Job Title: Specialist, JROTC Operations and Training
Office: Office of Secondary Schools
Date Posted: 6/24/2020
Salary Range: 1-5 / $79,618 - $89,839
The Office of Social Emotional Academic Development works with the Chancellor to ensure coherence in the educational experience for our students, families, and schools. Our goal is to initiate change and lead DC Public Schools into the highest performing school district in the nation. We are currently in the process of creating our next strategic plan. After engaging with over 3,000 internal and external stakeholders to help shape the future of DCPS, our draft strategic priorities include:
- Promote Equity: Define, understand, and promote equity to close achievement gaps and interrupt institutional bias.
- Empower Our People: Recruit, develop, and retain a talented, caring, and diverse team.
- Educate the Whole Child: Provide rigorous, joyful and inclusive academic and social emotional experiences for all students.
- Ensure Excellent Schools: Increase the number of high quality schools across the district by defining blended autonomies for schools and creating opportunities for innovation.
- Engage Families: Deepen partnerships with families and community.
The Office of Secondary Schools is comprised of the Graduation Excellence division, instructional superintendents who support DCPS middle and high schools, and college and career programs and athletics. The Office is responsible for effective management, operation and achievement of the middle and high schools, and provides leadership to principals, administrators, and teachers to ensure academic excellence for all students.
The College and Career Programs (CCP) division is responsible for designing, implementing, and supporting college and career preparedness through programming, partnerships, resources, and high-quality career education programs. These programs will support every student's access to exciting and engaging educational options that will prepare them for future college and career opportunities. The work is centered on the following three goals:
- College Preparedness Programs - Implementing high-quality programs and college & career advising systems to ensure that DCPS high school graduates are prepared to complete a college certificate or degree;
- Career Education - Ensuring career education programs are rigorous and are effectively preparing students to succeed in college and a high-wage/high-demand career; and
- Work-Based Learning and Industry Partnership Programs - Exposing students to a continuum of work-based learning experiences, including career exploration activities, employability skills training, and paid career-focused internships, that prepare students to make informed college and career choices.
The Specialist, JROTC Operations and Training's responsibilities will vary based on specific situations, including but not limited to: maintaining direct contact with assigned Brigades and related United States Cadet Commands to ensure information is obtained, processed, and disseminated, and suspense dates are met on all actions required of JROTC programs for DCPS; maintaining files on instructors to ensure they are current on all training and instructor/teacher certifications required by DCPS; visiting schools to meet with JROTC instructors, counselors, and administrators to ensure the JROTC program is being operated in the manner prescribed in CCR 145-2, the Program of Instruction, and the DCPS IMPACT Teacher Evaluation System; establishing and maintaining an updated Order of Merit List for all Instructors to ensure training opportunities are distributed equitably; and serving as a substitute instructor in order to maintain proficiency and keep abreast of the latest technology and methods employed in the classroom. This position is a safety-sensitive position. As a result, throughout employment this position will be subject to the Employee Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy.
This position is a safety-sensitive position. As a result, throughout employment this position will be subject to the Employee Mandatory Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy.
The Specialist, JROTC Operations and Training will report to the Director, JROTC.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
- Bachelor's degree and three to five years of related work experience.
- Master's degree preferred.
- Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a plus.
- STUDENTS FIRST : We recognize students as whole children and put their needs first in everything we do.
- COURAGE : We have the audacity to learn from our successes and failures, to try new things, and to lead the nation as a proof point of PK-12 success.
- EQUITY : We work proactively to eliminate opportunity gaps by interrupting institutional bias and investing in effective strategies to ensure every student succeeds.
- EXCELLENCE : We work with integrity and hold ourselves accountable for exemplary outcomes, service, and interactions.
- TEAMWORK : We recognize that our greatest asset is our collective vision and ability to work collaboratively and authentically.
- JOY : We enjoy our collective work and will enthusiastically celebrate our success and each other.