Department: NE Ctr Research on Youth, Fam & School-4425
Description of Work:
CYFS is seeking a Reading Teacher Coach Specialists for work on the Nebraska Workshops on Reading Development Strategies (WORDS) Project, a program funded by the Nebraska Department of Education and Institute of Education Sciences that aims to provide rural schools with professional development and support to prepare all students for reading success by systematically delivering high-quality instruction tailored to meet their needs.
Serve as an active member of the WORDS project
Conduct reading observations and evaluate reading instruction in schools across the state
Provide consultation, training, and on-site implementation support services to school districts
Provide reading professional development opportunities for school district and ESU staff and community professionals
Work in close collaboration with the Reading Teacher Coach Lead to ensure all WORDS activities align with broader WORDS project goals
Work in close collaboration with WORDS Reading Teacher Coach Lead to tailor training and supports to individual school needs
Maintain the WORDS Resource Library with current publications related to the field of continuous improvement.
Stay informed of evidence-based instructional materials, strategies, interventions, assessments, and technology for improved reading outcomes for ALL students.
Be aware of new research and best practices around reading within Multi-tiered Systems of Support
Maintain a database of all contacts and training and supports provided
Contribute to the enhancement of the WORDS Website
Participate in ongoing professional learning opportunities at the state and national level.
Work involves travel to schools, but some work can be done remotely and through virtual conferencing.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning January 9, 2023 and will continue until the positions are filled.
The University of Nebraska-Lincoln seeks to attract and retain a high performing and diverse workforce in which employees' differences are respected and valued to better meet the varying needs of the diverse populations we serve. The university fosters a diverse and inclusive work environment that promotes collaboration so that all individuals are able to participate and contribute to their full potential. As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See https://www.unl.edu/equity/notice-nondiscrimination.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in education, psychology, child development or related field plus at least three (3) years' experience working in a school district and/or working with educators and families on reading development.Must possess independent problem-solving skills and excellent communication and customer/client service skills. Must be detail-oriented and highly organized. Must have the ability to: use word-processing, database, and presentation software; work independently and collaboratively in a team environment; and keep accurate records. Possess knowledge of Nebraska school systems. Must have a valid driver's license and meet University driver eligibility requirements.
Preferred candidates will have 5-10 years of experience teaching reading in grades K-3.
With over 25,000 students, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln is a diverse educational insitution with international stature. The intellectual center for the state of Nebraska and beyond, we are a land-grant, top tier national research-extensive insitution. Part of the Big Ten conference, Big Ten Academic Alliance, our mission includes growing relationships and resources that enable the University of Nebraska to change lives.