Assistant Director, AMSTI - Athens
Athens State University
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
- 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
- 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
- Coordinate with other AMSTI sites and provide assistance, as
- 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
- 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
- Master’s Degree or equivalent in Elementary Education and/or
Secondary Education required from an accredited institution of
- 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
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
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: https://jobs.athens.edu/postings/search
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 OnlineU.org 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
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
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.