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Assistant Director, AMSTI - Athens

Athens State University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 5, 2022

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Executive, Other Executive
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Full Time

Assistant Director, AMSTI - Athens

Athens State University

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Job Duties:
The AMSTI Assistant Director is a professional staff member of the College of Education. Theprimary responsibility is assisting the director in the daily operation of the AMSTI-Athens site andserving as part-time specialist in supporting math and science instruction in AMSTI-Athensschools. This is a 12-month position.
In addition to adhering to the general faculty guidelines as specified by the Employee Handbook, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the State Board of Education, duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Spend a portion of their time in schools performing the duties of a specialists as determined by the AMSTI Director.
  • Assist the AMSTI Director in establishing Professional Learning Teams (PLTs) in schools with groups of teachers and principals.
  • Assist with the compilation and analysis of AMSTI school data and applying data reports to support Implementation and sustainability plans for AMSTI school.
  • Assist the AMSTI Director in coordinating the operation of the AMSTI site, including supervision of its staff, in accordance with AMSTI and Athens State University policies.
  • Complete and submit monthly site reports to the State Department of Education.
  • Assist with planning and implementation of professional development for the entire staff.
  • Assist with maintaining records of the following:

o Schools and teachers participating in various AMSTI components; i.e. Summer Institutes, compressed training, and other professional development.o Evaluations of Summer Institutes, compressed training and other professional development activities.o Other documentation required by SDE, Athens State University, and external grants.
  • Assist the AMSTI Director in coordinating Summer Institutes that includes instructional resource components as identified by AMSTI for AMSTI schools.
  • Assist the SDE with developing a cadre of trainers to support training programs.
  • Assist the AMSTI Director in securing trainers including completing paperwork for Summer Institutes, compressed training and other professional development.
  • Work closely with AMSTI SDE representatives to ensure AMSTI is being correctly implemented at the site. The SDE is the final authority regarding policies and operations of AMSTI sites.
  • Complete and submit all required paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate with other AMSTI sites and provide assistance, as needed.
  • Assist in the recruitment of new AMSTI schools.
  • Assist in designing activities to develop teacher leaders.
  • Perform other duties assigned by AMSTI Director and/or SDE.
  • Participate in professional development activities and staff meetings as required by the SDE.
  • Assume any other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the College of Education Dean, AMSTI Director, or Regional In-service Director.

Required Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Elementary Education and/or Secondary Education required from an accredited institution of higher education.
  • Experience as an AMSTI Specialists required.
  • Broad and extensive educational work experience to include a minimum of five years teaching in Alabama Public Schools.
  • Knowledge of PC systems and a variety of software.
  • Skill to effectively write and deliver oral presentations and respond to questions from a wide variety of on and off campus groups and individuals.
  • Ability to bring creative and innovative solutions to problems and demonstrate a commitment to teamwork and service.
  • Valid Alabama Teachers Certification required,
  • Valid and current driver’s license required.
  • FBI/ABI fingerprinting background clear status required. *
  • Preference will be given to applicants with significant experience in teaching, and those who show evidence of professional involvement and scholarship, especially in the areas of Science and Mathematics.

Salary Schedule:
12-month position. Salary will be based on education and teaching experience according to the Athens State University-AMSTI salary schedule for Assistant Directors. Assistant Directors who are National Board Certified will be entitled to the additional amount paid by the state for such certification, as long as the certification remains in effect. Future employment is contingent upon AMSTI funding.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Unofficial transcripts should be from the college or university which verifies minimum qualifications for the position. Upon an offer of employment, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended must be submitted. Continued employment is contingent upon receipt of transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

Please provide contact information for three professional references on your application.

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

About Athens State University
Located in historic Athens, Alabama, Athens State University offers junior and senior-level coursework to community college graduates and transfer students holding sufficient credits from other institutions. Presently, over 3,100 students have selected Athens State because of its neighborly environment where 50 majors and degree programs are offered, with courses taught by a supportive and exceptional faculty. Approximately 80% of the students are enrolled in at least one online course. The typical student is a working adult who commutes. Recently, the University was featured in the 2015 Best Value Online College Rankings by for four online programs including computer science, accounting, education and human resources. The University offers undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Teacher Preparation, and Business. The University employs more than 350 full and part-time employees with approximately 90 full-time faculty members in three colleges: College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, and College of Education. Seventy-five percent of the full-time faculty members hold a terminal degree. The University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Athens, Alabama is located in north Alabama equidistant between Nashville, TN and Birmingham, AL. Athens is home to several events and festivals that have been featured as the Southeast Tourism Society’s “Top 20 Events in the Southeast” including the Athens Storytelling Festival and the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

In accordance with Athens State University Policy and guidelines, the applicant chosen for employment will be required to sign a consent form for a criminal background check. Employment will be contingent upon the receipt of a clearance notification from that criminal background check.

Non-Discrimination Policy Statement Athens State University, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. Athens State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, sexual orientation, disability, religion, genetic information, or veteran status in employment, or admissions to or participation in educational programs and activities. Inquiries or concerns may be addressed to the Office of the Vice President of Enrollment and Student Support Services, 300 N. Beaty St., Athens, AL 35611, 256- 233-8175.

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