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2022-23 Director of Student Services ~ Secondary

2022-23 Director of Student Services ~ Secondary

2022-23 Director of Student Services ~ Secondary

Paradise Valley USD 69
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Job details

Job Type


Director of Student Services ~ Secondary

for the 2022-23 school year

Location: District Administrative Center

Start Date: 7/1/2022

Starting Salary: $94,025.00

Purpose Statement

The job of Director of Student Services is done for the purpose/s of directing student services programs and services; providing information and serving as a resource to others; achieving defined objectives by planning, evaluating, developing, implementing and maintaining services in compliance with established guidelines; and serving as a member of the leadership team.

This job reports to Assistant Superintendent, Instructional Support Secondary

Essential Functions

Collaborates with internal and external personnel (i.e. other administrators, public agencies, community members, high school patrons, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and/or maintaining services and programs.

Coordinates operations among middle and high school sports for the purpose of ensuring district objectives are achieved and resources are effectively utilized.

Oversees the district’s random drug testing program for high school athletes as well as “opt-in” drug testing for middle and high school students.

Develops and implements policies, procedures and/or processes (i.e.) safety, security, crisis teams, threat assessments, emergency response planning, etc.) for the purpose of providing direction and/or complying with mandated requirements.

Directs department operations; the maintenance of services and the implementation of new programs and/or processes (i.e. risk management program in athletics, school resource officer program, district prevention program, etc.) for the purpose of providing services within established timeframes and in compliance with related requirements.

Oversees management of all district student records.

Evaluates programs and/or projects for the purpose of carrying out and achieving objectives within area of responsibility.

Manages a wide variety of program components (i.e. threat assessments, crisis teams, district-level student discipline hearings, troubleshooting issues, district-level parent/student handbooks, school resource officer program, etc.) for the purpose of delivering services, which conform to regulatory requirements and established guidelines.

Participates as a member or facilitator in meetings, workshops and seminars (i.e. training, Board presentations, staff development for teachers and administrators, policy development, etc.) for the purpose of identifying issues, developing recommendations, providing training, and conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.

Performs personnel functions (i.e. interviewing, evaluating, supervising, misconduct, grievances, terminations, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing productivity of personnel and achieving objectives with budget.

Researches a variety of topics (i.e. current best practices, law-related issues, statutory requirements, etc.) for the purpose of developing new programs and/or policies.

Responds to issues involving staff, students, parental concerns, conflicts in policies and regulations, community concerns, parental requests that may result in some negative impact and/or liability if not appropriately addressed for the purpose of identifying the relevant issues and recommending or implementing a plan of action that will efficiently resolve the issue.

Serves as a resource for building administrators relative to policies, procedures, and best practices.

Other Functions

Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment including using a variety of software and web-based applications; planning and managing projects; preparing and maintaining accurate records; and effective application of mediation and conflict resolution skills.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform advanced math; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: pertinent laws, codes, policies, and/or regulations; personnel processes; standard business practices; program planning and development; concepts of grammar and punctuation; instructional procedures and practices; age appropriate student activities; and stages of development/behavior.

ABILITY is required to schedule a significant number of activities, meetings, and/or events; routinely gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operated equipment using standardized methods. Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of individuals and/or groups; work with data of widely varied types and/or purposes; and utilize a variety of job-related equipment. Independent problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is moderate to significant. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: adapting to changing work priorities; communicating with diverse groups and individuals; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; working as part of a team; and working with detailed information/data.


Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; managing a department; utilization of resources from other work units is often required to perform the job’s functions. There is a continual opportunity to impact the organization’s services.

Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling, and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 60% sitting, 20% walking, and 20% standing. The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and in a clean atmosphere.


Job-related experience with increasing levels of responsibility;

Three to five years successful administrative experience in grades 7-12;

Demonstrated expertise related to student management and the application of appropriate consequences;

Demonstrated experience working with diverse school and community populations;

Demonstrated experience with emergency management planning processes, including an understanding of NIMS and ICS Organization Structure;

Completion of FEMA coursework IS 100, 200, 700 and other applicable trainings relative to emergency response planning;

Demonstrated experience in problem-solving and conflict resolution with issues that arise in an educational setting.

: Masters Degree in job-related area


Required Testing
Certificates and Licenses

Administrators Credential

Continuing Educ./Training

Maintains Certificates and/or Licenses Criminal Background Clearance

FLSA Status - Exempt

Paradise Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), or Title II of the Genetic Information NonDiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) may contact the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.

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