Executive Director of Student Services, Alternative Programs and Equity

Alexandria, Virginia
Jun 11, 2019
Jun 21, 2019
Full Time
Job Description:

The Executive Director of Student Services, Alternative Programs and Equity oversees all ACPS student services functions by providing a high level of supervision and evaluation, accountability and support to staff charged with running the day to day operations at these sites.

This position reports to the Chief of Student Services, Alternative Programs 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
  • Directs the transition and disciplinary hearing and suspension appeal process.
  • Provides leadership and supervision in the areas of school social work, truancy outreach, school health services, substance abuse prevention and intervention services, residency verification
  • Oversees the implementation, training and revisions of the ACPS Student Code of Conduct
  • Coordinates home school applications
  • Provides daily technical assistance to school administrators on behavioral and mental health needs
  • Provides/coordinates professional development for ACPS staff
  • Assists in coordination with Multi-Tiered System of Support behavioral services
  • Oversees the Section 504 process and compliance
  • Serves as FERPA Hearing Officer as needed
  • Serves as a compliance officer for investigating complaints of discrimination, harassment and bullying
  • Supports processing of subpoenas
  • 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, 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 standards and regulations
  • Allocates resources, 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

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • 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.

This is a 12 month, 240 day position.


Primary Location:
Central Office
Salary Range:
Administrator LAS-H
Shift Type:

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