Compass Rose Public Schools, ESL, Bilingual & Federal Programs Coordinator (San Antonio, TX)

San Antonio, TX, United States


Date published: 16-Apr-2021

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ESL, Bilingual & Federal Programs Coordinator

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We are committed to being a demonstrably anti-racist and genuinely inclusive organization and we expect you to help us achieve this.

Compass Rose was founded with a mission to prepare every student for college and the world beyond. We promise to be a values-driven, social-justice institution that actively fights systemic racism. Our diverse staff, students, and communities will have a voice, support, safety, and recognition to show up as their best and authentic selves every day. 


We promise to collectively uphold these behaviors in our work:

  • Commit to humble self-reflection and continual learning to deeply understand how racism and oppression have impacted our schools, students, communities, and decisions.
  • Operate with transparency on our current state, strategy, and progress to dismantle racist and inequitable policies and practices.
  • Prioritize and elevate diverse voices. 
  • Create a community of learning within and beyond our network.

Your Mission

As part of a growing network of public charter schools, the Bilingual/ESL & Federal Programs Coordinator will work under the direction and guidance of the Chief Academic Officer to handle the lead the implementation and compliance for federal programs of the organization.

The ideal Compass Rose Coordinator loves serving students, working with teachers and school leaders, finding creative ways to develop helpful programming, and pays attention to oh-so-many details. In any given week, they could find themselves working with a small group of students, completing compliance documentation, and collaborating with a Principal on the use of funding -- and they’d need to be comfortable with it all. This individual would be energized by using their knowledge and experience as part of a young organization in the process of developing effective federal programs.  

Your Responsibilities

Instructional and Curriculum Support

  • Support the full continuum of Bilingual and ESL services to develop, implement, maintain, and evaluate effective instructional programs to ensure that each student meets and exceeds the standards.
  • Trains school-level teams on guidelines, expectations, and requirements of School-wide Title I programming
  • Collaborates with Principals to ensure support is provided to program teachers and LPAC facilitators on campuses.
  • Works cooperatively and collectively with Principals and staff to ensure that language programs and services are coordinated in the schools and are administered uniformly and equitably.
  • Facilitates planning and resource alignment to ensure that network personnel is adequately equipped to meet the needs of emerging English language learner populations.
  • Assists with the selection and purchase of supplemental materials, equipment, and supplies for the Bilingual and ESL program that aligns and supplements the regular education program.
  • Develops, conducts, and/or arranges for professional development opportunities for Bilingual and ESL teachers.
  • Reviews and analyzes student data to identify specific needs for improved student performance.
  • Collaborates with the Chief Academic Officer to oversee the creation and/or revision of network curriculum resources for Spanish Language Arts and ESL.
  • Collaborates with the Chief Academic Officer and the Director of Special Programs to ensure that English language learners are an integral part of the regular education program.
  • Identifies, analyzes, and applies the findings of language acquisition research to curriculum and instructional improvement.
  • Collaborates with the Director of Special Programs to develop a long-term plan for bilingual and ESL education, including staffing and instructional needs to meet the needs of our growing ELL population.
  • Enhances professional skills and knowledge appropriate to job assignment through membership in professional organizations and attendance and presentation at network, local, state, and national conferences and workshops.
  • Assists in the selection of Bilingual and ESL teachers.

Programming, Compliance, and Reporting

  • Manages, directs, and administers Title I, Title II, Title IV, and other federal programs including the development of budgets, evaluation of the program, renewal of the grant, and staff performance and development
  • Collaborate with the PEIMS Coordinator to ensure that ELL students are coded correctly for state and federal reporting.
  • Provides support and facilitates training of LPAC facilitators to ensure that LPAC meetings and documentation are properly maintained.
  • Works closely with Business Office personnel to develop and monitor budgets, establish and maintain processes for federal program expenditures, and handle required submissions to regulatory agencies
  • Manages federal funding allotted to the district and spirals funds to each of the Title I schools as required by federal guidelines
  • Previews and approves purchases of research-based materials and equipment for the Title I, II, and IV programs
  • Remains current on the changing laws and requirements regarding Title I funds available to schools
  • Considers and evaluates expenditures from school personnel for expenditure of federal funds
  • Ensures compliance with all state and federal regulations and maintains liaison between the network and local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Collects and effectively utilizes data regarding the Bilingual and ESL programs.
  • Collaborates and prepares Title III application and compliance reports as required.
  • Manages project/grant applications including writing program descriptions and determining the appropriate program components to meet the needs of eligible students
  • Attends meetings relevant to federal programs (and related state programs) at the regional and state levels
  • Directs and monitors district and school-level processes involved with adherence to federal and state laws related to accountability
  • Monitors Title I school level school improvement plans to meet necessary requirements in accordance with state and federal guidelines
  • Develops and maintains documentation for purposes of compliance and effectiveness

Test Coordination

  • Plans and implements identification, assessment, placement, and evaluation procedures for all limited English proficient.
  • Manages the planning, training, and implementation related to annual TELPAS, TELPAS Alternate, and Las Links testing across the network.

Family Engagement and Support

  • Works with parents and LPAC facilitators to ensure appropriate program placement.
  • Plans and conducts parent meetings to deliver information about the program.
  • Works collaboratively with the VP of Marketing to provide information to parents in their native language through various media outlets.

Your supervisory responsibilities

  • No supervisory responsibilities


  • Have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university (required)
  • Current Bilingual/ESL certification (required)
  • Three or more years of teaching experience with a large percentage working with bilingual/ESL students
  • Experience working in a Texas public or charter school preferred
  • Experience working in Title I schools preferred
  • Fundamental knowledge of Title I, Title II, and Title IV programs preferred
  • Able to comfortably perform both leadership and administrative responsibilities
  • Able to identify and solve problems
  • Able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing
  • Able to maintain confidential information
  • Customer-service oriented
  • Highly interested in being a part of preparing students for college and the world beyond


Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive salary based upon credentials and experience ranging from $54,000 to $65,000
  • Year-round 11-month position (works school year + 50% of summer workdays) 
  • Health benefits including medical, dental, vision, and supplementary coverage with multiple plan options
  • Employer-funded Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
  • Employer-paid Long-term Disability and Life Insurance
  • Paid local personal days, paid bereavement leave, and paid parental leave
  • Participation in Texas Teacher Retirement System (TRS)

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