Director of District Programs

Idaho Digital Learning Academy Not Applicable Director/Coordinator/Manager Not Applicable Full Time Posted 1Y ago

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Position Title: Director of District Programs

Position Summary:
The Director of District Programs provides leadership in the development, evaluation, and implementation of educational solutions with partner schools and districts, state entities, and other organizations. This position collaborates and develops implementation and integration plans for IDLA programs in school districts statewide. The Director will consider all IDLA's service options as a means to solve educational challenges and provide consultation on solutions. This position will also assist in increasing awareness of IDLA programs through relationships established by traveling throughout the State, by public presentation, and through relationships with state and national leaders in education. This position will report to the Superintendent and work closely with IDLA Leadership.

The Director of District Programs also functions as the Regional Coordinator for Region 3. The primary responsibility of the Regional Coordinator is to assist in increasing awareness and implementation of IDLA programs, activities, and accomplishments, specifically in relation to online asynchronous classes, advanced placement/dual credit courses, elementary courses and resources, and educational programs serving at-risk and remedial students. This person will be responsible for developing relationships with area schools, site coordinators, district technology coordinators, counselors, parents, students, teachers, administrators, and legislators. Excellent communication skills are essential as the position entails extensive relationship-building with all IDLA stakeholders. This position will also be responsible for coordinating professional development for district site coordinators by directing, mentoring, and evaluating Regional Support Specialists. Frequent travel throughout the region and state is required to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.

Position Responsibilities:
1. District Leadership and Collaboration:
●Collaborates with local and statewide school district leadership teams to ensure IDLA resources are available and designed to fit local school needs.
●Provides strategic leadership and professional development opportunities to district administrators and relevant school personnel across the state.
●Provides project management to existing and new programs and initiatives.
●Investigates current and future strategic plans of local school districts to inform and enhance opportunities to increase the utilization of IDLA programs.
●Provides leadership and direction of parent and student outreach and support.

2. State and Regional Leadership and Collaboration:
●Represents IDLA leadership in regional meetings, with state educational organizations, governmental organizations, and in other venues as appropriate.
●Works with external stakeholders to ensure IDLA delivered educational resources to meet the needs of the community and state.
●Responsible for implementing IDLA programs and services in Region 3.
●Responsible for increasing the awareness of IDLA programs, activities, and accomplishments statewide and within Region 3.
●Serve as liaison between IDLA stakeholders (online administrators and faculty, parents and students) and Region 3 school districts to enhance program services to its participants.
●Implement IDLA stakeholder policies and procedures and collaborates with IDLA administration to develop and modify policies and procedures to meet the goals of the organization.
●Oversee facilitation of professional development opportunities for site coordinators including f2f, online, and webinar opportunities to increase district implementation efforts.
● Conduct sessions in Region 3 with prospective students, parents, high school/college personnel, and other interested individuals or groups.
●Maintain an understanding of current online education ideas, trends, and practices pertaining to the areas of responsibility for this position.

3. Administrative Leadership:
●Utilizes internal and external data to identify education and business trends.
●Develops, submits, and monitors budgets and billings for the operation of assigned programs.
●Supervises, develops, and evaluates assigned personnel.
●Provides internal leadership and strategic direction to the organization.
●Leads development, monitoring, and implementation of District Program goals aligned with the IDLA Strategic Plan.

Ability to:
●Work on a leadership team utilizing a shared leadership style.
●Ability to communicate and collaborate effectively.
●Supervise departmental staff in collaboration with cross-departmental project-based work
●Establish and maintain effective working relationships with external partners and stakeholders in order to align resources for new and existing projects, implement and operationalize programs, and determine the benefits of programs.
●Effectively communicate and problem-solve strategically in alignment with IDLA Strategic Plan goals.
●Perform budget, organizational planning, personnel management, and methods of cost and material control.
●Advance the development of new programs, and methods to enhance productivity and efficiency in program operationality.
●Promote technology solution-driven processes and collaboration with education directives.
●Effective communication skills in both written and oral formats.

Required Qualifications:
●Experience implementing IDLA programs in a school district from the Superintendent level.
●Current Idaho administrator credential (superintendent).
●Master’s degree in educational administration, public administration, education technology, or equivalent.
●Must live in the Treasure Valley area in order to create and maintain local and state leadership relationships.
●Minimum of four years of school administrative experience with a strong passion for online education and digital solutions.
●Established record of creating and maintaining relationships and partnerships with stakeholders.
●Experience supervising, managing, and evaluating personnel by monitoring projects and balance of workflow with respect to internal and external organizational goals.

Application Procedure:
Applications will be accepted until filled. Applications are available online at required for a complete application include a cover letter, current resume, certification proof, and at least one current reference letter. Application materials will only be accepted through the online application. Questions about the application process can be emailed to the IDLA Director of Operations:

Applications will only be accepted for Idaho residents who reside in the Treasure Valley area or are willing to relocate.

The position start date will be negotiated with the successful candidate.

Salary Information:
This position is full-time and year-round with benefits that include medical insurance, PERSI retirement, and paid leave. Salary is dependent upon the applicant’s credentials.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Idaho Digital Learning Academy 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.