New Mexico, Academic Administrator Special Programs (NMDCA)
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The Academic Administrator-Special Programs develops and implements policies and procedures and oversees all matters related to special education for the school The role also assists the Head of School with developing and implementing more general academic policies and procedures and with school operations.
Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Develops, implements, and disseminates best practices for special education policies and procedures in collaboration with school leadership;
Supports the schools administration and teachers in providing training on and implementation of special education program and services 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 education programs;
Develops 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 cost of those services are reported correctly;
Oversees the development, compliance, maintenance, and implementation of all Review of Exiting Data (RED), Multidisciplinary Evaluation and Eligibility Group Summary (MEEGS), and Individualized Education Plans (IEP);
Ensures fiscal compliance for special programs including IDEA Part B funds and compliance with all school, local, state, and federal reporting related to special education,
Works with the Test Coordinator to ensure that all students receive appropriate accommodations during state testing;
Works with K12 enrollment team 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;
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 Works directly with parents and students (both regular and special education) where necessary. Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises 5-10 Full-time Equivalent (FTE) employees and/or contractors, e.g. Related Service Coordinator, School Psychologist, and Speech Therapist, 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
Other Duties & Responsibilities: The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities and/or duties required; other duties may be assigned.
Participates in the school's self-evaluation programs Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree AND
Three (3) years of special education teaching experience OR
New Mexico Administrator License Certificates and Licenses:
Special Education Teacher Certification AND
Early Childhood OR Elementary Education OR Middle or Secondary Education in Math OR Science OR Language Arts Teacher Certification
New Mexico Administrators License Other Required Qualifications:
Project management experience
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 to school office to review files, work with office staff, attend meetings, and the like if not office based.
Ability to travel up to 10% of the time within and between assigned geographic areas to support students; proctor assessments, provide and attend professional development meetings and participate in school activities, open houses, orientations, and face-to-face enrollment meetings
Willingness and ability to obtain additional licensing as required
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:
English as Second Language (ESL) certification and/or Reading or Math specialist endorsement
Three (3) years of special education administration experience Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This is an office-based position. The noise level in the office is usually moderate (computers, printers, light foot traffic). OR
This is a home-based position
Applicants must live in New Mexico or be willing to relocate. The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is at-will as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the at-will nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.
Stride, Inc.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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status age, or genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law.Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)