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Instructional Specialist, Professional Development Center for Educators

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Work type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Trainers & Educators, Full Time

PAY GRADE: 31E

CONTEXT OF THE JOB:

Search Committee will begin reviewing applications on March 1

Under the limited direction of the Sr. Associate Director in the Professional Development Center for Educators, the Instructional Specialist will work with schools to provide quality professional development for teachers and administrators in the area of English Language Arts.  Through the offering of workshops, demonstration lessons, coaching and mentorship, the Instructional Specialist will work to enhance PK-12 teachers' instructional knowledge and pedagogy and student outcomes in partnership schools. The Instructional Coach will support grant-funded initiatives and research projects in CEHD that are aimed at improving PK-12 education.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop professional development aimed at enhancing the teachers' and administrators' knowledge and pedagogy for literacy teaching.
  • Work with PDCE’s Director and Senior Associate Director to secure external funding to improve teaching and learning in PK-12 schools. 
  • Participate in development, implementation and maintenance of PDCE policies, objectives, short-and long-range planning; develop and implement projects to assist in accomplishment of established goals. 
  • Coach/mentor PK-12 teachers in activities that enhance students’ knowledge and skills linked to state-adopted educational standards; work directly with teachers in developing appropriate lesson plans. 
  • Observe teachers in classroom to assess relevant skills, and recommend methods and strategies appropriate for the classroom. 
  • Assure fidelity of activities to evolving national and state initiatives.
  • Serve on state committees and participate in initiatives. 
  • Support teachers, curriculum specialists, and curriculum directors in curriculum revision linked to state-adopted standards, curricula, and assessments. 
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in reading education, or other related field, and four years’ K-12 classroom teaching experience in the area of English Language Arts. 
  • Competency in current evidence-based instructional strategies. 
  • Effective organization and communication skills, both oral and written. 
  • Credibility with teachers, school/district staff administration, and DOE personnel. 
  • Experience providing professional development and technical assistance in integrating new strategies and techniques into classroom instruction. 
  • Ability to problem solve, implement, and evaluate solutions. 
  • Program planning and organizational skills. 
  • Ability to work with a wide variety of educational stakeholders internal and external to the University. 
  • Supervisory/leadership experience in curriculum development and assessment design.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid driver’s license and the ability to travel in-state and out-of-state with short notice, sometimes for a week.

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