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Coordinator, Student Government Leadership

MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
CLASS DESCRIPTION
OFFICIAL TITLE: Coordinator CODE: 0660 SQ/OQ: Not Applicable
WORKING TITLE: Coordinator, Student Government Leadership GRADE: N MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under direction of the director of student services, coordinates activities related to students by providing advice, counsel, and support to their elected student government organizations and assuring that students may exercise their rights and responsibilities as provided by the Policy on Student Rights and Responsibilities. Coordinates the advertising, applications, and selection process for the Maryland Legislature Student Page Program and the Emerging Student Leaders Program as well as other countywide leadership programs.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION STANDARDS
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of the policy and regulation on Student Rights and Responsibilities; working knowledge of the organization of the school system and of the policies and procedures as they might apply to student leadership; ability to relate to students in a variety of situations, especially in the role of student advocate; ability to develop and support new leadership development opportunities for students; excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills. Knowledge and application of the six leadership standards that have been established for the Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals Professional Growth System.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Masters degree from an accredited college or university with an emphasis in administration, supervision, or counseling. Experience as a counselor or classroom teacher and experience working with students in a variety of co-curricular activities. Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience, which provide the knowledge, abilities, and skills necessary to perform effectively in the position, may be considered.
CERTIFICATE AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS: Meets Maryland state certification requirements for principals and supervisors or administrator I.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) None
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Frequent evening and weekend work required.
OVERTIME ELIGIBLE: No

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Provides information, advice, and support to students exercising their rights of due process. Coordinates and supervises the development and operation of the activities of the countywide student government organizations, the Montgomery County Region (MCR) of the Maryland Association of Student Councils and the Montgomery County Junior Councils (MCJC).

Maintains and supervises an office and historical and financial records, and provides secretarial/clerical support services for MCR and MCJC. Meets regularly with the executive boards/executive committees of MCR and MCJC.

Attends fall and spring conventions and conferences of the Maryland Association of Student Councils and coordinates the chaperoning responsibilities for the county delegation.

Develops and maintains a communications network for student government advisors and other activity advisors.

Advises the superintendent and Board of Education (BOE) on the need for new and/or revised policies related to the general student welfare. Informs and advises the superintendent regarding programs, practices and problems of students, and keeps the superintendent informed of the activities operating under the Board's authority.

Coordinates the advertising, applications, and selection process for the Maryland Legislature Student Page Program as well as other designated field experience programs and contests.

Serves as a resource person to local school administrators, student government organizations, and activity advisors.

Represents Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) at district, state, and national programs, meetings, and conferences such as:
Maryland Association of Student Councils
Maryland Leadership Workshops
National Association of Student Councils
Maryland State Department of Education
Community Youth Advisory Committees
Student Emerging Leaders Programs
Drive for Supplies Project

Represents the student point of view to MCPS staff members when requested.

Identifies and recommends appropriate student candidates for BOE's and superintendent¿s advisory committees, task forces, and work groups.

Coordinates the annual election of the student member of the BOE.

Performs related work as required.

Class Established: 5/2004
Date(s) Revised:
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This description may be changed at any time.

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