Teacher/Professional - District Office - State & Federal Programs
ROLE AND PURPOSE:
The Title I Family and Literacy Specialist serves as the program and educational leader responsible for the development, implementation, supervision, and evaluation of a comprehensive adult ESL program with an emphasis on building family capacity to support Arlington ISD Title I students’ positive educational outcomes and to build an engaged community.
Master’s Degree required
Administrative certification issued by the Texas Education Agency required within 1 year of hire.
Certified Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (T-TESS), preferred.
Coordinating campus/program functions, workshops, activities, and presentations for a diverse population
Facilitating the partnership of community and/or education agencies
Managing budgets and personnel
Strong interpersonal, communication and computer skills
Working knowledge of curriculum and instruction
Ability to evaluate the instructional program and teaching effectiveness
Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data
Ability implement effective leadership skills to build teacher capacity
Ability to self-manage and cultivate an off-site program
MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:
Monitor instructional and managerial processes to ensure that program activities are related to program outcomes and use findings to take corrective actions.
Provide instructional resources and materials to support teaching staff in accomplishing instructional goals.
Participate in the development and evaluation of educational programs.
SCHOOL ORGANIZATION CLIMATE
Foster collegiality and team building among staff members. Encourage their active involvement I decision-making process.
Communicate and promote expectations for high-level performance to staff and students. Recognize excellence and achievement.
Confer with staff and students regarding their individual growth. Work with them to develop and accomplish program and personal improvement goals.
SCHOOL OR ORGANIZATION IMPROVEMENT
Build a common vision for program improvement with staff. Direct planning activities and put programs in place staff to ensure attainment of the program’s mission
Develop, maintain, and use information systems and records necessary to show campus progress on performance objectives.
Interview, select, and orient new staff.
Observe employee performance, record observations, and conduct evaluation conferences with staff.
Work with department and program decision-making committees to plan professional development activities.
ADMINISTRATION AND FISCAL/FACILITIES MANAGEMENT
Comply with district policies and state and federal laws and regulations affecting the program.
Develop campus budgets based on documented program needs, estimated enrollment, personnel, and other fiscal needs.
Keep program within the budget limit.
STUDENT MANAGEMENT RELATIONS
Work with faculty and students to develop student management systems that result in positive student behavior and enhances the program climate.
Articulate the program’s mission to the community and solicit its support in realizing the mission.
Project a positive image to the community.
Use appropriate and effective techniques to encourage community and parent involvement.
PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
Develop professional skills appropriate to job assignment.
Demonstrate professional, ethical, and responsible behavior. Serve as a role model for all program staff and students.
Surprise and evaluate the performance of staff assigned to the program.