2018-19 Position Opening
In-District Transfer Only


District Office
8 hours per day
5 days per week
260 days per year

(60 work days probation for new employees)
Permanent Rate $22.65 – $29.61

Purpose Statement:

The job of Highly Capable Coordinator is done for the purpose/s of coordinating district services for Highly Capable (HC) students, grades K-12, in the Washougal School District.

This job reports to the Assistant Superintendent

Essential Functions

  • Promotes collaboration between school administration, staff and parents for the purpose of maintaining effective, consistent and regular communication between all stakeholders.
  • Attends meetings as requested (e.g. in-service training, workshops, IEP’s, etc.) for the purpose of receiving and/or conveying information.
  • Confers with teachers for the purpose of assisting in evaluation of student’s progress and/or implementing student objectives.
  • Establishes and oversees the scheduling of the nomination process and identification procedures.
  • Monitors the HC assessment process.
  • Responds to inquiries for the purpose of solving problems, providing information and/or referral
  • Works to ensure that the appropriate menu of services is identified and implemented for K-12 students.
  • Confers, trains and assists school staff regarding HC eligibility procedures and compliance requirements.
  • Submits appropriate reports to school board, administrators, staff, parents and community.
  • Monitors policies and procedures.
  • Assists staff developing specialized learning activities for students.
  • Participates in the development and submission of the annual HC District Plan.
  • Attends local and state trainings, workshops, conferences related to HC current practices and research.
  • Provides learning opportunities for staff and parents regarding the needs of HC students.
  • Maintains district alignment with Washington State legal requirements for HC programs.
  • Researches best practices for HC program delivery and provides related professional development to staff.
  • Accommodates a flexible schedule to meet with parents and provide professional development.

Other Functions

  • Assists other personnel as needed for the purpose of ensuring an efficient and effective work environment.


Job Requirements:  Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform single, technical tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.  Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the  functions of the job include:  operating standard office equipment; and preparing and maintaining   accurate records.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform algebra and/or geometry; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and solve practical problems. Specific knowledge required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job includes:  expanding base of knowledge of highly capable/gifted children, above average communication skills, technical skills and the use of the student Skyward system, familiar with differentiated instruction strategies, knowledge of post high school options, college applications process, a creative thinker.

ABILITY is required to schedule activities; gather and/or collate data; and use job-related equipment.  Flexibility is required to independently work with others in a wide variety of   circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment  using standardized methods.  Ability is also required to work with a significant diversity of   individuals and/or groups; work with similar types of data; and utilize job-related equipment. In working with others, problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans.  Problem solving with data requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving  with equipment is moderate.   Specific abilities required to satisfactorily perform the functions of   the job include:  communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; working with frequent interruptions; and exhibiting patience and compassion.


Responsibilities include:  working under direct supervision using standardized routines; directing   other persons within a small work unit; and operating within a defined budget.  Utilization of some  resources from other work units may be required to perform the job’s functions.  There is a  continual opportunity to have some impact on the Organization’s services.

Working Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical   demands:  occasional lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling,  crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity.  Generally the job requires 50%  sitting, 20% walking, and 30% standing.  The job is performed under some hazardous conditions.

Experience        Job-related experience with Highly Capable program preferred.
Education         Bachelors degree in job-related area.

Required Testing                                           Certificates & Licenses
Pre-employment Proficiency Test                   Valid First Aid Certificate

Continuing Educ./Training                          
None Specified

WA State Misconduct Clearance
Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance

FLSA Status

POSTED:  April 15, 2019


The Washougal School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:  Civil Rights Coordinator:  Marian Young, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal WA 98671(360) 954-3050; Title IX Officer:  Marian Young, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal WA 98671(360) 954-3050; Section 504 Coordinator:  Allison Blakely, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal WA 98671(360) 954-3020.