Friendship Public Charter School

Manager of Compliance

Vacancy for School Year
Friendship Public Charter School


Friendship Public Charter School operates a thriving network of college preparatory public charter schools. Headquartered in Washington, DC. Friendship serves over 4,800 students in preschool to grade 12 and guides a growing network of alumni to college completion annually. Nearly 70% of students are deemed “at-risk” due to family poverty, homelessness or other complex risk factors and 100% of students are deemed eligible for free and reduced lunch due to community poverty. 98% are African American or Latino.  The mission of Friendship Public Charter School (FPCS) is to prepare students to become ethical, literate, well-rounded and self-sufficient citizens by providing a world-class education that motivates students to reach high academic standards, to enjoy learning, to achieve success, and to contribute actively to their communities


  • Ensures overall special education  program compliance with all governing entities;
  • Provides necessary special education data to Chief Academic Officer, school administrators, teachers, and select school support staff;
  • Responsible for Friendship’s IDEA Determination Reports from the Office of the State Superintendent of Education; including required actions, compliance, and student progress for the LEA.
  • Interprets and disseminates information regarding state/federal rules and regulations.
  • Ensures appropriate tracking systems are in place and maintained by special education coordinators to ensure student’s IEP’s are appropriate for their disabilities and educational needs (Grades, Attendance, cognitive potential, standardized achievement test scores, and testing accommodations);
  • Works closely with school psychologists and other related service providers to ensure assessments are completed in a timely manner.
  • Oversees documentation necessary to ensure proper Medicaid billing and audits
  • Monitors and works closely with the Director of Clinical Services to ensure the timely provision of all related services; 
  • Coordinates and oversees mandated special education programs for children with special needs including the conducting and/or assisting in due process hearings, mediations and resolution meetings;
  • Plans, oversees and provides guidance for all special education placements outside of the LEA in non-public day or residential programs. 
  • Plans and collaborates with outside mental/health agencies that provides direct student services;
  • Collaborates and assists  in-house legal counsel on all legal matters involving Attorneys/Advocates representing students with disabilities; State Complaints; Due Process Complaints, Mediations and Due Process Hearings.Implements effective systems for adhering to compliance deadlines for students with IEPs with fidelity and supports Special Education Coordinators in implementing said systems
  • Maintains SEDs database and supports maintenance of student records
  • Stays abreast of legal requirements governing special education in DC and supports district in meeting said requirements
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Masters in Special Education or a related field (PhD preferred). 
  • Certified in Special Education and/or School Leadership 
  • Must have 5+ years of successful experience as a special education Coordinator/Case Manager with an expertise in Special Education in an urban district. 
  • Must have a demonstrated commitment to improving educational opportunities for students with special needs in an urban district.
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of the laws and regulations that govern special education and a proven ability to manage a multi-million-dollar budget and large number of special education personnel.


FPCS’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, status as a special disabled veteran, or any other protected criteria as established by federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to recruitment and hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment. Employment decisions at FPCS are based solely upon relevant criteria, including an individual’s capabilities, qualifications, training, experience and suitability.


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