YES Preparatory Public Schools
Houston, TX, United States
Compliance Specialist - Various Campuses (2019-2020)
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: Compliance Specialist
: School Director, Mgr – Campus SPED, Director of Special Education
: Houston, Texas
E CHALLENGE & OPPORTUNITY
Across the nation, only half of all students from low-income communities graduate from high school and only 10% earn a college degree. Even though 85% of their students are economically disadvantaged, YES Prep
provides evidence that different outcomes are possible. Eighty-seven (87%) of YES Prep alumni matriculate to college within one year and alumni like Eddie Zapata
are earning their college degrees at five times the rate of their peers with similar socioeconomic backgrounds. How do they do this? Each of YES Prep’s 18 campuses
serves 6th-12th graders like Monique Bowie
. Students typically enter YES Prep one or more grade levels
but quickly find themselves on a different life trajectory. This is a result of transformative relationships with teachers and
and access to excellent educational opportunities.
As the first minority-majority city, Houston’s schools cannot keep up with demand from students like Eddie and Monique. Houston is the 4th largest city (on track to become the 3rd), and this booming population translates into 2,000 families on YES Prep’s waitlist.
Prep’s student enrollment is estimated to grow 31% between now and 2023 (from just over 13,000 currently to 17,000).
Prep needs a dynamic and diverse Compliance Specialist to make our mission a reality
. As a YES Prep employee, you will achieve jaw-dropping results, create pathways to opportunity for our students, build transformative relationships, and eliminate educational inequities to advance social justice. To put it simply, you will play an integral part of
preparation of compliance documents for students eligible for special education services, and facilitating ARD meetings.
We seek staff with diverse backgrounds, talents, interests, and ideas to meet the needs of our growing body of students. Certain traits consistently shine through for our most successful employees:
for the mission, drive for results, care for students, resilience, and humility.
When you join the YES Prep team, some of the exciting work will include:
Schedules Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) meetings and notifies parents of the ARD meeting, including distribution of ARD calendar to appropriate ARD Committee members in a timely fashion; notifies/invites all appropriate school personnel of ARD meetings/ARD schedule changes
Ensures that federal/state timelines are met with respect to functions of ARD Committee meetings; requests for additional assessments and required timelines set by ARD Committee
Monitors ARD paperwork completed by campus personnel; completes and turns in ARD paperwork to official audit file within 24 hours of the meeting; turns in PEIMS forms to District Compliance Manager within 48 hours of the ARD meeting
Completes lists, forms, reports, PEIMS forms, and data required by the Special Education Office by due dates (e.g. October counts, Indicator submissions, etc)
Maintains current state assessment test lists, referrals for related services evaluation maintains communication among assessment, service providers, and related services personnel
Provides for systematic communication among special and general education personnel (with respect to ARD meetings and decisions, IEPs, accommodations needed in the general education setting, relevant instructional concerns
Completes applicable ARD supplements with accompanying data collected by campus staff (i.e., all IEPs, BIPs, Transitions plans, Autism supplements etc.)
Follows procedures for Progress Reporting, folder documentation, parent communication, etc
Assists campus administrator(s) to ensure compliance with mandates guaranteed to students with disabilities by state/federal law; ensures compliance with local policies and procedures outlined for this population
Maintains thorough documentation regarding any significant problems with ARD Committee procedures; attends Special Education staff meetings; attends relevant professional development
Collaborates with the Campus Testing Coordinator to schedule, ensure correct testing materials and accommodations are implemented
Supports students in small group and/or classroom settings as needs arise
Assist in 504 Compliance as determined by
Additional duties as assigned
THE MUST HAVES
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
Valid Special Education Teacher Certification
If you hold a valid Special Education Teacher Certification in another state/country appropriate for assignment, you will be required to have your credentials transferred to Texas within one calendar year of hire date
Two years of relevant work experience in Special Education as a teacher, school-based leader or district leader
Belief in and commitment to the mission and core value of YES Prep Public Schools
Openness to giving and receiving frequent feedback
Demonstrated ability to work on a team
Ability to juggle multiple tasks and initiatives at once
Ability to maintain emotional control under stress
As the Compliance Specialist,
you will join a warm and welcoming
team at one of our YES Prep campuses .
Prep teams understand they are setting the example for how their students experience their YES Prep education and want to make sure it feels like a second home to them. Teams are obsessed with improving themselves because they know that living the core values
translates directly into stronger results and college access for all students.
THE TANGIBLE GOOD
Prep offers a competitive salary as well as a full
. We value longevity and performance over time through our Commit to Five
program and opportunities provided for performance increases.
Prep invests in developing leaders through high-quality programs, effective coaching, and ongoing professional development
. The strong culture of our campuses
just one of many reasons we were among Houston’s Best Place to work
. We won the 2012 Broad Prize for Excellence in Urban Education
and were a 2016 finalist as well. Travel Leisure recently named Houston the best city for foodies
and, with an affordable cost of living Houstonians enjoy life and all the city has to offer.
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WE ARE DEEPLY COMMITTED TO EQUITY & DIVERSITY
Prep strives to recruit a diverse team of leaders. We believe there is a transformative academic and social benefit for students when their teachers and leaders reflect a diversity of backgrounds. 97% of staff members agree that the organization provides a welcoming environment given their background and identity according to our latest system survey.
Prep is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, or parenthood.
THE NEXT STEPS
If this sounds like your just right job, please apply. If you are not sure this opportunity is for you, are simply curious, or know someone who would be perfect, please reach out to our Talent team to be connected to a recruiter at firstname.lastname@example.org
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YES Preparatory Public Schools
Website : http://yesprep.org/
YES Prep Public Schools is a free, open-enrollment public school system that serves 4,200 students across eight schools in the Houston area. YES Prep has been ranked as among the top 100 public high schools in the nation by Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report. Every year, 100 percent of YES Prep’s graduating seniors have been accepted into four-year colleges, including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Rice and Stanford. YES Prep combines a highly successful 6th-12th grade model along with high standards for student achievement.