Director, RTTT Grant

New Haven Unified School District


Under the direction of the Superintendent to provide leadership and coordination of the Race to the Top grant for The New Haven Unified School District. The position will work directly with school district leadership and staff, as well as ACOE and USDOE staff; assure and monitor compliance with state and federal requirements for the RTTT grant; and provide overall assistance, coordination and direction to the NHUSD administrators assigned to perform grant-related activities.


  • Ability to supervise and coordinate efforts of employees to reach goals and outcomes of the United States Department of Education (USDOE) and Alameda County Office of Education (ACOE) Race to the Top grant programs.
  • Ability to coordinate RTTT program activities with other district priorities and delegate work assignments.
  • Ability to monitor budgets and ensure compliance with federal and state regulations.
  • Overall knowledge of the educational, financial and operational functions of the district and the potential impact of RTTT programs on these functions.
  • Strong interpersonal skills that lead to an effective working relationship with district, state and federal agencies as well as community stakeholders.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to deliver verbal and written presentations tailored to the needs of stakeholders.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Demonstrated skill in accountability and data analysis.
  • Strong analytic and interpretation skills.
  • Ability to meet tight timeframes.
  • Ability to balance multiple and competing priorities and maintain goal directed behavior and performance.
  • In-depth knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, policies, and procedures related to school improvement and differentiated accountability.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Strong work ethic.
  • An additional requirement of the job is to be able to travel both in and out of state at least 25-50% of the time for federal meetings, workshops/conferences, and site-related monitoring and reviews.


  • Manifests a professional code of ethics and values.
  • Models the routine, intentional and effective use of technology in daily work, including communications, organization and management tasks.
  • Provide a professional and collaborative work relationship and leadership oversight among schools, area and district offices in the performance of RTTT projects and completion of deliverables.
  • Assist in building district capacity to make the transition to enhanced standards and high quality assessments, to develop and improve access to data systems to support instruction, to improve teacher and principal effectiveness and the equitable distribution of effective teachers and leaders, and to transform the lowest achieving schools to high-achieving schools.
  • Provide overall coordination, progress monitoring, and guidance to all the RTTT project directors within the district.
  • Keep abreast of state and federal educational legislation, mandates, policies and procedures.
  • Provides frequent and ongoing communication to district staff and the Board of Education regarding RTTT grant progress and updates.
  • Continually analyze performance data associated with all grant projects and deliverables.
  • Prepare detailed formative and summative reports on the status of RTTT for submission to USDOE and ACOE.
  • Work with community-based organizations and local governmental agencies to coordinate efforts and provide appropriate services to district schools.
  • Execute assignments, projects, and reporting in a timely and professional manner.
  • Responsible for keeping up to date on current technology being used by USDOE and ACOE.
  • With the support of the district, attends training to ensure skill level in various technologies is at the level required to perform in current position.
  • Follow the district’s policies and procedures as related to all NHUSD Personnel guidelines, executive limitations and the district’s instructional initiatives.
  • Follow the district’s policies and procedures as related to fixed assets.
  • Develop leadership in subordinates.
  • With the support of the district, attends training to ensure skill level in various technologies is at the level required to perform in current position.
  • Responsible for maintaining timely and accurate information and accountable for the quality of information maintained by those they supervise.
  • Responsible for self development and keeping up to date on current research, trends and best practices relevant to the area of responsibility.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.


  • Machines, tools, equipment, electronic devices, vehicles, telephone, computer, (personal computer and mainframe), automobile, copier, etc., used in this position.


Describes physical conditions of this position
  • 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 requires exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.


Physical activities of this position
  • Percent of a typical day involved in each applicable activity is noted.
  • 70 Sitting: Resting with the body supported by the buttocks or thighs.
  • 10 Standing: Assuming an upright position on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • 10 Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances.
Physical activities of this position
  • 5 Bending: Lowering the body forward from the waist.
  • 5 Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • 5 Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position through the use of the upper extremities and back muscles exerting up to 10 pounds of force.
  • 80 Finger Dexterity: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm.
  • 70 Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • 90 Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
  • Those activities in which detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed accurately, loudly or quickly.
  • 90 Hearing Acuity: The ability to perceive speech and other environmental sounds at normal loudness levels.
  • 90 Visual Acuity: The power to see at a level which allows reading of numbers and text, operation of equipment, inspection of machines, etc.
  • Note: Will total more than 100 percent as several activities may be performed at one time.


Conditions the worker will be subject to in this position
  • Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • Certification in education leadership and/or administration and supervision.
  • Five (5) years of education leadership, management, and supervision.
  • Master’s degree and/or earned doctorate from an accredited institution desirable.
  • Demonstrated success working with and through people in establishing goals, objectives, and action plans to produce expected goals.


  • Mgt. Salary Range 53/1-5
  • 225 day work year

How to Apply


The application process is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Browse New Haven US job listings and submit an online application on Ed-Join.
  2. When the hiring principal is ready to interview, applicants will be considered and may be selected to interview.
  3. If selected to interview, you will be contacted by the school to set an appointment.
  4. Once you have interviewed, if you are selected for the position, you will be contacted by the personnel department. If you are not selected for the position, you will be notified by the school.