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Statewide Low Incidence Disability Specialist: Developmental Adapted Physical Education (DAPE)


The individual occupying the position of Statewide Low Incidence Disability Specialist will become part of a team in providing leadership and support for Metro ECSU Special Education Programs in the categorical areas of Developmental Adapted Physical Education. This position is grant funded for 52 days per year (equivalent to 20% or .2 FTE) with up to 5 days of training/planning between June-September, prior to the official start date of October 1, 2021.   
The activities of this position will include the following:

  1. Serve as the primary educational contact for Minnesota school personnel and families with regard to technical support and resources in the special education area of Developmental Adapted Physical Education;
  2. Serve as an educational liaison in the area of Developmental Adapted Physical Education with appropriate local and state agencies in an effort to strengthen interagency collaboration and effectively address the needs of students and their families in current and future settings (Examples: MN Department of Education; MN Department of Human Services; MN Department of Health; institutions of higher education, advocacy organizations, etc.);
  3. Facilitate the statewide Developmental Adapted Physical Education meetings, including, but not limited to, giving professional development presentations; coordinating meetings; providing support with planning, registration, facility use, and technology support; and providing ongoing statewide updates;
  4. Coordinate electronic communication forums, social media and Mailing Lists, including membership management, approval of postings, and periodic internal system updates;
  5. Coordinate, develop, organize and facilitate professional development opportunities and resources for a broad spectrum of audiences (including general and special educators, related service providers, families, and other professional collaborators) which address the educational needs of students who receive Developmental Adapted Physical Education services.
  6. Serve as an organizational and disability-specific contact/representative and/or presenter in educational and community-based professional conferences, webinars, roundtable discussions, panels, exhibits, etc.;
  7. Actively participate or submit updates and communication as a member and disability representative in scheduled agency meetings, such as monthly Low Incidence Leadership Forum (LILF) meetings and MN Low Incidence Projects LIS meetings; and in Metro ECSU meetings, as appropriate;
  8. Serve as a disability-specific resource to all regions in Minnesota, including participation at occasional regional meetings, as appropriate; and maintaining close communication with all regional low incidence facilitators (RLIFs), including posting and sharing monthly updates;
  9. Provide oversight and support for development and updating of public media sources such as website content, online professional development tools, program brochures, and statewide disability manuals;
  10. Development of annual program goals, including associated budgetary planning;
  11. And other duties as assigned.


  1. Current Developmental Adapted Physical Education Minnesota Teacher License or demonstration of content expertise via employment credentials
  2. Minimum of 5 years of experience teaching within the field of Developmental Adapted Physical Education; leadership experience in an educational setting preferred.
  3. In-depth understanding and application of Minnesota special education disability criteria, Statute and Rule in the area of Developmental Adapted Physical Education
  4. Ability to direct activities, prioritize work responsibilities, and complete work in a timely manner, including progress reporting as requested by the Low Incidence Projects Director/Director of Special Education
  5. Effective interpersonal communication and leadership skills in a variety of settings and situations; demonstrate ability to work positively and professionally with others
  6. Display a comfort in public speaking to small and large audiences; has conference speaking and/or professional development presentation experience

Email cover letter and resume to:

Gail Jankowski, Gail.Jankowski@metroecsu.org

Please direct questions concerning salary and benefits to:

Ingrid Aasan, Ingrid.Aasan@metroecsu.org

Application deadline:

This posting is open until filled.

Metro ECSU is an equal opportunity employer.

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Ingrid Aasan, Ingrid.Aasan@metroecsu.org

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