Career Opportunity

Alternate Assessment Coordinator (Principal Consultant #568)
568
Springfield Office
IFSOE
Assessment & Accountability
Lane 4 – Minimum Salary $3,946
Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Open Until Filled

​This position is responsible for the development, implementation, and support of assessment and accountability programs and procedures that impact the services to students who have or are suspected of having a disability; acts as a communication link between various divisions and outside entities; provides programmatic consultation and assists in the division’s overall activities related to the support and improvement of educational resources and programs.  This position reports to the Director.

  • Provides technical assistance to program staff and consortium partners to ensure consistency in the interpretation and application of federal and state requirements for special education services as related to student assessment and accountability.
  • Serves as the agency representative and provides technical assistance regarding the collection and reporting of assessment and accountability data.
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of assessments addressing the state standards.
  • Assists in the accomplishment of the division's functions including conducting and providing technical assistance to educators, administrators, parent organizations, other agencies and the community on agency and division initiatives, projects and requirements.
  • Participates in the development, ongoing review/revision, and presentation of publications, documents, presentations, and other materials that are required to carry out the division's activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Master's Degree in Special Education, Education, Educational Administration, Pupil Personnel Services (School Counselor, School Psychologist, School Social Worker), or a Bachelor's Degree in one of these areas plus three years of relevant professional experience.  (COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS REQUIRED AT TIME OF APPLICATION)
  • Three years of experience (in addition to education requirements) providing special education to students with disabilities in elementary and/or secondary schools.
  • Working knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations regarding students with disabilities.
  • Knowledge of methods, practices and procedures for serving students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment.
  • Ability to communicate clearly verbally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of current issues and best practices in the field of special education.
  • Teaching and/or administrative certificate.
  • General experience working with students from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Experience in a variety of educational settings.
  • Knowledge of large scale assessments.
  • Knowledge of methods, practices and procedures for serving students with disabilities from diverse social and cultural backgrounds.
  • Second language proficiency.