Special Education Coordinator, Senior

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Work type: Non-Classified/Professional
Location: Boise, ID, Remote
Categories: Academic Programs, Education and Training, Remote, College of Education, Senior-Level

About Us:

Boise State University is located along the banks of the Boise River and a short stroll from the state capitol. We are committed to an innovative, transformative, and equitable educational environment that supports student success, and advances Idaho and the world.

Boise State is building an inclusive community of faculty and staff whose unique skills, cultural contributions, work history, and perspectives create a rich and rewarding academic experience for our students. Applications from individuals of all backgrounds and identities are welcomed.

Learn more about Boise State and living in Idaho’s Treasure Valley at https://www.boisestate.edu/about/

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Special Education Coordinator, Senior provides professional development training and technical assistance related to implementing statewide and local education agencies’ specific goals, prioritizing those efforts that result in increased academic achievement for students with disabilities.

This position may have the opportunity to work remotely where all work is performed from an alternate work location within the state of Idaho.

Department Overview:

The Center for School and Community Partnerships at Boise State University has a robust project portfolio, with more than a dozen projects, 28 staff, and 8 affiliated faculty. Annually, we administer more than $6 million in projects, and our work serves hundreds of Idaho schools and thousands of educators and students. Our work is grounded in a strong commitment to service, and community-engaged partnerships that support the work of public education systems. Applicants will join a team of professionals with a variety of expertise in instruction, student support services, school leadership, STEM education, special education, school nutrition, program evaluation, and other topics.

Level Scope:

Recognized subject matter expert who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field with limited oversight from managers. Independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; requires deep job knowledge of area typically obtained through higher education combined with experience. Manages large projects or processes and problems faced are difficult and often complex; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy. Influences others regarding policies, practices and procedures.

Essential Functions:

● Assigns short-term and long-term tasks on a multitude of consulting projects, primarily facilitating organizational assessments and evaluations.
● Must be able to travel statewide throughout the year.
● Plays a pivotal role in a wide range of work assignments that may include: data collection, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, survey administration, report design, report drafting, and preparation of various materials for client presentations.
● Contributes to the preparation and presentation of status reports program analysis and implementation for clients.
● Plans and monitors ongoing project tasks.
● Influences policy and other research, specific to state and federal education/special education requirements.
● Participates in production of materials required for work with clients, including agendas, analysis data and status reports for management and for clients.
● Participates in or leads team-based projects to create and deliver quality guidance and professional development to statewide education partners.
● Provide support and training to schools as they develop and implement Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) including Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
● Create modules, guidance documents, and other training materials to support district staff including special education teachers, related service providers, and paraprofessionals in the special education process.
● Provide direct distance-based and on-site consultation to school-based teams on behavioral and/or instructional supports for students with disabilities.
● Provide direct and indirect coaching to special education directors, special education teachers, and staff to improve practices related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
● Support statewide monitoring efforts and provide technical assistance and training to districts to achieve compliance and measurable results including improved outcomes for students with disabilities.
● Perform other duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

● Ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken language
● Ability to plan, develop, and deliver in-person training to large groups of participants
● Possess leadership and problem solving skills; coaching experience
● Ability to research, interpret, and incorporate new and complex information into guidance
● Ability to collaborate with district staff to provide consultative, instructional and evaluative support to increase staff knowledge and student achievement
● Ability to maintain accurate, complete records as required by law, district policy, and administrative request.
● Strong combination of technical and instructional knowledge, presentation skills, personal and organizational management skills, presentation skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and leadership to navigate complex problems in the course of daily responsibilities.
● Understand the program goals and objectives, be able to work with a variety of staff, and take directives from Idaho SESTA Leadership in consultation with the State Special Education Director.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus 5 years experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

● Master’s Degree in Special Education or a related field.
● Certification as an Exceptional Child Generalist, Early Childhood Special Education, Special Education Director, Pupil Services Staff, or BCBA/BCaBA.
● Experience with foundational principles of tiered academic and behavior intervention (RTI/MTSS/PBIS) frameworks and positive behavioral approaches in natural settings.
● Three or more years working in schools and with school teams.
● Experience with program evaluation, instructional or behavioral coaching, and/or providing in-service training and technical assistance to teams.
● Experience with assessment, analysis, and intervention planning for students with challenging or at-risk behavioral history (ABA, FBA, and behavior intervention planning).
● Knowledge of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Idaho special education process for children ages 3-21.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary of $64,771.20 - $78,603.20; commensurate with experience. Boise State University is committed to offering a benefits package that provides health and financial protection plans as well as resources to promote health and well-being. Our program provides flexibility so you can choose the benefits that are right for you and your family. Learn more about our benefit options at https://www.boisestate.edu/hrs/benefits/.

Required Application Materials:

Cover Letter and Resume.



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