The Director of the Fordham New York City Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network (RBERN) will implement and coordinate activities in accordance with Fordham’s RBERN Action plan to serve the 149,000 MLLs/ELLs in schools throughout New York City.
Works under the direction of the Associate Dean/Director of the Center for Educational Partnerships.
Supervises 7 full time and two part-time Resources Specialists and the administrative assistant.
Acts as liaison with staff of NYSED Office of Bilingual Education and World Languages (OBEWL) and attends monthly meetings in Albany.
Directs day-to-day activities of the Fordham NYC-RBERN.
Implements the RBERN’s Action Plan.
Provides Professional Development in compliance and technical assistance to districts and schools to address the needs of MLL/ELL students
Communicates with the New York State Department of Education regions served by the RBE-RNs and statewide networks.
Disseminates and assists schools with information related to state and federal policies, regulations,
Supports the most current research base for all MLL/ELL services for pedagogy and practice
Develops/facilitates outreach to agencies, organizations, IHEs, entities for purposes of program collaboration, development, and support for the RBE-RN
A Master’s Degree or above in Bilingual Education or TESOL
10 years of teaching experience; 10 years of experience as an administrator
Experience in professional development focusing on research-based best practices for teaching MLLs/ELLs
Experience in developing/aligning curriculum for MLLs/ELLs, school improvement and education reform issues
Administrative experience in school-based, district-wide, and region-wide programs
Expertise in collaboration with large networks of schools and government agencies
Skilled in budget administration and management
NY State certification as a school administrator
New York State certification as bilingual/ESL teacher
Strong interpersonal skills
Internal Number: A00820
About Fordham University
Fordham Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United kingdom.