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Senior Executive Director for Exception Children Services

Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
$102,336 - $157,932

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Reports To:

Chief of School Support and Wellness 

Job Goals:

Under limited supervision, performs a variety of supervisory and administrative tasks in monitoring and assisting the programs for Exceptional Children in Chapel Hill Carrboro City Schools. Employee directs and supervises programs and services for students in the system with special needs. Employee coordinates the efforts of federal, state and local agencies, private specialists, parents, and division supervisors to provide the services needed by County students as determined by division staff. Employee monitors the overall effectiveness of programs and ensures all are implemented within federal, state and local regulations. Employee supervises the Director of Exceptional Children, Exceptional Child Services Coordinators, Specialist, and supports supervision of Leads in related services and secondary programming. 

Performance Responsibilities:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

Considerable knowledge of the following areas: 

  • federal, state and local agencies, policies and procedures that provide services for children with disabilities and standards regarding education
  • organization and communication channels of the school system
  • ethical guidelines applicable to the position as outlined by professional organizations and/or federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations
  • current literature, trends, methods and developments in the area of exceptional children
  • principles of supervision, organization and administration
  • North Carolina Standard Course of Study to include North Carolina Extended Content Standards
  • skills in counseling and developing staff
  • assessing the needs of students with disabilities through planning, developing, implementing, evaluating effectiveness and making recommendations for programming
  • develop and implement policies, procedures and standards for services provided for free appropriate public education

Ability to use common office machines and popular computer-driven word processing, spreadsheet and file maintenance programs, maintain complete and accurate records and statistics and to develop meaningful reports from that information, effectively express ideas orally and in writing, make oral presentations before large groups of people, exercise considerable tact and courtesy in frequent contact with the public, establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

Plans, develops, and implements a comprehensive program for students with disabilities, which assesses needs of students, establishes objectives and priorities, delegates responsibilities to staff, develops strategies to achieve objectives and evaluates programs with an emphasis on equity for traditionally underserved student groups. 

Provides direction, consultation and supervision to program supervisors and Coordinators; consults with centrally based staff and school-based staff on individual cases and on interpretation of federal, state and local policies and procedures. 

Ensures all aspects of programming align with the district’s equity plan by utilizing culturally relevant resources and practices and applying a racial equity analysis.

Develops and implements standards, policies and procedures related to exceptional child services; develops short and long range goals for the division; monitors the progress of various services; makes recommendations for changes. 

Works in conjunction with the State Department of Public Instruction, the Office for Civil Rights, and various other agencies to meet the needs of students; prepares and monitors contracts with individuals and agencies for special services not available through the school system; ensures compliance of programs with federal, state and local regulations. 

Coordinates with local agencies, parents and school personnel to resolve problems and secure needed resources and services.

Collaborates with principals regarding programs and services for students with disabilities. 

Supervises and conducts personnel administration duties for staff, including hiring and firing, evaluating, assigning special duties, monitoring attendance and travel reports, and granting leave. 

Assists in the preparation and monitoring of budgets for the programs; coordinates with other departments or agencies to ensure equitable allocations of resources and  services; monitors expenditures of approved budget

Communicates about aspects of  programming with all stakeholders including parents and community members.

Terms of Employment:

Twelve-month work schedule determined by the CHCCS Board of Education. Salary in accordance with the adopted schedule.


Evaluated in accordance with the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Classified Personnel

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