Job description

JOB NO.: 96561-AS

Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time

Department: EDUC/WCER

Location: Madison

Categories: Instructional Design, Training, Employee Development, Other

Employment Class: Academic Staff-Terminal

Position Vacancy ID: 96561-AS

Working Title: Professional Learning Specialist


FTE: 50% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: FEBRUARY 01, 2019

Term: This position will end on JANUARY 31, 2021.

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $50,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Bachelor's Degree required, Master's Degree preferred in education or related field.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

* ESL and/or Bilingual Education license or endorsement.
* Teaching experience in preK-12 environments.
* Experience administering a variety of assessments at the classroom level.
* Experience in the development and delivery of professional development related to multilingual learners, including English Language Learners.
* Ability to travel approximately 60%.
* Expertise in bilingual/dual language education, especially Spanish/English.

Relevant work experience:
* Experience using, implementing and/or delivering standards and assessments; deep knowledge of WIDA products and resources and ability to discuss their relationship to educational practice in preK-12 environments, preferred.
* Experience providing professional development support to different audiences in a variety of educational contexts, including teachers, administrators and other educational leaders.
* Experience creating, developing and revising materials and resources used to support the professional development of educators.
* Experience collaborating, co-planning and co-facilitating with other staff; ability to effectively communicate and problem-solve with colleagues and supervisors.
* Excellent organizational skills, ability to organize and display information to suit the needs of diverse audiences; ability to work independently and manage work load to meet outside deadlines and expectations.
* Experience coordinating training sessions, including planning and executing training.
* Experience with web-based technologies including Adobe Acrobat, PowerPoint, Excel, and Word; online training including WebEx, Web casts, and Two-Way video; and distance learning platforms including CANVAS and Moodle.
* Experience and training as an instructional coach preferred.
* Actively seeking candidates with experience in Spanish/English bilingual education, early childhood, and/or Spanish language development.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

WIDA, an organization within the University of Wisconsin-Madison Wisconsin Center for Education Research, is a national leader in the development of preK-12 English Language Development standards and assessments. The organization is also committed to bilingual development which currently includes preK-12 Spanish Language Development (SLD) Standards and professional learning opportunities. This position is located in the Professional Learning Department, which designs and delivers innovative professional development opportunities related to the implementation of the WIDA standards and assessment products.

Given the scope of work for this role, it is preferred that the selected candidate live in or relocate to the Madison area. Visit for more information on what Madison has to offer.

WIDA has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself and as a valuable means for success in the field of education. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Additional Information:

This position may be made renewable pending additional funding.


Franchesca Beswick
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

To apply for this position, please upload a cover letter addressed to Dr. Ngoc-Diep Nguyen, current resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

NOTE: A Period of Evaluation will be Required

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Nov 1 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Nov 29 2018 11:55 PM Central Standard Time





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Posted: 11/2/2018
Application Due: 11/30/2018
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