NATURE OF WORK
Wilkes County Schools 504 Coordinator is responsible for facilitating, coordinating, and approving the development of 504 Plans. The 504 Coordinator has the role of decision-maker, consultant, and specialist in advising administrators, teachers, and other professional personnel in the development and implementation of 504 Plans. The 504 Coordinator plans for and develops staff in-service opportunities for school based 504 facilitators. The director also provides advice and counsel for teachers and principals on matters pertaining to the development of a 504 Plan and informs such school personnel who are responsible for carrying out the adaptations and modifications as written in the 504 Plan. Under limited supervision, performs a variety of supervisory and administrative tasks necessary in monitoring and assisting in plan development. The 504 Coordinator monitors the overall effectiveness of student plans and ensures all are implemented within federal, state and local regulations.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Facilitates the implementation of the school board approved Section 504 Policy.
Develops, continually revises and ensures the implementation of consistent Section 504 procedures.
Provides ongoing training and support to district staff regarding Section 504 and the implementation of the Section 504 procedures.
Collects and maintains all Section 504 data (504 plans and lists of eligible students) for reference purposes.
Facilitates the provision of reasonable accommodations for district employees with disabilities within Section 504 regulations.
Serves as a daily resource to district administrators, building level teams, and community members regarding Section 504 issues.
Coordinates Section 504 grievance procedures as deemed appropriate by the Superintendent.
Serves as the school district’s liaison to the Office of Civil Rights. (OCR complaint resolution and corrective action plan implementation).
Advises the district superintendent and school board regarding Section 504 compliance issues and needs.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Master’s degree in administration or the commitment to attain within a specified time period.
Ability to work constructively within a team environment, as well as the ability to communicate effectively with administrators, principals, teachers, students and parents.
Exhibits a broad knowledge of the principles and practices of school administration and of current educational trends in curriculum and instruction.
Possesses the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Works collaboratively with school coordinators and administrators.
Works towards developing an improved understanding of adolescents’ educational needs on the part of teachers, administrators, and parents.
Designs professional development opportunities that align with the district’s mission and goals.
Stays abreast of current educational developments and the literature; participates in the affairs of state and national professional societies.
Maintains contact with specific content area state supervisors.
Assists in developing strategic plans for improving student achievement.
Maintains open communication with all levels of school system hierarchy; serves as liaison between schools and the various departments within the Central Office; maintains regular contact with other directors to exchange ideas, share information and develop plans.
Serves as a member of the district-wide planning teams.
Performs other related work as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of federal, state, and local policies and procedures as pertains to Section 504.
Knowledge of Wilkes County Schools Board of Education Policies and Procedures.
Knowledge of the organizational and communication channels of Wilkes County Schools.
Knowledge of the ethical guidelines applicable to the position as outlined by professional organizations and/or federal state and local laws, rules and regulations.
Knowledge of the North Carolina Standard Course of Study and/or North Carolina Essential Standards.
Skill in team building.
Skills in oral and written communication.
Ability to assess the needs of children.
Ability to develop and implement policies, procedures and standards within the curriculum areas.
Ability to maintain complete and accurate records.
Ability to articulate necessary communications to large groups of people.
Ability to professionally interact with all members of the community.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders.
REPORTS TO: Deputy Superintendent
FSLA STATUS: Exempt
The preceding job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to perform this job.