Special Education Coordinator

Los Angeles, CA
Teaching: 19-20 School Year – Special Education
Full-Time 2019-2020 School Year
KIPP LA Schools is a non-profit organization that operates free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools serving students in Compton, South, Southeast, and East Los Angeles. KIPP LA’s mission is to teach the academic skills, foster the intellectual habits, and cultivate the character traits needed for our students to thrive in school, college, and life. Through the success of our students, KIPP LA's team and family will serve as a model of excellence and collaborate with others to raise the quality of education in Los Angeles.

KIPP LA currently operates 17 schools and serves approximately 7,200 students. Our team is expanding rapidly; over the next five years, we will more than double the number of students we serve.

The Special Education Coordinator will provide leadership and professional development to drive the special education program at assigned sites and within the regional special education team, and ensure compliance to established policies, procedures and/or regulations.

The Opportunity

    • Oversee and manage the special education program at their site, serving as the SpEd Administrator on-site
    • Case-manage all IEPs at assigned sites and be responsible for all IEP development, including IEP meeting coordination and facilitation.
    • Develop related goals and objectives and recommend policies, planning, and implementation by working with school staff to meet the needs of students with special needs.
    • Serve as a resource for information regarding special education services, programs and policies and ensure that procedures are appropriate in relation to policies required by region, district, state and federal regulatory requirements.
    • Analyze data, plan activities, monitor programs/services, respond to others and consult with teachers, administrators and KIPP regional staff.
    • Address other duties and processes required to maintain the region’s program of services and compliance for assigned school
    • Support general education teachers and administrators in implementation of appropriate strategies to meet the needs of students with IEPs
    • Support implementation of accommodations and modifications for students with IEPs in the general education classroom and during Special Education service time
    • Analyze assessment results to drive instruction and IEP development
    • Develop and assist with appropriate behavior management techniques for students with special needs
    • Coordinate progress report completion in accordance with district guidelines
    • With guidance from the school leader, helps lead the planning and goal setting for the department that they coach and ensures alignment with school-wide goals
    • Provides input into school-based strategic planning, and identifies what the school’s strategic plan means for their own leadership and people that he/she coaches and manages
    • Supports teachers in understanding process and roles in student support and intervention and develops systems and structures to ensure that limited time is spent on reactive student discipline
    • Acts as the first point of contact for student intervention and parent engagement and for any issues that rise to the Leadership Team
    • Supports a culture where excellence is paramount by holding self and others accountable for achieving it
    • Collaborate with School Leader on hiring diverse, highly-effective teachers and school staff
    • Train and directly manage Resource Specialist Program teachers and Special Education Assistants, as assigned
    • Evaluates or co-evaluates direct reports’ performance

The Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning required
    • Possession of a valid preliminary or clear Education Specialist (Mild/Moderate) credential with Autism Authorization required
    • 2 years of successful and demonstrated case management skills required
    • 3-5 years of successful, lead-teaching experience in Special Education required
    • Experience leading and managing teams required
    • Knowledge of LAUSD special education policy, computer-based IEP programs (Welligent) preferred

The Perks

    • Very competitive compensation package inclusive of a generous benefits package
    • 100% of healthcare premium costs covered by employer, dependents added at 50% of cost
    • Employer paid KIPP LA life insurance
    • 401(k) plan with up to 6% match by KIPP LA
    • Voluntary Benefits (Supplemental Life, Accident, Short Term Disability, Pet Insurance, etc.)
    • Generous time off program includes 22 holidays and sick leave
    • Other great benefits (Flexible spending account, EAP, tuition reimbursement for dependents, etc.)
**Note: If selected to move on in the process, you will be asked to complete a performance task that will be due 48 hours before your on-site interview. The task should take 45-60 minutes to complete.

KIPP LA Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation/gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

KIPP LA strives to ensure that our careers website is accessible to all, including individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process due to a disability, please contact us. You can find our contact information on our website, http://www.kippla.org/. Information will be sent to a talent acquisition representative who will provide assistance to ensure appropriate consideration in the hiring process.