Under the limited direction of the Director, the DASL Associate will provide consultative and professional development services to school districts and charter schools related to teaching, school improvement, and leadership. The DASL Associate will collaborate with the Director and Sr. DASL Leadership Specialists on work related to the following: Comprehensive Success Reviews, School Improvement Strategies, Blended Coaching, Design Thinking, Instructional Rounds, Principle Pipelines, District Office Personnel, Professional Learning Communities, and Teacher Leadership. The essential goal of the DASL Associate is to the lead the process to enhance school leaders' skills, knowledge and dispositions and to improve professional practice and student achievement.
Provides consultative services to school districts and charters, and the Department of Education (DOE).
Designs and implements professional development, in-service training on best-practice research.
Collects, analyzes and interprets data.
Regularly collaborates with district and school leaders.
Oversee graduate and undergraduate assistants involved in project activities.
Utilizes appropriate research methods and techniques; participates in the planning, organization, coordination, and control of partnerships with DOE, districts, schools and professional organizations.
Participates in recruiting and hiring staff for designated projects.
Participates in budget management related to project activities.
Writes reports, press releases and communication materials.
Interfaces with investigators of other institutions or agencies involved in similar or related projects.
Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Master's degree in Educational Leadership, Curriculum and Instruction, Public Administration or related discipline with three to five years of job related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Four or more years as a successful public or charter school teacher.
Advanced knowledge of Delaware Performance Appraisal System (DPAS II), Danielson’s Frameworks, and Professional Standards for Educational Leadership (PSEL) and Delaware Teaching Standards (INTASC).
Demonstrated leadership experience in a school; two to four years’ experience teaching adult learners.
Advanced knowledge of coaching and mentoring.
Advanced knowledge of the school improvement process.
Advanced knowledge and demonstrated experience planning and delivering professional development in schools and districts to adult learners.
Experience managing budgets.
Must demonstrate competency in research, policies, and instructional strategies.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office (spreadsheet, database, word processing, PowerPoint).
Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
Ability to create and promote a culture of collaborative and joint endeavor for training opportunities; promote an engagement in continuous learning as a central element of improvement.
Effective interpersonal skills and the ability to interact well with a diverse community across multiple organizations.
Reliable means of transportation for travel to school districts throughout Delaware. Valid driver's license.
The physical environment requires the candidate to arrange rooms for professional development and ensure that all equipment and materials are available.
Frequently required to move (with or without assistance) tables, chairs and equipment, to transport materials and technology equipment to conduct training sessions.
Willingness to travel out of state to work with partnership organizations.
Internal Number: 494246
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