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Director, English for Speakers of Other Languages

School District of Lee County
Fort Myers, Florida
Base: $103,590.59
Closing date
Apr 29, 2023

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Manager / Director
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MAJOR FUNCTION: Provide leadership, assistance, and support to schools in the area of research-based instructional practices to ensure English language acquisition and to close the achievement gap of English Language Learners.


  • Master’s degree from an accredited institution.
  • Seven (7) years of education leadership, management, and supervisory experience.
  • Proven experience successfully managing multiple business/department functions and staff in an upper-level leadership capacity preferred.
  • Bilingual/biliterate in English and in a minimum of one (1) target language (Spanish, French, Creole, etc.).
  • Valid Florida certification in educational leadership or related field.
  • Certification/endorsement in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) or bilingual education. 


  • Develop and revise District policies and procedures, in cooperation with District legal staff, for compliance with state and federal laws and regulations pertaining to English Language Learner (ELL) student education.
  • Identify and investigate obstacles to attendance for the targeted population and secure additional resources to support program participation.
  • In conjunction with the Chief Academic Officer, determine and acquire appropriate instructional materials.
  • Develop and provide multilingual instructional services for second language acquisition.
  • Assist Title III instructional coaches and the curriculum and instruction coordinator with the implementation of proven research based practices for ELL students to close the achievement gap.
  • Plan and direct a system of feedback and assessment of school instructional progress to determine their responsiveness to the needs of the ELL population.
  • Monitor schools for implementation of research-based practices for instruction and curriculum for ELL students.
  • Develop and coordinate training for school-based instructors.
  • Assist in providing technical assistance for schools with federal grants for ELL.
  • Supervise federal Title III projects implemented in the District.
  • Develop and manage budgets for dollars acquired through legislative action.
  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal reporting requirements.
  • Supervise a team of District instructional coaches for a learning community and serve as the liaison between the learning community and the Chief Academic Officer.
  • Deliver speeches and hold special program promotions for local clubs and community organizations to promote awareness and collaboration with local agencies and businesses.
  • Develop and administer the departmental budget.
  • Supervise and evaluate departmental staff.

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