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Sr Educational Leadership Specialist

University of Delaware
Delaware, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Business Administration
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Non-Tenured Track
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Full Time
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University of Delaware

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Delaware is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at

Job No: 498837
Work Type: Staff
Location: Newark
Categories: Full Time, Trainers & Educators

Pay Grade: 32E

Context of the Job:

Under the limited direction of the Director of the Delaware Academy for School Leadership, the Sr. Educational Leadership Specialist must be an equity focused leader committed to working with and supporting educators by designing and delivering high quality professional development, coaching teachers and administrators, and influencing state policy.

This position requires someone with significant experience and success in PK-12 leadership, particularly in underperforming urban and or rural schools with diverse populations. In addition to coaching and professional development, experience working with Professional Learning Communities (PLCs), School Improvement Planning and Performance Evaluation Systems for Teachers and Administrators is required.

A Sr. Educational Leadership Specialist must be committed to growing and developing school leaders across the career continuum, in preparation to address the challenges of leading schools and districts in the 21st-century.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Develop partnerships with school districts and schools.
  • Serve as Leadership Coach, aligning services to specific contract requirements.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate customized professional development and coaching services to school and district leaders.
  • Assist school leaders in developing and implementing School Improvement Plans and Strategic Plans.
  • Plan and provide training in teacher evaluation using the Delaware Performance Appraisal System and the Delaware Teacher Growth and Support System.
  • Plan and implement training sessions for professional networks of principal supervisors, principals, and assistant principals.
  • Respond to Request for Proposals from the Delaware Department of Education and other external funders.
  • Provide policy leadership by serving on state and national committees.
  • Continue to develop scholarship in educational leadership by submitting articles and blogs for publication as well as making presentations at educational conferences.
  • Leadership in the Principal Preparation Program. Roles could include: Program Lead, Instructor, Internship Coordinator, Mentor, Coach.
    • Engage in the development of PPP course curriculum and assessments as needed. Promote and advertise the program to prospective students.
    • Recruit, coordinate and supervise UDEL PPP Instructors.
    • Maintain communications and relationships with PPP program graduates.
    • Manage Data: Collect, review and report out the data related to UDEL PPP. Submit and maintain reports on UDEL PPP to state agencies and the University as needed.
    • Work with DASL Director and EDD Faculty as needed to support students in the program to obtain certification.
    • Work with the DASL Director to ensure continued renewal and evaluation of the UDEL PPP.
  • Lead the UDEL Superintendent Certificate Program
    • Develop a course of study to be submitted for approval to the State of Delaware. Develop modules.
    • Manage the program review and development process.
    • Recruit, coordinate and supervise program instructors and facilitators. Lead and manage the program once approved.
    • Promote and advertise the program to prospective participants.
    • Work with DASL Director and EDD Faculty as needed to allow students in that program to obtain certification.
  • Advocate for and market the services of the Delaware Academy for School Leadership via assigned meeting attendance, printed materials, product production, and networking.
  • Execute assigned contracts and work projects in accordance with project requirements, including timelines, budgets and deliverables.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

  • Doctorate degree in educational leadership or other related field and three years related experience as a school principal.
  • Experience as a school and district administrator with a strong record of instructional leadership, organizational leadership, and talent management.
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team. Ability to work with a variety of stakeholders, including state department, district, and school administrators, district and state board members, teachers, parents, and community members.
  • Experience delivering professional development in schools, or at state and national conferences.
  • Experience working in under-performing urban and rural schools with diverse populations.
  • Knowledge of state and national regulations and policies related to professional standards for educational leaders, performance appraisal system for educators, working conditions for school leaders, and curriculum standards.
  • Experience in developing principal pipelines and developing teacher leaders and aspiring leaders.
  • Knowledge and experience in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating School Improvement Plans.
  • Knowledge and use of research-based professional development strategies known to have a positive impact on students learning.
  • Knowledge of and experience with coaching Teacher Leaders and Professional Learning Communities in data driven decision-making.
  • Experience in turnaround schools preferred.
  • Demonstrates an understanding and consideration of the differing needs and concerns of individuals with varying identities, cultures and backgrounds.
  • Committed to fostering a workplace culture of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value.

Special Requirements:
  • Valid driver's license and the ability to travel in-state and out-of-state with short notice, sometimes for a week.

Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
The University of Delaware does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability, religion, age, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in its employment, educational programs and activities, admissions policies, and scholarship and loan programs as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and University policies. The University of Delaware also prohibits unlawful harassment including sexual harassment and sexual violence.

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