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* Teacher Development Specialist Math Intervention - TR0270

POSITION TITLE: Teacher Development Specialist – Math Intervention

CONTRACT LENGTH: 12M

DATE: 05/21/18

DATE OF LAST REVISION: 05/21/18

JOB CODE: TR0270 SAP 30003813

PAY GRADE: 30

FLSA EXEMPTION STATUS: E

Job Family – Training

JOB SUMMARY:

The Teacher Development Specialist is accountable for supporting math intervention on campuses by providing individualized feedback, coaching, and professional development to improve performance and increase student achievement in math. This position reports directly to the IAT Manager.

GOALS OF EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE:

* To provide leadership in planning, coordination and implementation of programs that develop the ability of campuses to meet the academic needs of students with math difficulties.

* To support campus based and central office leaders in developing practices for students that positively impact student growth and ultimately student achievement.

* Develop and maintain systems for routinely monitoring math intervention program implementation and student progress.

MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIE:

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1. Provides critical "on the job" coaching and access to relevant professional development opportunities.

2. Works with math interventionists or other instructional staff and principals to review performance data and development plans to prioritize student and campus needs as it pertains to meeting the needs of students with math deficiencies.

3. Coordinates professional development for campuses as it relates to district, local and state policies and best practices relevant to math remediation.

4. Monitors the academic progress of students identified as Tier 2 and Tier 3 for math.

5. Collaborates effectively with stakeholder groups and various district departments to maintain effective curriculum and programs related to student support for tiered math instruction.

6. Supports campus-based Interventionists and provides them with resources and tools for effectively supporting students.

7. Routinely engages in review of screening reports, intervention tools, and implementation of RTI.

8. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor's Degree

WORK EXPERIENCE:

* 5 to 7 years of proven successful teaching experience as demonstrated by a track record of success in increasing student achievement.

* Successful candidate will ideally have a minimum of 5 years of teaching experience in the designated subject.

* Subject matter expert in designated subject(s).

* Exceptional interpersonal skills, able to relate one-on-one and in groups with confidence and poise.

* Ability to provide critical and constructive feedback to effect immediate change.

* Highly analytical, able to interpret data and weigh multiple options.

* Strong communicator, ability to write clearly and analytically, able to evidence support.

* A problem solver, able to prioritize multiple scenarios.

* Ability to model research-based teaching strategies

* Self-starter, flexible, able to adapt and adjust quickly to changing situations and needs.

TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION:

Microsoft Office; Office equipment (e.g., computer, copier)

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES:

No supervisory or direct people management responsibilities. May provide occasional work guidance, technical advice and training to staff.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT:

Work is substantially complex, varied and regularly requires the selection and application of technical and detailed guidelines. Independent judgment is required to identify, select, and apply the most appropriate methods as well as interpret precedent. Position regularly makes recommendations to management on areas of significance to the department. Supervision received typically consists of providing direction on the more complex projects and new job duties and priorities.

BUDGET AUTHORITY:

No budget development activity is required.

PROBLEM SOLVING:

Decisions are made with greater freedom and discretion, including recommendations that are subject to approval on matters that may affect multiple departments across HISD. Job is frequently expected to recommend new solutions to problems, to improve existing methods/procedures/services and generate new ideas. May also review decisions made by other individuals on more routine matters.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS:

Decisions have moderate impact to the facility/department or division, causing increased satisfaction or dissatisfaction; producing efficiencies or delays; promoting or inhibiting personal intellectual or professional development; and/or contributing to financial gain or expense. Errors may be serious, usually not subject to direct verification or check, causing losses such as improper cost calculations, overpayment or improper utilization of labor, materials or equipment. Effect usually confined to the organization itself and is short term.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS:

Collaborate and solve problems - works with others to resolve problems, clarify or interpret complex information/policies, and provide initial screening/negotiations without approval authority. Interactions are typically with customers, senior level professional staff, and managers.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS:

Follows through with customer inquiries, requests and complaints. Forwards difficult and non-routine inquiries or requests to appropriate level for resolution.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any hazardous or unpleasant elements. Ability to carry and/or lift less than 15 pounds.

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