Early Childhood Special Education Specialist
Job Category : Admin or Professional Faculty
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Salary : Commensurate with education and experience.
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George Mason University Training and Technical Assistance Center
Early Childhood Special Education Specialist
The Kellar Institute for Human Disabilities seeks applicants for a part-time administrative faculty position within the Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) for Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) at George Mason University. TTAC ECSE, in support of a grant from the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE), provides technical assistance and professional development to school and related services personnel in Virginia Superintendents Region 4. Specifically, the TTAC ECSE 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 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.
- Responsible for coordination and content management of web-based ECSE professional development, resources, and information dissemination, as directed by the VDOE, to support ECSE personnel in improving practices that facilitate higher student performance and academic outcomes for students with disabilities.
- Responsible for the coordination and implementation of ECSE Institutes, to include working with VDOE leadership and the TTAC ECSE Coordinators and Event Planner in planning and carrying out these events.
- Responsible for providing support to preschool through grade 3 teaching teams involved in VDOE initiatives, such as the Multisensory Literacy Institutes, the Co-Teaching for Excellence Demo Sites, VA Tiered Systems of Support (VTSS), as well as TTAC Region 4 school improvement efforts. Required Qualifications:
- A Masters degree or higher and licensure (or eligibility for licensure) in Early Childhood Special Education, Early Childhood (PreK-3rd grade), Early Literacy and Language Development, or a related field;
- Knowledge of effective best practices and current issues in Early Childhood Special Education;
- At least three years in the field, including experience working with a team of professionals to provide professional development related to young children in research-based inclusive practices, curriculum-based assessment, specialized instruction, and the ability to collect, analyze and use data to inform decisions;
- The ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing, to individuals and groups; and
- Expertise with (or a commitment to learn how to use) Microsoft Office Suite tools. Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience with web technology, including content management of web sites, webinars, and online training; and
- Demonstrated skills and experience in collaboration, teaming, and building relationships with teachers and administrators, including district-level school administrators.
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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