Location: Tolleson, Arizona
Type: Full Time
Salary: $102,856 - $120,992
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
The Director of Special Education shall provide leadership in the development, implementation and coordination of the district’s special education services.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Implements appropriate and uniform procedures for identification, evaluation and placement of special education students.
- Assist in formulating and implementing a district-wide operating budget for the special education services.
- Assist in recruiting, interviewing, and recommending for employment qualified applicants for special education positions.
- Assists in planning and supervising the orientation program for new teachers.
- Inform the principals of progress in the implementation of all special education services programs.
- Develop all federal and state project applications for submission in a timely manner according to goals and objectives.
- Implement and monitor federal and state guidelines for special education.
- Assist in reviewing and evaluating results of district-wide testing programs and other evaluative measures used by schools.
- Develop and maintain lines of communication between special education service staff, regular program staff, parents and other agencies.
- Recommend tuition contracts for private school placements.
- Coordinate transportation needs for special education students.
- Plan, implement and evaluate staff development activities related to the improvement of instruction and / or delivery of services to exceptional children.
- Develop and coordinate the integration of state standards into the special education programs.
- Effectively respond to written and oral requests for information in a timely manner.
- Support the ethics and policies of the school district as adopted by the governing board.
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services.
Responsible to: The Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services
Term of employment: Twelve-month year. Salary as determined by the administrative salary schedule as approved by the governing board.
Evaluation: Performance of this position will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the governing board policy on evaluation of administrative personnel.
- Master’s degree or degree in education/administration from an accredited college or university.
- Valid teaching and administrative certificate issued by the State of Arizona.
- Appropriate administrative and teaching experience in public schools.
- Knowledge and experience in development and execution of educational programs including federal, state, locally and privately funded projects.
- Have good rapport in staff relations and supervision. Able to communicate ideas, programs etc., to individuals and/or groups.
- Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the superintendent may fine appropriate and acceptable.