban schools, students and families, and outside partners with demonstrated exemplary results
  • Record of success in leading adults; prior experience with direct management and supervision
  • A passionate belief in the capacity of all children to learn and succeed and a sense of urgency about making that real for CMSD students
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit, be flexible, willing and able to play different roles at the school, and to go above and beyond to meet the varied and constant needs of CMSD scholars
  • Special training and/or experience with school turnaround highly desirable
  • Certification - Administrator license (K-8, 4-9, or 5-12) or eligibility for Alternative certification as required by Ohio Department of Education (For Alternative Principal eligibility requirements, please access the Ohio Department of Education at, required
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license


To Apply

Please submit your resume and application using Workday, our online human capital management system. Please note that an offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of an FBI/BCI background check and drug screen.

EEO Statement

We believe that equity and inclusion at CMSD is an essential call to action, a catalyst to ensure value and appreciation among all our employees, so we may be fair and welcoming now and in the future. CMSD provides equal opportunities for employment, retention and advancement of all personnel by administering all terms and conditions of employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, national origin, sex, disability or genetic information, age, citizenship status, military status, sexual orientation or expression, socio-economic status, title, other dimensions of identity, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The District’s Policy Prohibiting Discrimination, Discriminatory Harassment, and Sexual Harassment and the District’s Title IX grievance procedures, including information on how to report or file a complaint of discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the District will respond, may be accessed on the District’s Civil Rights Notices webpage, available at The District’s Title IX Coordinator / Director of Equal Employment Opportunity may be reached at:

1111 Superior Avenue East, Suite 1800

Cleveland, Ohio 44114


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