The Implementation Manager, Professional Learning Services will work directly with our Director, Professional Learning. The Implementation Manager will work with ASCD faculty members, pre-k-16 educators, sales staff, and consultants.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Professional Learning Services Implementation
Be the lead ASCD contact for all client implementations
Develop, support and guide implementations in the field aligned with the needs of pre-k-16 client contracts.
The position works with ASCD consultants/faculty members and pre-k-16 educator clients in face-to-face, blended and virtual professional learning environments to assure the implementation progresses with fidelity.
Work with clients, consultants/faculty, and ASCD staff to develop customized implementation and evaluation plans for states, regions, districts, schools, provinces and countries aligned with best practices in professional development and adult learning.
Work with clients, consultants, and staff to implement customized face-to-face, virtual and blended model Capacity Building programs, including the integration of the use of ASCD products, based on needs assessment results and other context-based data.
Assure consultant/faculty accountability for implementation and evaluation tasks and reporting.
Support the development and use of materials, both print and digital, ASCD consultants/faculty will need during implementations to assure consistency.
Increase the expertise of all ASCD Consultants by providing ongoing development on knowledge and delivery skills
Work with the Director of Professional Learning to create, design new Professional Learning Service district solutions for ASCD.
An advanced degree is required.
Successful incumbents must have extensive and current knowledge of trends and issues in K–16 education.
Knowledgeable of different delivery systems and their potential for professional development is required.
Knowledge of technology and applications for collaboration, information sharing, and document management systems is preferred.
Skills and Abilities
Outstanding strategic thinking and planning skills.
Strong project management skills.
High-level people leadership skills, including conflict resolution, problem solving, and decision making.
Ability to develop programmatic metrics and work with staff to set short- and long-term strategic and operational goals based on defined metrics.
Ability to use office application software and acumen in applying technology solutions to meet current and future program needs.
Ability to design new programs or revise existing ones.
High-level presentation and meeting facilitation skills.
Interpersonal skills are essential in this environment, which emphasizes work in project teams.
Flexibility and the ability to adapt quickly to changing situations.
Ability to prioritize and complete multiple priorities, a demanding workload, and tight timelines.
Ability to succeed in a fast, fluid, and flexible environment.
Bilingual skills and familiarity with other cultures is considered an asset.
Ability to learn and use web-based office applications for online collaboration, document/content management, and intranet management.
Critical Success Factors / Leadership Attributes
Must be able to create value for the organization.
Possesses the ability to make meaning by keeping others well-informed on the big issues.
Applies learning by seeking new learning from a variety of disciplines and addressing obstacles immediately and directly.
Executes accountably by creating clear plans to achieve goals and monitoring costs, progress, and results.
Continuously reinvents by demonstrating the ability to change.
Leads self by setting a personal example of authenticity and inspiring others to want to follow his or her lead.
Minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible leadership experience in an educational setting, with specific experience in senior school or district leadership positions.
Minimum of 3 years of experience in professional development, including design and delivery.
Demonstrated experience and success in the use of best practices for PD implementation and evaluation.
Normal demands associated with a deadline-drive office environment.
The noise level is generally quiet to moderate.
Daily contact with external customers, vendors, colleagues, associates, supervisors, and staff at all levels of the organization.
Ability to remain at a desk for extended periods of time.
Ability to communicate and exchange information with others.
Ability to move about to coordinate work in areas of varying heights.
Ability to perceive and inspect records in a document management system.
Ability to operate general office equipment.
Ability to travel to off-site meetings up to 50%.
This position description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time. Key Position Designation: Certain positions are essential to providing immediate and continuing support for operations or support functions during an emergency or building closure. Employees who hold these positions may be required to work (at their worksite or remotely) when other employees are not required above. Please refer to the General Information section above to determine whether this position is considered a key position.
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