JobID 3902 : Director of Student Services (#1742564)
2019/2020 School Year
260 days per year/5 days per week/8 hours per day
Lead, counsel, direct, and communicate all matters related to Special Education programs to achieve equity and excellence for students with disabilities. Educates and prepares recommendations related to areas of concern, potential legal issues, and programming standards. Align, create, and/or recommend policies and procedures for improvement of programs and activities for students with disabilities. Administer laws, rules and regulations for all stakeholders. Provide a timely response, resolution as issues arise, and report as required. Analyze data and provide feedback related to specialized educational operations and programming. Assist with providing and evaluating staff development programs. Collaborate with various sites, departments and related vendors to ensure stakeholder needs are met. Provide direction to staff regarding assessments, staffing, IEP development, reports, learning tools and resources. Monitor budget and funding. Contribute to the generation and utilization of Federal, State and private grants. Ensure positive public relations and relationship building necessary for trust, cohesiveness, and understanding with all stakeholders. May assist with translation and/or communication using second language skills when possible.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Construct, implement, monitor, maintain and lead the system of support for students with disabilities.
Establish and promote high standards and expectations for student services including academic performance by students with disabilities.
Oversee compliance in the administration, implementation, scheduling and evaluation of service delivery for IEP’s and during annual reviews as required by State and Federal mandates and guidelines. Create and maintain legally required records/documents. Oversee the IEP process for all students.
Meet all state reporting and compliance mandates in a timely manner. Develop and submit State and Federal applications, documentation and reports as required; develop employee qualification criteria, monitoring checklists, student records protocols, fund management processes; monitor program implementation to ensure compliance; collect and analyze data to evaluate program effectiveness; develop reports and action plans to improve programs and services; present protocols and procedures, plans and proposals, evaluative reports to stakeholders as needed; provide on-going professional development.
Serve as a District liaison to ensure compliance with and guidance of required special education activities and programs.
Follow procedures for safe storage and integrity of all public and confidential student services records, ensuring that personnel and student record keeping procedures comply with State and Federal law and District policy.
Remain up to date on research about student learning, growth and development, and strategies in special education.
Provide adequate staffing throughout the system to meet the individualized needs of students with disabilities.
Encourage development, publication, and use of new procedures and techniques in order to achieve departmental goals.
Observe and evaluate assigned employees.
Attend administrative, Board of Education meetings, and other required events.
Perform other duties as assigned or requested.
Supervise and evaluate Support & Tech, Classified, Certified and Administrative employees.
Conduct supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the district’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include group facilitation, collaboration, and coaching, interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, staffing and directing work; conferences, goal setting, formal and informal observations, ongoing feedback and employee evaluations; rewarding, disciplining and terminating employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems
BUDGET AND/OR RESOURCE RESPONSIBILITIES:
Prioritize and schedule work tasks independently.
Create and implement effective and efficient process management strategies (e.g., procedures, equipment, materials and supplies).
Project budgetary needs and plans for effective use of fiscal resources.
Maintain accurate records in accordance with professional standards, state guidelines, and school system policy.
Review processes for improvement opportunities and implement adjustments as needed to ensure quality results.
The education/training/experience, license/certification, general expectations, physical demands, and work environment factors described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
5-8 years teaching experience.
3-5 years Special Education Administrative experience.
Demonstrated experience analyzing data and providing/implementing recommendations to increase achievement.
Advanced experience in leadership and organizational behavior and development, and planning.
Demonstrated strategic and visionary skills with sound technical and analytical ability.
Demonstrated experience in the professional development of staff.
Advanced knowledge of current educational research as it relates to Special Education.
Knowledge of Colorado School Law.
Demonstrated experience supervising people and programs.
LICENSES OR CERTIFICATIONS:
Valid Colorado Driver’s License.
Valid Colorado Principal License (preferred).
Valid Special Education Director License (in process, or willing to obtain within 2 years).
Has advanced technology skills.
Has the ability to be a systems thinker.
Has advanced oral and written communication skills.
Has the ability to work effectively in administrative team situations.
Has the ability to lead and perform responsibilities without the necessity of close supervision.
Has the ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.
Has the ability to effectively communicate with the school district community.
Has the ability to analyze, instruct, negotiate, coordinate, communicate, problem solve and use interpersonal skills.
Has the ability to compare, compute, synthesize and evaluate.
Has the ability to meet attendance standards and work the hour’s necessary.
Maintain a positive attitude.
Maintain strict confidentiality.
Observes all District policies and procedures.
Adhere to federal and state legislation, regulation, and policies.
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Occasional lifting five (5) to forty (40) pounds.
Frequent sitting, bending, walking, and standing.
Occasional stooping, kneeling, squatting, and reaching.
The noise level is generally moderate.
Mostly clean and comfortable.
Chief Academic Officer or designee.
Educational Support Services.
Range 9 – Admin Salary Schedule
Salary is dependent upon previous full time job related experience, and qualifications.
CLOSING DATE: Until filled
This job description is not intended to create any express or implied contract of employment or expectancy of continued employment for any definite term.
In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Colorado law, Adams County School District 14 does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, ancestry, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability or need for special education services in admissions, access to, treatment, or employment in educational programs or activities which it operates. Inquiries or complaints may be referred to the Director of Human Resources, 5291 East 60th Avenue, Commerce City, CO 80022, or to the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Region VIII, Federal Office Building, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204.