Are you ready to make a huge difference in the lives of our
students? Join teamIPS – we have an exciting career opportunity for experienced
leaders in special education!

 

The Learning
Community Special Education Director
provides targeted supports to schools
in our East or West Learning Community to ensure high-quality implementation of
special education services and compliance in the schools of his or her
geographic area. This team member leads, supervises and manages special
education staff in their schools.

 

Specific duties and responsibilities include:

 

  • Provides direct supervision, in partnership with
    school leaders, to the daily work of special education compliance,
    instructional coaching, speech/language therapist, and school
    psychologist staff, ensuring adherence to established special education
    policies, procedures, and standards
  • Serves as principal’s first point of contact beyond building
    based special education staff for issues related to the day-to-day
    special education support in their school
  • Assists special education Learning Community staff and school
    principals in setting and attaining goals for student achievement
  • Assists in the coordination and articulation of the district’s
    special education programs and services across and between grade levels
    in their Learning Community
  • Conducts routine on-site visits of assigned schools in the
    system; provides specific feedback, support, and suggestions to
    principals to strengthen teaching and learning for students with special
    needs
  • Supports principals in special education human resource
    management, including recruiting, retaining, and developing special
    education staff
  • Resolves difficult special education situations quickly and
    effectively between schools and parents that are not resolved at the
    school level
  • Assists principals in the development of appropriate professional
    development programs for special education staff

 

Candidates must have Special
Education certification and hold or be eligible for an Indiana administrator
and/or director license. A master’s degree in Education Administration, 3 to
5 years of experience as a practitioner and 3 to 5 years of experience as a
school principal or any equivalent combination of training and experience are
desired. The successful candidate will be discrete, high-energy,
agile-minded, strategic, proactive, a direct communicator, highly-organized
and committed to the vision and values of IPS and the IPS Special Education
Department. Our Special Education officer is seeking candidates with a track
record of developing and maintaining strong working relationships with and
among a diverse group of actors, and the ability to be creative in developing
alternatives to meet IPS special education needs.

If you’re ready to bring your skills and experience to an
exciting new role in a fast-paced environment, click
here
to learn more about the position and apply today!

IPS has a variety of other exciting
opportunities available at this time including:

 

Editorial
Content Coordinator
: Use your communication skills to share the successes
of IPS students and staff with our community!

 

Sidener
Academy Principal
: Become the next leader of the district’s magnet
program serving High Ability Learners!

 

John
Marshall Community High School Principal
: Join students and families on
the city’s east side seeking a dynamic leader to engage the neighborhood in
supporting student achievement!