Scholar Services, Senior Specialist

Success Academy Charter Schools
New York City, NY
Closing date
Dec 12, 2023

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Student & Scholar Services
Position Type
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University
  • End to end management of the Special Education referral process, including:
  • Analyzing student data to identify students who need academic interventions and/or specialized services
  • Collecting and editing evaluations and reports that are part of a scholar’s special education record
  • Using data to build compelling argument that details the need for additional Special Education support
  • Presenting strong case advocating for Special Education support to external stakeholders
  • Building strong relationships with families and investing them in the Special Education process
  • Tightly managing the referral process to keep all stakeholders aware of key actions and deadlines and ensure scholars obtain Special Education services with urgency
  • End-to-end management of Special Education compliance, including
  • Maintaining clean Special Education records for all scholars utilizing internal data management systems
  • Collecting and editing reports that are part of a scholar’s special education record
  • Ensuring all students with Special Education services are in compliance with their mandated services and accommodations
  • Collaborating with school leadership and teaching staff to create strong systems that track student progress
  • Moving quickly to make changes to scholars’ Special Education programs when they demonstrate a need for different support
  • Developing meaningful relationships with students & families to drive students’ success
  • Management against the Special Education Performance Evaluation Criteria and network Special Education priorities
  • 2-3 years of experience, B.A. in Education, Political Science, Business, Sales, Marketing, or Management preferred
  • Capable of collaborating with a broad base of constituents at all levels, including senior organizational leadership
  • Serve as an advocate for the scholar, able to analyze academic performance to build compelling cases to secure proper services
  • Present scholars’ needs in a concise manner and gain buy in from key stakeholders
  • Strong strategic thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills, flexible and able to pivot as necessary to support school and scholar priorities
  • Skills to perform complex, action driven data analysis and fluency in MS Excel, and Google Workspace (Google Sheets, Google Docs, etc.)
  • Able to independently and successfully manage projects with minimal oversight
  • A strong work ethic and ability to problem-solve independently
  • Able to mentor and grow existing Special Education staff
  • Open and able to implement feedback quickly

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