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Director of Support Services


Director of Support Services

Director of Support Services

Vista College Prep
Phoenix, AZ 85003

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Job Type

Full-time

Why Join Team VCP:

Vista College Prep is a growing network of high-performing tuition-free public charter schools in historically underserved communities of Phoenix. VCP was founded in 2013 with the belief that demographics do not determine destiny and that all students deserve an excellent education.

Our organization is deeply committed to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. We believe that diversity is crucial for effecting lasting change, is one of VCP’s greatest strengths, and that the full potential of our diverse network will be reached only when we are an inclusive community.

What sets us apart? Our small class sizes, family engagement, rigorous curriculum, targeted professional development, and-most of all-our mission-aligned team. VCP staff are committed to anti-racism and educational equity, more than ever as we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. VCP’s joyful, urgent, intentional culture underscores all we do to make our schools a proof point for what is possible for our growing community of students in Arizona. Join us!

Role Mission:

The Director of Support Services will oversee and support programs related to all Vista College Prep special populations , including but not limited to special education, intervention, and ELL programs across all VCP campuses. In this role, you will develop and manage the programs and teams charged with achieving exceptional results for all special populations, collaborate with campus staff to align on the vision of inclusivity and highest expectations for all students, and actively engage with external partners as we develop and refine strong programming and a model of excellence. The Director of Student Supports will report to the Chief Academic Officer.


Your Impact:

  • Set a programmatic vision of inclusivity and excellence for student support services and coordinate with all relevant campus, network, and external stakeholders to create and manage programs, services, policies, and protocols aligned with that vision, including
    • Academic, behavior support, and related service curricula and best practices
    • IEP and 504-related meetings, preparation systems, documentation, and compliance
    • Special Education and ELL assessments and related communication and compliance
    • Intervention curricula and programming
    • Developing school leaders’ capacity to lead toward exceptional outcomes for all students
    • General education policies and protocols for academic differentiation
  • Coach and manage support services team members and programs, including
    • Manager of Academics, Student Supports; and Manager of Compliance, Student Supports
    • All Special Education staff and related service providers (Including all contracted providers), either directly or through the Manager of Student Support Services
    • Staff providing services to homebound students
    • Academic and ELL Interventionists
  • Serve as the final approver of student services, program placements, and IEPs
  • Develop and deliver high quality training in academic content and support service delivery, data analysis, and data action planning
    • Plan and lead content and data analysis PD for leaders, teachers, and service providers
    • Consult with Curriculum & Instruction team to develop and implement effective academic and ELL interventions
    • Help design outstanding site-based and network-wide professional development, including differentiated Summer Professional Development for new and returning staff
  • Oversee Student Supports-related compliance
    • Serve as the 504 Compliance Officer and oversee 504 training to all staff
    • Manage the delivery of funds for federal and state project grants
    • Serve as a liaison between VCP and other governmental agencies on issues related to special education
    • Align all Vista College Prep programs with state and federal mandates
  • Serve as the Homeless Liaison and coordinate related services


Your Qualifications:


  • Passionate commitment to the mission of Vista College Prep;
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for academics, instructional coaching, support service planning and delivery, and championing a vision of inclusivity and highest expectations for all students;
  • Track record of producing dramatic, demonstrable student achievement gains or comparable results;
  • Ability to approach situations with optimism and perseverance;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Attention to detail to ensure smooth, predictable, and effective execution of desired outcomes;
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree;
  • Minimum of four years leading or coaching leaders in urban public school setting;
  • Valid Arizona Special Education Teaching Certificate;
  • Valid IVP fingerprint clearance card.


Compensation
: We offer a competitive compensation package, and comprehensive health and retirement benefits for qualifying employees. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including all curricular materials, relevant and quality professional development, laptop computer, email, and all necessary supplies.

Apply Today! Email a resume and cover letter to Bridget White at bwhite@vistacollegeprep.org or Ginger Colby at gcolby@vistacollegeprep.org . Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. For more information, please visit our website: www.vistacollegeprep.org.

Vista College Prep is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building an organization that embraces and celebrates diversity and inclusion. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, pregnancy or related condition (including breastfeeding), genetics, veteran status, disability status, or any other basis protected by law. We believe that diverse teams build better outcomes, bring more perspective to the table, contribute to our success and the success of our students, and help foster a more inclusive environment for all employees.


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