Applicants must have a New York State School District Leader (SDL) Certificate, an advanced degree (i.e. doctorate-level), at least five years of "documented experience with school discipline issues and with IDEA." The salary starts at $149,350 per year. No application deadline indicated. (Indeed.)
May 26, 2023
Job Posting: Syracuse City School District
The public school system with 20,000 students in Upstate New York is hiring a Director of Ombuds. The position description is confusing and includes some conflicting language. The new position is charged with "soliciting and taking complaints about student discipline from parents, students, and community advocates, investigating and evaluating these complaints, and serving as liaison with the SCSD administrative staff" while being "guided by the principles of independence, impartiality, confidentiality, and informality." The full-time position reports to SCSD's Chief of Student Support Services and is part of a district-wide reform effort.