Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Project Manager for the New Jersey Tiered System of Supports-Early Reading (NJTSS-ER) Project, a partnership between the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology and the New Jersey Department of Education. The Project Manager will lead a team of state-level coaches and support personnel in the execution of a plan for guiding district leaders in implementing multi-tiered reading supports for students in New Jersey.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Provides direction in the conceptualization of approaches for advancing district-level systems change and within-school, data-guided reading instructional practices.
Leads a team of instructional coaches who provide training and coaching to district leadership teams and school personnel throughout New Jersey.
Oversees the execution of NJTSS federal grant activities; training for educators, parents, and other stakeholders on the essential components of a tiered system of instructional support; and the development of tools for NJTSS implementation.
Collaborates with personnel from the NJDOE to facilitate the use of NJTSS as a framework for improving student outcomes.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Masters' degree required in education, or related field.
A minimum of 3 years of experience working on school systems change.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of evidence-based reading assessments and interventions, as well as evidence of being an effective leader at the system level.
Experience in developing, restructuring, and implementing multi-tiered systems of support for student at risk for or with disabilities.
Excellent leadership, interpersonal, organizational and verbal and written communication skills.
Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license and be willing to travel, when necessary, to sites throughout New Jersey for business demands.
PhD in education, or in related field.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Requires driving to school districts and off-campus meetings.
Clean Driving Record
Posting Number: 19ST2044
Location: Livingston (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 88286
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.