The following are required:
- Minimum 3 years supervisory or program leadership experience
- Minimum 5 years of experience in special education
- Valid Alaska Type B administrative certificate
- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Special Education, or certificate endorsement in Special Education
The following are preferred:
- Master’s degree in Special Education
- Secondary school (7-12) experience
- Curriculum implementation and supervision experience
- Experience with Intensive Needs funding requirements
- Staff Training experience
- Experience with Life Skills and Autism Programs
- The successful candidate will show evidence of:
- Exceptional communication skills
- Exceptional interpersonal skill
- Extensive experience with conflict resolution skills
- An understanding and the ability to deal with family and school teams special education issues
- The successful candidate will demonstrate a:
- Strong knowledge of school-based services, practices and trends in the related services disciplines and special education
- Strong knowledge of district, state and federal special education policies, regulations and/or laws
- Ability to use technology for record-keeping and research
- Extensive knowledge of ethical practices and professional standards of all programs assigned within related services and special education
This 230 day Exempt position assists the Special Education Secondary Director in the supervision of special education programs within secondary schools for students from middle school through the high school grades. The successful candidate would be expected to research, develop and implement special education curriculum and programs throughout the District. The successful candidate would also assist secondary principals, as needed, in the selection, assignment and evaluation of certificated and classified special education staff. The position's salary will be between $84,000 and $86,340 depending upon education and experience.
The responsibilities listed below are representative of the special functions of this position. The successful candidate:
- Works collaboratively with the Director of Secondary Special Education to share primary administrative responsibilities for the department
- Serves as a liaison and facilitator in sensitive and difficult situations involving special education issues with families and/ or teams
- Provides instructional leadership and technical expertise to special education coordinators, teacher consultants and special services staff members
- Assists program administrators to evaluate the performance of certificated and classified staff members assigned within secondary special education to include, but not limited to: teachers, teacher assistants, coordinators, intervention coaches
- Assists the Director to prepare program budgets, annual reports and public documents
- Facilitates and monitors special education professional development activities to meet district, state and federal compliance requirements
- Develops, reviews and adjusts staffing assignments with the Director
- Interviews and recommends for hire certificated and classified staff
- Assists in providing supervision to specific programs assigned under secondary special education
- Assists in preparing a variety of administrative reports including the ASD Six Year Plan, Class Size Reports, Projected Enrollment, and District, State and Federal reports
- Other related duties as assigned
The physical demands of this job require frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking and hearing. Specific visual abilities are also required. The employee is regularly required to reach with his/her hands and arms and occasionally lift items weighing less than 40 lbs. Additionally, the employee must be able to understand vague and implicit instructions, be able to readily recall facts and details, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure.
The Anchorage School District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations according to applicable state and federal laws, to all individuals with a qualified physical or mental disability.
Work is performed in a professional environment with a wide variety of individuals having differing functions, personalities and abilities, including working with diverse groups of people in a variety of different settings.
This job description in no way states or implies these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.
The Anchorage School District is an equal employment opportunity employer