Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 7,000 students and 87,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.
We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills.
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The Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative (CRRLC) operates within the Graduate School of Education as an independent center. The mission of the CRRLC is to improve the reading, writing, and language achievement of all students, Pre-K-5 by developing the teaching, coaching, and leadership expertise of educators across the country through courses, professional development, and coaching.
Conducts professional development for Grade Pre-K-5 educators and administrators for the CRRLC, including Literacy Collaborative and Leveled Literacy Intervention, and creates new professional development programs based on current research on effective practices.
Plan and deliver professional development onsite and offsite that includes Literacy Collaborative, Leveled Literacy Intervention, and specialized institutes for school leaders, literacy coaches, teams, and teachers.
Plan professional development for a range of audiences in face-to-face and on-line environments.
With the faculty team and under the direction of the Assistant Director, develop a range of Primary Literacy Programs, and design professional development and courses for teachers, including online learning, that addresses the literacy needs of all students.
Serve as a faculty liaison to schools and districts implementing school-wide literacy improvement.
Arrange site visits to support high quality implementation of the school improvement model to a roster of schools in a multi-state region. This includes coaching trainees about teaching children and adults, and providing guidance and information to school and district level teams, trainers and administrators.
Facilitate effective implementation of school-wide literacy improvement. This includes email, webinar, and telephone communications as well as ongoing professional development.
Monitor progress of school and districts through notes, correspondence and database entries. Read and provide feedback on school reports.
Work with school partners to ensure continuity of training and teaching.
Maintain appropriate confidentiality of student and teacher information.
Collaborate with CRRLC faculty and school-based trainers to create publications and materials to support professional learning.
Present at and participate in CRRLC-sponsored events and other education conferences.
Contribute to ongoing evaluation and improvement of CRRLC offerings.
M.A. or M.Ed. in Reading Instruction, Literacy, Elementary Education, or related field.
At least three years of successful classroom teaching experience or the equivalent at the Pre-K-5 level.
One of the following required: a) Literacy Collaborative training, OR b) Reading Recovery training, OR c) 3 years literacy coach/staff development experience.
Strong administrative skills, high energy, initiative, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced office environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of school stakeholders.
A valid U.S. driver's license and a schedule that allows you to work M-F, 8-5 in our Cambridge office, with occasional evening and weekend work, as well as travel off-site for up to a week at a time
Strong organizational, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects with varying deadlines.
Proficiency using Microsoft Office programs (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint), with the ability to create PowerPoint and online presentations.
Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University.
Pre-K-5 successful classroom teaching experience.
Interest in using technology to enhance teaching.
Salary Grade 27
Background checks are required for all positions.
Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply.
A cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references must be included for full consideration.
Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates.
About Lesley University
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 7,000 students and 87,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities. Lesley is a diverse, inclusive community with a strong commitment to the realization of social justice.We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills.
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