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Director of Special Services

Ball State University

Last Updated: 5/26/23

Job Description

Burris Laboratory School

Director of Special Services

Ball State University

Burris Laboratory School welcomes applications for Director of Special Services.

Burris Laboratory School was established to provide a stellar K-12 educational environment in which pre-service teachers from Ball State University observe and provide learning opportunities for students with highly effective teachers using innovative instructional strategies aligned with Indiana standards.

The Burris Director of Special services will provide leadership, support, and innovative training to teachers and staff who work with students with disabilities. To remain current in special education law and trends in order to provide students with disabilities a free and appropriate public education as well as the richest and most equitable educational experience the school can provide. Analysis and interpretation of student data. Work with staff on the interpretation of student data to ensure mastery of learning.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from a regionally accredited university by date of employment; obtain an emergency license by date of employment, if needed. At least three years of building level teaching experience in special education.

Candidates for searches must have current authorization to be employed in the U.S. without employer sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: Masters or doctorate degree from a regionally accredited university in special education or related education field. Indiana certification for Special Education Director, Superintendent License, or Building Administrator. Working toward, hold or be eligible to hold Indiana certification for Director of Special Education licensure and other certification appropriate to the assignment. Three years of experience as a Special Education Director or Central Office Administrator or Building level K-12 principal. Three years of building level teaching experience and experience working with special needs students.

Apply online at: Include the following documents with your application: resume and cover letter. The option to upload transcripts is available. Original, official transcripts showing the highest related degree earned is required at the time of hire (even if obtained at BSU). Degree verification will be conducted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted through June 21, 2021.

The university offers an excellent wellness program and extensive benefits offerings to include a generous paid time off package and paid parental leave. For further information regarding benefits please visit:

Ball State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status.

Company Details

Muncie, Indiana, United States
Ball State University is located in Muncie, Indiana, on an attractive campus 45 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Approximately 22,000 graduate and undergraduate students enroll in one of eight academic colleges that offer 120 undergraduate programs. We offer more than 140 master’s, doctoral, certificate, and specialist degrees, with many of them ranking among the best in the nation. Ball Sta...