Student Support Compliance Manager

Washington, DC, US
Jan 13, 2021
Company Description

By 2025, KIPP DC will build upon two decades of proven results to develop into a more impactful, innovative, and inclusive school system, that provides joyful, identity-affirming learning experiences so that all students and alumni achieve extraordinary outcomes. We are a network of eighteen schools educating nearly 7,000 students and employing 1,200 teachers, leaders, and staff members dedicated to our mission. As part of the KIPP network's 255 schools, we share best practices and innovations with our peers across the city and country.

Our work is grounded in a commitment to excellence, equity, and justice. We believe all students have the right to rigorous, relevant, and joyful learning experiences led by exceptionally talented and diverse educators and support staff who promote student achievement and a sense of belonging.We are seeking a student support compliance manager who is passionate about educational equity, driven by student and family relationships, and provides intentional support for their students.

Job Description

The compliance manager will be primarily based at one of our seven campuses. This position will be responsible for maintaining documentation and managing matters related to special education compliance with a full spectrum of federal and state requirements at the campus and school level. This position will also assist in sustaining policies and systems that ensure KIPP DC's overall compliance with student support services regulations, working closely with our student support services staff and school leaders. The compliance manager will report to the director of student support compliance and policy.


Drive Compliance:
  • Ensure student support services staff abide by IDEA and local regulations
  • Oversee compliance of student support services files
  • Own scheduling and holding IEP, SEP, Eligibility, and 504 meetings in a timely manner
  • Maintain the special education database system (SEDS)
  • Support and train case managers to gather and analyze data (assessments, grades, observations, teacher comments, etc.) prior to requesting evaluations and input information into SEDS
  • Support case managers with necessary paperwork and collecting data for LRE and dedicated aides requests
  • Work closely with school psychologists and other related service providers to ensure assessments are completed in a timely manner
  • Coordinate the implementation of accommodations on state and local testing in collaboration with school teams
  • Consult with IEP teams to determine whether to proceed with the LRE process for placement and dedicated aide concerns, as needed
  • Collaborate with the case manager and Director on due process actions
  • Serve as a liaison between KIPP DC and attorneys representing students with disabilities
  • Coordinate the dissemination and collection of Medicaid related documents to parents and other stakeholders
  • Coordinate the alternate assessment for students with disabilities
  • Provide technical support and training on the SEDS system to staff (including case managers and related service providers)
  • Provide technical assistance to staff members in order to comply with the ADA and Section 504.

Chair Multidisciplinary Team (MDT):
  • Serve as the LEA Representative in all MDT meetings at their campus
  • Support case managers and/or chairs complex cases, including those with legal representation, as needed
  • Take comprehensive meeting notes and/or monitors notes taken by case managers; records dissenting opinions
  • Receive and review monthly reports on the status of outstanding IEP documentation
  • Ensure that case managers have the proper paperwork for meetings and that the follow-through after the meeting is completed timely and efficiently

Ensure Academic Progress:
  • Ensure IEPs are compliant with federal and district regulations, goals are standards based and relevant for the individual student, and present levels of performance are appropriate and current.
  • Facilitate data-based discussions to help the MDT design IEPs to best support student growth
  • Perform other related duties, as assigned:
  • Serve as the face of the student support team at your campus to all parents, school leaders, staff, and community members
  • Distribute weekly memos to school teams and facilitate department meetings, when needed
  • Facilitate small group and whole staff professional development on an as needed basis
  • Attend professional development workshops, conferences, and meetings to stay abreast of current topics in student support services
  • Manage small and large scale projects as assigned by the Student Support Director of Compliance
  • Serve as a full-time and engaged member of KIPP DC's staff, including activities like attendance to teacher/staff meetings, accompanying students on field lessons, assisting with student recruitment and enrichment activities, and working with other staff members to ensure fulfillment of KIPP DC's mission.


  • Bachelor's degree (required)
  • At least two years experience as a special education teacher or district level special education support staff(required)
  • Meet all state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed and "Highly Qualified" (required)
  • Excellent oral and written communicator (required)
  • Analytic, problem solving mindset (required)
  • Commitment to working with limited access to quality educational options (required)
  • Experience teaching in an urban school (preferred)
  • Experience in implementing reading remediation programs (preferred)
  • Certified in Special Education (recommended)

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits:
  • KIPP DC offers its employees competitive rates for medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance. KIPP DC's plans include options for Health Savings Accounts, Flex Spending Accounts, and access to OneMedical.
  • KIPP DC also offers its employees a 403(b) retirement account with employer contributions and matches vesting after three years.
  • All employees who use public transit are eligible for pre-tax deductions for transportation costs through a partnership with WMATA
  • Staff are provided with a laptop computer for work and access to a discounted cell phone plan for staff/student/parent calls.
  • KIPP DC has various support programs in place during the pandemic, including extended sick leave and robust health and safety protocols and training programs

Please apply immediately, as applications are accepted and roles are filled on a rolling basis. All interested applicants should visit . For questions or issues with your application, please contact

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