Bilingual-ESL Coordinator

Job category: Professional
Exemption Status/Test: Exempt
Reports to: Director - Bilingual/ESL
Date Revised: May 27, 2015
Dept./School: Bilingual/ESL

Primary purpose

To provide leadership for the implementation of the Bilingual Education (BE) Transitional/Early Exit, BE Transitional/Late Exit, BE Dual Language, BE Gifted and Talented, and BE Magnet Programs to advance student achievement among English language learners. In addition, coordinate the state mandated ELL summer school programs, annual BE Exception requirements, and federal and state improvement plans. Ensure compliance with all federal, state and district mandates and guidelines effectively utilize program personnel, funds, and available resources to enhance the instructional programs.



Master’s degree in relevant educational field

Completed Mid-Management or Principal Certificate or eligible for probationary certificate

Valid Texas elementary certification and BE certification/endorsement


Five (5) years of successful teaching experience in a BE classroom at multiple elementary grade levels

Special knowledge/skills

Bilingual/biliterate Spanish/English skills required

Experience in project design, implementation, and monitoring of LPAC operations

Experience planning, developing and implementing professional development programs

Experience leading TEKS-based assessment programs, including design and delivery

Experience working with district departments to integrate system-wide activities to meet targets

Proficiency with technology including multi-media technology

Proficiency with various elementary BE and ESL program designs

Demonstrated strong organizational, communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills required to achieve the goals of the position

Major responsibilities and duties

 Instructional and Program Management

  • Provides leadership for the development, articulation, implementation and stewardship of existing BE Programs, including BE Transitional/Early Exit, BE Transitional/Late Exit, BE Dual Language, BE Gifted and Talented, and BE Magnet Programs.
  • Facilitates the development of comprehensive plans for achieving improvement goals required by federal and state accountability systems.
  • Uses appropriate data in collaboration with others to establish rigorous, concrete goals in the context of student achievement and programs serving English language learners.
  • Operationalizes high expectations for English language learners and assesses progress toward those expectations through performance assessments linked to clear standards.
  • Defines systemic implications of how change initiatives interact so coherence for English language learners can be maintained across district and campus programs.
  • Assists with the coordination of the development and implementation of innovative instructional programs serving English language learners to achieve identified needs.
  • Develops and implements processes for monitoring and evaluating programs and initiatives serving English language learners.
  • Works with departments and campuses to facilitate the use of student information and performance systems (e.g. Skyward, SchoolNet, Ellevation) in the teaching/learning process specific to English language learners.
  • Assesses the impact of professional development on teaching and learning specific to English language learners.
  • Coordinates state-mandated ELL summer school programs.
  • Administers BE Response to Intervention (RtI) and Dyslexia Program components.
  • Completes the TEA annual exception report for BE programs.
  • Manages Title III Part A – LEP and Immigrant Program implementation and compliance reporting.
  • Coordinates the BE and ESL assessment program.
  • Serves as the TELPAS calibration trainer and supplemental support provider.
  • Serves as the LPAC district member addressing instructional compliance activities, ILAP implementation and annual audits.

Student Management

  • Provides leadership for assessing, developing and improving climate and culture for English language learners.
  • Develops and implements procedures to maximize English language learners’ instructional opportunities.
  • Develops a comprehensive plan for achieving improvement goals associated with English language learners that includes intended outcomes, evaluation measures, action plans, persons responsible, and timelines.

 Policy, Reports and Law

  • Works to ensure that schools are in compliance with federal, state and local requirements outline in statute, education code, administrative code and policy for English language learners.
  • Interprets and implements school district policies and procedures for the schools related to the implementation of BE and ESL programs.
  • Prepares federal/state/local reports accurately and timely and makes local recommendations relative to the BE and ESL programs as requested.
  • Assists with the supervision of the writing/distribution of the BE/ESL program manual and forms as requested.
  • Supports and follows federal, state and local rules and policies.

Budget and Inventory

  • Participates in development, preparation, and administration of the budget for supplies and equipment and ensure that the program is cost effective and funds are managed wisely.
  • Effectively and efficiently organizes and sustains resources, and implements processes and systems to support teaching, learning, and organizational effectiveness consistent with the district’s vision and goals for English language learners.
  • Contributes to the selection and purchase of supplemental equipment and supplies for the program.
  • Participates in grant-writing activities to obtain program funding.

Personnel Management

  • Recruits, selects, inducts and retains staff to support quality instruction for English language learners.
  • Provides leadership, encouragement, opportunities and structure for staff to continually design more effective teaching and learning experiences for all students.
  • Provides timely, specific feedback to educators serving English language learners that validates best practice and encourages reflection.
  • Conferences with assigned staff to discuss performance and to jointly develop improvement objectives for professional growth opportunities.
  • Systematically and fairly recognizes and celebrates accomplishments of staff and students.

Communications and Community Relations

  • Engages family and community by promoting shared responsibility for student learning and support of the educational system.
  • Promotes and supports structures for family and community involvement across the district.
  • Collaboratively establishes a culture that welcomes and honors families and community and seeks ways to engage them in student learning.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and evaluates instructional specialists and secretary.

Mental demands/physical demands/environmental factors

Tools/Equipment Used: 
Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals
Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Repetitive hand motions, frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching
Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds
Mental Demands: 
Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsible and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.