Director of Student ServicesThorp School District #400
Position: Director Of Student Services
As one of the instructional leaders of the school building, the Director of Student Services is responsible for establishing an appropriate educational climate for achieving the district objectives. Development and implementation of curriculum for the district Title/LAP programs; carrying out District policies, procedures, and programs in relation to school counseling and student discipline; including the conduct and work of pupils, teachers, and other employees; planning and leading staff in the delivery of comprehensive advisory program; and serving as the District Assessment Coordinator, are primary responsibilities.
Under the direction of the building principal, the Director of Student Services supervises student discipline, attendance, activities, and records. The Director of Student Services shall achieve and maintain standards of excellence in the Title/LAP program so that each student exposed to this program derives the greatest academic and personal benefit from the learning experience.
1. Provide innovative and responsible leadership in instructional and other matters related to the total operation of the school.
2. Maintain knowledge of district policy and procedures, state law, employment contracts, and organizational goals as they relate to the area of responsibility.
3. Design in consultation with staff and principal the school P-12 master schedule, oversee the high school and beyond plan, and oversee the senior culminating project
4. Assess and monitor the educational activities within the building through the establishment of performance standards, performance measurement systems, and supervision and evaluation.
5. Supervise the testing, recordkeeping, discipline, attendance and management of students in all phases of the program.
6. Mutually establish objectives and design and schedule programs to meet objectives and establish the necessary budget allocations for the school building.
7. Perform those functions common to all administrative positions (including but not limited to curriculum and instruction, maintenance and operation of buildings and facilities, safety, finance, supply, public information, evaluation of program, in-service, planning and reporting). Perform other functions appropriate to the position, including district-level meetings, projects, and tasks as may be assigned.
1. Demonstrates vision for instructional and programmatic excellence and ability to articulate that vision effectively.
2. Ability to provide leadership and vision in the development and implementation of short- and long-range plans (including athletic programs).
3. Maintains discipline through open communication among students, staff, and parents.
4. Ability to communicate clearly, logically and effectively in both oral and written expression.
5. Ability to form opinions objectively, make and execute decisions.
6. Demonstrated ability to use conflict resolution and crisis intervention.
7. Demonstrated ability to motivate staff and students, and actively develop high standards of performance.
8. Skill in human relations which demonstrates sensitivity to needs and concerns of others.
9. Demonstrates flexibility, resourcefulness, caring, respect for others, and a sense of humor.
10. Demonstrates sensitivity to cultural, ethnic, gender, religious, and developmental differences.
11. Completes assigned tasks and responsibilities on time.
1. Master's degree or higher from an accredited college or university with a major emphasis in school counseling.
2. Washington State certificate.
3. Demonstrated abilities in leadership, program development, evaluation, and effective human relations skills.
4. Demonstrated knowledge of a variety of curriculum alternatives to meet students' needs.
5. Successful experience and demonstrated an interest in working with all youth.
Evaluation: Annually. To be completed by July 1.
Evaluator: Superintendent or Designee.
Thorp School District Is An Equal Opportunity Employer. Thorp School District complies with all federal and state laws and regulations and does not discriminate in any programs, activities, employment or opportunities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Rev. July 2, 2018.