Director of Special Education - Elementary Schools
Administrative - Special Education/Special Education Director
Date Posted: 3/7/2017
Location: ESC - Special Education
Date Closing: 03/28/2017
DIRECTOR OF SPECIAL EDUCATION - ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
Full Time 12 months
Direct the development and implementation of all Special Education programs; provide for the supervision and staff development of staff; develop and monitor budget; develop policies, procedures, and processes to evaluate programs and staff; ensure compliance with all relevant laws and rules, and perform other duties as assigned. Collaborate with the Executive Director of Student Services, Associate Superintendent for Elementary Schools, Director of Elementary Schools, and Director of Elementary Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment surrounding the specific work with building Principals.
Duties and responsibilities include: Develops and directs all Special Education programs, policies and procedures, consistent with the school district’s policy, and state and federal law and rule. Directs the recording, collection, maintenance and dissemination of data, e.g., evaluation, identification, educational progress, discipline, and due process compliance related to students with disabilities. Accountable for the overall effectiveness of the Special Education programs and services. Prepares and presents reports to the Executive Director of Student Services for the consideration of the School Board, Superintendent, Parent Advisory Committees, and others concerning the strengths, needs and proposed changes within the Special Education programs. Resolves conflicts or disputes by directing the investigation of complaints or allegations; represents the district in conciliation, mediation, arbitration and/or due process hearings. Participates in legislation and rule making at state and federal level to ensure that the district has representation regarding the impact of proposed laws and rules in the area of Special Education. Works collaboratively with private and public agencies to assure appropriate community services, to prevent duplication of efforts between agencies, and to facilitate successful interventions for children and families. Determines appropriate staffing allocations, in compliance with budget, current law or rule and effectively makes annual staffing recommendations to the School Board. Collaborates with building Principals, Program Supervisors and Special Education Consultants in the selection and evaluation of Special Education staff. Develops and monitors Special Education budget; establishes and implements systems to monitor revenue sources and expenditures. Directs staff development efforts appropriate to the needs of Special Education staff, regular education staff, administrative staff, and parents. Develops and maintains an effective communication system between Special Education staff, supervisory staff, regular education staff, building Principals, other agency staff, parents, and members of the community. Chairs or otherwise participates in appropriate district-wide committees for the purpose of ensuring collaboration in implementation of district-wide goals regarding curriculum and instruction for all students. Directs the policies and procedures related to the collection, retention and dissemination of Special Education data, and completes all state and federal reports as required by district, state of federal government. Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Student Services.
Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises Special Education Program Supervisors, Evaluation Teams, Consultants, Teaching and Learning Specialists, and support staff.
Minimum Qualifications: Requires MN Director of Special Education Licensure. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Proficient in the use of computer technologies. Ability to facilitate meetings and implement work plans. Ability to interact effectively with individuals and groups in a variety of settings, with persons of diverse backgrounds, experiences and agendas. Ability to maintain regular attendance, which includes completing as assigned day.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience as a Special Education Administrator, Special Education Program Supervisor, Principal, Assistant Principal, or other curriculum advisor or due process compliance officer desired.
Start Date: 7/1/17.
Salary: $132,000 and up DOQ, up to 5 percent annual performance pay, and generous benefits package.
HOW TO APPLY: Applicants must complete the Anoka-Hennepin ISD #11 online application at www.anoka.k12.mn.us
Administrative Applicants must also attach a letter of application and a current resume describing qualifications for this position, along with a minimum of three letters of recommendation.
Anoka-Hennepin School District uses the applicant tracking system from Frontline Education to manage employment applications online.