ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF STUDENT REGISTRATION
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The Assistant Director will assist in providing guidance and leadership for the Central Registration Center and the district in providing responsible support services to children and families. The Assistant Director will act as a liaison for parents regarding district programs and services and will provide information and resources regarding parental options. This job requires outstanding communication and organizational skills and extensive knowledge of district policies, procedures and programs; community social services, health care services; services for bilingual and homeless children, and services for students qualifying for Title I and Early Childhood programs. The Assistant Director will report to the Director of Student Registration. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
• Responsible for working closely with the Director to coordinate and supervise the daily operations and function of the Central Registration Center.
• Responsible for assisting in the supervision of all Central Registration Center staff including, but not limited to, Central Registration Registrars, Typists and Student Records Technicians, in accordance with their assigned responsibilities.
• Responsible for delivering and utilizing strategies to maintain and enhance staff relations and team effectiveness.
• Responsible for assisting in the implementation of student assignment procedures that are in compliance with the Board of Education’s student assignment, transfer and school choice policy.
• Understand and accurately convey the student assignment, transfer and school choice policies and procedures.
• Participate in coordinating local community forums, conferences and advisory meetings concerning, but not limited to, student assignment and school options.
• Assist in developing and enhancing partnerships within the district, local business, education and social/health services community to provide assistance and support to families residing within the district.
• Act as mediator/advocate for families having school-related issues. Consult with principals and other district personnel to determine appropriate actions to effect solutions.
• Keep abreast of current trends, school options, social services and health care issues.
• Work to increase effective, meaningful and productive communication between parent and school staff particularly as it relates to school options.
• Confer with the Central Registration Center staff and school personnel regarding families, parent needs, referral systems and social service resources.
• Create, update and maintain procedure manuals, directories, and routine records, prepare and maintain records as required for the District.
• Keep abreast of and maintain accurate data and information regarding McKinney Vento and ENL processes and procedures.
• Serve as the Department of Student Registration’s liaison for activities and issues relative to McKinney Vento and English as a New Language (ENL) students.
• Responsible for assisting in the implementation, maintenance and distribution of all district student records and processes.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
• Knowledge of student registration procedures.
• Strong organizational skills.
• Strong conflict resolution skills.
• Ability to manage a diverse student assignment team that will face high-pressure situations involving a high-volume of community interactions.
• Ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
• Ability to prepare detailed and concise reports.
• Ability to analyze data and draw logical conclusions.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Ability to work with students and families from culturally diverse backgrounds.
• Knowledge of the parental transfer options under the federal No Child Left Behind (NCLB) regulations.
• Knowledge of the New York State educational system and relevant resources.
• Knowledge of Stanley B. McKinney Act outlining the educational rights of homeless children; No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB); Title I, English Language Learners (ELL), Immigrant, Special Education, and Early Childhood programs and/or other federal and state regulations or services.
Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered College or University with baccalaureate degree or higher in Education, Business or Psychology, or a closely related field and two (2) years of experience, or its part-time equivalent, working with students and their families in an education setting*.
*Examples of qualifying experience include interacting, supporting, providing referrals to resources and advocating on behalf of the student and their family.
11/2021 Date of Original Composition