Job Overview


This position is located in the G7, GOVERNMENT AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS, MCIEAST STAFF. Candidates selected for this position will serve as a REGIONAL SCHOOL LIAISON (RSL) for MCIEAST.

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Serves as a Marine Corps Community Services Regional School Liaison Specialist for East or West Coast Marine Corps commands on School Liaison and school transition services. Acts as coordinator of activities, management and administration of the initiatives for school transition services for the designated geographical region. Provides technical support to East/West Coast command School Liaison’s. Assists command School Liaison personnel in resolving school related matters to assist families in understanding processes, procedures and resolution of matters associated with school transition services.

Works at a state level regarding the Interstate Compact and other reciprocity issues that assist in developing guidance, regulations and standards that will facilitate a seamless movement for mobile military school age children from one region to the other. Facilitates partnerships among states and school systems to identify and promote adoption of best educational practices that improve academic challenges and social-emotional issues designed to minimize/eliminate disruptions caused by academic transition of military youth.

Assists in interpretation and application of state policy guidance related to school and educational initiatives to Marine Corps plans and policies. Leads regional establishment and integration of the MCCS strategic plan, and operational controls for school transition and school services for mobile military children and youth. Develops regional assessment and evaluation of the functional effectiveness, productivity and efficiency (on a qualitative or quantitative basis) of school transition services. Collects, verifies and adjusts data from diverse sources and performs qualitative analysis manually, and through automated systems.

Revises policy directives, plans and operational materials for implementation in the designated geographical area.

Implements and facilitates the development of practices and information between states and school districts serving military youth. Serves as a point of contact with the commands, Headquarters School Liaison, installation School Liaison, local school district superintendents and Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) to coordinate forums between school districts and commands.

Works collaboratively with commands, state school boards, PTAs, and national organizations, on a regional level such as: National Partners in Education, Military Impacted Schools Association, Military Child Education Coalition to remain current on state of the art initiatives, trends, and research outcomes. Serves as a resource to installation School Liaison Officers and school districts to assist in establishing local cooperative agreements, upon request.

Represents the designated region at internal and external meetings or forums at the state and regional level on school transition issues. Attends meetings, conferences, briefings, speeches, and hearings as required. May work a fluctuating work schedule to complete work assignments outside of the typical workweek and work hours. May travel to complete work assignments, and conduct or attend conferences and meetings. Participates in Marine Corps regional training and conferences.

Uses comprehensive assessment and evaluation criteria to systematically measure the effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of programs. Reviews, researches and benchmarks emerging trends in their regions to analyze impact on MCCS operations. May provide justification for funding program resource requirements. Maintains up-to-date statistical data for planning and reporting purposes for the region, and to meet statutory requirements. Advocates for improvements and assists districts in reporting Impact Aid.

May prepare correspondence, briefs, action documents, routing sheets, point papers and slide presentations for use by management officials. May develop program surveys, audits, and special projects. Prepares supporting documentation for presentations and proposals.

Plans, organizes work, and manages internal procedures and resources to ensure maximum productivity and economies. Pursues action to ensure follow through on maximizing productivity and economies. Develops short and long-range plans in conjunction with internal operating directives, and exercises internal personnel management authorities as delegated.

Performs other related duties as assigned.