Special Education Specialist
Los Angeles, CA
Job Description

5/11/2019 Special Education Specialist Job Description FINAL - Google Docs

Special Education Specialist
Reporting To: D irector of Strategic Initiatives
Position Type: F ull-Time
Contact: Sarah Jamieson, s arah_jamieson@ecsonline.org

About ECS
The mission of the Environmental Charter Schools (ECS) is to reimagine public education in low-income
communities of color to prepare conscious, critical thinkers who are equipped to graduate from college and
create a more equitable and sustainable world. Environmental Charter Schools (ECS) is a non-profit charter
management organization with a growing network of free public schools in south Los Angeles. Environmental
Charter Schools create and refine engaging, project-based, environmentally-themed, arts-integrated, social-justice
driven, interdisciplinary curricula and assessments.

Since its inception in 2000, ECS has been providing students with a unique learning experience that utilizes
environmental service learning to inspire our students to find authentic meaning in their studies. ECS now proudly
serves over 1,200 students at two middle schools (Gardena and Inglewood) and one high school (Lawndale).
ECS' student achievement outcomes include: ECHS Lawndale ranks in the top 2% of public high schools in U.S.
News & World Report, 100% of students graduate high school with the coursework necessary for admission to a
four-year college or university, and 97% of students are admitted into a four-year college. Most of our students
will be the first in their family to graduate from college.

The Opportunity
Environmental Charter Schools is seeking a talented and dynamic Special Education Specialist to oversee
Special Education programing at all three schools in the ECS network.


  • Coordinate the development and preparation of policies and procedures to ensure special education
programs are effective and compliant.
  • Work with general education and student services team members to ensure services and systems
are coordinated, consistent and high quality.
  • Use data to evaluate special education programming and to drive recommendations for structural,
systemic and/or programmatic changes.
  • Oversee and coordinate services provided by the school sites and other entities.
  • Lead the planning and implementation of special education initiatives. Integrate new developments,
research findings, and best practices into ongoing programs and new initiatives.
  • Maintain high level of knowledge regarding changes in federal and local special education policy and
Job Type Full-time