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FLSA Designation
Date Issued: 2010-07-15
PSA Operations
Title: Assistant Director of School Improvement and Compliance
Function and Responsibility
The Assistant Director for School Improvement & Compliance, Public School Academy (PSA) Operations, under the direction of the Director of PSA Operations, is responsible for school improvement, and
provides oversight of PSA operations to insure compliance with law and regulations.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide direction for research and efforts to improve school performance. Oversee measurement of student performance and analysis of data. Provide instruction to classroom teachers through academic credit or continuing education units in the areas of curriculum review and instruction. Work with school improvement teams in the academies.

Monitor all PSA operations as required of PSA authorizers with the cooperation of the Director of PSA Operations and Field Officers, such as PSA Board governance requirements and facility condition requirements. Verify that all PSA faculty and staff members are certified, highly qualified, and that all criminal and background checks are completed.

Develop a master calendar of reporting requirements for LSSU PSAs, performing necessary activities, including site visitations, to ensure all PSAs are in compliance with all reporting requirements of federal and state agencies and of LSSU. Inform the Director of PSA Operations of deadlines and assist with follow-up actions for PSAs not in compliance.

Assist the Director in bringing PSA students to campus and in making contacts with faculty and staff members in activities, such as dual enrollment, summer camps and professional development of faculty members and board members, to increase LSSU enrollment of PSA students.

Perform other tasks as assigned for continuing improvement of PSAs.

Masters degree; minimum of five years experience in K-12 administration, including experience in supervision of faculty and staff members, curriculum development and assessment; teaching experience at K-12 level; knowledge of Michigan Department of Education operations and PSA operations, budgets, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills required.
Physical and Mental Demands
Use of gross motor skills to perform organizational duties; use of fine motor skills in operation of computer equipment; problem solving ability; ability to understand and work with numbers; ability to see, hear, and speak with or without the use of aids to perform normal office tasks; mental capacity to assist with numerous administrative responsibilities, ability to travel overnight during difficult driving conditions.
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