Job Description

Title: Education Specialist

Location: Highland Park, IL (local candidates only - no relocation)

Start Date: July, 2019

Group: Delivery And Fulfillment

Category: Professional Development and Customer Education


You are responsible for delivering professional development and technical assistance to schools that have contracted with our client, for school based interventions, professional development, and coaching.

This position requires deep knowledge and extensive experience with academia, standards-based school reform and the ability to deliver high quality job embedded professional development and site-based technical support to school personnel using innovative products, technology resources and/or research based methodologies for school turn around.

The desired applicants must have 5+ years of highly-successful teaching experience in a 6-12 school setting and preference will be given to candidates who can provide evidence through demonstration of existing knowledge of client’s products, experience in effective coaching and training to teachers and teacher leaders.


Successful candidates will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and successful experience with math integrating a well- balanced approach to math instruction providing students and teachers with the tools necessary to meet the Common Core Instructional shifts.
  • Plan and deliver client’s math product/s and services, such as:
    • Implementation Essentials
    • Assessments
    • Coaching and Modeling, problem based learning
    • Lesson Study
    • Consultative Services
  • Plan for and deliver comprehensive job-embedded professional development and technical support using products and/or research based methodologies
  • Facilitate meetings with school and network leadership that establishes client’s partnership with the school and initiates the process of implementation.
  • Facilitate face-to-face professional development for school leadership, faculty, and support staff, including:
    • Implementation of selected foundation units in math
    • Principal and Leadership Team training in observing and analyzing the routines, rituals, and classroom practices
    • Strategies for aligning classroom instruction to the Common Core State Standards and/or College and Career Readiness Competencies (CCR)
    • Specific, research-based strategies for teaching second language learners and students with disabilities
    • Strategies for developing students’ academic language and college and career readiness competencies
  • Facilitate onsite strategic planning and review meetings
  • Facilitate professional development on the institutionalization of a data-driven culture in the school
  • Facilitate Leadership Team Meetings about implementation, and co-facilitation of such meetings with the Principal, to discuss implementation and resolve problems.
  • Facilitate Progress Monitoring meetings to determine the progress the school is making
  • Provide technical support for the effective operation of teacher workgroups
  • Provide instructional support, including modeling, coaching, and co-planning
  • Utilize Cycle of Feedback effectively to articulate and identify change of practice in teaching, learning, curriculum and leadership
  • Integrate language, reading, writing, speaking and listening in effective lesson planning
  • Meet the criteria for Certification in appropriate services and products
  • Collaborate with other Education Specialists in the delivery of technical support
  • Maintain comprehensive documentation and reports of technical support in OneView
  • Maintain current knowledge of:
    • Presentation technology, including the use of a laptop computer, tablet, and personal communication devices to develop and present effective professional development / instructional technology
    • Strategies to interpret and utilize student achievement data to drive instructional improvement, including the use of formative assessment and the analysis of state test results
    • Developments in standards-aligned curriculum, instruction and assessment
    • Educational Research
  • Support implementation of selected solutions, as needed, including:
    • Classroom coaching
    • Facilitation of training to support implementation
    • Provision of onsite technical support
    • Regular and ongoing communication with school and district leaders
  • Support Consulting Services business development by:
    • Assisting in the recruitment of new Consulting Services schools
    • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of Consulting Services offerings
    • Presenting Professional Development and Job Embedded programs to large and small audiences


Required experience will include:

  • Master's Degree or higher
  • Experience offering work-shops to teachers
  • Experience with classroom-based technology integration
  • Experience with differentiated instruction
  • Demonstrated success as a classroom teacher and at least five years of successful experience as a 6-12 professional (math focused)
  • Strong collaboration and team building skills
  • Knowledge of standards-based reform, curriculum, instruction and assessment
  • Ability to plan strategically with and coach school leaders and classroom teachers
  • Ability to provide instructional support relating to effective teaching strategies for teachers across content areas using instructional technology
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent ability to present content to large and small groups (effective presentation skills)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Desirable knowledge, skills, and experience include:

  • Scaffolding instruction for English Language Learners
  • Scaffolding instruction for students with disabilities
  • Strategies for the effective classroom use of instructional technology
  • Programs and services to support community outreach

***local candidates only- no relocation or telecommute***

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