Special Education Coordinator

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Pupil Services


Special Education Coordinator

Position Purpose
Under the general supervision of the Special Education Director, to assist in the implementation and administration of the school district's pupil service programs and services in the areas of special education, psychology, guidance, and social work in conformance with district policies and state objectives, as well as applicable law. 

To serve in the capacity of the Special Education Directoer in his or her absence.

Essential Functions

  • Assists in developing and administering the school district's special services programs consistent with school district goals and objectives, as well as applicable law.
  • Assists in the assignment of special education, guidance, social work and school psychologist to ensure the most effective utilization and provision of special services and programs as requested.
  • Assists in the supervision of the PPT process, chairing PPT meetings or collaborating with administrators and teaching staff as needed.
  • Evaluates special education tests and plans to ensure that they are consistent with best practices and legal requirements.
  • Assists in the assignment of students into special education sections.
  • Assists in coordinating all school district gifted and talents programs.
  • Assists in school and system-wide curriculum development and staff development in areas of responsibility.
  • Assists in the preparation of the budget related to pupil services programs.
  • Reviews requisitions for special education curriculum materials, supplies and equipment and makes recommendations regarding approval.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the fields of special education, student assessment and school health programs; keeps other school district staff informed of developments in the field as well as changes in laws or regulations in areas of responsibility.
  • Assists in the supervision of employees in responsibility areas, including the recruitment, selection, training, professional development, observation and evaluation of staff under areas of responsibility; makes recommendations regarding goals and corrective action.
  • Coordinates and attends meetings with district staff and parents, serves on committees, and conducts professional development as needed to fulfill responsibilities.
Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Superintendent.
                Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Use standard office equipment such as personal computers, printer, copier and fax machines, and telephone.

Travel Requirements
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Work in standard office and school building environments.
                Note:    Also see the Summary of Physical, Sensory and Environmental Requirements Needed to Perform Essential Functions for this position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy, as well as differentiates instruction based upon student learning styles and behavioral management methods.
  • Knowledge of best practices in administration, program evaluation and staff supervision.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of principles in psychology, social work and guidance.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding special education, students, and staff, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, IDEA, and FERPA.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to develop and implement projects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • Ability to organize multiple tasks and conflicting time constraints.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to leadership, performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Qualifications Profile
  • IL Administrators License required
  • IL teacher evaluator certification required.
  • Teaching License in special education preferred.
  • Teaching Certification or license in psychology, social work or guidance considered.
  • Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation.
  • Bachelor's and Masters Degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in School Administration or other related educational discipline.


  • Successful special education teaching experience, preferably in more than one grade level.
  • Experience in guidance, psychology, health, and/or social work accepted.
  • Successful administrative experience in special education preferred.

FLSA Status:       Exempt

Posted By

IVC District No. 321

1300 West Sycamore Street , Chillicothe, IL 61523

At the following locations

IVC School District

1300 West Sycamore Street , Chillicothe, IL 61523

Compare with State

Amount per Student


State Average: $13,341

% ELL Students


State Average: 10%

Student Teacher Ratio


State Average: 15.71

% IEP Students


State Average: 15%



State Average: 246