Director of Special EducaionPender County Schools
Pender County Schools
Job Goal: To direct, monitor and supervise programs, personnel and services for students in the Pender County Schools system with special needs and in compliance with federal, state and local regulations
1. Master’s degree in Education, N.C. Exceptional Child Program
Administrator Certificate or equivalent combination of education
2. Other qualifications as the superintendent and board may find appropriate.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Follow all rules, policies and procedures of Pender County Schools, along
with state and federal regulations pertaining to special education.
2. Plan, develop and implement a comprehensive program for students with
disabilities, which assess needs of students. Establish objectives and
priorities, delegate responsibilities to staff, develop strategies to achieve
objectives and evaluate programs.
3. Provide direction, consultation and supervision to program supervisors;
consult with centrally based staff and school based staff on individual cases
and on interpretation of federal, state and local policies and procedures.
4. Develop and implement standards, policies and procedures related to
exceptional child services; develop services; develop short and long range
goals; monitor the progress of various services; make recommendations for
5. Work in conjunction with the State Department of Public Instruction, the
Office for Civil Rights and other agencies to meet the needs of students;
prepare and monitor contracts with individuals and agencies for special
services not available through the school system; ensure compliance of
programs with federal, state and local regulations.
6. Coordinate with local agencies, parents and school personnel to resolve
problems and secure needed resources and services.
7. Facilitate the development of systems, policies, and procedures to
streamline operational functions and minimize duplication of efforts and
redundancies within the school/department offices.
8. Prepare budget for the special education programs; coordinate with other
departments or agencies to ensure maximum services; monitor
expenditures of approved budget.
9. Supervise and conduct personnel administration duties for direct report
subordinates, including hiring and firing, evaluating, assigning special duties,
monitoring attendance and travel reports, and granting leave.
10. Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested by the Chief
Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:
1. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to communicate
well with school personnel, employees, and central office staff.
2. Ability to provide leadership and to supervise the planning, development and establishment of
new, modified or improved special education programs, services and activities.
3. Demonstrate functional knowledge of computers and all aspects of the Microsoft Office
Professional software programs.
4.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work
5. Comply with confidentiality requirements in local, state and federal policies and statutes.
6. Physical ability (able to exert up to 20 pounds of force occasionally) and dexterity to perform the
duties and responsibilities of the job.