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Job: Assistant Director - Early Learning

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Posted: 04/16/2018

Job Reference #: 50354

Job Type: Administrative/Clerical Management - Mid-Level (Manager, Director) Management - ALL CATEGORIES

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Jeffco Public Schools Job posting 50354
1829 DENVER WEST DR BLDG 27, GOLDEN, Colorado, 80401Job posted as of Apr 16, 2018,12:01 AM MST until Apr 23, 2018,11:59 PM MST

Jeffco Public Schools, a premier school district in Colorado, has been providing educational excellence for more than 60 years. Our graduates have gone on to become Nobel Prize winners, astronauts, award-winning doctors, writers and musicians. Our mission is to provide a quality education that prepares all children for a successful future. The district, located on the west side of the Denver Metro area, has 157 schools on 168 campuses and approximately 87,000 students.

Job Title
Assistant Director - Early Learning

District Name
Jeffco Public Schools
School/Department Name
Early Childhood Office
10801 W. 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, Colorado, 80033
Job Status
Hours Per Day
Days Worked
$76,482 - $106,887
Pay Grade
Position Start Date
Jul 01, 2018
Posted on
Apr 16, 2018,12:01 AM MST
Expiry Date
Apr 23, 2018,11:59 PM MST
Job Description
SUMMARY Provide administrative and educational support for Early Learning programs and services. Implement department policies and procedures and assure compliance with federal and state regulations related to Early Learning.

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

Provide professional development and technical assistance to schools, intervene and resolve problems with parents, students, staff, and community in collaboration with building principals.

Coordinate staff and professional development initiatives.

Human Resources: Oversight of HR Technician. Conduct interview process; provide interview questions and assist with interviews. Develop and implement creative strategies to attract and retain qualified and professional employees, including preparation of advertisements as appropriate. Analyze recruitment results and proactively develop recruiting strategies, including working with teacher preparation programs as appropriate. Manage the employment processing for Early Learning positions for multiple schools. Work with Employment Services and Human Resource Technicians. Oversee performance evaluation process, provide guidance and direction in all disciplinary actions with Early Learning staff, and develop growth plans and monitor progress. Assist in administration of department and District personnel policies concerning evaluations, promotions, transfers, discipline and grievance solutions.

Implement policy and monitor standard operating procedures for the Program District-wide.

Coordinate instructional programs.

Participate in and chair District wide committees and task forces.

Participate in Early Learning and principal/managers? meetings.

Provide program development and evaluation.

Perform other duties as assigned.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EXPERIENCE 5-10 years successful experience working in schools. Prefer experience with district wide initiatives.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING Master's degree plus additional course work required for certification or licensure

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Colorado Department of Education Administrator, or Principal licensure, or in progress.

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & EQUIPMENT Basic experience with current technology. Knowledge of assessment data tools and state and federal special education laws and regulations. Knowledge of and experience in processes for problem-solving.

DECISION MAKING Ability to work collaboratively in decision making and ensure decisions are in compliance with regulations.

COMMUNITY RELATIONS Regular contact with classified and professional staff, students, families, school teams, administrators, advisory committees, public agencies, Board of Education, citizen committees, general public, vendors/contractors, and state legislature to exchange information and maintain relationships.
Assistant Director, Early Learning (PK ? 3rd grade)

SPAN OF CONTROL Directly supervises approximately (6) Program Specialists in the Early Learning Department as assigned. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

EDUCATIONAL DELIVERY Provide direct services for implementation of instructional programs, evaluation of curriculum design/delivery/assessment, and compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

COMPLEXITY OF WORK Work is assigned primarily by the needs of the department and programs. Requires independent judgment and interpretation within the District, federal, and state policies, procedures, and laws that guide the education, programs, and accountability systems. Requires adult facilitation skills, conflict resolution and crisis management techniques.

The physical demands, mental functions, and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

MENTAL FUNCTIONS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to compare, analyze, communicate, coordinate, synthesize, evaluate, and use interpersonal skills. The employee is frequently required to negotiate. The employee is occasionally required to copy, instruct, compute, and compile.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Additional Information
Strong Internal Candidates being considered.
Important Notice Regarding Licensed Positions:
Job Status Type is Referenced Above in Job Posting:
Job Status: Ongoing
A successful external applicant will be issued a probationary contract. A successful internal applicant that currently holds a probationary or non-probationary contract with Jeffco Public Schools will maintain that contract status.
Job Status: Temporary
A successful external applicant will be issued a one year, temporary contract. A successful internal applicant currently holding a Jeffco probationary contract will be issued a one year, temporary contract. A successful internal applicant currently holding a Jeffco non-probationary contract, will forfeit their non-probationary status. Please contact Employment Services for questions.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The Jefferson County School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, pregnancy, sex, disability.

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