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MSAB Student Life Director (state classification Asst. Group Supervisor)

Code Number
13812
Title
MSAB Student Life Director (state classification Asst. Group Supervisor)
Location
Minnesota State Academy for the Blind
Description
Job Summary-

This position is scheduled to work approximately 11 months per year, and the work schedule follows the MSA School Calendar. This position will supervise residential programming and staff at the Minnesota State Academy for the Blind.

This position is responsible for providing leadership to and for the administration of the student life services for students who are blind/visually impaired or deaf/blind or multi-disabled, which includes but is not limited to: Student dormitories and independent living areas, residential transportation, student organizations and programming in support of students' educational growth. This position is also responsible to manage student discipline.

Please go to http://www.mn.gov/careers to apply.
Benefits
Full time State of MN Benefits package; see https://mn.gov/mmb/segip/ for more information
Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor's degree in Education, Social Work, Special Education, School Administration or in a professional discipline in a related field (i.e., Counseling, Child Development, etc.) from an accredited college or university may substitute for two years of experience; OR three (3) years of successful experience in the field of blindness in an educational, student life/residential or child/student development setting working with children and youth who are blind/visually impaired.
• Supervision experience over paraprofessional and lead work staff.
• Implement administrative policies and procedures and coordinate interdisciplinary team meetings.
• Prepare and conduct formal training sessions for staff.
• Interpersonal communication with professional staff, students, families and staff of other agencies.
• Prepare complex and professional reports and communicative effectively.
• Possession of a valid Class D driver's license.

KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

-Knowledge of child development strategies and practices necessary to promote high levels of academic and social achievement for all students.

-Comprehensive perspective regarding residential school programming.

-Knowledge of federal and state statutes and laws concerning educational programming, particularly as they affect the disabled.

-Knowledge of and ability to apply understanding of the academic, social, emotional and physical needs of children who are blind/visually impaired, deaf/blind and/or multi-disabled.

-Strong interpersonal, organizational and problem solving/conflict resolution skills.

-Ability to develop rapport and a shared vision of the future with staff members, school personnel, parents, students and alumni by fostering a climate of trust/harmony and effectively involving others in planning and decision-making.

-Ability to communicate effectively with all audiences.

-Ability to respond effectively and positively to feedback.

-Ability to participate effectively in a team setting.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Bachelor's and/or Master's Degree in Education, Social Work, Special Education, School Administration or in a professional discipline in a related field (i.e., Counseling, Child Development, etc.) from an accredited college or university.
Start Date
8/14/2017
Salary
Salary Range: $22.83 - $34.43/hourly
Contact Martina Hagen
Phone: 507-384-6603
Fax: 507-333-2095
martina.hagen@msa.state.mn.us
615 Olof Hanson Drive, Faribault, MN 55021-53