Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Plans and administers the Resource Center of the PNCR including but not limited to media center, library, newsletter, website and training materials.
- Monitors compliance with SED Special Education Center grant requirements.
- Develops and implements a marketing program to promote the PNCR to constituents within the designated service area.
- Demonstrates a working knowledge of special education and the full range of disabilities.
- Develops and implements a plan to establish and maintain a network of relationships with a diverse group of agencies and school districts to sustain and promote the efforts of the PNCR and support the rights of students and families.
- Remains current as advisor, consultant and trainer in the policies, practices and programs that enhance the lives of children and adults with disabilities.
- Develops training materials and workshops in accordance with NYSED guidelines
- Monitors and evaluates the effectiveness of workshops, training materials and other resources provided to parents throughout the PNCR.
- Directs development and dissemination of varied-media parent resources such as newsletters, research papers, Facebook page, website, videos and interactive web applications.
- Interprets provisions of state education codes, rules and regulations of New York State Education Department.
- Conducts or participates in workshops, committees, and conferences designed to promote intellectual, social, and physical welfare of students and families.
- Maintains current knowledge of state and federal regulations and procedures in Special Education advising families and professionals on implementation of state and federal regulations and procedures in special education.
- Reviews research into areas such as best educational and behavioral practices in schools.
- Provide leadership, oversight and support to program staff that comprise the Parent Training and Information Center serving a 13 County Area in Upstate New York.
- Prepares oral and written reports to the New York State Education Department, Wildwood Boards, leadership, community partners, and foundations
- Prepares and monitors the department budget in accordance with New York State Education Department contract and assures fiscal integrity among projects.
- Models cross-functional leadership.
- Participates as a member of the agency leadership team.
- Meets with leadership, academic and administrative personnel to disseminate information regarding program objectives and to ensure that program goals are met.
- Represents Wildwood Programs in presentations to foundations, individuals and other organizations interested in funding projects.
- Hires, develops and retains qualified, competent staff.
- This position may take on additional program oversight as appropriate
- Ensures sound human resource practices are adhered to.
- All supervisors, managers, and employees are all responsible for helping to create a workplace free of recognized hazards, and for acting safely.
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.
Master's degree (M. A.) or equivalent from a regionally accredited college or university; and eight years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience working with the NY State Education Department, and community agencies that support families who have children with disabilities. Experience working with families living in poverty.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from families, district staff, regulatory agencies, or members of the community. Ability to write presentations and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.
Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis.
Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems. Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, musical notes, etc.,) in its most difficult phases. Ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
To perform this job successfully, an individual should be proficient in the use of Microsoft office products.
Certificates and Licenses:
Supervises Special Education Resource Specialists and other professional and paraprofessional employees assigned to projects. Is the lead supervisor of the Parent Network in the designated geographical area. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
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.
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 frequently required to talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus.
Daily access to an automobile is required. A valid New York State Driver’s License and ability to drive and driving record acceptable for agency insurance coverage are required. Evening work required.
- Employee Events
- Employee Referral Program
- Flexible Schedules
- Flexible Spending Accounts
- Life Insurance
- Long Term Disability
- Maternity/Paternity Paid Leave
- Medical, Dental and Vision
- Merchandise Discounts