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This position serves as the Superintendent of the Juniper Hills School and is responsible for planning, organizing, administering, and evaluating educational activities for the Education Division.
The Education Program Director supervises three schools located within the state’s juvenile correction facilities (Lewiston, Nampa and St. Anthony). IDJC Employs 46 certified teachers across our three facilities including seven (7) special education teachers, a school psychologist along with professional and administrative staff that together make-up the Education Division. The Division serves approximately 240 students per year.
The person hired will be a part of the IDJC Leadership Team. This Team guides and directs the Director and the agency in pursuing our strategic plan and vision and values of developing productive citizens in active partnership with communities. We value a professional environment that fosters communication, credibility, dignity, and respect for staff, the public and juveniles.
Administration •Manages and monitors a budget ranging from $2.4 to $7.3 million.
•Identifies budget needs and capital improvements.
•Develops and implements education program goals, policies, and procedures and implements programs and service objectives to enhance operational effectiveness.
•Ensures education program remains accredited through AdvancED or current accrediting organization
•Ensures compliance with the Juvenile Corrections Act, federal and state laws, federal and state rules and Governor executive orders.
•Ensures juveniles are provided free appropriate public, educational services (FAPE), services as established by state and federal regulations.
•Ensures systems are in place to prevent violation of juvenile rights, in relation to educational services.
•Collaborate with the juvenile treatment program to ensure students receive necessary accommodations related to educational deficits are included in the juveniles’ treatment program.
•Monitors and evaluates program effectiveness for quality control measures.
•Ensures education compliance monitoring for federal laws and regulations for in state and out of state contract providers and detention facilities housing IDJC juveniles occurs.
•Reviews program activities to ensure compliance with national and state standards and establishes facility performance based outcome measurements through Performance-based Standards (PbS) and federal Civil Rights Data Collection CRDC, Neglected and Delinquent grant evaluations, Child Counts, and other state and federal data collection as required.
•Promotes and coordinates the use of community resources to enhance education service delivery to juveniles in custody.
•Coordinates with local, county, and state officials on special programming needs for aftercare of juveniles released from state custody.
•Reviews educational outcome data to monitor effectiveness of educational programs.
•Reports on operations and special projects to IDJC Leadership, Board of Juvenile Corrections, and state and community partners.
•Represents IDJC and liaisons with various divisions at the State Department of Education and school district personnel, Interagency Council on Secondary Transition.
•Participates in multi-state consortium for education in alternative settings.
Supervision •Interviews, selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates professional staff.
•Delegates authority to subordinate managers to supervise personnel and direct operations within assigned area of responsibility.
•Ensures subordinate staff are properly trained and in compliance with applicable agency, state, and federal rules, laws, and policies.
•Prepares/adjusts supervisory staff work schedules.
•Develops and presents training for staff as needed.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Minimum of three (3) years teaching experience, AND possession of a School Administrator Certificate or ability to obtain within six months, AND Master’s degree in Education or related field of Management/Administration, AND at least one (1) year experience in a management/leadership role in an educational setting.
•Four (4) plus years teaching experience AND
•Two (2) plus years of experience in a management/leadership role in an educational setting.
•One or more years’ experience working with at risk adult or juvenile students.
Idaho Dept. of Juvenile Corrections is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
Master degree preferred
Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
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