Harrison: Student Services Coordinator - Anticipated

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Wonder Lake, IL
Aug 02, 2022
Aug 08, 2022
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Job Title: Student Services Coordinator

Department: Building Office

Reports To: Superintendent

Primary Purpose:

The Student Services Coordinator provides leadership, management and supervisory skills that promote learning for our students. The Coordinator leads others and supports the ideas and values that help develop each of our staff and students. Creating a learning environment that is integrated, reflective, supportive and attentive to data driven decision-making is paramount in this position. The Coordinator possesses a set of beliefs and skill set that guide the school in the day-to-day operation to ensure the safety, welfare and health of all staff, students and families. This position directs special services programs and services; provides information and serves as a resource to others; succeeds in defined objectives by planning, evaluating, developing, implementing and maintaining services in compliance with established rules and regulations.



Master's degree in educational administration

Illinois Type 75 or equivalent; Professional Educator License (PEL) showing Special Education certification

Special Knowledge/Skills:

Ability to lead special education process

Ability to evaluate instructional program and teaching effectiveness

Ability to manage budget and personnel

Ability to coordinate building functions

Ability to implement policy and procedures

Ability to interpret and analyze data

Strong organizational, communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills


Minimum of two years of experience as a building administrator or experience in special education leadership roles

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

Special Education Management

  • Certify that all IEP and 504 requirements are met, including placement, related services, goals and objectives, accommodations and modifications;

  • Contract for services that District 36 does not provide, including placement, itinerant services, transportation and specialized evaluations; serve as liaison to SEDOM;

  • Attend all domain reviews, eligibility reviews and IEP annual reviews for out-placed students to present District 36 placement and service options;

  • Report to the Board of Education on placement data;

  • Submit student and personnel data to fulfill state reporting requirements;

  • Complete and submit claims for private facility, excess cost and special education personnel reimbursement prior to August deadline dates;

  • Attend i-Star training sessions offered by the Illinois State Board of Education;

  • Preside over the MTSS team to discuss student needs and intervention options with students, staff and parents;

  • Provide professional development for staff for related services topics, and provide training for new staff members on Embrace (IEP management software).

  • Instructional Management
  • Strengthen connections between student information and program needs, curricular content, student learning targets and student placement resources;
  • Oversee all special education paraprofessionals to ensure inclusion and best practice;
  • Assume the duties of the Principal during his/her absence.

  • School or Organization Morale

  • Provide instructional resources and materials to support teaching staff in accomplishing instructional goals;

  • Share responsibility for supervising and coordinating various school functions, including the school's curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular programs;

  • Provide for two-way communication with superintendent, staff, students, parents, and community;

  • Communicate and promote expectations for high-level performance to staff and students. Recognize excellence and achievement;

  • Ensure the effective and quick resolution of

  • School or Organization Improvement

  • Build common vision for school improvement with staff. Direct planning activities and put programs in place with staff to ensure attainment of school's mission;

  • Identify, analyze, and apply research findings (e.g., professional learning community) to promote School Improvement;

  • Member of building leadership team;

  • Assist in the annual review of Crisis Plan and Emergency Plan;

  • Assist in the PreK screening process;

  • Serve with the Principal as a liaison between and among the school and the community, interpreting activities and policies of the District, encouraging participation and making recommendations for improvement.

  • Personnel Management

  • Interview, recommend and orient new staff;

  • Define expectations for staff performance with regard to instructional strategies, classroom management, and communication with the public;

  • Observe employee performance, record observations, and conduct evaluation conferences with staff as directed by state statute;

  • Make recommendations to superintendent on termination, suspension, or nonrenewal of employees;

  • Work with district-level planning and decision-making committees to plan professional development activities;

  • Confer with staff regarding their professional growth. Work with them to develop and accomplish improvement

  • Management of Fiscal, Administrative, and Facilities Functions

  • Comply with district policies, state and federal laws, and regulations affecting the schools;

  • Consult with superintendent regarding the budget based on documented program needs, estimated enrollment,

  • personnel, and other fiscal needs. Keep programs within budget limits. Maintain fiscal control;

  • Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required.

  • Student Management

  • Ensure that school rules are uniformly observed and that student discipline is appropriate and equitable in accordance with the student handbook in building principal's absence;

  • Conduct conferences about student and school issues with parents, students, and

  • Professional Growth and Development

  • Develop professional skills appropriate to job assignment;

  • Demonstrate professional, ethical, and responsible behavior. Serve as a role model for all staff.

  • School or Community Relations

    1. Articulate the school's mission to the community and solicit its support in realizing the mission;

    2. Demonstrate awareness of school and community needs and initiate activities to meet those needs;

  • Use appropriate and effective techniques to encourage community and parent involvement;

  • Other duties as

  • Supervisory Responsibilities:

    Supervise and evaluate the performance of staff assigned including teacher(s), certified staff members, paraprofessionals, and clerical support staff.

    Working Conditions:

    Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

    Maintain emotional control under stress. Occasional districtwide and statewide travel; prolonged and irregular hours.

    • Position Type:Full-time
    • Positions Available:1
    Job Categories :Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Administrator > Special Education Director
    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Julie Franklin
    • 6809 McCullom Lake Road
    • Wonder Lake,Illinois 60097
    • Phone: 815-653-2311
    • Email: click here