Temporary Associate Director - Professional Development & Instructional Issues - Trenton
Company: New Jersey Education Association (NJEA)
Posted on: October 12, 2019
NJEA announces a temporary vacancy for an Associate Director of
Professional Development and Instructional Issues. The duration of
this temporary position will be through August 31, 2020. Summary
Individuals holding this position report directly to the Director
of the Professional Development and Instructional Issues Division.
The purpose of this position is develop, plan and implement a
variety of activities that will provide members with the knowledge
and skills they need to continuously enhance the quality of their
practice and meet the requirements of their work in the public
schools of New Jersey. Duties
- Conduct research on various educational issues and effective
professional practice upon request. Analyze, compare, and prepare
reports on such research, as necessary.
- Provide research-based analyses to guide decisions regarding
educational issues such as curriculum, school structures and
- Provide members with access to current data on a wide variety
of resources that will enhance their practice.
- Respond to requests from members, affiliates, and allied
organizations for information on effective practice in the area of
- Develop materials and facilitate professional learning
activities that will assist members and affiliates in successfully
implementing professional development plans grounded in
standards-based methods of highly effective professional
- Assist staff from other divisions, taskforces, and committees
with facts, figures, and reports that support their positions,
programs, projects, and legislation.
- Assist the Director with coordination of PDII Consultant
assignments and training program.
- Participate with other division staff in the planning and
implementation of the annual NJEA Convention.
- Support the programs and projects of the Professional
- Work with allied organizations in the development of new PD
resources for members.
- Develop value-added, information/instructional resources that
can be accessed by members.
- Assist with the work of committees supported by the
- Assist with the planning and implementation of major
educational conferences conducted by the division.
- Provide staff assistance to governance task forces and external
partnership groups as requested.
- Prepare documents/reports on research-based PD practices.
- In consultation with NJEA UniServ division staff, advise
members of their rights and responsibilities under the state
professional development and evaluation regulations.
- Perform a primary assignment to include one or more of the
- Monitor education research and policy development, including
activities of the Department of Education and State Board of
Education, and relevant partner organizations with interests and
activities that impact NJEA and its members.
- Coordinate the NJEA Priority Schools program to support and
facilitate interventions in schools challenged by factors that have
an impact on their ability to function at high levels of student
- Develop and work with the Communications Division to implement
methods for utilizing NJEA's website as the delivery system for
curriculum and instructional resources that support members'
professional development needs.
- Facilitate the development of professional learning programs in
all content/curricular areas, including Special Education,
effective instructional practice, curriculum development, and
- Facilitate the development of collaborative professional
learning structures in schools and districts to promote school
improvement and growth in student learning.
- Coordinate support to NJEA staff and leaders in the
implementation and administration of certification and evaluation
issues. Collaborate with NJEA UniServ staff and Legal Services on
issues related to school employee tenure.
- Coordinate assistance to members of state, district, and school
boards, committees and other governance structures to support
effective professional development and mentoring practices.
- Perform a major leadership role in the planning and
implementation of the program content for NJEA Convention.
- Design, develop and maintain an Information Technology system
capable of supporting NJEA's needs for research and analysis of the
following areas of education: curriculum, instruction, teaching
practice, professional development, research, innovation,
standards, testing and assessment, school structures/organization
- Perform such other duties as may be assigned from time to time
by the NJEA Executive Director or the PDII Division Director.
- Bachelor's degree required.
- Employment experience in a public school, college and/or
educational services organization.
- Three to five years of experience working directly with
teachers to plan and implement research-based professional
development programs and experiences.
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in:
- coordination, planning and implementation of research projects,
literature searches, comparative analyses, and reports
- curriculum and instructional practice
- Experience which demonstrates an ability to make calm,
reasoned, effective decisions in stressful situations.
- Experience which demonstrates an ability to coordinate people,
plan and implement large scale complicated projects.
- Knowledge of laws and regulations governing public education
with a special emphasis on those governing the rights and
responsibilities of teachers in the area of professional
- Knowledge of the New Jersey Standards for Teachers,
Professional Development Standards for Educators, and the research
upon which the standards are based.
- Ability to write and speak effectively and persuasively.
- Ability to work cooperatively with others in team
- High degree of computer literacy.
- Excellent interpersonal skills.
- Ability to work long hours over extended periods in stressful
situations. Apply The deadline to submit resume and request
application via email at (see application details) -- is 4 p.m. on
October 25, 2019. -- Completed applications are due by-- 4 p.m. on
November 13, 2019 , to Michael Cohan, Director of Professional
Development and Instructional Issues.-- Applicants must include the
job title of the position for which they are applying the subject
line.An application will be forwarded for completion based upon
review of the submitted resume. NJEA is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer .
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