Director, Brockport Migrant Education Program

New York, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 15, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Director, Brockport Migrant Education Program

Function and Scope:
The New York State Migrant Education Program is a Title I, Part C federally mandated program that provides supplemental educational services to the children of migratory agricultural workers. The NYS-MEP utilizes a multifaceted and interdependent approach of subject content and instruction, advocacy to self-advocacy, and positive identity development that is grounded in the trusting migrant educator-student-parent relationship. The Director is responsible for the operational and fiscal management of the Brockport Migrant Education Program in Monroe, Orleans, and Niagara Counties, following the NYS MEP Service Delivery Plan.

Brief Description of Duties
  • Supervise, plan, implement and ensure the provision of instructional and support services, based on the educational needs of the children of migratory farmworkers age 0-21 and their families across a 3--county region.
  • Monitor, evaluate and submit programmatic reports on progress toward achievement of goals and objectives to sponsor.
  • Hire, supervise and train all program staff.
  • Ensure completion of all activities related to program services, which include: budgeting, purchasing, addressing all issues related to personnel, and completing data collection, analysis, and reporting.
  • Work collaboratively with Migrant Education staff at the NYS Education Department, other Migrant Education regional directors and Research Foundation for SUNY personnel.
  • Engage with Parent Advisory Council, campus personnel, community stakeholders and service agencies.
  • Participate in professional development, state trainings, and attend consortium meetings.
  • Write and edit grant proposals for continued funding in accordance with External Funding Policy.
  • Comply with all sponsor, federal and Research Foundation regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Work with The Research Foundation for SUNY (fiscal agent) in monitoring and expending fiscal accounts and maintaining records to ensure compliance with regulations.
  • Reports to SUNY Brockport Dean of Education, Health and Human Services.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master's degree in education or closely related field;
  • Demonstrated work experience in a school setting and/or educational environment;
  • Demonstrated progressive leadership experience, administrative and supervisory skills;
  • Demonstrated proficiency and experience using technology tools; including virtual platforms, software programs such as Microsoft Office (Excel, Word)
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral).
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and work with service agencies
  • Demonstrated ability to work with migrant or culturally diverse populations
  • Demonstrated experience with data interpretation and reporting;
  • Demonstrated fluency in Spanish language (native speaker highly desirable)

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience planning and evaluating programs;
  • Demonstrated experience creating and evaluating budgets;
  • Demonstrated successful grant writing experience;
  • 3-5 years teaching experience

(1) Work sites in Monroe, Orleans & Niagara Counties.
(2) This position is subject to annual review based on performance and the availability of funds.
(3) Salary based on education and experience.
(4) Includes some evening and weekend hours

* This position is a Research Foundation for The State University of New York (RF) position and is subject to The Research Foundation for SUNY policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines, and the availability of funding.

* All finalists for this position will be subject to suitable pre-employment background investigation and may include confirmation of credentialing. Offers may not be extended until we receive a positive outcome from the pre-employment background investigation.

* The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (RF) is a private non-profit educational corporation. The RF is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. RF employees are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. The RF operates under a contract with The State University of New York and receives no directly appropriated state funding.

* Applicants will not be reimbursed for any travel expenses.

* Research Foundation employees working more than 50% of the time receive fringe benefits that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement and generous paid time off. * For more information about the RF, check our website at

Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume along with a letter of application and three (3) letters of reference to:

Donna Peterson-Spence, Director
Brockport Migrant Education Program
SUNY Brockport
350 New Campus Drive
Brockport, NY 14420-2945
(585) 395-2356

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, candidates should submit their application by the beginning review date to insure optimal consideration. Beginning Review Date 03/15/21

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