At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we are engaged in an educational movement that goes beyond our classrooms working to disrupt inequities by providing our students and families exceptional educational opportunities every day. Grounded in our core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social justice rooted in the Expeditionary Learning Education Model, LCPS is a leader in fostering innovative schools achieving exceptional student outcomes where each child is at the center of their own learning. Our mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a career of their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers. Founded in 2002, LCPS operates two high-achieving K-12 public charter schools--Lighthouse and Lodestar--serving nearly 1,400 students in East Oakland. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and our graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland.
Learn more at www.lighthousecharter.org.
The Special Education Administrative Assistant is primarily responsible for supporting with administrative tasks and functions for the special education department. The individual who is successful in this role is an effective verbal and written communicator, and collaborates effectively with a range of other positions within the school and across the Family of Schools (LCPS’ school district), ranging from school-based leaders, leaders from Shared Services, and instructional staff to the families we serve. They are capable of handling multiple tasks and executing on each task in an effective manner.
If you are inspired by our mission and vision and want to be a changemaker in students’ lives here in Oakland, then please apply and join us!
Your responsibilities will include:
Manage online Individual Education Plan (IEP) systems, including running monthly reports for compliance and following up with staff members as needed
Support with state-wide special education reporting systems
Schedule IEPs and coordinate interpretation services
Perform the acquisition of specialized resources to support students with disabilities
We would love to hear from you if your toolbox includes the following:
A.A. degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred
Bilingual in Spanish required
2+ years administrative work in either a school, non-profit, or youth empowerment in an urban community. Experience in a school setting is a plus.
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES:
Detailed-oriented, strong follow-through skills;
Ability to take initiative, prioritize tasks, and work independently;
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
Excellent computer skills, including Google Suite and Microsoft Office Suite
Displays maturity and ability to work independently;
Demonstrated flexibility and ability to juggle competing priorities;
Communicates well with others and demonstrates strong interpersonal skills with students, parents, colleagues and community members;
Ability to maintain a calm, professional demeanor in the face of competing demands and external pressures;
Prior experience working in schools and/or urban communities is preferred;
Flexibility and a sense of humor; and
Enjoys working with children of all ages and families.
This position will report to the Director of Special Education & Student Services
This position is 1.0 FTE (full-time exempt) and follows a a 12-month work year. It includes approximately 5 weeks of holidays/vacation during the school year in accordance with the school calendar, and an additional 10 days allotted during the summer (days to be approved by the supervisor). This position is expected to maintain building hours of M - F from 8:00 - 5:00 p.m.
OUR COMPENSATION PACKAGE:
Commensurate with experience. We provide a competitive compensation and benefits package.
People of color and/or bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should submit:
Cover letter describing your interest in this exciting position and why you are an optimal fit
3 references with Name, Email, Phone Number and Title/Nature of the working relationship.
Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis. In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site.
Lighthouse Community Public School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.
At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we are engaged in an educational movement that goes beyond our classrooms working to disrupt inequities by providing our students and…