JOB TITLE: EARSS ( Expelled and At-Risk Student Services) Grant Manager
LOCATION: Lower Campus
WORK YEAR: 215 work days
SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday. Work hours may be determined by the manager and employee.
WORK STATUS: Full Time, Exempt
REPORTS TO: Chief Academic Officer
POSITION SUMMARY: Support and oversee all aspects of the Expelled and At-Risk Student Services EARSS) Grant. Coordinate the full lifecycle of this 4.5 year grant from planning, implementation, performance/monitoring, and closure through the end of the 2027-2028 school year in alignment with grant requirements and district priorities. The Grant Manager will utilize a growth mindset to successfully cultivate relationships, foster collaboration, and support a culture of trust with all stakeholders. Hire and lead a team of up to four (4) staff members to implement all aspects of the grant. Provide clear communication to all stakeholders of grant objectives, rules and regulations, allowable expenses, and timelines.
EARSS Grant Executive Summary:
The purpose of SSD's EARSS Grant is to provide targeted support and interventions for approximately 260 secondary students (approximately 20% of students) in Sheridan School District who are struggling academically due to habitual absenteeism, or from behaviors and social emotional functioning that resulted in out-of-school suspension or expulsion. This grant will provide resources to address the three identified goals, and help the students served by the grant to graduate and be college and career ready.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Collaborate with school and district leaders to achieve the objectives of the grant
- Monitors application and reporting timelines and communicates them interdepartmentally to ensure full compliance with funder requirements and deadlines
- Attend annual meetings, webinars, and trainings for grants, and disseminate information to stakeholders
- Lead a team of Student Support Coordinators at three secondary schools to implement strategies aligned with the grant's objective
- Serve as a Train-the-Trainer model for effective interventions to reduce the number of middle school and high school students at risk of failure, suspension or expulsion including:
- Restorative Practices
- Trauma-Informed Instruction
- evidence-based interventions to reduce Truancy and Chronic Absenteeism
- Designs & implements diverse stakeholder involvement in planning, administration and evaluation of grant
Collaboratively hire, lead and support three Student Support Coordinators and one Restorative Practices Coordinator deployed to three secondary schools
- Bachelor's degree in Education, Social Work or related fields
- Strong project management skills
- Three to five years of experience with overseeing and leading teams in a school setting
- Strong communication skills
- Demonstrates competence in the ability to use independent judgement and discretion
- Strong evidence of success leading for positive student outcomes
- Master's in School Leadership, Social Work or related fields
- Experience as a School and/or District Leader
- Bilingual Spanish/English
- Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines and produce quality results on time with attention to detail
- Excellent organizational skills
- Strong written and verbal communication
- Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
- Good understanding of the organization's overall business and its objectives
- Possess good knowledge of planning and strategizing financial and budgeting issues
- Ability to perform in a cross-functional team approach
- Is flexible and adaptable to change
- Has the ability to work collaboratively with administrators and co-workers
- Maintains a positive attitude
- Observes all district policies and procedures
- Must be able to maintain confidentiality
- Supports the Sheridan School District Strategic Plan
ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions required the following physical demands: some lifting up to 50 pounds, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling: and signification fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires sitting, walking, and standing. This job is performed in generally a clean and healthy environment.
Must clear background check through Colorado Department of Human Services in addition to an online Records check and FBI Fingerprint check through Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
Salary: Will be based on assistant principal pay scale, depending on experience and expertise.
Salary information available at : http://www.ssd2.org/SalarySchedules.aspx.
Please note: This is an at-will position with the Sheridan School District. The annual salary for this position will be determined by number of hours scheduled to work each day and number of days scheduled to work each year. The computed annual salary will be spread out in equal payments over 12 months. Sheridan School District employees are paid once a month on the last working day of the month that is not a weekend day or holiday.
Employees who are scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week are eligible to obtain district health benefits which include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance and supplemental benefits. Positions that qualify for health benefits also qualify for leave which could include vacation and daily leave to be determined by the position and number of days assigned. Sheridan School District No. 2 is a public employer and participates in the Colorado Public Employees' Retirement Association (PERA). All employees are required by state statute to contribute 11% of salary on a pre-tax basis to PERA and the District contributes 21% in addition to employee contribution.
All interested and qualified applicants must complete an online application at www.ssd2.org. Incomplete applications and resumes received in lieu of applications will not be considered. Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview. This position will close on December 1, 2023.