Campus Director of Student Support

Employer
KIPP DC
Location
Washington, DC, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jan 13, 2021
Ref
743999729134391
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. KIPP DC is looking for a dynamic, committed and flexible campus director of student support lead, collaborate, coach and support school leaders, admin teams, compliance managers and related service providers with all aspects of Special Education and Student Support.

Job Description

(40%) COACHING AND DEVELOPMENT
  • Supervise campus compliance manager to meet legal special education compliance metrics on child-find, initial referrals, annual and triennial reviews.
  • Coach campus compliance manager on development and support of case managers who write and implement individual education programs (IEPs).
  • Supervise related service providers at the campus level to ensure service delivery, collaboration with key stakeholders, and timely evaluations.
  • Conduct regular check-ins with school administration regarding special education priorities and systems
  • Support school teams in appropriate implementation of dedicated aides as a supplemental support.
  • Provide professional development to campus teams on various aspects of special education and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS).
  • Ensure school teams implement 504 processes (referral, eligibility, plan implementation) with fidelity.
  • Ensure school teams implement ELL processes (identification, instructional support) with fidelity.

(40%) STUDENT SUPPORT INSTRUCTION
  • Ensure that high quality instruction, through a continuum of services, is delivered for students with IEPs.
  • Oversee school based progress monitoring systems to ensure students with IEPs are making academic progress toward annual goals.
  • Model data review and planning for specific students to train school teams on using available dashboards.
  • Collaborate with school administrations to identify classroom support and development needs for special educators.
  • Conduct and model high quality observations and feedback sessions develop plans to support special educators.
  • Collaborate with school teams to create special education priorities.
  • Support implementation of a continuum of services at each school and regularly review student data to ensure schools are utilizing the full continuum of services through individualized decisions for students.
  • Conduct and present file reviews for students who need additional academic and/or behavioral support.
  • Manage the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) review process at the campus level.

(20%) GENERAL STUDENT SUPPORT
  • Manage, collaborate and hire related service providers for schools at assigned campus.
  • Manage logistics and implementation of external contracts that impact student services at your campus.
  • Attend and participate in weekly communication and collaboration meetings with fellow Campus Directors of Student Support to ensure Network alignment (horizontal alignment).
  • Manage logistics and implementation of transitions between schools (i.e. elementary to middle) to ensure Network alignment (vertical alignment).
  • Facilitate the collaboration of all key stakeholders to problem solve on individual student cases as needed.
  • Facilitate complex student meetings and serve as the LEA Representative when needed.


Qualifications

  • Demonstrates growth mindset about children and adults
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Flexible thinking when the face of ambiguity
  • Direct leadership experience
  • Instructional knowledge
  • Ability to influence mindsets
  • Organizational skills to build effective school-based systems
  • Direct Special Education coaching experience
  • Teaching experience for at least 5 years (GenEd or SpEd)
  • Understanding of IDEA and DC Eligibility Criteria
  • Experience managing 504 plans


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 https://www.kippdc.org/join-our-team/apply-now/ . For questions or issues with your application, please contact careers@kippdc.org.

KIPP DC Public Schools does not discriminate against, or tolerate discrimination against, employees or applicants for employment on any legally-recognized basis or protected class including, but not limited to, actual or perceived race, color, national origin, immigration status (except as necessary to comply with federal, DC, state, or local law), religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or expression), marital status (including domestic partnership status), genetic information, political affiliation, pregnancy, family responsibilities, personal appearance, veteran status, uniform service member status, status of being unemployed, status of victim a survivor of domestic violence, sexual offense or stalking, matriculation or any other protected class under federal, state, DC, or local law.

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