For Immediate Release
Contact: Jesse B Rauch, Executive Director, 202.741.0884
D.C. STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION SEEKS CHIEF STUDENT ADVOCATE; NEW OFFICE WITHIN THE STATE BOARD
Washington, DC – The D.C. State Board of Education (State Board) seeks a qualified Chief Student Advocate to assist with the establishment of the new “Office of the Student Advocate.” The Office of the Student Advocate was established within the Office of the State Board of Education by the “Parent and Student Empowerment Act of 2013” and is scheduled to open in Fall 2014.
The primary role of the Office of the Student Advocate is to provide outreach to students, parents, and guardians regarding public education in the District of Columbia, support and advocate for students in interactions with school personnel, facilitate the school enrollment process for students by providing students, parents, and guardians with information on school admission, choice, application, and enrollment processes in District of Columbia traditional public and public charter schools, and help students, parents, and guardians access education resources offered by the public schools.
In addition, the Student Advocate may serve as an advocate for students in conflict resolution proceedings before the Office of the Ombudsman for Public Education.
Interested individuals can read more about this position on the District of Columbia Human Resources website, http://dchr.dc.gov/node/891702. To apply, individuals must submit a cover letter, a résumé, ranking factor responses, and salary history to:
Office of the Director - Staffing Division
DC Department of Human Resources
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 300 South
Washington, DC 20001
Or by email. ([email protected])