Employment Opportunities

Program Specialist in Special Education Instruction,

Grades 2 - 5


The Virginia Department of Education’s (VDOE’s) Training and Technical Assistance Center (T/TAC) at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is seeking an experienced and dynamic professional to serve as a program specialist for personnel serving children and youth with disabilities.   This professional will join a team of Program Specialists who provide training and technical assistance to personnel in schools, school divisions and state operated programs in central and Southside Virginia regions.  Technical assistance is focused on school improvement for schools that did not meet Annual Measurable Objectives (AMOs) for students with disabilities. Required education, experience and licensure include but are not limited to the following:  Master’s degree (M.Ed, MT, MA, MS) in Special Education, Curriculum & Instruction, or Administration & Supervision; a valid Virginia teaching license with endorsement in special education or a similar license from another state; a minimum of six years of teaching students with disabilities in grades 2-5, with an emphasis on collaborative instruction; recent experience coaching teachers in the classroom; at least a year’s experience of providing professional development to educators related to instruction of students with disabilities; knowledge of effective practices and current issues in elementary education and inclusive practices; knowledge of a process for systems change used with school divisions, schools or programs; and demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

This is a full time twelve month position at the T/TAC at VCU.  This position is grant funded through June 30, 2018.  Your application must include:  1) an application letter describing how your education and employment experiences meet the required qualifications, 2) a complete and current vita, 3) three references who have knowledge of the applicant’s skills, worked with or supervised the applicant whom we may contact directly (including telephone numbers and email addresses).  To be considered you must meet all required qualifications.  To apply, please submit your application online at http://www.vcujobs.com.  For questions, please contact Cheryl Bishop at cebishop@vcu.edu or call (804) 827-9989.


The position is located in the VDOE’s T/TAC office located in Richmond.   Salary will be determined by experience in the field and education degrees obtained.  Full benefits will accompany the position. 


   “Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university

providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin,

gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.”