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Bilingual Education and Outreach Specialist or Manager

Charlottesville

Bilingual Education and Outreach Specialist or Manager

  • R0043150
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Educational Resources
  • The University of Virginia
The Virginia Literacy Partnerships (VLP) Office within the Center for the Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for full-time Bilingual Education and Outreach Specialist or Manager to join our team. This position is for remote or in person work - travel may be required for occasional in-person meetings.

The VLP team concentrates on ensuring the implementation of evidence-based literacy practices in partnerships with state and local entities across Virginia and throughout the nation. VLP administers the state supported literacy screeners from PreK -Grade 3 across the Commonwealth. Pre-K teachers use the Pre-K Language & Literacy Screener and teachers in K-2 use the Phonological Awareness Literacy Screener (PALS) assessments, coordinated and supported by the VLP office, to screen for early reading difficulties. Currently, the VLP team is developing a revised literacy screener expanded to include PreK3 through grade 3 students in English, as well as a parallel version in Spanish. Researchers working on this revised literacy screener are also involved in several other reading related research projects, and implementation projects in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Education as well as other collaborators across the nation, focused on reading assessment and intervention developed using science-based reading research.

For this position, we are seeking an individual who will work closely with the Spanish language and literacy development team on content creation, professional development, teacher support and implementation. The incumbent will work collaboratively with a team on the VLP website, professional learning opportunities, and research and development in support of teachers and administrators across Virginia. The ideal candidate has knowledge of scientifically based reading assessment and instruction, experience working collaboratively on large teams, and providing professional development and outreach services to teachers, schools, and school divisions. Bilingual speaking and writing ability in English/Spanish is required.

Role and Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with senior team members to create content for the Spanish Language and Literacy Screener
  • Provide thoughtful, actionable solutions reflecting a thorough situational understanding to teachers or practitioners who have questions about Spanish Language and Literacy development in elementary children
  • Assist senior team members in creating professional development materials and webinars focused on supporting PreK-3rd Grade students in both English and Spanish
  • Assist in coordinating distribution of assessment materials to support teachers
  • Assist teachers, schools, and school divisions to gather, utilize, and analyze multiple data from assessment tools and assist leaders and teachers to use this information to improve instruction
  • Coordinate multiple simultaneous tasks of varying complexity, with demonstrated accountability, and excellent attention to detail while implementing flexible problem-solving skills
  • Assist in tasks related to ongoing research and development activities
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


Minimum Requirements

Specialist

Education: Bachelor's degree required. Additional experience will be required in lieu of a degree.
Experience: Two years of experience required with a Bachelor's degree. Six years of experience required with a High School degree or equivalent. Bilingual speaking and writing ability in English/Spanish

Manager

Education: Master's degree
Experience : At least five year of experience. Bilingual speaking and writing ability in English/Spanish

Preferred Skills

Significant preference will be given to those candidates who meet some or all preferred qualifications. Candidates are strongly encouraged to explain in their cover letter how their experience and qualifications align with the following criteria:
  • Degree in Education, Psychology, Educational Technology, or a related field
  • Content knowledge of science-based reading acquisition and evidence-based practices
  • At least two years of experience in an early education environment (PreK, K-3)
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills are essential, as is the ability to interact effectively with a diverse team of internal and external constituencies
  • Demonstrated expertise, experience, and commitment to diversity, equity, and access
  • Experience with coaching, consulting, technical assistance, and/or training adult educators and leaders in individual and group settings
  • Very high attention to detail and timelines.
  • Strong desire to learn new skills and abilities and to continuously improve practices.
  • Coaching experience
  • The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, programs, and participate in coaching and professional development activities.


Physical Demands

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

Compensation Information

Full-time position with an anticipated range of $62,000 - $70,000, commensurate with education and experience, includes UVA benefits.

Application Instructions

Please apply through Workday , and search for VLP Education and Outreach Specialist. Complete an application online with the following documents:

  • CV or Resume
  • Cover letter, optional but preferred


Upload all materials into the resume submission field. Multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs.'

As part of the application process, candidates should be prepared to discuss how they address diversity, equity, and inclusion in their work.

The position will remain open until filled. This is an Exempt level, benefited position. This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. This restricted position is a 12-month appointment, and continuation is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Carlin Conner, Research Scientist, at clc6wc@virginia.edu . For questions about the application process, please contact Margaret Weeks .

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In alignment with President Ryan’s UVA strategic plan, CASTL is committed to:
  • Recruiting talented and diverse doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and staff;
  • Recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce and providing an inclusive and supportive environment in which staff and faculty are recognized as integral to the success of our work; and
  • Promoting a culture of integrity, mutual respect, excellence, collaboration, and innovation.


COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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