Coordinator, State English Learner / Title III Programs Job Opening
Coordinator, State English Learner / Title III Programs
State of Idaho• Boise, Idaho
SPECIAL NOTIFICATION: This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.
The Idaho State Department of Education (SDE) is dedicated to serving and providing common-sense leadership, support, and resources to educators across the state. The knowledge, skills, and experience of SDE employees are among our most valued and important assets. Employment with the SDE provides a rewarding career that positively affects the lives of children in Idaho. To learn more, please visit our website at http://www.sde.idaho.gov/ .
The English Learner program helps those attaining English proficiency overcome cultural and language barriers, and promote students' access to high-quality education. The English Learner/Title III Programs State Coordinator is a key member of the Idaho State Department of Education (SDE) that provides assistance, guidance and direction to districts to help ensure they meet state and federal laws and regulations in regards to the education of English Learners. This position assists districts in creating, implementing and maintaining Language Instruction Educational Programs that are rigorous and equitable. Work is performed under the supervision of the Federal Programs Director. This is a full time position serving under an appointment of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
- Understand and interpret state and federal policy, regulations and non-regulatory guidance for English Learners;
- Ensure the SDE is in compliance with state, federal, and other applicable directives, mandates, statutes, rules, and regulations;
- Provide federal monitoring/review to ensure Local Education Agency (LEA) compliance for state English Learner program and Title III program;
- Allocation and evaluation oversight of the implementation of state English Learner (EL) 3-year enhancement grants; duties include: organizing call for district/charter proposals, hiring and providing direction to external evaluators that work with the grant districts/charters;
- Provide ongoing technical assistance to Idaho schools in the implementation of a Language Instruction Educational Program;
- Provide and coordinate training for ongoing implementation of the WIDA Standards;
- Coordinate ongoing professional development for Idaho teachers on the unique needs of English Learners;
- Oversee website information and documents for accuracy and relevance for state English Learner and Title III programs;
- Collaborate with other coordinators/directors from Federal Programs, Special Education, Assessment and Accountability, Instructional Support for Student-Centered Learning, Teacher Certification, Public School Finance department and other departments as needed;
- Coordinate with Instructional Support for Student-Centered Learning department for textbook adoption for state English Learner program;
- Collaborate with Technology Services department for data and English Learner Management System (ELMS) for state English Learner program;
- Oversee the development of statewide applications relevant to EL data collections and reporting (ELMS, Consolidated Federal and State Grant Application [CFSGA], Online Tool for IT Support [OTIS], Secure File Transfer Protocol [SFTP]);
- Maintain and ensure data quality reported through state EL data collection application for data reporting accuracy;
- Review annual CFSGA district/charter applications for State English Learner, Title III programs and Non-EL districts/charters;
- Manage allocations and distributions of state English Learner Funds, federal Title III, Title III Immigrant, and Title III Consortium;
- Creates and updates manuals, handbooks, instructional materials, audio/visual presentation tools, and other related materials for the English Learners program;
- Participate in monthly communication and quarterly webinars to keep stakeholders informed about opportunities and events happening in our state focused on the English Learner and Title III programs;
- Format any public documents for ADA accessibility per SDE policies and procedures;
- Oversee state EL Advisory Committee and develop committee initiatives;
- Represents the Idaho English Learner and Title III program at local, state, regional, and national conferences, seminars, conferences, and meetings as directed. Activities may include: serving in committees, study groups, councils, task forces, and related associations.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university required; Master's degree preferred.
- Knowledge of English Learners/bilingual education, state English Learner program and Title III program laws and regulations.
- Leadership skills.
- Ability to create and maintain strong relationships with teachers and educators.
- Five years of experience in K-12 EL/bilingual classroom setting.
- Experience in planning and presenting trainings/seminars incorporating effective principles and strategies.
- Ability to provide vision, creativity and innovation.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and time management skills.
- Knowledge of latest research to provide effective assistance.
- Experience writing reports and managing budgets.
- Ability to travel as needed for training, technical assistance and monitoring.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: (Extra consideration may be given for the following)
- Doctoral Degree or equivalent from an accredited college or university.
- Administrative experience at the building and/or district level.
- Knowledge of federal grants and allocations.
This position requires approximately 25% travel time throughout the state for training, technical assistance and monitoring.