Humboldt County Office of Education - Executive Director – Humboldt – Del Norte SELPA
Humboldt County Office of Education
Location: Eureka, California
Type: Full Time
Salary: $120,616.00 - $150,770.00
Manager, Director Level
Masters: $1,250, Doctorate: $1,500, 220 work days per year, Employer-paid family health, dental and vision insurance,
Paid educational association membership
Internal Number: 5331
Under the general direction of the Humboldt-Del Norte Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) Policy Council, with the HCOE Superintendent serving as the Administrative Unit, the SELPA Executive Director oversees the implementation of the adopted SELPA plan and works to assure the legal compliance of all district members relative to SELPA Plan policies and applicable state and federal laws. The SELPA Executive Director is responsible for conducting evaluation studies, recommending necessary program modifications, and working collaboratively with member districts to ensure that a full continuum of program options is available to serve children identified as needing special education services. The SELPA Executive Director is responsible for implementing a comprehensive array of in-service programs designed to support both county-operated and local district special education instructional programs. The SELPA Executive Director serves as a liaison between the SELPA and other special education programs on a regional and statewide basis. Budget development and monitoring is a shared responsibility of the SELPA Executive Director working in cooperation with the members of the SELPA Policy Council and consultation with HCOE Business Department staff.
Qualifications: California Administrative Credential required. Demonstrate competence in communicating effectively with staff, district personnel, members of the public, and representatives of other local, state, and federal agencies. Possess a valid California Driver’s License or otherwise insure the ability to attend to duties at multiple worksites during the day. Possess at least eight (8) years of successful supervisory or administrative experience, including at least three (3) years in a responsible site or central office special education administrative capacity. Have developed particular expertise in special education program planning and familiarity with a broad range of educational law. Demonstrate strong leadership, organizational, communication, and human relations skills, including the skills of mediation and group consensus building. Possess an advanced degree and experience/training in program and budget planning; staff and curriculum development; staff and program evaluation, and special education program administration.
Our Mission: The mission of the Humboldt County Office of Education is to advocate on behalf of the needs of local districts and students, provide expanded learning opportunities for students, promote improved student achievement, and support fiscal responsibility in local school districts.Our Values - Trust: We align our words with our actions to accomplish shared goals. We model integrity, share transparently, demonstrate professional credibility, and follow through with care. Respect: We create a safe place to learn, work, and serve others. We value input, listen to understand different perspectives, demonstrate empathy, and work to be helpful as a member of our team.
Collaboration: We value working together to achieve the best outcomes for those we serve. Our shared commitment is to increase communication, remove silos, reduce barriers, and problem-solve effectively. HCOE Pillars of Organizational Excellence - We strive for outstanding service: Our educational community and partners access our services and recommend them to others. Programs and services are relevant and impactful. Our daily efforts are responsive, aligned, and consistent to those we serve using evidence to gui...de our decisions.We develop our people and culture: We respect our people and value their individual experience and perspective. Each member of our team is empowered and supported to grow professionally. We prioritize time to build trust, collaborate, learn, and contribute to a positive workplace.We maximize the impact of our resources: We build internal capacity to understand needs and stakeholder feedback. All staff work to align resources (people, money, time), and the impact of their efforts to improve efficiency and sustain value for those we serve. We prepare students for their preferred future: All children and youth know they are cared for and belong. They are capable, supported, on track, and demonstrate positive relationships and aligned behavior.Our students grow in their independence. They learn to access and use community resources to advance their financial, social, emotional, vocational, military, and/or education transitions.
Humboldt County is best known for its magnificent coastal redwoods, the largest trees in the world. It is a rural county with about 110 miles of coastline, more than any other county in the state, making it a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Whether you enjoy hiking trails, secluded beaches, charming historic towns, family-friendly festivals, or a robust artistic community, there is something for everyone. Come experience the quieter side of California and discover why Humboldt County is truly a world all of its own.