Open Rank 12 Month- Rsch Faculty - Exec. Director of Florida Inclusion Network

Location
Tallahassee, FL
Posted
May 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID: 41470

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Apply On Or Before: 01/01/9999



Department

The Learning Systems Institute (LSI) - Florida Inclusion Network (FIN) collaborates with all districts and schools to provide customized services and supports ensuring all students with disabilities have the same educational, social, and future opportunities as their peers.
In partnership with districts, FIN facilitates the implementation of inclusive best practices through:
Data-driven, student-focused planning and problem-solving across districts and schools.
Data-driven professional development and technical assistance to increase knowledge and skills of district and school personnel.
Coaching and resources for district and school personnel to sustain inclusive best practices.
Sharing information to build collaborative relationships between families, schools, and districts.

Responsibilities

Provide overall coordination of established project activities, including grant development and collaborative management FIN facilitators* activities.
Coordinate programs and services with Advisory Boards and established councils to meet identified project goals.
Develop, conduct and/or facilitate staff development activities related to best practices for inclusive education, services and project goals throughout the state and for Florida DOE.
Provide technical assistance in leadership, programming and services related to best practices for inclusive education.
Direct and coordinate planning to involve Florida DOE, staff, agencies, districts, university. Plan, initiate, conduct and evaluate project activities related to best practices for inclusive education for FIN Administration Project.
Facilitate the delivery of project related services and activities throughout Florida.
Establish and manage all financial and budgetary matters.
Inter/Intra-Agency Communication and Delivery
Review and coordinate activities with other state and exceptional student education initiatives.
Work effectively through collaboration and coordination with Advisory Committees, oversight committees, Florida DOE personnel and state, regional and local contacts.
Represent best practices for inclusive education interests on various advisory Committees.
Establish and maintain lines of communication with appropriate Florida DOE personnel, district and community personnel relative to the established project goals and activities to ensure
information exchange, coordination and support.
Use effective communication strategies to interact with a variety of audiences.
Supervise and coordinate all aspects of designated special projects.
Professional Growth and Improvement
Facilitate, present, plan and attend state and national conferences and meetings relevant to best practices for inclusive education.
Coordinate and collaborate with Florida DOE, statewide networks and University personnel to assist in professional development preparation in the area of best practices for inclusive education.
Facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of staff development activities.
Keep well-informed about trends and best practices for inclusive education.
Maintain a network of peer contacts in related fields.
Promote and support the professional growth of self and others.
Attend training sessions, conferences and workshops related to project goals and to remain current in best practices for inclusive education programs and services.
Develop annual goals related to project implementation.
Systemic Functions Complete all required reports in a timely manner. Maintain and monitor all required records and files related to project activities, including grant development and management. Plan, implement and analyze the development of project activities through the collaboration with targeted state, regional and local personnel.
Develop products related to project goals and activities.
Assist in maintaining appropriate coordination and communication among all agencies that work collaboratively providing services related to project goals.
Supervise assigned personnel, conduct annual performance appraisals, and make recommendations for appropriate employment action.
Adequately plan all program and organizational functions within reasonable time frames.
Promote a culture of service by exhibiting proactive interaction, assistance and support to district staff.
Leadership and Strategic Orientation
Assist in the development of activities designed to achieve priority goals identified in the FIN Administration Project. Use appropriate strategies and problem-solving tools to make decisions concerning planning, utilization of funds, delivering of services and evaluation of activities.
Provide leadership, direction and coordination of initiatives which support the specified project goals and objectives and the FIN Administration Project.
Use appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to guide individuals and groups toward task accomplishment.
Demonstrate initiative in the performance of assigned responsibilities.
Provide oversight and direction for cooperative planning with other agencies.
Perform other tasks consistent with the goals and objectives of this position.
Work site Service Standards
Exhibit a positive and flexible attitude.
Foster and develop a professional image.
Demonstrate effective communication and collaboration with external stakeholders as well as co-workers.
Exhibit compassion and humility.
Promote a passion for learning and growing.
Demonstrate initiative.
Exhibit the ability to multitask and problem solve.
Translate organizational purpose into observable behavior. Assessment and Other Services
The use of the adopted university performance appraisal system to improve practice.
The accurate and timely filing of all applicable reports.
The completion of professional development activities as appropriate.
SUPERVISES:
Project Staff
Administrative Assistants

Qualifications

A Master's Degree or higher from an accredited college or university and a minimum of five (5) years teaching experience; a valid Florida teaching certificate.
Ability to work cooperatively with individuals and groups.
Ability to develop concepts and ideas and relate them in both written and oral form.
Ability to initiate and maintain rapport with state department officials, statewide networks, community agencies and universities.
Ability to initiate, develop and strengthen understanding of best practices for inclusive education with districts and schools throughout the state of Florida.
Ability to organize and conduct meetings and workshops, to communicate, plan and disseminate precise information and interpretation of technical issues related to exceptional student education.
Knowledge of current trends and research in all areas of exceptional student education as it relates to including students with disabilities in general education classes, issues related to exceptional education curriculum, instructional techniques, regulations, statutes, policies, special programs and procedures affecting individuals with disabilities.
Knowledge of federal, state and local exemplary practices in exceptional student education related to improving the inclusion of students with disabilities in general education settings.

Contact Info

Dr. Jeffrey Ayala Milligan, Director jmilligan@lsi.fsu.edu

Anticipated Salary Range

Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience

Soft Money Funded Position

This is a soft money funded position, with renewal based on available funds and the needs of the University.

Criminal Background Check

This position requires successful completion of a criminal history background check, to include fingerprinting.

How To Apply

If qualified and interested in a specific Faculty job opening as advertised, apply to Florida State University at https://jobs.fsu.edu. If you are a current FSU employee, apply via myFSU > Self Service. Applicants are required to complete the online application with all applicable information. Applications must include education details even if attaching a Vita.

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This position is being advertised as open until filled.

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