Assistant Director of Special Education

Job Description


Classification:                         Administration

Division/Department:             Special Education

Job Category:                          Administrator


Title:                                       Assistant Director Special Education


Qualifications:                        *Certification in one or more areas of exceptionality

                                                Endorsement as Supervisor--Supervisor--Special Education or Director of Special Education or new Program Leadership in Special Education or District Leadership.

                                                Building leadership or Building Administrator

                                                *Strong interpersonal and communication skills

                                                *Masters Degree

                                                *Knowledge of current trends in education

                                                *Familiarity with regulations governing special education


Reports To:                             Director of Special Education



            To perform designated administrative and supervisory duties to insure effective support and operation of special education services in LCNCK.



  1. Be to work on time.
  2. Regular attendance essential function of your job.


The assistant shall have responsibility for supervision as follows:

  1. Supervise the special education paraprofessionals.
  2. Supervise the SIT process.
  3. Supervise the end of year completion for clinical files and reports to meet state compliance.
  4. Assist in the evaluation of special education programs and staff.
  5. Act as liaison between district administers and building teams in the SIT process.

A.  Coordinate Staff Development

  1. Plan and coordinate staff development activities designed to encourage collaboration between general and special educators in pre assessment.
  2. Orient new staff regarding the philosophy, goal’s, priorities, and programming procedures for special education, and each employee’s responsibility within the district.
  3. Works with building principals, general, and special education staff members to ensure that student improvement teams are operational in each building.
  4. Develop and maintain a knowledge base of regular education assessment, curriculum, and instruction, and anticipate their potential impact on special education.

B.  Monitoring Compliance

  1. Responsible for the implantation of program compliance with Federal and State rules and regulations.
  2. Maintain adequate records for completing required reports for all state and federal agencies.
  3. Keep informed of all legal requirements governing special education.
  4. Provide appropriate guidelines, consultation, and coordinative support to facilitate the IEP process district wide.
  5. Attend IEP meetings as necessary for resolving conflicts, insuring consistency of student placement, observation of staff performance, and general process oversight.

C.  Coordinate activities of selected departments

1.     Resolve and manage conflict, and reacts quickly and positively to suggestions and criticisms from other departments within the educational organization.

2.     Develop and maintain strong professional relationships with regular education administrators and teachers.

D.  Assist in communication and integration between regular and special education

1.     Assist the director in maintaining and improving communication with community agencies such as:

a.     Social Rehabilitation Services

b.     Court Services

c.     Mental Health Agencies

2.     Assist with the monitoring of special and general education classes that serve children with special instructional needs.

3.     Assist general and special education teachers in locating instructional materials and equipment to meet the unique needs of each student.

4.     Work with special and general education teachers jointly and individually to program for students based upon their unique instructional and behavioral needs.

5.     Encourage the participation of students with disabilities in all school programs and activities.

E.  Provide parent support

1.     Serve as an advocate for parents and students to assure that special programming is provided for each child in the least restrictive environment.

2.     Provide support to parents of students with disabilities as needed.

F.  Other duties as assigned.


Term of Employment:            July 1 –June 30th


Salary Range:                         Commensurate with qualifications and experience


Evaluation Frequency:            Job performance will be evaluated a minimum of 1 time per year.





                                                      An Equal Employment/Educational Opportunity Agency

The LCNCK does not discriminate on the basis of sex, or employment in, its programs or activities.  Any requests for accommodations or questions regarding LCNCK compliance with Title VI, Title IX, ADA, or Section 504 may be directed to the Coordinator, who is the Director of the Cooperative.  The Director can be reached at 785-243-3294.  The Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, is also available.

Concordia USD 333

Concordia USD 333

Job Start Date: August-1-2019
Applications Due By: March-1-2019

Job Contact Information

Alicia Fraley - - 785-243-3518

Employer Information

Concordia USD 333


Concordia Public Schools, located in North Central Kansas, provide services for more than 1,100 students in Preschool through the 12th grade . Grade configuration includes:  Concordia Elementary School - Grades Pre-K-4; Concordia Middle School- Grades 5-6 and Concordia Jr./Sr. High School-Grades 7-12. USD 333 is also the host district for the Learning Cooperative of North Central Kansas, which provides special education services for area school districts. Services include high quality educational opportunities, as well as a wide variety of extra curricular offerings. The schools offer more than 30 clubs, organizations and sports for student participation, and has produced 31 National Merit Finalists.

USD 333 is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that ensures engaged learning, effective teaching, and trusting relationshipsso that all members of the school community reach their highest level of academic achievement.

The district is an equal opportunity employer and shall not discriminate in its employment practices and policies with respect to hiring, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment because of an individual’s race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin.

           Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to Superintendent, 217 W 7th St, Concordia, KS 66901-2803, (785) 243-3518 or to:

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission OR   Kansas Human Rights Commission

400 State Ave., 9th Floor                                     900 SW Jackson, Suite 568-S      

Kansas City, KS 66101                                        Topeka, KS 66612-1258





Employer Address: 217 West 7th Street Concordia, Kansas

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