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Associate Director, Exceptional Education

Job Title:

Associate Director, Office of Exceptional Education   

Grade Level/Terms of Employment:

131 / 12 Month (260 Day) 

FLSA Status:


Work Location:

Central Office - Office of Exceptional Education

Immediate Supervisor:

Director, Exceptional Education


General Description:

The Associate Director, Exceptional Education will assist the Director, Exceptional Education with the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of Exceptional Education Programs within Richmond City Public Schools. The Associate Director specifically supports compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, supports school-based staff in instructional delivery, and guides the development and provision of professional development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participates in the recruitment, selection, and assignments of staff within the Office of Exceptional Education
  • Supervises and evaluates assigned staff, as applicable
  • Provides instructional leadership and supervision for Exceptional Education programming within Richmond City Public Schools
  • Assists the Director in developing budgets and staffing projections
  • Assists in developing, implementing and monitoring procedures to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations
  • Assists in monitoring of the Results Driven Accountability Corrective Action Plan
  • Coordinates, develops, and provides on-going professional development activities for Exceptional Education teachers and staff 
  • Assists the Director with preparing federal and state reports inclusive of the annual plan, performance indicators and Region 1 application 
  • Provides assistance with curriculum implementation, material selection, and provides feedback to instructional staff and building administration 
  • Conducts regular formal and informal classroom observations and walkthroughs aligned to standards, rigor, and strategic goals for Exceptional Education programming
  • Assists with supervision of out-of-district student placement, contractual agreements, and agency related services
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Post Graduate Professionals License with an endorsement in Administration Supervisions and Exceptional Education
  • Minimum of five (5) years of supervision and leadership experience in the field of Exceptional Education
  • Knowledge, skills and processes for educating students with disabilities, the associated legal aspects and sensitivity to issues of equity and diversity
  • Ability to communicate and work in a collaborative and cooperative manner with diverse groups in the school and community
  • Knowledge of Exceptional Education program implementation, evaluation, practices and techniques 
  • Knowledge of curriculum and evidenced-based programming
  • Skills and ability in organization, time management, task prioritization and recordkeeping
  • Skills demonstrating high level of integrity, commitment, and work ethic 
  • Ability to provide professional development opportunities to increase proficiency and knowledge of school based exceptional education staff 
  • Ability to work well under pressure and use sound judgment, including appropriate handling of confidential matters 
  • Ability to analyze complex situations and synthesize diverse information 
  • Ability to provide guidance and direction to staff and promote a team environment