Student Services Coordinator (Special Education Supervisor)

SER Metro-Detroit

About the organization

Since 1971, SER Metro-Detroit has consistently maintained a high-performance record in the skills training and placement of consumers into unsubsidized employment in the private sector and in providing employers with a diverse, qualified workforce. The means by which our mission of cultivating a qualified, skilled and adaptable workforce for metropolitan Detroit and the global economy is reflected in our name: Service, Employment, and Redevelopment. SER Metro-Detroit works to give each consumer of services the resources needed to create a life of self-sufficiency and self-fulfillment. SER program mix includes: literacy and education, job readiness skills training, occupational skills training, vocational skills training, job seeker and employer services, welfare reform programming, economic and community development, employment, and extensive youth programming. The services delivery system includes the active participation of the public and private sectors, education, and government.


1. Embrace the District’s mission, vision and collective commitments in order to make decisions that reflect the District’s philosophy that places the needs of children and their education first.
2. Facilitate the development and supervision of special education programs, services, and staff for both campuses.
3. Assists in the recruitment, selection, and recommendation for hiring of special education teachers and staff.
4. Ensure that the programs and services coordinated are in compliance with specialized state and federal requirements.
5. Provide leadership to programs to assist staff and parents in evaluating student’s educational needs and in modifying or selecting programs and activities to meet these needs.
6. Coordinate staff training focused on curriculum, special education policies and procedures and student information portal.
7. Serve a liaison between the school, families, and community resources to ensure comprehensive and appropriate services are provided to students with disabilities.
8. Stay current on laws, regulations and best practices related to special education services.
9. Serve at the district’s 504 liaison.
10. Provide assistance to building administrators and other leadership staff in the development of programs, evaluation of staff and refinement of procedures.
11. Experience with implementation of MiAccess and possesses an understanding of Special Education Indicators and secondary transition.


1. Eligibility for approval as a supervisor of special education by the State of Michigan under the State Special Education Code or eligible for temporary approval is required.
2. Master’s degree in an area of Special Education with at least 5 years of experience.
3. Demonstrated leadership experience in special education program development and coordination.
4. Previous administrative or leadership experience is preferred.
5. Experience in providing special education online learning services is preferred.
6. Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of low-income students, understanding cross-cultural values regarding education, and the ability to establish rapport with the target population.
7. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.
8. Knowledge at the evaluation and analysis level of special education and related rules, regulations, and guidelines for IDEA, MARSE and 504.
9. Successful experience in planning and providing professional development on a variety of topics including but not limited to: IEP compliance, process and procedures, behavior and Multi-Tier Student Support (MTSS) and academic strategies.
10. A high degree of initiative and the ability to work without constant supervision are required. Must have experience working in team settings, collaborate effectively with others, function well under pressure, manage multiple tasks concurrently, and always remain professional.
11. Must possess a valid driver’s license.


$55,000 - $65,000

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