Kansas City, MO School District

Assistant Director Exceptional Education - 01663 (Assistant Director Exceptional Education - 01663)

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TitleAssistant Director Exceptional Education - 01663
Posting IDAssistant Director Exceptional Education - 01663


Job Description 


Job Title:                     Assistant Director of Exceptional Education           

Job Title Code:             01663   

Salary Grade:              S664 $76,185.90-Budget Max

Department:                Exceptional Education

Reports To:                 Director of Exceptional Education

FLSA Status:              Exempt

Date Prepared:            January, 2017                        


PURPOSE OF JOB:  The job of Assistant Director of Special Services is done for the purpose/s of assisting in directing special education programs and services; providing information and serving as a resource to others; and achieving defined objectives by planning, evaluating, developing, implementing and maintaining services in compliance with established guidelines.



ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assists in monitoring budget allocations, expenditures, fund balances and related financial activities for the purpose of ensuring that allocations are accurate, revenues are recorded, expenses are within budget limits and/or fiscal practices are followed.
  • Assists in managing the special education department (e.g. ensures IDEA mandates, staff professional development, quality services, customer service, etc.) for the purpose of delivering services which conform to established guidelines.
  • Collaborates with human resources to perform personnel functions (e.g. recruitment, interviewing, hiring, evaluating, supervising, possible termination, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining adequate staffing, enhancing productivity of personnel and achieving objectives within budget.
  • Collaborates with internal and external personnel (e.g. other administrators, public agencies, community members, etc.) for the purpose of implementing and/or maintaining services and programs.
  • Compiles data from a wide variety of sources (e.g. staff, public agencies, etc.) for the purpose of analyzing issues, ensuring compliance with organization policies and procedures, and/or monitoring program components.
  • Coordinates program components, support needs and material for the purpose of delivering services which conform to established state and district guidelines.
  • Facilitates and/or participates in meetings (e.g. Board sessions, Principals' building meetings, IEPs, outside agencies, other districts, special education parent groups, etc.) for the purpose of identifying issues, developing recommendations, supporting other staff, and serving as a District representative.
  • Implements assigned programs and/or projects for the purpose of conforming to district and state curriculum and/or instructional objectives.
  • Observes teachers, students, process coordinators in the classroom environment for the purpose of ensuring quality services, program improvements, and professional development coaching.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.
  • Prepares a wide variety of often complex materials (e.g. plans, budgets, funding requests, reports, analyses, recommendations, procedures, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities and issues, meeting compliance requirements, providing audit references, making presentations, and/or providing supporting materials for requested actions.
  • Presents information (e.g. budget overviews, program overviews, best practices research, etc.) for the purpose of communicating information, gaining feedback and ensuring adherence to established internal controls.
  • Researches a variety of topics required to manage assignments (e.g. relevant policies, new federal and state statutes, staffing requirements, financial resources, etc.) for the purpose of developing new programs/services, ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements, securing general information and/or responding to requests.
  • Responds to issues involving staff, conflicts in policies and regulations, community concerns, parental requests that may result in some negative impact and/or liability if not appropriately addressed for the purpose of identifying the relevant issues and recommending a plan of action that will efficiently resolve the issue.







  • Missouri Certification in Administration




PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


This job requires that the employee be able to: sit, stand, walk, speak, hear, use hands, fingers, reach with hands and fingers; bend, stoop, lift objects of at least ten pounds.  Job requires the employee occasionally to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  Visual ability requires mono and color vision, close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. 



Length of work year:  12-month calendar




Shift TypeFull-Time
Salary Range$76,185.90 - Budget Max / Per Year
LocationVarious Locations- Exceptional Education

Applications Accepted

Start Date01/11/2021

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NameTitleHuman Resources