Director of Multilingual Education Services
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Director & Management/Director Level Positions
Educational Service Center
SALARY: $139,016 (Non-Negotiable)
POSITION SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Chief Academic Officer, the Director of Multilingual Services will plan, organize, control, and direct English language learner and dual language operations and activities district-wide. The Director of Multilingual Services will direct services including, but not limited to, the development, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive programs in support of English language learners and dual language. The Director of Multilingual Services will provide support to schools to increase student achievement, ensure equity and access, increase rigor, and close the achievement gap for all English language learners at all instructional levels. The Director of Multilingual Services will supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel to achieve smooth and efficient operations and activities.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Assist the Chief Academic Officer in achieving district strategic goals and carrying out policies established by the Superintendent and Board of Directors.Lead for socially just and equitable practice in service of scholars and familiesDevelop, implement, and evaluate goals and objectives as they pertain to areas of responsibility.Establish a climate in the areas of responsibility conducive to appropriate conduct, performance, attitude, job satisfaction, and service orientation.Provide overall leadership, design, development and support to a comprehensive program of English language learners and dual language services that contributes to and results in increased student achievement and closing of the achievement/opportunity gap district wide.Coordinate and implement the State Transitional Bilingual Program (STBIP) in conjunction with state and federal guidelines.Develop enrichment (educational/content) program.Develop and supervise the English Language Learners programs, which includes budget development, grant management, and providing leadership to district-wide English language learner intervention programs.Develop, hire, and supervise the summer school and extended learning opportunities for English language learners, immigrant and refugee students in collaboration with the Chief Academic Officer.Coordinate and manage district-wide language translations, including interpreter training and services, and language line communications.Provide support with program regulations and procedural processes to the following district divisions/departments: Teaching for Learning, Communications and School/Community Partnerships, Counseling Services, Early Childhood Education, Human Resources, Student Support Services, Assessment and Accountability, Learning Improvement, Standards-Based Instruction, Student Support Services, Equity, Family Engagement, and Information Technology.Lead related professional development activities in collaboration with other departments to ensure that programs and support services are implemented according to regulationsCollaborate with Community-Based Organizations and identified partners to align program resources with district goals.Work cooperatively and collaboratively with Limited English Proficient parents, staff, district administrators, and outside agencies to assure that individual student needs are met.Assist the Human Resources leadership team in the recruitment, screening, evaluation, interview, and selection process for English language learner and dual language teachers and paraeducators.Provide guidance and coordination to the district-wide English language learner certificated and classified staff.Coordinate the functions of multilingual education with other departments of the district as necessary.Compile and submit state and federal reports as required.Coordinate special projects as necessary.Spend significant time at schools in direct and personal consultation with principals and district administrators to provide the full range of multilingual education needs.Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel; interview and select employees and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination, and disciplinary actions; coordinate the work assignments and training of assigned personnel; review work to assure compliance with established standards, requirements, and procedures; take the necessary steps to ensure smooth and timely service to all employees and to prospective employees.Direct the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records, and files; prepare agendas and memos.Develop and implement long- and short-term plans and activities.Assure accurate and timely dissemination of information.Serve as a member of the leadership team; serve on committees such as the Superintendent's cabinet and other committees as appropriate or assigned by immediate supervisor.Write and revise policies and administrative regulations pertaining to assigned functions.Keep informed of trend in assigned areas of responsibility, and other pertinent areas, such as federal, state and local laws, and district regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Coordinate and continue to support and implement a Dual Language programFollow a planned professional growth program; participate actively in local, state, and national professional associations/organizations; and study local, state, and national guidelines for effective services in assigned areas of responsibility.
Education and Experience
Master's degree in educational administration, curriculum and instruction, linguistics, or English as a Second Language, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, or related field
Three (3) years successful teaching experience with English language learners
Demonstrated successful experience in bilingual and/or language immersion programs, and in developing effective program models for English language learners
Washington State Teaching Credential with an ELL or TESOL Endorsement
Washington State District Administrative Credential
Doctoral degree in related field
Experience as a school Principal
Proven successful experience in urban public education
Proven successful experience in an ethnically diverse public school district
CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:
Criminal background clearance
Valid Washington State Driver's License and automobile available for use
Must be willing to attend evening and weekend meetings
Organizational theory and its application in large school districts, including familiarity with "systems thinking," the ability to analyze organizational situations from structural, human resource, political, and symbolic frames.
Principles, practices, trends, goals, and objectives of public education, including current working knowledge in the area of English language learner services and effective language acquisition programs and resources.
Effective principles and practices of management and supervisory methods.
Philosophical, educational, fiscal, and legal aspects affecting field of specialty, including effective methods of English language learner program development, implementation, and evaluation.
Research, best practices and technical aspects of field of specialty.
Research methods and report writing techniques.
Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, policies, procedures, and case law related to assigned activities.
District organization, operations, policies, and procedures.
Educational and business technology programs, procedures and methods, computer equipment, and computer software necessary to perform required duties.
Oral and written communication skills, including English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary, composition, and skills in mathematics.
School board policies and procedures
Plan, organize, and administer assigned areas of responsibility.
Administer assigned budgets and allocate funds.
Demonstrate leadership qualities and utilize motivational techniques and strategies in the development of an operational mode that is cost effective.
Operate technology hardware and software necessary to perform assigned duties/responsibilities.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Write/present in a clear and concise manner for broad public appeal and interpretation.
Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion; promote consensus in groups of individuals with diverse interests and values.
Facilitate and promote collaborative decision-making; facilitate conflict resolution.
Coordinate and supervise the work of others.
Analyze complex situations and synthesize diverse information carefully and adopt an effective course of action.
Plan, organize, and prioritize work to meet multiple schedules and deadlines, and manage simultaneous tasks, with many interruptions.
Work independently with minimum direction and supervision; work under pressure.
Understand, analyze, and prepare comprehensive, narrative and statistical reports.
Use effective customer service skills to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with district personnel, community members, and external companies and agencies in the course of performing assigned duties.
Exhibit cultural competency and sensitivity with the ability to communicate effectively with all cultural groups in the organization.
Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES RELATED TO CULTURAL COMPETENCE AND EQUITY:
Knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and how this influences behavior, and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others.
Ability to establish and nurture an environment that promotes cultural competence and equitable treatment of staff, students, and patrons of the District.
Ability to understand and hold self and others accountable for promoting the Federal Way Public Schools' commitment to "Each Scholar: A Voice. A Dream. A Bright Future."
Ability to recognize that each person is a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will regularly stand and walk, bend neck and back, use hands for repetitive grasping and pushing/pulling. The employee will constantly be required to sit for extended periods of time and use a computer screen and keyboard. The employee may occasionally be required to squat, kneel, and use hands for fine manipulation, climb stairs/ladder, lift and reach overhead, and lift/carry. The employee must constantly lift/carry up to 10 pounds and must frequently lift /carry up to 20 pounds. The employee will occasionally lift/carry a maximum of 35 lbs. The employee is occasionally required to push/pull a maximum weight of 200 pounds.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job the employee will be working in the District office environment and school sites. The position will require working around and with office equipment having moving parts. The employee will be subject to demanding timelines and will be required to drive to a variety of locations to conduct work during the day and evening hours. The employee will be subject to frequent interruptions and extensive contact with students, staff, parents, and the public. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
This position typically works Monday through Friday, 260 days per year, with extended hours into the evening and weekend.
This position reports to and is evaluated by the Chief Academic Officer
This is a non-represented position
LEVEL OF COMPENSATION
Director I level on the non-represented salary schedule: $139,016
The preceding list is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary. The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the scope of responsibility and the level of knowledge and skills typically required, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements, skills or duties so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside their normal responsibilities from time to time as needed.
All employment open positions are made available on a nondiscriminatory basis without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, gender, age, disability or veteran status.
Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.
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