Executive Director, Student Services: ESC of Central Ohio

Posted on November 05th, 2020

Position: Executive Director, Student Services
School District: ESC of Central Ohio
Salary: Commensurate with experience and in accordance with specified salary schedule
Deadline: 2021-01-22
Provides overall leadership and supervision of the Center for Student Services in coordination with other administrators, teachers, related services staff and support staff.  In addition, serves as a leading advocate on behalf of client school districts in the provision of programming and services that benefit students and the staff who work with them.  Current programming includes (but is not limited to):  Attendance Services, Gifted Education, English Learners, Americorp Volunteer, Specialized On-Site Support (SEL), Federal Program supports, Alternative Education Programs, Mental Health, Related Services (SLP, OT, PT, Audiology, Sign Language Interpreter, OM/VI) and various Special Education programs (PK-Transition).
Minimum Qualifications:
Valid Ohio administrative license or certificate appropriate for the assignment
Master’s degree or higher in Special Education, Leadership or closely related field
Previous administrative and/or teaching experience working with students with special needs and related services staff
Knowledge of federal and state Special Education laws and compliance procedures
Knowledge and experience with auxiliary services, assistive technology, behavioral supports, educational options, restorative practices, social emotional learning, and curriculum materials that address the educational needs of program participants
Successful experience in managing budgets and working to sustain and secure new federal, state, and local revenue sources including grant funds
Demonstrated experience in developing partnerships with related agencies, non-profits, businesses, medical facilities, higher education and community schools
Documentation of a clear criminal record in compliance with state statue
Complies with drug-free workplace rules and board policies
Note:  This assignment may require a valid driver’s license and access/availability of a reliable vehicle.  Employees must meet all prerequisite and ongoing qualifications to be covered by the service center’s insurance carrier.
Responsibilities and Essential Functions: 
“The following duties are representative of performance expectations; however, the list below is not ranked in order of importance.”
Provides overall leadership and supervision of the Center for Student Services
Oversees the delivery of a continuum of student centered services
Complies with state model policies and procedures for the education of students identified as having a disability, identified as gifted, or who require other special interventions
Monitors federal and state laws that impact students
Develops and/or updates administrative guidelines and procedures to comply with legal mandates and collaborates on Governing Board policy revisions
Collaborates with member school districts and advisory committees to identify, develop and implement necessary programs and innovative services
Encourages staff to develop and implement innovative programs that enhance the educational experience for students including the use of assistive technology, remote learning, and other therapies
Assists staff in developing action plans to resolve issues that impede student learning
Ensures that services are provided in the least restrictive educational environment
Serves as a liaison and information resource for all student focused programs and services
Helps develop and implement the service center’s continuous improvement plan
Monitors state and federal funds through the CCIP process including Refugee, Title III, School Psychologist, Early Childhood, and others as appropriate
Develops budgets for the Center of Student Services programs and grants
Develops partnerships with state and county agencies as well as with non-profits, businesses, medical facilities, higher education and community schools
Provides leadership in the planning and delivery of staff development programs that improve outcomes for students
Provides direct supervision of the Director of Student Services, Associate Director Student Services, program managers, Gifted Education staff, Americorp Reading and Math program, SOS (specialized on-site) Team, alternative education programs, EPSEA, Mosaic, Columbus Springs, and mental health programs.
Participates in national, state and regional activities that advance service center goals
Performs other specific job-related duties as directed by the Superintendent or his/her designee
“Job performance is evaluated according to the policy provisions adopted by the Governing Board of the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio.”
Reports To:  
Deputy Superintendent
Application Procedure:
Please complete the employment application through www.escco.org/careers.