Project Ready Project Manager/Early Learning Specialist
Reports to: Laura Saylor
The School of Education at Mount St. Joseph University invites applications for a .75 (10-month), Project Manager & Early Learning Specialist for the Project Ready research project. The position will begin in August of 2021. The successful candidate will have a strong background in reading science, experience teaching preschool, structured literacy training, experience training and coaching teachers, and at least 5 years of teaching experience in preschool-grade 1. Duties:
The candidate will be expected to work with the director of the research project to ensure the project is implemented and evaluated as planned. This will involve creating & revise curriculum materials, conducting professional learning experiences, conducting a monthly meeting with preschool teachers, helping to create web professional learning modules, providing coaching & problem-solving support for schools as they implement the new curriculum.
Additional responsibilities may include:
* Inputting data
* Monitoring and refining program evaluation plans
* Training other team members
* Creating materials for use within the classroom
* Contributes to team effort by welcoming new and different work requirements; exploring new opportunities to enhance the services of the division; helping others accomplish related job results as and where needed. Primary Contacts: School of Education faculty and staff Supervision Exercised: None
Education: Masters degree in reading science. Experience: Extensive experience preparing practitioners in evidence-based educational practices; experience working with diverse students, families, and schools; and experience teaching preschool and coaching preschool teachers. Specialized Training: Orton Gillingham training, preschool training, Early Childhood LETRS, Montessori training Skills/Attributes
- Exhibit a "customer first" orientation in providing exceptional service in all responsibilities and interactions demonstrating versatility in handling people and situations
- Adapt willingly and quickly to changing priorities, responsibilities, and students' (or other customer) needs and expectations; anticipate and identify students' (or other customer) needs
- Demonstrate an ability to facilitate transition and counsel students towards the realization of full educational potential
- Demonstrated ability to recognize, appreciate and serve culturally diverse populations, special needs, and others
- Available to rotate through multiple time frames of service operations
- Demonstrate an enthusiastic approach to duties and a commitment to liberal arts education
- Collaborate well with others and help make (Division) staff a cohesive group
- Communicate, cooperate and collaborate well with others to achieve common office, division or University goals
- Willingly assists in various responsibilities as appropriate within the (Division) Division and other areas of the college as appropriate as required during high service demand times
- Develop and nurture an effective, productive, and respectful rapport and working relationship with students, faculty and staff co-workers, and various campus and community constituencies maintaining an appropriate level of professionalism
- Demonstrate strong interpersonal and organizational skills, a sense of humor, flexibility, and creativity
- Demonstrate strong written, telephone, and electronic (email and internet) communication skills and strengths in public speaking
- Communicate information clearly and concisely and listen well to others
- Maintain a high level of accuracy, consistently reviewing work to detect errors, oversights, or omissions
- Take immediate and independent action when necessary assuming initiative for creative problem solving
- Demonstrate creativity and high energy
- Accomplish tasks with follow through to completion
- Must possess an aptitude for technological development and its implications for appropriate automation of office; proficient in Microsoft Office
Work Environment, Physical Demands:
- Multiple service hours; computer data input; multiple concurrent tasks with service interruptions; extensive customer contact; strict confidentiality; detailed work.
To apply, please upload a cover letter, resume, and contact information with three professional references via Paycom.
A review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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