Director Training and Technical Assistance Center at George Mason University
- Full Time
Job Category : Admin or Professional Faculty
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Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.
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Director, Training and Technical Assistance Center
Organization The Region 4 Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) in the Kellar Institute for Human Disabilities at George Mason University, supported by a grant from the Virginia Department of Education, provides technical assistance and professional development to school and related services personnel who work with students with disabilities in Superintendents 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 identified as not meeting state standards for accreditation on indicators established by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) and approved by the U.S. Department of Education. 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 Masons academic and culturally inclusive environment.
TTAC Director/Project Manager The purpose of this position is to manage and oversee TTAC project implementation on a 12-month basis. This includes: * Supervision and evaluation of professional and classified staff; * Serving as liaison between TTAC Project and Virginia Department of Education, Special Education Directors, T/TAC Directors, VDOE School Improvement - Special Education, and other related groups/organizations in the Commonwealth of Virginia; * Overseeing and coordinating staff development and implementation of local, regional and state-wide outreach activities; * Developing and implementing organizational policies and procedures to ensure efficient delivery of statewide and regional initiatives to include request intake, staff assignment and work effort, and evaluation of impact; * Representing the organization at meetings of stakeholders such as the Region 4 Directors of Special Education, the Regional Parent Resource Centers, the Region 4 Assistive Technology Coordinators, and others as deemed necessary to further the mission of the organization; * Integrating Mason resources and College faculty into outreach activities as appropriate; * Serving as member of leadership team with Principal Investigators and Director of Technology and participating actively in budgeting, planning scope of work, and setting vision for the project.
Required Qualifications: Qualifications required for this position include an earned doctoral degree in Special Education, or related field as well as substantial experience directing a team of professionals from education, agency, or organization settings. To document evidence of directing a team, candidates should provide examples of some of the following in the application package: * Experience handling distribution of work efforts, guiding staff related to responsibilities, mediating issues and conflicts, and building a positive and supportive work environment; * The ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, to individuals and groups; * Skills and experience in collaboration, teaming, and building relationships at a variety of levels; and * Experience managing projects such as setting goals, responding to tight deadlines, adhering to budgets, and following policy guidelines. Preferred Qualifications: * Detailed and current knowledge of evidence-based practices and integration of technology to improve outcomes for students with disabilities * Detailed and current knowledge of effective practices in professional development of school personnel * Knowledge of assistive technology and/or instructional technology as it relates to teacher professional development and school improvement * Demonstrated participation in academic, professional and civic activities * Qualifications to teach in higher education teacher preparation program * Evidence of teaching excellence in higher education teacher preparation program
Special Instructions : For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, CV, and a list of three professional references with contact information.
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