ROCKFORD BOARD OF EDUCATION
JOB TITLE: Student Assignment Specialist
JOB CODE: 5585
DEPARTMENT: Student Assignment Center / Transportation
SUPERVISOR: Student Data and Assignment Center Supervisor
DATE: January 11, 2012
***Bilingual applicants encouraged to apply***
SUMMARY The Student Assignment Specialist will assist the Student Data and Assignment Center Supervisor in implementing the District’s student assignment plan and providing responsible support services, information, and resources to children and families and act as a liaison with parents regarding District programs and services. The specialist will collaborate with Title I staff in implementing student transfer options mandated by the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) act. This job requires organizational skills and extensive knowledge of District policies, procedures and programs, family community services, health care services, services for bilingual and homeless children, and services for students qualifying for Title I and Early Childhood programs.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following:
1. Meets with individual new and returning families to intake student assignment applications, explain assignment and transportation procedures and requirements, obtain required enrollment documentation, provide relevant information about district schools and programs and finalize assignment into District 205.
2. Process student assignments, transportation scheduling, or transfers in accordance with the student assignment plan.
3. Conduct special registration events as scheduled by the Supervisor at District or community locations.
4. Assist the Student Data and Assignment Supervisor in running all batch assignments. 5. Assist with the development and dissemination of materials describing student registration procedures, school options, transfer procedures, school assignments, NCLB and related District programs.
6. Develop, prepare and present informational materials for local parent education workshops and classes.
7. Coordinate and facilitate local parental involvement workshops, conferences and advisory meetings, and work with District personnel to encourage and increase parental involvement in the schools.
8. Identify, provide, and assist families with information about community based resources related to parenting, social services, and community sponsored events. Make referrals to outside agencies and follow up on those referrals and assist families in connecting with medical/health providers.
9. Create and maintain procedure manuals, directories, and routine records and prepare reports related to parent education programs, workshops, and activities.
10. Conduct home visits.
11. Mediate/advocate for families having school related issues, when necessary.
12. Collaborate with Title I staff regarding transfer and SES options under NCLB.
13. Coordinate transportation services for parents to visit schools and/or the Student Assignment Center.
14. Coordinate transportation services for students transferring under NCLB.
15. Assume any other duties as may from time to time be delegated by the Student Data and Assignment Supervisor. The Student Data and Assignment Supervisor may make any adjustments in the scope of responsibilities as outlined above, which will be in the best interest of the school district.
16. All administrative actions must be in concert with the mission statement, beliefs, objectives and parameters found in the strategic plan of the Rockford Board of Education.
Bachelor’s Degree (preferred) or Associates Degree in related field, equivalent 60 credits hours, or equivalent related experience. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
Bilingual is preferred. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
This job requires strong interpersonal communication and problem solving skills, organizational skills and extensive knowledge of District policies, procedures and programs and family community services, health care services, services for bilingual and homeless children, and services for students qualifying for Title I and Early Childhood programs. Experience working with the needs of the diverse population of a large urban K-12 system is desired. Experience developing strong community relations is required.
Position requires travel throughout the District. Must have valid Illinois driver’s license with a good driving record and have daily access to a vehicle. Must meet appropriate insurance requirements for vehicle. District will reimburse the employee at the existing per mile rate for authorized travel.
LENGTH OF WORK: 12 months, flexible-hour schedule designated by Director, including some nights and weekends.
***Bilingual applicants encouraged to apply***
Applicants do not need to complete the vacancy form for this position.