Job Description

Position Title: Coordinator for Special Education

Length of Work Yr: 12 months

Salary Range: Exempt Schedule Level E4 - $68,907 - $92,942 Placement based on degree and experience

Department: Educational Services

Reports To: Director for Student Services

Prepared By: Human Resources Date: 3/25/2019

Approved By: Governing Board Date:


The Coordinator for Student Services is responsible for special education programs, behavioral interventions and supports programs including equity, social and emotional learning services, health services, and other student services programs.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • At least three years successful teaching experience in special education, grades K-8
  • Master’s Degree in education; Special Education or Educational Leadership preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Evidence of knowledge of school law as related to students with special needs
  • Three years of successful administrative or related experiences preferred
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the educational, social and behavioral needs of students, adults, and the community
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals and groups, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with teachers, administrators and the community
  • Ability to supervise and evaluate personnel
  • Demonstrates effective human relations skills
  • Demonstrates effective leadership skills
  • Evidence of being a lifelong learner
  • Ability to work cooperatively with state, federal, and community agencies

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:   Other duties may be assigned.

Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Focuses all decisions on student success as the first consideration in alignment with District goals and curriculum standards
  • Assists in developing and supervising student services programs
  • Manages Child Find efforts for the District
  • Ensures District compliance with federal and state requirements for special education programming
  • Assists in developing and monitoring special education budgets to provide appropriate services for special needs students
  • Collaborates with the Director for Community Education to facilitate the development, implementation, and evaluation of the developmental preschool program
  • Serves as the District’s Section 504 Coordinator
  • Assists in managing the social and emotional programs for students
  • Assists with homebound/hospital-bound programming for eligible students
  • Serves as the advocate for unaccompanied youth related to McKinney-Vento Homeless requirements
  • Assists in supervising the maintenance, storage, transfer, and destruction of student records
  • Develops and maintains working relationships with other community agencies in support of district students
  • Provides or arranges for professional development as determined by the needs of students and staff
  • Participates in community, school, and district meetings and organizations as appropriate or assigned
  • Performs other job related duties as assigned


  • Speech Pathologists
  • Special Education Related Service Providers
  • Developmental preschool teachers
  • Secretarial/Clerical staff assigned


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write simple correspondence in English. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence in English. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to speak effectively with other employees and/or students in English. Ability to present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, other employees and/or students in English. Ability to speak and present effectively before vendors, administration and staff. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators, managers, employees, clients,  customers, and/or the general public. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to effectively present information to administrators, top management, public groups/community, and Governing Board.


Ability to apply simple understanding to carry out detailed but basic written and/or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a variety of concrete variables in standardized situations. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES:. Ability to work in a friendly manner and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the community. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and board policies.

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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.

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.


Arizona Administrative Certification (k-12)


Evaluated annually pursuant to District policy and administrative regulations/procedures.

Primary Location: Madison District Office

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Abby Wright
Title Director of Student Services
Phone 6026647900

Applications will be accepted beginning
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

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