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Executive Director, Special Education

Company: Houston Independent School District (HISD)
Location: Houston
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

Position Type: Business Professionals/Executive DirectorDate Posted: 4/7/2022Location: Special EducationDate Available: 05/02/2022Closing Date: 05/27/2022Location:Area:Job Category:Hattie Mae White Bldg.NorthwestBusiness ProfessionalsJob Code:Contract Type:Months:None12Salary Minimum:Salary Midpoint:Salary Maximum (Depending on Experience):$86,315$114,367$142,420POSITION TITLE: Executive Director, Special EducationCONTRACT LENGTH: 12M DATE: 05/01/20 DATE OF LAST REVISION: 07/20/20 JOB CODE: AC0465 SAP 30002458 PAY GRADE: 34 FLSA EXEMPTION STATUS: E Job Family - Academics JOB SUMMARY Provides leadership, direction, evaluation and related services in regards to Special Education Services districtwide in compliance with federal, state, and local regulations for students with disabilities and general education services. Provides documentation that supports the State Performance Plan Indicators as directed by TEA. Services are provided in student homes, residential care facilities, private and parochial schools, non-public contract schools, comprehensive and charter schools, hospitals and agencies. Such leadership is provided to central office departments. MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES List most important duties first 1. Provides leadership and policy recommendations districtwide in the areas of program conceptualization, design and implementation to address student achievement in the delivery of special education instruction and related services, student evaluation and students receiving community agency services. Directs and manages the implementation of federal, local and state budgets for special education services. 2. Manages Special Education Services, Section 504, the evaluation process and the staffing for campuses implementing special education programs to ensure compliance with federal and state laws and local guidelines. 3. Directs the resolution to problematic situations in the implementation of federal law, state law and local guidelines related to special education services and instructional support services in schools and regional special education staff. 4. Directs the implementation of the Admission, Review/Individualized Education Program in the district's schools, non-public schools, private and parochial schools, residential and care facilities, hospital and homebound placements districtwide. 5. Directs and manages litigation matters related to special education services, including due process hearings, mediations, student eligibility, Section 504, TEA Complaints, resolution sessions and parent concerns. 6. Demonstrates excellent leadership and organizational skills and the ability to motivate people 7. Responds to parents regarding the evaluation and placement of their children. 8. Develops and administers the special education budget. 9. Plans appropiate training for school and district level staff. 10. Provides leadership in establishing new programs and developing improved understanding of existing programs. 11. Develops and initiates programs for continuous identification of special education students. 12. Evaluates existing programs as an ongoing responsibility and recommends changes and additions as needed. 13. Performs other job-related duties as assigned. EDUCATION Master's Degree WORK EXPERIENCE 7+ years TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION SAP, Microsoft Office, Chancery Teacher Certification Special Education Certification Office equipment (e.g., computer, copier) LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES Strategic oversight for multiple departments and/or a major division or for the entire district. Provides strategic direction and develops long-range plans which impact multiple departments or divisions. Using in-depth knowledge of multiple disciplines, identifies and evaluates high-impact issues, and provides strategy and direction to a major functional area or multiple departments. Establishes programs and policies, and ensures integration of operational objectives across multiple, major departments, program areas and possibly district-wide. WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT Work is non-standardized and widely varied, involving many complex and significant variables including significant time spent planning, evaluating complex solutions and issues, and negotiating outcomes. Strong analytic ability and inductive thinking are frequently required to devise new approaches to situations where previously accepted solutions have proven inadequate. Position regularly makes recommendations to management on areas of significance to the division. Supervision received typically consists of providing periodic coaching, advice and feedback. BUDGET AUTHORITY Approves budgets. PROBLEM SOLVING Decisions are made with greater freedom and discretion, including recommendations that are subject to approval on matters that may affect multiple departments across HISD. Job is frequently expected to recommend new solutions to problems, to improve existing methods/procedures/services and generate new ideas. May also review decisions made by other individuals on more routine matters IMPACT OF DECISIONS Decisions have considerable impact to multiple divisions or the organization causing risks or improvements to relationships, significant efficiencies or delays in operations, and/or significant financial gains or expenses. Errors are serious and difficult to discover, normally involve decisions not subject to detailed review and will result in excessive costs and/or significant project delays. COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS Negotiate and influence - interprets department strategies and services, resolves conflicts, influences outcomes on matters of significance for the division, conducts final negotiations and coordinates approvals/decision making below the executive level. Interactions are typically with customers and Top Management. CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS Leads others in the resolution of highly sensitive and confidential issues on behalf of the department. Acts as a trusted advisor, and becomes involved in the customer's decision making process including presenting alternatives and information and applying persuasion and negotiation skills in the resolution of problems. Monitors customer service standards WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any hazardous or unpleasant elements. Ability to carry and/or lift less than 15 poundsAttachment(s):Executive Director, Special Education - AC0465 (rev 7.20.20).pdf

Keywords: Houston Independent School District (HISD), Houston , Executive Director, Special Education, Executive , Houston, Texas

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