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Openings >> Director of Student Services #11 - 32b
Director of Student Services #11 - 32b
Title:Director of Student Services #11 - 32b
Department:Office of Student Support Services & Compliance
Location:City Hall

NOVEMBER 1, 2012                                                                                   


                                            NOTICE OF POSITION
POSITION:    The Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Pamela C. Brown, is interested in receiving applications
from qualified candidates for the position of:
                             DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES                
APPLICATION:        Candidates interested in applying must complete an online application on the district
web site at
QUALIFICATIONS:    Candidates must hold a permanent New York State Education teaching certificate and a
school administrator certificate (SDA, SDL, or SBL).  The candidate must have prior elementary or secondary
teaching and a minimum of five years of satisfactory full-time experience in an administrative position.
Candidate must have experience with data analysis, research, and program design (i.e. suspension reduction
and prevention & Federal Court programs). Candidates must have knowledge of District partnerships, Federal
& State grants, New York State Education Laws (specifically; 3214, 3204, 3205, & 3209, CR Pt. 200 and 201).
Candidate must have strong computer skills and demonstrate the usage of MS Office and other computerized
systems commonly used in education (i.e ESIS, IEP Direct).  The candidate must also possess demonstrated
leadership abilities and successful management in multi-functional or diverse areas. Candidates must have
excellent organizational and communication skills (both written and oral), and the ability to work collaboratively
with other departments, agencies, and community leaders.
DUTIES:        Under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services, 
                     the Director of Student Services:
  • Supervises and evaluates performance levels of Supervisors/Hearing Officer, Community Education Leaders, Clerical Staff, and other members of the department.
  • Schedules, supervises, and conducts Superintendent’s hearings.
  • Concludes Superintendent’s hearing through examination of Findings and Fact and processes dispositions.
  • Schedules and conducts Review Conferences and Superintendent’s Appeals.
  • Coordinates services of BPS liaisons to City and Family Courts.
  • Processes court documents including Court Orders of Protection.
  • Gathers, validates, analyzes, and disseminate monthly suspension data.
  • Works collaboratively with in-house Counsel, City of Buffalo Corporation Counsel and other legal services.
  • Identifies funding opportunities and completes grant preparation.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.
APPOINTMENT:       Appointment will be made by the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the
Superintendent following assessment of training, experience, credentials and evaluation of service.  Personal
interviews shall be conducted where appropriate.
SALARY:                   Administrator’s salary schedule.         
FUND #:                     Pending Funding
FOR FILING:            NOVEMBER 16, 2012                                   
                                                      DR. PAMELA C. BROWN
                                                     SUPERINTENDENT OF BUFFALO SCHOOLS 

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