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Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans. The University's Notice
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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.
- Develop partnerships with school districts and schools.
- Serve as Leadership Coach, aligning services to specific
- Plan, implement, and evaluate customized professional
development and coaching services to school and district
- 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
- Respond to Request for Proposals from the Delaware Department
of Education and other external funders.
- Provide policy leadership by serving on state and national
- 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,
- Engage in the development of PPP course curriculum and
assessments as needed. Promote and advertise the program to
- Recruit, coordinate and supervise UDEL PPP Instructors.
- Maintain communications and relationships with PPP program
- 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
- 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
- Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
- Doctorate degree in educational leadership or other related
field and three years related experience as a school
- Experience as a school and district administrator with a strong
record of instructional leadership, organizational leadership, and
- 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
- Knowledge of and experience with coaching Teacher Leaders and
Professional Learning Communities in data driven
- 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.
Notice of Non-Discrimination, Equal Opportunity and Affirmative
- Valid driver's license and the ability to travel in-state and
out-of-state with short notice, sometimes for a week.
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