Director II: Board Policy, Governance, and Strategic Support
Reports to: Chief of Policy and Planning
Pay Grade: 805
Duty Days: 240
Salary: $68,006 - $83,443
Provides strategic support insight and direction on policies affecting the District; conducts research and policy review; directs and manages policy activities including related administrative regulations; and provides support and direction to central office departments on the development of metrics and processes to achieve organizational performance goals. Responsible for conducting all Fort Worth ISD Board of Education (BOE), Bond, and Tax Ratification Election (TRE) elections.
Essential Job Functions
Maintains a commitment to the District mission; models District expectations through personal leadership and example; and actively supports the efforts of others to achieve District goals.
Promotes an environment of respect, cultural competency, and responsiveness to students, parents, staff, and stakeholders.
Directs the review of and manages the implementation of Board and District policy and regulations.
Conducts data analyses of policy and comparative data from other districts.
Reviews and approves all District and Division documents for inclusion in the Districts' archival repository.
Receives and responds to policy questions from parents, community members, and District personnel.
Trains stakeholders and produces training and presentation materials on policy and administrative regulations.
Revises Bulletin Number One and any other District regulation publication related to policies and procedures.
Communicates regularly with the Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) to obtain updated policy recommendations.
Prepares and submits newspaper postings and election notices per SOS and TEC within the timeframes required by law.
Communicates with Secretary of State, Ethics Commission, Tarrant County Elections, and election attorneys regarding election laws, compliance issues, questions and isolated events that occur during each election.
Works with Tarrant County Elections office and FWISD Rentals personnel regarding Early Voting and Election Day campus locations, and compliance of each campus per TEC.
Informs Communications Department regarding media questions pertaining to elections.
Policy and Reports
Gathers information from various internal departments in the preparation of drafting policies, regulations, and other legal documents to insure inclusion of necessary provisions.
Maintains the District's Policy Manual to include electronic and hard copy versions.
Maintains knowledge of laws, court decisions, and other legal information pertaining to public education issues; keeps informed of relevant legislation; updates District staff regarding any implications.
Drafts rules, regulations, resolutions, and all other legal or quasi-legal documents upon request.
Compiles, maintains, files, and presents all District policy reports, records, and other applicable documents as required.
Strategic Planning Support
Collaborates with other departments to evaluate, enhance, and develop metrics that monitor and assess progress towards achieving performance goals at all organizational levels.
Engages stakeholders in developing, monitoring, and evaluating performance scorecard.
Supports District leaders in a process that reviews District and campus improvement plans for alignment with the District strategic plan.
Provides professional development on developing needs assessments and coordination of action plans to the District improvement plan and the strategic plan.
Election Officer Duty
Ensures elections are in accordance with state and federal laws as defined by the Texas Election Code (TEC), the Office of the Texas Secretary of State (SOS), the Texas Ethics Commission, and District Policies and Procedures; adheres to all election deadlines based on the Texas Election Code and SOS Calendar.
Ensures each candidate running for a Board of Education position qualifies to run in their respective single member district in accordance with published laws and within mandated timelines.
Maintains the FWISD Elections website by uploading all Candidate applications, Campaign Treasure Appointments, and Code of Fair Campaign Practices; removes Campaign Finance Forms per TEC retention policies.
Works with Translation Services to ensure all required election documents are in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
Ensures BOE agenda items for holding an election, election contract and services, election results, and canvassing, are provided to the necessary parties before board agenda submission deadlines and in compliance with the SOS election calendar.
Prepares Oaths, Officer Statements and board scripts pertaining to each election.
Personal Work Relationships
All Fort Worth ISD employees must maintain a commitment to the District's mission, vision, and strategic goals.
Exhibits high professionalism, standards of conduct and work ethic.
Demonstrates high quality customer service; builds rapport/relationship with the consumer.
Demonstrates cultural competence in interactions with others; is respectful of co-workers; communicates and acts as a team player; promotes teamwork. Responds and acts appropriately in confrontational situations.
Other Duties as Assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of local, state, and federal laws, regulations relating to public education.
Knowledge of legislative process.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as law, policy, and procedures.
Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms with all levels of management, both internal and external to the District.
Ability to use software to create spreadsheets, databases, and do word processing.
Ability to organize, coordinate, and prioritize work.
Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment, including computer and peripherals.
Posture: Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting.
Motion: Frequent repetitive hand motions including frequent keyboarding and use of mouse.
Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds).
Environment: Works in an office setting; frequently works prolonged or irregular hours; frequent District and statewide travel.
Attendance: Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is required for this position.
Mental Demands: Maintains emotional control under stress; works with frequent interruptions.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Education: Bachelor's degree in Education, Business, Government Policy, Economics, Human Resources, or related field.
Experience: 6-7 years' experience in public policy; working in a public school system and knowledge of election laws preferred.
Note: These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job responsibilities.
Fort Worth Independent School District