GOVERNMENT OF THE US VIRGIN ISLANDS
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
DIVISION OF HUMAN RESOURCES
POSITION: DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS
DESCRIPTION
The employee in this position surveys the education needs of the schools, acting as liaison between the DOE
Superintendent, principals, parent and teacher organizations, business, industry, clubs and other organizations to
match programs and needs with the resources available in the community. Employee reports to the District
Superintendent.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (NOT ALL INCLUSIVE)
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Develops, organizes and evaluates a comprehensive program to improve and increase parent and community
involvement in the Virgin Islands Department of Education;
Promotes public relations with the community by assisting in the development and dissemination of
information to promote and enhance parental, business, industry and organizational participation in the
education of the youth of the Virgin Islands;
Directs and coordinates the unified efforts of groups with different educational, social and ethnic backgrounds
in the facilitation of school programs and beautification and improvement of school grounds;
Ensures and encourages communication with parents, businesses, community, organization increasing their
involvement and understanding of the educational processes;
Organizes implements and manages training workshops and seminars on strategies for parental involvement
for administrators, school staff, resource personnel, parents and community organizations;
Addresses civic, faculty, service, parent, student and community groups as a representative of the
Department of Education to explain specific needs and programs;
Attends school and community meetings to inform staff, parents and the community on programmed
activities;
Writes and edits press releases;
Contacts individuals and/or groups to disseminate information on programs and activities;
Responds to questions and requests from school sites, parents, organizations and community groups;
Interviews the public, businesses, industries, clubs and organizations to match needs and with the resources;
Clearly articulates academic standards and goals to businesses, industries, clubs and organizations;
Acts as liaison between universities, public, private, physical facilities for implementation of programs,
contests and competitions in the different cultural communities of the Virgin Islands;
Supervises and assists in the preparation of periodic and annual reports; maintains a current file on parent,
student, principal, school, organization and business participation, and other records essential to an effective
parent and community relations program.
FACTOR I: KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES
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Knowledge of the VI Department of Education, its functions, organization, policies and programs as related to
parents and the various cultural communities, educational integration philosophy, programs and techniques;
public information and community relations; community resources, advocacy and referral methods.
Ability to gain acceptance of proposed programs/procedures by the Parent and Teacher Organizations,
schools and clients through verbal and written communication;
Ability to relate to individuals in various age groups with different educational, social, and ethnic backgrounds;
Ability manage, organize and advance people and programs;
Ability to speak before business and industry leaders, organizations, and clubs;
Ability to speak courteously and respectfully to all people encountered, even under crisis situations;
Ability to appear keep all confidential information;
Ability to supervise the compilation and preparation of accurate statistical reports and data within established
deadlines.
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FACTOR II: SUPERVISORY CONTROLS
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Employee works under the supervision of the DOE Superintendent who assigns duties, describes scope of
goals and objectives and furnishes guidance only on critical issues;
Work is controlled by routine review and reporting to or consultation with supervisors;
Work is reviewed through conferences, reports and achievement of objectives;
Incumbent plans and schedules own work and/or work of others based on the understanding of broadly
defined objectives and priorities, supervisor reviews work after completion.
FACTOR III: GUIDELINES
 Applicable federal and local laws and Department guidelines and procedures must be followed.
FACTOR IV: COMPLEXITY
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The work requires complex analytical judgment in planning and performing varied duties requiring a broad
knowledge of Department policies and procedures and extensive project management and administrative skills.
FACTOR V: SCOPE AND EFFECT
 This is supervisory work in directing and coordinating services, including community, school, parental
activities;
 Errors and/or delays at this level may result in significant hindrance in achieving interrelated goals of the
Department, including teaching and learning initiatives.
FACTOR VI, VII: PERSONAL CONTACTS AND PURPOSE OF CONTACTS
 Contact is with District Superintendent, principals, employees from other government agencies, managerial
personnel other administrative officials, students, parents, civic, religious, and other community businesses
and organizations.
 The purpose is to exchange information to aid in accomplishing goals and objectives.
FACTOR VIII: PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to:
 Sit and/or stand for long periods;
 Talk and hear within normal range;
 Reach with hands and arms;
 Read fine print, and review information on a PC monitor;
 Manipulate objects with fingers. For example, using a keyboard;
 Move about and exert some physical dexterity.
FACTOR IX: WORK ENVIRONMENT
 Work environment involves normal everyday hazards or discomforts typical of offices, meeting and training
rooms, or libraries.
 Comfortable levels of temperature, ventilation, lighting and sound are inherent in the work environment;
 Exposure to deviations from pleasant environmental conditions is only occasional.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
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Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Communications, Public Relations or related field and
5 years of increasingly responsible experience in administering educational programs, including two years
in a supervisory capacity; or
Masters degree from an accredited institution in Communications, Public Relations or related field and 3
years of increasingly responsible experience in administering educational programs, including two years
in a supervisory capacity.
“No person shall be discriminated against in employment or in any educational program or activity offered by the Virgin Islands Department of Education on
account of race, color, creed, national origin, sex, handicap or age.”
Complainant may write to:
Director
Division of Human Resources
#2133 Hospital Street
Christiansted, VI 00820
Director
Division of Human Resources
#44-46 Kongens Gade
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands 00802
FORM# DirSchComRel 3/00 (Rev. 12/9/09)
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