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Company: Kent School District
Location: Kent
Posted on: November 22, 2021

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Send me a copy Assistant Director, Multilingual Education - TL2111
Successfully Preparing All Students For Their Futures
12033 SE 256th Street #A100, Kent, WA 98030
1-253-373-7209
This position is 8 hours per day, 12 months per year. BASIC FUNCTION: The Assistant Director of Multilingual Education position coordinates the Dual Language work in the district and supports English Language development as outlined in federal, state, and district program guidance. This educator also works with teachers and administrators to assist with improving system wide practices in both these areas. Bilingual skill is preferred. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Incumbents may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification, but is intended to accurately reflect the principal job elements. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Assists the Director of Multilingual Education in achieving district objectives and carrying out policies established by the Superintendent and Board of Directors in Successfully Preparing All Students for Their Futures.--
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates goals and objectives as they pertain to areas of responsibility.--
  • Establishes a climate in the areas of responsibility conducive to appropriate conduct, performance, attitude, job satisfaction, and service orientation.
  • Provides technical assistance to district and school teams in designing, planning and implementing the Multilingual Education programs (Dual Language and English Language Development).
  • Facilitates Dual Language program network with schools within the district to foster collaboration and program sustainability.
  • Supports the district plan for implementing dual language programs K-12.
  • Provides coaching support to schools in implementing Dual Language and English Language Development programs.
  • Guides development of curriculum materials and assessments that align to the Common Core State Standards and English Language Development Standards.
  • Conducts English Learner and Dual Language data analysis to evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Coordinates and implements the State Transitional Bilingual Program (STBIP) in conjunction with state and federal guidelines.
  • Leads related professional development activities to ensure that programs and support services are implemented according to regulations.--
  • Collaborates with Community-Based Organizations and identified partners to align program resources with district goals.
  • Assists the Human Resources leadership team in the recruitment, screening, evaluation, interview, and selection process for English language learner and dual language teachers and paraeducators.--
  • Provides guidance and coordination to the district wide English language learner certificated and classified staff.
  • Coordinates special projects as necessary.
  • Spends significant time at schools in direct and personal consultation with principals and district administrators to provide the full range of multilingual education needs.--
  • Follows a planned professional growth program; participates actively in local, state, and national professional associations/organizations; and studies local, state, and national guidelines for effective services in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned personnel; interviews and selects employees and recommends transfers, reassignment, termination, and disciplinary actions; coordinates the work assignments and training of assigned personnel; reviews work to assure compliance with established standards, requirements and procedures; takes the necessary steps to ensure smooth and timely service to all employees and to prospective employees.--
  • Directs the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records, and files; prepares agendas and memos.
  • Develops and implements long- and short-term plans and activities.
  • Assures accurate and timely dissemination of information.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience
    • Master's degree in educational administration, curriculum and instruction, linguistics, English as a Second Language, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, or related field.
    • Minimum of three (3) years successful teaching experience with English language learners.
    • Demonstrated successful experience in bilingual/and/or language immersion programs, and in developing effective program models for English language learners. Licensing and Certification
      • Washington District Administrative Credential (or out of state administrative credential).
      • A valid Washington Administrative Credential must be obtained upon hire. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
        • Doctoral degree in related field.
        • Proven successful experience in urban public education.
        • Proven successful experience in an ethnically diverse public school district.
        • ELL or TESOL Endorsement Employment eligibility that may include fingerprints, health (TB), and/or other employment clearance. Must have valid driver's license and automobile available for use. Must be willing to attend evening and weekend meetings. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of:
          • Organizational theory and its application in large school districts, including familiarity with "systems thinking," the ability to analyze organizational situations from structural, human resource, political, and symbolic frames.
          • Principles, practices, trends, goals, and objectives of public education, including current working knowledge in the area of English language learner services and effective language acquisition programs and resources.
          • Effective principles and practices of management and supervisory methods.
          • Philosophical, educational, fiscal, and legal aspects affecting field of specialty, including effective methods of English language learner program development, implementation, and evaluation.
          • Research, best practices and technical aspects of field of specialty.
          • Research methods and report writing techniques.
          • Record-keeping techniques.
          • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, regulations, policies, procedures, and case law related to assigned activities.
          • District organization, operations, policies, and procedures.
          • Educational and business technology programs, procedures and methods, computer equipment, and computer software necessary to perform required duties.
          • Oral and written communication skills, including English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, vocabulary, composition, and skills in mathematics. Ability to:
            • Plan, organize, and administer assigned areas of responsibility.
            • Administer assigned budgets and allocate funds.
            • Demonstrate leadership qualities and utilize motivational techniques and strategies in the development of an operational mode that is cost effective.
            • Operate technology hardware and software necessary to perform assigned duties/responsibilities.
            • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
            • Write/present in a clear and concise manner for broad public appeal and interpretation.
            • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion; promote consensus in groups of individuals with diverse interests and values.
            • Facilitate and promote collaborative decision-making; facilitate conflict resolution.
            • Coordinate and supervise the work of others.
            • Analyze complex situations and synthesize diverse information carefully and adopt an effective course of action.
            • Plan, organize, and prioritize work to meet multiple schedules and deadlines, and manage simultaneous tasks, with many interruptions.
            • Work independently with minimum direction and supervision; work under pressure.
            • Understand, analyze, and prepare comprehensive, narrative and statistical reports.
            • Use effective customer service skills to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with district personnel, community members, and external companies and agencies in the course of performing assigned duties.
            • Exhibit cultural competency and sensitivity with the ability to communicate effectively with all cultural groups in the organization.
            • Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff. (Allowable Substitutions: Any combination of experience and training which provide the incumbent/applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the work, as determined by the district. Qualifying work experience, as identified by the Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources/Chief Talent Officer, may substitute for the education preference beyond a master's degree.) WORKING CONDITIONS:
              • District office environment and school sites.
              • Demanding timelines.
              • Subject to driving to a variety of locations to conduct work during day and evening hours.
              • Subject to frequent interruptions and extensive contact with students, staff, parents, and the public.
              • Bending at the waist, kneeling or crouching, and reaching to retrieve and maintain files and records.
              • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
              • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate standard office equipment, computer keyboard, and other equipment necessary to complete the required duties.
              • Hearing and speaking to exchange information in person and on the telephone.
              • Visual ability to read, and to prepare/process documents and to monitor various services and personnel.
              • Sitting for extended periods.
              • Standing for extended periods.
              • Walking over rough or uneven surfaces.
              • Climbing, occasional use of stepladders.
              • Physical activity may be required, which could include moderate lifting. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
                • Extended viewing of computer monitor and working around and with office equipment having moving parts. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Kent School District will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the Community of Human Resources.

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