Agency – Serves as a liaison between ASDB, public school districts, and local community organizations through regular interactions with local district administrators. Develops and monitors instructional budget, including but not limited to: state appropriation; federal funds; and competitive grants and makes the most efficient utilization of resources available in providing the maximum instructional benefit to all students. Develops regulations, procedures, and plans which reflect ASDB policy and provide maximum efficiency to support the educational program for students who are Deaf, Blind, and/or Deaf-Blind. Serves as a member of the Superintendent’s administrative team. In the absence of the Superintendent, or at the direction of the Superintendent or the Board of Directors, fulfills the duties of the Superintendent.
Leadership – Provides leadership in developing, evaluating and implementing educational and instructional services in compliance with established local, state, and federal guidelines. Maintains open lines of communication and collaborative relationships with staff, parents. and community. Responds to all correspondence in a timely manner and prepares and disseminates reports required by the Superintendent. Interprets, implements, and enforces agency policy and administrative regulations. Personal conduct at all times in an ethical manner, with high integrity and transparency.
Personnel – Participates with the Human Resources Administration in the selection of quality instructional faculty. Hires, schedules, trains, disciplines, and evaluates staff. Maintains formal evaluation procedures. Promotes and participates in teacher learning and development. Supervises in compliance with agency policies all staff for which responsibility is held. Student Achievement – Responsible for all academic instruction and student progress, and meeting state academic standards. Evaluates curricula, teaching methods, and programs to determine their effectiveness and efficiency. Provides assistance of the Principals and Regional Directors as primary evaluators to link evaluation with continuous improvement to instruction and outcomes. Works with Principals, Directors and Coordinators to develop plans for assessing and monitoring the progress of students. Establishes goals and expectations for teaching and learning. Maintains a learning environment that encourages an appreciation of cultural and ethnic diversity. Keeps abreast of current research and considers the implementation of innovative strategies and programs which benefit students who are Deaf, Blind and Deaf-Blind.
Other Duties – Position involves consistent travel and regular overnight stays will occur and will be responsible for some or all of the listed duties and/or additional duties that occur from time to time.
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Please send all questions, nominations, and applications to:
Shane Feldman, Chief Executive Officer
Innivee Strategies, Inc.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to innivee.com/apply. All applications submitted by noon MST, will receive full consideration.
Arizona State Government is an EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.
About the organization
The Arizona School for the Deaf and the Blind, established in 1912 concurrent with Arizona’s statehood, stands as a beacon of educational excellence and innovation for students who are hard of hearing, deaf, blind, visually impaired, or deafblind. Serving over 2,000 students from birth to grade 12, ASDB offers a comprehensive educational experience through its two schools for the deaf, a school for the blind, the statewide Early Learning Program, and extensive Itinerant Services.
Located in Tucson, ASDB’s main campus boasts both day and residential programs, equipped with over 25 buildings including athletic facilities, dormitories, libraries, and the renowned Berger Performing Arts Center. The campus is celebrated not only for its educational facilities but also for its beautiful landscaping and historical significance in Arizona.
In addition to the Tucson campus, ASDB operates the Phoenix Day School for the Deaf (PDSD), established in 1967 in Phoenix. PDSD serves over 350 students and provides a range of services including counseling, audiology, vocational training, and language skills development in American Sign Language and English.
ASDB’s Itinerant Services, established in 1987, span three regions across Arizona, ensuring the best education possible for students statewide. These services include specialized instruction, evaluation, and support in various educational settings.
The Early Learning Program, part of ASDB since 1973, collaborates with the Arizona Early Intervention Program to provide services to families with infants and toddlers, emphasizing natural environments and center-based services.
Through its commitment to modernization, curriculum growth, and diversification of learning opportunities, ASDB continues to lead in providing unparalleled educational experiences to students who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, visually impaired, or deafblind, preparing them for success in college, career, and life.