Website M19supt Mascoutah CUSD 19

Job Title:  Student Services Coordinator

Job ID 1012– Apply through applitrack link found on MCUSD 19 Vacancies Page

Reports To: Executive Director of Student Services

FLSA Status: Exempt

Work Days: 210 Days

Salary: Determined by graduate degrees/hours and level of experience.
              Salary Range $74,000-85,000 
             Board paid TRS
             Benefits Package Available


This position works collaboratively with the Director of Student Services and other District administrators to provide sound educational programs and consultation for children with identified special education needs in order to allow them to benefit from regular and special education classroom programs.  Strong knowledge of the eligibility process and IEP development is required.  Additionally, this position takes an active lead in supporting our instructional programs for students with low-incidence disabilities.


Essential duties of this position include the following.  Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks.  Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assist in the coordination of all special education programs in the district.
  • Perform establish procedures for record keeping and coordinate placement of eligible pupils in special education classes from admission to dismissal.
  • Assist with the development and implementation of school policies involving special education.
  • Assist with the implementation of special education curriculum and program planning and in-service training for teachers and related service staff of the program.
  • Assist in the continued development and implementation of programs for students with intensive needs, such as autism, emotional disability, and intellectual disabilities.
  • Assist in supporting co-teaching practices for staff in buildings.
  • Keep informed of all legal requirements governing special education.
  • Assist in the development of required and needed programs for mentally and physically handicapped students through transition planning while coordinating with community agencies and resources.
  • Assist in the evaluation, on an on-going basis, of programs, curriculum, and individual students’ needs and achievements and make recommendations for changes and additions as needed.
  • Assist in the coordination and implementation of referrals, case study evaluations, and service delivery for private, parochial, and pre-school students who reside in District 19.
  • Assist in the coordination and monitor services of speech therapists, social workers, psychologists, and personnel contracted by District 19.
  • Assist in evaluation of classified staff that provides support to students with disabilities.
  • Assist in evaluation of certified staff that provides support to students with disabilities.
  • Assist in the preparation of all federal, state and local reports on special education programs.
  • Assist in identifying research relating to problems in the education of students with disabilities.
  • Consult with special education teachers and with parents of students enrolled in the program.
  • Assist in planning for physical facilities in establishing building eligibility, and make recommendations in design, furnishings, and equipment.
  • Assist in the development of procedures for referral, securing medical reports, psychological examinations, and placement.
  • Assume responsibility for own professional growth and development for improved techniques and for attending appropriate professional meetings and conventions.
  • Assist with the development of sections of the budget relating to special education and the management of the accounts.
  • Other duties related to providing special education services as defined by the Director of Special Education or Superintendent.
  • Related duties may be delegated to others in accordance with the responsibilities listed in their job descriptions; however responsibility for the duties rests with the Director of Special Education.


  • A master’s degree, with academic training in special education related areas.
  • Valid certification as a school administrator, Type 75
  • At least five years’ experience in public education, part of which must have been in teaching and working with special education students.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Knowledge and experience with federal, state, and district IDEA requirements.
  • Knowledge and experience with providing high quality professional development opportunities for specialized instruction, differentiation, and best practices for instruction in the special and general education environments.
  • Knowledge and experience with a variety of assessment systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage systemic change and successfully implement reform initiatives and produce significant gains in closing the achievement gap.
  • Knowledge of research based instructional strategies for improving instructional practices.
  • Ability to use data to assess student progress and inform instructional practice.
  • Ability to work successfully as a member of an administrative level leadership team.
  • Ability to manage conflict through quality decision-making and effective problem-solving.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk; sit; use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is frequently required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid outdoor weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.


Special Education Programs provided by Mascoutah CUSD #19 as directed by the Director of Student Services.


Note: This is not necessarily an exhaustive or all-inclusive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, functions or working conditions associated with the job.  This job description is not a contract of employment or a promise or guarantee of any specific terms or conditions of employment.  The school district may add to, modify or delete any aspect of this job (or the position itself) at any time as it deems advisable.