Ed-Teaching And Leadership
Culturally Responsive Specialist
Commensurate with Experience
Standard University business hours
8:30am – 5:00pm (academic year)
8:00am – 4:30pm (summer)
Hours may vary based on operational needs.
Unionized Position Code
The Regional Partnership Center ( RPC ) Training Specialist will
provide training and technical assistance to share
promising/effective practices to a variety of stakeholders
throughout the Mid-State Region. The Training Specialist will
engage in systems change work, providing a variety of supports
including regional learning opportunities, targeted skills groups,
and intensive partnerships. They will be expected to independently
perform assignments and apply their own experience/knowledge of
high-leverage special education practices and procedures to achieve
This is an eleven (11) month position with the month of July off
with full time benefits.
- Master’s degree in Special Education or related field
(psychology, counseling, education, etc.) required.
- Three (3) plus years of experience providing professional
development (PD) and/or technical assistance (TA).
- Three (3) plus years of experience working in a school setting
with special education students.
- School Certification preferred.
Job Specific Qualifications
Culturally Responsive Educator:
- All RPC Professional Staff:
- Understanding of adult learning principles and collaborative
- Experience working professionally with a variety of
stakeholders, including parents, educators, school administrators,
and community agencies using an intensive team approach.
- Experience providing evidence-based coaching and PD
- Knowledge of evidence-based and high-leverage practices for
children birth-21 and ability to integrate new evidence-based
practices as directed.
- Strong understanding of federal and NYS special education
- Highly developed analytical, technical, computer, oral and
written communication skills.
- High-level of persuasion and negotiation skills.
- Experience building strong collaborations and applying highly
developed creative and problem-solving skills.
- A strong understanding of the needs of bilingual/ELLs with
suspected or identified disabilities.
- Strong understanding of the acquisition of language for
bilingual or ELLs with suspected or identified disabilities.
- Plan, implement, and evaluate regional training, technical
assistance and professional development (PD) activities to create
systemic change, utilizing tools and training materials developed
and/or reviewed by NYSED, under the direction of the RPC
- Provide resources and materials to promote the implementation
of evidence-based practices. Use evidence-based coaching and PD
strategies in school districts identified by NYSED for areas of
non-compliance or in need of assistance; provide feedback on
implementation of evidence-based practices.
- Engage in the planning process outlined by the NYSED, statewide
- Collaborate with other Training Specialists of the Mid-State
RPC and the regional leadership team to develop and implement
action plans. Per NYSED direction, work in collaboration with the
FACE Centers to provide capacity building focused on family and
- Maintain data on training and technical assistance activities
to assist in analyzing the effectiveness of the activities to
support needs of the region and inform program reporting to the
state. Report on activities regularly to supervisor.
- Other duties as assigned.
In addition to completing an online application, please attach a
resume and cover letter.
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