Indian Education Title VI and Title III (ESL) Specialist

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ICSD Human Resource Services

Certified Employee Job Description

 

 

 


 

Department: Special Programs             Date Prepared: 04/01/2022

 

Job Title: Indian Education (Title VI) and English Learner (Title III) Programs Specialist

 

Classification (FLSA Status): Exempt

 

Lane/Salary Grade: Teacher Salary Schedule placement based on Education and Experience

 

Location: District Office

 

 


 

General Function:

The Indian Education and Title III Specialist works under the direction of the Executive Director of Special Programs with the management and coordination of the ICSD Indian Education Program (Title VII) and English Language Learners (Title III) program and helps individual schools do the same. In addition, this position assists with the coordination and facilitation of professional development for the district and individual schools teaching Indian and ELL students in compliance with the Office for Civil Rights. In addition, the Specialist must model good instructional practice and work well with other people to be effective in facilitating change.


Organizational Structure:

 

Job Title: Indian Education (Title VI) and English Learner (Title III) Programs Specialist


Supervisor’s Title: Executive Director of Special Programs

 

Jobs Reporting to this Title: 

Title III EL School Coordinators

Title III EL Paraprofessionals

Title VII Indian Education School Paraprofessionals


Summary and Overall Objective:

The Indian Education and Title III Specialist works under the direction of the Executive Director of Special Programs with the management and coordination of the ICSD Indian Education Program (Title VII) and English Language Learners (Title III) program and helps individual schools do the same. In addition, this position assists with the coordination and facilitation of professional development for the district and individual schools teaching Indian and ELL students in compliance with the Office for Civil Rights. In addition, the Specialist must model good instructional practice and work well with other people to be effective in facilitating change.



 

Essential Functions Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides coordination of the ICSD EL (Title III) Program. 

  • Develops, implements, and evaluates annual comprehensive program improvement action plan. 

  • Analyzes and evaluates formative and summative district student achievement data. 

  • Conducts student EL assessments for the entire district. 

  • Maintains district compliance with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights program guidelines and other legal requirements. 

  • Designs and conducts program audits, prepares federal, state, and local reports and grants, and supervises school level reporting and record keeping procedures. 

  • Coordinates and facilitates professional development. 

  • Designs and facilitates formal and informal training, study groups, & ESL Endorsement classes, in-services and workshops. 

  • Coordinates and provides peer coaching, mentoring, modeling and other types of teacher support. 

  • Works effectively with schools and ICSD Literacy Coaches and Learning Coaches. 

  • Maintains program and grant budgets, financial records, and prepares accurate financial reports. 

  • Assists school administrators with school-level programming. 

  • Supervises EL School Coordinators, and paraeducators. 

  • Works effectively with technology; Power-school, ELLevation, WIDA and DRC Testing Portals, word processing, graphic and presentation software, website design and maintenance, and computer assisted instruction. 

  • Collaborates and communicates effectively with other departments within ICSD as well as other school districts and the community. 

  • Participates in state level EL programming and professional development decision making. 

  • Works effectively with families. 

  • Organizes, oversees, and teaches family literacy and language programs. 

  • Provides translation services. 

  • Increases multicultural awareness among administrators and staff and school communities.

  • Monitors the tutoring of American Indian (AI) students who are identified to be at risk. 

  • Serves as a liaison among schools, district, and Indian parents. 

  • Meets with parents on a regular basis to share Title VII grant information. 

  • Gathers data required for Title VII grant. 

  • Meets with Indian Parent Advisory Committee (IPAC) to identify AI student needs and concerns. 

  • Represents the Iron County School District (ICSD) AI community on various committees. 

  • Attends local, state, and national Title VII meetings. 

  • Assists in programs that facilitate success for AI students.

 

Competencies (Knowledge, skills, abilities):

  • Strong knowledge base in: 

  • English as a Second Language and Bilingual education issues and research dealing with ESL programming and program materials, identification, assessment, placement, legal requirements, staffing, professional development, and parent and community involvement. 

  • Current literacy research and the ICSD literacy approach. 

  • Core curriculum and demonstrated skill with ESL/SDAIE instruction. 

  • Multicultural education issues. 

  • Demonstrated skill in literacy instruction and professional development.

  • Strong knowledge base in Indian education issues and in research related to: 

    • Title VII programming and program materials 

    • Identification 

    • Legal requirements 

    • Staffing 

    • Professional development 

    • Parent and community involvement

  • Ability to maintain discipline among students with positive strategies and to conduct learning activities with small groups of students.

  • Ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English at a level required for successful job performance. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from management, public groups, and/or the ICSD School Board. 

  • Ability to work with applicable mathematical concepts. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to perform mathematical operations using units of American money. 

  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out essential duties of this position. Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 

  • Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems involving concrete variable situations. 

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 

  • Ability to work independently on routine tasks.

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    This description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this job. Incumbents are required to perform other related functions as assigned.

     

    Qualifications:

     

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, knowledge and experience requirements; the machines, tools and equipment used; and any licenses or certifications required. 

     

    Required Education and Experience:

    An active Utah professional level license. 

     

    Preferred Education and Experience: 

    ESL Endorsement, Bilingual Endorsement, or equivalent experience and bilingual ability is recommended. 

     

    Job Related Experience:

    Successful classroom instruction is essential. Experience working with all levels of ELL students is critical. 

     

    Required Licenses and Certifications: 

    • Must have and maintain an active Utah Driver’s License. 

    • Must complete Utah Risk Management Defensive Driver training every two years. (Utah Code R31-1)

     

    Character

    • Iron County School District expects all employees to practice high standards of moral and ethical conduct which are consistent with the values taught in our schools. 

    • All employees are expected to be law abiding, ethical and honest; and demonstrate respect for the dignity of all students, colleagues, parents and members of the community. 

    • All employees are expected to adhere to all district policies while employed. 

     

    Working Conditions:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    Work Environment: 

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. 

    • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


    Physical Demands:

    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to handle, or feel, and talk or hear. 

    • The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. 

    • The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. 

    • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 

    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. 

     

    Machines, Tools, Equipment Used: 

    • Copy machines and high speed duplicators. 

    • Computer technology. 

    • Video equipment including VCR, camcorders and TV equipment. 

    • Classroom Technology (i.e., projectors, document Cameras, SMART Boards, etc.)


    Possible Hazards: 

    • Contact with dissatisfied individuals

     

    Expected Work Hours:

    • Full-Time (190 Contract days)

    • Regular School Hours

     

    Travel Requirements: 

    • Frequent travel to School District offices, buildings, classrooms and grounds are necessary.


    Terms of Employment: 

     

    Job Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the board’s policy on Evaluation of Certified Personnel.


    The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.

     

    Iron County School District is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate in the terms, conditions, or privileges of employment on account of race, age, color, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, or otherwise as may be prohibited by federal and state law. 


     

    Posted By

    Iron County School District

    2077 W Royal Hunte Dr , Cedar City, UT 84720
     

    At the following locations

    District Office West

    2077 W ROYAL HUNTE DR , CEDAR CITY, UT 84720