Operations / Administration Executive Director- Special Education
SUMMARY Provide leadership in the planning, coordination and management of Special Education services for the district. Assume general administrative responsibility of entire department. Implement Board of Education policies and procedures, and assure compliance with federal and state rules and regulations related to special education programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Provide leadership for the central department support of successful school autonomy in special educational services, preschool through age 21.
Facilitate the coordination of all support programs and provide support for all program administrators.
Supervise and appraise the Directors of Special Education.
Oversee and direct the implementation of inclusive practices for students with disabilities.
Assist in the development of post-secondary workforce readiness initiatives.
Oversee special education program review, evaluation and development.
Work in partnership with families and provide ongoing support.
Assist with development/interpretation/implementation of compliance and due process policies/procedures.
Provide leadership for program development to meet the needs of diverse learners.
Coordinate and manage legal/due process cases, policy systems change, and the transition of
responsibilities to other administrators.
Assist in budget management in collaboration with department budget analyst.
Manage mediation, informal, and formal due process appeals.
Conduct state and federal counts, complete year-end reports, and monitor federal and state reports.
Approve and monitor contracts with other agencies.
Represent the District on local and state committees, Department of Education, and other education organizations and boards. Serve on several interagency committees to represent the school and to facilitate seamless systems of support for students.
Respond to and propose federal and state legislation and regulations.
Other duties as assigned.
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.
EXPERIENCE 7-10 years experience in teaching and administration, including 3 -5 years experience in administering Special Education programming.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING Master’s degree plus additional course work required for certification or licensure.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS Colorado Principal License or Colorado Type D Administrative License, Special Education Director License, valid Colorado driver’s license.