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Join Our Team as the Fred Saigh Leadership Academy Coordinator


The Fred Saigh Leadership Academy (FSLA) Coordinator will plan and organize the Academy program managed by the Special Education Foundation. This position will work directly with the students served by the Special School District once per month while establishing and maintaining relationships with community leaders and scheduling site visits for community-based learning experiences.

This is a Part-Time, 12-month contracted position starting the 2025 school year, and the Leadership Academy Coordinator will report to the SEF Program & Communications Manager.

The FSLA Coordinator will help engage students and community leaders once per month, gaining awareness of the impact of active leadership on community issues. The Coordinator will help to empower students to become better citizens, equipped with self-assurance and confidence, and prepare them to take on leadership roles in high school, college, and beyond.


An essential qualification for this position is the passion for helping students with disabilities. Qualified applicants should have a Bachelor's degree in Special Education or related field, and a minimum of 3 years of work experience in the field of education.

This position requires strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills and the ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with students, parents, and key stakeholders in the community, and facilitate teaching in each monthly session.

Applicants should be a self-starter with strong organizational skills to develop and maintain a master calendar and daily schedule. Experience scheduling monthly visits within the community, securing materials for each event, and arranging transportation will be an important part of the role. 

We are looking for someone who demonstrates an understanding of differentiated instruction and the behavioral dynamics of all disabilities, including the emotionally disturbed and autistic populations. Adapt to the challenges of individual student needs and foster acceptance and inclusion of all students within the program.

The coordinator will also work with SEF staff to plan the FSLA graduation, program, invitation, video, and facilitate the event.     


This is a 12-month, contracted position. Part-time schedule, approximately 10-16 hours per month with one day per month working directly with the students. Remote, flexible schedule; however, the FSLA coordinator should reside in the St. Louis region; $12,000/year. 

To apply, email your resume with a cover letter to Shannon Benedek, SEF Program & Communications Manager, at

The application closes July 19, 2024