Executive Director of Student Services

Alexandria, Virginia
Jan 13, 2023
Mar 11, 2023
Full Time
Job Description

The Executive Director of Student Services oversees the Office of Student Services by providing a high level of supervision and evaluation, accountability, and support to assigned staff charged with running the day-to-day operations in the department.

This position reports to the Chief of Student Services and Equity.


Education: Master's degree in psychology, social work, school counseling, or related field with administrative endorsement. Doctorate preferred.

Experience: Minimum 5 years of experience in educational leadership roles with increasing levels of responsibility.

Essential Functions
  • Implements Strategic Plan goals and objectives to align department goals.
  • Directs and facilitates the transition, disciplinary hearing, and suspension process to include appeals.
  • Provides leadership and supervision in the areas of students experiencing homelessness, truancy outreach, substance abuse prevention and intervention services, and residency verification.
  • Oversees the implementation, training, and revisions of the ACPS Student Code of Conduct.
  • Coordinates and oversees homeschool applications and processing of homeschool data.
  • Provides daily technical assistance to school administrators on behavioral and mental health needs.
  • Provides/coordinates professional development for ACPS staff on department-related topics.
  • Assists in coordination of Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) behavioral intervention supports and services.
  • Oversees the Section 504 process and compliance to include appeals.
  • Serves as FERPA liaison and receives and responds to student records requests in collaboration with other school and department staff.
  • Serves as a Title IX investigator and as the compliance officer for investigating complaints of discrimination, harassment and bullying.
  • Supports processing of subpoenas and consults with staff and division attorney.
  • Demonstrates appropriate knowledge of curriculum and instructional strategies and evaluates the instructional programs within the realm of assigned duties. Monitors goal setting and evaluation of staff and various programs.
  • Promotes public relations and facilitates positive communications among various constituents within the school division and in the larger community.
  • Completes reports to the School Board, and state and federal departments of education.
  • Supervises the development and implementation of successful student transitions among various alternative education programs.
  • Administers and improves the school system programs in compliance with all policies, standards, and regulations.
  • Allocates resources, hires and supervises personnel, and coordinates program implementation.
  • Demonstrates appropriate fiscal management of funds within the departmental budget.
  • Facilitates grant applications for various education programs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Highly collaborative with clear communication skills (written and oral).
  • Clear track record of improving behavioral and academic outcomes for students.
  • Ability to plan, supervise, and evaluate the work of others based on individual strengths and weaknesses, and to guide their professional growth.
  • Extensive knowledge of social-emotional academic learning programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school administrators, colleagues, parents, students, and community resources.
  • Ability to develop and execute long-term goals and objectives, including demonstrated skill in organizing workflow, coordinating activities, and ensuring accountability.

  • 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:
$108,813.60 - $164,354.40 / Administrator LAS-H
Shift Type:

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