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Vacancy Title:    TEACHER IN CHARGE   

2013-14 School year beginning September 1, 2013                  

Job Order Number:   4081a           


Domicile Location:   Fulton, MO

Section/Office:  Missouri School for the Deaf

Salary:   $31,992 annually (salary based on working 219 days, 7 hours, 5 years qualified experience)

Deadline:   open until filled




           Possession of a Bachelor's or Master's Degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in Deaf Education, School Administration, or related field with emphasis on administering programs for the Deaf.


Missouri State Teaching Certification.


Must meet the required American Sign Language competency level of Advanced within 3 years of hire date.


Minimum of five years experience as a classroom teacher working with the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.


(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.)






Assists in organizing and administering the educational program.


           Assists in the direction, supervision, and evaluation of teachers and support staff.


           Counsels with students and/or parents as necessary.


           Assists in the interviewing and selection of faculty.


           Chairs IEP meetings as assigned by the School Supervisor. 


           Assists in coordinating the annual Standardized Testing Program.

           Plans yearly class schedules for students and teachers.


           Articulates the school program to visitors.


           Assists in establishing and maintaining effective student behavior management programs and plans.


           Serves as a member of the intake team evaluating prospective students.


           Teaches on an as needed basis.


           Acts as Cost Center Manager for the appropriate educational program. Responsible for budgeting, recommending purchases, fixed assets, timekeeping, and coordination with school support activities.


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:  11 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.