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Associate Director, M.A. in Special Education
Date Posted 06/07/2019
Hiring Status No Longer Accepting Applications
Location Twin Cities Campus
Position Responsibilities
The Associate Director provides support and leadership for the Master of Arts in Special Education program. Duties and responsibilities include:
Data analysis: 
  • Identify any areas of student standard mastery in coordination with other members of the educational licensing team.
  • Review standards and participate in the curriculum enhancement process by analyzing syllabi, identifying courses, lessons, and assignments that could be improved.
Curricular Adjustments/Faculty Support:
  • Reflect any changes in state legislation within curriculum.
  • Following Director approval and in coordination with faculty expertise and feedback, adjust the syllabi to increase student mastery of standards.
  • Assist in semester schedule development with Program Director and Program Coordinators.
  • Collaborate with the Field Placement Office and other teacher licensure directors to build a network of strategic partners who can serve our placement needs and also welcome opportunities that Saint Mary’s programs can provide to their staff.
  • Effectively use instructional technology and face-to-face instruction to effectively deliver instruction and/or provide effective supervision in the field.
  • Attend weekly team meetings, Graduate School of Education meetings, and other University required meetings.
  • Attend Teacher Education Advisory Council meetings as scheduled per semester to foster and facilitate partnerships with external stakeholders.
Student Support: 
  • Support students who were identified as not meeting standard expectation and/or those that require a full support plan.
  • Engage in academic advising with students to support their learning and successful completion of their program pathway.
  • Develop and support academic probation support plans as needed.
  • Assist with licensure applications and prepare application materials.
Essential Skills and Abilities
The ideal candidate must: 
  • Be self-directed and be able to take initiative.
  • Be a team player and willing to support programmatic needs.
  • Have effective time management skills and be able to prioritize tasks to be completed.
  • Have advanced interpersonal skills to communicate with various stakeholders.
  • Have technology fluency to manage multiple databases, interact with online learning platforms, and effectively manage email communication.
  • Be proficient in Google Apps (Gmail, Drive, Calendar, etc.), Microsoft Office Suite, and be open and willing to learning new technology.
  • Have high attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Have resourcefulness to connect with other university resources when needed.
  • Have advanced written communication skills.
  • Be able and willing to seek assistance and clarification when needed.
  • Be able to engage in collaborative problem solving and conflict resolution, in addition to providing critical feedback to improve processes and programming.
  The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.
Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree required in an education related area.
  • Licensed special education teacher or related service provider.
  • Director of Special Education licensure and/or administrative licensure, preferred.
  • Five years of experience working with students with special needs, preferred.
  • Experience as a teacher on special assignment, instructional coach, school and/or district administration preferred.
  • Experience in higher education preferred.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.
Additional Required Materials Cover letter, resume/vitae, and two letters of recommendation.
Application Review Date 06/24/2019
Starting Date
Contact Dr. Judy Nagel
Contact Email
Position Full-time
Contract Length 12 Month
Other Details / Information
Benefits Full
Work Sponsorship This position is not eligible for work sponsorship
  We encourage members of the protected classes as defined by the federal, state, and municipal law and those persons attracted to a university with a Lasallian Catholic identity to apply.