2100.39: Coordinator of ELL, Poverty, and Federal Programs

Reports to: Director of Elementary Education 

General Summary: Provides support and coordination for the design, development and delivery of instruction and assessment for special populations, including English language learners and students of poverty. Related activities include, but are not limited to, coordination and support of the Limited English Proficient (LEP) and Poverty Plans for State Aid, Title I, Title III and related state and federal grants, needs assessments, educational data collection, and data-based management decision-making. 

Essential Functions:

Coordinates the development of the English Language Learner and Poverty Plans required by Nebraska State statutes and approved by the Nebraska Department of Education and the Learning Community.

Coordinates program development and implementation consistent with the Limited English Proficient (LEP) and Poverty Plans as approved by the Board of Education. 

Coordinates program activities as required by NDE Rule 15 and described in Title III for English Language Learners and ensuring effectiveness, continuity, and relevance of the programs for students.

Collaborates with principals, teachers and district personnel to provide direction and assistance with programs for English language learners and students of poverty; collaborates in the development of curriculum and selection of instructional materials, supplies, and equipment.

Collaborates with the Department of Assessment, Research and Evaluation in the coordination of the annual language proficiency assessment required by Title III; assists building staff with the implementation of district and state assessment accommodations for English language learners; and coordinates necessary program evaluations for LEP and Poverty Plans.

Coordinates district support of teaching staff, including professional development to effect changes and improvements in the delivery of instruction; visits schools regularly to review programs, share ideas, and provide feedback to improve teaching and learning for ELL and students of poverty. 

Conducts research related to instructional improvement and increased achievement outcomes for English language learners and students of poverty; interprets data to make program decisions; assists building data teams.

Assists in developing service learning projects for the involvement and/or benefit of special populations.

Assists in communicating with parents regarding evaluation, programming, placement, services and rights of English language learners and students of poverty. 

Assists school principals with personnel issues related to programs for English language learners and students of poverty. 

Assists with the recruitment, selection, assignment and evaluation of teaching staff and related personnel to support programs for special populations.

Coordinates program development consistent with the established budget; sets priorities for materials, supplies, and equipment acquisition; assures that all expenditures follow district, state, and federal compliance guidelines. 

Assists in the preparation of federal, state and local reports, including Title I and Title III.

Supervise and evaluate district-employed bilingual liaisons.

Assists in maintaining accurate records for English language learners and students of poverty.

Assists in the coordination of transportation as articulated in the LEP and Poverty Plans.

Assumes responsibility for own professional growth and development; for keeping current with the literature and new research findings; and for attending appropriate professional meetings and conferences.

Assumes other duties as assigned.


  1. Education Level: Master’s degree from an approved institution with a major in educational administration or the accepted equivalent (preferred). Course work or experience in English Language Learner programs, poverty, and grants management and implementation (required).
  2. Certification or Licensure: Appropriate Nebraska teaching certificate (required) or administrative certificate (preferred).
  3. Experience desired: Facilitation experience and/or administrative experience in curriculum, instruction and assessment related areas. Data analysis and program evaluation experience.
  4. Other requirements: Skilled in the use of standard office applications of technology, able to maintain and apply approved budgets to identified programs, highly organized, ability to work harmoniously with others, task and goal oriented. Valid driver’s license.

Requirements chart

Date of Adoption
February 6, 2012 (effective August 1, 2012)