Education Associate, General Supervision, IDEA and SPDG

Dover, DE 19901, US
Jun 15, 2018
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Title of Position: Education Associate, General Supervision, IDEA and SPDG

Reports to: Director, Exceptional Children Resources

Description of Position:
The Education Associate for General Supervision, IDEA and SPDG is a member of the Exceptional Children Resources Work Group with the Academic Support Team of the Department. The Education Associate will be under the direct supervision of the Director for Exceptional Children Resources. The responsibilities of the person in this position include:

Major Responsibilities Include:

  • Co-manage State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG Goal 1 - Academic) regarding Multi-tiered Systems of Support by collaborating with vendor staff, managing budget and contracts related to initiatives, monitoring completion of all deliverables, attending national conferences and required OSEP meetings and writing annual report.
  • Manage Curriculum & Instruction for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities Project (part of ACCESS) regarding Grade Level Alternate Achievement Standards for ELA, Math, Science and Social Studies, Universal Design for Learning, SPEACs and Differentiated Instruction by collaborating with Center for Disabilities Studies staff, managing budget and contracts related to initiatives, and monitoring completion of all deliverables.
  • Manage Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) Center by providing development and oversight of DE AIM Center by facilitating PD & TA on print disability, eligibility and provisions of AIM including formats and Assistive Technology, facilitating collaboration between UD AIM Center & DVI AIM Center including oversight of MOU between UD/DVI/DOE, coordinating sourcing of AIM across different vendors including NIMAC, Bookshare & Learning Ally, facilitating the development of teacher access system through Learning Ally customized for Delaware.
  • Serve as the liaison to Curriculum Workgroup by co-leading Response to Intervention Committee, facilitating and supporting the access, participation and progress of students with disabilities within the Delaware State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards with accommodations and supports necessary for their success, participating in LEA site visits for Common Core implementation and facilitating Common Ground work on Closing the Achievement Gap for students with disabilities.
  • Lead State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report for Students with Disabilities Participation & Performance on State Assessments by leading the work on analyzing data for student participation and performance, facilitating meetings with stakeholders to set targets and develop improvement activities, providing technical assistance to LEA staff in analyzing data, managing work of Access to the General Education Committee.
  • Lead State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report for the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) by facilitating meetings with stakeholders to set targets and develop improvement activities, providing technical assistance to LEA staff in analyzing data, managing work of Access to the General Education Committee.
  • Serve as the liaison to the Delaware Assistive Technology Initiative (DATI) by facilitating the MOU development between DATI and other agencies, providing technical assistance to DATI related to educational issues, IDEA and state regulations, managing sub-grant from IDEA funds, and participating in DATI advisory committee.
  • Participate in IDEA monitoring process, Consolidated Grant process, State Systemic Improvement Planning process, and serve as a liaison to Local Educational Agencies.

Essential Qualifications and Skills

Education: Master's Degree in Special Education; Doctorate preferred

  • Minimum of 5 years successful teaching of students with disabilities
  • Firm knowledge of IDEA federal law and Delaware regulations specific to students with disabilities
  • Experience in providing professional learning, technical assistance and/or coaching to teachers within a school system
  • Knowledge of inclusive practices in Least Restrictive Environments (LRE)

  • Knowledge and skills in best practices of Professional Development with Adult Learners
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Performs responsibilities with minimal supervision
  • Capable of setting priorities and working in collaboration with others
  • Engage in problem solving with professionalism
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with others
  • Discretion and confidentiality are essential


Salary will be computed in accordance with the education, experience, and training of the individual selected and in accordance with salary schedules for employees of the Department of Education. Direct deposit of payroll checks is a condition of state employment, and employees are paid on a lag pay schedule with the first payment made after approximately one month of employment.


A criminal background check is required. The successful candidate must demonstrate during the interview process an understanding of diversity, educational equity and multicultural education. This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. The selected candidate should expect to perform any other related activities needed to deliver the position's key duties and responsibilities and follow any other instructions as defined by his/her supervisor.

The Delaware Department of Education is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, age or Vietnam Era veteran's status in employment or its programs and activities. Inquiries should be directed to the Department's Human Resource Office, 401 Federal Street, Suite 2, Dover, Delaware, 19901, Telephone No. (302) 735-4030.

Additional Job Information:

A person may not be employed by a public school employer in any position requiring licensure and certification if the person does not meet licensure and certification requirements established under Chapter 12 of [Title 14 of the Delaware Code]..., except pursuant to a license extension and/or emergency certificate issued pursuant to Chapter 12. See 14 Del. C.§ 1313.

Direct deposit of paychecks is a condition of employment for all new employees hired after December 31, 1995

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