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Senior Educational Program Coordinator - DCI Consultant, School of Education, 51251, 58656

University of Missouri-Kansas City
UMKC Volker Campus

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Job Title: Senior Educational Program Coordinator - DCI Consultant, School of Education, 51251, 58656
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 37517
Hiring Department

School of Education - Regional Professional Development Center

Job Description This position at the Regional Professional Development Center (RPDC), part of the University of Missouri-Kansas City’s School of Education, is primarily funded through a contract with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The mission of the UMKC School of Education is to recruit, prepare and support teachers, mental health professionals and administrators who will create lifelong opportunities through education for America’s diverse urban communities. The physical location of the RPDC is Union Station, 30 W. Pershing Rd., KCMO Suite 401.

The Professional Learning Communities Consultant provides training and assistance, including job-embedded professional development, to PK-12 teachers and administrators in the Kansas City area in the elements of District Continuous Improvement DCI and collaborative teacher Data Teams for improved student achievement. This position reports to the Director of the UMKC RPDC and works collaboratively with Missouri’s DESE staff to serve Missouri PK-12 educators, assist with statewide school improvement issues, and to perform other duties as assigned


    Provide professional development, technical assistance, and on-site support to districts and schools in District Continuous Improvement DCI is to ensure:high-performing collaborative data teamsdata-based decision-making to inform instructionthe development and use of common formative assessments; and,the use of effective instructional practicesAssist districts and schools in monitoring and evaluating the fidelity and implementation level of District Continuous Improvement DCIAssist districts and schools in the collection and analysis of dataProvide training and support to district and school leaders in the essential leadership components of District Continuous Improvement DCI processesCollaborate with DESE and other PLC consultants throughout the state to provide consistent and high-quality standards for implementing the District Continuous Improvement DCI processes in schools and districtsParticipate in required trainings and collaborative planning meetings with other RPDC coordinators and DESE for school/district improvementAttend appropriate professional development opportunities upon prior approval from the center director and DESE leadership to keep current with changing school needs and share new knowledge with other consultants locally and statewideAssist DESE with collection of district and school data for statewide analysis and disseminationProvide technical support, materials, and resources to support school improvement efforts in other regionsEngage in shared learning with other RPDC consultants to build common language, skills and strategies to assist schools/districts in school improvement effortsComplete and submit required documentation accurately and completelyMeet deadlinesPerform other duties as assigned


This position requires comprehensive knowledge of:

  • Methodology and implementation processes regarding:
    • creating a collaborative culture
    • leadership and effective teaming
    • assessment for learning (common formative assessments)
    • goal-setting (collective inquiry and problem-solving)
    • continuous learning
    • research-based effective instructional practices
    • data (collecting, analyzing, and data-based decision-making)
  • Effective professional development standards for adult learners
  • Change process and systems change
  • Integration of school improvement efforts
  • Culturally-responsive teaching

This position requires some knowledge of:

  • Schoolwide Positive Behavior Support
  • Response to Intervention (RtI)
  • High Schools That Work, Making Middle Grades Work, and Technology Centers That Work
  • Missouri Turnaround Network
  • Missouri Learning Standards (Common Core)
  • Missouri Model Curriculum
  • Missouri Educator Standards and Quality Indicators
  • Essential Principles of Effective Evaluation
  • Implementation and scaling up theory/practice
  • Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP 5) with understanding of the upcoming MSIP-6 formula

This position requires a skill base of:

  • Effective meeting management and processes/protocols
  • Coaching, presenting, consulting, and facilitating skills
  • Conflict resolution and problem-solving processes
  • Leadership skills
  • Use of technology to enhance professional development
Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary

Preferred Qualifications
    Master’s degree preferredFive (5) years’ experience as a teacher and/or administratorExpertise and/or significant leadership experience implementing instructional best practice resulting in improved student learning outcomesDemonstrated commitment to and experience in serving students with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, goals, and abilities in alignment with the School of Education’s mission, vision, values, and prioritiesProficiency in word processing applicationsExcellent written, verbal and organizational skillsAbility to conduct regional and in-state travel (travel expenses will be reimbursed)Other qualifications and experience, which in the opinion of the employing agency meet the requirements of the position may be accepted in lieu of the qualifications listed above
Full Time/Part Time

Full-time, benefit-eligible


$47,476 - $52,000 annual

Application Deadline

August 1, 2021

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.


This position is externally funded and is renewed annually based on performance and continued funding.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

UMKC Statement on Diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website:

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area. Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us! Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

Details about UMKC’s community and the benefits of being an employee can be found on our careers page.

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