053686 - The Associate Director of TAESE (Technical Assistance Division of the Center for Persons with Disabilities) is responsible for ensuring efficient and effective coordination of TAESE projects. The AD will work very closely with the TAESE Director regarding management and leadership issues with the Center. The AD provides a leadership role in determining and overseeing initiatives designed to improve and expand services provided by the Division. In addition, the AD serves as a programmatic and administrative liaison between the CPD and TAESE. This is not a teaching position.
Responsibilities I. Provide TAESE Management and Leadership
a. Assist the TAESE Director to develop and implement TAESE/CPD initiatives and contracts.
b. Provide periodic updates and communicate with the TAESE director.
c. Oversee TAESE conference and event planning and implementation activities.
d. Oversee technology and information systems infrastructure (including operation and maintenance) for all TAESE projects/programs.
e. Be the point of contact for the dispute resolution consortium and state conferences.
f. Collaborate and partner with relevant centers, programs, States, and individuals.
g. Provide guidance and oversee work and activities of TAESE contractors.
h. Follow all USU policies and procedures regarding fiscal and program management.
i. Market and promote services and programs offered through TAESE.
j. Attend relevant meetings and conferences relating to TAESE activities and programs.
k. Participate and represent TAESE at appropriate SEA/CPD/USU meetings.
l. Identify areas for self-improvement and develop professional development strategies to continuously update and maintain high levels of expertise needed to accomplish job requirements.
II. Provide effective and efficient technical assistance as specified in TAESE contracts
a. Maintain a working knowledge of policies, procedures, practices and challenges related to IDEA accountability for specific states
b. Maintain current knowledge of IDEA, ESEA, FERPA, SPP/APR, and ADA/504.
c. Use technology and group facilitation strategies effectively
d. Coordinate and implement TA to assist in meeting state identified needs and desired outcomes, including providing state-specific TA for individual states as well as facilitating multi-state activities where needs and outcomes overlap across states
e. Be familiar with the latest academic and behavioral resource based strategies.
f. As needed, provide technical assistance to client States, schools, districts, and schools.
g. Provide support and guidance to program specialists in relation to technical assistance activities.
Minimum Qualifications 1. Earned doctorate or master's degree in special education or a related field.
2. Strong Leadership and management skills
3. Demonstrated ability to work with others in a positive manner.
4. Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work independently or as part of a team.
5. Working knowledge and experience with technology and computers as they relate to special education.
6. Evidence of professional writing ability and excellent verbal communication skills.
7. Proficient in written and verbal English communication.
8. Position requires extensive travel.
9. Associate Director will work out of the TAESE Logan, UT office
Preferred Qualifications 1. Strong interpersonal and communication skills
2. Working knowledge and experience in implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and other special education laws.
3. Experience in working with fiscal issues and contracts.
4. . Experience working with or for State/local education agencies
More info at www.cpdusu.org/TAESE