Job Description

    Director of Federal Programs and Student Support 23/24 School Year JobID: 18571
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  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    District Administration Center - Glendale, AZ

  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

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    Position Title: Director of Federal Programs and Student Support 23/24 School Year
    Department: PreK-12 Academic Services
    Supervisor: Chief Academic Support Officer
    Term of Employment: 12 Months

    Salary Classification: Director I

    Job Summary: The job of DIRECTOR-FEDERAL PROGRAM STUDENT SUPPORT is done for the purpose/s of providing support to the instructional program with specific responsibilities for the overall coordination of federal programs and services; direct supervision of Migrant and Homeless Education; providing information and serving as a resource to others; achieving defined objectives by planning, evaluating, developing, implementing and maintaining services in compliance with established guidelines; and serving as a member of the leadership team.

    Essential Functions: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include, but are not limited to, the following tasks, duties, knowledge, skills and other characteristics.? This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents in this class.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES generally include the following. Other duties may be assigned:

    • Assumes responsibility for compliance with designated Title programs under ESSA

    • Provides support for directors of specific federal grants

    • Serves as the ESSA contact person/liaison with the Arizona Department of Education

    • Assumes responsibility for all applicable state and federal reporting

    • Oversees the planning, implementation, evaluation, and on-going monitoring of Title I; Migrant, Neglected and Delinquent and Homeless Education programs.

    • Works closely with building administrators in Title I schools to develop and implement effective Title I services

    • Plans and implements summer programs for Title I and migrant students

    • Develops and maintains budgets for the various programs

    • Ensures Title I services to eligible private school children

    • Coordinates services to homeless students

    • Oversees parent involvement as required by ESSA

    • Facilitates, supervises, and evaluates and the homeless education liaison.

    • Provides training related to ESSA and budget development

    • Promotes, supports, and plans professional development activities appropriate for teachers and other staff in Title I schools

    • Supports schools in the school improvement process

    • Aligns site plans to the district strategic plan and prepares necessary school improvement documents for District Team consideration and/or approval

    • Works collaboratively with department directors, coordinators, and coaches to provide support in a tiered model for identified schools

    • Establishes Title I procedures for parental notification and communication.

    • Involves parents in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of Title I program services.

    • Performs other duties as assigned or required by the Chief Academic Support Officer.?


    • Knowledge of applicable Federal, state, county and city statutes, rules, policies and procedures

    • Knowledge of applicable Peoria Unified School District and departmental policies and procedures

    • Knowledge and experience with grant applications and reporting procedures

    • Knowledge of ESSA legislation

    • Skill in developing and monitoring grant budgets of various sizes

    • Skill in developing effective data collection procedures

    • Skill in analyzing and using achievement data for the purpose of program evaluation and instructional decisions making

    • Excellent written and oral communication skills

    • Excellent organizational skills

    • Excellent group facilitation and consensus building skills

    • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relations with co-workers, vendors, students, parents, the general public and others having business with the school district.

    • Skill in collaborating with district office personnel, team members, colleagues, and principals by a demonstrating positive, supportive relationships in the work environment

    • Skill in operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of software applications

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required (preferably in Elementary or Secondary Education and additional preference for Master’s degree), a valid Arizona teaching certificate, a valid Arizona administrative certificate, classroom teaching experience, experience working at a Title I school, experience as a federal program director, or experience as a building administrator, OR any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.


    • Must be able to pass a fingerprint and background clearance check.

    • Must be able to obtain and maintain an Arizona driver’s license.

    • May be required to work outside normal working hours

    • May be required to travel to perform work functions

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