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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 6212 - EO Regional Office of Education Administrator

Job Description

FLSA STATUS: Exempt
GRADE: 314

POSITION SUMMARY
Under general direction; performs work of considerable difficulty advising and providing support to the Regional Superintendent of the DuPage County Regional Office of Education; performs related work as required. This position will collect data, conduct research, prepare advisory memoranda, assist in researching and tracking legislative initiatives, support and lead program development, and other be assigned projects as needed.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The employee in this position plans, coordinates, and conducts a variety of research projects, analyzes and develops policies and programs. The employee in this position has responsibility for researching, coordinating, planning and implementing Regional Office of Education policies and programs. An employee in this class works with independent judgment and discretion in the interpretation, application and enforcement of policies established in the Illinois School Code. Work involves an extensive amount of communication and interaction with staff members, elected officials, members from the public, and representatives from other units of government. Direction is provided by the Regional Superintendent.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Coordinates with other leaders in Regional Office of Education (R.O.E.) providing professional guidance into the development and maintenance of work plans and strategic plans.
• Assists the Regional superintendent in communication and outreach to assure high quality customer service to education, business and community/civic entities including offering of in-service for school district employees, community and parents.
• Supports and leads a variety of Regional Office of Education initiatives.
• Analyzes and develops recommendations for policies, program planning, and evaluation activities.
• Identifies and secures resources necessary to achieve program objectives.
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions.
• Promotes positive morale, creativity, and teamwork among staff.
• Initiates and maintains organizational innovation and creativity.
• Evaluates employee performance and sets clear goals and expectations.
• Coordinates the administration of staff evaluations for employees of the Regional Office of Education.
• Facilitates the recruitment for the Regional Office of Education and makes recommendations on new hires.
• Coordinates the development and maintenance of policies on topics including information privacy and security.
• Conducts research, recommends professional development programs and implements continued education opportunities for Regional Office of Education staff as well as school districts and teachers throughout the region.
• Implements and monitors processes and programs for effectiveness.
• Performs system and process analysis and design.
• Identifies and eliminates outdated data systems and works to develop and maintain current standards for data systems.
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Modern principles and practices of school administration
• Business administration and public administration practices
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes
• Federal, State, and County issues, principles and practices affecting education
• Management and leadership principles

Skill in:
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office
• Planning, scheduling and supervising the work of others
• Making presentations
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others

Ability to:
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Prioritize and assigning work
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, analyze and evaluate programs and services, operational needs and fiscal constraints
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
• Plan, organize, manage and evaluate the work of the division to ensure efficient, timely and cost-effective services
• Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues
• Analyze and prepare a wide variety of documents, ability to conduct research on complex problems and prepare opinions
• Express ideas clearly and concisely, both verbal and in writing

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
Completion of a Master's Degree in Education or a related field including successful completion of a minimum of 16 semester hours of prescribed graduate work in educational leadership, and five years of professional experience in school system administration; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position is typically office or administrative work and is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
None