Job Announcement: Safe and Supportive School Programs Manager 

The Office of Integrated Student supports seeks candidates with strong relationship building skills with an expertise in facilitation between state agencies, local agencies and schools. This position will coordinate statewide school safety and other supportive school programs. The office provides support, communication and training to agencies, organizations and school districts to focus resources on ensuring the needs of the whole child are met. 

Major Responsibilities and Duties: 

Honoring Each Child, Our Future, Ohio’s five-year strategic plan for education, functions as manager of safe and supportive school programs [e.g. School Safety, School Climate, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)]: 

  • Acts as the Ohio Department of Education’s liaison and point of contact for the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s new Center for School Safety; 
  • Develops and implements policies and practices related to statewide programs that support the whole child with a focus on safe and supportive school programs; 
  • Coordinates Ohio Department of Education’s responses to the SaferOH Tip Line; Works with Ohio Center for School Safety staff to ensure tips are triaged to the appropriate personnel within ODE (e.g., harassment, intimidation and bullying, school climate, substance use prevention, transportation, risky behaviors); 
  • Coordinates all ODE program office decisions in collaboration with DPS regarding school safety plan submission (e.g., response to district questions, problem solve IRN issues); 
  • Manages the U.S. Department of Education School Transformation Grant:                      - Oversees PBIS regional training structure to ensure meeting grant goals, including field coordinator contract deliverables                                                                - Ensures integration of school climate and safety initiatives into PBIS trainings                                                                                                                              - Serves as point of contact for US Department of Education for grant budget, technical assistance and monthly updates                                                             - Monitors progress on meeting grant deliverables 
  • Manages the U.S. Bureau of Justice Stop School Violence Grant deliverables including: 
  • o Work with Sandy Hook Promise to coordinate trainings, communicate and recruit districts to participate in training, 
  • o Work with SSTs and ESCs to encourage schools to participate and to find training locations 
  • o Develop and coordinate the grant evaluation and reporting system required by U.S. Bureau of Justice 
  • o Provide technical assistance and training on using the reporting system to districts 
  • Oversees updates, guidance and training on Ohio’s School Climate Guidelines; 
  • Oversees grant process for the Ohio School Climate State Grant; 
  • Provides consultation to districts for building community partnerships to improve school safety, school climate, social-emotional learning standards, policies and practices to address non-academic barriers to learning, and to assist in creating multi-tiered systems of learning supports; 
  • Oversees the integration of social-emotional learning standards into school safety and school climate resources and tools; 
  • Strategically plans with agency staff to ensure alignment of school safety with school climate guidelines, social and emotional learning standards, Positive Behavioral Intervention, trauma-informed care, the Whole Child Framework, and other supports related to addressing non-academic barriers in schools and districts; 
  • Utilizes data from multiple sources to inform policies and best practices related to supporting the Whole Child. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Completion of graduate core program in social or behavioral science or education-related field and 3 years of supervisory experience. 
  • OR completion of undergraduate core program in social or behavioral science or education-related field and 4 years of supervisory experience. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Working with community, faith based or children services organizations (e.g., community 
  • Facilitating and/or managing work groups across multiple department levels. 
  • Strong relationship building skills including superb communication skills at all levels of an organization and with customers/partners via multiple medium. 
  • Development of tools and technical assistance related to program operations. 
  • Excellent interpersonal, networking and team-building skills. 
  • Working knowledge of state government. 

Additional Information: 

- Compensation is negotiable for this position up to $85,000 annually; depends on candidate’s experience and qualifications. 

- May require up to 30% out of office travel, which may require overnight accommodations. (Must be willing and able to secure a valid driver’s license OR supply your own transportation.) 

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.