Director of Special Education
Position Title: Director of Special Education (the “Director”)
Supervisor: Executive Director of INDIGO Education
Hours: Part-time, up to 20 hours per week (hybrid work, regular in-person time in schools in the metro area is required)
Effective Date of Employment: ASAP
Application Deadlines: January 12, 2024
How to apply for the Position: Email firstname.lastname@example.org your resume and cover letter.
While state standards continue to evolve and challenges in the special education field arise, INDIGO Education’s core principles and mission remain unchanged: an enduring commitment to provide exceptional service and leadership with integrity. By staying true to our roots and aligning services with rules and regulations, current state standards, best practices, and evolving research, we ensure our commitment to the best possible education for all children. As a Minnesota-based non-profit organization, INDIGO Education partners with more than 60 charter schools throughout the state of Minnesota.
As a member of the INDIGO Education team, the Director will provide programmatic and financial oversight of the School’s special education programs.
The essential functions of the Director shall include the following:
- Work to peacefully and collaboratively resolve conflicts.
- Diligently execute the Statement of Assurances and uphold the Code of Ethics for School Administrators (MN Rule 3512.5200).
- Provide training and mentoring to teachers, administrators, and paraprofessionals regarding broad and specific concepts in the field of special education.
- Maintain knowledge of legal and ethical requirements related to special education programs.
- Ensure that an adequate educational structure is in place to meet the emotional, physical, and cognitive needs of learners with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
- Oversee special education expenditures and revenue and third-party reimbursement.
- Review data entry within the following systems MEGS / SEDRA / SERVS / UFARS / STAR / MARSS.
- Participate in local, state, and regional special education meetings as necessary.
- Interpret and complete, promptly, special education applications and other essential forms as -required by the state and federal government.
- Analyze financial reports created by the Minnesota Department of Education.
- Report errors and provide solutions within financial systems to appropriate school staff.
- Provide training to client schools as they develop Procurement Procedures related to special education finance, thus meeting fiscal compliance standards as stated in UGG
The Director shall be selected based on the following guidelines relating to experience, knowledge, characteristics, and abilities:
- Current Minnesota license as a Director of Special Education.
- Minimum of five years working in special education as a special education teacher.
- Minimum of one year working in a school leadership position.
- Current driver’s license
- Excellent verbal and nonverbal communication skills.
- Knowledge and understanding of Minnesota K-12 Academic Standards, learning theory and practice, curriculum, interventions, and programming.
- Demonstrate the ability to prioritize and respond to needs across multiple settings.
- Exhibit the ability to work both independently and within a group structure.
- Resolve conflict with keen problem-solving skills.
- Maintain a professional demeanor in difficult and/or emotional situations.
- Appreciate diversity and strive for cultural competency.
- Intersect the mission and vision of a school with the non-negotiable rules and regulations that drive special education.
- Demonstrate the ability to organize and synthesize verbal and written data.
- Respond quickly to a variety of stakeholder requests.
- Work cooperatively and effectively in a multi-disciplinary environment with various staff and related service providers
INDIGO Education is an equal opportunity employer (EOE)
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