The Virginia Department of Education’s Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) at Radford University is seeking a qualified and experienced education professional to provide training and consultation related to the performance of students with disabilities in K-12 schools targeted for assistance. We are looking for a dynamic candidate who is interested in a work environment that affords ongoing personal learning opportunities, collaboration with colleagues, and an opportunity to influence inclusive educational practices. This is a grant-funded position, through the Virginia Department of Education. The RU TTAC team provides professional development and support designed to assist public schools in addressing accountability and improvement goals for students with disabilities in 34 school divisions in southwestern Virginia. This is a twelve-month position with a competitive salary commensurate with experience and educational credentials and an excellent state benefits package. Primary responsibilities include (1) providing coaching and professional development regarding evidence-based practices in: instructional and learning strategies in literacy and/or mathematics; academic and behavioral instruction and supports within a tiered system; inclusive practices and co-teaching; explicit instruction; and/or universal design for learning and differentiated instruction, and (2) increasing the capacity of schools and divisions to improve outcomes of students with disabilities through data-based decision making, systems change through capacity building, and team development. This is a grant-funded position, through the Virginia Department of Education; continuation of position is contingent on continued annual funding and performance.
Advanced degree in Special Education, Education (Curriculum & Instruction or Math/Literacy), Educational Leadership, or related discipline; or equivalent education, experience, and/or training.
Knowledge of effective practices and current issues in the field of education and special education; considerable working knowledge and application of research-supported, instructional strategies for academic and nonacademic instruction for students with disabilities in elementary/middle/secondary education; and extensive understanding of school teams and school improvement efforts related to academic achievement for students with disabilities in K-12 education. Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing; effective computer and technology skills for office work and presentations; provision of effective professional development; experience working independently and as part of a team; experience working within diverse school cultures; and experience locating and interpreting current educational research. Must be willing and able to travel frequently, with occasional overnight travel and to work flexible hours, including some weekends.
Knowledge and implementation of evidence-based instructional strategies in reading and/or math; experience in the application of universal design for learning in schools; experience in developing and implementing IEPs (Individualized Education Program); experience providing instruction in inclusive public education settings; experience interpreting state and federal educational regulations; and experience providing embedded professional development to teachers and administrators in curriculum and instructional practices, facilitating school change and improvement, school team facilitation, and working/consulting with classroom teachers on academic content and strategies, with an emphasis in literacy and/or mathematics, are highly desirable. Advanced degree in Special Education strongly preferred.
Review of applications will begin on May 7 and will continue until the position is filled. Only online applications will be accepted. You can apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references at http://jobs.radford.edu/postings/6089.
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