Shelby County Schools

  • Exceptional Children Advisor

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/27/2018 5:45 PM)
    Location Name
    Exceptional Children
    Salary Min
    USD $62,844.00/Yr.
    Salary Max
    USD $82,640.00/Yr.
    # of Openings
    Close Date
  • Purpose and Scope

    Responsible for directing a staff and the efficient and effective operation of a region of the Exceptional Children department of the Academic Office.  

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Work collaboratively with other professionals and management representatives in the Exceptional Children/Academic Office to achieve a system-wide result. Formulate local targets, goals, and activities that are in synch with and support the broader goals and objectives of the organization.
    2. Execute the responsibilities according to lawful and ethical standards. Use personal judgment and initiative to develop effective and constructive solutions to challenges and obstacles.
    3. Assist in the development of a departmental budget; present, and defend program budget requirements as it applies to the Exceptional Children/Academic Office; oversee and submit program expenditures and prepares financial forms and reports.
    4. Direct the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records, correspondence, and files related to assigned service, activities, and operations; provides for appropriate research and compiles reports, as needed.
    5. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Education plus an additional 5 years related experience, or equivalent, for a total education/experience of 9 years to include a minimum of 4 years of successful experience as a classroom teacher. Tennessee teaching license with endorsement in administration/supervision. Proficient in the use of technology to include video presentation, word processing, database spreadsheet applications.


    Degree Equivalency Formula:

    Bachelor’s Degree= 4 years plus required years of experience.

    Master’s Degree= 2 years plus required years of experience. Where Master’s degrees are required, years for Bachelor’s Degrees must be included. 


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Strong analytic and problem-solving skills, with the ability to swiftly and accurately understand complex data and perform analysis; Skill in developing data-supported solutions and using fact-based logic; ability to translate complex analysis in easy-to-understand manner and present to a broad audience; Strong written and verbal communication skills; Outstanding leadership skills and ability to build high-performing teams through both recruitment and selection and professional development; Ability to tackle the operational challenges of the merged school district in a complex, changing political and educational environment; Ability to manage daily administrative tasks without losing sight of long-term goals and planning.

    Physical Requirements and Working Environment

    Physical Demands: Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment; must be able to use hands and fingers

    Unavoidable Hazards:  The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.


    Sensory (ADA) Requirements: The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.



    SCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  SCS provides reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.


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