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Coordinator of Professional Development

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Interested applicants may electronically attach the following items: (1) Resume (2) Cover Letter (3) Three professional references that include position and phone number. (4) Two letters of reference that address applicant’s qualifications for this position (uploaded on the links “Letter of Recommendation 1 & 2”). (5) Example of one (1) professional development presentation designed and/or delivered addressing the content area (in a PDF format on the link entitled "Other 1"). (6) A lesson or unit plan addressing standards from a specific grade-level content area (on the link entitled "Other 2"). Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply. Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application. All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached. An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Coordinator of Professional Development
Department Teacher Education
Job Location Oxford
Job Type Full-Time
Job Description

The Department of Teacher Education at The University of Mississippi seeks to fill the position for Coordinator of Professional Development. This is a professional position in which the incumbent develops and coordinates department sponsored professional training and serves as a professional resource to external agencies. The incumbent uses specialized knowledge and experience to perform job duties and make independent decisions. The incumbent may supervise subordinate staff and works under limited supervision. The Department of Teacher Education at The University of Mississippi seeks one (1) position for Coordinator of Professional Development in the area of secondary ELA.

Job Responsibilities

Develops and coordinates sponsored professional development training programs.

Conducts needs assessments for training; oversees development of training curriculum.

Collaborates with various agencies to promote professional development services and determine training needs.

Coordinates the production of materials to promote professional development services offered by the department.

Creates and submits all required reports reflecting training presented and participating individuals to required personnel.

Creates content and delivers sponsored professional training.

Stays abreast of professional developments related to the training programs through research and attending in-state seminars and/or conferences.

Assists with the development of policies and procedures.

Develops evidence-based content-specific materials for training or teacher support purposes.

Regularly presents and speaks at sponsored professional training.

Provides on-going technical support to districts.

Models effective instructional practices and techniques.

Designs and conducts professional development to meet the varied needs of administrators and teachers.

Provides professional development to educators across the State.

Collaborates with other Professional Development Coordinators to support MDE efforts.

Provides on-going training and support for school-based educators within and across regions.

Communicates a consistent message as established by the MDE.

Participates in on-going training, support, and networking.

Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions
These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and
included by the hiring Department.

1. Develops, coordinates, delivers, and evaluates department sponsored professional training.

2. Promotes professional development services.

3. Serves as primary liaison between department and external agencies.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
Master’s Degree in Education, or a related field from an accredited college or university.

AND

Experience:
Three (3) years of experience related to the above described duties.

Substitution Statement:
Related education and related experience may be substituted on a basis set forth by the Department of Human Resources.

Special instructions to applicants

Interested applicants may electronically attach the following items:

(1) Resume
(2) Cover Letter
(3) Three professional references that include position and phone number.
(4) Two letters of reference that address applicant’s qualifications for this position (uploaded on the links “Letter of Recommendation 1 & 2”).
(5) Example of one (1) professional development presentation designed and/or delivered addressing the content area (in a PDF format on the link entitled “Other 1”).
(6) A lesson or unit plan addressing standards from a specific grade-level content area (on the link entitled “Other 2”).

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.

Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Work Schedule
If part-time, specific number of hours per week
Published Salary Actual salary will depend on experience, qualifications and departmental budget.
Exceptional Employment Benefits

The University of Mississippi is proud to offer a comprehensive salary and generous benefits package. Benefits include employer-paid portions of medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. In addition, the UM retirement program includes an employer contribution. UM offers generous paid holiday time off, personal (vacation) and medical leave for most employees – staff members accrue personal and medical leave based on their years of service. UM was named the state’s healthiest workplace among all Mississippi colleges and universities and offers wellness programs. For eight consecutive years, UM has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For information about our employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview (http://www.olemiss.edu/hr/benefits.html).

Job Open Date 06/07/2017
Employee Category Professional / Administrative
Employee Designation Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Clerical skills testing None

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this particular job opening?
    • University of Mississippi website
    • Print ad/newspaper
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • WIN Job Center/MDES Jobs Website
    • Professional meeting or conference
    • Professional journal and through a professional organization
    • Professional list service
    • Listed at historically black or predominately minority college or university
    • Predominately minority-targeted publication
    • Other institution/laboratory/program
    • Referred by a friend who is an employee of the University
    • I am a current employee
  2. * Do you have a Master's Degree in Education and at least three (3) years of related experience (or a Bachelor's Degree and at least seven (7) years of related experience)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * After reviewing the examples of work and the essential functions of this position, please describe the related experience (a minimum of three years) that you possess.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1, provided by applicants
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2, provided by applicants
  5. Other 1
  6. Other 2
  7. List of Professional References