• Assistant Director of Education

    Job Locations US-CA-Fremont
    Posted Date 8 months ago(9/27/2017 4:34 PM)
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    Leadership/Supervisory Positions
  • Overview

    Seneca seamlessly interweaves special education services with rich therapeutic and behavioral supports. We provide an enriching and successful environment where students’ strengths are celebrated and their needs addressed with a variety of targeted interventions. Our services are highly individualized for each student, and parents are enlisted as partners in designing and implementing the education and treatment plans for their child


    The Assistant Director of Education is responsible for overseeing the academic school program by maintaining high standards for student achievement and providing the framework for staff to support students in meeting educational goals.


    Seneca is committed to hiring and maintaining a culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse workforce that is reflective of the local client/student community.


    • Perform personnel functions including interviewing, hiring, termination, and adjusting salaries.
    • Supervise teachers, interns, and teacher associates.
    • Ensure that each teachers receive regular classroom observation and coaching around lesson planning, delivery, and assessment for a minimum of 60 minutes weekly.
    • Facilitate a weekly professional learning community (PLC) with teachers to identify year-long professional development goals and engage in a process to support professional growth.
    • Maintain accountability for timely and professional completion of all teacher paperwork.
    • Oversee the appropriate implementation of all students’ IEPs.
    • Provide relevant guidance and trainings to all school staff in understanding and meeting the educational needs of each student.
    • Ensure proper evaluation of students’ academic abilities, progress, and goals.
    • Evaluate the curriculum needs of the teachers; design a plan and budget for continuously updating the curriculum available to staff while meeting the guidelines set forth by local school districts.
    • Ensure that staff is following curriculum guidelines as outlined in state frameworks.
    • Identify students with highest academic needs (particularly struggling readers) and provide them with intensive academic intervention for six to ten hours per week.
    • Provide classroom instruction as necessary.
    • Regularly attend a PLC with other educational leaders within the agency to sustain program improvement.
    • Develop familiarity with the mainstreaming process and build relationships with district personnel to advance opportunities for our students in returning to and maintaining placement in public schools.
    • Collaborate with administration to plan, develop, and execute creative strategies for extending our educational services to students currently served in local district public schools.
    • Ensure that all certification requirements and quality reviews are passed with the highest quality standards in place.
    • Ensure that all special education legal requirements are met.


    • Master’s Degree in Education or related experience
    • Administrative or Special Education Credential
    • Experience in or administrative involvement in programs serving students with emotional disturbances is desirable
    • Experience with educational coaching, curriculum design and implementation.
    • Knowledge of and experience with the use of therapeutic intervention is desirable
    • Demonstrated ability to design and implement programs
    • Demonstrated ability to write professional reports
    • Valid California driver’s license and insurability through Seneca’s automobile policy
    • TB test clearance, fingerprinting clearance, and any other state/federal licensing or certification requirements


    • Monday-Friday Full Time 


    • Competitive salary, with an additional salary increase upon passing the Spanish language proficiency exam
    • Comprehensive employee benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and chiropractic coverage, as well as partially paid premiums for dependents
    • 5 weeks of paid time off
    • Employer-paid Employee Assistance Plan
    • We provide a 403b retirement plan
    • Scholarships, ongoing training, and professional development opportunities

    Employment opportunities are, and shall be open to all qualified applicants solely on the basis of their experience, aptitudes and abilities. It is the policy of Seneca Family of Agencies to grant equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin, marital status, disability, Vietnam Era Veteran status, age, religion, political affiliation, gender or sexual orientation. Seneca is committed to providing a fair, equitable, and inclusive work environment. We welcome candidates that will promote and value diversity and exercise teamwork and collaboration.

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