Rock Hill Schools
Executive Director of Student Services @ CO
Master’s degree in educational administration is required
Doctoral degree in educational administration preferred
SC certification in an area of administration; principal experience preferred
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in an educational environment to include school and district level activities
Knowledge of educational programs related to student services, particularly guidance and alternative programs
Knowledge of policies and regulations regarding student discipline and attendance
Knowledge of facility management
Skill in working with many levels and diverse publics inside and outside the district
Skill in providing leadership and supervision of a staff of professional personnel
Outstanding oral and written communication skills
Outstanding references from current and former supervisors
Salary Range: Group 2, Administrative Scale
Length of Contract: 12 months
Deadline for application: October 14, 2020
Starting Date: November 2, 2020
College transcripts, three references, and a copy of appropriate credentials should also be submitted during the application process.
Prior to employment, the District will request a criminal record history check for past action of crimes. For this reason, information about date of birth, gender, and race is requested as a part of the application process.
The district reserves the right to make changes to the job posting/description as necessary to meet the district’s needs.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of STUDENT SERVICES
The job of Executive Director of Student Services is done for the purpose/s of implementing and maintaining student service programs and services, to include but not limited to Student Discipline, Dropouts and /or Alternative Programs, Guidance, Athletics and Attendance in conformance with district and state objectives; the Executive Director also approves/denies Transfer Requests, coordinates New Student Enrollment Process, provides Affidavits for school attendance needs; provides written support and/or conveys information; serves as a resource to other school personnel, the Board and other districts; ensures that objectives of programs and services are achieved within budget guidelines.
This job reports to the Chief of Strategic Planning, Engagement and Program Support.
- Manages and provide support for a wide variety of program components (e.g. Attendance, Student Discipline, Dropouts and/or Alternative Programs, Guidance, Athletic Programs, Graduation Coaches, etc.) for the purpose of delivering services which conform to established guidelines and regulations.
- Adhere to assignments stipulated in School Board Policies.
- Monitors attendance, suspension and expulsion reports for the purpose of ensuring the district discipline policies are utilized and results are effectively achieved.
- First line of supervision for the district attendance supervisor and attendance coordinator. With this responsibility, providing leadership and assistance at the district and school levels to ensure policies, processes and procedures are in place to maximize student attendance efficacy.
- Responds to inquires of parents for the purpose of providing information, approval/denial and/or direction in the areas of Transfer Requests. New Student Enrollment processes and school locator.
- Develops long and short-range plans and/or attendance program/policies for the purpose of ensuring that the district’s resources are effectively utilized; works with individual schools regarding discipline problems.
- Evaluates programs and/or projects for the purpose of carrying out and achieving objectives within area of responsibility.
- Collaborates with others (e.g. district personnel, other district personnel, civic, fraternal and social organizations) for the purpose of implementing and/or maintaining services or programs and working to resolve problems relating to student issues.
- Facilitates meetings, processes, projects, training, etc. for the purpose of implementing and maintaining programs and services which achieve district’s desired objectives.
- Participates in meetings, workshops and seminars for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions at the school level, district level and state level.
- Researches a variety of information (e.g. current practices, materials, methods, guidelines, etc.) for the purpose of developing new programs and/or master plans.
- Familiarity with federal laws, state laws, and district policies as they pertain to students, their rights and responsibilities.
- Provide training and presentations for administration and school staff on topics such as best practices to assist in reducing attendance issues and behavior issues, on data interpretation from State Department initiatives, on the PREPaRE Protocol for School Crisis, on school and district level climate data, and other areas of need that are identified.
- Collaborate with school administration and community agencies to provide student prevention and intervention workshops on topics that impact student readiness, decision making, peer relationships, and other relevant topics that enhance student safety, social, emotional, and academic success.
- Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities
SKILLS are required to perform multiple, non-technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include adhering to safety practices, administering first aid planning and managing projects, effective organizational skills, preparing and maintaining accurate records with attentions to details, skill in applying accepted administrative methods/techniques. A command of WORD, EXCEL, PowerPoint and Google Drive platforms and the willingness to learn other applicable programs as needed.
KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic math; read a variety of manuals, write documents following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and understand multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes stages of child development, safety practices and procedures, pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws, health standards and hazards, age appropriate activities.
ABILITY is required to schedule a significant number of activities, meetings, and/or events; routinely gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use basic, job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing a variety of complex processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize specific, job-related equipment. In working with others, independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data requires analysis based on organizational objectives; and problem solving with sometimes limited resources. Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities, communicating with diverse groups, establishing effective relationships, maintaining confidentiality, meeting deadlines and schedules setting priorities, working as part of a team, working with detailed information/data, working with frequent interruptions.
Responsibilities include working independently under broad organizational policies to achieve organizational objectives; managing major organizational components; and supervising the use of funds for multiple departments. Utilization of significant resources from other work units is routinely required to perform the job’s functions. There is a continual opportunity to impact the Organization’s services.
The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 50% sitting, 25% walking, and 25% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.
Job related experience requires a minimum of five years of school administrative experience as a principal, director, and/or assistant principal. Two age levels of administrative experience are preferred.
Master’s degree in educational administration is required. Doctoral degree in educational administration preferred.
Pre-employment TB Test
Certificates & Licenses
SC certification in appropriate area
Continuing Educ. / Training
Satisfactory SLED (SC Law Enforcement Division) report; outstanding references from current and former employers
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