Job No: 493623 Work Type: Staff Full-time Department: Wurzweiler School of Social Work Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY Categories: Academic Administration
Position Summary: The Director of Special Education will launch and lead a new special education program at Yeshiva University. The Director is responsible for leading recruitment efforts, managing marketing campaigns, hiring faculty, managing adjunct faculty, creating course schedules, dealing with student issues, and in general overseeing the growth and health of this new program. We are looking for an energetic Director of Special Education who has both capacity and vision as we launch a new program. We will be offering two masters degreesone in early children and one in childhood. The Director of Programs in Special Education requires a full-time position serving on a 12-month contract.
Set and maintain course schedules based on need
Review the courses required for completion of the program
Review and adapt the existing course policies of YU to support Special education students
Advise students about the courses and pre-requisites required for each course
Teach, coordinate and schedule courses
Plan new initiatives such as workshops, and special events
Recruit and supervise adjunct faculty, professors and instructors who will teach the necessary courses
Recruit and supervise student teaching supervisors and mentors
Stay current with the legal requirements governing Special Education
Lead student recruitment, student admissions, and marketing efforts
Employ good problem solving skills relative to daily problems and snags
Evaluate existing programs for placement of student teachers and field experiences
Develop liaison relationships with undergraduate schools for recruitment and 3+2 options
Coordinate field placements, develop partnerships with schools and facilities for children with special needs
Develop grants, and assure that the placements for student teaching are appropriate and have the best practices in place
Oversee teaching certification requirements including the implementation of the ED TPA standards and procedures
Oversee the accreditation requirements and is able to submit the report
Experience & Educational Background:
Must have an Ed.D or a Ph.D and Special Education Certification
Experience should include teaching, in both Higher education and on early childhood / elementary school levels. Director should have extensive knowledge in these areas.
Skills & Competencies:
Exceptional organizational skills
Exceptional management skills
Ability to manage details and understand the big picture of program launch
Capacity to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast paced, high pressure office
Capacity to triage demands in order of priority
Capacity to generate professional and courteous correspondence in a timely fashion
Capacity to learn new skills as required to complete the job
Knowledge of Excel, Word
Knowledge of social media and what information should be put on a micro web site
Capacity to remain calm under pressure and complete tasks quickly
Capacity to navigate complex university systems to positive effect
Capacity to be courteous and an efficient problem solver
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts, sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
We are a leading global educational institution that employs 2,000 people across our various campus locations -- Wilf Campus, Beren Campus, Brookdale Center, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting working environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the Universitys retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and have access to a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home. Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.