Alternative Licensure Instructor (ALI) - K-12 General Education & Special Education
Posting Description: The School of Education & Human Development (SEHD) at the University of Colorado Denver announces two full-time general education instructor or special education instructor positions in our continuing and professional education (CPE) program, for the ASPIRE to Teach Alternative Teacher Licensure Program beginning June 2014. We seek educators who excel in use of instructional technology, online curriculum facilitation, and instructional leadership in professional learning communities, coaching of practicing teachers, engagement in collaborative work, and a history of working with non-dominant communities. Job Responsibilities Instructional Technology and Online Curriculum Facilitation: * Provide timely ongoing specific feedback and assess the performance on work submitted to online learning modules. * Track and report ALC module and portfolio progress. * Use videoconferencing and video observation tools to coach and support teacher effectiveness. * Assess ALC online portfolio submissions. * Develop and foster relationships with ALCs through various online platforms. Instructional Leadership: * Contribute expertise related to the ASPIRE program philosophical frameworks. * Design and facilitate ALCs in authentic Professional Learning Community (PLCs) experiences in person and on web-based platforms that supports their development as effective educators * Coach ALCs in classrooms through a web-based platform, as well as locally on site. * Foster relationships with ALC building administrators and mentors. * Communicate regularly with ALCs in regard to progress in the classroom and ASPIRE curriculum. * Familiarity with Colorado curriculum standards and Teacher Quality Standards. * Knowledge of local, state, and federal alternative license policy. ALI Team and Collective Program Work: * Provide ongoing support to other ALIs and adjunct instructors by offering resources and tools and sharing "best practices" * Ability to work collaboratively in an interdependent team. * Continue to refine and develop program curriculum content in collaboration with colleagues. * Ability to seek out, give and receive collegial feedback. * Collaborate and communicate with external partners (Teach For America, BOCES, charter schools, school districts, etc.) * A disposition of curiosity, ability to hold multiple perspectives, and the skills to foster relationships with ALIs, ALCs, program staff, and administrators across multiple institutions. * Tolerance for ambiguity due to the dynamic nature of the program and work. * Meet weekly as an ALI team with Director to address program progress, concerns, future plans. Program Assessment: * Advise the Program Director of Alternative Licensure about program needs (i.e. technology, curriculum materials, meeting space and coordination, etc.) * Assist an annual program evaluation analyzing ALC level assessment data in order to understand program effectiveness and use ALC outcomes to make licensure decisions. Applications are accepted electronically at www.jobsatcu.com, refer to job posting F01226 Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Salary and Benefits The starting salary for this position has been established at $55,000 - $60,000 (1.0 FTE) and is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at http://www.cu.edu/pbs/benefits/. The University of Colorado Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. The University of Colorado strongly supports the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.
Minimum Qualifications: * Master's degree in education, with emphasis in one of the following areas: special education, English language acquisition, literacy, and mentoring/instructional coach. * Demonstrated experience facilitating teacher development and learning. * Experience coaching or supervising teachers in the field. * Demonstrated knowledge and experience in online learning environments, developing and delivering professional development, and supporting and facilitating professional learning communities. * Minimum of five years of K-12 teaching experience, preferably working with culturally and/or linguistically diverse students in urban or rural settings.
Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: We are seeking candidates who believe deeply in our organization's mission and who display a record of achievement.
Desired Qualifications: * Teaching and program leadership in an alternative teacher licensure program. * Demonstrated commitment to a socially just and equitable approach to education. * Demonstrated knowledge and experience in culturally responsive teaching/learning and linguistically diverse education.