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Reading Specialist

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Location
Greensboro, NC

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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Position Number:

998402

Functional Title:

Reading Specialist

Position Type:

Moss Street Partnership School

Position Eclass:

EB - EHRA 11 month leave earning

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit uncg.edu and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

North Carolina General Statute Chapter 116, Article 29A (116-239.5) provided for the establishment of nine university laboratory schools with the mission of “improving student performance in local school administrative units with low-performing schools by providing an enhanced education program for students residing in those units and providing exposure and training for teachers and principals to successfully address challenges existing in high need school settings. The laboratory school shall provide an opportunity for research, demonstration, student support, and expansion of the teaching experience and evaluation regarding management, teaching, and learning.”

The Moss Street Partnership School, which opened in August 2018, is a K-5 elementary school that is operated collaboratively between UNCG and Rockingham County Schools. The Moss Street Partnership School has several key purposes:

* To provide innovative educational programs for low-performing K-12 students;
* To prepare K-12 professional educators and administrators who are well-qualified to work in K-12 high-needs schools;
* To develop, collect, and deliver innovative, high quality professional development to professional educators and administrators in high-needs schools;
* To conduct research and demonstration projects that expand student opportunities for success;
* To provide choice for parents of students who have been attending high-needs schools.

Position Summary:

Moss Street Partnership School teachers will work with K-5 students, other faculty of the Partnership School, professional education program faculty at UNCG, relevant personnel from Rockingham County Schools, and external agency personnel with the mission of improving teaching and learning for students at the Partnership School. Teachers will work collaboratively to plan for, teach, and assess all students in their classrooms to achieve the mission of the school. Teachers will cultivate a culture of innovation that supports effective instructional practices/strategies to promote academic and personal success for all students and adults in the school. Teachers will work collaboratively with the Principal and UNCG faculty/staff to support the successful social, emotional, physical, and academic growth of the students at the Partnership School.

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree; excellent oral and written communication skills; and evidence of skill in working with high needs student populations. Qualifying degrees must be conferred and received from appropriately accredited institutions.
A current teaching license in K-12 or K-6 reading or eligibility for professional educator licensure in K-12 or K-6 reading.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred candidate will possess:
* Qualifications as a clinical educator—licensure, three years of experience, proficient on most recent evaluation;
* Teaching experience in diverse schools;
* Commitment to creating caring classrooms and school relationships and culture;
* Evidence of improving student performance in all subgroups;
* Technologic proficiency;
* Innovation and outcomes orientation;
* Commitment to working collaboratively for the benefit of all students; and
* Experience supporting pre-service professional educators.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:
* Resume
* Cover Letter
* List of References (optional)

Applicants are required to upload a list of references of at least three (3) professional references that includes:
* Name
* Company Name
* Type of reference (Professional, Supervisor, Colleague, Academic or Personal). One (1) of those references will need to be a current or previous supervisor.
* Email Address
* Contact Phone Number

Applications are not successfully submitted until an online confirmation number has been received at the end of the application process.

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with education and experience

Org #-Department:

Partnership School - 12022

Job Open Date:

05/25/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

FTE:

1.000

Type of Appointment:

Permanent

Number of Months per Year:

11

FLSA:

Exempt

Percentage Of Time:

20%

Key Responsibility:

Leadership

Essential Tasks:

  • The professional educator will demonstrate leadership to motivate effective learning practices and to provide the best possible learning opportunities for student growth and development, both educationally and personally.
  • The professional educator will facilitate the broad goals of the school and plan accordingly and collaboratively with other professional educators, the Partnership School Principal, and UNCG faculty and staff.
  • The professional educator will cultivate leadership in students and families.
  • The professional educator will actively participate in professional development and demonstrate a willingness to grow as a professional educator.
  • The professional educator will serve as an advocate for her/his students through implementation of innovative strategies and integration of a variety of support services to foster each student’s social, emotional, physical, and academic growth.

Percentage Of Time:

20%

Key Responsibility:

Positive School Culture

Essential Tasks:

  • The professional educator will foster and engage in collaboration within the school and the broader community.
  • The professional educator will participate within a learning community of educators who support one another in improving instruction for all students, including students with disabilities or other unique learning needs; developing and aligning curriculum, instructional practices, and assessments; and problem solving.
  • The professional educator will foster an atmosphere that is oriented toward meeting the needs of diverse students.
  • The professional educator will foster a culture that involves students and families in the vision for the school.
  • The professional educator will build the capacity of students to develop a mindset of inquiry and exploration.

Percentage Of Time:

20%

Key Responsibility:

Content Knowledge

Essential Tasks:

  • The professional educator will demonstrate a breadth and depth of appropriate content knowledge.
  • The professional educator will integrate curricular areas to meet the needs of diverse learners.
  • The professional educator will build upon the cultural and life experiences of students.
  • The professional educator understands learner development and individual learning differences and their implications for student learning.
  • The professional educator manages the classroom effectively and responds appropriately to behavioral and social skills concerns.
  • The professional educator articulates the impact of individual and human diversity on learning, opportunity, and post-school success.
  • The professional educator integrates instruction, intervention, remediation, and behavioral learning into the general education curriculum.
  • The professional educator performs assessments and interprets assessment data within legal and ethical parameters in service to meeting the needs of students.
  • The professional educator works with other teachers and support personnel to use evidence-informed practice in the classroom and school.
  • The professional educator works with families to devise programs and advocate for children.
  • The professional educator embarks on professional learning that adds to classroom and school efforts to respond effectively to the needs of all students, including those with disabilities.
  • The professional educator collaborates with professional personnel, classified personnel, parents, and agency providers to improve educational practice.

Percentage Of Time:

20%

Key Responsibility:

Facilitation of Learning

Essential Tasks:

  • The professional educator will effectively assess students through a variety of methods to determine appropriate instructional strategies and learning environments.
  • The professional educator will collaborate with others to implement the curriculum and achieve the mission of the school.
  • The professional educator will collaborate with others to implement innovative and non-traditional learning methods to meet the needs of all students, including students with disabilities and other unique learning needs.
  • The professional educator will facilitate innovative learning by engaging students in a variety of methods, strategies, learning environments, and groupings.
  • The professional educator will connect students and their families through the Partnership School’s integrated network of partners that provide service and support.
  • The professional educator will be receptive to hosting a variety of faculty and students to assist with instruction, as well as data collection and analysis to improve student outcomes.
  • The professional educator will analyze student learning collaboratively with other professional educators, the Principal, and UNCG faculty.
  • The professional educator will effectively adjust instruction based on analysis of student data to meet the individual learning needs of all students.
  • The professional educator will seek opportunities to gain feedback and insights from a range of stakeholders in order to reflect on and improve the outcomes of their practice.
  • The professional educator will administer reading assessments and annual assessments to track student reading proficiency development.
  • The professional educator will plan and implement instruction for students who are struggling in reading.
  • The professional educator will collaborate with other educators and professionals to support learners’ literacy development.

Percentage Of Time:

20%

Key Responsibility:

Cultural Competence and Community Relations

Essential Tasks:

  • The professional educator will acknowledge the importance of community to improve learning and achievement of all students by collaborating with families and other community members.
  • The professional educator will advocate for students and families to ensure equity.
  • The professional educator will address the diverse interests and unique learning needs of students and their families, and utilize community resources to demonstrate and promote ethical standards of democracy, equity, diversity, and excellence.
    Community Relations:
  • The professional educator will engage in and enhance meaningful collaboration and relationships among school and community stakeholders.
  • The professional educator will facilitate developing a strong school community to foster increased student academic success.
  • The professional educator will actively engage in ongoing communication with families to ensure they are informed about their child’s progress and are aware of school resources available for students and their families.

Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Grasping - F, Holding - F, Reading - F, Writing - F, Vision-Preparing/Analyzing figures - F, Vision-Visual inspection - F, Hearing - C, Talking - F, Standing - F, Sitting - F, Walking - F, Lifting-0-30 lbs. - R

Work Environment:

Inside - F, Outside - R

Organization

UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now: http://newsandfeatures.uncg.edu/

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from BestColleges.com.

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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Website:
Telephone
336-334-5009
Location
723 Kenilworth Street
Greensboro
NC
27402
United States
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