SPED Content Specialist

The Details

Oklahoma Public School Resource Center (OPSRC)

Oklahoma City, OK
Posted on:
April 20, 2022
Job Type:
Full Time

Job Description

Position Title: SPED Content Specialist                                                        

FLSA Status: Non-exempt

Reports to: Director, Teaching & Learning                                                          

Work Schedule: Full-time

Approved by:  Executive Director                                                                        

Approved: 4/20/2022  

About the Oklahoma Public School Resource Center (OPSRC)

OPSRC envisions a quality public education for every child in Oklahoma. Our mission is to drive transformation and increased academic achievement within Oklahoma's public education system.

Job Description

The Special Education Content Specialist is a member of the Teaching & Learning team. The position assists schools to identify their most pressing academic needs and to provide assistance in effectively addressing these needs.

Key Abilities and Attributes

  • Deep educational subject matter expertise which will be focused on developing solutions in a collaborative environment, involving OPSRC member schools and other related stakeholders
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with OPSRC member schools; state agencies; educational entities; and other key stakeholders
  • Detail oriented, extremely organized
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Passionate about public education
  • Able to work collaboratively in a culturally and politically diverse community

Primary Job Responsibilities

Specifically around special education subject matter, but spanning other topics as needed, the Special Education Content Specialist will:  

  • Create professional development presentations and assist OPSRC member schools with research based strategies and tools to assist them in targeting their needs.
  • Create online courses and add to the learning management system.
  • Deliver requested professional development in-person and virtually.
  • Field questions and provide support for school partners.
  • Pursue up to date and current information regarding education requirements, trends, and needs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in education curriculum or related field
  • Five(5) years experience: special education services, curriculum and instruction; current technology applications
  • Familiarity with Oklahoma Academic Standards and state education policies and procedures
  • Ability to conduct valid educational research and produce reports of findings; ability to present complex content to varying and diverse groups; ability to develop and deliver effective technology-based training; and ability to develop and present presentations on teaching and learning issues and content
  • Experience in providing professional development for both large and small audiences
  • Ability to use current versions of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and publishing software applications    
  • Travel is required-- across Oklahoma for meetings or nationally for conferences.  Must have a valid driver’s license and auto insurance.

Salary and Benefits

Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

Work Environment

The OPSRC office is located at 309 NW 13th St., Oklahoma City in a two-story structure which has no elevator. When necessary, meetings will be conducted in space accessible by all.  Some locations visited during the course of executing job duties may not be wheelchair accessible; 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 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 for the incumbent 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.