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028 Director of Title I

Position Title: Director of Title I

Salary Range: Regionally Competitive

Contract Length: Twelve Months


Supervisor: Chief Financial Officer/ Chief Academic Officer

Basic Function:

Plan, supervise, and evaluate all aspects of the Title I program, including: basic and all other grants, choice transfers, supplemental educational services (SES), 8-Step Instructional Process of continuous improvement through the school improvement planning process , after school and summer school programming. Organize professional learning activities for instructional leaders/coaches, staff, and administrators with guidance from the Division of Schools and Academic Programs in cooperation with the Division of Curriculum and Instruction

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  1. Prepare all Title I grant proposals, amendments, and evaluations according to state and federal guidelines.
  2. Collect and use data to develop and write all grant applications and to develop program plans to meet the needs of a diverse student population.
  3. Direct and coordinate the implementation of the Title I program, providing help to eligible schools in preparing their Plans, maintaining appropriate documentation, and maintaining their budget, and ensuring adherence to federal, state, and local policies and procedures.
  4. Ensure implementation of effective Tier II and III evidence and/or research based interventions and supports
  5. Support all non-public schools as the Local Educational Agency for those schools residing in the South Bend Community School Corporation district
  6. Provide leadership and supervision for the Title I District Parent Advisory Council.
  7. Maintain consistent, positive communication and interaction with the appropriate state officials.
  8. Supervise and evaluate employees of the Title I department.
  9. Coordinate professional learning activities that support Title I program goals and objectives.
  10. Provide support and guidance to building administrators and staff in the implementation of the Title I program,
  11. Supervise the Title I Compliance Officer and ensure program compliance.
  12. Work in cooperation with building administrators and the Chief Academic Officer in the development and implementation of effective programs.
  13. Monitor and evaluate all Title I programs and make recommendations for appropriate modifications.
  14. Work closely with non-public schools who receive funds through the Title I grant.
  15. Maintain complete and accurate records and statistics and to develop meaningful reports from them.
  16. Develop and implement instructional policies and programs for Title I students.
  17. Assess effectiveness of programs and activities.
  18. Develop long range plans and annual reports.

Qualification Requirements: Master's degree in education with an administrator's license; at least 5 to 7 years of experience as a teacher, with Title I or equivalent program coordination experience preferred; or any equivalent combination or training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Thorough knowledge of federal, state and local requirements regarding Title I programming. Thorough knowledge of School Board policies, procedures and standards regarding education. Ability to interpret educational policies and procedures with fidelity.

Thorough knowledge of ethical guidelines applicable to the position as outlined by professional organizations and/or federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations.

Considerable knowledge of the current literature, trends, and developments in the field of Title I and other federal programs.

Considerable knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization and administration.

Considerable knowledge of the needs of Title I students from diverse backgrounds and various learning abilities and styles.

Understanding of the Standards for Professional Learning and effective adult learning strategies Skill in counseling and developing staff

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of supervisors, employees, vendors, and the general public.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable, functional, structural, or composite characteristics (whether similar or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things.

Other Skills and Abilities: Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form; and to deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands: sitting, standing, crouching, kneeling, reaching, climbing stairs, adjusting, connecting; lifting, carrying, and/or moving up to 40 lbs.; bending, keyboarding, pulling, pushing, balancing, writing, walking, and operating computers, facsimile machines, A-V equipment. copiers, calculators, etc.

Work Environment: Must be able to meet the job expectations of the supervisor and balance the needs of students, staff, parents, principals and other administrators, state and federal officials, and others.

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