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Division of International Special Education and Services

The Division of International Special Education and Services (DISES), a division of the Council for Exceptional Children, promotes knowledge, exchange, collaboration, human rights and advocacy to those who provide services for individuals with disabilities. DISES promotes international communication, cooperation, and progress in education and services for children who have disabilities and/or gifts and talents. DISES serves as a catalyst for the international exchange of special education practice, promotes international research, and sponsors forums for professional development, and establishes networks that foster international association. You can visit the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) website here (


DISES is looking for a DISES member who has significant applied knowledge of social media, including the opportunities and challenges that exist when maintaining an active social media presence. The individual nominated to this newly created position will have a large impact on our membership, recruitment, and advocacy for those we support.
This individual will collaborate with the Information and Publications Officer to develop a social media agenda to further our strategic goals. Responsibilities will include managing our current social media accounts, maintaining an active presence online across all platforms, monitoring membership engagement in our online communities, and recommending additional outlets to broaden our digital presence.
If YOU are this individual, please submit your nomination using this Google form link.
For full consideration, submit applications before July 1, 2016.
For more information, please email DISES.
Note: Because this volunteer position requires an ongoing commitment of time to DISES, a small annual honorarium of $500 is provided to support the time and effort required in this position.
Social Media Director Responsibilities
  • Create, monitor, and maintain relevant social media accounts
  • Post information about DISES activities across DISES social media platforms
  • Setup weekly tasks and activities for all social media outlets
  • Collaborate with the Membership Officer on social media initiatives
  • Monitor social media trends and competition
  • Report to the Information and Publications Officer to ensure a cohesive social media identity
  • Provide monthly reports to the Management Team and the Information and Publications Officer, with statistics and results for each account
  • Propose new social media initiatives in collaboration with members of the DISES Board of Directors
  • Familiarity with a variety of social media outlets
  • Active DISES member for 3 or more years
  • Ability to maintain a minimum of 4 hours/month implementing social media for DISES.
  • Current involvement in special education issues and services