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Requisition Number 17-1345
Title (FLCCA) Special Programs Manager
City Jacksonville
State FL
Description

Manager, Special Programs INSPIRE THE FUTURE!

K12 is a dynamic company on a mission to provide the most compelling, comprehensive, and effective K-12 education available. Our employees are a critical part of an organization that is providing powerful, new options for the way children can be educated. They have a passion for education and a drive to make a difference. We pride ourselves on maintaining the highest level of integrity. We have the same high expectations for our employees as we do for the students who are in our programs. These are just a few of the values that make K12 a great place to work.

Passionate Special Program Managers are needed at the K12 partner school, Florida Cyber Charter Academy (FLCCA). We want you to be a part of our talented team!

The Manger, Special Programs develops and implements policies and procedures and oversees all matters related to special programs for the school including Special Education, Advanced Learners (ALP), Gifted, English Language Learners (ELL), Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) and 504 and other student support programs. The role also assists the Head of School and Administrative Team with developing and implementing general academic policies and procedures leading to the success of all students.

AS A SPECIAL PROGRAMS MANAGER, YOU WILL...

  • Develop, implement, and disseminate “best practices” for all special population programs including Special Education, Advanced Learners (ALP), English Language Learners (ELL), Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS), and 504 and policies and procedures in collaboration with school leadership;
  • Support the school’s administration and teachers in providing training on and implementation of special education program and services listed above;
  • Support Academic Administrators in the implementation of programs listed above;
  • Create and maintains appropriate contacts with districts and state special education leaders in order to ensure continued compliance of special education programs and represent the school throughout the state in meetings and trainings related to the implementation of special programs;
  • Oversee contracts with service providers to provide related services to students and supports full implementation of the related services database to track related services in order to ensure all eligible students are receiving services and that the costs of those services are verified and are reported correctly;
  • Oversee the development, compliance, maintenance, and implementation of all eligibility and reevaluation of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP);
  • Ensure compliance of special programs including Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and compliance with all school, local, state, and federal reporting related to special education, ALP, ELL, MTSS and 504;
  • Collaborate with Sponsors’ personnel in the implementation of individualized education plans, related services, transition, and compliancy needs;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of innovative and researched-based methodologies used to instruct students with disabilities in virtual environment;
  • Support and engage 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;
  • Participate as Local Education Agency (LEA)/District Representative on IEP Team Meetings when needed
  • Work with the Test Coordinator to ensure that all students receive appropriate accommodations during state testing;
  • Work with K12 and local enrollment teams to develop processes for ensuring timely identification and enrollment of students with special needs;
  • Proactively communicates all changes in local, state and/or federal special education practices and laws to the Head of School and the administrative team;
  • Ensure that special education students are integrated in all school activities and that general education and special education teachers and administrative staff work collaboratively to ensure academic success for all students;
  • Collect data for internal studies of special education, ALP, ELL, MTSS, Gifted, and 504.

Get to know FLCCA!

Are you driven by excellence to deliver instruction, support and guidance, manage the learning process, and focus on students’ individual needs? If selected, you will participate in a comprehensive new teacher training program for three weeks before the start of school. It is an opportunity to meet colleagues and learn the responsibilities required for delivering curriculum in an online environment. During this training you will also learn how to monitor student progress through K12’s learning management system, and to be a partner actively working with students and parents to advance each child’s learning.
Requirements

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Special Education or Education Administration AND
  • Three (3) years of professional experience in Special Education OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Certificates and Licenses: Florida ESEK-12 Certification.

OTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong interpersonal skills with both in-person and electronic communication platforms and a customer service orientation
  • Able to read data and determine what steps are needed to assist students academically and behaviorally, as a whole and on an individual basis
  • Able to apply adult instructional methods in the training and development of staff
  • Communicates effectively both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrates the use of good judgment in decision-making
  • Understanding of applicable sections of the State Education Code and other pertinent regulations
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook as well as Internet research methods and report writing techniques; Utilizes computer software associated with curriculum and special education
  • Ability to pass required background check

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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
  • Project management experience

WHO ARE WE?

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, age, disability or genetics.
  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.
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