Literacy Coordinator, Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC)

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience.
Posted
Jul 02, 2022
Closes
Aug 24, 2022
Ref
FAC8785
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Literacy Coordinator, Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC)The George Mason University Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) invites applications for a full-time Coordinator to work with the Literacy Team. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.About the Department:As part of Mason's Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities, and in support of a grant from the Virginia Department of Education, TTAC provides technical assistance and professional development to school and related services personnel who work with students with disabilities in Virginia Superintendent's Region 4. Specifically, the TTAC staff work to improve instructional practices of those who work with students with disabilities in an effort to increase the academic success of these students. Particular attention is given to those schools struggling to meet the state standards for making adequate yearly progress on indicators established by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and approved by the U.S. Department of Education.Responsibilities:The purpose of this position is to provide support in the form of training and technical assistance to school personnel who work with students with disabilities in Virginia Superintendent's Region 4. This technical assistance provides support to school personnel in enhancing evidence-based practices that facilitate improved outcomes for students with disabilities. The Coordinator is responsible for coordination and delivery of specific training and professional learning activities as directed. The focus of the role is in the area of literacy, in collaboration with the TTAC literacy team, to meet TTAC goals and needs identified by the school divisions.This is a full time, 12-month administrative/professional faculty position.Required Qualifications:Minimum of a master's degree in special education or related field or equivalent combination of education and experience;Recent school-based experience working as a special education classroom teacher or instructional coach or other related position responsible for providing specialized or resource support to teachers;Knowledge of specially designed instruction for students with disabilities with a focus on improving literacy skills;Knowledge of the principles of the science of reading and application to classroom instruction;Experience in the implementation of structured literacy programs in inclusive classrooms, such as Orton-Gillingham (OG) based programs and Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling (LETRS);Experience with a variety of formats for delivering professional learning, including in-person and virtual environments; andProven experience in collaboration, communication, and interpersonal skills and leading teams and professional learning groups; effective verbal and written communication skills.Preferred Qualifications:Candidates with training and experience in Orton-Gillingham-based reading programs or LETRS.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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