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Director of Student Support Services

Queensbury, New York 12804

District Profile

Queensbury Union Free School District serves more than 3,200 students in grades K-12 on a single campus with four school buildings: Queensbury Elementary School, William H. Barton Intermediate School, Queensbury Middle School and Queensbury High School. Total employees number just over 500, including more than 270 teachers.

The district mission is to empower all students to be lifelong learners, inspired to pursue their dreams and contribute to the global community. The school board, administrators, teachers, support staff, students and families work together to fulfill this mission in tangible, measurable ways.

Queensbury consistently ranks among the top school districts in the Capital Region based on academics. It also ranks as one of the most cost-efficient, based on sound financial practices.

Community Profile

Queensbury is nestled in a region rich with cultural opportunities, indoor and outdoor recreational activities, historic landmarks, and scenic landscapes. Living in the foothills of the Adirondacks, residents enjoy skiing, sledding, hiking, biking, rock climbing, golfing, and more. Also nearby, Lake George and the Hudson River offer exciting water sports and great fishing.

Queensbury is home to outlet malls, antique shops, restaurants, the Adirondack Balloon Festival and the Great Escape Six Flags theme park. It borders the City of Glens Falls, which offers art, history and children’s museums as well as a civic center that hosts a professional hockey team, concerts, high school sports competitions and more.

Albany is an hour south of Queensbury, and major cities such as Boston, New York City and Montreal are within a four-hour drive.

An invitation to apply for the position of:

Director of Student Support Services

Application Timeline

The deadline for submitting applications is March 25, 2019. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.

Announcement of Vacancy
The Queensbury Board of Education is accepting applications for the position of director of student services effective February 25, 2019. The position comes with a comprehensive benefits package and a competitive salary.

Minimum Candidate Requirements
• Applicants must have New York State certification as a School Administrator/ Supervisor (SAS), School District Administrator (SDA), School District Leader (SDL) or School Building Leader

• In addition, applicants must have at least five years of  successful teaching experience and three years of successful
administrative experience; strong communication and organizational skills; and demonstrated knowledge of NYS
learning standards, assessments and the ability to review and analyze data.

Preferred Candidate Qualifications
• Experience in Special Education, CPSE/CSE, and/or other related services is preferred.

Position Profile
Under general supervision of the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction or other administrator, an incumbent of this position
oversees all facets of student support services, including  programs, services, personnel and budget.

The individual reports to the Assistant Superintendent for Instruction or designee and supervises the CSE/CPSE Chairperson, special education teachers, student support
services staff, paraprofessionals and other support staff.

The Director of Student Support Services utilizes his/her leadership, supervisory and administrative skills to ensure effective delivery and continued improvement in the area of student support services and to promote the educational development of all students.

Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics The successful applicant will demonstrate the following performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics:

• Be a proactive, highly-visible and handson district-wide leader
• Establishes and maintains an emotionally healthy and physically safe environment for students and staff
• Collects, analyzes, sorts, tracks and communicates statistical data regarding student achievement
• Demonstrates sound judgment

• Working knowledge of:

• The best practices in special education and student support services
• The principles of personnel supervision
• Local, state and federal regulation, laws and mandates pertaining to special education and other student support services

Skills in:

• Communicating effectively both orally and in writing
• Developing professional development opportunities for staff
• Ability to effectively:
• Utilize leadership, supervisory and administrative skills
• Collaborate with teachers, principals and other school personnel
• Deliver continued improvements in the area of student services
• Promote the educational development of all students

 Application Procedure

Visit www.olasjobs.org/capital to submit an application. The following information must be uploaded with the application:

                    Cover letter

                    Current resume

                    Letters of reference


                    Evidence of certification


Human Resources Department

Queensbury Union Free School District

429 Aviation Road, Queensbury, NY 12804

Phone: (518) 824-5614 • Fax: (518) 793-4476




For more information, visit www.queensburyschool.org/hr


Posted: 2019-02-25 Expires: 2019-03-27

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