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Special Education Administrator
PURPOSE: This position facilitates the development and continuous improvement of the district's multi-tiered systems of support, including special education, instructional best practices, state and federal requirements and programs, staff development, and district programs as assigned.
FTE: 1.0 Contract Status: Regular/Probationary FLSA Status: Exempt - Non-Represented Start Date: 2021-22 School Year Calendar: 230 Work Days Salary: $106,503 - $120,459 with benefits (NOTE: This is the 2020-21 salary range. 2021-22 TBD). Retirement Contribution: Corvallis School District participates in the Oregon Public Employee Retirement System (PERS and OPSRP) on behalf of its employees. Upon eligibility, the district contributes 6% of an employee's salary to their Individual Account Program (IAP). Eligibility is defined as working at least six full calendar months in a qualifying position. Part-time employees working at least six months and 600 hours in a calendar year will qualify. Note: Please see attached for the full job description. Open until filled with earliest review of applications on February 28, 2021.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works collaboratively with the assistant superintendent, teaching and learning team, building principals, district departments, and district staff to establish a climate of service and support for all school staffs.
Leads the Special Education staff in collaboration with building principals in curriculum, instruction, assessment and staff development work for the district.
Supports the planning, development, implementation and improvement of the district's curriculum in all curricular areas, including core programs and supplemental/intervention programs, for grades K-12 and our 18-21 year olds in school.
Directs special education and related services, programs and grants and ensure district compliance with state and federal laws and regulations related to the implementation of IDEA.
Interprets, explains, and applies state and federal laws, district guidelines, policies and procedures for staff, students, parents, and others in a timely and accurate manner. Recognizes needs for new or revised policy/procedure and make recommendations for changes to the assistant superintendent.
Expands learning opportunities for students in an on-going effort to improve services and programs, offer instructional pathways based on best practices, and maximize progress.
Works to create a collaborative and innovative culture for all students and staff, across the district, and throughout the community.
Guides and facilitates the implementation of professional learning communities in the district.
Works with the assistant superintendent to orient administrative staff to state and district requirements for grades K-12 in curriculum, instruction, and assessment, specifically in Special Education and IDEA Section 504.
Organizes and implements a staff development plan including Special Education staff grades K-12.
Facilitates district meetings as requested, such as Teaching and Learning Department, Leadership Team and Levels meetings.
Supervises and evaluates key members of these teaching and learning staff, that may include instructional coaches and special education staff; providing support, opportunities, coaching, and guidance for professional growth, and timely performance evaluation in a manner that promotes team development and effective work.
Assists with the development of the teaching and learning budget.
Coordinates the teaching and learning team in managing state and federal grants.
Represents the Teaching and Learning Department in communicating with the School Board and community as requested.
Other duties as assigned.
GENERAL PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Perform duties in a courteous and efficient manner that builds the confidence of staff, students, and the public in the Corvallis School District and enhances learning.
Observe laws, district policies and procedures, and professional standards for the position.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with school personnel, parents, students and the public; work collaboratively as a team member.
Maintain regular attendance at work and work activities and is punctual in meeting deadlines, attending meetings, and following schedule.
Carry out work responsibilities with strong organizational skills effectively under pressure of deadlines, difficult situations, interruptions, and new or emergency conditions.
Respect confidential information and the privacy of students, staff, and parents.
Support students and staff in the district's career-related learning standards to encourage the development of independent work skills through career exploration and community involvement.
Develop job skills necessary to meet changes in the position.
Maintain personal appearance and hygiene appropriate to the position as defined by the district.
Meet applicable district physical ability/health and safety guidelines for the position.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Oregon Administrative License.
Record of education positions with increasing responsibility.
Experience with curriculum development, staff development for best instructional practice, and use of student assessment data to drive instructional decisions and school improvement.
Extensive knowledge of the provisions of IDEA and special education curriculum and experience with program improvement and instructional development.
Experience presenting to adults.
Clear understanding of graduation requirements.
Budgeting and planning experience.
Demonstrated ability to work under pressure, under tight deadlines using own initiative while maintaining a positive and enthusiastic attitude.
Demonstrated ability to take a proactive approach to problem solving.
Demonstrated ability in assisting in program evaluation. Includes gathering and analyzing data and development and implementation of improvement plans.
Knowledge of programs that support learning among students with special needs that include behavior, talented and gifted, special education, Response to Intervention (RTI), and "at-risk."
Evidence of high-level interpersonal skills demonstrating the ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people.
Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate successfully in a variety of settings, including small and large groups.
Knowledge and experience with programs that support learning among students of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
Remain current regarding laws, policies, trends and best practices related to education in general and special education programs and ability to share this knowledge with staff on a regular basis.
Ability to travel among district facilities as needed; if driving, the ability to meet district driving standards.
The Corvallis School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship, color, disability, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, parental or marital status, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination: Jennifer Duvall, Human Resources Director and Title IX Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org | 541-757-5840 | 1555 SW 35th Street, Corvallis, OR 97333
Position Type: Full-time
Special Education > General Special Education
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