Administrator for English Learner, Multi-Lingual Learners

    Genesee Intermediate School District
    Flint, MI
    $90,000 - $100,000
The Administrator for English Learner/Multi-Lingual Learners is responsible for overseeing English Learner (EL) programming for participating consortium districts/PSAs along with World Languages. The Administrator collaborates with local district Point of Contacts (POCs) to administer, coordinate, and evaluate English Learner Programming and staff. The Administrator supports English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program eligibility and identification; staff scheduling; instructional programming and assessment; parent engagement, communication and outreach; teacher quality and professional learning. The Administrator supervises and evaluates ESOL all program staff and manages EL funding, budgeting and grant maintenance. The Administrator also communicates updates and facilitates the networking of EL teachers in the county along with best practices and course options. The Administrator also serves as a support and resource for Region 6 Adult Education EL students.

Position Responsibilities
• Maintain ongoing knowledge of local, state and national educational initiatives in order to effectively direct ESOL program services within the schools. 
• Develop and maintain annual programming including instructional and program resources to support student learning and compliance.
• Establish common procedures, expectations and available supports for local districts’ programming implementation.
• Provide ongoing guidance, communication, and support to local district Point of Contacts (POCs).
• Support student ESOL program eligibility screening, annual English proficiency assessment, and the differentiated instruction of EL students in local classrooms.
• Responsible for the supervision, coordination, and evaluation of a variety of ESL instructional and support staff as assigned by the Assistant Superintendent.
• Develop schedules and assign program staff throughout the county.
• Provide professional development opportunities for ESOL program staff, general education instructional staff and administrators.
• Design and oversee EL extended learning opportunities (i.e. summer school)
• Assess the strengths and potential needs of EL students as assigned.
• Participate in Special Education IEP Team meetings speaking to linguistic and cultural variables as assigned.
• Create and translate documents for parental access. 
• Develop and oversee family outreach programming including Adult ESL.
• Respond to parent requests and support local districts’ parent responses.
• Fulfill annual nonpublic participation communication and consultation to local districts.
• Communicate, support, and provide guidance to local district leadership, state, local, and community organizations as appropriate.
• Serve as a resource for district and countywide sub-committees as assigned.
• Oversee staffing and payroll of EL staff.
• Coordinate, manage, and maintain grant application and budgets.
• Assist local districts with EL specifics for state student data reporting.
• Support district MICIP planning specific to EL.
• Annually creates, collects and disaggregates program evaluations.  
• Communicate Multi-Lingual updates to EL teachers in the county.
• Coordinate, facilitate and lead assigned groups such as countywide World Language teachers, and Region 6 Adult Ed EL students.  
• Establish partnerships with community resources in order to enhance Region 6 Adult Ed. EL student success.
• Coordinate and oversee assigned EL Instructional Coach schedules, activities and priorities.
• Serve as an EL leader to other GISD departments (Special Education, CTE, CCP) on best practices, EL requirements, processes/procedures and countywide efforts.
• Consult with Communications and Development on translation requirements that support efforts to maintain access to GISD communications for all languages.
• Serve as a member of the Administrative Leadership Team.
• Works with the Assistant Superintendent to build vision, set priorities, and develop long and short-range plans for the day-to-day operation of the ESL program. 
• Consistently models Win-Win leadership.

• Master’s Degree required.
• Valid Michigan teacher certificate with ESL or bilingual endorsement required.  
• Demonstrated proficiency in a language other than English required.
• Three years of successful experience educating English Learners.  
• Demonstrated experience in administering, interpreting and evaluating student language proficiency assessments. 
• Experience coordinating professional learning and program administration/leadership preferred. 
• Supervisory experience preferred.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
• Demonstrated organizational skills.  
• Ability to relate effectively through oral and written communications. 
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents, school personnel, and local districts.  
• Demonstrated mental/physical ability and stamina for meeting the essential duties of the position and the ability to travel to and from the intermediate school district and the constituent school districts in the service area.  
• Ability to coordinate workflow of personnel, give direction, solve problems and recommend solutions to immediate supervisor.  
• Ability to utilize district technology and work to maintain proficiency, as required skills sets change with technology and/or the needs of the district. 
• Punctuality and good attendance are requirements for the position. 
• Ability to work a flexible workday, work week, and work year. 
• Represents the district in a professional manner at all times. 
• Works successfully as a member of the team. 
• Demonstrate honesty, integrity, and professionalism at all times. 
• Ability to exercise good judgment and make decisions in accordance with board policies and established administrative guidelines.

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