Special Education Instructional Coordinator (Secondary)

Sioux City Community Schools
Sioux City, IA, US

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Job Category
Administrator, Specialist / Coordinator, Teaching, Special Education Teacher
Grade Level
High School
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Job Details

  • Position Type:
    Student Support Services (Certified)/Special Ed Coach

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Multiple Locations

  • Closing Date:
    Open until filled

  • Summary: The Special Education Instructional Coordinator will assist in the planning, coordination, and implementation of high quality programs and services for students with disabilities. Overall, the job of the coordinator is to build the capacity of the schools and the staff to meet the learning and behavioral needs of all students with disabilities.


    Provides leadership for teachers by planning, collaborating, mentoring and facilitating change to improve specially designed instruction.

    Facilitates planning and implementation of district-based professional development.Collaborates with principals and teacher leaders to assist in planning and implementation of building-level professional development to support building-level goals and needs to support students with disabilities.

    Works directly with parents and building leadership to mediate and resolve problems, find solutions to difficult situations and to reconcile conflicting positions regarding students with disabilities.

    Uses data to examine current programming structures, professional development opportunities, and instructional practices and to determine district and building needs in the area of special education.

    Works with the Special Education Instructional Coaches in implementation of the district's coaching initiative, especially as it pertains to implementation of research based practices in special education.

    Collaborates to coordinate Extended School Year Services in the district.

    Collaborates to coordinate Alternate Assessment activities in the district.

    Collaborates to coordinate various grant activities in the district.

    Education and Experience:
    • Iowa teaching certificate with an endorsement in special education
    • Major in education
    • Minimum of 3 years teaching experience

    Working Conditions:
    Employee must be able to sit, stoop, bend, and walk as needed on a daily basis. While performing duties within this job, employee may be exposed to indoor and outdoor conditions. The noise level in this work environment ranges from mild to loud.

    Mission Statement:
    The Sioux City Community School District exists to educate students to believe in their talents and skills, achieve academic excellence and succeed in reaching their potential.

    District Information:
    We are proud that more than 58 percent of our teachers and administrators have masters, specialist, or doctorate degrees. We are a progressive organization that is considered a leader in education. Every effort will be made to recruit the most qualified candidates for all position within the District. We recognize that diversity is an asset to be valued and will strive to encourage diversity among our workforce.

    Sioux City serves as the regional hub for business, employment, industry, retail trade, medical care, educational opportunities and tourism in Northwest Iowa, Southeast South Dakota, and Northeast Nebraska. More than 140,000 people live in the tri-state metropolitan area. To learn more about our city visit http://www.sioux-city.org/.

    Application Procedure:
    Interested applicants must complete an on-line application.

    NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: The Sioux City Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas: Business & Marketing, Family & Consumer Science, Health Science, and Industrial Arts, Technology, & PLTW. The Sioux City Community School District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (for employment), national origin, religion, age (for employment), disability, socioeconomic status (for programs), marital status (for programs), or veteran status (for employment) in its educational programs and its employment practices. The District is required by Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its programs, activities, or employment. Inquiries or grievances under Section 504 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act may be directed to Jen Gomez, Director of Student Services & Equity Education/Title IX Coordinator at 627 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101, (712) 279-6075, gomezj2@live.siouxcityschools.com. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations to the District may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, or both. Please see District Board policies 103 and 504.4 for additional information on available grievance procedures.

    For more information on this position, please read the full description document.


    There are countless reasons to join the Sioux City Community School District.

    Named One of America’s best in-state employers, we are one of Iowa’s largest K-12 school districts with 15,000 students and 2,500 dedicated team members.

    • Global district with 45+ home languages and over 60 countries represented across our 22 schools
    • Home to five specialty elementary schools with focused themes and curricula including the arts, environmental sciences, STEM, dual language, and computer programming
    • Future Ready designated district by the US Department of Education
    • Named to Iowa’s Advanced Placement Index of top 50 schools
    • Region’s only Career Academy, providing over 30 career and technical pathways for students to explore

    We invite you to discover why teachers come to our district for a job but stay for a career.

    Find Us
    627 4th street
    Sioux City
    United States
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