Director of Student Support Services – K08

  • REPORTS TO: Associate Superintendent for Instructional Support
    DEPARTMENT:
     
    JOB DESCRIPTOR:  K08
    SCHEDULE:
     
     
    EXEMPT

    NATURE AND SCOPE OF JOB: 
    The Director of Student Support Services is responsible for planning, directing, managing, and supervising the activities and operations of student support services staff and programs.
     
    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
    Acts as liaison on a variety of committees, boards, and organizations, and collaborative groups (required meetings, court hearings and law enforcement agencies, Department of Family Services, and district departments and schools, etc.) for the purpose of gathering and disseminating information and representing District interests.
    Administers and manages the Safe and Drug Free Schools program in collaboration with principals, administrative managers, and district personnel to ensure a quality program for student learning and meeting program objectives.
    Administers and manages the Healthy Schools program in collaboration with principals, administrative managers, and district personnel to ensure a quality program for student learning and meeting program objectives.
    Administers and manages the School Crisis program in collaboration with principals, administrative managers, and district personnel to ensure a quality program for student learning and meeting program objectives.
    Collaborates directly with all stakeholders for the purpose of supporting, communicating and providing for the successful delivery of district programs related to safe schools and student services.
    Collaborates directly with the Staff Development Department to provide professional and staff development in appropriate areas (e.g. Crisis Prevention Intervention, substance abuse instruction, and crisis management.) for the purpose of providing staff with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively support District safe schools policies.
    Collaborates and advises building administration regarding discipline, suspensions, and expulsions.
    Develops, secures, and implements a variety of grants for the purposes of supporting services to students.
    Prepares and administers the budget and ensures that all monies collected and disbursements made are properly accounted for. 
    Facilitates the maintenance, evaluation, publishing and distribution of a variety of data for the purpose of disseminating information and meeting reporting and recordkeeping requirements.
    Manages the Student Services office focusing on excellent customer service to parents, staff, and K-12 students, including fielding calls from the public for the purposes of providing information, intercepting potential conflicts, and addressing problems related to student support.
    Negotiates Memoranda of Understanding (MOU) agreements with multiple collaborative organizations to provide quality and necessary services for students.
    Provides leadership to the District Crisis Management Team and coordinates District emergency management planning with all stakeholders for the purpose of providing for and ensuring the safety of students and staff. 
    Researches a variety of topics for the purpose of developing new programs and/or master plans related to student support services.  
    OTHER FUNCTIONS:
    Supervises non-certified personnel in a manner consistent with school and school district guidelines and beliefs.
    Supervises certified personnel in a manner consistent with school and school district guidelines and beliefs.
    Assists in the review, development, and recommendations of policy.
    Works to develop a positive public relationship between the school district and the community.
    Performs other duties as specified by the Superintendent of Schools.
    --EMPLOYEES ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR ALL FUNCTIONS OF THIS JOB-- 

    JOB QUALIFICATIONS: 

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND MENTAL ABILITY:
    Knowledge of Wyoming Education Code and rules and regulations governing public schools in Wyoming.
    Knowledge of and application of appropriate supervision models of personnel.
    Ability to remain current and interpret legal decisions impacting the area of student services.
    Ability to develop, review, and analyze a variety of at-risk data.
    Ability to work with various personality types.
    Ability to follow and successfully complete written and oral directions.
    Ability to communicate clearly and positively with various publics of education community.
    Ability to calculate with a high degree of accuracy.
    Possess the visual acuity, aided or non-aided, to read and accurately interpret technical reports.
    Possess sound emotional judgment.
    EDUCATION, LICENSE, CERTIFICATION OR FORMAL TRAINING
    Master's Degree in education administration or related field.
    Formal training in supervision and leadership.
    Proper certification issued by the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board as an Administrator or Director is required.
    EQUIPMENT USED:
            Photocopy Machine                  Computer
                   Video Recorder/Player              Adding Machine/Calculator
                   Telephone
    PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
    Possess visual acuity and stamina to work at a computer monitor for various portions of the day.
    Possess sufficient strength to lift objects of up to 50 pounds and relocate them up to 50 feet.
    ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:
    Air conditioned building.
    Occasional exposure to weather extremes.