Position Open: SWAEC Science Specialist

Employment

Job Title: Science  Specialist   Wage Status:  SWAEC Salary Schedule

Reports To: Teacher Center Coordinator  Days:  240

Dept./School: Main Building    Date Revised: February, 2017

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Primary Purpose:  

The Science Specialist will be responsible for coordinating efforts within the cooperative area to research, develop, and offer professional development programs  and related services to  SWAEC member districts. The Science Specialist will work with other educational specialists, organizations, agencies, and institutions of higher education to support the goals and priorities of the ADE.

 

Qualifications:  

Education/Certification                      

A master's degree 

A minimum of three years teaching experience
A valid teacher’s certificate issued by the ADE

 

Special Knowledge/Skills          

Ability to manage program grant

Ability to interpret policy, procedures, and data

Exhibit use of presentation and technology skills       

Exceptional organizational, communication, public relations and interpersonal skills

 

Major Responsibilities and Duties: 

Part 1 - Major Duties and Responsibilities

  1. The Science Specialist is responsible for designing, planning and providing appropriate professional development for teachers and administrators in our cooperative area.

  2. The Science Specialist is responsible for providing curriculum support and on-site professional development programs as requested by the districts.

  3. The Science Specialist is responsible for working with various agencies throughout the region.  

  4. The Science Specialist is responsible for working with the Arkansas Department of Education and other agencies to provide information and professional development that would benefit our local districts.

  5. The Science Specialist is responsible for adhering to the policies set forth by the Arkansas Department of Education.   

  6. The Science Specialist is responsible for participating in professional development, staff meetings, local, state and national conferences in an effort to maintain a high level of professionalism.

  7. The Science Specialist is responsible for collaborating  with specialists in other cooperatives to assure an effective and efficient statewide network.

  8. The Science Specialist is responsible for providing technical assistance, modeling, observing and coaching to member districts.

  9. The Science Specialist is responsible for maintaining a working knowledge of technology and media to enhance the delivery of instruction.

  10. The Science Specialist is responsible for maintaining a working knowledge of data and assessment to enhance the delivery of instruction.

  11. The Science Specialist is responsible for special projects as assigned by the ADE, the Co-op Director, or the Teacher Center Coordinator.

Part 2- Professional and Personal Characteristics

  1. Show enthusiasm and initiative in the performance of administrative responsibilities.

  2. Deal with difficult and unpleasant situations with courage, objectivity, and candor.

  3. Demonstrate an ability to provide leadership and exercise good judgment.

  4. Demonstrate good organizational skills.

  5. Be highly motivated, a self-starter, and expend the effort necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the position.

  6. Demonstrate appropriate use of written and oral communication skill.

  7. Demonstrate efficient use of time.

  8. Demonstrate a high level of work ethic.

  9. Demonstrate the ability to make decisions promptly in accordance with basic goals of the organization.

  10. Adhere to all regulations and policies of the organization.

  11. Demonstrate a professional presence when using personal and cooperative social media accounts.

  12. Carry out other duties as assigned by SWAEC Director.

Working Conditions:

Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors    Maintain emotional control under stress  

Frequent local and statewide travel as well as some nationwide travel

Frequent prolonged and irregular hours

Terms of Employment: 240 day contract; salary based on SWAEC salary schedule

APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT CAN BE FOUND: HTTPS://WWW.SWAEC.ORG/EMPLOYMENT

POSITION OPEN UNTIL FILLED