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Professional Development Specialist - Alexandria, Louisiana

Company: Curriculum Associates
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Professional Development Specialist - Alexandria, LouisianaAt Curriculum Associates (CA), we believe a diverse team leads to diversity in thinking, making our products better for teachers and students. If you read this job description, feel energized by what you see here, and believe you could bring passion and commitment to the role, but you arent sure you meet every qualification, please apply! Above all, we are looking for the right person!Are you aneducator transitioning out of the classroom? This is an excellent opportunity to join a mission-driven company focused on creating equitable classrooms for students, and still be part of a school community!Curriculum Associates seeks a Professional Development Specialistto join our team. The ideal candidate has a background in teaching and/or coachingMathematics or ELA, as well as experience leading professional developmentwithschool and district leaders.Successful candidates will showflexibility and synergy with different team members including ourSales team, teachers, students, and school districts as part of day-to-day interactions.The Professional Development Specialist will be responsible for providing targeted professional development, ongoing in-classroom support, data analysis, daily project management, and communication with district and site leaders.Dynamic, engaging leaders who are interested in making a lasting and direct impact with the way schools teachMathematics/ELA to students from grades K8areencouraged to apply.Why join this team:

  • Work with multiple stakeholders across large audiences.
  • Attend educational conferences related to your role.
  • Experience new environments and challenges on a day-to-day basis.
  • Collaborate in a supportive environment filled with feedback loops, a strong virtual community, and shared best practices.
  • Help districts choose and implement a product with lasting impact on learning.The impact you'll have:
    • Become an expert on the companys onlineDiagnosticandInstructionprogram and Common Core product
    • Supportdistrictsselectand implement a product with lasting impact onlearning
    • Work with multiple stakeholders across large audiences
    • Support district-wide adoptions of theReadyprogram and thei-Readyonline diagnostic and instruction program
    • Help toensureequity in the classroom by deliveringprofessional development to teachers, coaches and leaders on how to effectively implementReadyandi-Readyto impact classroomlearning
    • Meet teachers where they areand providetailoredon-sitesupport to teachers, coaches and leaders. This may range from providing lesson planning and pacing support, to helping educators analyze data and apply it to instruction, to working with leaders to identify evidence of implementation successes andchallenges
    • Collaboratewith district leader and site leaders to develop and revise annual professional development plans andschedules
    • Serve asathought leaderforCurriculum Associates, exemplifying the companys mission-driven approach and commitment to creating better classrooms for students andteachers
    • Stay current and attend company provided educational conferencesrelated to yourrole, when scheduling permits, and participate in team-provided development
    • Experience new environments and challenges on a day-to-day basis
    • Collaborate in a supportive environment filled with feedback loops, a strong virtual community, and shared best practicesWho we're looking for:
      • Bachelors degree and2+ years of experience in teaching, coaching teachers,orprovidingprofessionaldevelopment
      • Fluency using digital tools including online assessments,and a high level of comfort discussing and applying data with teachers and leaders
      • An understanding ofprinciples of adult learning and how to apply them to professionaldevelopment
      • Ability to manage, monitor, evaluate, and ensure integrity of program implementations
      • Abilityto provide high-quality classroom coaching to ensure teachers have the skills necessary to deliver CA solutionseffectively
      • Willingness to travelwithin designated territory as well as to company meetingsseveral times throughout theyear(once safe to do so)
      • Candidateswith a strong working knowledge of the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics/MATH, Grades K8 (or comparable state standards), including both the content standards and the practice standardsCompensation & Benefits:Competitive salary with great benefits including health, dental, and vision insurance, employer contributed 401K, and company cell phone. Ability to keep all travel points for flights and hotels booked for work travel. Mileage reimbursement may be available for applicable travel.Travel: Travel up to 50% is required and considered an essential function of the job for all educator-facing positions. Travel includes overnight stays at hotels and transportation via car, plane, and/or public transportation.Location:This position is based in the Alexandria, Louisiana area and will be supporting districts nearby. Additionally, a valid driver's license is required for this role.

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