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Regional Director

Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind
September 23, 2021
Jocylin Ruble
Phone: 520-770-3245, Voice
Job Description:
CLASS SUMMARY: The Regional Director is responsible for collaboratively working with agency administration, staff and public school district administrators and staff to implement and manage ASDB's Regional Cooperative Program. The Director has the following abilities: Works in a supportive, collaborative role with staff in all departments, Interfaces with other departments to coordinate services for achieving education goals, Works with hiring and engaging interpreters, Remains current on all federal, state, and local mandates for educational services; and Ensures that cooperative is in compliance in all areas. The Regional Director is expected to handle confidential information discreetly and professionally and uses discretion and exercises sound judgment at all times. The Regional Director shall have exceptional interpersonal skills to respond to School Districts, parents, and advocacy groups and possess effective management, supervisory, team-building, and problem solving skills. The Regional Director's duties include, providing leadership in the development and operation of a regional cooperative program, including: Assessing needs, Strategic planning, Working with councils and advisory committees; Collaborating with other ASDB programs and outside programs in areas of shared responsibility; Providing instructional leadership to the regional cooperative program, Developing and managing the region's instructional budget, Recruiting, developing, and supervising staff and; Developing operating procedures and managing resources The Regional Director shall seek alternative funding sources that may include preparing grant requests and manages grants. Additional duties included the preparation of program and fiscal reports and identifying resource needs. The Regional Director shall adhere to ASDB policy, and shall develop and implement activities involving school-parent-community relationships. The Regional Director shall rely upon performance indicators and other data. The Regional Director needs to identify staff development needs and provide opportunities for staff development. The Regional Director shall communicates regularly with staff, local districts, families, and community on important issues; keeps informed of laws, statutes, rules, and policies affecting the schools and their programs. The position will be responsible for some or all of the listed duties and/or additional duties that occur from time to time. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Experience with Hard of Hearing; Multiply Disabled with severe sensory impairment preferred Experience in selecting, developing, directing, and evaluating staff in accordance with practices in the field; to develop and manage a budget; to plan and organize workload Successful supervisory or team leader experience in school programs Extensive experience in educational administration, school finance, school personnel, and other related areas of regional cooperative operation. LICENSING/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to pass FBI and State background check Defensive Driver Training Program to be completed by all agency personnel that driveon State business Master's Degree in appropriate discipline and several years experience in a directly related field are required; Master's Degree in an appropriate discipline and/or teaching experience may be required; or, and equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the essential duties of the job as listed above Master's Degree in Special Education or related field with concentration in one of the following areas: Blind and Visually Impaired; Deaf and Hard of Hearing; Multiply Disabled with severe sensory impairment (preferred) Certified or certifiable by the Arizona Board of Education as a Supervisor or Principal Certified or certifiable by the Arizona Board of Education as a Teacher (Deaf/HH or VI), or in a related area (preferred) KNOWLEDGE OF: Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, rules, regulations, codes and statutes Policies, procedures, and programs of the immediate work unit Principles and practices of administration and management Agency or program rules, regulations, and operating procedures Budgeting and accounting principles Management principles and policies DEMONSTRATED SKILL/ABILITY TO: Work under pressure to meet time-lines and handling multiple and changing priorities Use of a variety of office and school equipment Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing Leadership and decision making Interpreting and applying laws, regulations, codes and policies Use of a variety of computer based technologies Establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; demonstrating tact, diplomacy and patience Conflict resolution and problem solving
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