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  • Special Education Liaison

    Reports To: Director of Special Education
    Department: Special Education 
    FLSA Status: Exempt
    Months: 12
    Pay Grade: 4 - Contingent Upon ESC Salary Schedule

    Mission:
    Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in education through leadership, partnership, and service.

    Position Purpose:   As a service organization, Education Service Center Region 15’s primary commitment is to provide superior support to every Local Education Agency (LEA) stakeholder served.  Our people are our greatest asset.  All staff in the Teaching and Learning program area believe it is imperative that all students have the same opportunity to learn no matter where they live or what school they attend.  Therefore, the Teaching and Learning program area is committed to assisting our LEAs in the task of ensuring a proficient teacher is in every classroom throughout Region 15.  As a member of the Teaching and Learning program area, you will assist in helping us achieve our vision of a proficient teacher in every classroom by providing our LEAs with high-quality support and resources.  

    This position reports to the Special Education Director and is responsible for leading and guiding the LEAs of Region 15 in research-based best practices relative to specific content of this position; while supporting a high performance culture that emphasizes excellence, quality, productivity, and standards.

    Essential Functions:
    • Program Knowledge and Understanding: Exhibit deep content knowledge specific to Special Education Kg - 12th Grade; to provide continuity, coherence and effectiveness in the development of the teaching/learning process. Stay current and up-to-date on the most effective practices, skills and strategies that enhance knowledge and transfer of learning.
    • Partnership, Support and Coaching: Design, deliver and facilitate content-specific, as well as, systemic best practice (e.g., campus-wide/district-wide) job-embedded professional development, including:
      1. Whole-group trainings that build a shared understanding of skills, practices, or systems and include opportunities for practice.
      2. Support for participants implementing a new skill, practice, or system within their context, including co-planning, observation, and real-time feedback.
      3. One-on-one coaching sessions that identify participant successes and develop their capacity to improve high-leverage areas of growth.
    • Culture & Growth: Contribute to maintaining and improving the culture of the ESC through customer service, respect for confidentiality, displaying self-initiative, and modeling a growth mindset through self-reflection and feedback reception.
    Major Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Provide initiatives, supports, and professional development, as well as, analysis and manage of data and projects that have potential in the field for both educators and/or high immediate impact for students with disabilities.
    • Serve as a liaison between Region 15 districts, Region 15 ESC, and the Texas Education Agency.
    • Analyze data for all districts related to Special Education, inclusive of Significant Disproportionality.
    • Successfully embed Design Thinking and 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX) processes to meet goals outlined in ESC Special Education Liaison Grant performance measures 1 and 2. 
    • Working primarily with LEA special education and campus leaders, increase the knowledge, skills, and motivation of LEA teams to analyze data relevant to students receiving special education services and supports; identify a problem; reflect critically on end-user input, root causes and potential solutions; create a plan for improvement that includes sustainability of progress; and maintain a cadence of internal accountability.
    • Working primarily with LEA special education and campus leaders, identify target LEA needs relevant to students receiving special education services and supports and connect them to supports and resources that effectively meet those needs.
    • Deliver or facilitate regional professional development and support to LEAs regarding special education monitoring procedures and expectations, including review preparation and post-review follow-up, in coordination with TEA’s Department of Review & Support; and School, Family, Community Engagement (SFCE) initiative activities in coordination with ESC leads and TEA’s SFCE program manager.
    • Attend all required Austin ESC Liaison weeks and participate in feedback loops and collaborative activities that connect policy and practice statewide. A maximum of five (5) Austin-week days may be missed for other ESC required work with advanced approval from TEA grant program manager. These days are not required to be consecutive.
    • Complete one (1) on-site observation that aligns to program requirements and/or essential functions and follow-up debrief meeting with TEA Grant Manager annually.
    • Serve as the ESC Region 15 contact and lead for TEA’s TIER (Tiered Interventions using Evidence-based Research) Network in order to communicate and distribute information, resources and assistance to Region 15 schools.
    • Participate collaboratively with the other 19 Education Service Centers and Texas Education Agency representatives to enhance services and supports statewide.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Special Education Program Director and/or the Executive Director.
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • High expectations for the achievement of students with disabilities
    • Highly professional written and verbal communication is evident
    • Strong abilities in communicating with diverse groups of stakeholders
    • Knowledge of instructional processes used with struggling learners in local education agencies
    • Ability to analyze data and utilize input from a diverse group of stakeholders to determine professional development, programs, products, and services to meet the needs of local education agencies
    • Organizational, collaborative, communication and interpersonal skills
    Qualifications:
    • Experience serving as a Special Education provider and/or Administrator with proven results for student achievement among students with disabilities
    • Experience in coordination among General Education and Special Education programs to ensure cohesive services for students with disabilities
    • Exceptions to these requirements will be considered based on exemplary skills, training, and record of success.
    Contact Information:
    Brian Arrott
    Director, Special Education
    325-658-6571
    brian.arrott@esc15.net
  • Early Head Start Floater

    Location: Brownwood, TX
    Reports To: EHS/HS Director and Center Director 
    Department: Early Head Start
    FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
    Salary: Salary is based on the ESC Region 15 EHS salary schedule

    Mission: Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in education through leadership, partnership, and service.

    Position Purpose:
     
    As a service organization, Education Service Center Region 15’s primary commitment is to provide superior support to every Local Education Agency (LEA) stakeholder served.  Our people are our greatest asset.  As the Early Head Start Floater Aide, this position will assist in cultivating a service focused culture within the Early Head Start Program and amongst Early Head Start staff by providing support and resources necessary to accomplish the ESC’s values, mission, strategies, and goals.   

    This position reports to the Early Head Start Center Director and is responsible for providing instructional support to ensure children progress toward the overall school readiness goal of social competence through a learning environment and varied experiences that help them develop socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their individual age and development.

    Major Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Follow daily schedule and assigned classrooms to provide relief breaks to staff.
    • Deliver meals to classrooms for students and classroom staff members and assists with clean up.
    • Maintain awareness and compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.
    • Maintain an orderly and safe classroom environment.
    • Know which children for which he/she has responsibility.
    • Know each child’s name and has information showing each child’s age.
    • Supervise children at all times, adjusting appropriately for different ages and abilities of children.
    • Ensure the children are following procedures to maintain a safe environment.
    • Interact routinely with children in a positive manner.
    • Promote feelings of security and trust in preschool age children by being warm, supportive, and comforting and by establishing strong and caring relationships.
    • Foster developmentally appropriate independence in children through planned, but flexible program activities.
    • Foster a cooperative rather than a competitive atmosphere.
    • Show appreciation of children’s efforts and accomplishments.
    • Ensure continuity of care for children by sharing with incoming caregivers information about each child’s activities during the previous shift and any verbal or written instructions given by the parent.
    • Maintain current training in CPR/First Aid, Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting.
    • Report suspected abuse, neglect, and exploitation to Child Protective Services or to law enforcement.
    • Demonstrate competency, good judgment, and self-control in the presence of children and when performing assigned responsibilities.
    • Relate to children with courtesy, respect, acceptance, and patience.
    • Demonstrate sensitivity, cultural respect, and positive manner in relating with children and assisting Early Head Start parents and staff.
    • Promote Positive Behavior Practices directed to teaching the child acceptable behavior and self-control.
    • Reinforce positive behavior with verbal and /or nonverbal encouragement.
    • Remind child of behavior expectations daily by using clear, positive statements at eye level with the child.
    • Redirect children to prevent behavior problems.
    • Use language with children to prevent behavior problems.
    • Deal with individual problems consistently and on an individual basis, consistent with   the child’s level of understanding.
    • Refrain from raising voice or using voice in a threatening manner.
    • Use brief, supervised separation from the group, when appropriate for the child’s age and development, which is limited to no more than one minute per year of the child’s age.
    • Treat children with respect at all times.
    • Take time to help children reflect on their actions and behaviors.
    • Maintain an open, friendly and cooperative relationship with the child’s family, encourages involvement in the program and promotes parent-child bonding and nurturing parent-child relationships.
    • Treat parents with respect and refrains from community gossip.
    • Implement ESC Head Start discipline policies.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Start/Early Head Start Director and/or Executive Director.
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • CPR and First Aid Certification
    • Knowledge and skills appropriate for working with infants and toddlers, including: development and safety issues
    • Valid Texas driver’s license or other reliable mode of transportation during work hours required 
    • Proof of current automobile liability insurance required 
    • Ability to follow instructions and uphold the high standard of Early Head Start quality of care according to the Head Start Performance Standards required 
    • Must be service driven 
    • Must possess the ability to assume personal responsibility, maintain a positive outlook, and relate to varied populations 
    • Must have the ability to multi-task, work independently, efficiently organize, and communicate effectively with center directors and center staff 
    • Must have strong interpersonal skills, possess the ability to work as a team player, enjoy a variety of activities, and possess organizational and time management skills
    • Must be physically able to participate in moderate to high levels of physical activity, such as, but not limited to, standing for moderate to lengthy periods of time, lifting and carrying (up to 50 lbs.), climbing, stooping, bending, and reaching 
    • Must be able to tolerate contact with cleaning and sanitizing products
    Program Contact:
    Robin Harmon,
    Head Start/Early Head Start Director
    325-658-6571
    robin.harmon@esc15.net

  • Early Head Start Substitute Teacher

    Location: Early Head Start - Brownwood, TX
    Reports To: EHS/HS Director and Center Director 
    Department: Early Head Start/ Head Start
    FLSA: Hourly
    Salary: $70.00 (Full Day)/ $35.00 (Half Day)
                 
    Mission: Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in education through leadership, partnership, and service.


    Position Purpose:  
    As a service organization, Education Service Center Region 15’s primary commitment is to provide superior support to every Local Education Agency (LEA) stakeholder served.  Our people are our greatest asset.  As the Early Head Start Substitute, this position will assist in cultivating a service focused culture within the Early Head Start Program and amongst Early Head Start staff by providing support and resources necessary to accomplish the ESC’s values, mission, strategies, and goals.  

    This position reports to the Early Head Start Center Director and is responsible to comply with all federal guidelines (Head Start Performance Standards, etc.) and local Early Head Start policies in providing children and families with Early Head Start services. 

    Major Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Engage in respectful partnerships with families to promote child/student success and family well-being. 
    • Assist children with diapering and toileting using approved procedures.
    • Supervise and interacts with children during all indoor and outdoor activities.
    • Use calm, non-threatening voice.
    • Demonstrate respect for each child and accepts differences in children.
    • Correct through conversation.
    • Follow safety and environment regulations.
    • Maintain confidentiality of child and family information.
    • Model correct speech patterns and vocabulary for children.
    • Interact in a positive manner with parents and treats them with respect.
    • Maintain a safe environment for children.
    • Act as primary caregiver.
    • Substitute in classes; as needed for teachers or assistants.
    • Follow teacher’s instructions regarding individual lesson plans.
    • Provide emergency medical care for children, as needed.
    • Assist at meals and snacks and with clean-up of tables and floors.
    • Monitor the appropriate approved persons to pick up the children.
    • Clean and sanitizes manipulatives, toys, floors, laundry, and other materials throughout the day.
    • Comply with ESC Region 15 and center policies.
    • Cooperate with supervisor concerning working hours and center policies.
    • Report for work ready to perform responsibilities.
    • Perform duties that directly and/or indirectly impact student performance in Region 15.
    • Maintain a professional level of confidentiality regarding all ESC matters.
    • Support the mission, goals, and objectives of the ESC strategic plan.
    • Uphold and adhere to safety rules and policies of the ESC safety program.
    • Perform professional responsibilities as required by ESC policies, processes, and procedures.
    • Meet proficiency levels of required technology skills as outlined by supervisor.
    • Incorporate appropriate technology in daily work and exhibits continual growth in technologies as outlined by supervisor.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Center Director, Head Start/Early Head Start Director and/or Executive Director.
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • CPR and First Aid Certification
    • Knowledge and skills appropriate for working with infants and toddlers, including: development and safety issues
    • Valid Texas driver’s license or other reliable mode of transportation during work hours, required
    • Proof of current automobile liability insurance required
    • Ability to follow instructions and uphold the high standard of Early Head Start quality of care according to the Head Start Performance Standards required
    • Must be service driven
    • Must possess the ability to assume personal responsibility, maintain a positive outlook, and relate to varied populations
    • Must have the ability to multi-task, work independently, efficiently organize, and communicate effectively with center directors and center staff
    • Must have strong interpersonal skills, possess the ability to work as a team player, enjoy a variety of activities, and possess organizational and time management skills
    • Must be physically able to participate in moderate to high levels of physical activity, such as, but not limited to, standing for moderate to lengthy periods of time, lifting and carrying (up to 50 lbs.), climbing, stooping, bending, and reaching
    • Must be able to tolerate contact with cleaning and sanitizing products
    Experience:
    Minimum of one year experience working with infants, toddlers, and/or young children birth through 5 years of age required

    For More Information:
    Patty McBride
    325-641-8823
    patricia.mcbride@esc15.net

  • Administrative Assistant III

    Location: Teaching & Learning Department
    Reports To: Associate 
    FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
    Pay Grade: Contingent upon ESC Region Salary Schedule (Pay Grade 3)

    Mission: Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in education through leadership, partnership, and service.

    Position Purpose:   As a service organization, Education Service Center Region 15’s primary commitment is to provide superior support to every Local Education Agency (LEA) stakeholder served.  Our people are our greatest asset.  All staff in the Teaching and Learning program area believe it is imperative that all students have the same opportunity to learn no matter where they live or what school they attend.  Therefore, the Teaching and Learning program area is committed to assisting our LEAs in the task of ensuring a proficient teacher is in every classroom throughout Region 15.  As a member of the Teaching and Learning program area, you will assist in helping us achieve our vision of a proficient teacher in every classroom by providing our LEAs with high-quality support and resources.

    This position reports to the Associate Director and is responsible for providing efficient and organized secretarial functions in support of the Teaching and Learning programs and for the Associate Director of Teaching and Learning.

    Essential Functions:  
    • Knowledge and Understanding: Exhibit deep knowledge specific to organization policy; department policy; office administration procedures; and principles and practices of sound business communication. Stay current and up-to-date on the most effective technology applications, skills and strategies that will enhance position performance.
    • Team Partnership & Support: Assists the department to achieve its mission by coordinating processes associated with work duties specific to the department’s needs. Serves as the communication hub of the department by communicating information from the Director and staff to others in a professional, clear and concise manner. Organizes, coordinates, plans, and conducts departmental events and assists with the set up and tear down process. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to support the goals of the Education Service Center Region 15.
    • Financial Management: Comply with all financial requirements, regulations and procedures; ensuring accuracy in the procurement and expense process.  Assist in the development, implementation, administration and management of funds to ensure resources are used appropriately and are extensively regulated for the purpose of fiscal efficiency.
    • Culture & Growth: Contribute to maintaining and improving the culture of the ESC through customer service, respect for confidentiality, displaying self-initiative, and modeling a growth mindset through self-reflection and feedback reception.
    Major Responsibilities and Duties:
    • Perform general duties of administrative assistant to the Education Specialists assigned.  Duties include correspondence, mail distribution, appointment calendar, travel arrangements and expenses, filing, office supplies, telephone messages, etc. 
    • Responsible for assisting Education Specialists with program assignment trainings. 
    • Order and record needed materials for contracted districts. 
    • Keep accurate records of outgoing and incoming materials requested by districts. 
    • Responsible for preparation and assistance with component workshops. 
    • Responsible for initiating all purchase orders for supplies and materials for areas of assignment and following through with making purchase. 
    • Responsible for initiating purchase orders for travel and reserving hotel accommodations and conference fee requirements. 
    • Responsible for preparation and assistance with component workshops. 
    • Responsible for all correspondence generated by supervisors. 
    • Responsible for maintaining good public relations with area teachers and administrators. 
    • Responsible for computer data input and associated reports. 
    • Responsible for assisting other Education Service Center employees at the discretion of the supervisor(s)·
    • Serves periodically as a relief person to the receptionist and operates a multi-line telephone switchboard. 
    • Update and maintain list serves for programs assigned. 
    • Utilize good judgment in making decisions appropriate for job responsibilities. 
    • Perform assignments efficiently and without continuous supervision. 
    • Demonstrate proper and efficient use of center materials and equipment. 
    • Maintain an organized work area. 
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Teaching and Learning Specialists assigned, Executive Leadership Specialist, Associate Director and/or Executive Director.
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • Computer skills to include network systems, desktop publishing, all Windows applications
    • Filing system skills 
    • Multi-line telephone capabilities/switchboard 
    • Ability to professionally deal with staff and clients 
    • Ability to work collaboratively with leader, team members, and clients
    • Experience in problem solving techniques and working in a client-based environment 
    • Proficient in using Windows applications, Microsoft Office, Internet, and Email
    • Accounting experience
    • Possess efficiency in preparing clear, accurate and concise records and reports
    Experience:
    Five (5) years office administrative or secretarial experience; or 
    30 semester hours of college credit with some business orientation or equivalent school background                    

    For More Information:
    David Bedford, Associate Director
    325-658-6571
    david.bedford@esc15.net 
  • Early Head Start CDA Teacher

    Location: Brownwood, TX
    Reports To: EHS/HS Director and Center Director 
    Department: Early Head Start/ Head Start
    Salary: This is an employee-at-will non-exempt position
                 Salary is based on the ESC Region 15 EHS salary schedule

    Mission: Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in education through leadership, partnership, and service.

    Position Purpose:
    As a service organization, Education Service Center Region 15’s primary commitment is to provide superior support to every Local Education Agency (LEA) stakeholder served.  Our people are our greatest asset.  As the Early Head Start Floater Aide, this position will assist in cultivating a service focused culture within the Early Head Start Program and amongst Early Head Start staff by providing support and resources necessary to accomplish the ESC’s values, mission, strategies, and goals.   

    This position reports to the Early Head Start Center Director and is responsible for providing instructional support to ensure children progress toward the overall school readiness goal of social competence through a learning environment and varied experiences that help them develop socially, intellectually, physically, and emotionally in a manner appropriate to their individual age and development.

    Major Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Serve as primary contact for Early Head Start program to the Region 15 ESC Head Start Director. 
    • Keep Region 15 ESC Early Head Start/Head Start Director fully informed. 
    • Plan and provide learning opportunities to students which support growth in the areas of cognition, early literacy and language, social development, play skills, fine and gross motor development, fine arts, adaptive/self-care skills, health and nutrition.
    • Plan and post daily schedule in classroom.
    • Write daily lesson plans and keeps them posted.
    • Include objectives, concepts, and strategies for meeting Infant/Toddler Creative Curriculum continuum in written lesson plans.
    • Provide for special needs of individual children in written lesson planning.
    • Include parents and volunteers in planning.
    • Follow daily schedule and written plans.
    • Set up learning centers.
    • Prepare needed materials in advance.
    • Know and comply with minimum Child-Care Licensing Standards and participates with teaching team in performing daily checks to ensure compliance with those standards.
    • Maintain awareness and compliance with Head Start Performance Standards.
    • Ensure proper and adequate documentation and completion of required reports.
    • Maintain job related confidentiality.
    • Comply with all policies and procedures required as an employee of the ESC.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head Start/Early Head Start Director.
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • Knowledge and skills appropriate for working with infants and toddlers, including: development and safety issues
    • Ability to follow instructions and uphold the high standard of Early Head Start quality of care according to the Head Start Performance Standards (required)
    • Must be service driven 
    • Must possess the ability to assume personal responsibility, maintain a positive outlook, and relate to varied populations
    • Must have the ability to multi-task, work independently, efficiently organize, and communicate effectively with center directors and center staff
    • Must have strong interpersonal skills, possess the ability to work as a team player, enjoy a variety of activities, and possess organizational and time management skills 
    • Must be physically able to participate in moderate to high levels of physical activity, such as, but not limited to, standing for moderate to lengthy periods of time, lifting and carrying (up to 50 lbs.), climbing, stooping, bending, and reaching
    • Must be able to tolerate contact with cleaning and sanitizing products
    Program Contact:
    Robin Harmon, Director of EHS/Head Start
    325-658-6571
    robin.harmon@esc15.net
  • Finance Specialist I

    Reports To: Director/Lead Financial Services
    Department:
    Financial Services
    FLSA Status:
    Exempt
    Salary:
    Contingent Upon ESC Salary Schedule
    Preferred Start Date: January 3, 2022
    ** Position will remain posted until filled**

    Mission:
    Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in education through leadership, partnership, and service.

    Essential Functions:  
    • Finance/Accounting Principles and Understanding: Exhibit deep knowledge specific to General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Finance Accountability System Resource Guide (FASRG), Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) and administrative and business procedures to maintain compliance with all daily fiscal operations. Stay informed and up-to-date on the most current accounting and payroll practices, Public Education Information Management System (PEIMS), government regulations and state and federal laws.   
    • Financial Management: Comply with all financial requirements, regulations and procedures; ensuring accuracy in the procurement and expense process.  Assist in the development, implementation, administration and management of funds to ensure resources are used appropriately and are extensively regulated for the purpose of fiscal efficiency.  Support all realms of school business operations.    
    • Partnership, Support and Training: Deliver and facilitate technical assistance and support on a day to day basis for all LEAs and stakeholders served; including but not limited to:
      1. Guidance that builds a shared understanding of responsibilities, duties and requirements of fiscal and compliance operations.
      2. Support for clients to confirm understanding of legal requirements and mandates through practice, additional explanation, observation, and real-time feedback.
      3. Face-to-face sessions that identify participant successes and specific needed areas of growth and reinforcement.
    • Culture & Growth: Contribute to maintaining and improving the culture of the ESC through customer service, respect for confidentiality, displaying self-initiative, and modeling a growth mindset through self-reflection and feedback reception.
    Major Responsibilities and Duties:
    • Respond to inquiries from LEAs by phone, email, and other correspondence as requested or contracted. 
    • Provide on-site visits as necessary to support business office operations. 
    • Maintain accurate and complete payroll accounting and budget records for LEAs participating in the ESC Region 15 School Financial Services Cooperative. 
    • Prepare monthly payroll and related reports. 
    • Assist LEAs in the ESC 15 School Financial Services Cooperative with daily finance related issues. 
    • Prepare and maintain accurate and complete records and reports as required by law, state directives, ESC policy and procedural directives. 
    • Provide technical financial benchmarking reports. 
    • Utilize databases from LEAs and templates prepared by ESC 15 staff to generate reports and data to be used by School Financial Services. 
    • Provide financial oversight services to LEAs.  
    • Equip LEA administration with information and resources to better monitor their financial condition. 
    • Maintain knowledge of current legislature. 
    • Attend training and monitor websites necessary to maintain a current knowledge of legislative and reporting requirements. Websites include: Texas Education Agency (TEA), Teacher Retirement System (TRS), Internal Revenue System (IRS), Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO) and Texas ISD. 
    • Support internal ESC Region15 functions and core values. 
    • Participate in ESC Region 15 and/or other professional development opportunities that will enhance the position and allow for personal growth.
    • Perform other duties delegated by the Finance Services Lead, Finance Services Director, Deputy Director or Executive Director.  
    Special Knowledge/Skills:
    • Knowledge and experience in ESC supported accounting software (ASCENDER) 
    • Knowledge of school LEA accounting and payroll practices and procedures 
    • Self-driven to read, interpret, and communicate information relating to technical procedures and / or governmental regulations 
    • Proficient in Windows applications, MS Office Suite, internet and email 
    • Exhibit prudent principles and practices of accounting knowledge 
    • Experience in using accounting coding systems 
    • Ability to work with numbers with accuracy and a rapid manner in order to meet established deadlines 
    • Possess integrity, judgement, responsiveness, and strong attention to detail 
    • Ability to maintain accurate and auditable files, required
    • General knowledge of state and federal employment laws, preferred 
    • Demonstrate excellence in self-motivation and strong organizational skills 
    • Ability to read and interpret technical procedures and/or governmental regulations 
    • Ability to write reports and business correspondence required 
    • Ability to maintain confidential records and files 
    • Experience with PEIMS and TSDS data standards preferred
    • Ability to establish and maintain a professional and effective working relationship with LEA staff, grant managers, auditors, federal, state, and LEA financial officials
    Experience:
    Three (3) years School District Business Office experience (preferred)
    Three (3) years general bookkeeping/accounting experience
                
  • Administrative Assistant IV

    Location: Deputy Director Office
    Reports To:
    Deputy Director
    FLSA Status:
    Non-Exempt
    Pay Grade:
    4
    Anticipated Start Date:
    January 3, 2022
    ** Position will remain posted until filled**

    Mission: Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in education through leadership, partnership, and service.

    Position Purpose:
     
    As a service organization, Education Service Center Region 15’s primary commitment is to provide superior support to every Local Education Agency (LEA) stakeholder served.  Our people are our greatest asset.  As an Administrative Assistant, this position will assist in cultivating the ESC culture by communicating effectively and providing team members the support and resources necessary for the successful attainment of the ESC’s values, vision, mission, strategies, and goals.  

    This position reports to the Deputy Director and is responsible for maintaining an efficient office management system and providing general administrative support to the department and perform a variety of routine to moderately difficult clerical/secretarial, customer service, accounting, and database support functions; utilizing a variety of office software products and programs.  

    Essential Functions:
     
    • Knowledge and Understanding: Exhibit deep knowledge specific to organization policy; department policy; office administration procedures; and principles and practices of sound business communication. Stay current and up-to-date on the most effective technology applications, skills and strategies that will enhance position performance. 
    • Team Partnership & Support: Assists the department to achieve its mission by coordinating processes associated with work duties specific to the department’s needs. Serves as the communication hub of the department by communicating information from the Director and staff to others in a professional, clear and concise manner. Organizes, coordinates, plans, and conducts departmental events and assists with the set up and tear down process. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to support the goals of the Education Service Center Region 15. 
    • Financial Management: Comply with all financial requirements, regulations and procedures; ensuring accuracy in the procurement and expense process.  Assist in the development, implementation, administration and management of funds to ensure resources are used appropriately and are extensively regulated for the purpose of fiscal efficiency. 
    • Culture & Growth: Contribute to maintaining and improving the culture of the ESC through customer service, respect for confidentiality, displaying self-initiative, and modeling a growth mindset through self-reflection and feedback reception.
    Major Duties/Responsibilities:
    • Perform general duties and secretarial tasks related to program operations, including: typing, duplication, word processing, mail distribution, appointment calendar, travel arrangements and expenses, monthly activities, filing, purchasing office supplies, courteous telephone communication, and taking accurate messages. 
    • Responsible for initiating all purchase order requests for supplies and materials for areas of assignment. 
    • Responsible for utilizing the MIS/Omni Track system for teacher registration and accessing other information for internal/external reports. 
    • Schedule meetings and appointments; reserves rooms, refreshments and assists Deputy Director or department staff in securing supplies for scheduled meetings, including media and printed materials. 
    • Responsible for maintaining good public relations with area teachers and administrators. 
    • Copy, organize, and distribute materials to LEAs as needed. 
    • Responsible for assisting other Education Service Center employees at the discretion of Deputy Director and/or Executive Director. 
    • Responsible for the creation and maintenance of assigned budgets within assigned area. 
    • Prepares and maintains budget records. 
    • Responsible for maintaining confidentiality of program services. 
    • Responsible for maintaining efficient postage operations for the Center.
    • Assist with Bus Driver Training and ensure that the provisions are met.
    • Maintain general files for Bus Driver Training. 
    • Assist with School Health Training.
    • Assist with and oversee the Comprehensive Action Plan. 
    • Exhibit initiative by expressing opinions and suggesting changes. 
    • Utilize good judgment in making decisions appropriate for job responsibilities. 
    • Exhibit flexibility by adjusting to change. 
    • Perform assignments efficiently and without continuous supervision.
    • Maintain an organized work area. 
    • Perform other duties as assigned by the Deputy Director and/or Executive Director.
    Education/Certification:
    High school graduate or equivalent                  

    Special Knowledge/Skills:

    • Computer skills to include network systems, desktop publishing, word processing software   
    • Ability to type accurately at a speed necessary to meet the requirements of the position 
    • Possess filing system skills 
    • Ability to explain and reach sound decisions in accordance with laws, regulations, policies and procedures 
    • Multi-line telephone capabilities/switchboard 
    • Ability to compose routine correspondence from brief instructions 
    • Use tact and discretion in dealing with sensitive situations and concerned people and customers 
    • Possess efficiency in preparing clear, accurate and concise records and reports
    For More Information:
    Laura Strube
    laura.strube@esc15.net
    325-658-6571


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If you find a position you want to apply for, great! But keep in mind, you can also submit a basic application, so we can contact you if a position matching your talents comes up.