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Special Education Coordinator, Senior Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75003
  • Pay Grade: P8
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Senior
  • Family: Academic Programs
  • Function: Academic Support


Special Ed Consultant, Senior provides professional development training and technical assistance related to implementing statewide and local education agencies specific goals, those efforts that result in increased academic achievement for students with disabilities.

Level Scope

Recognized subject matter expert who knows how to apply theory and put it into practice with in-depth understanding of the professional field with limited oversight from managers. Independently performs the full range of responsibilities within the function; requires deep job knowledge of areas typically obtained through higher education combined with experience. Manages large projects or processes and problems faced are difficult and often complex; analyzes problems/issues of diverse scope and determines solutions. May manage programs that include formulating strategies and administering policies, processes, and resources; functions with a high degree of autonomy. Influences others regarding policies, practices and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus 5 years experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and spoken language
  • Ability to plan, develop, and deliver in-person training to large groups of participants
  • Possess leadership and problem solving skills; coaching experience
  • Ability to research, interpret, and incorporate new and complex information into guidance
  • Ability to collaborate with district staff to provide consultative, instructional and evaluative support staff knowledge and student achievement
  • Ability to maintain accurate, complete records as required by law, district policy, and administrative request.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Special Education Coordinator, Senior must:

  • Assigns short-term and long-term tasks on a multitude of consulting projects, primarily facilitating organizational assessments and evaluations
  •  Plays a pivotal role in a wide range of work assignments that may include: data collection, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, survey administration, report design, report drafting, and preparation of various materials for client presentations
  • Contributes to the preparation and presentation of status reports program analysis and implementation for clients
  • Plans and monitors ongoing project tasks
  • Influences policy and other research, specific to state and federal education/special education requirements
  • Participates in production of materials required for work with clients, including agendas, analysis data and status reports for management and for clients

35% of Time the Special Education Coordinator, Senior

Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Special Education Coordinator, Senior

Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and requiring wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Special Education Coordinator, Senior

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbents must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are  contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.