Student Services Compliance Manager - SY 23-24 (Rolling Applications)

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Capital Village PCS
Washington, DC
Jan 25, 2023
Jan 31, 2023
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The Director of Student Services Compliance Specialist Role

The compliance specialist will be responsible for maintaining documentation and managing matters related to special education compliance with a full spectrum of federal and district requirements.This position will also assist in sustaining policies and systems that ensure Capital Village’s overall compliance with student support services regulations, working closely with our student support services staff and school leaders. This position is fully supported with mentorship from the DC Special Education Cooperative and Mindworks Collaborative.


Drive Compliance
  • Ensure student support services staff abide by IDEA and local regulations
  • Oversee compliance of student support services files
  • Own scheduling and holding IEP, SEP, Eligibility, and 504 meetings in a timely manner
  • Maintain the special education database system (SEDS)
  • Support and train case managers to gather and analyze data (assessments, grades, observations, teacher comments, etc.) prior to requesting evaluations and input information into SEDS
  • Support case managers with necessary paperwork and collecting data for LRE and dedicated aides requests
  • Work closely with school psychologists and other related service providers to ensure assessments are completed in a timely manner
  • Work with Associate Head of School to coordinate the implementation of accommodations on state and local testing
  • Consult with IEP teams to determine whether to proceed with the LRE process for placement and dedicated aide concerns, as needed
  • Collaborate with the case manager on due process actions
  • Coordinate the alternate assessment for students with disabilities

Chair Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)
  • Serve as the LEA Representative in all MDT meetings at their campus
  • Support case managers and/or chairs complex cases, including those with legal representation, as needed
  • Take comprehensive meeting notes and/or monitors notes taken by case managers; records dissenting opinions
  • Receive and review monthly reports on the status of outstanding IEP documentation
  • Ensure that case managers have the proper paperwork for meetings and that the follow-through after the meeting is completed timely and efficiently

Support Instruction
  • Ensure IEPs are compliant with federal and district regulations, goals are standards based and relevant for the individual student, and present levels of performance are appropriate and current.
  • Facilitate data-based discussions to help the MDT design IEPs to best support student growth
  • Facilitate the collaboration between instructors, families, agencies and support team in the interest of continued student achievement
  • As needed, create and facilitate small groups of students in order to make progress towards student goals
  • Other school priorities as they arise.

Abilities, Knowledge, and Mindset You Bring to Capital Village:
  • At least five years of work experience in special education; includes at minimum three years as teacher/related services provider
  • Certification in Special Education, English Language Learning, Related Service area (i.e. Speech-Language/School Psychology/Social Work), and/or School Leadership preferred
  • At least three years of teaching experience in an urban school setting, preferably at the middle school level
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of culturally-competent education, MTSS, 504 administration, Special Education law, best practices, and instructional methods
  • A track record of success in increasing the achievement of students with disabilities
  • Entrepreneurial and continuous improvement mindset, with the drive, passion to innovate, and tolerance of ambiguity needed for a school startup environment
  • Belief in creating an inclusive, engaging and supportive environment for staff, families, and students and a deep commitment to equity and anti-bias/anti-racist education
  • Candidates should be certified in Special Education or pursuing certification

Standout Candidates May Also Bring:
  • General knowledge or experience in supporting English Language Learners
  • Speak more than one language (at minimum English/Spanish bilingual)
  • Subject matter expertise in a core subject area (Math, English, Social Studies, or Science)

The Tangible Good

We offer competitive compensation (salary range $70,000 - $77,000) and benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, life insurance, retirement matching, paid parental leave, and more. We also offer a generous paid time off policy and a robust personalized professional development program.

About Capital Village:

CVPCS is a newly approved DC charter middle school (grades 5-8) that creates an environment where all students, regardless of background or circumstance, are propelled toward greatness in college, career, and life. Our community is a village focused on the interests, needs, and ambitions of each individual learner so that all learners can grow. We teach rigorous, high-school preparatory content through student-led projects that blend Common Core standards with local social justice problems that students are empowered to design solutions for. We teach life skills, like conflict resolution and goal-setting, alongside powerful cognitive skills, like evaluating an author’s argument. We provide plenty of time during the school day for students to develop their talents, interests, and passions through student-led “passion projects” in courses like Music Production, Entrepreneurship, and Art. Capital Village PCS is a small school with big ideas.

Capital Village is excited to build a diverse founding team, and we encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we hire without consideration of race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy/parenthood, veteran status, or disability.

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