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Director of Federal Programs - JOB# 1645

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POSITION TITLE: Director of Federal Programs

ASSIGNMENT: Director of Federal Programs

  1. Master's degree from an accredited educational institution in Administration/Supervision, Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, or other curricular related area
  2. Minimum of five (5) years experience as a professional educator
  3. Physical requirements to perform essential functions and tasks which may include exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10 pounds of force as frequently as necessary; lifting, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, pulling, and pushing, if required
  4. Satisfactory clearance of a criminal history records check and drug screening

PURPOSE: The Director of Federal Programs is responsible for directing the development, planning and implementation of Federal programs.

Professional experience including working with grants. Ability to manage budgets. Ability to communicate orally and in writing. Ability to use a variety of computer software applications. Ability to plan, organize and establish priorities related to assignment. Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner. Ability to handle multiple tasks in a professional and courteous manner. Ability to work cooperatively with others. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups.

  1. Plan and develop grant applications
  2. Assist district and school-based staff to align grant proposals with district goals, system initiatives and school improvement plans.
  3. Monitors and assures compliance with laws and regulations pertaining to federal grants.
  4. Maintains regular contact with Regional, State and Federal officials.
  5. Prepare School Board agenda items for grant proposals, contracts and budget amendments.
  6. Maintain files on all grant proposals and funded grants.
  7. Monitor grant implementation to ensure that supplanting does not occur.
  8. Oversee the budget for each federal grant awarded to the district.
  9. Approves and processes purchase orders for materials, equipment, etc., needed for each grant awarded to the district.
  10. Responsible for inventory of federal equipment and materials for those projects concerned.
  11. Evaluate or assist with the evaluations of programs funded by grants.
  12. Disseminate information about grant opportunities to district and school-based staff.
  13. Collaborate with district staff, school-based staff and focus groups to determine needs for and sources of funding.
  14. Provide oversight and direction for cooperative planning with other agencies.
  15. Keep supervisor informed of potential problems or unusual events.
  16. Serve on school/district committees as required or appropriate.
  17. Works with others in district office and schools to identify in-service needs.
  18. Prepare or assist in the preparation of all required reports and maintain all appropriate records
  19. Supervise assigned personnel, conduct annual performance evaluations and make recommendations for appropriate employment actions.
  20. Develop annual goals and objectives consistent with and in support of district goals and priorities
  21. Meet and deal effectively with the general public, staff members, parents, administrators and other contact persons using tact and good judgment.
  22. Model and maintain high ethical standards.
  23. Provide leadership and direction for assigned areas of responsibility.
  24. Provide leadership and guidance in the development of annual goals and objectives for assigned department or program.
  25. Assist in implementing the district's goals and strategic commitment.
  26. Exercise proactive leadership in promoting the vision and mission of the district.
  27. Set high standards and expectations and promote professional growth for self and others.
  28. Utilize appropriate strategies and problem-solving tools to make decisions regarding planning, utilization of funds, delivery of services and evaluation of services provided.
  29. Collaborate with other departments and agencies, and contribute to the planning and operation of the district.


Performs all other duties as assigned by the supervising administrator


Twelve (12) months


Performance will be appraised annually in accordance with School Board policies


According to the School Board of Highlands County Administrative Salary Schedule


Except as provided by law, The School Board of Highlands County shall not on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, political or religious beliefs, national or ethnic origin, or genetic information, exclude individuals from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity in any employment condition or practice, or be denied equal access to school facilities if the organization is The Boy Scouts of America or other patriotic youth groups.

APA Approved 9/18/2007
Reformatted 2/1/2016
Modified 4/28/2016
Modified 4/22/2021
Modified 08/19/2021


All applicants for positions offered by the School Board of Highlands County will be evaluated for possession of the following personal qualities:
  1. Honesty, dependability, punctuality, accuracy, and diligence on the job

  2. Ability to relate well to fellow workers, parents, students, and the general public

  3. Habits of dress, grooming, and personal conduct suitable to the work site and school environment

  4. Willingness to use professional practices appropriate to public service and school settings

  5. Ability to communicate clearly and accurately, orally and in writing

  6. Ability to understand and follow written and oral directions

  7. Ability to access, organize, and maintain information needed in the performance of specific work tasks

  8. Willingness to become totally familiar with and to comply with school district policies, procedures, rules, and functions

  9. Demonstrate sensitivity to cultural diversity and to district expectations governing equity, non-discrimination, and equal opportunity

  10. Willingness to complete in-service training needed to enhance and update job performance over a period of service

    Reasonable accommodations are available for qualified applicants with disabilities during the application and interview process.
    To request accommodations, please contact:

    Carla Ball, Director of Human Resources
    426 School Street
    Sebring, FL 33870

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