Date Posted:  October 14, 2020

Position Title:   Assistant Manager

Assignment:  Bellaire Education CenterAssessment Center and Pankalo Education Center

FTE:  1.0 (0.45 Bellaire Education Center, 0.05 Assessment Center and 0.5 Pankalo Education Center)
Expected Starting Date:  ASAP

Salary Range:  $100,523 – $126,846

Job Summary: 

Incumbents are responsible for assisting Principals/Program Managers in the overall administration of the school or department; assisting in supervising all instructional and support staff members; and developing, implementing and managing assigned school programs.

Typical Class Responsibilities:

  • Conducts performance evaluations of teachers, support providers, and other staff as assigned; conducts pre and post-conference meetings; conducts observations; writes evaluations; and helps staff with ongoing support and advice.
  • Provides recommendations to Principals/Managers in developing, planning, and administering District programs and curriculum; and works closely with teachers and staff to identify academic and classroom needs to consider in the development of programs, curriculum, and support services.
  • Provides recommendations to Principals/Managers in regards to planning and administering comprehensive student behavioral and discipline programs, ensuring consistency in the interpretation and application of policies and procedures, working closely with students, teachers, staff, and parents.
  • Provides academic and social support to students in areas that may include: participating and providing input during Individualized Education Plan meetings; providing oversight for Due Process; assisting students and overseeing staff in crises; and helping to identify supportive steps and responses for students with social and emotional challenges.
  • Participates in a variety of meetings, which may include: District meetings, parent or guardian conferences, special education briefings, staff and/or committee meetings, staff development sessions, and/or other related meetings.
  • Performs related functions, which may include: ensuring staff coverage across programs; assisting in the planning of staff development activities; preparing agendas, correspondence, and reports; responding to inquiries; developing and implementing school schedules; and performing related duties.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.


Training and Experience Requirements: 

Master’s degree in Educational Administration

Licensure Requirements: 

Licensed or the ability to obtain a license as a Director of Special Education issued from the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in the following areas: leading and developing staff in equity work, restorative practices, and trauma informed practices; MTSS framework pertaining to academic and behavioral supports; and building and maintaining a healthy and positive school culture amongst staff and students.

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Lead and/or supervisory principles and practices;
  • Education administration principles and practices;
  • Performance evaluation principles and practices;
  • Curriculum development;
  • Classroom management principles and practices;
  • Student assessment methods;
  • Proactive behavior management;
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Recordkeeping principles;
  • Computers and related software applications;

Skill Requirements:

  • Leading and/or supervising staff;
  • Conducting performance evaluations and assessments;
  • Developing, implementing, and evaluating lessons/curriculum;
  • Assessing student achievement and learning;
  • Conducting behavioral assessments and preparing recommendations;
  • Managing programs and services;
  • Providing customer service;
  • Applying local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Preparing and maintaining records and reports;
  • Applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations;
  • Operating a computer and applicable software applications;
  • Communication and interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

*The above is a summary of the responsibilities and requirements of this position. For complete details, please reference the official job description.

Special Education Profile: 

Special Education programs and services in Northeast Metro 916 are central to the Intermediate District’s mission and fully integrated in its structure and decision-making processes. Programs provide special education and related service support to students from early childhood through age 21 with emotional/behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorders, developmental and cognitive disabilities, deaf and hard of hearing disabilities, and learning disabilities.
Our highly structured, safe learning environments share these characteristics:

  • Classrooms of 4-10 students supported by 1-4 trained education assistants.
  • Behavior management support, on-site mental health professionals, due process and curriculum support staff.
  • In-house collaborative teams include: audiologists, behavior specialists, deaf/blind specialists and interveners, autism specialists, developmental adaptive physical education teachers, education assistants, health specialists, occupational therapists and assistants, physical/other health disabilities teachers, physical therapists and assistants, school psychologists, school nurses, school social workers, speech/language pathologists, and sign language interpreters. 


 Commitment to Equity:

At Northeast Metro 916, equity means that everyone has access to what they need in order to learn, grow and thrive.  To learn more, click here.

Northeast Metro 916 will not discriminate against individuals based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, parental status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, age or sexual orientation.