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Director, Instructional Services- Early and Expanded Learning Programs

Post Date: 9/15/2017
 
Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) is seeking a talented Director, Instructional Services- Early and Expanded Learning Programs to organize, plan, coordinate, lead, and participate as a team member in order to meet the diverse educational needs of Orange County students, as well as the individual needs of districts, teachers, administrators, community members, and parents. The Director's primary focus will be on directing activities and services related to: After School Programs, Child Care Services, Early Learning and McKinney-Vento Homeless Education.
 
Key responsibilities of this role include:
Directing, managing, supervising, evaluating, leading, and coordinating the activities of assigned programs, activities, and services.
Coordinating assigned activities with other units, divisions, outside agencies, and the general public.
Managing  and  participating  in  the  development  and  implementation  of  goals,
objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs including the development of various training  programs and technology services within the Division.
Coach and mentor staff to build leadership skills and leadership capacity within the
Division.
Participate in  the  Orange County Department  of  Education's continued effort  to provide leadership in college and career readiness and success.
 
We are looking for a strong leader with knowledge of:
Mission and values of the Orange County Department of Education.
California Academic Content Standards.
State and federal programs, as well as the funding processes.
Effective professional development, training, and coaching protocols.
 
The talent that we are seeking would likely be developed by at least six years of responsible education experience including three years of leadership in public education.  A Master's  degree from an accredited college or university and valid California Teaching Credential and Administrative Credential are required.  A
Doctorate  degree is desired.
 
 
Compensation
We feel that our work is truly rewarding, and we believe that the selected candidate will too. In terms of standard compensation, this position is assigned to a 225-day work year, with
a position salary range of $135,049-
$164,535 annually.   In addition to fostering collaborative work and individual development, we offer a comprehensive package of employer­ paid insurance benefits to full-time staff
 
Application Process
Applications are accepted online only. Access this posting, read a detailed job description, and apply through the Employment page of our website, www.ocde.us .
DEADLINE: Open until filled
We welcome your interest and look forward to hearing from you.
 
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200 Kalmus Drive
P.O. Box 9050
Costa Mesa, CA 92628-9050
714 966.4000
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Orange County Department of Education
Human Resources Department
Certificated Management Class Specification
 
 
 
DIRECTOR- INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES Class Code: 1223
Work Days: 225
 
 
 
GENERAL PURPOSE
 
Organize, plan, coordinate, lead, and participate  as a team  member  in  order  to  meet  the  diverse educational  needs of Orange County students, as well as the individual  needs of  districts, teachers, administrators, community members, and parents.  Provide responsible complex administrative support and leadership to the Associate Superintendent of Instruction.
 
 
 
SUPERVISION  RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
1.   Receives direction from the Associate Superintendent,Instructional Services.
 
2.   Exercises direct  supervision  over  management,  supervisory, professional, technical, and/or clerical staff.
 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by an employee assigned to this position. This description is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities, and working conditions associated with  this position. All requirements are subject to possible modification  to reasonably accommodate individuals with a disability.
1.   Manage and participate in the development  and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for assigned programs including the development of a variety training programs.
2.   Direct, manage, supervise, evaluate, lead, and coordinate the activities of assigned portion  of the Instructional Services Division.
3.   Coordinate  assigned activities  with  other  units, divisions, outside  agencies, and the  general public.
4. Facilitate and provide leadership for assigned services and activities of the Instructional Services
Division.
 
5.   Recommend and administer policies and procedures that are consistent with the mission and values of the Orange County Department of Education.
6.   Monitor  and  evaluate  the  efficiency  and  effectiveness  of  service  delivery  methods  and procedures; assign and monitor  workloads and review internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for  improvement  and review  with  the  Associate Superintendent; assist in the selection,training, motivation, and evaluation of assigned instructional services personnel.
7. Serve as liaison for the Orange County Department of Education with other units, divisions, and partnering agencies.
 
 
 
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (cont.)
8.   Manage and participate in the development  and administration  of the unit's budget; forecast additional  funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies, and coordinate the monitoring of and approval of expenditures recommending adjustments when necessary.
9.   Encourage and assist staff and districts to effectively use data in decision making process.
 
10. Provide  coaching to  employees; collaborate  on  goal development,  set  clear expectations, provide constructive feedback, and check in regularly for understanding.
11. Attend  and participate  at  meetings  held  at  school districts, outside  agencies, and various organizations in order to manage and supervise areas of responsibility; prepare and present staff reports  and other necessary correspondence to  a  variety of educational, business, and other governmental agencies.
12. Participate on a variety of boards, commissions, and committees; attend  and participate  in professional group  meetings; remain  abreast of  new trends and innovations in the  field  of educational  services; direct  the  development  and implementation  of  financial funding  and grants to support the programs of this unit.
13. Review, develop, and provide input into legislation relative to the Orange County Department of
Education and the needs of the school districts we serve.
 
14. Participate  in  the  Orange County  Department  of  Education's continued  effort  to  provide leadership in college and career readiness and success.
15. Assist schools and districts with strategies to work effectively with parents.
 
16. Must demonstrate attendance sufficient to complete the duties of the position as required.
 
17. Perform related duties similar to the above in scope and impact as required.
 
QUALIFICATIONS (KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, ABILITY REQUIREMENTS) Knowledge of:
1.   Organization, supervision, and effective management practices and principles.
 
2.   State and federal programs, as well as the funding processes.
 
3.   Effective professional development, training, and coaching protocols.
 
4.   California Academic Content Standards.
 
5.   Principles of budget preparation and control.
 
6.   Principles of training and performance evaluation.
 
7.   California  Education  Code,  California  Administrative   Code,  and  the   policies,  rules,  and regulations of the Orange County Department of Education.
8.   Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
 
 
Ability and Skill to:
 
1.    Plan, direct, and coordinate various educational programs.
2. Manage, direct, evaluate, coach, and coordinate the work of professional, technical, and clerical personnel.
 
Ability and Skill to {cont.):
 
3.   Analyze problems; identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals.
4. Prepare clear and concise written and oral presentations and reports.
 
5.   Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
 
6.   Establish and maintain  effective working  relationships  with  those contacted in the course of work.
 
Education, Training and Experience:
 
A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is Master's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in curriculum  and instruction  and six years of increasingly responsible education experience, including three years of administrative and supervisory experience.
 
Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
A valid California credential authorizing instruction or service in a public school program. A valid California Administrative credential.
 
 
PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS
 
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
 
 
Physical Demands
 
While performing  the duties of this job, employees are regularly required to bend, stoop, push, pull, grasp, squat, twist, kneel, walk, sit, and reach to access materials or equipment  and complete  other tasks as assigned; lift and carry up to 30 pounds; and lift from ground, waist, chest, shoulder, and above shoulder level. The position may include occasional need to traverse uneven surfaces.
 
Employees in  this  classification are to  be able to  travel  countywide  to  a variety  of  sites within  a reasonable time  frame; read written  and electronic materials; communicate clearly in person, on the phone, and via email; and operate all required equipment.
 
 
 
Mental Demands
 
While performing  the  duties of this class, employees are regularly  required to  use written  and oral communication  skills; read and interpret  information; analyze and solve problems; use mathematical reasoning; make observations; learn and apply new information or skills; perform highly detailed work; work on multiple,  concurrent  tasks with  frequent  interruptions; work under intensive deadlines and meet productivity  requirements; and interact successfully with various groups of people encountered in the course of work.
 
 
 
 
 
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
 
The  work  environment   characteristics  described   here  are   representative   of  those   an   employee encounters  while performing the essential  functions of this class.  Reasonable accommodations  may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Employee typically works in an office environment that is fast paced with moderate to high pressure.