Project Ready Project Manager/Early Learning Specialist

Department: Education

Reports to: Laura Saylor

Status: Exempt


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

Customer Service:

  • 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
Attention to Detail:

  • 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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