Established in 1986, The Johns Hopkins University Center for Technology in Education (CTE) is a nationally recognized authority on educational technology. CTE’s mission is to promote equal access, transform instruction, and create leadership for change. CTE is a dynamic, entrepreneurial organization that develops new research-based products and methods for teaching educators to fully integrate technology into the learning environment for all students. CTE is recruiting a full-time Professional Development Liaison to coordinate, manage, and implement the Professional Development for the Early Childhood Comprehensive Assessment System (EC-CAS) projects.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
The primary responsibilities of the Professional Development Liaison will be to provide oversight and coordination on CTE’s Online Learning/Professional Development team to guide the implementation of innovative technology-rich professional development practice for early childhood initiatives at CTE.
This role will work in coordination with the Senior Program Director for Learning, Engagement and Design to manage the professional development of the EC-CAS projects including: collaborating with internal staff and external partners around professional development implementation; delivering professional development experiences including face-to-face and online training around key content for educators and local school system data managers; measuring professional development progress and determining corrective actions to maintain fidelity and quality in the professional development; managing the team of trainers; and coordinating the logistics for EC-CAS project trainings (in person, blended, and online) in coordination with CTE staff and external partners. The project scope includes:
Oversight of the professional development training implementations, including consistent communication with national experts/external partners
Ensure the professional development delivery maintains a high level of quality and fidelity, adhering to best practices for high quality professional development and ensuring all key assessment content is sufficiently addressed
Collaborate with the project manager and team leads to develop professional development implementation plans
Deliver and supervise the delivery of trainings of the assessment and technology tools that are a part of the EC-CAS projects (in face-to-face, online, and blended formats)
Identify and assess future and current training needs
Coach trainers as needed to improve training practice
Manage the external training teams to ensure training deliverables meet expectations
Manage webinar delivery including: scheduling within webinar software, invitations, management of virtual rooms, live support, content delivery and/or moderation, and publishing recordings for dissemination
Work with internal and external partners to develop online resources and tools, as needed, to enhance the professional development offerings
Coordinate professional development events including: logistics, invitations, travel needs, training registration, print materials, and other materials
Maintain, and report on training evaluation
May directly supervise new staff as EC-CAS work expands
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
Bachelor’s degree in education or related field
Minimum of 5 yrs. directly related experience to implementation and training of professional development plans
Master’s degree in education or related field
Experience in project plan development and tracking
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of pedagogical issues related to teaching and learning and professional development
Knowledge of current and emerging instructional technologies and proven ability to adapt and learn new procedures and software programs
Experience with use of web-based technologies for online learning, collaboration with educational and information technology partners to design, develop, and test systems or tools
Oral and written communications group facilitation and presentation skills required
Demonstrated ability to train one-on-one and in a group setting, as well as the ability to collaborate with national and state partners remotely as well as face-to-face
Must be able to lead implementation plan to meet project and learning goals
Must be self-directed with a teamwork orientation
Must be able to problem-solve and find solutions to technical and training challenges
Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment and meet project deadlines
Must be able to communicate effectively with internal and external partners
Knowledge of early childhood education is advantageous but not required
Machines and/or equipment used on the job:
Computer or other special needs for the position: The position will require a laptop computer.
Degree of independent action performed on the job:
This person will be interacting with national and state leaders and will have the ability to independently make decisions.
This person will coordinate professional development activities for the various initiatives on this project.
Time spent on job duties:
Oversight and supervision of professional development implementation: 40%
includes oversight of the implementation, communicating with national experts/external partners, planning, monitoring fidelity of training, leadership in planning and organization of professional development events with internal team and project, development of needed resources, evaluation of progress
Professional development coordination duties: 30%
includes logistics coordination
Professional development delivery: 30%
Delivery of training, coaching
Internal and external contacts required as part of the job:
National leaders in early childhood
State department leaders
State and district trainers
Early childhood teachers
District data managers
JHU faculty and staff
Classified Title: Educational Assistance Program Manager Working Title: Professional Development Liaison Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: up to $76,000 per year Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 25-MD:JH at Columbia Center Department name: 60000020-Center for Technology in Education (CTE) Personnel area: School of Education
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