As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. Created in 2009, the Norris and Dorothy Haring Center for Research and Training in Inclusive Education grew out of 40 years of groundbreaking work in special education at the Experimental Education Unit. At the Haring Center, families, researchers, and students work closely on their shared mission of providing high quality inclusive early learning services for children with and without disabilities, for children of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and for their families. The Haring Center is proud to be a leader in developing, implementing, evaluating, and disseminating strategies to help children of all abilities and backgrounds succeed, all teachers to be effective, and all caregivers feel confident and competent. The Haring Center's commitment to inclusion leads us to invest in recruiting colleagues who demonstrate experience with, knowledge of, and sensitivity to the needs of culturally diverse and oppressed populations.The Haring Center conducts research, service and training that continually advance inclusive education. The Professional Development Unit (PDU) within the Haring Center advances best practices in inclusive education by working with the current and next generation of professionals in special education, early learning, administration, applied behavior analysis, and related disciplines, providing hands-on experience and expert coaching in any educational context with an emphasis on how to build more inclusive settings. The Professional Development and Training team offers a variety of services, such as consultation, coaching, on-site training, workshops, supervision to graduate students in applied behavior analysis, and customized professional development.The Haring Center has an outstanding opportunity for an Education Specialist. Reporting to the Associate Director of the Haring Center the Education Specialist will work with a dynamic team to implement a variety of professional development activities in the area of inclusive education. This position will provide training, coaching, and consultation to teachers, coaches, leaders and other professionals in special education, early learning and primary education. The Education Specialist will work with a wide variety of organizations and institutions, collaborating with a diverse group of teachers and service providers, coaches and leaders. Additionally, this position will develop, design and facilitate professional development activities and curricular materials. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to work with communities and students holding a range of worldviews. The Education Specialist continuously reviews current research and pertinent literature, and completes continuing education. This is a ten-and-a-half-month position from August 16 through June 30 each year.Duties & ResponsibilitiesContract delivery: Collaborate with the Haring Center Professional Development Team (HC PD Team) and contracting Partner organization to understand the contract Professional Development Plan (PD Plan) including scope, goals, communication cadence and metrics of the professional development to be delivered. Build relationships with teachers and staff to provide on-site coaching, training, and technical assistance on evidence-based practices based on the PD Plan. Develop goals and action plans for individual teachers as outlined in the contract and PD Plan. Write instructional plans for children. Coordinate scheduling of trainings, site visits, and meetings with partners. Work with HC PD Team and Partner to monitor PD plan and adjustments. Provide deliverables based on contract requirements and post-visit documentation.This position will be specifically focused on the Early Achievers (EA) contract with the following specific requirements: Lead 20 different 2-day training sessions each year for EA coaches at the Haring Center, including delivering information through lecture and demonstration, facilitating group discussion, leading focused observations and debrief sessions, and facilitating participant self-evaluation and goal setting Provide follow-up distance coaching and consultation to coaches on an as-needed basis Create and maintain system to track ongoing support activities with all coaches, including areas addressed, resources provided, and progress towards goals Develop and maintain library of training materials, including Power Point presentations, videos, photos, supplemental activities, resource lists, and fact sheets Collaborate with the UW Cultivate Learning coach support team to coordinate training and coaching activities across centers and ensure seamless support to coachesNon-contract work: Develop and/or deliver trainings sponsored by the Haring Center. Attend Haring Center Professional Development and Training Team meetings as required. Provide documentation based on professional development and HC expectations. Follow all HC PD Team policies and procedures for billing and project reviews. Other duties as assignedRequirements Bachelor's degree in special education or related field, to include a minimum of 3 years working with children in a group setting. Experience as education coach, consultant, mentor and trainer. Experience in early intervention or special education.Desired Master's degree in Early Childhood Special Education or Early Childhood Education Demonstrated ability to work across diverse groups and contribute to an inclusive community. Commitment to solving problems through a reflective lens and with respect to differences and equitable solutions. Demonstrated ability to seek feedback and utilize suggestions to improve performance.Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.BenefitsAs a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed
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