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9 May 2018

Principal or Vice Principal Director, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education

Aurora Public Schools

Job Description

Licensed Administrative/Professional Technical
Job Title: Director, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
Work Year: 261 days
Department: English Language Acquisition
Reports To: Executive Director, Curriculum and Instruction
Salary Range: 10
Starting Salary: $108988
Responsible for providing vision, leadership and management for the district’s English language learner programs assuring effective collaboration with all district departments and services. Responsible for interpreting and administering all local, state and federal statutes, rules, policies and administrative directions pertaining to English language learner programs. Responsible for implementing relevant components of the district’s strategic plan.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Wkly 10% Plan, implement and monitor all district services relating to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education programs.
Wkly 10% Interpret and administer local, state and federal statutes, rules, policies and administrative directives pertaining to services for English Language Learners (ELL).
Wkly 30% Provide vision and leadership to support student achievement and effective services by identifying best practices, developing and implementing strategic improvement plans, determining professional development areas and supporting achievement plans, and interfacing CLDE programs with district goals and initiatives.
Wkly 10% Assist school and district leadership in developing understandings of appropriate second language instruction through professional development, one-on-one consultation, curriculum development, planning, assessment and evaluation of English language learners.
Wkly 5% In conjunction with district legal counsel, provide direction on resolution of disputes, complaints and due process.
Wkly 5% Plan and submit the CLDE budgets and applications for state and federal funds. Determine spending authorities for CLDE staff.
Wkly 5% Make decisions on staff allocations and personnel recommendations with the Division of Human Resources.
Wkly 10% In conjunction with the Division of Accountability and Research, collect, analyze data and prepare reports required by local, state and federal authorities. Make recommendations on assessments.
Wkly 5% Analyze the professional development needs of CLDE staff and align implementation with district goals.
Wkly 5% Ensure effective supervision of CLDE staff in accordance with district policy. Assign supervisory duties to Coordinator, CLDE; and CDLE consultants.
3% Represent the CDLE department at local, regional and state meetings, task forces and other functions.
Daily 2% Perform other duties as assigned.

Master’s degree and/or Linguistically Diverse Education Endorsement or related field plus additional coursework required for certification or licensure. Administrators License required.

Over 5 and up to and including 7 years of experience in applicable school administration. Previous experience as a building administrator or district leadership related to English language acquisition.

Operating knowledge of and experience with personal computers and office equipment. Knowledge of ELA service delivery; knowledge of legal mandates; knowledge and experience in school administration. Demonstrated understanding of Colorado School Finance; excellent communication skills; demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student and employee population; demonstrated ability to work collegially with building principals; ability to work in a rapidly changing urban environment.

Administrators License required.

Directly supervises the following positions: CLDE Consultants (5). Collaboratively supervises CLDE teachers in buildings in conjunction with principals. Collaboratively supervises Secretary, Department. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; promoting and transferring employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding, disciplining and terminating employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws.

Solely responsible for administering and coordinating the ELL budget. In conjunction with the District Chief Financial Officer, develops and monitors the ELL budget and determines priorities. Develops, approves and monitors grants.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. There are no specific vision abilities required by this job.

The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

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

How to Apply

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Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Principal or Vice Principal. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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