Family Services Director - District-wide

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Start Date
07/29/2019

Description

Roaring Fork School District seeks a full-time Family Services Director to lead the Family Resource Center and associated programs. Salary starting at $75K/year (more for experienced candidates). Fully paid employee health insurance as well as other benefits including CO PERA, paid leave, employee assistance program (EAP), employee wellness program. Optional benefits include dependent health coverage, dental, vision, section 125 plans, supplemental insurance.

Number of work days: 220

DEFINITION
The Family Services Director sets overall direction and priorities, and oversees implementation of programmatic and organizational goals and strategies.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives direct supervision from the Superintendent of the Roaring Fork School District. 

Provides direct coaching to the Roaring Fork Schools Family Liaisons and supervision of the Family Support Specialist, Development Director, District Wellness Coordinator, School-Community Organizer, Bookkeeper, Family Liaison Program Coordinator, Early Childhood Family Liaisons.  

PRIMARY DUTIES  - Other functions and duties may be required as given or assigned. 

Family Liaisons
Work with school administrators to select Family Liaisons
Provide ongoing coaching, training and co-evaluation (with school administrators and FS Program Coordinator) of Family Liaisons

Program and Evaluation
Maintain fidelity of Family Services across schools by adhering to principles of family support and development
Ensure that Family Services conform to program goals and objectives, and to grant specifications
Ensure that Family Services funds are spent according to budget and allocate resources
Advocate for youth and families through collaboration with local agencies and coalitions
Collaborate with building staff and administrators and other RFSD programs to coordinate the services provided to students
Manage Medicaid Outreach and Enrollment, maintain Certified Application Assistance Site status
Manage the Parent Collective
Supervise the Colorado Community Response Program and ensure compliance with contract
Ensure compliance with Family Resource Center Association membership requirements
Oversee data collection and regular audits
Research and participate in planning for new programming ideas in response to school and community needs
Coordinate the creation and updates of goals and objectives, strategic plans, work plans, and logic models
Create yearly evaluation plan and oversee final document production
Oversee special programs and projects including Colorado Community Response. 

Family Engagement
Partner with schools, families, and community organizations to strengthen school-family relationships
Partner with schools to develop, implement and evaluate family engagement plans
Provide facilitation and coordination of district Family Advisory Council
Support and sustain work of school-community organizer to develop family and community engagement, partnership and decision-making
Work with partners to strengthen family engagement (Climb Higher, Mountain Voices Project).
Work with school administrators on ways Family Liaisons can participate in schools’ family engagement plan
Support administration, interpretation and application of district family survey
Oversee home visit program

Communications, Marketing and Fundraising
Produce regular newsletters, electronic and hardcopy
Maintain Family Services website
Maintain social media through relevant and regular posting
Manage overall communications campaign
Oversee Director of Development and fundraising efforts for the district

Outreach
Participate, as mandated, as member of Interagency Oversight Group (IOG) of the Collaborative Management Programs in Garfield, Eagle, and Pitkin Counties
Present to leadership council, county commissioners and other groups
Develop and maintain relationships and partnerships with local, state and federal agencies and nonprofits that promote the health and well-being of students, families and communities
Manage Advisory Board orientation and communications, craft and distribute agenda, chair meetings 

Supervision
Select, train, evaluate and supervise Family Support Specialist, Development Director, District Wellness Coordinator, School-Community Organizer, Bookkeeper, Family Liaison Program Coordinator, Early Childhood Family Liaisons.
Create and update staff job descriptions
Craft and maintain FRC staff protocols
Develop staff meeting agendas, facilitate meetings

Financials
Create and monitor overall organization and individual program budgets
Explore feasibility of potential funding opportunities with team
Grant oversight through working collaboratively with Development Director and Bookkeeper to ensure funder requirements
Review monthly reimbursement reports to the district
Approve staff reimbursement requests

QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of:
Roaring Fork School District student population
Working within an educational community with parents and staff
State and federal legislation regarding children, families, health and human services
Community programs and resources for families and students
Child Welfare practices 
McKinney Vento rules and regulations
Principles of supervision and training and performance evaluations
English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Modern office procedures and methods.
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, especially Word and Excel.
Knowledge of database concepts
Principles and procedures of record keeping.
Principles of business and letter writing and basic report preparation.

Ability to:
Oversee, direct and coordinate the work of staff
Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and
implement recommendations in support of goals
Monitor and track budget expenditures
Facilitate communication with Spanish speaking families, or find appropriate translation
Prepare clear and concise administrative and statistical reports
Respond to requests and inquiries from building administrators, vendors and the general public
Develop, interpret and apply District policies and procedures.
Make public presentations
Work with Boards and commissions
Recognize potentially hostile situations and diffuse situations appropriately.
Operate and use modern office equipment including a computer and various software packages.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.  

EXPERIENCE & TRAINING GUIDELINES
Experience
Minimum of three years experience in a supervisory role at a non-profit organization

Training & Education  
A Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Mental Health, Health, Human Services and Education
Training in Family Development and Support
Fluency in Spanish preferred

License
Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License

WORKING CONDITIONS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works inside.  The noise level is usually moderate with many interruptions. Office environment; exposure to computer screens and use of a keyboard.  Travels from site to site.

Physical Conditions
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, walk and stand. Occasional lifting of 25 pounds or less.

 

Posted By

Roaring Fork School District

1405 GRAND AVENUE, GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO 81601
 
Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$11,850 (USD)

State Average: $10,278 (USD)

% ELL Students

27%

State Average: 12%

Student Teacher Ratio

14.76

State Average: 17.36

% IEP Students

State Average: 11%

FTE

687

State Average: 415