Program Manager of Integrated Special Education (ISE) Specialist

Job Type

Full Time




United States


The Program Manager of ISE Instruction is an exempt position that will work under the direction and supervision of the Regional Special Education Director/Manager. The Rocketship Associate Program Manager of ISE Instruction works closely with the ISE & Achievement teams to support and develop accessible instruction for Rocketeers. The Associate Program Manager of ISE Instruction develops and implements professional development that can be implemented across the network, working with regional leads to ensure that professional development is relevant and appropriate to drive student achievement for all students. Finally, the Program Manager of ISE Instruction will help implement key network initiatives for the 2018-2019 school year, working with teammates in a cross-departmental manner to ensure alignment and efficiency across the content areas.

Essential Duties: 

Develops Unit & Lesson plans for intervention academic & behavior curriculum 

Provides coaching & resources to School Leaders Managing ISE 

Design and support the implementation of progress monitoring systems, instructional and co-teaching structures and resources 

Collaborate across teams to develop instructional plans that are accessible for all Rocketeers 

Develop ISE exemplar videos and lessons, centralized resources; storyboards, word banks, anchor charts, etc 

Non-Essential Duties: 

Participate in developing annual department goals/objectives, and assist in evaluation of reports, decisions, and results of department in relation to established goals 

Leverage all systems, tools, and resources to support completion of ISE projects 

Initiate, manage, or participate in special projects in support of network initiatives 

Other ISE duties as assigned


Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, School Psychology or related field (Master’s degree preferred) 

5+ years experience in special education 

Deep commitment to Rocketship’s mission to eliminate the achievement gap within our lifetimes 

Thorough understanding of best practices for supporting students with intensive academic needs 

Excellent analytical and data-based decision making skills; proven ability to interpret multiple metrics and use data to inform action plans for students and schools 

Superior consultation skills; track record of “managing through influence” and driving results from multiple stakeholders without direct oversight 

Experience working in a charter school environment (strongly preferred) 

Experience working in an elementary school environment (strongly preferred) 

Comfortable working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, with a demonstrated ability and desire to flexibly shift responsibilities over time as the role and department evolve 

Strong customer-service orientation in approach to work with teachers and school leaders 

Proven ability as a trainer and coach; someone who can deliver compelling professional development to adults and to whom people naturally turn for trusted advice 

Team player with extraordinary written and oral communication skills 

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

2-year degree