Educational Consultant

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (SHRA)

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Position Title:

Educational Consultant - Contributing

Working Title:

Educational Consultant

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Budgeted Hiring Range:

$32,184 - $41,250 (Prorated salary range for 0.75 FTE/30 hours per week.)

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Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited:

Part-Time Time-Limited

If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment:

Two years

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Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday. A flexible work schedule may be considered.

Department Name and Number:

FPG Child Development Inst-631200

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Position Location:

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Department Description:

Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) serves as one of the nation’s leading early childhood research centers offering excellent opportunity for collaborative work, including other researchers within the Institute, University faculty, and national researchers in multiple disciplines. FPG promotes collaboration across disciplines as well as the translation and dissemination of knowledge to help children live healthier and more productive lives. FPG has a particular focus on the study of vulnerable populations, such as those at risk for or who have disabilities and those who are disadvantaged.

Our Institute is one of the nation’s oldest and largest multidisciplinary centers devoted to the study of young children and their families. FPG was created in 1966 by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to support its mission in research, public service, and teaching in the area of child and family development. About 300 researchers, implementation and technical assistance specialists, staff, and students work on more than 75 projects related to developmental disabilities; early care and education; physical and social health; professional development, technical assistance, and implementation science; public policy and evaluation; and racial, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description:

The purpose of this position in the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) is to serve as a team member on the NPDC team and the PD-ASAP research study. For the NPDC team, the individual will work with other NPDC team members to develop and provide professional development trainings related to NPDC components including the Autism Program Environmental Rating Scale (APERS), coaching, and evidence-based practices. The trainings may be virtual or in-person and may occur with regional, national, or international entities depending on established PD contracts.

For PD-ASAP, the individual will train and coach school-based preschool teams in the Advanced Social-communication And Play (ASAP) intervention program. The individual will also support other project activities including school and staff recruitment, data collection with educators and students with autism, data verification, and adaptation of intervention materials.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:

Master’s degree in education, special education, instructional design, educational technology, educational media, or related discipline with coursework in curriculum development or learning theory; or a Bachelor’s degree in the assigned discipline and two years of experience in teaching, educational testing, or instructional design and curriculum development; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

Employee needs strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Requires experience working in preschool or elementary school settings and with students on the autism spectrum. Familiar with adult learning principals/instructional coaching. Must possess independent work habits as well as successfully working as a member of a large team. Ability to successfully follow complex research protocol. Must possess the ability to establish relationships and provide training, technical assistance, and coaching around implementation of evidence-based practices to address individual student goals appropriate for public school personnel within model school sites. Experience recruiting districts and schools to participate in autism research studies. Experience developing materials and resources for teachers and staff to use in classrooms for students with autism. Requires occasional early morning and evening work as well as travel to schools across North Carolina.

Preferred Qualifications:

Prefer a Master’s degree in education, special education, educational technology, educational media, speech-language pathology, psychology, or related discipline with coursework in curriculum development or learning theory.

Position/Schedule Requirements:

Evening work occasionally, Valid NC Driver’s License

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Posted: 4/29/2021
Application Due: 5/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time