Position Open: SWAEC Science Specialist
Job Title: Science Specialist Wage Status: SWAEC Salary Schedule
Reports To: Teacher Center Coordinator Days: 240
Dept./School: Main Building Date Revised: February, 2017
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.
A master's degree
A minimum of three years teaching experience
A valid teacher’s certificate issued by the ADE
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
The Science Specialist is responsible for designing, planning and providing appropriate professional development for teachers and administrators in our cooperative area.
The Science Specialist is responsible for providing curriculum support and on-site professional development programs as requested by the districts.
The Science Specialist is responsible for working with various agencies throughout the region.
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.
The Science Specialist is responsible for adhering to the policies set forth by the Arkansas Department of Education.
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.
The Science Specialist is responsible for collaborating with specialists in other cooperatives to assure an effective and efficient statewide network.
The Science Specialist is responsible for providing technical assistance, modeling, observing and coaching to member districts.
The Science Specialist is responsible for maintaining a working knowledge of technology and media to enhance the delivery of instruction.
The Science Specialist is responsible for maintaining a working knowledge of data and assessment to enhance the delivery of instruction.
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
Show enthusiasm and initiative in the performance of administrative responsibilities.
Deal with difficult and unpleasant situations with courage, objectivity, and candor.
Demonstrate an ability to provide leadership and exercise good judgment.
Demonstrate good organizational skills.
Be highly motivated, a self-starter, and expend the effort necessary to carry out the responsibilities of the position.
Demonstrate appropriate use of written and oral communication skill.
Demonstrate efficient use of time.
Demonstrate a high level of work ethic.
Demonstrate the ability to make decisions promptly in accordance with basic goals of the organization.
Adhere to all regulations and policies of the organization.
Demonstrate a professional presence when using personal and cooperative social media accounts.
Carry out other duties as assigned by SWAEC Director.
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