[nobe-l] Job posting SUPERINTENDENT Illinois School for the Visually Impaired
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Thu Mar 11 02:44:20 UTC 2010
The Illinois Department of Human Services (DHS)
is seeking qualified candidates for the following vacancy:
Illinois School for the Visually Impaired
The superintendent of the Illinois School for the Visually Impaired
(ISVI) performs job duties for approximately 100 students whose
primary disability is visual impairment and who also may have
secondary disabilities, ages birth to 22.
General responsibilities include:
C Oversight of all school administration and
operations, including educational, residential, transition and
C Set high standards and ensure they are met when
planning, organizing and directing staff in delivering high-quality
educational and residential programming to promote cognitive,
physical and social growth of students in compliance with the
Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) mandates and state and
C Establishing and maintaining positive
relationships with outside agencies, including DHS, ISBE, state and
local education agencies, the ISVI Advisory Council, parent
organizations, alumni association, services providers, national
organizations and community service organizations, in particular, the
C Establishing fiscal oversight/control of school
budgets including strategic and fiscal planning with the DHS Budget
Division and other entities.
C Establishing and maintaining a good, strong
working relationship with the various unions represented on campus,
including contract negotiations and interpreting collective bargaining rights.
C Representing ISVI, DHS and the state of Illinois
at hearings, meetings and conferences and serve as liaison to
advocates, community service agencies, parents and the general public
on issues related to the education of students who are visually impaired.
Specific responsibilities include:
C Ensure ongoing curriculum development.
C Support and promote vocational programs within
the transition curriculum.
C Establish good communication and effective
working relationships with internal and external entities, the media,
legislators, etc., following proper procedures and protocol for
notification to DHS administration.
C Ensure understanding of and adherence to ISVI=s
mission, key policies and compliance requirements.
C Direct strategic planning activities utilizing
members of the Advisory Council, advocacy groups, key staff and other
C Ensure an effective staff complement, including
the recruitment, training and development, performance management,
support and retention of qualified staff.
C Enforce ethics standards for all students, staff
and employees of ISVI.
C Ensure the delivery of high quality programming
by the principal, director of support services and other key
administrators and staff.
C Support staff in the continuous upgrade of
curriculum, training and technical resources.
C Promote programs and curriculum for all students
across the state through a revolving door program.
C Make use of, as well as ensure training and use
by staff of data bases, including test scores and their
interpretation, graduation rates, transition outcomes, etc.
C Make proposals and recommendations as an
Ex-officio member of boards such as the Illinois Blind Children=s
Foundation, American Printing House for the Blind, Association for
Education and Rehabilitation for the Blind and Visually Impaired, etc.
C An advanced degree in special education or
related field (doctorate preferred)
C Must be vision certified (or receive vision
certification within a specified time period)
C A Type 75 Administrative certificate
C Superintendent endorsement (or in the process of
getting this within a specific time limit)
C Minimum three years teaching experience with
students with visual impairments
C Minimum three years experience in educational
C Knowledge of rules and regulations applying to a
24 hr. residential and special education program, including the
program areas pertinent to ISVI.
C Must have working knowledge of federal statues
related to special education, IDEA, the Americans with Disabilities
Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Illinois School Code.
C Requires effective communication abilities in
writing, speaking, listening and including self management and
C Must be a child centered leader and understand
behavior issues related to disabilities.
C Must have knowledge and understanding of
Salary Range and Benefits:
The annual salary range for this twelve month position is $51,540 to
$126,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications (up to five
percent over current salary, not to exceed $126,000). The position
is exempt from the Illinois Personnel Code but receives all health
care, vision care, dental and life insurance benefits. Direct
deposit, deferred compensation, liberal benefit days and other
payroll benefits are also available.
About ISVI and Jacksonville, Illinois:
The ISVI campus is located on ten acres with twelve physical
structures in Jacksonville, Illinois, approximately 37 miles west of
Springfield, the capitol of Illinois. Springfield is a progressive
city with a population of 115,000 and has two state of the art
hospital complexes. ISVI is a state funded public residential school.
ISVI has a birth to three program, summer program for parents and
infants, and summer camps for students who do not attend ISVI on a
full time basis. There are approximately 147 staff and several unions
represented on campus.
Jacksonville is a historic, socially and economically stable town
with a population of approximately 35,000 and several unique
amenities: two colleges, two high schools, a theater guild, thriving
art community, symphony orchestra, two golf courses,
boating/water/recreational area, mass transit, the Illinois School
for the Deaf, and other state operated facilities. Jacksonville is a
developing community with an expanding hospital complex and a great
place to raise children. A variety of community organizations for
civic service and social contact are available including the
Jacksonville Center for Independent Living, the Lions Club, Rotary
and Kiwanis Clubs. The Jacksonville community actively supports the
presence and activities of ISVI.
If interested and qualified for this position, send resume no later
than May 1, 2010 to
400 West Lawrence
Hay Edwards Building
Springfield IL 62794-9429
Marjorie.Olson at Illinois.gov
Interviews are tentatively scheduled for May 25th and 26th and June
1st and June 2nd, with a tentative start date of July 1, 2010. If
you have questions, please call Marjorie Olson at 217-524-1379 (V/TTY).
P.S. National Federation of the Blind of Illinois is now on twitter
We also have a facebook page. Just search for our full name.
President, National Federation of the Blind of Illinois
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