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1 Mar 2023

Full-Time McKinney-Vento Specialist

Denver Public Schools – Posted by Denver Public Schools Denver, Colorado, United States

Job Description


Traditional 200 work days 7 Flex

FTE: 1.0

Salary Range: $41,377 – $50,259


Essential Functions and Objectives: 

Administers and manages activities within a specific area of a responsibility. Serves as the subject matter expert and applies gained knowledge to execute, maintain and improve systems, programs, or processes.

Administers and manages activities within a specific area of responsibility. Serves as the subject matter expert and applies gained knowledge to execute, maintain and improve systems, programs, or processes identify students, determine needs and provide supports to eliminate barriers to increase academic success. Ensures district compliance and execution of the McKinney-Vento Act, Title IX of the Every Student Succeeds Act. Oversee schools in an assigned region serving as a Program Specialist. Supports and coordinates services for students and families experiencing homelessness.

Serves as one of the primary contacts between students and families experiencing homelessness, school staff, district personnel, shelter workers, and other service providers. Provides direct support to ensure enrollment of children and youth and facilitate the equitable opportunity to engage in school.

Identify students and track them through a variety of layers. Enroll students in, and have full and equal opportunity to succeed in school. Provide educational services and provisions to students for which they are eligible under Title IX of ESSA (McKinney-Vento Act).

Handle enrollment disputes, ensuring mediated in accordance with the requirements of Title IX of ESSA;

Assist in obtaining school records, immunization and birth certificates for enrollment purposes. Informing parents/guardians, unaccompanied youth and school personnel of the rights of McKinney-Vento students through professional development and training. Working with school staff to ensure that McKinney-Vento students are immediately enrolled in school pending disputes that might arise over school enrollment or placement;

Help coordinate transportation services for McKinney-Vento children and youth.

Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:

Three (3) or more years of experience in community development and family advocacy is required.

Experience working with children and youth experiencing homelessness is required.

Knowledge with Google Suite.

Effective time management and organizational skills.

Effective communication skills.

Strong attention to detail.

Effectively handle multiple demands and competing deadlines.

The ability to take responsibility for one’s own performance.

Work collaboratively with others on a team.

Aptitude for variety and changing expectations in a fast-paced environment.

Bilingual in Spanish is required.

Education Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in social work, human services, education or a related field is required.

Additional Information:

Work Year Calendars (including accrued time off):

– Benefits (including DPS contributions):

– Compensation Structures:

– Employee must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools.   

About Denver Public Schools:

Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.

DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at  

Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.

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Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time.

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