- Do you want to help create a more just and kind world?
- Do you believe that diversity is a powerful strength for a school community?
- Do you want to ensure that every student can be successful and prepared to thrive in college, career, and life?
A kind, communicative, social justice leader that seeks a role supporting compliance for special education programming. You know from first-hand experience the highest leverage techniques and strategies students from racially, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse backgrounds need to thrive in college, career, and life. You recognize that the creation of quality programming and successful outcomes for students with disabilities requires more than technical compliance with procedural rules. You believe, however, that legal compliance is the basis on which high-quality programs are built. You have a growth mindset, want to develop the perspective, agency, and urgency to positively impact the world around you and take actions that promote justice and equity in your community.
We are E.L. Haynes.
A learning community where every student – of every race, socioeconomic status, home language, and ability – prepares to thrive in college, career, and life. Together, we create a more just and kind world.
Founded in 2004 and named for the first African-American woman to earn her Ph.D. in Mathematics, the award-winning E.L. Haynes Public Charter School serves more than 1,135 students in grades Pre-K3 through 12th grade. E.L. Haynes operates two campuses in the Petworth neighborhood of Northwest Washington, DC, and offers a rigorous educational program designed to prepare students to succeed in the college of their choice.
We believe that our most significant contribution to ending systemic injustice is through purposefully empowering our diverse community— as individuals and as a collective— with the skills and the conviction to be effective leaders for equity.
Our mission of student success is inextricably linked with our commitment to equity and the daily efforts of every member of our community to live our motto-Be Kind, Work Hard, and Get Smart.
- Lead For Equity: We challenge ourselves and each other to interrupt inequities and build equitable alternatives.
- Choose Joy: We find, bring, and share joy in our work every day. We practice gratitude, celebrate wins, and offer praise.
- Achieve Excellence: We deliver high-quality work every day. We set ambitious goals, embrace challenges, and hold ourselves and each other to high standards.
- Own Our Learning: We model a growth mindset for our students. We own our actions, mistakes, and learning. We continually look for ways to improve and produce high-quality work.
- Succeed Together: We value every member of our community and treat each other with kindness and care. We build meaningful relationships with students, families, and each other. We achieve more through collaboration and teamwork.
We are different. We are:
- A diverse and inclusive community, with nearly 70% of our staff identifying as people of color.
- The hub of the neighborhood. We are a community school and partner with neighborhood organizations to provide our families with comprehensive medical, dental, and mental health services.
- A place where all community members have their voices heard in the decision-making process.
- A school where students learn in a rigorous and coherent PK-12 environment.
We expect students to demonstrate the following skills and qualities in our graduate profile.
ABOUT OUR ACADEMIC PROGRAM
We operate on an extended year calendar with an additional 1,000 hours of academic and extracurricular programming beyond the 1,200 hours that every DC student receives.
Please read more about our academic program here.
ABOUT THE POSITION
The Student Support Services Compliance Manager supports the overall efficacy of special education programming by ensuring compliance with state and federal guidelines pertaining to special education. This work is done by coordinating and monitoring evaluation timelines and case manager compliance at the middle and high schools.
The Student Support Services Compliance Manager understands the importance of being well-organized and wants to assist in sustaining policies and systems that ensure E.L. Haynes’ overall compliance with special education regulations. In addition, this position will work closely with our Student Support Services staff and school leaders.
This position will report to the Director of Special Education.
- Ensure special education staff complies with IDEA and local regulations;
- Maintain accurate special education program records in databases (Infinite Campus, EasyIEP, etc.) and monitors compliance with State, Federal, and LEA guidelines;
- Be responsible for tracking, chairing, and scheduling Individualized Education Plans (IEP), Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP), and eligibility meetings on time for middle school and high school;
- Support and train Case Managers on collecting and analyzing data (assessments, notes, observations, teacher feedback, etc.), as well as using data to write complete present levels and choose appropriate goals and services for the IEP;
- Work closely with School Psychologists and other related service providers to ensure assessments are completed on time;
- Complete the eligibility process in the special education data system by requesting assessments and ensuring all required components are completed;
- Notify Case Managers, Assistant Directors, and the Director of Special Education when IDEA documentation, data reports, or required special education reports are incomplete or untimely;
- Provide technical support and training on the SEDS system to staff (including Case Managers and related service providers);
- Provide technical assistance to staff members to comply with the ADA and Section 504, as well as attend 504 meetings as needed;
- Support nonpublic monitoring;
- Compile and prepare record requests or reports for parents, administration, or outside agencies maintaining confidentiality;
- Manage transportation requests with the Department of Transportation; and
- Full COVID-19 vaccination.
- A bachelor’s degree in education or a related field;
- Special Education certification recommended;
- At least 3 years of relevant work experience in special education OR equivalent combination of education and experience knowledge of OR a Strong understanding of federal and state special education rules, regulations, and practices (Article 7 and IDEA);
- Broad knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, and methodology of special education; and
- Strong understanding of the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) special education policies, procedures, and programs.
You might also have:
- Excellent communication skills and strong analytical and writing capabilities;
- Close attention to detail coupled with the ability to exercise sound judgment;
- A proactive nature; able to anticipate conflicts before they arise;
- The ability to execute meetings, calls, and emails with professionalism, courtesy, and accuracy; and
- Oral and/or written proficiency in Spanish.
We look forward to meeting you!
We proactively recruit, intentionally develop, and deeply value all members of our diverse and highly talented staff community. Our work environment fosters inclusion and authenticity, supporting all staff to thrive in their roles and maximize their impact on our students.
Our hiring process consists of an online application, asynchronous and panel interviews, and written performance activity. Please see more here.
Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
To help stop the spread of COVID-19, we have reimagined our safety and cleanliness procedures to keep our students, families, and staff as safe as possible. More details can be found here.