All Other Positions - Springfield R-XII
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Job Title: Associate Director, Special Services
Job Location: Springfield Public Schools
Deadline: Mar 01, 2017**
District: Springfield R-XII
Springfield, MO 65802
Telephone: 417-523-4647
Job Description:
The job of Associate Director Special Services - Early Childhood Special Education assists the executive director with the general administration of the District's early childhood special education program and services in compliance with applicable federal and state regulations and in accordance with district goals.
Essential Functions
  • Assists district administrators and the Executive Director of Special Services in addressing legal issues related to the ECSE program to ensure compliance with state and federal laws.
  • Assists the Executive Director of Special Services with comprehensive program evaluations to maintain district standards and goals.
  • Responsible for budget allocations, expenditures, fund balances and related financial activities to ensure that allocations are accurate, revenues are recorded, expenses are within budget limits and/or fiscal practices are followed.
  • Collaborates with internal and external personnel (e.g. other administrators, auditors, public agencies, community members, parents, etc.) to implement and/or maintain services and programs.
  • Compiles data and presents reports as needed, (e.g. staff, public agencies, etc.) analyzing issues, ensuring compliance with policies and procedures, and/or monitoring program components.
  • Coordinates Extended School Year Services for the ECSE program for the purpose of continuing support for eligible students.
  • Coordinates and plans professional development activities for the ECSE certified and classified staff for the purpose of remaining compliant with state guidelines.
  • Facilitates program improvement through leadership, on-going reviews and revisions of program improvement to continue to maintain district standards and goals.
  • Directs the operations of the SPS Early Childhood Special Education program and services, including Shining Stars Early Center, itinerant services, assessment team, integrated classroom program and ECSE classroom throughout the district in order to deliver services and to enhance student achievement and to conform to established guidelines.
  • Monitors and allocates personnel FTE to ensure compliance with program needs and state regulations.
  • Participates in district and state early childhood organizations to pursue personal professional development.
  • Supervises and evaluates ECSE certified and classified staff as assigned to ensure department and district goals are met and district, state and federal compliance is maintained.
  • Supervises Early Childhood Special Education programs and services in order to comply with applicable district, state and federal regulations.

Job related experience with increasing levels of responsibility is required.
Master’s degree in job-related area is required.

Certificates and Licenses
Missouri Special Education Director Certificate
Early Childhood Special Education Teaching Certificate

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