Subject Area Coordinator - Missouri Connections Academy
Position: Subject Area Coordinator
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Missouri Connections Academy - Manager of Special Education
Job Location: Springfield, MO
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Missouri Connections Academy
Columbia, MD 21044
Telephone: 855-330-4636
Job Description:
Position Summary and Responsibilities
The Manager of Special Education will work in conjunction with the school’s leadership team to support the mission and operations of the school to help students successfully complete their instructional and career pathway programs. The Manager of Special Education will ensure that the school is providing appropriate programs in the least restrictive environment for all students with special needs. This will include management of the pre-referral and IEP processes, maintenance of student data, communicate with parents, locate and contract with service providers throughout the state, and ensure that the school operates in compliance with special education law and procedures at all times. The Manager of Special Education will lead the K-12 Special Education Team and ensure the school remains in compliance with state and federal requirements.
  • Support the mission and operations of the school to help students successfully complete their instructional and career pathway programs.
  • Create and implement a school-to-work transition program for students with disabilities.
  • Build and maintain relationships with private providers, community agencies, and adult service providers.
  • Ensure IEP move in conferences occur within ten days of enrollment for all students with IEPs enrolled at MOCA.
  • Ensure compliance with special education processes and timelines.
  • Maintain documentation within the IEP program and the Learning Management System that captures and organizes special education timelines and data;
  • Implement standardized processes, forms and protocols for all special education procedures;
  • Coordinate the establishment and delivery of IEP mandated services to students;
  • Communicate and consult with teachers and Learning Coaches regarding the instructional program for students with disabilities or other special needs, ensuring compliant school actions and that students are learning in their Least Restrictive Environment;
  • Oversee the development, tracking, dissemination and proper implementation of IEP or 504 plan mandated accommodations for students with special needs during state testing events; 
  • Participate in conferences and meetings as required;
  • Collaborate with the corporate staff and members of the local school team;
  • Develop a working knowledge of Connections Academy’s curricular options, and how they can be adapted and implemented to meet specific student needs; 
  • Introduce new ways of supporting special needs students in a virtual environment; 
  • Provide supervision to the special education teacher(s) and assistant managers;
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate staff in-service activities; and
  • Performs such other duties as assigned by the School Leader or corporate Senior Director of Student Services.
  • Masters’ Degree in Special Education or related Education Field
  • Administrator’s License or Special Education Director license required
  • A minimum of 3 years of full-time successful teaching experience in special education
  • Experience leading/managing a high school Special Education program
  • Experience implementing a Special Education transition program.
  • Expertise in special education law and compliance
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Customer focused approach
  • High degree of flexibility
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Technologically proficient (especially with Microsoft Office products)
  • Occasional travel (less than 10%)
  • Proctor state assessments
  • Missouri certification
To apply, please click here. 

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
**** REAP Applicants: If you want to notify the school district of your interest in this job, click here.