Director of Outreach and Student Activities
Position: Director of Outreach and Student Activities
Reports To: Chief of Elementary Schools
Salary Schedule / Grade: Administrators Salary Schedule
F.L.S.A Status: Exempt
Director of Outreach and Student Activities coordinates and supervises district and building student and community activities aimed at increasing student achievement and well-being. The oversight of the program entails implementation of accurate protocols, practices and programs as well as the effective communication with key stakeholders.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
(Incumbent performs a majority of the following duties)
- Develop programs and activities designed to engage families and the community in order to improve student achievement.
- Assist teachers/staff, families and community partners develop strong partnerships and enhance communication between parents/families and school staff.
- Work with the school leadership team, plan and implement a family/community partnership-friendly school climate.
- Nurture relationships with school staff, parents, volunteers and community partners including local churches, schools, and service providers.
- Work with principals and teachers to maintain accurate data on volunteers, community programs, and parent engagement initiatives/outreach.
- Develop relationships and partnerships with and between agencies, businesses and schools.
- Document all organizations working with each school building across the district.
- Setup and monitor partnerships for each school building in the district.
- Oversee and work with the district’s Neighborhood School Centers to promote these partnerships
- Follow the DPS Strategic Plan to build engagement and capacity of the schools to support families in a meaningful way.
- Work with buildings (K-12) to create after-school programming for students (Extra Curricular)
- Organize and monitor multiple student activities across the district such as chess club, poetry club, etc.
- Creates and tracks student attendance
- Creates monitoring tools and metrics for programming
- Conduct monthly parent meetings by quadrant.
- Support and monitor existing building partnerships (including community connectors).
- Conduct preliminary and annual assessment to measure growth towards identified goals and develops a report and shares results with the school, families and community.
- Works closely with principals in the development of student and community activities.
- Work with the building principal to communicate the priorities and goals of the school, while engaging and developing parent and community leadership in the decision-making process.
- Provide tools to school staff to develop, implement and evaluate parent and community involvement as well as student and community activities.
- Assist school to coordinate student, parent, and community involvement activities and services with other agencies and organizations.
- Assist school personnel to develop skills in how to reach parents and community members to support student achievement.
- Serve as a resource to schools, parents and community members regarding student activities and academic supports.
- Assist with the development of the tools/skills used to recruit and train school volunteers.
- Other responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
CORE BEHAVIORS & COMPETENCIES
- Coping with Stress = think critically and solve problems in difficult situations; capable of handling interruptions effectively
- Interpersonal Skills = successfully interact and engage with District staff, parents, and partners in the Community
- Analytical Thinking = ability to analyze and organize data into understandable charts, graphs, and measures for stakeholders; can organize and present information in meaningful ways
- Adaptability and Flexibility = Willingness to change methods and approaches as appropriate
- Must be a U.S. citizen or have the legal right to work in the U.S.
- Master’s degree or higher from an accredited institution
- Current and valid State license.
- Principal License issued by the Ohio Department of Education preferred
Knowledge & Experience
- Demonstrable successful interactions with student’s families and colleagues.
- Proven ability to work as a member of a team, which includes regular attendance at work.
- Excellent understanding of school programs and protocols.
- Knowledge of Dayton community organizations.
- Possess the ability to utilize and champion technology in the enhancement of student learning.
- Ability to problem solve and think critically.
- Strong organizational and management skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of a wide range of instructional and intervention strategies.
- Occasional exposure to blood, bodily fluids, and tissue.
- Occasional operation of a vehicle under inclement weather conditions.
- Occasional interaction with unruly people.
- Occasionally lift, carry, push, and pull various items up to a maximum of 40 pounds (100 pounds on wheels).
- Frequent requirement to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, see, read, speak, reach, stretch with hands and arms, crouch, kneel, climb, and stoop.
- Work is performed in a building and classroom setting.
- Travels to meetings/professional development and work assignments.