Professional Development Content Specialist

The Details

Oklahoma Public School Resource Center (OPSRC)

Oklahoma City, OK
Posted on:
January 24, 2020
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description

FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to:
Director, Teaching & Learning                                        
Work Schedule: Full-time
Approved by:
Executive Director                                                      
Approved: January 2020

 

About the Oklahoma Public School Resource Center (OPSRC)

The OPSRC is a nonprofit dedicated to improving all public schools throughout Oklahoma.  In an effort to relieve the administrative burden on public schools, the Center provides technical services in the following areas: finance, technology, legal, teaching & learning and communications. Additionally, the Center works to foster collaboration in the public education community by articulating collaborative reform strategies and advocating for policies that help strengthen public schools in Oklahoma. Membership in OPSRC is open to all Oklahoma public charter schools, rural school districts, educational cooperatives and educationally-related entities and businesses.

 

Job Description &Responsibilities

As a member of the Teaching & Learning staff, the PD content specialist helps schools identify their most pressing academic needs and provides assistance to effectively address those needs. Responsibilities include:

  • Create and deliver in-person professional development workshops
  • Create and implement virtual professional development resources and content
  • Assist member schools to identify and implement research-based strategies and tools including data-driven instruction and technology integration
  • Build teacher capacity in both classroom management and curricular content
  • Support administrator and educator growth and effectiveness

 

Key Abilities and Attributes

  • Must be detail oriented, extremely organized and have exceptional written and oral communication skills  
  • Passionate about public education reform: The OPSRC is dedicated to identifying solutions to improve public school options for ALL children in Oklahoma. All employees will operate with a sense of urgency and possibility. Must be able to work collaboratively in a culturally and politically diverse community.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education curriculum or related field
  • Five (5) years of experience in curriculum and educational instruction
  • Ability to conduct valid educational research and produce reports of findings
  • Ability to develop and present complex content presentations on teaching and learning issues, including effective tech integration-based trainings, to varying and diverse groups
  • Ability to use current versions of G Suite for Education and knowledge of various computer platforms  
  • Light travel may occasionally be required across Oklahoma for meetings or nationally for conferences. Must have valid driver’s license and auto insurance.

 

Salary and Benefits

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience.

 

Work Environment

The OPSRC headquarters are located in Oklahoma City at 309 NW 13th Street in a two-story structure and have no elevator. Some locations visited during the course of executing job duties may not be wheelchair accessible, and some time may be spent participating in outside activities.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle or feel, such as for keyboarding and writing. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. Must have visual acuity to read and draft reports, memos, letters, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision adequate to perform the responsibilities and functions of the job efficiently. Must be able to walk, climb stairs, kneel, crouch, crawl and lift arms and hands above shoulder level. Must be able to lift and carry items up to 25 pounds occasionally. Must be able to manually operate and use a computer. Must be able to clearly hear and understand telephone conversations. Must be able to speak and communicate clearly.

 

The qualifications, physical demands and work environment described herein are representative of those an employee will encounter and must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills or abilities.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

To provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at OPSRC will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. OPSRC does not discriminate in hiring, promotion or any other aspect of your employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.