Elementary Virtual School Coordinator

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Start Date
07/01/2022
Position Areas
Pupil Services

Description

Richland County School District One, South Carolina
Classification Description


Classification Title:  Coordinator – Learning Environments and Instructional Resources
FLSA Status:  Exempt
240 days
Salary Range:  $76,906.00 (Master's) - $110,413.00 (Doctorate)

General Statement of Job
Under limited supervision, oversees the virtual school program for grades K-5.  Supports the selection and management of instructional resources that support teaching and learning. Reviews work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy as applied to instructional programming.  Conducts classroom observations and visits to monitor the virtual instructional program.  Reports to the Director of Learning Environments and Instructional Resources.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Essential Functions:
  • Provides administrative support for the design and operation of the virtual learning program, including supervision of assigned staff and communication with curriculum consultants, school and district level staff.
  • Maintains compliance with district policies and procedures. 
  • Supervises certified and classified staff assigned to the program.
  • Implements disciplinary procedures as outlined and required in the Richland One Student Code of Conduct.  
  • Consults and collaborates with school and district staff through on-site visits and virtually to identify learning needs and ensures the alignment to curriculum.
  • Ensures up-to-date schedules and course descriptions for virtual learning activities.
  • Serves as liaison with faculty, staff, students, parents, the State Department of Education, and other outside individuals and agencies and vendors as deemed necessary.
  • Identifies, collects, and analyzes data and provides information needed for decision making related to virtual learning needs.
  • Monitors developing trends and available services relevant to virtual education.
  • Prepares news articles, brochures and other communications to district and community as requested. 
  • Assists with the selection of new employees and act on employee problems.
  • Coordinates the development, reviewing and planning relative to the oversight of daily instruction relative to 21st century learning.
  • Supports personnel with the implementation of the professional development offerings relative to 21st century media centers and school learning environments.
  • Coordinates and conducts professional development and training.  
  • Evaluates instructional programs and resources and makes instructional or administrative recommendations to the director as necessary to maximize usage and effectiveness.
  • Assists in developing a department budget.
  • Uses computer to gather, organize and present information and to prepare records, reports and correspondence.
  • Operates various types of computers, printers, peripheral equipment, telephone, copier, fax machine, etc.
  • Receives, reviews, prepares and/or submits various records and reports, including billing Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals, such as the immediate supervisor, other District administrators and staff, school principals and staff, teachers, subordinates, contractors, consultants, vendors, professional peers, students, etc.
Additional Duties:
  • Responds to inquiries and concerns regarding the virtual school program from district personnel, students and parents.
  • Uses computer to gather, organize and present information and to prepare records, reports and correspondence.
  • Operates and maintains computers, digital displays, printers, various peripheral equipment, modem, scanner, audio-visual equipment, calculator, telephone, copier, fax machine, vehicle, in the LEIR area, etc.
  • Performs related duties as required.
Preferred Skills: 
  • Exemplary internal and external customer service skills with ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Experience utilizing technology as a digital resource for active and authentic learning and to support work efficiency.
  • Knowledge of current trends in education as it pertains to 21st century learning environments.
  • Ability to engage in research and to facilitate the use of research in decision-making.
  • Ability to engage in principles of design thinking.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate collaborative efforts of individuals having differing interest to common solutions.
Minimum Education and Training
Current South Carolina Teachers’ Certification.  Administrative or supervisory experience preferred.  Current administrator certification.  Requires a Master’ degree in education with emphasis or administration.  General knowledge of state and district K-12 curriculum standards.   Experience in providing professional development and training.  Expertise in a wide variety of technologies.  At least five to seven years of successful experience in teaching and/or technology use, adult learning, staff development or supervision, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Must possess valid state driver's license.
 
Minimum Qualifications and Standards Required
Physical Requirements:

Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and equipment, including a computer, telephone, etc.  Must be able to exert up to ten pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.  Physical demands are in excess of those for sedentary work; work involves walking or standing for periods of time, stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, climbing, etc., during installations and repairs. Must be able to lift and/or carry weights of up to 50 pounds.

Data Conception:
Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.
Interpersonal Communications:
Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information.  Includes giving assignments and/or directions to subordinates and adult students and receiving assignments and/or direction from supervisor.
Language Ability:
Requires the ability to read a variety of policy and procedures manuals, technical manuals and reports, professional journals, specifications, etc. Requires the ability to prepare reports, proposals, performance appraisals, training materials, correspondence, etc., with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech.  Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control and confidence.
Intelligence:
Requires the ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions, and to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Requires the ability to apply influence systems in managing a staff, to learn and understand complex principles and techniques, to make independent judgments in absence of supervision, and to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.  Must have the ability to comprehend and interpret received information.
Verbal Aptitude:
Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to follow and give verbal and written instructions, and to counsel and teach employees. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with persons of varying educational backgrounds and in a variety of professional languages, including computer/electronic technology. 
Numerical Aptitude:
Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, to multiply and divide, to utilize mathematical formulas, to determine percentages and decimals, and to determine time.  Must be able to use practical applications of algebra and statistics.
Form/Spatial Aptitude:
Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read various information.
Motor Coordination:
Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes using office machinery and to operate motor vehicles.
Manual Dexterity:
Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, keyboards, office equipment, control knobs, buttons, switches, catches, small tools, etc.  Must have moderate levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.
Color Discrimination:
Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.
Interpersonal Temperament:
Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions.  Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with emergency situations or tight deadlines. The worker may be subject to danger or risk to a slight degree and to tension as a regular, consistent part of the job.
Physical Communications:
Requires the ability to talk and/or hear (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear).

Performance Evaluation Criteria
Job Knowledge
:
Has thorough knowledge of the methods, procedures and policies of the Instructional Technology Services Department as they pertain to the performance of duties of the Coordinator II - Instructional Technology. Is knowledgeable in the laws, ordinances, standards and regulations pertaining to the specific duties and responsibilities of the position.  Is able to help ensure departmental compliance with all laws and regulations and control the activities of the department through effective supervision and leadership.  Has thorough knowledge of the organization of the department and of related departments and agencies.  Has considerable knowledge of the functions and interrelationships of Richland District One and other governmental agencies.  Has general knowledge of the theory, operation, uses and capabilities of mainframes, microcomputers and other related information management systems and technologies.  Has skills in the use of computers.  Has knowledge of modern trends and development related to educational management and curriculum including general and specific uses of various technologies in the educational environment.  Is able to communicate program goals and opportunities in visual, oral and written form.  Demonstrates group and educational leadership skills through strategic planning, goal setting and problem solving.  Knows how to plan, organize and direct an instructional staff.  Is able to perform employee evaluations and to make recommendations based on results.  Knows how to apply supervisory and managerial concepts and principles.  Has the ability to offer training and assistance to co-workers and employees of other departments as required.  Has the ability to offer instruction and advice to subordinates regarding departmental policies, methods and regulations.  Has the ability to use independent judgment as needed in performing routine and non-routine tasks.  Is able to take the initiative to complete the duties of the position without the need of direct supervision. Is able to read and interpret complex technical and financial reports and related materials pertaining to the responsibilities of the job.  Knows how to compile and analyze data and to prepare reports, proposals, performance appraisals, correspondence, etc., with completeness and accuracy.  Has a comprehensive knowledge of the terminology and various professional languages used within the department. Knows how to maintain effective relationships with personnel of other departments, professionals and members of the public through contact and cooperation.  Knows how to react calmly and quickly in emergency situations.  Knows how to make public presentations.  Has the mathematical ability to handle required calculations.  Has good organizational, technical and human relations skills.  Has the ability to learn and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency. Has knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade. 
Quality of Work:
Maintains high standards of accuracy in exercising duties and responsibilities.  Exercises immediate remedial action to correct any quality deficiencies that occur in areas of responsibility.  Maintains high quality communication and interaction with all District departments and divisions, co-workers and the public.
Quantity of Work:
Performs described "Specific Duties and Responsibilities" and related assignments efficiently and effectively in order to produce quantity of work which consistently meets standards and expectations of the District.
Dependability:
Assumes responsibility for completing assigned work.   Completes assigned work within deadlines in accordance with directives, District policy, standards and prescribed procedures.  Remains accountable to assigned responsibilities in the technical, human and conceptual areas.
Attendance:
Attends and remains at work regularly and adheres to District policies and procedures regarding absences and tardiness.  Provides adequate notice to higher management with respect to vacation time and time-off requests.
Initiative and Enthusiasm:
Maintains an enthusiastic, self-reliant and self-starting approach to meet job responsibilities and accountability.  Strives to anticipate work to be done, and initiates proper and acceptable direction for the completion of work with a minimum of supervision and instruction.
Judgment:
Exercises analytical judgment in areas of responsibility.  Identifies problems or situations as they occur, and specifies decision objectives.  Identifies or assists in identifying alternative solutions to problems or situations.  Implements decisions in accordance with prescribed and effective policies and procedures and with a minimum of errors.  Seeks expert or experienced advice where appropriate and researches problems, situations and alternatives before exercising judgment.
Cooperation:
Accepts supervisory instruction and direction, and strives to meet the goals and objectives of same.  Questions such instruction and direction when clarification of results or consequences are justified (i.e., poor communications, variance with District policy or procedures, etc.).  Offers suggestions and recommendations to encourage and improve cooperation between all staff persons and departments within the District.
Relationships:
Shares knowledge with managers, supervisors and staff for mutual and district benefit.  Contributes to maintaining high morale among all District employees.  Develops and maintains cooperative and courteous relationships with department employees, staff and managers in other departments, representatives from organizations, and the public so as to maintain good will toward the District and to project a good district image.  Tactfully and effectively handles requests, suggestions and complaints from other departments and persons in order to maintain good will within the District.  Emphasizes the importance of maintaining a positive image within the District.  Interacts effectively with higher management, professionals and the public.
Coordination of Work:
Plans and organizes daily work routine.  Establishes priorities for the completion of work in accordance with sound time-management methodology.  Avoids duplication of effort.  Estimates expected time of completion of elements of work and establishes a personal schedule accordingly.  Attends required meetings, planning sessions and discussions on time.  Implements work activity in accordance with priorities and estimated schedules. 
Safety:
Adheres to all safety and housekeeping standards established by the District and various regulatory agencies.  Sees that standards are not violated.  Maintains a clean and orderly workplace. 
Planning:
Plans, directs and uses information effectively in order to enhance activities and production of the department.  Knows and understands the expectations of the District regarding the activities of the department, and works to see that these expectations are met.  Designs and formulates ways, means, and timing to achieve the goals and objectives of the department and the District.  Within constraints of District policy, formulates appropriate strategy and tactics for achieving departmental and District objectives.  Effectively and efficiently organizes, arranges and allocates manpower, financial and other designated resources to achieve the goals and objectives of the department and the District.
Organizing:
Organizes work and that of subordinate staff well.  Ensures that staff members know what results are expected of them, and that they are regularly and appropriately informed of all District and department matters affecting them and/or of concern to them.
Staffing:
Works with the Human Resources Department and upper management, where appropriate, to select and recommend employment of personnel for the department who are qualified both technically and philosophically to meet the needs of the department and the District.  Personally directs the development and training of department personnel  ensuring that they are properly inducted, oriented and trained.
Leading:
Provides a work environment which encourages clear and open communications.  Has a clear and comprehensive understanding of the principles of effective leadership and how such principles are to be applied.  Provides adequate feedback to staff so they know whether their performance levels are satisfactory.  Commends and rewards employees for outstanding performance yet does not hesitate to take disciplinary action when necessary.  Exercises enthusiasm in influencing and guiding others toward the achievement of District goals and objectives.
Controlling:
Provides a work environment which is orderly and controlled.  Coordinates, audits, and controls manpower and financial resources efficiently and effectively.  Coordinates, audits, and controls the utilization of materials and equipment efficiently and effectively.  Has a clear and comprehensive understanding of District standards, methods and procedures.
Delegating:
Assigns duties to staff as necessary and/or appropriate to meet department goals, enhance staff abilities, build confidence on the job and assists staff members in personal growth.  Has confidence in staff to meet new or additional expectations.
Decision Making:
Uses discretion and judgment in developing and implementing courses of action affecting the department.  When a particular policy, procedure or strategy does not foster the desired result, moves decisively and explicitly to develop and implement alternatives.
Creativity:
Regularly seeks new and improved methodologies, policies and procedures for enhancing the effectiveness of department and District.  Employs imagination and creativity in the application of duties and responsibilities.  Is not adverse to change.
Human Relations:
Strives to develop and maintain good rapport with all staff members.  Listens to and considers their suggestions and complaints, and responds appropriately.  Maintains the respect and loyalty of staff.
Policy Implementation:
Has a clear and comprehensive understanding of District policies regarding the department and District function.  Adheres to those policies in the discharge of duties and responsibilities, and ensures the same from subordinate staff.
Policy Formulation:
Keeps abreast of changes in operating philosophies and policies of the District and continually reviews department policies to ensure that any changes in District philosophy or practice are appropriately incorporated.  Understands the relationship between operating policies and practices and department morale and performance.  Works to see that established policies enhance same.

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Richland County School District One

1616 Richland St , Columbia, SC 29201
 

At the following locations

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION

Waverly Adminstration Building 1225 Oak Street, Columbia, SC 29204