Coordinator, Services for Exceptional Children AU/ID

Category:  District Leadership
Job Function:  Executive
Department:  Exceptional Children - Autism/ID


Provides leadership and coordination for planning, implementation, and assessment of the Special Education Department; Ensures compliance with all State and Federal Laws, State Department of Education Rules and Regulations, and Fulton County Board of Education Policies where applicable

Essential Duties

  • Coordinates all instructional aspects of curriculum/instruction for students with disabilities at the school level according to Federal, State, and local Board regulations and established policies
  • Coordinates school program operations such as textbook adoptions and Community-Based Instruction
  • Participates in the supervision of curriculum and instruction for students with disabilities to ensure Federal, State, and local Board of Education standards are being met
  • Makes recommendations for and participates in the Departments budget process
  • Coordinates with the local school and central administrative teams to assure that local school personnel maintain accurate student records to ensure compliance with Federal, State, and Board of Education policies
  • Promotes communication and professional growth through local school visits, in-service meetings, and professional learning opportunities
  • Assists in organizing and conducting training and professional learning for teachers, staff, instructional support teachers, and administrators as determined by need
  • Participates with administrative teams to develop and implement the strategic plan including identifying appropriate initiatives, setting benchmarks, and data collection
  • Works with instructional support teachers, special education teachers, and administrators to determine needs of students with disabilities to implement the goals/objectives of students’ IEPs
  • Assists in conducting program evaluation in schools and in making recommendations for program improvement
  • Assists in the coordination of mediations, early resolution sessions, and hearings
  • Communicates information to local school personnel in a timely, professional, and productive manner
  • Supports/models effective communication with schools, other departments, and agencies to provide for effective services for students with disabilities
  • Works with Human Resources to assist schools in personnel allocation and in hiring appropriate personnel
  • Represents the Department on committees as assigned by the Executive Director
  • Completes Federal, State, Local reports as assigned by the Executive Director in an accurate and timely manner
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator

Required Education

Master’s Degree in One or more areas of disability


Must hold or be eligible for Georgia Teaching Certification in applicable subject area
Leadership Certification strongly preferred

Experience Qualifications

Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience and 3 additional years of experience as a classroom teacher required, preferably in Special Education; Experience in the administration of budgets preferred


  • Knowledge of the policies and regulations of the Fulton County Board of Education, as well as, State and Federal rules and regulations related to Special Education
  • Ability to supervise and work effectively with departmental personnel
  • Good decision-making and problem solving skills
  • Ability to develop implement, monitor, and evaluate program goals and initiatives
  • Working knowledge of standards-based instruction and assessment
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills

Working Conditions

  • Normal office environment

Physical Demands

  • Routine physical activity associated with normal office environment
Posting ID:  28423

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