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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.


Program Specialist in Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Grades 6 - 12

The Virginia Department of Education’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 Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports. This person will join a team of Program Specialists who provide training and technical assistance to schools, school divisions and state operated programs in the central and Southside Virginia regions. Technical assistance is focused on the implementation of school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports, classroom management, and social skill development across regions 1 & 8 for students with disabilities. The position responds to requests for tiered behavioral support, behavior management and social skill support needs. Required education, experience and licensure include but are not limited to the following:  Master’s degree (M.Ed, MT, MA, MS) in curriculum and instruction, special education, administration & supervision or applied behavior analysis; a valid Virginia teaching license with endorsement in special education or a similar license from another state; a minimum of seven years of direct teaching experience with students with disabilities in grades 6 -12; demonstrated expertise in creating behavior intervention plans; at least three years’ experience of providing professional development to adults related to behavior, instruction, educational practices, and/or school improvement goals; 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.  To apply submit your application online at http://www.vcujobs.com.  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 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.  For questions, please contact Cheryl Bishop at cebishop@vcu.edu or call (804) 827 9989.

 

The positions are 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.


Program Specialist (Early Intervention Professional Development Consultant) FAC930

The Partnership for People with Disabilities at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is seeking a dynamic professional to serve as a program specialist as part of the professional development team of the Integrated Training Collaborative that oversees personnel development under Early Intervention (Part C) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for statewide providers. The Program Specialist in Early Intervention Professional Development will be responsible for developing and providing professional development (resources, e-learning and face-to-face training) related to Early Intervention. This position also provides leadership for local, state, and federal organizations and committees to support and promote professional development. The Program Specialist in Early Intervention Professional Development will also work closely with project staff, key stakeholders, and funders to ensure successful completion of contract deliverables. Required education, experience and licensure include but are not limited to the following:  Master's degree in education, eLearning (or similar specialty), adult learning, early childhood education, early childhood special education, social work, nursing, speech-language  pathology, physical therapy, occupational therapy or infant/early childhood mental health, or related field; knowledge of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part C; at least 3 years of extensive experience in early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities; knowledge of and experience with principles of effective elearning and adult learning practices; experience facilitating collaborative work with other agencies and providers; experience in providing professional development, consultation and technical assistance; and a demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment and a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusiveness or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.

This is a full time twelve month position at the Partnership for People with Disabilities at VCU.  This position is grant funded.   For a complete job description, please contact Dana Childress at dcchildress@vcu.edu  or (804) 921-5369.

 Applicants must submit an application online at https:/lwww.vcujobs.com as well as the following: 1) an application letter, describing how your education and employment experiences meet the required qualifications: 2) a complete curriculum vitae or resume; and 3) three current references who we may contact directly (including phone numbers and email addresses). Application submission deadline is April 22, 2017.

The position may be housed at the Partnership for People with Disabilities located at VCU in Richmond or as a telecommuting position. The successful candidate must be able to travel frequently throughout the state to participate in grant activities as well as some out of state travel. Travel expenses will only be reimbursed from VCU or a more economical departure location. Applicants cannot start work at VCU until a background check process has been completed.  Full benefits will accompany the position. 

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