State of Arkansas Seeks State Coordinator for Digital Learning

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PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

● MS in Education or related field
● Minimum 10 years of education or related experience
● Experience providing professional development to educators
● Experience providing virtual learning opportunities
● Experience with instructional technology and distance learning
● Proven success in cultivating digital learning programs to improve student learning outcomes

SPECIAL JOB DIMENSIONS

This position reports directly to the DESE Assistant Commissioner of Research & Technology and/or designee. Primary worksite will be determined based on the qualifying candidate. Required frequent in-state travel. May require extended work hours.

Required a current drivers license, auto insurance and vehicle registration.

Position is 12 months.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES
• Develop vision for digital learning programs for Arkansas K-12 schools
• Provide leadership in the improvement of digital learning
• Provide evaluation and direction for statewide digital learning training, planning, and programs
• Develop and implement a strategic plan to support digital learning across every school in Arkansas
• Advocate for digital learning with schools. Cooperatives, and the public
• Oversee budget and grant requirements for Arkansas’ own Team Digital
• Coordinate and lead our Team Digital Blended Learning Support Specialists
• Coordinate meetings/communication with Team Digital, DESE, ESC’s and other digital learning partners
• Ensure that our Team Digital Blended Learning Support Specialists are trained to implement and assist educators with deployment of the most effective research-based instructional strategies
• Coordinate professional development activities for digital learning across Arkansas in F2F and virtual environments
• Develop and make accessible digital learning portal for guidance and resources
• Create and maintain statewide partnerships
• Pursue additional funding options, resources, and grant opportunities

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT - 240 day contract

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with Experience (approx. $70,000 to $95,000)

DATE POSTED: 02/01/2021

POSTING EXPIRES: 02/28/2021

START DATE: TBD

Please send cover letter and resume by email: Ray Girdler Arkansas Department of Education
Email: Ray.Girdler@arkansas.gov Phone: 501.682.4230