Job Announcement: Assistant Director – Resource Management Team 

Strong organizational skills and an expertise in federal fiscal requirements make you a great candidate for the position of assistant director in the Office for Exceptional Children. The opportunity is to lead a team of fiscal specialists who oversee federal funds. These specialists provide support and assist school district treasurers across Ohio specifically related to the Federal Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA) use of funds. Additionally, the assistant director will coordinate sound fiscal practices in the office’s work throughout the Ohio Department of Education. 

Major Responsibilities and Duties: 

Honoring Each Child, Our Future, Ohio’s five-year strategic plan for education, serves as assistant director of the resource management team to guide and direct services and supports provided to stakeholders: 

  • Collaborates with office staff to ensure the alignment of office goals with Each Child Our Future
  • Assists in planning and coordination of overall operation of the Office for Exceptional Children (OEC); 
  • Facilitates the analysis and use of data to inform policy, budget and legislative recommendations to further the mission of the office and center; 
  • Makes policy recommendations related to interpretation and/or implementation of federal and state law to improve outcomes and results for children with disabilities and children identified as gifted; 
  • Administers state and federal funding for special and gifted education [e.g., Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B and D monies and entitlements, special projects, research and development projects, and state reimbursement for selected services]; 
  • Provides oversight to the monitoring of local education agency compliance with federal and state laws and regulations applicable to the use of federal and state funds allocated for the education of children and youth with disabilities, including early intervening services for students at-risk for disabilities; 
  • Oversees development and implementation of guidance, tools, and technical assistance to the field on federal requirements for spending and resource planning to improve learning outcomes for children with disabilities and children identified as gifted; 
  • Coordinates and serves as a liaison to other agency offices as it relates to management of federal and state funds, including risk assessment and management for agencies that receive IDEA Part B fund; 
  • Coordinates efforts within OEC and across agency to include the design and scheduling of monitoring and technical assistance to school districts; 
  • Oversees development and submission of required federal reports; 
  • Oversees development, procurement and management of ODE/OEC sponsored grants, projects and contracted services (e.g., State Support Teams, outreach services, information dissemination); 
  • Coordinates and communicates with the agency fiscal office and procurement office in regards to agency processes for procurement and fiscal purchasing requirements; 
  • Coordinates development and training of staff; 
  • Coordinates development of biennial budget recommendations for office; 
  • Formulates and delivers presentations.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Completion of master’s degree or higher in one of the following areas: School Finance; Business Administration; Public Administration; Accounting; Education; Social Services; Juris Doctorate 
  • 5 years of administrative, supervisory or management experience 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Management of federal funds [e.g., federal applications; federal reporting; Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP)] 
  • Development/monitoring of projects and contracts 
  • Responsibility for budgeting large scale programs, projects, contracts and/or grants 
  • Scheduling, supervision and management of personnel 
  • Experience managing resources to achieve program outcomes 
  • Development of tools and technical assistance related to fiscal procedures and requirements 
  • Experience managing IDEA dollars 
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills 
  • Systems thinker with creativity and strong problem-solving skills 

- Compensation is negotiable; depends on candidates experience and qualifications; salary range for this position is $80,000 - $92,000 annually. 

All qualified candidates should apply at no later than January 17, 2020. 

The Ohio Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability (ADA), age or veteran status in employment, programs, or against individuals receiving services.