(NCVA) Manager, Special Programs 2018/19

K12 Inc.
Durham, NC, United States
Sep 14, 2018
Requisition Number 18-3159
Title (NCVA) Manager, Special Programs 2018/19
City Durham State NC

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.

NCVA is a rapidly-growing organization that offers our teachers and staff members the excitement of exploring an emerging concept in education. Daily, our talented teachers and staff experience the impact they make on the lives of children. Join us, and be inspired by the potential of our students.

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), English Language Learners (ELL), Multi-tiered System 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.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises 20-25 Full-time Equivalent (FTE) employees and/or contractors, e.g. Special Education Teachers, Lead Teachers, coordinators and other instructional and support staff. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems
AS A Manager, Special Programs, YOU WILL..
  • Develops, implements, and disseminates "best practices" for all special population programs including, Special Education, Advanced Learners (ALP), English Language Learners (ELL), Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) and 504 and policies and procedures in collaboration with school leadership;
  • Supports the school's administration and teachers in providing training on and implementation of special education program and services, ALP, ELL, MTSS, and 504;
  • Supports Academic Administrators in the implementation of Multi-tiered System of Support (MTSS) and 504 programs;
  • Creates and maintains appropriate contacts with district(s), intermediate units, 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;
  • Oversees the development of 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;
  • Oversees the development, compliance, maintenance, and implementation of all eligibility and reevaluation of the Individualized Education Plan (IEP);
  • Ensures 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;
  • 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 while connecting them to State wide/community resources;
  • Participates as Local Education Agency (LEA)/District Representative on IEP Team Meetings;
  • Works with the Test Coordinator to ensure that all students receive appropriate accommodations during State testing;
  • Works 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;
  • Ensures 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;
  • Collects data for internal studies of special education, ALP, ELL, MTSS and 504;
  • Attends conferences/workshops/trainings regarding students with disabilities and related special programs;
  • Works directly with parents and students (both regular and special education) where necessary.
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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.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Special Education (Education Administration preferred) AND
  • Three (3) years of professional experience in Special Education OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience 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

Certificates and Licenses: NC Special Education Certification

Desired Qualifications
  • Experience ensuring compliance under Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX)
  • Familiarity with schools or non-profits
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, etc.); Web proficiency.
  • Ability to travel as needs arise due to business needs
  • Ability to pass required background check
  • 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

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