Education Programs Coordinator I - English Language Arts
State of Vermont | Barre, VT
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The Proficiency-Based Learning Team is currently looking for an educator with a strong background in English language arts to join our energetic and passionate team. Experience facilitating meetings, strong organizational skills, and the ability to develop networks of educators are additional characteristics of the ideal candidate. We hope to find someone who shares a passion for learning and is willing to work to ensure equitable learning opportunities and expectations for each and every student.
The English Language Arts Coordinator I position sits on the Proficiency-Based Learning Team in the Student Pathways Division at the Vermont Agency of Education. The Proficiency-Based Learning Team works to support implementation of personalized, proficiency-based educational systems. We believe that a strong commitment to student-centered learning will improve educational outcomes for all students. This focus should provide relevant and rigorous learning opportunities that engage all students and develop the skills, knowledge, and abilities necessary to be successful in the 21st century. The ability to impact and ensure the success of students across the state, network with educational leaders, and drive important educational changes make this position an engaging and rewarding professional opportunity.
Our Team Supports Proficiency-Based Learning (PBL) by:
- Enabling school systems to develop personalized, proficiency-based, local assessment systems that complement our statewide assessment system
- Coordinating our work with other teams at the Agency, particularly the Personalized Learning Team, and developing shared messages and technical assistance for the field
- Creating collaborative partnerships that build capacity for instructional leadership and proficiency-based learning
- Promoting high-quality, evidence-based professional learning for educational leaders focused on implementation of standards, alignment of curriculum to standards, and best instructional practices
Specific job duties include:
- Coordinate and facilitate work sessions that utilize the knowledge and expertise of educators around the state
- Contribute English language arts content expertise to the work of the Student Pathways Division, including developing sample performance assessments and professional learning opportunities
- Provide statewide leadership and support to Supervisory Union/Supervisory District leadership teams for implementation of the Vermont Education Quality Standards, including the construction of quality local comprehensive assessment systems
- Assist in the implementation of Vermont's new accountability system required by the Every Student Succeeds Act, including supporting equity and continuous improvement to all levels of the education system
- Identify areas of need and provide professional learning opportunities and technical assistance to schools to address those needs
- Develop evaluations to determine the effectiveness of professional learning opportunities and technical assistance
Who May Apply
This position, Education Programs Coordinator I - English Language Arts (Job Requisition #1269), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
Please include a cover letter that describes your qualifications for this position.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Pat.Fitzsimmons@vermont.gov
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.
Work is generally performed in a standard office setting but significant travel may be anticipated for which private means of transportation must be available. Some work outside of normal work schedule may be required. There may be considerable interaction with a variety of publics and strong differences of opinion may be encountered.
Master's degree in education, public administration or related field AND two (2) years or more as an Education Consultant II OR at a professional level involving program development, supervision or leadership experience in a public or private agency.
Preferred candidates will have the ability to:
- Create engaging presentations and communicate effectively both internally and externally;
- Use technology, such as PowerPoint, effectively in presentations;
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships; and
- Develop specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
- 80% State paid medical premium
- Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
- Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
- Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
- Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
- Low cost group life insurance
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Incentive-based Wellness Program
- Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
Equal Opportunity Employer
The State of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people from diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged.
Nearest Major Market: Barre
Nearest Secondary Market: Montpelier