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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3169056
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 4, 2019

Job Description


The Office of English Learners (OEL) is committed to ensuring that BPS students will acquire the 21st century, bi-literacy skills and cross-disciplinary knowledge required for success in college and/or careers. OEL also provides guidance and support to schools and central administration for legal compliance and equitable access. Through OEL’s work, English Learners (ELs) receive the services and programming they need, aligned with current research and the BPS vision, mission, and goals.


The Office of Federal and State Grants provides fiscal and strategic support to schools and central offices to manage 100+ Federal, State, and some Private grants received by and housed in the Boston Public Schools while ensuring all grant dollars comply with regulations. Grants at the Boston Public Schools fund specific targeted initiatives, provide support to specific populations of students, and assure all students are receiving a high-quality and excellent education. 

Grant funds can be found at every school across the district, as well as in every central office department. The Office of Federal and State Grants with all schools and departments across the district to build high-quality programs to support all students. 



The EL Title I Coordinator holds responsibility for verifying that all BPS schools’ Title I for EL expenditures are in accordance with the requirements set forth in the federal Multicultural Education Training and Advocacy (META) Consent Decree. This individual will be in charge of overseeing appropriate allocation and expenditure of Title I funds for ELs district wide. This is a hands-on role combining policy expertise on the META Consent Decree, budgetary supervision, and strategic problem-solving, synthesizing into compliance of all expenditures involving Title I for EL dollars with state, federal, and local regulations. This role will also provide direct support, professional development, and policy guidance to academic leadership and school based staff in regards to budgetary expenditures regarding Title I expenditures for ELs. 


Specifically, the EL Title I Coordinator will support BPS schools in ensuring that Title I META expenditures are used to:

  • Supplement, Not Supplant: It is not permissible to use Title I EL funds to: provide services the school was required to make available under Federal, State, or local laws; to provide services that the school provided with local or general funds in the previous year; or to provide the same services for ELs that the school provided with general funds for non-ELs.
  • Solely Benefit ELs: Only ELs may benefit from the services/materials purchased under the Title I for ELs budget lines.
  • Tailored to Meet EL Needs: The services/materials must be tailored to meet the specific linguistic needs of EL students.
  • Serve ELD 1 and 2 Students: Staff funded under the Title I for ELs budget lines must serve ELD 1 and 2 students as proportionate to the total ELD 1 & 2 students enrolled at the school.


The purpose of this role is to provide consistent oversight to the development, compliance, and dissemination of policies regarding Title I Funds for ELS, and to provide supports through adult learning opportunities, professional development sessions, and other resources.  This includes ensuring that:

  • School based budgets are aligned to district priorities, META Compliance decrees, and the OEL initiatives
  • Proper policies for the implementation of systems that ensure compliant expenditures are established and implemented
  • There is consistency of practice and developing oversights that result in full compliance of Title I ELs spending 
  • The management of funds is continually overseen



Guidance and Policy Development: 

  • Develop clear and consistent guidance for the implementation of compliant expenditures of Title I for ELs money. Continue the implementation of current Title I Guidance, reviewing and refining practice and protocol for maximized efficiency and understanding. Create and implement new systems for appropriate purchases. Support with designing, leading, and providing trainings, professional development, presentations, and guidance, and necessary to develop capacity for compliance district wide and to reflect any changes in policy. 
  • Professional Learning Oversight: Support with leading workshops and courses on Title I for ELs guidance, the META Consent Decree, and practices aligned with district policies and priorities. Build the capacity at school sites to understand and comply with appropriate Title I for ELs spending and methods for school leaders to pool Title I for ELs Equity funds to provide services for ELs.  Direct the implementation of federal and state compliance professional development programs and requirements targeted for Title I funding, including

  • Program Management:  Support the district and schools to strategically manage the guidance, policies, and protocol in place to ensure appropriate Title I for ELs expenditures. Create and develop streamlined methods to audit Title I expenditures and potential online systems changes resulting in greater compliance in accordance with META expectations.

  • Report Generation: Assess qualitative and quantitative reports documenting the progress of the district and schools in the compliance of Title I for ELs spending. Provide targeted support and services based on data. Organize and synthesize relevant information in order to prepare and disseminate correspondence, reports, memoranda, and other communications/documents as directed.  Lead team to meet all reporting deadlines.
  • Budget Management:  Manage the spending of provided budget by monitoring all purchases made through this funding.Provide updated reports, such as obtaining budget plans from schools as requested.

  • Participating in Budget Collaborative Meetings: Attend annual budget collaborative meetings to support schools in determining the requisite EL Equity Amount and provide examples of appropriate funding uses that are tailored to meet the needs of ELs and EL Equity amounts are accurately encumbered under the relevant budget account codes.
  • Equity and High Expectations:  Demonstrate a commitment to excellence, equity, and high expectations for all students with an emphasis on building on the strengths that students bring to the teaching/learning process in order to support closing the achievement and opportunity gaps for ELs.
  • Professionalism:  Model professional behavior that addresses job responsibilities, district policies and procedures, and the expectations of professionals working in a multi-lingual, multi-cultural, and economically diverse community
  • Safe, Respectful, and Culturally Sensitive and Responsive Learning Communities:  Build and maintain safe, fair, and respectful learning environments that celebrate the diversity of the student population.
  • Reflection, Collaboration, and Personal Growth:  Reflect on practice in collaboration with colleagues, monitor personal and professional growth, and pursue professional development in needed areas.
  •  Perform other tasks as requested by the Assistant Superintendent for English Learners and Director of Federal and State Grants.


  • Working knowledge of program design, implementation and evaluation as it pertains to budget management and fiscal compliance
  • Experience working in urban public school preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working in interdisciplinary, cross-functional and multi-cultural environments.
  • Ability to work independently and in team teaching situations 
  • Experience delivering professional development to teachers and school leaders
  • Excellent organizational, writing skills and computer skills 
  • Experience reviewing and writing school improvement plans 
  • Experience in supervision and evaluation at the school level 
  • Knowledge and experience with school based improvement efforts 
  • current authorization to work in the United States  by their first day of employment.


  • Working knowledge of state and federal laws as pertaining to Title I for ELs funding
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with diverse groups of people
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of computer programs including word processing, database management, PowerPoint, Excel and Desktop Publishing
  • Skills to create presentations, reports, charts and tables

TERMS: Managerial, Tier B. City of Boston Residency is Required.


Please refer to www.bostonpublicschools.org/ohc (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation.  Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step.

The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Administrator > Business/Finance
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Boston Public Schools Office of Human Capital is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Contact Information

    • Boston Public Schools, Office of Human Capital
    • 2300 Washington Street
    • Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119

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