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Coordinator, ESOL/Bilingual Programs

OFFICIAL TITLE: Coordinator CODE: 0660 SQ/OQ: Not Applicable
WORKING TITLE: Coordinator, ESOL/Bilingual Programs GRADE: N MONTHS: 12
SUMMARY DESCRIPTION OF CLASSIFICATION: Under direction of the ESOL supervisor, provides leadership to central office staff who support schools in implementing a high-quality ESOL instructional program that satisfies local, state, and federal accountability requirements for limited English proficient students. Provides administrative and supervisory support to nonpublic schools participating in Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and assists in providing administrative and supervisory support to the Rocking Horse Road Center facility. Coordinates the provision of interpretation and translation services. Coordinates and supervises planning and implementation of a variety of grants for limited English proficient students, including the Title III and American Indian grants. Provides administrative and supervisory support in writing grant reports and budgets for program planning and operation.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of effective ESOL programs, pre-K¿12, and best practices and research for promoting language acquisition through ESOL and content classes to meet the needs of a diverse ESOL student population. Knowledge of federal, state, and local legislation dealing with limited English proficient students. Ability to analyze and interpret ESOL program data. Knowledge of training and development strategies for instructional staff and of varied program and curriculum models. Knowledge of grant writing and ability to manage program budgets. Ability to work collaboratively with federal, state, and local agencies focused on initiatives for limited English proficient students. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE: Master's degree from an accredited college or university in ESOL or related field. At least five years of teaching experience as well as effective administration and/or supervisory experiences required. Demonstrated experience in developing data collection and reporting processes for the ESOL instructional and support programs for limited English proficient students. Demonstrated experience in budgeting resources in support of the ESOL instructional program. 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: Must meet Maryland certification requirements for ESOL teacher and Administrator I.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: (Special requirements such as lifting heavy objects and frequent climbing.) None
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: (Frequent overtime or night work required, etc.) Occasional evening work required to meet deadlines or attend Board of Education meetings, committees, or other meetings.


Provides leadership in alignment with the division¿s strategic plan to staff members on the following ESOL teams:
ESOL Instructional Team
ESOL Testing and Accountability Center
Language Assistance Services Unit
American Indian Education Program
ESOL Administration Support Team
Assists the director in providing on-site management and supervisory support to the Rocking Horse Road Center facility.
Works with the ESOL supervisor to coordinate and monitor the provision of ESOL instructional support and services to schools.
Works with the ESOL supervisor to coordinate the provision of professional development centered on building the capacity of ESOL and non-ESOL teachers and administrators to support the linguistic and academic content needs of English language learners across the curriculum.
Provides leadership and direct support to nonpublic schools to ensure that they have access to Title III funds.
Works with the achievement specialist to coordinate data collection requirements for nonpublic schools.
Monitors the implementation of Title III activities and budgets in non-public schools.
Evaluates the effectiveness of nonpublic school programs funded under Title III.
Prepares Title III and American Indian interim and final grant reports.
Works with the supervisor to develop grant applications to secure federal and state funding, as appropriate.
Supervises and evaluates ESOL instructional specialists and supporting services staff.
Performs related work as required.

Class Established:
Date(s) Revised: 5/2010
Last Reviewed:

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