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Assistant Director, Professional Development & Coaching

Temple University
Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania
Closing date
Feb 2, 2023

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The Assistant Director of Professional Development and Coaching will lead the design and implementation of a comprehensive professional development program for pre-service and in-service teachers as part of a larger project designed to improve the experiences and outcomes of Pk-4 multilingual students in Philadelphia. Key components of this program include summer and monthly workshops on theoretically grounded and evidence-based practices for teaching ELs and providing on-site mentoring/ coaching to in-service Pk-4 teachers in select Philadelphia elementary schools. The Assistant Director of Professional Development and Coaching will also serve as the student teaching coach for up to 18 Temple undergraduate students in their year-long clinical placement as they complete requirements for certification in Early Childhood Education in a linguistically diverse elementary classroom.
The Assistant Director of Professional Development and Coaching must have expertise in teacher professional development, evidence-based language and literacy practices, and working with PreK-4 emergent bilingual students (ESL) in the content areas, as they will be expected to support the pre- and in-service teachers by modeling rigorous evidence-based practices to support English Learners language and literacy development across the curriculum, assisting teachers in lesson planning and reflection, observing, and providing constructive and helpful feedback on instruction, and supporting teachers as they engage with the families of their multilingual students. The Assistant Director of Professional Development and Coaching will report to the Co-PI of the project and collaborate with the Project Director, the Associate Director for Clinical Practice (ECE), and Temple ESL Certificate and Early Childhood course instructors, to ensure alignment between their teacher mentoring and pedagogical materials and content focus. Performs other duties as assigned.Employment at Temple University means much more than a competitive salary. Temple strives to maintain a culture of diversity and inclusivity and provide employees with opportunities for growth and advancement. You will enjoy a collaborative working environment that values innovation and creativity. Our health and wellness benefits are among the best in the region, and our retirement savings plans allow you to plan for the future. Temple University offers many opportunities for employees to enhance skills, gain new perspectives and grow professionally. For example, you can earn your bachelor's degree or an advanced degree through our tuition remission benefit or develop your management and leadership skills in one of our HR Learning and Development's academies. Temple University employees also enjoy recreational, entertainment, and cultural activities both on campus and throughout the Philadelphia region.

Visit to learn more about the benefits of working at Temple University.Required Education & Experience:
Master's Degree in TESOL, language and literacy development, or related field. At least three years of experience in elementary ESL, teacher education/leadership, language and literacy development, and second language literacy. An equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be considered. Required Skills & Abilities:
* Strong technology/computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite, database maintenance and social media
* Awareness of and comfort with issues of diversity, specifically around race, class, and gender, as well as an ability to easily engage in and facilitate discussions about diversity without unduly focusing on them
* Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to move within diverse communities and environments with ease and confidence
* Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, flexibility to take on new responsibilities as they arise, and ability to multi-task
* Ability to work under pressure to meet goals and deadlines both independently and cooperatively
* Ability to demonstrate passion and commitment to promoting education reform agenda
* Ability to develop innovative professional development programs for instructional staff k-12 schools
* Excellent skills in analyzing and solving problems
* Ability to collaborate with multiple partners and navigate varying interests
* Strong interpersonal skills, along with the ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, administrators and external stakeholders.
* Ability to travel to schools in Philadelphia for school site visits; some locations may not be accessible by public transportation.Preferred:
• Doctorate in TESOL, language and literacy development, or related field
• Bilingual and language minority applicant with experience working in the School District of Philadelphia or other urban contexts.
• Experience teaching college courses on second language and literacy development, content-based language teaching, and/or sociocultural contexts for teaching multilingual studentsThis position requires a background check.
This position requires Child Abuse Certifications prior to the commencement of service.
This is a grant funded position.
Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.In accordance with the City of Philadelphia's COVID-19 mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff, and contractors must be fully vaccinated before receiving authorization to work unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the University. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two (2) weeks following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or two (2) weeks following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University's vaccination or exemption requirement will be prohibited from working until proof of full vaccination or an exemption is requested and approved. For more information, visit the University's Vaccines web page at Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at Temple University's Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at: may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University's Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.

*Primary Location: *Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Ritter Hall
*Job: *Staff
*Schedule: *Full-time
*Shift: *Day Job
*Employee Status: *Regular

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