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Student Services Compliance Specialist - Teach Indy

Student Services Compliance Specialist

The Excel Center Michigan Street

The Student Services Compliance Specialist facilitates Goodwill Education Initiative (GEI) schools’ compliance with state and federal regulations and statutes by providing high-quality data and resource management, compliance monitoring, and reporting. The Student Services Compliance Specialist is responsible for student database oversight for federal entitlement programs requiring specific student supports, implementation, and oversight. This includes federal program area requirements related to English Learners through Title III and students’ Individualized Learning Plans (ILPs), Special Education students through IDEA and students’ Individual Education Programs (IEPs), and students with disabilities through Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and students’ Section 504 plans.

This position reports directly to the Manager of Student Services and Supports, and serves a key role in supporting every GEI school to ensure compliance for all students served through these programs. Proactive, ongoing and regular communication with various school stakeholders, including directors, teachers of record, and language minority coordinators is critical to ensuring state and federal compliance as well as the ability for school personnel to understand their roles and responsibilities in serving these students. This role demonstrates behaviors consistent with our Mission, Vision and Values, on behalf of Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana.

Job Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement processes to ensure maintenance of accurate databases and Central Office records of current as well as former students served through various federal entitlement programs, including Title III, Special Education, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
  • Serve as the Central Office central point of contact for Indiana IEP by conducting all child find responsibilities, ensuring all students records are uploaded into the system, and executing all transfers in and out of Indiana IEP so as to facilitate students’ ability to receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE).
  • Register and update student IEP, 504, and/or ILP eligibility information into student management system.
  • Maintain and monitor Teacher of Record and ELL Coordinator caseloads.
  • Provide timely and accurate communication with appropriate Central Office and school-level staff regarding compliance and upcoming due dates for ILPs, IEPs, and Section 504 plans.
  • Collect and manage data for federal, state, and local reports as it relates to students with disabilities and English language learners.
  • Develop and implement the in-depth Child Find process for new students.
  • Maintain the Medicaid portal by utilizing key data from school personnel to update school information.
  • Prepare and submit all Medicaid claims necessary for reimbursement.
  • Provide support and coordination for the Special Education Central Office.
  • Serve as a key point person for the annual Transition Fair by creating and distributing resource materials, as well as maintaining relationships with Transition Fair vendors to ensure key resources and entities are well represented for participants.
  • Organize, create, and distribute materials for internal and external stakeholders for the annual Special Education Symposium.
  • Coordinate all details for ongoing monthly professional development meetings including Teachers of Record (TOR), Language Minority Coordinators, Student Services, and Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPI) trainings.
  • Complete special projects as assigned.
  • Other duties as required.

Required COmpetencies

  • Degree and Credential Requirements – Bachelor’s degree in education-related subject specialty
  • Instructional Strategies – Experience in employing various approaches, learning styles, and channels to instruct and engage students, such as communicating content in terms they can comprehend, organizing talking points for clarity, and repeating arguments when necessary. Uses a wide range of teaching devices and methodologies appropriate to the class content, the learners’ level, goals, and priorities which increase student achievement results.
  • Communication Skills – Articulates thoughts and expresses ideas effectively using oral, written, visual and non-verbal communication skills, as well as listening skills to comprehend others’ needs. Delivers information in person, in writing, and in a digital world or experience working with education-related compliance systems.


Preferred Requirements

  • Industry Standards – Displays a working knowledge of the Indiana Academic Standards, Common Core State Standards, and 21st Century Skills and knowledge of disciplinary literacy.
  • Diversity Awareness – Works with diverse populations including people who have experienced barriers to their education.

Other Requirements

  • Background Screening – All candidates must pass a pre-employment background check.

Benefits: Full-time employees may participate in a comprehensive benefits program that includes:

  • Continuing education and leadership development as well as tuition reimbursement
  • Comprehensive health plan
  • Paid time off (PTO) and paid holidays
  • Life, dental and vision insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability plans
  • Nationally recognized preventive health and wellness program
  • Section 125 pretax health spending account, dependent care spending account and premiums
  • Retirement plan with generous match or contribution into Teachers’ Retirement Fund for eligible employees

Goodwill Education Initiatives

Goodwill strongly believes it is essential to raise education attainment levels in Indiana. Not only are the lifetime earnings of high school graduates significantly higher than those of dropouts, children of high school graduates are 50% less likely to drop out of high school than the children of dropouts are. Goodwill provides opportunities for adults (The Excel Center) and youth (Indianapolis Metropolitan High School).