Assistant Director - Department of Student Services (internal applicants only)

Cincinnati, OH, US
May 15, 2019
Student Services

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  •    Assistant Director, Department of Student Services
    This individual must have an analytical ability to develop a vision and direction for the district's diverse educational programs and services. The director must have a proven track record of effective leadership and style that is collaborative and that aligns with the common core state standards agenda of the district. This individual must have a demonstrated commitment to improving academic results for students with disabilities and English language learners. Furthermore, this position is expected to be a valuable resource for the district's need for expertise in helping schools meet the learning and behavioral needs of all of its students. The Director will need a strong service orientation and an ability to work closely within the various sectors interested in delivering services to our district's diverse learners. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated supervisory skills to effectively manage the daily operations and administration of assigned functions. The successful candidate will be required to possess an extensive knowledge of federal and state regulations regarding students with disabilities and English language learners, including the Individuals with Disability Education Improvement Act, Lau vs Nichols, Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
    • Assist in the Facilitation of ongoing development and implementation of a unified, district vision for educating students with disabilities and English language learners that provides all students with the high quality instruction and academic supports they need to achieve high standards.
    • Assist in the Leadership, direction and management of the Student Services department, in cooperation with school communities and other departments, all exceptional education, English as a second language and supportive services impacting students to assure student success and compliance with federal and state laws.
    • Assist in the selection of advocates and mobilizes district efforts to continue the integration of exceptional education services within district general education initiatives so that all students are provided access to grade level core curriculum.
    • Assist in providing leadership, direction and oversight in the development and successful delivery of the district's special education and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs while ensuring that core learning experiences maximize student achievement, comply with all federal and state mandates, and are in alignment with the district mission and vision related to instructional priorities (e.g., Common Core State Standards, Response to Intervention, SIOP, Universal Design for Learning, etc.).
    • Assist in the monitoring of the academic achievement and instruction of students with disabilities and English language learners and ensures alignment with district initiatives.
    • Assist in overseeing the delivery of school health and wellness services, response to intervention supports, and pupil services in the areas of school psychology, speech and language therapy, occupational and physical therapy, audiology, orientation mobility therapy, etc.
    • Assist in the development, monitoring and management of the department budget, including developing projections of expected enrollments and needs for services.
    • Assist in obtaining and oversees external sources of funds, including federal, state, and private sources.
    • Motivates and assist the development of a high functioning student services leadership team.
    • Identifies and facilitates the development of professional development learning opportunities, based on student data that aligns with best instructional practices for diverse learners.
    • Assist leads and/or participates on numerous district regional and state committees dedicated to addressing the unique needs of students with disabilities and English language learners.
    • Works collaboratively with a range of stakeholders to improve services to children with diverse needs, including parents, educators, community organizations, higher education, government agencies, employee groups, professional organizations, and district administrators.
    • Serves as a liaison with the Ohio department of education in its monitoring of compliance to rules and regulations.
    • Functions as the district representative responsible for administrative reviews, investigation of due process complaints, and legal hearings.
    • Works collaboratively with curriculum, EMIS, early childhood and school leadership staff to integrate pk-12 special education and ESL initiatives.
    Type Contract: Limited 261 days
    Salary Grade: Director I - per CAAS Agreement
    The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
    Certain jobs at Cincinnati Public Schools may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation are available upon request from Human Resources.
    Cincinnati Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and is subject to federal regulations pertaining to employment. The district has a continuing non-discrimination policy which prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or veteran status. We hire only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States.