PROFESSIONAL LEARNING SPECIALIST

Under the oversight of the Project Director, the Professional Learning Specialist provides support for teachers by planning, collaborating, organizing, mentoring and facilitating change to implement school-wide cultures of professional learning, collaboration, inquiry and high standards for student achievement.

Responsibilities:
· Coordinate formalized professional needs assessment, professional development planning and implementation in assigned schools· Connect educators to available, appropriate learning opportunities

· Provide on-site guidance to teachers in carrying out knowledge gained from professional learning and foster continued contact and collaboration among educations before and after instances of professional learning 

· Assist teachers and principals in creating a school-wide Professional Learning Community (PLC) culture so that PLCs may serve as the vehicle for teacher development in order to achieve high standards for student learning

· Co-lead the PLC Coach Certification program to support teachers in becoming facilitative leaders in their building by providing training and support teachers as they create a robust portfolio of PLC experiences and reflections

· Facilitate regular PLC meetings and trainings within and across schools to create overlapping communities of social learning, reflection and professional growth

· Recognize best practices by schools and consultants and share with broader CEI community

· Create content for CEI Google courses, trainings and training documents, and newsletters

· In partnership with principals, create a customized induction program for novice teachers so they receive the coaching, support, and learning needed as new to the school or new to the profession teachers

· Support the implementation of Instructional Rounds to observe practice and improve pedagogy across a network of schools

· Develop and deliver engaging workshops and seminars on a variety of topics in area of expertise (such as PLCs, curriculum, instruction, assessment, aligning practices to the Common Core Standards)

· Co-implement a Data Use program with elements of research-based data inquiry practices, PLC work, and data analysis services

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s in education or related field
Minimum of 5 years of recent teaching experience
Minimum of 3 years of experience in Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
Minimum of 2 years of experience in delivery of professional development

Preferred Qualifications:
Master’s degree in education

Knowledge of:
· Common Core
· Professional Learning Communities
· Data inquiry / data use processes for school improvement
· Current research on pedagogy
· Classroom challenges

Ability to:
· Effectively support the professional development of teachers at a range of levels
· Apply knowledge of current research and theory to a variety of school instructional programs
· Model reflective cycles of instructional planning, observation and assessment
· Form teacher and principal relationships built on trust and mutual respect
· Convey a strong pursuit of ongoing professional learning
· Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
· Remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations
· Contribute to a positive environment in which learning and improvement is the central focus

Salary: Competitive; plus fringe benefits
Start Date: Immediately

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, CEI welcomes applications from all candidates and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity/expression, disability, religion, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, creed, status without regard public assistance, or socioeconomic status.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1

Job Requirements

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

Contact Information

Eileen Witt

28 West 44th Street, Suite 801
NYC, New York 10036
Phone: 2123028800
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