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DEAF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT

Date:  Feb 14, 2024
Req ID:  30566
Location: 

Little Rock, AR, US, 72205

Category:  SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF
Anticipated Starting Salary:  108,110

Position Number:  2208-2479
County:  Pulaski
Posting End Date:  Until Filled

 

The Superintendent serves as the chief administrative and academic officer of the Arkansas School for the Deaf (ASD) under the joint supervision of the Secretary of Education for the Arkansas Department of Education and the Board of Trustees. This position is responsible for planning and directing the development, delivery, and administration of the educational, residential life programs, and other services provided by the school. Uniquely, this Superintendent may need to work closely with the ASBVI Superintendent as well. Additionally, this position requires the continuing support of residential and community involvement programs that promote academic learning and the social emotional development of deaf and hard of hearing (DHH) children enrolled at ASD in the various programs such as Statewide Services, Early Childhood Education, K-12, and the Adult Deaf Career Center. The Superintendent directs and coordinates all business, facilities management, and community relations activities with a five-member Board of Trustees. The Superintendent is knowledgeable in current best practices in Deaf Education, which includes the effects of language deprivation and communication neglect. As a statewide service agency, the Superintendent collaborates with families, school districts, agencies, and communities throughout the state to meet the critical language, communication, and learning needs of children and students in Arkansas who are deaf and hard of hearing, birth through adulthood. The Superintendent must have proven performance as a collaborative leader, strong expressive and written communication skills, the ability to motivate and empower staff to perform at a high level and be a proven problem solver. The Superintendent must have strong networking skills, the ability to connect with State policy makers, and a high level of visibility on campus and within the community.


The Superintendent is sensitive to the views of the deaf community, is diplomatic and performs all functions of this position in a positive and receptive manner, while helping to advance the mission and vision of ASD. Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills: • Principles, practices, trends, and issues in school administration in schools for the deaf • Curriculum, instruction, and assessment for students who are deaf and hard of hearing • Organization and administration in the area of special education • Residential programming • Related services programming • Fiscal management and oversight • Personnel management • Strategic planning • Facilities master planning • Laws and regulations impacting Deaf Education • Legislative and other governmental relations • Community relations and statewide outreach • Technology applications in Deaf Education Competencies: • Job Knowledge- Competent in required job skills and knowledge; exhibits ability to learn and apply new skills; keeps abreast of current developments; requires minimal supervision. • Use of Technology- Adapts to new technologies; troubleshoots technological problems; uses technology to increase productivity. • Problem Solving- Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works in group problem solving situations. • Cooperation- Establishes and maintains effective relations; exhibits tact and consideration; offers assistance and support to co-workers; works cooperatively in group situations; works actively to resolve conflicts. • Ethics- Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and principles; upholds organization values. • Organizational Support- Follows policies and procedures; completes tasks correctly and on time; supports organization’s goals and values. • Adaptability- Manages competing demands. • Initiative- Seeks increased responsibilities; asks for and offers help when needed. • Quality- Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality. • Safety and Security- Observes safety and security procedures; determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; reports potentially unsafe conditions.  

 

Minimum Qualifications: Must hold a standard teaching license and have or obtain a Building Level or Curriculum/Program Administrator License. Must have four (4) years teaching experience with, preferably, Building Level or Curriculum/Program Administrator experience. Must obtain Superintendent certification. Must hold an Advanced Degree or have completed an Advanced Program of Study reflective of the Arkansas Standards for District Level Administrator. Successfully completed the School Superintendent Assessment (SSA). Sign Language: Fluent receptive and expressive American Sign Language and written English skills. Must have a Sign Communication Proficiency Interview (SCPI) minimum rating of Intermediate Plus.


Join the Arkansas Department of Education where each student is recognized as an individual.  Through a cultivation of world-class educators, partnering with communities, and an influx of social supports, Arkansas Department of Education provides multi-level supports that help ensure students will receive a personalized education and develop a life-long love of learning.

Position Information

Class Code: U029U

Grade: SE01

FLSA Status: EXEMPT

Salary Range: $108,110.00 - $147,200.00

Summary

This position is responsible for planning and directing the development, delivery, and administration of the educational and residential life programs and services of the school. The Superintendent is responsible for establishing a residential and community environment conducive to learning and to the social/emotional development of children who are deaf/hard of hearing, multiple-handicapped, and who are enrolled in specialized parent-infant, preschool, elementary, secondary, and pre-vocational programs. The Superintendent reports to and advises the five-member Board of Trustees and directs and coordinates all business, facilities management, and community relations activities. The Superintendent is knowledgeable in current best practices in deaf education, consults on educational and technological issues associated with the growth and development of children who are deaf/hard of hearing. The Superintendent values recent valid research, and is flexible to make changes to improve instructional practices. The Superintendent must have proven performance as a collaborative/cooperative leader, strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to motivate and empower staff to perform at a high level, and be a proven problem solver. The Superintendent must have strong networking skills, the ability to connect with State policy makers, and a high level of visibility on campus and within the community. The Superintendent is a person of integrity, strong moral values, is sensitive to the views of the deaf community, is diplomatic, and still firm when making tough decisions impacting the entire school.

Functions

This position is responsible for planning and directing the development, delivery, and administration of the educational and residential life programs and services of the school.

Dimensions

None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The Superintendent is knowledgeable in current best practices in deaf education, consults on educational and technological issues associated with the growth and development of children who are deaf/hard of hearing. The Superintendent values recent valid research, and is flexible to make changes to improve instructional practices. The Superintendent must have proven performance as a collaborative/cooperative leader, strong oral and written communication skills, the ability to motivate and empower staff to perform at a high level, and be a proven problem solver. The Superintendent must have strong networking skills, the ability to connect with State policy makers, and a high level of visibility on campus and within the community. The Superintendent is a person of integrity, strong moral values, is sensitive to the views of the deaf community, is diplomatic, and still firm when making tough decisions impacting the entire school.

Minimum Qualifications

Must hold a standard teaching license and a Building Level or Curriculum/Program Administrator License. Must have four (4) years teaching experience with, preferably, Building Level or Curriculum/Program Administrator experience. Must obtain Superintendent certification. Must hold an Advanced Degree or have completed an Advanced Program of Study reflective of the Arkansas Standards for District Level Administrator. Successfully completed the School Superintendent Assessment (SSA).

Licenses

None

The State of Arkansas is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Little Rock