May 22, 2018
This is a work-from-home position requiring 20% travel to our office or other locations in Michigan. This person must live in Michigan. Requirements MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: • Master’s degree in Special Education or Education Administration AND • Five (5) years of professional experience in Special Education OR • Equivalent combination of education and experience Certificates and Licenses: Special Education Teaching License. OTHER REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES: • Familiar with federal and state special education laws and regulations • Strong communication skills: written, oral, presentation • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Access • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time • Ability to pass required background check SUMMARY: The Manager, Special Programs ensures the success of the Special Education Program through informed oversight, placement activities, effective program design and measurement, and an emphasis on creating student and family engagement while also acting as a resource to teachers and administrators. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. • Supervises Special Education Program; Helps identify students who will participate in the program through coordination and evaluation of testing; Completes intake process for referrals and identified applicants; Monitors success of program through surveying parents and other techniques; • Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local requirements regarding the education of students with disabilities; • Completes and submits all reports required by local, state and federal authorities; • Manages Special Education Support Staff; • Contracts with qualified personnel to provide Related Services to students with disabilities; • Provides training to regular and special education staff regarding the provision of special education services; • Demonstrates knowledge of innovative and researched-based methodologies used to instruct students with disabilities in virtual environment; • Supports and engages learners’ families by responding to their concerns in a timely manner, through regular communication; Connects them to statewide/community resources; Maintains regular office hours and schedules appointments as needed to assist students and parents with additional concerns/questions; • Participates as District Representative on Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Team Meetings; • Attends conferences/workshops/trainings regarding students with disabilities; • Works with Academic Administrators to implement Response to Intervention program; • Acts as school-wide 504 Coordinator providing support and training to Academic Administrators and Administrative Designees on 504 procedures/processes.
K12 Inc. Michigan, USA Full time