Director of Child Accounting

POSITION: Director of Child Accounting

REPORTS TO: Superintendent of Schools


PRIMARY FUNCTION:

The Director of Child Accounting is a critical position and will provide recommendations for improvements in efficiencies and services. This includes developing data governance policies, submitting timely state and federal reports, and leading district departments in maintaining quality student and staff data. This position will also participate in the review and revision of the enrollment process for all students, including special education students. This position will need to work collaboratively with district leadership to establish communication channels and ensure a high standard of data management. In addition, this person will work closely with the special education department to evaluate compliance management, ensure data accuracy and advise on the selection of an appropriate data management system for the special education department.

MISSION:

The Chester Upland School District is committed to providing all students the opportunity to achieve excellence in the four A's: Academics, Athletics, Arts, and Activities.

The senior leadership team continues to build a talented and committed team to ensure all students are prepared to graduate from Chester Upland schools career and college ready! The C.O.R.E. is the foundation of the Chester Upland School District's vision and mission.

C.O.R.E.:
C- Children First: The well being and continuous learning of every child will drive decisions.
O- One Chester Upland: With dedicated community of partners, parents, students and staff, we will excel, united as One Chester Upland.
R- Reimagining: Through a mode of continuous improvement, we will apply four important levers for change, collaboration, capacity building, deepening knowledge of pedagogy, and focusing direction to improve outcomes for all.
E- Equity, Excellence, and Emotional Intelligence: We will ensure equitable access to a quality education that includes emotional intelligence and leads to excellence across all opportunities and services.


RESPONSIBILITES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

Qualifications:
  • 5 years experience in analyzing, transferring, cleaning, summarizing and reporting student demographic data.
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher preferred.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Completion of the PIMS certification tracks through the PDE data quality curriculum.
  • Data Science Specialization Certificate preferred.
  • Must be willing to obtain certification and keep current while holding this position.
  • Current police, child abuse & FBI Fingerprint clearances required.
  • Clearance as a MA provider by the Commonwealth of PA and Federal Government required.
Essential Job Skills:
  • Experience with PIMS, Student Information Systems (SIS), and State and Federal compliance reporting.
  • Experience with database structures, online applications, and database importing/ exporting to build reports and data tables.
  • Ability to support district data systems including student information systems, Special Education tracking systems, human resource systems, etc.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Collect, analyze, troubleshoot, correct and submit data required for PIMS reporting.
  • Create reports as requested by district and administrative staff.
  • Act as a leader, teacher, facilitator and information source in the areas of the district's information system and PIMS.
  • Assist in the development of policy and procedures in areas that directly affect child accounting and data governance.
  • Attend required trainings and PDE data quality meetings.
  • Apply Data Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security Practices.
  • Maintains knowledge of current School Code and Basic Educational Circulars pertaining to Child Accounting and Attendance.
UNION AFFILIATION: Not applicable

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
  • Receipt of a completed application, resume and cover letter
  • A minimum of three current written letters of reference from previous or current directors, principal, and supervisors
  • Personal interview(s)
The information in this job description is for compliance with the Chester Upland School District Board Policy and the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.). It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities and qualifications for the position. The incumbent may perform or be assigned other duties.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Chester Upland School District (CUSD) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. CUSD ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. Any individual needing assistance in making application for any opening should contact the Department of Human Resources at 610-447-5886.

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