Director of Programs (NCECBVI)

ESU 4 is accepting applications for a Director of Programs at NCECBVI in Nebraska City. ESU 4 offers an outstanding salary and benefit package. For more information regarding this position, please contact Sally Schreiner. View the complete job description.

Job Title: Director of Programs
Department: Center-Based Program and Outreach Department
Reports to: NCECBVI Superintendent

Minimum Requirements:

  • Nebraska Administrative Certificate
  • Special Education Degree/Endorsement
  • Supervisory and Leadership Experience

Preferred Requirements:

  • Education and/or experience with serving students with sensory loss

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of consultation protocol and process of calling on LEAs, ESUs, and parents; basic technology for documentation and communication; teaching and regulations of special education; curriculum and instruction; and methods and techniques for assessing children with disabilities, and ability to interpret assessment data.
  • Basic skills related to leadership, problem-solving, organizational, time management, organization, and communication skills; self-motivated and self-starter; flexible; and work cooperatively with others as a team player.
  • Ability/willingness to extensively travel statewide; effectively supervise others; operate technology in order to complete all functions related to the job position; lead staff in teaching students of a variety of ages and ability levels; develop and implement goals, action plans and tools to demonstrate continuous improvement; learn current technology devices and applications specific for those with disabilities; physical ability to lift; and be flexible in work hours as required to fulfill duties.
  • Serve as a member of the NCECBVI Administrative Team to participate in weekly meetings, annual data retreats, and strategic planning sessions.
  • Coordinate with other professional and support staff in providing best practices for students; involvement in professional development activities and network with others; and maintain confidentiality of student records.
  • Completion of required training including: State of Nebraska Defensive Driving Course; Pupil Transportation; CPR/First Aid; Suicide Prevention; Mandt Training; and Basics of Blindness and Low Vision Course.
  • Represent the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired in a professional manner in dress, attitude, and actions.

Primary Function:

  • Provide leadership in outreach and center-based programs and services including special education compliance, curriculum development and instruction, and statewide programs and services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develop goals and action plans that support the school’s mission and improvement process.
  2. Supervise and evaluate assigned team members of the outreach and center-based programs, and provide leadership and training in the area of staff evaluation.
  3. Under the direction of the NCECBVI Superintendent, implement the NCECBVI Instructional Framework guiding staff in understanding the specific domains and components.
  4. Participate in various NCECBVI team meetings such as administration and department coordinators, center-base, residential services, safety and Nebraska Instructional Resource Center as assigned. Coordinate and lead outreach department/staff meetings.
  5. Maintain records and documentation of all NCECBVI activities for reports as required by the Nebraska Department of Education.
  6. Participate in professional development activities such as attending conferences, workshops and regional/state/national offerings to stay informed of requirements and best practices in special education, curriculum, instruction and assessment.
  7. Other duties as assigned by the Superintendent of NCECBVI.

Center-Base Role

  1. Assist staff in completing paperwork to assure compliance with all special education regulations, policies and procedures.
  2. Responsible for ensuring all special education paperwork is completed by staff accurately and within the required time frame including meetings notices, assessment/evaluation reports, MDTs, IEPs, and progress reports.
  3. Coordinate MDT and IEP meeting dates with the Principal, staff, and local school district representatives.
  4. Attend student planning meetings and MDT/IEP meetings as necessary.
  5. Supervise the Principal in all aspects of instruction to ensure staff delivers effective lesson planning tied to IEP goals, has a system in place for frequent and ongoing data collection, and completes formal and informal assessments to drive student programming.
  6. Supervise the Principal in leading staff to learn, select, develop and implement curriculum and instruction appropriate for each student, while also addressing courses of study connected to local school districts and tied to state standards.
  7. Supervise the Principal in providing information about student progress, including report cards, to local school districts and families on a regular basis.
  8. With the Principal, responsible for updating and collecting new and returning NCECBVI student paperwork including student information and records; share information with pertinent staff members to have an understanding of each student’s file.

Outreach Role

  1. Coordinate all NCECBVI outreach services including direct services at local school districts, consultation, assessments/evaluations, MDT/IEP/IFSP meeting attendance, and mentoring.
  2. Coordinate on-campus low vision clinic services with outreach staff members and contracted optometrist.
  3. Coordinate on-campus academic/psychological, orientation/mobility and assistive technology evaluations.
  4. With the NCECBVI Superintendent, coordinate the Nebraska Instructional Resource Center operations.
  5. Collaborate with the NCECBVI Superintendent to develop outreach service contracts and monthly billing records.
  6. Ensure fiscal efficiency by reviewing requests for supplies, educational materials, and professional development requests, then making recommendations to the NCECBVI Superintendent.
  7. Collaborate with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln to promote the VI and O/M programs, identify geographical regions of the state in need of staff, and assist with the recruitment of professionals into the field.
  8. Coordinate all professional development including statewide conferences, workshops and inservice opportunities, various work groups and statewide zoom sessions with teachers of the visually impaired and orientation and mobility specialists.
  9. Represent NCECBVI at designated national, regional and statewide meetings and trainings.
  10. Provide consultation services for all stakeholders via telephone, email, virtual and onsite visits.


  • 220 day contract (beginning on or around Aug. 1, 2022)
  • Salary commensurate with education and experience

Applications will be open until the position is filled. Start date will begin on or about Aug. 1, 2022. Please send a request for the application form. Any questions regarding the application process can be directed to:

Sally Schreiner, Campus Administrator
824 10th Ave.; PO Box 129
Nebraska City, NE 68410