ESSER Monitoring Program Manager

Winston Salem/Forsyth County Schools
Winston-Salem, NC, US
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Grant Funded until June 2024

Under limited supervision, provides leadership and performs a variety of administrative tasks in monitoring and implementing the operations of the district ESSER budgets and programs according to federal, state, and local guidelines. Assists with the preparation of federal grant applications and reports. Provides guidance and leadership to WS/FCS departments and divisions with preparing annual ESSER plans/applications, maintaining appropriate documentation, monitoring budgets, and ensuring adherence to federal, state, and local policies and procedures.

•Participates in long-range planning and implementation of ESSER strategies aligned to the district strategic plan.
•Utilizes NCDPI, US Department of Education, EDGAR, and other aligned resources to develop and maintain local education agency (LEA) standard operating procedures to meet ESSER program requirements.
•Remains up-to-date with federal requirements, evidence-based strategies to improve student outcomes, and data impacting the LEA, in the areas of ESSER allowable use of funds. Reads publications and attends various seminars, conferences, and professional development opportunities to continuously enhance knowledge and skills.
•Responds to calls/inquiries about the Federal programs and provides technical assistance.
•Compiles and analyzes data for various federal, state, and local reports.
•Serves as a district liaison to departments within the LEA, NCDPI, and other state agencies, professional organizations, and community.
•Collaborates with the department and division leaders and schools to provide technical and compliance support.
•Interprets and monitors compliance with Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations for ESSER funding and other federal programs, as needed; provides written guidance.
•Assists the Chief Program Officer - Federal Programs with responses and resolution for difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints regarding compliance issues.
•Participates on school system committees as required; attends and participates in professional groups and committees.
•Assists with development, implementation, and review of district process and procedures ensuring compliance to all fiscal and programmatic requirements per each federal grant, including but not limited to time and effort report, Maintenance of effort, Maintenance of equity, procurement, inventory from Uniform Grant Guidance.
•Maintains appropriate documentation as required by federal law.
•Assists with the monitoring of use of funds for compliance with applicable rules and regulations.
•Responds to inquiries from regulatory agencies
•Offers technical support to department representatives to ensure compliance with use of funds and program requirements.
•Performs other duties, aligned to the federal program, as assigned by the supervisor.

•Thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations pertaining to federal grants, including but not limited to federal Uniform Grant Guidance.
•Considerable knowledge of school board policies, procedures, and standards regarding education.
•Considerable knowledge of the ethical guidelines applicable to the position as outlined by professional organizations and/or federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations.
•Considerable knowledge of the theories, practices, procedures, and resources for continuous improvement to impact student outcomes.
•Considerable knowledge of the current literature, trends, and developments in the field of federal programs.
•Considerable knowledge of the principles of organization and administration.
•Knowledge and understanding of the challenges facing large, diverse, urban school districts.
•General knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of budget preparation.
•General knowledge of the grant application and administration process.
•Ability to use common word processing, database, spreadsheet, and file maintenance programs.
•Ability to maintain complete and accurate records and statistics and to develop meaningful reports from the data.
•Ability to interpret educational policies and procedures.
•Ability to develop long range plans and annual budgets.
•Ability to effectively express ideas orally and in writing.
•Ability to develop, prepare and conduct professional development and/or technical assistance opportunities for WS/FCS staff.
•Ability to manage time, meet deadlines, and bring closure by following projects to completion.
•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments including, but not limited to, representatives of various departments, school-level personnel, regional and state organizations and agencies, parents/families, and community.
•Ability to lead and facilitate adult learning sessions aligned to best practices.

•Minimum: Master's Degree in specialty program area to which assigned
•Minimum: Six years of professional/administrative level experience in the assigned program; and an equivalent combination of training and experience

•Certification from the NC State Licensure department as a curriculum-instructional specialist or school administrator
•Valid and up to date driver's license

Pay Grade PSM2, Full-Time, 12 Months, Minimum Annual Salary $5,488.33

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Please provide at least two references. One must be the current or most recent supervisor and the other a previous supervisor.

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