This position is a member of the DPI Special Education Team and reports to the State Director of Special Education. The Center Director will administer, supervise, and provide leadership for the operation of WESP-DHH including direct responsibility for the school program (WI School for the Deaf) as well as the outreach program.

Special Notes:

Applicants must be fluent in American Sign Language upon hire and are required to receive an American Sign Language Proficiency Interview score of 3 by the end of their first year of employment.

The selection process for this position will include a criminal background check.

Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the United States (i.e., a citizen or national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, a non-resident authorized to work in the U.S. without DPI sponsorship). The Department of Public Instruction does not sponsor visas either at time of hire or at any later time.

The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) is committed to ensuring every child graduates ready for further education and the workforce. We must align our efforts so students are learning the skills and knowledge necessary to become contributing members of our communities. To build on our long-standing commitment to public education, we strive to recruit and retain quality employees who are willing to talk openly and commit to helping increase the diversity of our organization. Our employees are vital to the success of our students, schools and communities.

The DPI Wisconsin Educational Services Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (WESP-DHH) is currently seeking applicants for a full-time, year-round Center Director position. If you would like to work in an agency that is dedicated to ensuring every student succeeds, please consider applying! This position is located at WESP-DHH, 309 West Walworth Avenue, Delavan, WI. The WESP-DHH operates a residential school for state residents ages three to twenty-one who are deaf or hard of hearing. The school provides academic and career education on-site.

For general information about the selection process, visit the Frequently Asked Questions on Wisc.Jobs.

The deadline to apply is 06/08/2020

Functions/Duties/Responsibilities:

The Center Director's responsibilities include but are not limited to the overall management of the Center that serves as a statewide educational resource to benefit all Wisconsin children who are deaf or hard of hearing. In addressing this statewide leadership responsibility, the director works collaboratively with the DPI Special Education Team to coordinate efforts and provide support in areas of shared responsibility.

Qualifications/Requirements:

Please address the following in your cover letter and/or resume:

A minimally qualified applicant must have experience:

· Implementing the continuum of services available to children who are deaf or hard of hearing
· Administering techniques for interpersonal relationships and personnel management (e.g., building rapport/staff morale, creating a conducive work environment, etc.)
· Managing operations of a residential school or outreach program, including budget management
· Performing leadership, supervisory or management duties (e.g., evaluating performance, reviewing staff assignments, recruiting, identifying training needs, etc.)

A highly qualified applicant will have experience: ensuring compliance with state or federal special education legislation; and/or, using data for measuring outcomes of educational programming; and/or, administering special education programs for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.

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