Curriculum Specialist/Director, District Administration, Other
4 Year Degree
Visions In Education is seeking a highly skilled educator and leader to serve as our Director of Student Services.
The Director of Student Services is responsible for driving the strategic leadership, development and management of educational strategies, plans and services designed to enhance and ensure student achievement and success that prepares students to function effectively in the marketplace. The Director of Student Services leads and guides the student support management team; work includes overseeing ELL, Special Education and testing.
Professionals with experience working with technology and virtual tools is desired. In addition, experience in student support leadership, familiarity with home school and independent study programs, charter schools, and non-site based instructional models is preferred.
Please visit our website at viedu.org to learn more about Visions In Education.
Possession of a valid California Administrative Services Credential required along with a valid California Teaching Credential or Pupil Personnel Services Credential.
Please attach resume, 2 letters of reference, and cover letter detailing your experience which qualifies you for the position.
Visions In Education offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, and retirement (CalSTRS).
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE CLASS
Responsible for driving the strategic leadership, development and management of educational strategies, plans and services designed to enhance and ensure student achievement and success and to prepare students to function effectively in the marketplace.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Any one position may not include all the duties listed nor do all the listed examples include all tasks that may be found in positions of this class.
Provides leadership and guidance in strategic planning and organizational change.
Conceptualizes and articulates strategies to improve student achievement.
Brings creativity to instructional methods, plans and implementation.
Provides leadership and guidance to the instructional management team and collaborates with them in the development, implementation and assessment of programs designed to improve student achievement.
Oversees selection and development of curriculum.
Oversees and provides leadership to student support services (ELL, Special Education and testing).
Establishes and supervises student discipline procedures and programs. Organizes and coordinates school programs and events (graduation, WASC, CCR, etc.).
Manages projects, team members and/or other staff. Provides leadership and participation in enlisting school-wide efforts by staff.
Hires, trains and evaluates instructional managers and assists in the selection and development of certificated staff.
Mentors, guides and trains instructional managers to ensure program, student and customer service goals are achieved and that leadership and teamwork are developed and practiced.
Provides one-to-one management and coaching support for instructional managers.
Coordinates efforts with VIE business management to enhance student services and to help ensure that programs interface.
Forms key partnerships with SJUSD management, other charter organizations, local law enforcement and social service agencies.
Provides guidance, leadership and input in the development of operational strategies, processes and programs that support instruction.
Monitors, evaluates and analyzes trends and policy issues relating to charter schools and student achievement.
Ensures program compliance with VIE Charter, state and federal charter school laws and related educational laws.
Creates and maintains assigned budgets.
Assists the Chief Academic Officer in other related activities.
May act as the Chief Academic Officer in their absence.
Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Possession of a valid California teaching credential.
Possession of a valid California administrative credential.
Administrative experience in instructional leadership. Prefer individual with knowledge of charter schools, a home school program, or an independent study program.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Experienced, highly motivated, well-organized individual who can help take the organization to the next level in terms of student achievement and team leadership.
Experience conceiving, designing and managing strategies and programs that facilitate organizational change and/or improvement.
Demonstrated success partnering with senior management in developing, managing and evaluating business plans and strategies.
Ability to think strategically while having the skills to handle day-to-day details and problems.
History of success in roles requiring logical, systematic thinking while managing multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to work with flexibility, efficiency and diplomacy, both independently and as part of a management team.
Ability to work confidentially.
Ability to develop short-range and long-range business and program plans.
Knowledge in learning theories, human needs, and curriculum development and assessment.
Knowledge of school finance and budget.
Knowledge of charter school laws and regulations.
Knowledge of staffing, organization, selection, and supervision of personnel.
Ability to demonstrate, use and motivate others to the highest level of customer service.
Skill in defining problems, collecting information, establishing facts, evaluating alternative solutions, problem solving and drawing valid conclusions.
Written and oral communication skills requiring clarity and diplomacy in communicating with a broad and diverse audience.
Knowledge, skill and ability to use a wide variety of office equipment including, but not limited to: personal computers, associated software programs (including Windows, word-processing, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, presentation, database and web based applications), e-mail, Internet, copiers, faxes and phones.
Possession of a valid California driver’s license, availability of a vehicle and evidence of vehicle insurance. Willingness and ability to travel locally and within the surrounding counties.
Willingness to work irregular hours/days including evenings, weekends, holidays, and on-call for emergencies.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL ABILITIES
The physical requirements below are necessary to perform the essential functions. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable a person with a disability to perform these functions.
Work environment is a combination of an office setting with frequent travel. Requires willingness and ability to work effectively and move about in an office and travel on a frequent basis to local locations and to surrounding counties.
Physical, mental and emotional stamina to work an eight-hour shift (and sometimes more hours) under sometimes-stressful conditions, with frequent distraction and interruptions and deal with angry/upset people in a calm and professional manner.
Sufficient hand/eye coordination and manual dexterity to use a wide variety of office and computer equipment, to keyboard and write, file, and maintain records and reports.
Sufficient hearing to conduct in-person and telephone conversations.
Ability to speak in an understandable voice with sufficient volume to be heard in normal conversational distance, on the telephone and in addressing groups.
Sufficient visual acuity to see and read small print.
Ability to sit for extended periods of time, up to an eight-hour shift (with the exception of lunch and breaks).
Sufficient mobility to bend, stoop, push/pull, lift, stand, and walk on an occasional basis to file, move equipment or supplies or take work from one location to another.
Sufficient mobility to enter/exit a vehicle and drive to various locations locally and to surrounding counties.
About Visions In Education Charter School
Visions In Education is one of the largest TK-12 Public Charter School serving northern California. We provide educational options for those students and families seeking alternatives to the traditional public school setting. Visions In Education has successfully supported students and families for 20 years and is a growing, thriving organization.
We have built our organization based upon hiring the most qualified people and helping them acquire the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Our students and families choose us as their school because we provide great teachers, systems and technology to achieve their educational goals.