Director of School Health Services

Alexandria, Virginia
Jun 30, 2022
Aug 10, 2022
Full Time
Job Description

The Director of School Health Services guides, strengthens and facilitates the education process by developing and supporting programs to address or remove health-related barriers to learning; Ensures optimal standards of care in the school health program; Provides leadership to the school health program as it relates to coordination of schools and community health services.

The Director of School Health Services reports to the Executive Director of Student Support Teams in the Department of Student Services and Equity.


Education: Bachelor's degree in nursing required; Master's or doctoral degree in nursing, education, public health, or related field preferred.

Certificates & Licenses: Current license to practice as a registered nurse in Virginia. Current CPR certification.

Experience: Minimum three years of experience in nursing with increasing levels of responsibility is required. Experience in personnel management and program administration preferred.

Essential Functions
  • Directs the development, coordination and evaluation of division-wide school health services for students.
  • Leads the hiring, professional learning and supervision of the school health services staff.
  • Provides summative and observational evaluations of school nurses to ensure high quality services and optimum use of knowledge and skills.
  • Plans and develops procedures in collaboration with appropriate stakeholders to assess the health needs of the school-age population.
  • Assists in the formulation of program guidelines in response to VDOE directives, state legislation, and school board policies.
  • Advises in the planning of programs designed to minimize or eliminate health-related barriers that might interfere with learning.
  • Serves as the ACPS staff liaison to the School Health Advisory Board.
  • Collaboratively participates in the Office of Student Support Team's internal decision-making activities.
  • Develops and manages the school health services budget.
  • Coordinates division-wide school health services programs with city-wide agencies.
  • Plans, implements, and evaluates a system for providing for the management of chronic health conditions.
  • Coordinates communicable disease prevention and infection control measures to include crisis response related to community health concerns.
  • Develops and implements school health documentation systems at both the individual student level and the programmatic level.
  • Provides consultation to school nurses, school staff and administrators, and parents/guardians on the specific health issues of school-age children and adolescents.
  • Ensures compliance with state and federal health requirements.
  • Prepares state reports in compliance with health and immunization requirements.
  • Participates with educational personnel in the development and coordination of staff development activities designed to promote wellness and a healthy and safe learning environment.
  • Maintains system for coordinating placement and collaborates with college and university partners for clinical experiences in the school clinics for college and university nursing students.
  • Performs other such tasks and assumes other such nurse affiliated duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the Executive Director of Student Support Teams

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.


Primary Location:
Central Office
Salary Range:
$103,627.20 - $160,442.40 / Administrator LAS-G
Shift Type:

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