Assistant Director - Urban Development

Assistant Director - Urban Development

School District / Company: Ohio Department of Education

Phone: (614) 466-3763

Email Address:

Street Address : 25 S Front Street
City : Columbus
State : Ohio
Zip Code : 43215

Position Title: Assistant Director - Urban Support

Number of Openings: 1

Position Type: Management

Start Date:
MM : 05
DD : 02
YYYY : 2018

Duties: The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) is looking for a strong and dynamic leader that is able to communicate and collaborate with a variety of stakeholders internally and externally. Join ODE in meeting the unique needs of urban schools and districts as an assistant director for the Office for Exceptional Children (OEC). Create and supervise a team of specialized experts who are shifting the focus in special education programs from compliance to results in academic success for students with disabilities.

Major Responsibilities & Duties:

• Builds the urban support team and structure to implement and manage focused support and technical assistance activities in Ohio’s urban districts as part of an overall system of general supervision;
• Assigns staff to represent the urban support team in cross section work groups and coordinates/monitors the teams and work scope of specific projects (e.g., Ohio’s State Systemic Improvement Plan, OEC strategic plan);
• Oversees the development of tools and resources designed to improve services and outcomes for students with disabilities in urban settings;
• Connects networks of urban support tools and resources to benchmark best practices;
• Coordinates with other offices at ODE in the monitoring, support and technical assistance provided to urban school districts;
• Coordinates with regional state support team directors and urban district administrative teams to facilitate support and technical assistance;
• Formulates and makes recommendations to the Director and other administrative team members of OEC regarding legislation and policy development pertaining to special education;
• Facilitates the analysis and use of data to inform policy, services, monitoring processes, and areas of focus in urban school districts;
• Supervises and approves written correspondence between the Urban Monitoring and Services section and other entities (e.g., urban districts and other agencies);
• Formulates and delivers presentations;
• Collaborates with office staff to ensure the alignment of office goals with the overall mission and goals of the Center, Division and Department;
• Collaborates with personnel in other centers and divisions to integrate the planning and implementation of state education policies and programs;
• Collaborates with personnel in other state agencies, parent and professional organizations, and other associations to improve results for children and youth with disabilities and other at-risk learners;
• Represents ODE at stakeholder meetings, state advisory council meetings and project-related workgroups.

Experience Required: Minimum Qualifications:
• Completion of master’s degree or higher in one of the following areas Education (e.g., special education, educational administration/leadership); School Psychology; Psychology; Social Work; Speech and Language Pathology; Juris Doctorate with specific practice in the area of federal and state laws for implementing special education
• 5 years of administrative experience in an urban setting to include responsibility for the supervision, coordination of and management of personnel and educational services

Preferred Qualifications:
• Ability to build, structure and lead a high-performing team
• Ability to coach for continuous growth of a team
• Experience with development of policies and procedures related to IDEA and Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities (e.g., writing and implementing special education procedures and required documents)
• Design and implementation of specially designed instruction and progress monitoring for students with disabilities
• Leadership and direct involvement in the design, development and implementation of urban school improvement processes with a focus/representation of the subgroup of students with disabilities (e.g., analyzing data, project management, improvement planning, progress monitoring)
• Experience providing support to parents of children with disabilities
• Implementation of innovative practice in an urban setting
• Strong organizational skills with demonstrated ability to manage multiple complex roles and responsibilities
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and team-building skills
• Systems thinker with creativity and strong problem-solving skills

Wage or Salary: - Compensation is negotiable; depends on candidates experience and qualifications; salary range for this position is $61,380.80 - $90,313.60.

Approximate Work Hours or Days: M-F 8:00am to 5:00pm, subject to agency flexible scheduling policy

How to Apply: To view and/or apply for this position, please visit and search using the keyword “Education”.

Posting End Date:
MM : 05
DD : 13
YYYY : 2018