Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, Tennessee

Date PostedMay 15, 2019
IndustryK-12: Public Schools
Job StatusNot Specified
SalaryNot Specified
Job Title:DIR – ENGLISH LEARNERSRevision Date:4/2/2019
Job Code:80037FLSA:Exempt
Salary Plan:Certificated AdministrativeRevised By:Molly Hegwood
Pay Grade:MA (A1223X)Comp Reviewed By:Cheryl Winters
EEO Category:Officials, Admins, ManagersEEO Code:501
Funding Source:
Work Location:
(1) Primarily works at Bransford Office Campus
Duration; # of months
12 months
Job Summary (2-3 sentences describing job purpose): Responsible for improving the effectiveness of the EL program by leading and monitoring the district’s implementation of the English language proficiency standards, instruction, and assessment. Provides leadership and direction for the district’s annual language assessment, monitoring practices, Individual Learning Plans, and analyzes data annual assessment data to make recommendations for system improvement.
Reports to: Executive Director of English Learners
Department Name: Office of English Learners
Primary Job Duties/Responsibilities: List, in the order of importance or time spent, the essential duties/tasks performed by the position. This is not an exhaustive list and employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required. Regular and reliable attendance is an expectation of the job.
Job Duty/Resp. 1:Leads and monitors the district’s implementation of the language proficiency standards, initial language assessment for newly enrolling students, and annual assessment of all active ELs.
Job Duty/Resp. 2:Develops action plans with specific projects and goals, objectives and desired outcomes for EL instructional programing and school service models; communicates work expectations and deadlines with clear direction; and institutes monitoring of EL practices district-wide
Job Duty/Resp. 3:Leads and implements the district’s monitoring practices for current EL students, including opt-out ELs, and former EL students who have transitioned from EL program services
Job Duty/Resp. 4:Oversees implementation and monitoring of Individual Learning Plans for all English Learners.
Job Duty/Resp. 5:Collects, monitors, and analyzes EL data, both periodically and longitudinally, on ELs’ acquisition of English proficiency and mastery of grade-level content to assist in evaluating the effectiveness the district’s EL program.
Job Duty/Resp. 6:Develops metrics to measure teacher and students outcomes and incorporate process improvements for immediately addressing deficiencies
Job Duty/Resp. 7:Creates and implements training for content teachers trained in specific methodologies to provide EL students with meaningful access to the content
Job Duty/Resp. 8:Perform other duties as needed under the direction of the Executive Director of EL

Education and Experience Requirements
Education (training/degree): Required minimum: Master’s Degree Preferred: Bachelor’s degree in related area of study.

Experience Requirements: 5 years classroom instruction; supervision and administration

Licenses, Certifications or Registrations Required: TN Administrator and ESL endorsement

Skills Required: Strong interpersonal and leadership skills. Relates and interacts positively with teachers, other staff, students, administrators, central office personnel, parents, and the general public; Communicates effectively in written and oral form; possesses excellent public speaking abilities; Demonstrated proficiency in a teacher leadership role (i.e., departmental/grade level chairperson, school leadership team member, etc.); Evidence of effective leadership skills; Demonstrated competency in adult learning theory and developing and leading professional learning opportunities for instructional staff and parents.
General Skills, Responsibilities, Requirements, and Impacts

Data Responsibility:
Level 6: Synthesizes or integrates analysis of data or information to discover facts or develop knowledge or interpretations; modifies policies, procedures, or methodologies based on findings.
People Responsibility:
Level 6: Negotiates or exchanges ideas, information, and opinions with others to formulate policies and programs, or arrive jointly at decisions, conclusions, or solutions.
Assets Responsibility:
Level 4: Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving moderate economies and/or preventing moderate losses through the management or handling of supplies of high value or moderate amounts of money
Mathematical Requirements:
Level 4: Uses practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions, measurements, or logarithms; may use algebraic solutions of equations and equalities, deductive geometry, and/or descriptive statistics.
Communications Requirements:
Level 5: Reads professional publications; composes complex reports and manuals; speaks formally to small groups within and outside the organization.
Complexity of Work:
Level 6: Performs work involving the application of logical principles and thinking to solve practical problems w/n or applying to a division w/n the org.; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results and frequent exposure to unusual pressure.
Impact of Decisions:
Level 4: Makes decisions with moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens.
Equipment Usage (if applicable):
Safety of Others:
Level 4: Requires considerable responsibility for the mid-level management of the provision of continuous enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.
ADA Requirements/Compliance

Physical Demands:
Level 2: Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating machines, tools, or office equipment.
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Unavoidable Hazards:
Level 1: The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards
Sensory Requirements:
Level 1: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, and speaking.

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires MNPS to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

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