Outreach Specialist, VDOE TTAC at GMU

Fairfax, VA, VA
Sep 04, 2018
Apr 05, 2019
Full Time

Job Category : Admin or Professional Faculty

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Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.

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Outreach Specialist, Virginia Department of Education Training and Technical Assistance Center

The Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) at George Mason University is seeking applicants for the position of Outreach Specialist. This is a full-time professional faculty position starting Fall 2018. 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, located in the College of Education and Human Developments Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disabilities, is supported by funding from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). TTAC provides technical assistance and professional development to school and related-services personnel who work with students with disabilities in Virginia 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 struggling to meet the state accreditation standards on indicators established by the 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 Superintendents Region 4. The Outreach Specialist is responsible for coordination and delivery of specific training and professional development services as directed by VDOE or upon request of schools and school systems. These technical assistance activities provide support to school personnel in improving practices that facilitate improved outcomes for students with disabilities. The Outreach Specialist also supports VDOE and TTAC initiatives as directed.

Required Qualifications: Required qualifications for this position include a Masters degree in Special Education, General Education, or a related field; knowledge of effective best practices and current issues in special education; experience implementing and leading professional development activities; and experience directing others who provide professional development services to in-service teachers and administrators. Specifically, the qualified individual must have evidence of:

  • Experience working with teams of education professionals, particularly in coaching;
  • Implementation of research-based practices in curriculum, instruction, data-based decision making, assessment, and Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs);
  • Use of curriculum-driven support materials and technology-enhanced resources;
  • Experience with and knowledge of adaptations and modifications that enable students with disabilities to access the general education curriculum;
  • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, to individuals and groups; and
  • Training in specialized reading instruction for students with disabilities who access the general curriculum.

Special Instructions : 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.

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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 Masons diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

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Equity Statement : George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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