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Program Coordinator – WISCA

The Watson Institute is hiring a full-time Program Coordinator for our Watson Institute Social Center for Academic Achievement (WISCA) special education school program. This position works Monday through Friday and follows the Administrative School Calendar (2008 Hours).

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Employment Type: Full-time

Program Coordinator Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the design, development, and delivery of special education to all WISCA programs in accordance with Pennsylvania state and federal regulations
  • Plan calendars for school year and ESY
  • Communicate with the Watson School Liaison and school districts to accept and enroll new students
  • Organize staff and substitute staff day to day
  • Supervise all staff
  • Interview and hire staff for all WISCA programs
  • Plan and program for the professional development of staff
  • Develop and follow financial budgets for the program
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with school district representatives and families
  • Meet all school district requirements
  • Communicate regularly with staff, parents, school district representatives, and Watson administration
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Education or Special Education
  • Supervisor of Special Education Certificate, must already be completed or in the process of completing
  • Five years of Special Education teaching experience
  • Three years of school administrative and/or supervisory experience preferred
  • Knowledgeable about educational trends, research, and innovative practices in education
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills required
  • Proven problem-solving skills and decision-making skills
  • Advanced proficiency with computer skills and Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
  • Essential functions of this position described require the ability to exert moderate physical effort in light work, typically involving some combination of bending, stooping, squatting, reaching, kneeling, crouching and brisk walking; it also may involve lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (40 pounds)
  • Current Act 34, 114, and 151 clearances required