Director of Administrative Services/Federal ProgramsFLSA Status:
Contingent Upon ESC Salary Schedule
Mission: Education Service Center Region 15 is dedicated to excellence in
education through leadership, partnership, and service.
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
This position reports to the Administrative
Federal Programs Director and
is responsible for leading and guiding the LEAs of Region 15 in research-based
best practices relative to Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Formula Programs;
while supporting a high performance culture that emphasizes excellence,
quality, productivity, and standards.
Knowledge and Understanding:
Exhibit deep content
knowledge specific to the position 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
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.Federal Program
Support: Work to ensure
that LEAs are in compliance with federal, state and local requirements outlined
in statute, education code, administrative code and policy in accordance to the
programs assigned. Prepare federal/state/local reports accurately and timely
and make LEA recommendations, as requested. Participate in grant-writing
activities to obtain program funding. Assist with the writing/distribution or
required program manuals and forms, as requested.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
assistance with federal stimulus funds.
assistance and sustained support to LEAs.
cooperatively with campuses implementing ESSA formula programs to increase
the opportunity for all students to meet the state’s content and student
performance standards and to decrease the dropout rate.
technical assistance and training to districts for the implementation of
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) programs, in particular:
I, Part A – Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged,
II, Part A – Preparing, Training and Recruiting High-Quality Teachers,
Principals, or other School Leaders,
IV, Part A – 21st Century Schools, and
V – Flexibility and Accountability.
- Provide professional development and
technical assistance in a variety of ESSA-related topics such as: Title I School-wide and Targeted Assistance Programs, Staff Equity Compliance Reports, Parent and Family Engagement Requirements, Comprehensive Needs Assessment, District and Campus Planning, Title I Fiscal Requirements including
Comparability, Maintenance of Effort and Supplement/Not Supplant, Equitable Services to Private Nonprofit Schools, ESSA Application and Compliance, Performance Based Monitoring (PBM), Program-Compliance Monitoring, and ESSA program compliance validations.
- Disseminate information from TEA to districts
regarding ESSA programs and provide follow-up services, as needed.
- Complete ESSA Consolidated and/or School
Improvement Applications, and Compliance reports for contracting LEAs.
- Assist contracting districts in monitoring
- Provide guidance and assistance with TEA
audits/surveys, as requested.
- Develop tools and resources to assist
districts in implementing ESSA programs.
- Attend TEA/ESC coordinated ESSA trainings,
monthly programmatic TETNs.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Federal
Programs Director, Associate Director or Executive Director.
(3) years classroom teaching experience
- In-Depth knowledge of instructional practices
that lead to improved teaching and learning, including data-driven practices, observation
and feedback coaching, student culture routines, designing and delivering
professional development and change management
educational and assistive technology skills
the ability to deal effectively with parents, students, and school personnel
the ability to be a team member and is service-oriented
- Demonstrated ability to set goals and
creatively problem solve
- Demonstrated ability to contribute to team/organizational
- Proven ability to deliver content-specific
professional development as well as systemic best practice (e.g.,
campus-wide/district-wide) professional development
- Knowledge of Every Student Succeeds Act
- Knowledge of Federal and State program
Robin Graves, Director Administrative Services/Federal Programs