Director of Student Services/Title IX Coordinator | Higley Unified School District

  • 07 Jan 2021
  • (MST)
  • 20 Feb 2021
  • (MST)
  • Gilbert, AZ 85296

https://higley.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=2978

Position open until filled, with first review of applications in early February. Position start date July 1, 2021.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.

  • Handles parent complaints effectively and reports outcomes to affected administrative staff.
  • Serves as a leader and general resource person in matters relating to student discipline, alternative education and school safety.
  • Coordinates and facilitates the development of the cooperative efforts between schools and other community agencies in providing services to students.
  • Develops and maintains working knowledge of Title IX and relevant state laws.
  • Serves as Title IX coordinator for the district by ensuring district has required policies and procedures related to Title IX in place, conducting evaluations of school compliance, arranging for training for employees and students, and providing updates and resources.
  • Facilitates enrollment of students into alternative programs and their return to regular programs.
  • Chairs, conducts, and supervises various discipline and attendance hearings; coordinates all hearing panels, ensures due process in all cases.
  • Receives and processes referrals to alternative schools.
  • Plans, conducts, and organizes a variety of staff development opportunities related to Child Welfare and attendance, student discipline, and school safety.
  • Guides, directs, advises, and participates in serious discipline processes and problems, including student suspension and expulsion cases.
  • Travels to various sites to observe safety programs and respond to discipline related matters as needed.
  • Attends meetings to maintain current knowledge of new legislation and requirements; conducts and facilitates meetings as needed; and prepares and disseminates information regarding legislative changes.
  • Maintains and defines procedures to complete applicable State mandated reports.
  • Provides direction, coordination, and guidance to the District’s counseling services and outside contracted services, as needed.
  • Assists with the development, implementation, and evaluation of effective alternative programs for students at-risk.
  • Provides direction to assist in dropout prevention efforts.
  • Oversees school safety and security programs including School Resource Officers, School/Police Liaison, and Safe School’s Advisory Committee.
  • Creation and maintenance of handbooks and procedures related to safety and student discipline.
  • Plan and assist with a wide variety district events and activities.
  • Provide resources for Social, Emotional, Learning for school sites and departments.
  • Provides timely and effective communications regarding incidents and/or situations which might impact the District, its divisions, or schools.
  • Makes active and consistent efforts to maintain or improve the external and internal image of the District, its divisions, and its schools.
  • Establishes annual goals and objectives as deemed appropriate by the supervisor.
  • Gathers appropriate data in support of the status of annual objectives and job description elements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

Competent decision-maker with excellent leadership skills. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a career history of visionary leadership and strong evidence of employing or supporting best educational practices in the classroom. The candidate will support and model high expectations of accountability in all responsibilities of this position. The successful candidate supports the district’s vision, mission, core values, code of cooperation and goals.

  • Previous experience developing and facilitating educational training and outreach, preferably to both students and employees. 
  • Awareness, understanding, and ability to stay current of the various laws, regulations, and policies regarding sexual harassment, interpersonal violence, stalking, and other discrimination/harassment concerns relating to protected status. 
  • Successful prior experience in assigned responsibility. 
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. No convictions for felonies or crimes against children.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution. Valid Administrator Certificate, if applicable. Minimum of five years of successful teaching and/or administrative experience; campus administration preferred.

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