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Director of Student Services - Osseo Area Schools - ISD 279

Posted on 2023-01-24 11:11:02 AM

Listing expires 2023-03-25 12:00:00 AM

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Start Your Online Application Now<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.applitrack.com%2Fosseo%2FOnlineApp%2FJobPostings%2FView.asp%3FAppliTrackJobId%3D26518&data=05%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C5013cd8e048f41ed402f08dafe2db788%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C638101770626713022%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=%2BDgHxVG0K0IFErlGeXC3BlaLPsgiwM6v%2FnWP7jg%2ByGs%3D&reserved=0> Date Closing: 02/08/2023 Job Summary: To inspire and prepare each and every scholar with the confidence, courage, and competence to achieve their dreams; contribute to community; and engage in a lifetime of learning by providing system level leadership in planning, supervising and coordinating student services programs and services, for students from birth through age 21, including services to non-public schools, in the district. This includes special education, health services, counseling and guidance, section 504 and related services. Responsibilities and tasks include: Development and implementation * Developing and implementing systems for the budgeting and expenditure of local, state, and federal funds allocated to the system for student services. * Assessing program needs, estimating costs and developing budget proposals. * Preparing and submitting applications to the State Department as required for funding. * Preparing and submitting revenue estimates to system business services. * Preparing and submit completed reports and documents as required for various funding. * Monitoring accounts on a regular basis. * Administering tuition billing for special education and general education students. * Administering billing for IEP health related services. Planning and development * Supervising the planning and development of program improvement in all areas of student services. * Determining the need for new programs and services and changes to existing offerings. * Developing and recommending plans for initiating or changing programs and services. * Monitoring all programs for compliance with mandates and policies. * Developing and promoting suitable procedures for identification, evaluation, and instructional programming of children eligible for Special Education and Section 504 services. * Evaluate the school system&#8217;s approaches and students&#8217; responses to specialized programs for children not achieving in special and general education programs. * Interpret educational mandates, policies and procedures for school personnel for all areas of student services. * Screening candidates for student services positions and recommend for hire * Initiate and direct in-service activities in order to bring about increases in the competencies of student services personnel. Advocacy for students * Disseminating information about due process and educational rights of students and parents. * Encouraging and supporting advocacy groups such as Minnesota ARC and PACER. * Providing leadership to system administration in updating and generating school policies relating to student services and required services for students. * Serving as conciliator between parents and school personnel when student&#8217;s special program recommendations cannot be resolved at the building level. * Convening the Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) &#8211; to help inform special education services. Public relations * Working collaboratively with community, county and state agencies on problems and issues of mutual interest. * Maintaining and promoting open communication and collaboration with all segments of the school community. * Being responsive to individuals with questions or concerns. * Keeping school administration, staff and community members informed of the accomplishments, improvement areas and the needs of student services. Mandated student services * Ensuring the effective identification and assessment of, and provision of student services to students who are disabled or have special needs. * Assigning and supervising staff needed to provide identified, approved services. * Staying current on all education laws and rules related to serving non-public school students. * Collaborating with non-public school personnel as necessary in order to obtain full understanding of needs and appropriate legal provision of non-public services. * Compiling and submitting all required state and local district reports. Student data collection * Coordinating the development of due process forms and procedures, including preparation and updating of the total special education system&#8217;s (TSES) document. * Administering requirements for data privacy, records and related services. * Advising building office and teaching staff on data privacy related to education records and maintenance of student records. * Publicizing district policy to students, parents and staff. * Working with building administrators to improve record keeping systems. Operations & oversight * Oversee the daily operations of the Student Services department. * Provide guidance, direction, and support to the Student Services Coordinators. * Collaborate with the Departments of Educational Equity and Learning & Achievement to ensure positive achievement for each and every scholar. * Ensure the continuous implementation of the department&#8217;s three-year operational plan. * Actively engage in the district&#8217;s budget review (Long Range Financial Planning - LRFP) process to ensure adequate resources for the student services department. Minimum Qualifications: * Licensed as Director of Special Education in Minnesota * Education is commensurate with license requirements * Five years as a teacher leader in a student service, a supervisor in special education or support services, or a building level administrator * Five years of supervisory experience required Preferred qualifications include: * Prior administrator experience preferred Essential knowledge and specialized subject knowledge required to perform the essential functions of the job: * Knowledge of the mission, core values, and strategic directions of Osseo Area Schools * Knowledge of evidenced-based practices that contribute to positive student outcomes for each and every scholar * Demonstrated ability to practice adaptive leadership principles to guide and facilitate continuous improvement * Knowledge of programmatic improvement process including research, development, and evaluation * Knowledge of laws, state mandates, regulations and procedures related to areas of responsibility * Understanding of intercultural competence * Understanding of curriculum needs in special education * Understanding of due process, data privacy issues and litigation pertinent to department services * Knowledge and understanding of budgeting and revenue sources and ability to recommend budgets based on system needs * Ability to collect, organize and report data required by the State Department Skilled in: * The attributes of an efficacious learner: resourceful, self&#8211;directed, responsible, problem solver and skilled communicator * The ability to examine new approaches and methods, initiate action and render recommendations * The ability to involve others in planning and decision-making * The ability to lead and encourage a team of individuals to reach established strategic objectives * The ability to work effectively with parents, community groups and diverse local, regional and state agencies APPLICATION PROCEDURE Posting closes February 8, 2023 Please include a letter of interest and three (3) letters of recommendation. Salary: View salary grids on Pages 3 - 4, Section 1. of the Directors and Confidential Managers agreement<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fresources.finalsite.net%2Fimages%2Fv1656696487%2Fdistrict279org%2Fncbusfikue0u2rhb3fpx%2Fdirectors_contract.pdf&data=05%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C5013cd8e048f41ed402f08dafe2db788%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C638101770626713022%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=ysC7z5Tctu9ho0emluDxWVNhktS4a6CT6dhKN2i%2Ba2M%3D&reserved=0> Bargaining unit: Directors and Confidential Managers<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fresources.finalsite.net%2Fimages%2Fv1656696487%2Fdistrict279org%2Fncbusfikue0u2rhb3fpx%2Fdirectors_contract.pdf&data=05%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C5013cd8e048f41ed402f08dafe2db788%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C638101770626713022%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=ysC7z5Tctu9ho0emluDxWVNhktS4a6CT6dhKN2i%2Ba2M%3D&reserved=0> Desired start date: July 1, 2023 Osseo Area Schools offers: * Meaningful and impactful work * Opportunities to grow professionally * A variety of benefits * and more Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Osseo Area School District ISD 279 is an Equal Opportunity, and veteran-friendly employer. Osseo Area School District ISD 279 ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. Osseo Area School District is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the district and strongly encourages persons to apply who can strengthen our diversity. For more information, view the District&#8217;s Equal Opportunity and Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment and Violence Policy.<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.district279.org%2Finfo-center%2Fpolicies%2Findividual-policy%2F~board%2Fschool-board-policies%2Fpost%2F102-policy-equal-educational-and-employment-opportunity&data=05%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C5013cd8e048f41ed402f08dafe2db788%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C638101770626713022%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=xSbOT7VxMJ6uodUUOYlgpRfSfwq9rbUKVbdMGgEHwCw%3D&reserved=0> Veteran&#8217;s Preference: If you are an eligible veteran, please submit a legible copy of your DD214 with your application. Accommodation: If you have a disability that requires an accommodation during the selection process, please email Human Resources at HR@district279.org or call 763-391-7007. Background Check and Drug Screen Process Upon Conditional Offer: Background checks are conducted upon receiving a conditional offer. Employees must complete a background check and are responsible for the background fee. A passing background is required. Criminal convictions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. 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Date Closing: 02/08/2023
Job Summary: To inspire and prepare each and every scholar with the confidence, courage, and competence to achieve their dreams; contribute to community; and engage in a lifetime of learning by providing system level leadership in planning, supervising and coordinating student services programs and services, for students from birth through age 21, including services to non-public schools, in the district.  This includes special education, health services, counseling and guidance, section 504 and related services.  
 

Responsibilities and tasks include: 

Development and implementation
  • Developing and implementing systems for the budgeting and expenditure of local, state, and federal funds allocated to the system for student services.
  • Assessing program needs, estimating costs and developing budget proposals.
  • Preparing and submitting applications to the State Department as required for funding.
  • Preparing and submitting revenue estimates to system business services.
  • Preparing and submit completed reports and documents as required for various funding.
  • Monitoring accounts on a regular basis.
  • Administering tuition billing for special education and general education students.
  • Administering billing for IEP health related services.
Planning and development
  • Supervising the planning and development of program improvement in all areas of student services.
  • Determining the need for new programs and services and changes to existing offerings.
  • Developing and recommending plans for initiating or changing programs and services.
  • Monitoring all programs for compliance with mandates and policies.
  • Developing and promoting suitable procedures for identification, evaluation, and instructional programming of children eligible for Special Education and Section 504 services.
  • Evaluate the school system’s approaches and students’ responses to specialized programs for children not achieving in special and general education programs.
  • Interpret educational mandates, policies and procedures for school personnel for all areas of student services.
  • Screening candidates for student services positions and recommend for hire
  • Initiate and direct in-service activities in order to bring about increases in the competencies of student services personnel.
Advocacy for students
  • Disseminating information about due process and educational rights of students and parents.
  • Encouraging and supporting advocacy groups such as Minnesota ARC and PACER.
  • Providing leadership to system administration in updating and generating school policies relating to student services and required services for students.
  • Serving as conciliator between parents and school personnel when student’s special program recommendations cannot be resolved at the building level.
  • Convening the Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC) – to help inform special education services.
Public relations
  • Working collaboratively with community, county and state agencies on problems and issues of mutual interest.
  • Maintaining and promoting open communication and collaboration with all segments of the school community.
  • Being responsive to individuals with questions or concerns.
  • Keeping school administration, staff and community members informed of the accomplishments, improvement areas and the needs of student services.
Mandated student services
  • Ensuring the effective identification and assessment of, and provision of student services to students who are disabled or have special needs.
  • Assigning and supervising staff needed to provide identified, approved services.
  • Staying current on all education laws and rules related to serving non-public school students.
  • Collaborating with non-public school personnel as necessary in order to obtain full understanding of needs and appropriate legal provision of non-public services.
  • Compiling and submitting all required state and local district reports.
Student data collection
  • Coordinating the development of due process forms and procedures, including preparation and updating of the total special education system’s (TSES) document.
  • Administering requirements for data privacy, records and related services.
  • Advising building office and teaching staff on data privacy related to education records and maintenance of student records.
  • Publicizing district policy to students, parents and staff.
  • Working with building administrators to improve record keeping systems.
Operations & oversight
  • Oversee the daily operations of the Student Services department.
  • Provide guidance, direction, and support to the Student Services Coordinators.
  • Collaborate with the Departments of Educational Equity and Learning & Achievement to ensure positive achievement for each and every scholar.
  • Ensure the continuous implementation of the department’s three-year operational plan.
  • Actively engage in the district’s budget review (Long Range Financial Planning - LRFP) process to ensure adequate resources for the student services department.

Minimum Qualifications:                  
  • Licensed as Director of Special Education in Minnesota
  • Education is commensurate with license requirements
  • Five years as a teacher leader in a student service, a supervisor in special education or support services, or a building level administrator
  • Five years of supervisory experience required

Preferred qualifications include:

  •  Prior administrator experience preferred
 
Essential knowledge and specialized subject knowledge required to perform the essential functions of the job:
  • Knowledge of the mission, core values, and strategic directions of Osseo Area Schools
  • Knowledge of evidenced-based practices that contribute to positive student outcomes for each and every scholar
  • Demonstrated ability to practice adaptive leadership principles to guide and facilitate continuous improvement
  • Knowledge of programmatic improvement process including research, development, and evaluation
  • Knowledge of laws, state mandates, regulations and procedures related to areas of responsibility
  • Understanding of intercultural competence
  • Understanding of curriculum needs in special education
  • Understanding of due process, data privacy issues and litigation pertinent to department services
  • Knowledge and understanding of budgeting and revenue sources and ability to recommend budgets based on system needs
  • Ability to collect, organize and report data required by the State Department

Skilled in:
  • The attributes of an efficacious learner: resourceful, self–directed, responsible, problem solver and skilled communicator
  • The ability to examine new approaches and methods, initiate action and render recommendations
  • The ability to involve others in planning and decision-making
  • The ability to lead and encourage a team of individuals to reach established strategic objectives 
  • The ability to work effectively with parents, community groups and diverse local, regional and state agencies


APPLICATION PROCEDURE 
Posting closes February 8, 2023
Please include a letter of interest and three (3) letters of recommendation.

Salary:  View salary grids on Pages 3 - 4, Section 1. of the Directors and Confidential Managers agreement

Bargaining unit: Directors and Confidential Managers

Desired start date: July 1, 2023

Osseo Area Schools offers:

  • Meaningful and impactful work 

  • Opportunities to grow professionally

  • A variety of benefits

  • and more 

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: 

Osseo Area School District ISD 279 is an Equal Opportunity, and veteran-friendly employer.

Osseo Area School District ISD 279 ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. Osseo Area School District is committed to a workforce that reflects the diversity of the district and strongly encourages persons to apply who can strengthen our diversity. For more information, view the District’s Equal Opportunity and Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment and Violence Policy. 

Veteran’s Preference: If you are an eligible veteran, please submit a legible copy of your DD214 with your application. 

Accommodation: If you have a disability that requires an accommodation during the selection process, please email Human Resources at HR@district279.org or call 763-391-7007.

Background Check and Drug Screen Process Upon Conditional Offer: Background checks are conducted upon receiving a conditional offer. Employees must complete a background check and are responsible for the background fee. A passing background is required.  Criminal convictions are reviewed on a case-by-case basis.




 

Osseo Area Schools - ISD 279 uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online



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