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Director of Exceptional Children Education at University of Arkansas

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Type: Full Time
Location: Little Rock, Arkansas





Job Description:

SUMMARY OF JOB DUTIES

The Director of Exceptional Children Education will lead ongoing programming for the Arkansas Academy for Educational Equity s Masters in Educational Equity. Collaboratively working with all instructional coaches, the Director of Exceptional Children Education will develop and implement 4 6 week-long summer sessions that build deep understanding of the implications of poverty on teaching, bolster skill in teaching children who are part of special populations such as those who receive special education and ESL services, provide training and instruction focused on administering sound education and ESL services, and provide training and instruction focused on administering sound structural classroom strategies (e.g. unit planning, co-teaching lesson planning procedures, etc.). To promote candidate pedagogical skill and success, the Director of Exceptional Children Education will visit Master s participants teaching in partner districts on an ongoing basis in their classrooms. The Director of Exceptional Children Education will ensure high-quality instruction in participant classrooms through modeling, co-planning, co-teaching, and providing feedback to Master s candidates.

The Director of Exceptional Children Education will build deep networks with professionals across Arkansas and across the United States with other instructional experts. The Director will collaborate with Academy staff to develop, refine, and deliver the curriculum offered to Master s students in a highly individualized way necessary to support teachers possessing varying levels of experience. The Director of Exceptional Children Education has master-level command of exceptional children education and has successfully reduced the achievement gaps for multiple cohorts of students in high-poverty schools to dramatically improve academic outcomes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL RELEVANT APPLICATION MATERIALS INCLUDE DETAILS ADDRESSING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS. APPLICANTS NOT MEETING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM CONSIDERATION.

* Education Specialist degree from an accredited institute of higher education conferred by start date

* Six or more years of K-12 school-based work experience

* Experience leading students to improved academic performance as a classroom teacher

DOES THIS JOB REQUIRE ANY LICENSE(S)/CERTIFICATION(S)*
Yes

IF YES, PLEASE SPECIFY
Valid drivers license

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

* Doctor of Education with emphasis on Special Education

* Demonstrated continued education or training in Special Education

* Experience as a teacher coach, curriculum specialist, department head, academic dean, assistant principal, and/or principal in a K-12 school

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAS)

* Knowledge and experience in implementing instructional best practices and coaching others around the implementation of the same

* Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

* Excellent interpersonal skills and a collaborative management style

PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS POSITION

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.

Occasionally

* Feeling

* Grasping

* Lifting

* Pulling

* Reaching

* Standing

* Walking

Frequently

* Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding

* Hearing

* Repetitive motion

* Sitting

* Talking

Constantly

* Driving

Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS
None. The employee is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions (such as in typical office or administrative work).

WORK SCHEDULE
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (schedule may vary base on department needs)

OVERTIME ELIGIBLE
No

IS THIS POSITION WEATHER/EVENT ESSENTIAL* IF YES, THE EMPLOYEE IN THIS POSITION WILL REPORT TO WORK AT THE SCHEDULED TIME WHEN THE UNIVERSITY IS CLOSED DUE TO INCLEMENT CONDITIONS.
No

WORK LOCATION/BUILDING
Little Rock, Arkansas with frequent travel to the Arkansas Delta and Northwest AR.

BENEFITS ELIGIBLE
Yes

APPOINTMENT PERCENT
100

SALARY
$75,000 - $95,000 (commensurate with education and/or experience)

TYPES OF BACKGROUND CHECKS REQUIRED
National criminal background and registered sex offender check, Motor Vehicle Registry Check

PRE-EMPLOYMENT SCREENING REQUIREMENTS

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Posting Detail Information

FUTURE OPEN DATE

CLOSE DATE
02/28/2020

OPEN UNTIL FILLED
No

ANTICIPATED START DATE
05/01/2020

ANTICIPATED END DATE (FOR TEMPORARY APPOINTMENTS)

RECRUITMENT CONTACT INFORMATION

Megan Brosh
meganb@uark.edu

All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A s employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS SUMMARY

HIRING LOCATION
222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO STATEMENT

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.


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