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By April 25, 2024May 13th, 2024Featured, Searches

The Company

The 10,000 educators and healthcare professionals employed by FullBloom are driven by a common purpose: to positively impact the educational, behavioral, and social-emotional welfare of every child with whom we engage, no matter the child’s individual circumstance. They dedicate their careers to improving outcomes for at-risk and struggling youth, including those with learning and emotional disabilities. In doing so, they play a truly crucial role in the lives of children, their families, and their communities. Their purpose drives their performance, and they are looking for individuals who want to make an impact. They directly serve over 150,000 students and children every year helping them overcome a range of academic and non-academic learning barriers. FullBloom has three operating divisions – Catapult Learning, Specialized Education Services, Inc (SESI), and Little Leaves Behavioral Services.

Specialized Education Services, Inc

Specialized Education Services, Inc. (SESI), a division of FullBloom, is a premier provider of education services for K-12 students who require additional educational and behavioral supports to overcome challenges that impede success in a traditional school setting. SESI partners with school districts to run in-district classrooms and standalone schools that meet the academic, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of special education students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Emotional Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, and other challenges; and alternative education students in need of trauma-informed education. Implementing a research-based education model that incorporates supportive therapies, positive behavior interventions and supports, life skills training, and workforce development programs – as well as professional learning for special education teachers – SESI guides students toward success in and out of the classroom. SESI proudly serves more than 7,000 students in over 95 day schools and more than 90 in-district classrooms, and partners with over 600 school districts nationwide. SESI is accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED).

The Private Equity Investors

American Securities is a leading U.S. private equity firm with approximately $26 billion under management. Based in New York with offices in Shanghai, the firm invests in market-leading North American companies with annual revenues generally ranging from $200 million to $2 billion. Their mission is to generate superior returns by making investments in great businesses and helping management better them.


Reporting to the President of SESI, the Vice President of Programming and Training is responsible for overseeing all aspects of onboarding, training and professional development initiatives within SESI. The new VP will provide leadership and guidance in identifying professional development needs and opportunities for special education staff, fostering a culture of lifelong learning and skill enhancement.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Develop a comprehensive training strategy aligned with the organization’s mission, vision, and goals, focusing on continuous improvement in special education practices
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts to design and implement specialized training curricula tailored to the diverse needs of educators, administrators, and support staff working in special education
  • Oversee the planning, organization, and delivery of training programs, workshops, and professional development sessions for special education staff at all levels, utilizing a variety of formats including in-person sessions, online modules, and blended learning approaches
  • Implement and maintain a robust system for tracking training participation, completion, and outcomes, utilizing learning management software or other tracking tools to monitor staff progress, identify training needs, and ensure compliance with regulatory requirements

 Ideal Candidate

You are a special education expert, currently work or have worked in a training and leadership role within a multi-site, K12 school environment. You have a proven track record of measurable success in providing professional development initiatives to a large population of adult learners.

You should have the following experiences and skill sets:

  • Strong instructional design skills with experience in developing and delivering training curriculum for diverse audiences
  • Successful experience evaluating LMS to provide asynchronous training curriculum
  • Experience with creating metrics around training, and setting KPIs aligned with strategic training goals
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and inspire a team, fostering a collaborative and inclusive work environment

Learn More

The Knowledge Leaders search process is thorough and may include: a written assessment, multiple interviews (recorded and in person), background and social media checks, employment and education verifications, a drug screen, and professional reference checking. After all, our mission is to transform education by recruiting the best world leaders.

Submit your resume to Peggy Williams at Knowledge Leaders.

Knowledge Leaders, LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and candidates for employment. Knowledge Leaders, LLC prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.