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Vacancy Title:    SUPERINTENDENT (position available January 1, 2014)


Job Order Number:   4080001       


Domicile Location:   Fulton, MO

Section/Office:  Missouri School for the Deaf

Salary:   $76,368 annually  

Deadline:   Opened Until Filled





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.






Supervises and provides leadership to MSD staff in the design, 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


Performs other duties as assigned.




Complete a DESE application online at


http://www.dese.mo.gov/divadm/humanres/documents/Employment_Application_2005.pdf.  Please attach a scanned copy of your transcripts with the application.  You will receive an e-mail confirmation when your application is received online.  


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.


We do not keep applications on file to submit for other vacant positions.   You must submit an application for each vacant position you are applying for. 






ANNUAL LEAVE:  Accrue approximately 10 hours per month for new school term employees, longer term State employees can earn more. Prorated leave for part-time employees in eligible positions.


SICK LEAVE:  Accrue approximately 10 hours per month.  Prorated leave for part-time employees in eligible positions.


HOLIDAYS:  12 holidays per year.


RETIREMENT:  Coverage provided through the Missouri State Employees Retirement System (MOSERS).


LIFE INSURANCE:  Term life insurance coverage, equal to one times employee's annual salary, through the Missouri State Employees Retirement System.


OPTIONAL LIFE INSURANCE:  Optional term life insurance available with maximum coverage of six times member’s annual salary.  Plans are also offered for spouse and dependents. Premiums paid by employee.


CAFETERIA PLAN:  Easy tax savings on employee’s cost for qualified payroll-deducted insurance plans, medical care, and dependent care.


HEALTH PLANS:  Employer-paid/subsidized plans available the first day of the following month after employment.


DENTAL PLANS:  Delta Dental insurance coverage is available.


VISION PLAN:  Vision Service Plan (VSP) is available. 


DEFERRED COMPENSATION:  A payroll deduction deferred compensation plan available to defer taxes until retirement by investing in mutual funds and a fixed income account is currently provided.




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 hr@dese.mo.gov.   

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.






It is the policy of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability in its programs or employment practices as required by Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.  Inquiries related to Department programs and to the location of services, activities, and facilities that are accessible by persons with disabilities may be directed to the Jefferson State Office Building, Office of the General Counsel, Coordinator–Civil Rights Compliance (Title VI/Title IX/504/ADA/Age Act), 6th Floor, 205 Jefferson Street, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0480; telephone number (573) 526-4757 or TTY (800) 735-2966, fax (573) 522-4883, email civilrights@dese.mo.gov.