Director of Student Services

    • Job Tracking ID: 512680-827214
    • Job Location: New Orleans, LA
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: Masters Degree
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: August 04, 2022
    • Years of Experience: 5 - 7 Years
    • Starting Date: August 9, 2022
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Job Description:

The Opportunity:

New Orleans College Prep is adding a full-time Director of Student Services. The Director of Student Services provides vision and leadership in planning, designing, and implementing all phases of Student Support at New Orleans College Prep in conformity with all district, state, and federal directives and laws. The Director leads, supports, and develops Special Education, Section 504 and English Language Learner programming and all service providers. The Director serves as a resource to parents and to the larger school community and ensures the objectives of the program and the services provided are achieved within budget. This position serves on the district team and reports directly to the CEO.


Vision and Leadership

  • Co-lead the development of a clear vision for all student services across the network, alongside the CEO and School Leaders

  • Design, implement and oversee Special Education, Section 504 and English Language Learner programming.

  • Support schools in designing high-quality, effective educational programs tailored to the needs of all special populations

  • Develop NOCP strategies for the purpose of implementing education policy directives and best practices to improve the achievement and outcomes of all special populations students (EL, 504 and Special Education)



Experience and Skills:

Service Coordination, Management and Oversight

  • Coordinate program components, support needs and materials for the purpose of delivering services which conform to established guidelines.

  • Performs personnel functions (e.g. interviewing, evaluating, supervising, etc..) for the purpose of maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing productivity of personnel and achieving objectives within budget.

  • Support the development of annual budgets from various funding allocations (e.g. federal funds, grants, etc.) to support student needs through specialized programs and services.

  • Supervise all procedures and activities involving the identification and evaluation of all students eligible for IEPs.

  • Coordinate and manage all Related Service Providers and Pupil Appraisal Advisors.


Capacity Building

  • Coordinate professional development for special education programs and school leaders to build capacity for self-sustainability of student services management at the school level.

  • Collaborate with academic leaders to establish and implement innovative instructional techniques and best practices in specialized instruction to achieve dramatic and consistent growth in the academic performance of special populations, including RTI/MTSS initiatives.

  • Collaborate and support the EL Coordinator in professional development and programming for English Language Learners.


Compliance Management

  • Oversee, monitor and coordinate school level compliance in accordance with federal, state and local policies; ensure school based leaders are in compliance with federal, state and local policies.

  • Prepare and/or monitor all required reports for federal and state reporting.

  • Responds to issues involving staff, conflicts in policies and regulations, community concerns, parental requests that may result in some negative impact and/or liability if not appropriately addressed for the purpose of identifying the relevant issues and recommending or implementing a plan of action that will efficiently resolve the issue.

  • Compiles data from a variety of sources for the purpose of analyzing issues, ensuring compliance with organizational policies and procedures, and/or monitoring program components.

  • Other duties as assigned by the CEO.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Has extensive knowledge of Special Education, Section 504, English Language Learner laws and best practices.

  • Holds employees/colleagues accountable for achieving results and publicly acknowledges their effective performance.

  • Demonstrated the leadership qualities and personal characteristics necessary for working effectively with students, teachers, leaders, and families.

  • Must be well organized and have impeccable time management skills.

  • Must be able to manage multiple priorities, and seek advice and support when needed.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Holds a Master’s Degree with major emphasis in Special Education and/or Administration.

  • Successful experience as a special education teacher, case manager and/or supervisor.

  • 5+ years experience.



We offer a competitive compensation package, including generous retirement contributions and comprehensive health benefits.

Salary is commensurate with experience.

NOCP encourages individuals of all identities and backgrounds to apply for this position. We are an equal opportunity employer fully committed to hiring a talented and diverse group of individuals. NOCP does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. 


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.