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WVDE VACANCIES

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WV Department of Education.
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Title of Vacancy
Coordinator, Low Incidence Disabilities, Charleston, WV

Administrative Unit
Division of Teaching and Learning, Office of Special Education

Expectations
1. The staff member works effectively as a member of a collaborative interdisciplinary educational team within the Division of Teaching and Learning. 
2. The staff member understands the design, implementation and evaluation of professional learning for successful implementation of any West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) initiative. 
3. The staff member demonstrates expertise in instructional design for student and adult learners that include the rigorous, relevant and standards-based instruction, curriculum and assessment necessary for student success in the 21st century classroom. 
4. The staff member demonstrates self-control and exhibits an attitude of mutual respect and tolerance. 
5. The staff member is ethical and demonstrates good work habits, such as punctuality and attendance. 
6. The staff member demonstrates self-direction and the ability to use software applications for personal productivity and collaboration. 
7. The staff member demonstrates broad-based knowledge of professional learning, curriculum, instruction and instructional technology. 
8. The staff member must be willing to travel. 
9. The staff member demonstrates the ability to schedule, organize and perform various assignments while working collaboratively with multiple groups across the state. 
10. The staff must demonstrate the ability to retrieve and analyze data from various sources. 

Duties and Responsibilities
The coordinator will provide leadership in the areas of low incidence disabilities (i.e., deaf-blindness, deafness, blindness, and visual impairments) for special education directors, WVDE, Regional Education Service Agencies (RESAs) and special education teachers. The coordinator will: 
 
1. Develop, interpret, and support a philosophical framework for serving students with low incidence disabilities in West Virginia. 
2. Serve as project director of the West Virginia Deaf-Blind project. 
3. Provide leadership in instructional best practices for students with low incidence disabilities. 
4. Assist in implementation of a comprehensive system of personnel development for individuals serving students with low incidence disabilities. 
5. Recommend interpretations of policies and procedures as related to students with low incidence disabilities. 
6. Work collaboratively with offices within the WVDE to ensure a consistent message and approach to teaching and learning initiatives in areas of low incidence disabilities. 
7. Prepare federal grant for deaf-blind project and write other grants for funding special education projects. 
8. Office liaison to the Office of Assessment. 
9. Represent WVDE Office of Special Education on the WV Commission for the Deaf, WV Federation for the Blind, WV Assistive Technology Systems (WVATS), and CCSSO Alternate Assessment. 
 
EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP: 
Department of Education staff are employed upon recommendation of the State Superintendent of Schools and are state employees. No representative or employee of the state is authorized to enter into any employment contract or other agreement. Department staff work under the direction of the State Superintendent of Schools for the general supervision of the free schools in the state and implementing the policies of the board and other necessary tasks as determined by the State Superintendent of Schools or his/her designee. Each employee is “at-will” and subject to termination by the State Superintendent of Schools at any time, with or without notice, cause or compensation. 
 
The employment relationship between the State Superintendent of Schools and the employee may be terminated by either party. Reasons for termination by the State Superintendent of Schools include, but are not limited to, immorality, incompetency, cruelty, insubordination, intemperance, willful neglect of duty, unsatisfactory performance, the conviction of a felony or a guilty plea or a plea of no contest to a felony charge, misuse of funds or property, violations of law or policies of the state board, lack of need, or a lack or loss of funding. 

Qualifications
1. Certification in either blind/visually impaired, deaf/hard of hearing or a related field. 
2. Knowledge and experience in current trends in education and special education as related to improved results for students with exceptionalities. 
3. Effective facilitation and presentation skills with adult audiences. 
4. Superior communication skills, oral and written, and excellent presentation skills using current technologies. 
5. Broad knowledge of special education programs, federal laws and regulations and state policies regarding special education and confidentiality. 
 
During the interview all applicants must present a portfolio demonstrating the applicant’s excellence in teaching within the required area of certification, as well as documentation of student engagement and learning in the classroom. Selected applicants will be required to demonstrate oral and written communication proficiency through designed activities conducted during the interview session. 
 
Candidates for employment must complete an official application form that may be obtained by contacting the Office of Human Resources at (304) 558-2702. The application may also be downloaded online at http://wvde.state.wv.us/hr/ 
 

Salary
$72,872.00 to $79,872.00 (Commensurate with educational level and years of experience.)

Closing Date (by 4:00pm Eastern Daylight Time)
June 05, 2017

Apply to
Liz Bryant, Secretary 
Office of Human Resources 
Building 6, Room 264 
1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East 
Charleston, West Virginia 25305-0330 
Phone: 304-558-2702  
Fax: 304-558-0216 
Email: wvde.hr@k12.wv.us 

 


WVDE Employment Application

Application and Instructions.

The West Virginia Board of Education and the West Virginia Department of Education do not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, disability, age and national origin in employment and in administration of any of their education programs and activities. Inquiries may be directed to the Office of Human Resources at (304) 558-2702 or to the Section 504 Coordinator at (304) 558-2696, West Virginia Department of Education, 1900 Kanawha Boulevard, East, Charleston, West Virginia 25305; or to the Office of Civil Rights at (215) 656 8541 [TDD (877) 521-2172], U.S. Department of Education, 100 Penn Square East, Suite 515, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107-3323.