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The Center for Strong Schools has an outstanding opportunity for a Project Manager. Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Project Manager will support and lead the development, implementation and coordination of our Development and Innovation (Goal 2) ProjectLiteracy Study Group for Teachers of Students with Emotional and Behavior Disorders (LSG). The Project Manager will oversee the development, implementation, and coordination of three project objectives: 1) Develop a Literacy Study Group (LSG) professional development innovation that will focus on elementary special education teachers' abilities to deliver high-quality literacy instruction; 2) Assess the feasibility of implementing the LSG professional development innovation; and 3) pilot test the LSG professional development innovation.
Responsibilities include: 1. Innovation: Collaborate with partners at the University of Oregon, Tacoma Public Schools, and IRIS Educational Media to create professional development materials delivered online as well as face-to-face. Create supplemental web-based training resources for LSG. These materials focus on providing great literacy instruction to students with emotional and behavioral disorders, including keeping these students engaged during instruction.
2. Project Management: Manage all project activities, tasks, and timelines. Establish clear project management system to keep all partners on the same page with project activities, tasks, and timelines. Establish regular communications and serve as primary point of contact with all project collaborators, research subjects, school leaders and University of Washington faculty and staff. Oversight of development and data collection scheduling with special educators and school leadership.
3. Evaluate: Lead the pilot test LSG with sixty-eight teachers from six school districts outside of Tacoma. Collect pre- and post-test data for pilot group. Assess changes in teacher capacity to deliver high-quality reading instruction to students with EBD, change the reading achievement and academic engagement outcomes of student with EBD. Collect Woodcock Reading Mastery Tests, Third Edition data on participating students during the final year of study.
4. Communicate: Produce essential project reports including University of Washington Human Subjects Approval forms and documentation and reports to US Department of Education. Also clearly communicate project results and progress through reports to project partners, conference presentations, manuscript preparation, social network updates (Literacy Study Group FaceBook page), project meetings, and email and phone communications with project partners. Will use GoTo Meeting on a weekly basis to convene project meetings with team members at IRIS Media, UWT, and University of Oregon.
Master's degree in Education or related field
At least 2 years of public school teaching, administrative experience, or expertise in delivering reading instruction
Strong project management background (1-3 years)
Expertise in delivering evidence-based literacy instruction to students with behavioral challenges
Proficient with the Microsoft Suite
Strong organizational skills
Strong communication skills
Strong ability to work independently
Success in managing behavior and engaging elementary children during instruction
Ability to work collaboratively with team members and other UWT faculty and staff
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Experience coaching or training elementary teachers and staff
Experience innovating or developing educational practices or technologies
Experience managing databases
Proficient with cloud computing, social networks, and data intelligence
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check
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