Job Description

Position Type: Central Management Office (CMO)
Location: Central Management Office Dallas, 75247
Date Posted: 1/10/2023


Mission Statement:
Uplift's mission is to create and sustain public schools of excellence that empower each student to reach their highest potential in college and the global marketplace and that inspire in students a life-long love of learning, achievement, and service in order to positively change their world.

Equity Vision Statement:
Uplift Education proactively engages scholars, families, and staff members to thrive as their authentic selves and partner in the journey required to identify, address, and correct existing and potential inequities.
     
Primary Purpose:
The Uplift Manager of SST/504 Compliance will oversee the network’s implementation of these core programs at each Uplift campus. Uplift Education seeks to have an exemplar 504 program, as well as RTI and SST processes that work to provide strong interventions for Tier 2 and 3 scholars across the network. The purpose of the role of the Manager of SST/504 Compliance is to ensure each campus is effectively implementing SST procedures and developing intervention plans that meet scholar’s academic, social, and emotional needs. This position will work closely with Campus Administrators, Managing Directors, CMO Leaders including the Director of Special Programs and Senior Director of Special Populations.
 
 Duties/Responsibilities:
  • To ensure compliance, provide support and training to administrators, counselors and/or general education staff including but not limited to the following topics: 1) Child Find requirements, 2) role in 504 Committee meetings, 3) and accommodations and modifications
  • Develop a working knowledge of current laws, regulations, and guidelines related to disability discrimination in public schools including Section 504 and Title II of the ADA, as well as rules and guidelines adopted by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
  • Manage the Section 504 program to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines
  • Communicate effectively with the Campus Directors and the Director of Special Programs regarding campus-specific issues affecting scholars supported through Section 504
  • Provide oversight to the 504 Coordinators as they coordinate and conduct regularly scheduled Section 504 campus department meetings.
  • Coordinate and facilitate Section 504 meetings to include, but not limited to, Initial, Annual, Review, and Manifestation Determination meetings with Parents, Scholars, Administrators, and any additional relevant committee member
  • Manage service provider efforts including but not limited to ensuring timelines are met and services accurately meet the needs of scholars in compliance with all state and federal guidelines.
  • Manage the implementation of Section 504 Policies and Procedures at assigned campuses
  • Complete data reports to provide accurate information regarding all assigned programs (i.e., dyslexia)
  • Provide ongoing support and training to campus and network leadership, Section 504 campus coordinators SST Coordinators, and instructional staff regarding requirements under Section 504/ADA, staff responsibilities and related district policies and procedures.
  • Share information and coordinate training for parents about their rights under Section 504/ADA.
  • Collect and maintain all Section 504 data, such as Section 504 plans, evaluation reports and related records, lists of eligible students, discipline records, etc. through a systematic process for monitoring both district and campus compliance.
  • Set network-wide standards for campus based RTI (Tier 2 and 3) professional development, core practices, assessment and tools, data collection, and evaluation
  • Implement Uplift network’s RTI/SST/Dyslexia processes
  • Coordinate response to due process hearings, when requested.
  • Support Campus Administration and Campus 504/RtI/SST Coordinators in the development and implementation of data driven interventions for individual scholars and groups of scholars to enhance their acquisition of SEL and cognitive skills.
  • Works with the network and campus level SPED staff, social counselors, campus leadership, and parents/guardians to facilitate 504 eligibility.
  • Compile, maintain, and file all required paper and computerized reports, records, and other documents including folder matriculation to feeder campuses
  • Monitor accuracy of PEIMS data for Section 504 and Dyslexia
  • Maintain current knowledge of state and federal law and best practices for Section 504 and Dyslexia
  • Ensure 504 coordinators are working cooperatively with Campus Administrators and Student Support Team to analyze dyslexia screening results to determine appropriate next steps
  • Comply with all district and campus policies and procedures.
  • Work cooperatively with Campus Administrators to implement and refine Response to Intervention, the Referral Process and Section 504 programs
  • Other duties, as assigned.
  • Facilitate the implementation of the district’s policies and procedures related to Section 504, and ADA, and ensure that they are applied consistently across the district and at each campus.


  Day to day activies of this role include:  
  • Consistent check-ins with campus and CMO leaders
  • Providing guidance on the creation and implementation of intervention and 504 plans
  • Occasional facilitation of 504 meetings including Manifestation Determination Reviews.


  The Manager of SST/504 Compliance will report into the Director of Special Programs and will manage team of 504 coordinators at the central office.  

Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree required.  Master's degree preferred.

Experience Requirements:   
3 years teaching experience required 

Special Skills/Certifications:   
  • Must hold valid Texas Teacher Certification
  • 504 Meeting or ARD facilitation experience preferred

Required Skills/Abilities:  
  • Positive, calm, supportive attitude
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Organizational ability


Communication Skills:
Employees must have the ability to manage meeting facilitation and communicate with colleagues, students and parents regarding 504 services and supports.

Technology:
Employee must utilize electronic system for creating IEPs. 

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, bend, stoop, and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and use stairs. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Employees may occasionally support toileting and diapering students when campus staff requires training. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: 
  • Occasional travel within DFW area
  • The environment requires close proximity to other employees, frequent interruptions, extended periods of time viewing a computer screen, and noise levels from moderate to high. There may be activity from other employees and students of a distracting nature.


Starting Salary: $70,000

Application Procedure:
Apply online
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Uplift Education is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state or local law.

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