Program Specialist (Special Education Instruction, Grades 2-5)
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|Position Type||Professional Faculty|
|Working Title||Program Specialist (Special Education Instruction, Grades 2-5)|
|School/Unit||School of Education|
|Number of Months||12|
|Tenure Status||Non-Tenure Eligible|
|Grant funded position?||Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant.|
Position Summary and Qualifications
|Mission or Goal of Unit||
The mission of the Partnership for People with Disabilities is to partner with communities to support, respect, and include individuals with disabilities and their families. The Partnership works with others to increase choices for individuals, change systems, improve services, and affect public policy. The organization prepares personnel concerned with developmental disabilities, provides technical assistance (TA), conducts research, disseminates information, and engages in advocacy and prevention activities.
To improve educational opportunities and contribute to the success of children and youth with disabilities (ages birth to 22) by increasing the capacity of school personnel, service providers and families to meet the needs of children & youth with disabilities; and, to foster the state improvement goals for personnel development, which address improving the performance of children & youth with disabilities by enhancing the knowledge, skills, abilities and performance of all personnel who work with them in Superintendent’s Regions 1 and 8 of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
|Chief purpose of this position in support of above mission or goal||
The Virginia Department of Education’s Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is seeking an experienced and dynamic professional to serve as a Program Specialist for personnel serving children and youth with disabilities. The professional will join a team of Program Specialists who provide training and technical assistance to schools, school divisions and state operated programs in the central and Southside Virginia regions. Technical assistance is focused on school improvement for schools which did not meet Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) for students with disabilities This is a twelve month non-tenure track position that is grant funded through June 30, 2018. The position is located at the T/TAC office in Richmond. Salary will be determined by experience in the field and educational degrees obtained. Full benefits will accompany the position. This is a twelve-month non-tenure track position that is grant funded through June 30, 2018.
1. Provide long term technical assistance and coaching to low performing schools that do not meet AMOs for students with disabilities, and facilitate school-based or division-wide teams that implement initiatives as specified in their school improvement plans (e.g., differentiated instruction, continuum of placement options);
-Eligible for (or already possess) a Virginia license with endorsement in special education, or a similar license from another state.
-Master’s degree (M.Ed, MT, MA, MS) in Special Education, Curriculum and Instruction or Administration & Supervision.
• A minimum of six years of teaching students with disabilities in grades 2-5, with an emphasis on collaborative instruction;
• Experience working on school improvement goals as part of a school or division wide team
Posting Detail Information
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Application Deadline Date|
|Proposed Hire Date||05/22/2017|
|Type of Search||National|
|Application Process/Additional Information||
To apply submit your application online at http://www.vcujobs.com. Your application must include: 1) an application letter describing how your education and employment experiences meet the required qualifications, 2) a complete and current vita, 3) three references who have knowledge of the skills, worked with or supervised the applicant whom we may contact directly (including telephone numbers and email addresses). To be considered you must meet all required qualifications. For questions, please contact Cheryl Bishop at email@example.com or call (804) 827-9989.
Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
|Posted Salary||$53,927 -$67,660|
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