State of Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
  • 14-Jul-2017 to 28-Jul-2017 (CST)
  • Missouri School for the Deaf
  • Fulton, MO, USA
  • $84,480
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health Insurance, Retirement, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, Vacation, Sick and Parental Leave, Paid Holidays

Job Opportunity Notice
Annual Salary: $84,480
Full-time, benefited position
Missouri School for the Deaf
Office of Special Education

All applications MUST be submitted electronically to be considered for the review process. Complete the employment application at
Once on The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's website, complete the "Apply Now" information to the right, then click "Apply for this Position". This will direct you to the online application. Attach a scanned copy of college transcripts (if applicable for the position) with the application. An e-mail confirmation will be sent once the application is received electronically.

NOTE: If a college degree is a requirement for this position, transcripts MUST be submitted with the application in order to be considered for employment.  Failure to include transcripts (when required for the position) with your application will eliminate the application from the review process. 

A Master's Degree from an accredited college or university in education of deaf and hard of hearing, special education, school administration and supervision, or a related field.
Three years successful experience as an administrator of programs for students who are deaf or hard of hearing and/or school administration and supervision.
Missouri certification in school administration or special education administration.

(Other qualifications and experience, which in the opinion of the Commissioner of Education meet the requirements of the position may be accepted in lieu of the above.)

Knowledge of effective teaching and learning practices.
Knowledge of the development, abilities and unique psychology of students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Knowledge of Missouri's Learning Standards and Educator Standards.
Knowledge of organization and administration in the area of special education.
Knowledge of and ability to effectively implement collaborative data teams focused on using formative assessments to guide the use of effective teaching and learning practices.
Ability to organize and analyze data as part of a focused strategic planning and implementation process.
Ability to organize, supervise, and coordinate the activities of a professional staff.
Ability to communicate effectively in writing, American Sign Language-ASL (at the advanced or higher level) and a variety of other modes.
Ability to work under supervision as well as to assume leadership responsibilities.
Ability to apply effective fiscal and human resource policies and practices.
Proficient in Microsoft Office products including Microsoft Outlook.

Supervises and provides leadership to MSD staff in the development, execution and evaluation of a systemic plan to educate students and accelerate improvement of student outcomes, meet residential responsibilities, and improve outreach outcomes for deaf or hard of hearing students and their families.
Administers a program for staff development and educator evaluation consistent with state standards and requirements and aligned to the systemic plan.
Recruits and recommends all personnel for employment to the State Board of Education.
Coordinates development of the annual operating budget with the Division of Financial and Administrative Services and the Office of Special Education.
Coordinates, plans and directs meetings of the Missouri School for the Deaf Board of Advisors.
Works and communicates effectively with parents and patrons, including individual parent contacts and groups such as the Missouri School for the Deaf Parents Organization.
Promotes and coordinates public relations programs designed to acquaint the general public with the Missouri School for the Deaf.
Follows all policies, rules, and regulations adopted by the Board and makes decisions consistent with Board policies.
Assures compliance with all federal and state regulations governing MSD.
Coordinates the care and maintenance of buildings and grounds with the Office of Administration, Division of Facilities Management.
Assumes other duties as assigned by the Assistant Commissioner or Commissioner of Education.
This position is required to drive occasionally to attend meetings in other locations.


Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer. If you have special needs addressed by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please contact Human Resources at (573) 751-9619, through Missouri Relay System at (800) 735-2966, or via email at

To Our Applicants with Disabilities:  For assistance with any phase of the Department process, please notify the Director of Human Resources at (573) 751-9619.  Reasonable attempts will be made to accommodate special needs.

TTY/TDD users: Relay Missouri service (800) 735-2966.

State of Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
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