District Continuous Improvement (DCI) Consultant

Position Information

Position Title School Improvement Consultant Working Title District Continuous Improvement (DCI) Consultant Department 240070-Regional Professional Development Pay Rate $4000.00/Monthly FTE 1.0 FLSA Exempt Position Number 997145 Classification CJS16 Special Instructions to Applicants:

A complete UCM electronic application of employment, cover letter and resume required.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Review of applicants for this position will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

NOTE : A background check is required for the selected candidate of this position and any job offer is contingent on the results of this check.

The University of Central Missouri is an Equal Opportunity Employer and specifically invites applications from women, minorities, veteran status and people with disabilities.

Working hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
May have varied hours at times.

Bargaining Unit No Work Location Warrensburg Campus Posting Date 11/17/2020 Closing Date Open Until Filled Yes Position Purpose

PURPOSE Support District Continuous Improvement ( DCI ) through collaboration within a state system of support to advance and sustain a district-wide focus on an identified set of effective educational practices and increase the use of technologies to support implementation of professional development.

EXPECTED OUTCOMES Improved academic and social/behavioral outcomes for all students, but especially students with disabilities, through the development and implementation of a district-level system as referenced in the State Systemic Improvement Plan ( SSIP )

EVENT TYPES : Training, Planning, Communication, Collaboration, Regional and State Meetings/Conferences

Education & Formal Training Bachelor's degree (Specify field(s) of study below), Formal training (specify) Other Education & Formal Training

Bachelor’s degree in the following field(s) of study: education, special education, education administration or appropriate related field or evidence of equivalency

(Master’s Degree preferred)
Master’s degree in the following field(s) of study: educational leadership, technology, curriculum/assessment preferred.

Formal and informal group presentation skills, facilitation skills, educational coaching skills required.

Computer Skills Word-Processing, Spreadsheet, Presentation, Desktop Publishing, Other - Social Media Experience

Ten (10) years successful general and/or special education classroom teaching, school improvement planning, administration, or related experience in public education in Missouri.
Experience with group facilitation and presentation.

Other Experience Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements of Position: Criminal History check, Driver's license Other Licenses, Certificates, Registrations, & State/Federal Requirements

Valid teaching certificate and/or administrative certificate.

Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge: Human Relations/Interpersonal skills, Leadership skills: organization/meeting facilitation/project leadership, Physical abilities: mobility/strength/dexterity/balance/coordination/endurance, Ability to manage multiple concurrent projects and meet deadlines, Maintain confidentiality Other Special Skills, Abilities, and Knowledge

Mental skills, including concentration, memory, complex decision making, analytical thinking, and/or conceptual thinking.

Requires comprehensive knowledge of:
The following methodology and implementation processes relative to the District Continuous Improvement and Missouri Model Districts effort (including, but not limited to):
• Creating a collaborative culture
• Leadership and effective teaming
• Common formative assessments
• Goal setting (collective inquiry and problem solving)
• Continuous learning
• Research-based effective teaching/learning practices 19
• Data (collecting, analyzing, and data-based decision-making)
• Effective professional development standards for adult learners
• The change process and systems change
• Integration of school improvement efforts
• School-based implementation coaching
• Cultural awareness

Requires some knowledge of:
• Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support (SW- PBS )
• Response to Intervention ( RTI )
• Missouri Learning Standards
• Missouri Model Curriculum
• Missouri Educator Standards and Quality Indicators
• Essential Principles of Effective Evaluation
• Implementation and scaling up theory/practice
• Missouri School Improvement Program ( MSIP )
• Multi-tiered Systems of Support ( MTSS )

Requires a skill base of:
• Effective collaborative team facilitation processes/practices
• Group presentation skills
• Coaching, modeling, consulting, and facilitation skills
• Conflict resolution and problem-solving processes
• Leadership skills
• Use of technology to enhance professional development
• Delivery of high quality professional development coaching
• Meeting deadlines
• Accurately and timely preparing reports and progress logs

Specify sensory abilities: Physical & Environmental Factors: Lifting (weight) - minimum 20lbs Other Physical & Environmental Factors Lifting weight Special Working Conditions: Travel required, Irregular work hours, Professional appearance Other Special Working Conditions

Physical ability to travel by car

Ability to Keyboard No keyboarding test required. Special Qualifications: Other Special Qualifications Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents

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