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1824 Barnwell Street
Columbia, S.C. 29201
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Fax: 803-734-8325
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Friday: 7:30am-4:00pm
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Ombudsperson/School Liaison

 

Job Brief

The South Carolina Public Charter School District (SCPCSD) is looking for an energetic and self-motivated Ombudsperson/School Liaison to serve the district and its schools. The incumbent will be responsible for managing and ensuring follow through for all incoming calls and correspondence from stakeholders, including parents and schools within the SCPCSD’s portfolio; working with the Chief Deputy Superintendent on a variety of tasks; supporting and managing professional development for the District; and collecting, reviewing, and archiving all school governance activities such as school board meetings and minutes.

 

Responsibilities

  • Establishes and maintains process for inbound calls and correspondence from a variety of stakeholders, including parents and schools within the SCPCSD’s portfolio, routing to appropriate District staff, and ensuring stakeholders receive timely feedback.
  • Develops and maintains a District database of inbound calls and correspondence as well as follow-up from District staff.
  • Analyzes calls and correspondence and notifies the Chief Deputy Superintendent of evident themes or issues for further technical assistance.
  • Assists and manages professional development and technical assistance for the District.
  • In collaboration with the Chief Deputy Superintendent, assists in developing and managing database of school governance activities, such as charter school board meeting and minutes.
  • Manage and track data and records with respect to school board membership and required professional development.
  • Maintains records and documents relative to school governance (e.g., board minutes and agendas) to ensure schools within the SCPCSD’s portfolio comply with all applicable state and federal requirements.
  • Writes summaries identifying successes or needs of schools with respect to public reporting relative to school governance.
  • Works and supports Chief Deputy Superintendent in a variety of capacities and activities.
  • Supports the Authorization and Accountability Teams in the review of charter applications when requested, and the onboarding of new, transfer, and developing schools in preparations to operate autonomously and effectively within the SCPCSD portfolio, including the maintenance of relevant guidance documentation and training modules, as well as ensuring the transmission of a school-level understanding of needed in-house infrastructure, staffing, and capacity in the area of data collection, analyses, and reporting.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned including but not limited to attending trainings, presenting trainings, site visits, participation in meetings, etc.
  • Travel as needed to complete District requirements and job duties.

 

Requirements

  • Must hold a minimum of an associate degree in a related field; a bachelor’s degree in related field is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years in the field of education, preferably with managing educational databases, and customer service with schools and other stakeholders.
  • Experience working directly with or within public school systems is preferred.

Skills And Knowledge

  • Deeply skilled with professional demeanor in dealing with a variety of stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
  • Experience in setting up and maintaining databases, including proficient use of Excel.
  • Experience in managing logistics of diverse professional development and technical assistance events.
  • Knowledge of the roles of state agencies and public-school districts in implementing educational programs.
  • Excellent administrative and communication skills.
  • Effective skills in problem-solving, oral, and written communication.
  • Experienced using and navigating online digital platforms.
  • Strong skills in time management, organization, and prioritizing tasks.
  • Experienced with all Microsoft Office software and managing online platforms for storage and documentation (i.e., Google).

 

Applicants should submit a letter of intent and resume to Emily Paul, epaul@sccharter.org,  Chief Deputy Superintendent by Friday May 27, 2022.

 

State Programs Coordinator

Job Brief

The South Carolina Public Charter School District (SCPCSD) is looking for an energetic and self-motivated State Programs Coordinator to serve the district and its schools. The incumbent will be responsible for implementing State Programs, including school’s implementation and monitoring of MTSS; working with the Chief Program Officer on a variety of tasks; overseeing implementation and compliance of Gifted and Talented Programming; and overseeing implementation and compliance with South Carolina’s Read to Succeed Act.

 

Responsibilities

  • Manages and oversees state requirements related to students who are identified as gifted and talented, including management of the state-hosted GIFT software, state reporting, affiliated data and information collections, compliance monitoring and intervention where necessary, as well as incorporation of relevant components and outcomes into the SCPCSD GIFT system.
  • Acts as liaison to students and schools able to participate in the Junior Scholars program
  • Manages and oversees state requirements related to school textbooks, including oversight of the online Destiny portal, and oversight and compliance with required textbook audits
  • Manages and oversees state requirements and reporting related to Act 213, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), including oversight of the identification, monitoring and reporting processes related to MTSS, and the technical assistance required to implement this program district wide in conjunction with the Social Emotional Learning Coach.
  • Directs and oversees requirements pertaining to preschool programming, including the provision and coordination of support on public preschool funding and compliance requirements, oversight of exceptional preschool student services, as well as monitoring of private programming fees, separation of funds, and other affiliated requirements.
  • Manages and oversees state requirements related to the Read to Succeed Act, including oversight of the identification, monitoring and reporting processes related to Summer Reading Camp and 3rd grade retention requirements as well as State Reading Coach support and liaison duties.
  • Manages the development of Summer Reading Camp and State Reading Coach allocations for schools, including coordination with the Finance team on budget requests, supporting the request for funds process, and participating in periodic audits and reviews of the SCPCSD grant program.
  • Manages and facilitates communication to portfolio schools around health and wellness requirements, including but not limited to school-based initiatives and inquiries pertaining to school nutrition, school food authority administration, and physical education requirements.
  • Directs and manages SCPCSD initiatives pertaining to student access and equity in school services, including but not limited to compliance with racial composition laws, monitoring of student enrollment, engagement, and discipline activities, as well as incorporation as needed into annual review and compliance procedures.

 

 

Requirements

  • Must hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a public education classroom
  • Experience working directly literacy and academic intervention preferred

 

Skills and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in South Carolina
  • Knowledge of charter school authorizing and the roles of state agencies and public school districts in implementing regulations regarding compliance and autonomy.
  • Knowledge of South Carolina’s regulations regarding public education

Applicants should submit a letter of intent and resume to Emalee Baker, ebaker@sccharter.org, Chief Program Officer by Friday May 27, 2022.

 

Statistics Manager

 

Job Brief

The South Carolina Public Charter School District (SCPCSD) is looking for an energetic and self-motivated educational professional to step into the role of Statistics Manager at the District office. In concert with the Data Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for managing all data analyses for the district and its schools, including but not limited to accountability and performance data, as well lead, conduct, interpret, and report a variety of data regarding the district and its schools. This position reports to the Deputy Superintendent of Sponsor Performance.

 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and manage systematic support structure for schools in the SCPCSD portfolio with respect to required data collections to meet district, state, or federal requirements, including ad hoc reporting as requested by district staff or stakeholders.
  • Assists in developing and monitoring an innovative accountability program which is meaningful for all schools in the SCPCSD portfolio.
  • Conduct a variety of analyses, including both descriptive and inferential statistical analyses, using generally accepted statistical methodologies on schools within the SCPCSD; along with comparison analyses of exigent data on other traditional school districts and schools.
  • Collaborate with other district departments, teams, and staff to ensure efficient operation of data analysis and reporting.
  • Develop timelines, processes, policies, and procedures with respect to data collections, analyses and reporting with respect to data platforms, collection changes, and technical programs relative to information technology.
  • Collaborate and problem-solve with all stakeholders (i.e., federal, state, district, and school levels) regarding the federal, state, and district accountability systems.
  • Manage accountability work to ensure updated and compliant processes are implemented, which may include but not limited to participation in and/or facilitation of trainings, implementation of new policy or process, and adjustments to ensure accurate and timely data reporting.
  • Develop and manage training sessions for SCPCSD Schools (service providers) and other appropriate personnel to ensures that schools within the SCPCSD have the necessary skills, knowledge, and expertise to meet all reporting requirements effectively and efficiently.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned including but not limited to attending trainings, presenting trainings, site visits, participation in meetings, etc.
  • Travel as needed to complete District requirements and job duties.

 

Requirements

  • Must hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in statistics or a related field; a master’s degree in statistics, educational research and measurement, or related field is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years in the educational data and technology field, with evidence of skills and knowledge of educational statistical analyses.
  • Experience with a variety of statistical software, which may include but not be limited to SPSS, SAS, R Foundation for Statistical Computing (R), Microsoft Excel, and/or other platforms.
  • Experience conducting statistical tests such as t-test, Z-test, chi-square test, ANOVA, and binomial test as well descriptive and inferential analyses.
  • Experience working directly with or within public school systems is preferred, ideally with data analyses and interpretation.

Skills And Knowledge

  • Proven knowledge and skill in statistical methodologies, tests, and analyses
  • Skill in communicating complex analyses and information in understandable language for a variety of audiences
  • Experience and skill in establishing, implementing, and evaluating projects and programs
  • Effective skills in problem-solving, oral, and written communication.
  • Experienced using and navigating online digital platforms.
  • Strong skills in time management, organization, and prioritizing tasks.
  • Experienced with all Microsoft Office software and managing online platforms for storage and documentation (i.e., Google).

 

Applicants should submit a letter of intent and resume to John R. Payne, jrpayne@sccharter.org,  Deputy Superintendent of Sponsor Performance by May 27, 2022.