POSITION: Curriculum Development Coordinator and Program Oversight (Instructional Strategist 2 ID and LD/BD)
EFFECTIVE DATE: Spring 2019
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Masters of Education specializing in Instructional Strategist 2 ID required. Ph.D. or Ed.D. preferred.
Expertise in best practices (including theory, curriculum, instruction, and assessment) is required. Commitment to diversity and the preparation of teacher candidates to work successfully with culturally and linguistically diverse student populations is required.
DESIRED/PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates should be highly motivated, self-directed individuals with a record of successful teaching and leadership related to Instructional Strategist II. Prior successful teaching at the post-secondary level and supervision experience is desired. Ability to understand blended/online course design is necessary.
Candidates are preferred to have at least four years of successful K-12 teaching experience with experience teaching in an Instructional Strategist II position. They will be responsible for advising on the development of an Instructional Strategist 2 endorsement that meets the State of Iowa requirements. Candidates are preferred to have strong state-wide connections in the special education field and strong administrative/communicative skills. Knowledge of specific special education curriculum, strategies, and best practices for this endorsement area are needed. Candidates should also have a passion for teaching, mentoring, and supervising pre-service and inservice professionals.
DUTIES: This person will collaborate with Grand View for up to a two year period in order to develop an Instructional Strategist II program at Grand View University. This person will review and provide feedback on curriculum, develop objectives/outcomes, and create an assessment plan for the endorsement. This is a flexible year-round position with duties and time fluctuating as needed with approximately 7-8 hours per week. This person will help to identify/recruit and communicate with content experts for course development to ensure a cohesive program. In order to launch the program, this person will collaborate with department personnel to devise a competitive delivery model/schedule including assistance with marketing strategies and materials. This person will develop and teach a variety of courses in accordance with their expertise.
APPLICATION: Review of applications will commence February 11, 2019, positions open until filled. All applications must include curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a letter of application that provides a synopsis of expertise and passions related to special education knowledge and professional experiences.
All applicants should submit their materials through our online application process at www.grandview.edu
This is a position contingent on approval from the Department of Education. This is a temporary position, likely 18-24 months although no specific duration can be guaranteed.
Pre-employment background check required.
The University has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity and, in that spirit, seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, members of minority groups and people with disabilities
About Grand View University
Grand View is a Liberal Arts University that supports a diverse student population of approximately 2200 full and part-time students in both undergraduate and graduate programs. A University of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Grand View was founded in 1896 and is located in Des Moines, Iowa. Des Moines offers exceptional facilities for the enjoyment of lectures, concerts, museums, sporting events, and other cultural opportunities. Grand View welcomes traditional students and adult learners representing a wide range of religious and cultural backgrounds.