The University of Maryland School of Social Work has an opening for a Senior Program Specialist to work within the Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS). This position will support the delivery of training, coaching, and technical assistance to elementary, middle, and high schools leaders, teachers and staff as participants of the Positive Schools Center's program.
The Positive Schools Center (PSC) partners with schools and districts to identify and collaborate around issues related to school climate and punitive discipline, especially when those issues result in high rates of suspensions and expulsions. Through intensive coaching and professional development sessions in the PSC's five strategies of Trauma Responsive Educational Practices; Restorative &Healing Approaches; Racial Justice & Equity; Social, Emotional, & Character Development; and Student, Family, & Community Voice in order to transform schools and their climate data.
This Exempt, Regular position offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Leads development and content of speeches, presentations, articles and other forms of content dissemination. Contributes substantially and is primarily responsible for the development and implementation of trainings, school-based coaching, and communication strategies, including providing oversight of scheduling partner service and state-wide education educational outreach.
Perform specialized administrative and academic functions, including supporting research and data design, collection and analyses, program coordination and monitoring, data collection, database creation, staff implementation coaching, surveys, reports, and recommends program changes.
Research, develop and facilitate workshops, meetings, or conferences with high impact on program and/or participants. Coordinate logistics, scheduling and participant communications.
In collaboration with programmatic leadership, plan, develop, administer and coordinate new or revised goals and objectives for programs. Ensure that goals, objectives, and deliverables specified are accomplished in accordance within priorities, time and funding limitations, or other specifications.
Independently manages the day-to-day activities and events of the program. Provide advanced administrative and research support to the programmatic leadership teams. Evaluate program effectiveness in order to develop and implement new or improved methods.
Monitor and maintain relationships with contractors, school and organizational partners, local jurisdictions, state agencies, and funders to ensure compliance with work plans and deliverables.
Support the preparation of final program and financial reports for submission to management or outside agencies to include reporting on work of University of Maryland, all subcontractors, and applicable consultants regarding operation of the programs.
Prepares proposals for funding and/or funding continuation from outside sponsors.
Coordinates program activities through delegation of assignments to staff. May supervise and mentor other support staff.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's Degree in related field. Preferred Education: Master of Social Work or related field preferred. Experience: Three (3) years administrative/coordinator program experience Preferred Experience: Prior experience providing coaching and workshop development, delivery and assessment in the K-12 school based setting is preferred. Preferred Licensure/Certification: Any of the following Restorative Approaches: Social Emotional Learning (Including any CASEL recommended strategy, or similar approach), Mediation, Trauma-Responsive Strategies, Conflict Negation, Positive Behavioral Interventions & Supports (PBIS), or Restorative Practices (International Institute for Restorative Practices (IIRP) certified trainer or similar program) is preferred. Other: Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Able to demonstrate understanding and ability to present at an expert level on a variety of topics including Restorative Practice, Race and Equity, Trauma, and Social Emotional Learning .
Hiring Range for this position is mid $50,000s through $60,000s, commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Human Resource Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Non-Exempt Staff - E1431E
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Social Work - Community Outreach Service
Job Posting: Apr 9, 2019
Unposting Date: May 1, 2019, 3:59:00 AM
Internal Number: 118881
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
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