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Requisition Number 18-0387
Title Manager, Special Programs
City Atlanta
State GA
Description The Special Programs Administrator ensures the success of the Special Education Program through informed oversight, placement activities, effective program design and measurement, and an emphasis on creating student and family engagement while also acting as a resource to teachers and administrators.

The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required; other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

• Supervises Special Education Program; Helps identify students who will participate in the program through coordination and evaluation of testing; Completes intake process for referrals and identified applicants; Monitors success of program through surveying parents and other techniques;
• Ensures compliance with all federal, state and local requirements regarding the education of students with disabilities;
• Completes and submits all reports required by local, state and federal authorities;
• Manages Special Education Staff;
• Contracts with qualified personnel to provide Related Services to students with disabilities;
• Provides training to regular and special education staff regarding the provision of special education services;
• Demonstrates knowledge of innovative and researched-based methodologies used to instruct students with disabilities in virtual environment;
• Supports and engages learners’ families by responding to their concerns in a timely manner, through regular communication; Connects them to statewide/community resources; Maintains regular office hours and schedules appointments as needed to assist students and parents with additional concerns/questions;
• Participates as District Representative on IEP Team Meetings;
• Attends conferences/workshops/trainings regarding students with disabilities;
• Works with Academic Administrators to implement Response to Intervention program;
• Acts as school-wide 504 Coordinator providing support and training to Academic Administrators and Administrative Designees on 504 procedures/processes.

Directly supervises 12-15 Full-Time Equivalents (FTEs). Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations policies and applicable state and federal laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
Requirements Requirements:

• Master’s degree in Special Education or Education Administration AND
• Five (5) years of professional experience in Special Education OR
• Equivalent combination of education and experience

Certificates and Licenses: Georgia Administrator Credential Endorsed for Director or Supervisor of Special Education.

• Familiar with federal and state special education laws and regulations
• Familiar with researched based special education curricula and methodologies
• Familiar with IEP and Special Education software applications
• Familiar with online learning programs
• Familiar with student management systems

- Experience in Microsoft Office required
- Strong organization skills required
- Must be committed to customer service
- Strong communication skills (written and verbal) required

K12 is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
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