Agency – Serves as a liaison between ASDB, public school districts, and local community organizations through regular interactions with local district administrators. Develops and monitors instructional budget, including but not limited to: state appropriation; federal funds; and competitive grants and makes the most efficient utilization of resources available in providing the maximum instructional benefit to all students. Develops regulations, procedures, and plans which reflect ASDB policy and provide maximum efficiency to support the educational program for students who are Deaf, Blind, and/or Deaf-Blind. Serves as a member of the Superintendent’s administrative team. In the absence of the Superintendent, or at the direction of the Superintendent or the Board of Directors, fulfills the duties of the Superintendent.
Leadership – Provides leadership in developing, evaluating and implementing educational and instructional services in compliance with established local, state, and federal guidelines. Maintains open lines of communication and collaborative relationships with staff, parents. and community. Responds to all correspondence in a timely manner and prepares and disseminates reports required by the Superintendent. Interprets, implements, and enforces agency policy and administrative regulations. Personal conduct at all times in an ethical manner, with high integrity and transparency.
Personnel – Participates with the Human Resources Administration in the selection of quality instructional faculty. Hires, schedules, trains, disciplines, and evaluates staff. Maintains formal evaluation procedures. Promotes and participates in teacher learning and development. Supervises in compliance with agency policies all staff for which responsibility is held. Student Achievement – Responsible for all academic instruction and student progress, and meeting state academic standards. Evaluates curricula, teaching methods, and programs to determine their effectiveness and efficiency. Provides assistance of the Principals and Regional Directors as primary evaluators to link evaluation with continuous improvement to instruction and outcomes. Works with Principals, Directors and Coordinators to develop plans for assessing and monitoring the progress of students. Establishes goals and expectations for teaching and learning. Maintains a learning environment that encourages an appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity. Keeps abreast of current research and considers the implementation of innovative strategies and programs which benefit students who are Deaf, Blind and Deaf-Blind.
Other Duties – Position involves consistent travel and regular overnight stays will occur and will be responsible for some or all of the listed duties and/or additional duties that occur from time to time.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Remains informed of changes and development in the profession by attending seminars, training, and conferences.
Extensive experience in teaching, curriculum development, school administration, and project management.
Demonstrated experience in creating, organizing, and supervising instructional programs.
Knowledge and experience in Deaf and/or Blind education.
Advanced American Sign Language (ASL) skills.
Understanding of biculturalism and the Deaf, Blind, and Deaf-Blind communities.
Understanding of Braille concepts.
Must be able to pass FBI and State background check or Fingerprint Clearance Card as position requires by policy or Statute
Defensive Driver Training Program to be completed by all agency personnel that drive on State business
Master’s Degree in Education with significant academic preparation in curriculum and instruction. Master’s in Deaf Education and/or Blind Education strongly preferred.
Appropriate Arizona administrative certification.
Policies, procedures, and programs of the immediate work unit
Principles and practices of administration and management
Agency or program rules, regulations, and operating procedures
Agency policies and procedures, using principles and practices of administration and management.
Agency and education programs’ rules, regulations, and operating procedures.
Standards- and research-based instruction.
State and federal laws, regulations, and legislation that impacts ASDB and students who are Deaf and/or Blind.
Principles, practices and current education trends in school administration.
Principles, practices and current education trends in the education of students who are Deaf, Blind and/or Deaf-Blind, as well as those with other disabilities and/or from different backgrounds.
Arizona Department of Education rules and regulations governing certification requirements.
Arizona Department of Education plans and procedures for schools.
Budget planning and management.
DEMONSTRATED SKILL/ABILITY TO:
Demonstrates excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Articulates a clear vision and a common purpose in education and support to students who are Deaf and/or Blind.
Articulates, defines, and implements the goals of the agency’s strategic plan.
Addresses, de-escalates, and resolves interpersonal conflicts.
Monitors and assesses performance.
Identifies professional development needs, plans and offers in-house in-services and external training opportunities, as appropriate.
Uses data from performance measures and other sources to make informed decisions.
Instruction and training methods to include Essential Elements of Instruction, and Teacher Evaluation.
Plans, organizes, and manages time efficiently.
Analyzes administrative problems, develops courses of action, and follows through on implementation.
Models integrity and transparency.
Produces clear and concise reports.
Operates standard office equipment including a variety of software applications.