POSITION DESCRIPTION

ensure a coordinated effort in providing an effective instructional program for all students. MINIMUM ... Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in Special Education, Reading, or ... Five years of special education teaching experience; ... The work frequently requires driving automotive equipment.
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POSITION DESCRIPTION POSITION TITLE

SENIOR ADMINISTRATOR

WORKING TITLE

Senior Administrator, K-12 Special Education Literacy

SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT

Literacy Programs

LOCATION

Crossroads I, Cary, NC

PAY GRADE

Senior Administrator-Band 3

FLSA STATUS

Exempt

REPORTS TO

Director, Literacy

SUPERVISES

5 Coordinating Teachers

WORK WEEK SCHEDULE

Monday-Friday

WORK HOURS

8:00-5:00

NUMBER OF MONTHS PER YEAR

12

POSITION PURPOSE: Leads in the development, coordination, and implementation of a comprehensive literacy program for K-12 special education students. Facilitates the implementation of literacy assessments, research-based instructional practices and resources, and program evaluation as it relates to special education students. Collaborates with other departments to ensure a coordinated effort in providing an effective instructional program for all students. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES  Extensive knowledge of the needs of special education students from diversified backgrounds and various learning abilities and styles;  Extensive knowledge and understanding of state and federal regulations and school laws and policies related to special education;  Considerable knowledge of research-based instructional literacy practices with special education students;  Considerable knowledge of Microsoft Office specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint;  Considerable knowledge of accessing cloud based environments such as Google Apps, Wikis, and Dropbox;  Demonstrated leadership and team building skills;  Effective oral and written communication skills;  Critical thinking and problem solving skills;  Ability to design, deliver, and evaluate professional development;  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with school system staff, students, external agencies, and the community. EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE  Master’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university in Special Education, Reading, or Educational Administration;  Five years of special education teaching experience;  Leadership experience in assessing student’s literacy needs;  Experience designing and delivering professional staff development;  Other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered. CERTIFICATION AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:  Hold or be qualified to hold a North Carolina Professional Educator’s License in one of the license areas for Exceptional Children;  Hold or be qualified to hold a North Carolina Professional Educator’s License for School AdministratorPrincipal, Curriculum Instructional Specialist or Exceptional Children’s Program Administrator;  Must hold and maintain a valid motor vehicle operator’s license according to the State of NC requirements.

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POSITION DESCRIPTION

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Hold or be qualified to hold a North Carolina Professional Educator’s License in Reading;  Experience with managing a budget; ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Leads in the development, coordination, and implementation of a comprehensive literacy program for K-12 special education students. 2. Facilitates the implementation of literacy assessments, research-based instructional practices and resources, and program evaluation related to special education students. 3. Provides input on the selection and purchase of literacy resources, reading consultations, Special Education Literacy Leaders, Foundations of Reading Training, and assessment driven decisions including progress monitoring. 4. Designs and delivers professional development regarding effective literacy practices for students with disabilities for school syst