We are recruiting for an Assistant Director of Special Education/Federal Programs Director to serve Goldendale School District. This position is full time, 215 days.
Reporting directly to the Specialized Services Birth to 21 Executive Director and the district Superintendent, the Assistant Director of Special Education/Federal Programs Director provides educational leadership and direction for school district special education programs, and facilitates,coordinates and provides fiscal management for federal and state grant programs. The programs include, but are not limited to Title I, Migrant, and LAP. The Assistant Director of Special Education/Federal Programs Director supervises all aspects of these programs and leads the development and revisions of district implementation related to federal programs. In collaboration with district administrative team, the Assistant Director of Special Education/Federal Programs Director develops, coordinates, and implements program grants to support the system.
This position is open until filled with applications received by May 15, 2020 receiving first consideration.
Essential Functions/Other Functions
When serving as Assistant Director of Special Education:
- Use data, research and best practices to design and lead special education programs and services that provide special education students with a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment.
- Coordinate programs and services to identify, assess, place and serve eligible students special education services and ensure student progress.
- Assign, supervise, evaluate and develop special education staff to support the educational needs of special education students.
- Build and maintain productive relationships and strong partnerships with families, school district staff, community agencies; and local, state and federal government entities.
- Manage the day-to-day special education program operations for the Special Education ESA member districts to maximize resources and assure a safe, efficient and effective learning environment for students and staff.
- Assure compliance with all federal, state, agency and school district laws, rules, regulations and procedures that students with disabilities.
When serving as Federal Programs Director:
- Collaborate with the district administrative team to develop and implement a coordinated program that meets the needs of all students.
- Prepare and submit annual iGrants and manages the fiscal and reporting requirements associated with the grants.
- Support district staff in developing a deeper understanding of students' educational needs and best practices to support their learning needs.
- Plans and implements training to meet program guidelines.
- Acts as District liaison to the State and Federal Program contacts.
- Participate in professional development opportunities to maintain high levels of expertise with research-based best practices for serving the students qualifying for supplemental services.
- Promote positive, collaborative communication and feedback loop with parents and community patrons.
- Work as partners with each building administrator and the building Leadership Team to support and develop long term program development.
- Other duties as assigned.
Minimum/Preferred Qualifications & Skills
- Hold or eligible to hold a Washington administrative credential; or enrolled in an administrative credential program.
- Hold or eligible to hold a valid Washington teaching certificate or ESA certification.
- Master's degree.
- Three years teaching or other certificated experience (e.g., school psychologist, speech pathologist, physical therapist).
- Administrative experience serving special education populations.
- One year of educational leadership experience that includes employee supervision and evaluation.
- Experience designing curriculum and instructional strategies for special education populations.
- Experience delivering professional development to teachers and support staff.
Working Conditions/Employment Requirements
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
- School building work setting, office environment.
- Travel to assigned districts in ESD 112 Special Education ESA service region.
- Successful completion of a criminal history and fingerprint check through the Washington State Patrol and FBI.
About this company
They say that necessity is the mother of invention. That certainly is true at ESD 112, where almost 250 innovative programs have evolved over the past 43 years to meet the emerging needs of more than 100,000 students in 200 schools.
More than 600 ESD 112 professionals are positioned in 30 public school districts and more than 25 private schools in Southwest Washington’s six counties including Clark, Skamania, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, Klickitat and Pacific. We also serve the Washington State School for the Blind and the Washington School for the Deaf, and assist with home schooling and other educational inquiries.
Our scope of services is wide and varied. It includes but is not limited to curriculum; instructional support and assessment; business operations; transportation; youth employment; printing; public relations; data processing; payroll; fingerprinting; network support; a statewide K-20 computer network; traffic safety education; construction management; preschool programs; homeless transportation; para-educator training; and special education.