Director of Vocabulary CHAAOS
Salary: $53,700 - $79,800
Title: Director of Vocabulary CHAAOS
Category: Management and Professional
Department: Graduate School of Education
Date Posted: 03/26/2018
Position Information: Under the Direction of the Principal Investigator, serve as Director for the U.S. Department of Education research grant titled, "Vocabulary CHAAOS: Creating Habits that Accelerate Academic language of Students". Coordinate and implement teacher training for special education classes at three middle schools. Coach teachers by developing assessment tools and conducting class observations. Serve as primary communications liaison between middle schools and project team, coordinate meetings, and provide informal reports.
Minimum Requirements: High-level skills in communicating clearly and effectively verbally and in writing.
Strong interpersonal skills. Leadership and supervisory skills.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative relationships with school district administrators, school counselors, principals, teachers, and community contacts. Ability to develop outreach programs, and design effective materials.
Advanced knowledge of high school graduation and college entrance requirements.
Knowledge of state and national education policies and current education theories.
Maintains up-to-date knowledge of K-12 and higher education policies and issues, assesses their impact on program strategies, disseminates information to school-site and district personnel.
Ability to prioritize work assignments and manage multiple critical projects with deadlines. Strong project management skills.
Advanced knowledge of K-12 and higher education institutions (UC, CSU, CC, etc.), admissions and financial aid and scholarship requirements, and matriculation processes.
Advanced knowledge and experience working with educational equity programs serving a diverse student population. Demonstrated cultural competency with respect to race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status.
Advanced knowledge of youth and adolescent development theory, including issues facing low-income, first generation and urban youth.
Comprehensive experience advising and supporting educationally disadvantaged students regarding postsecondary opportunities and careers.
Advanced knowledge of up-to-date information on K-12 and higher education policies and issues. Ability to assess their impact on program strategies.
Ability to interpret policies and procedures to youth, parents, and school representatives.
Experience generating reading/vocabulary curricula incorporating the current research base.
Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge of reading acquisition and improvement, particularly knowledge of vocablulary development and experience in designing covabulary curriculum
Excellent computer aptitude with word. Excel, Access, SPSS and SAS.
Demonstrated skills to independently select, set up, adjust, modify, train others in, and administer a wide-range of standardized and researcher-developed measures with precision and accuracy.
Knowledge of safe procedures and professional interactions with adults and students.
Knowledge of local school districts and general working structure of middle school campus and class environs.
Scientific abstract research and diligent writing aptitude., as demonstrated by publication record in peer reviewed Special Education journals .Classroom teaching experience of two or more years in self contained special education classroom in English Language Arts for grades 6, 7 or 8.
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