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Success Academy Charter Schools

Special Education Coordinator

New York, NY

Thanks for your interest in Success Academy! Running the largest, fastest-growing, and highest-performing network of public charter schools in New York City takes a village - families, children, teachers, staff and faculty, advocates and supporters alike. We would love to welcome you to our community! We work tirelessly every day to ensure each child in NYC has access to a fun, rigorous, whole-child education regardless of zip code or economic status. When you join SA, you play a part in giving every student who walks through the doors of one of our 53 schools in NYC a fair shot at reaching his or her potential.

Job Description:

Special Education Coordinators at Success Academy own advocacy for our students in need of special education services. This critical role is responsible for identifying scholars who require Special Education support and ensuring that these students obtain and receive a program of support that meets their needs. Special Education Coordinators must analyze a wide range of academic data, including class assessments, specialized evaluations, and teacher reports to build and present compelling cases for scholars to receive Special Education services. Special Education Coordinators must also build strong relationships with stakeholders in a child's academic journey, including families, teachers, service providers, and more, ensuring that all involved people are aligned and able to effectively advocate for their students.

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In this role you will:

  • Analyze student data to identify students who need academic interventions and/or specialized services, use data to build compelling arguments that details the need for additional Special Education support, and present strong cases advocating for Special Education support to external stakeholders;
  • Manage the Special Education referral process from start to finish while ensuring families and relevant stakeholders are kept informed of all evaluations;
  • Maintain clean Special Education records for all scholars utilizing internal data management systems;
  • Collect and edit reports that are part of a scholar's special education record;
  • Ensure all students with Special Education services are in compliance with their mandated services and accommodations, collaborate with school leadership and teaching staff to create strong systems that track student progress, and move swiftly to update as necessary to support scholar growth;
  • Develop meaningful relationships with students & families to drive students' success;
  • Join a passionate, ambitious and highly-motivated team committed to education reform, parent choice, and the building of exemplary schools;

Ideal candidates have:

  • 0-3 years of experience; Bachelor's degree preferred;
  • An outstanding record of academic achievement and leadership;
  • Skills to perform complex, action driven data analysis and fluency in MS Excel and Google Workspace (Google Sheets, Google Docs, etc.);
  • A passion for processes, and the ability to maintain strong systems;
  • Strong organizational skills and has a meticulous attention to detail;
  • Ability to independently and successfully manage projects with minimal oversight;
  • Excellent critical and creative thinking skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • A strong work ethic and ability to problem-solve independently;
  • Open and able to implement feedback quickly;
  • Ability to build and maintain close relationships with members of the school community (scholars, staff, leaders, parents, etc.);
  • Eager to learn and grow in a fast-paced, mission-driven environment!

Annual Salary: $58,500.00

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We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We actively seek applications from people of all backgrounds to strengthen our community and the perspectives needed to flourish in a multicultural world. Success Academy offers a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth. Learn more about our philosophy, benefits, and team at our Working Here page.

Success Academy Charter Schools does not offer employment-based immigration sponsorship.

Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: SuccessAcademy-SUACUSR0020458EXTERNALENUS
Employment Type: Full Time

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