[nobe-l] Director of the Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Hyde, David W. (ESC) david.hyde at wcbvi.k12.wi.us
Fri Feb 22 20:14:57 UTC 2019

Public Instruction, Department of

Center Director for the WI Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Career Executive 
Job Announcement Code(s): 19-00528

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Classification Title:
Job Working Title:
    Center Director for the WI Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Type of Employment:
Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Starting salary will be between $30.22-$50.60 per hour ($62,857 to $105.248 annually), plus excellent benefits. This position is in pay schedule 81, range
01. A two-year Career Executive trial period will be required.
Elizabeth Barbarick, Human Resources Specialist, 608-267-9200, Elizabeth Barbarick at dpi.wi.gov
Bargaining Unit:
Area of Competition:
Deadline to Apply:
The deadline to apply for this position is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
Assessment Information:
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The Department of Public Instruction (
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 Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (
is currently seeking applicants for a full-time, year-round Center Director position. This position is located at 
1700 West State Street, Janesville, WI. The 
 operates a residential school for state residents ages three to twenty-one who are blind and/or have multiple disabilities. The school provides academic
and career education on-site.

Position Summary:   

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 WCBVI including direct responsibility for the school program (WI School for the Blind and Visually
Impaired) as well as the outreach program. 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 blind or visually impaired. 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.

Special Notes:   

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.


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

A minimally qualified applicant must have education or experience: 

·        Implementing the continuum of services available to children who are blind or visually impaired  
·        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 education or experience: ensuring compliance with state and federal special education legislation; and/or, using
data for measuring outcomes of educational programming; and/or, administering special education programs; and/or, researching issues and trends in the
education of children who are blind or visually impaired. 

How To Apply:   

Please click "Log in to Apply" and follow the prompts to copy and paste your cover letter describing your experience related to the qualifications listed
above. You will be asked to provide your personal information and to upload a resume to this job announcement (not just your job cart).
To be considered for this position, applicants must complete the online process. Applications that do not include all of the requested materials will NOT
be considered. Your submission will be evaluated by one or more job experts.  Candidates who are deemed eligible will be invited to participate in the
next step of the selection process. 
Permanent classified state employees who are eligible for consideration as a transfer or voluntary demotion or former permanent classified employees should
complete the online application process to apply. Current state employees with Career Executive status should apply by sending a resume directly to the
HR contact listed above.  

Questions regarding this process can be directed to the contact listed in the job announcement.  For general information about the selection process, visit
the Frequently Asked Questions on Wisc.Jobs. 
Be sure to omit any references to political affiliations and identifying information such as social security number, ethnicity, gender, photos, etc. and
any other non-job related information from your application materials. 


David Hyde, Professional Development Coordinator
Wisconsin Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
1700 W. State Street
Janesville WI  53546
608-758-6152 (office)
608-758-6169 (fax)
866-284-1107 ext. 34 (toll free)
david.hyde at wcbvi.k12.wi.us

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