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Position Announcement

Professional Development Specialist

CAL Classification: Senior Technical Specialist
Program Area: K-12 ELLs and Content Area Instruction
Hours Per Week: 35 hrs/wk (full time)
Position Available: Immediately

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:

This position involves creating and delivering professional development services (face to face and online) on a variety of topics including literacy instruction in Spanish and English for students in transitional, developmental, and dual language bilingual programs, and sheltered instruction (using the CAL SIOP Model). The position also entails assisting the professional development team in enhancing the content of CALís professional development materials to work with various types of professionals who teach linguistically and culturally diverse students. Ability to travel approximately 50% of the year is a requirement.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Plan and facilitate face-to-face and online professional development tailored to the specific needs of schools and districts
  • Work with the PreK-12 ELL Professional Development Director and Associate Directors to update and enhance professional development content
  • Facilitate face to face professional development in Spanish
  • Create and proofread materials for use in professional development
  • Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Masterís degree and four years of relevant experience, or a Bachelorís degree and eight years of relevant experience.
Preferred Qualifications:

Education: Masterís degree in linguistics, language, education, or related discipline

Experience: Minimum of four years of teaching experience in literacy instruction for English and Spanish learners, and in using sheltered instruction principles (ideally using the SIOP Model). A demonstrated commitment to working with underserved students is critical. Minimum of two years of experience in developing and providing professional development to teachers is also required.

Successful candidates will have experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Teaching in bilingual or dual language instructional settings
  • Teaching subject areas other than language development courses (e.g. elementary or secondary general education)

Language Proficiency: Ability to develop and deliver professional development in both English and Spanish.

Skills: Candidates should have advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, and should have familiarity with creating and delivering professional development courses for an online platform. A successful candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills in English and in Spanish.

Other Qualifications: The preferred candidate will be flexible, well-organized, and attentive to detail. Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to work both collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced team environment.

IF INTERESTED, SEND RESUME AND COVER LETTER (include salary history):

Mail:
Center for Applied Linguistics
4646 40th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-1859
ATTN: Human Resources Coordinator, Recruitment 13-19

Electronically:
jobs@cal.org
Attn: Recruitment 13-19


CAL offers a comfortable work environment with competitive compensation and an excellent benefits package. We are conveniently located two blocks from the Tenleytown/AU Metro Station on the Red Line.

The Center for Applied Linguistics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment based upon race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, handicap, or any other reason not related to employment.

In accordance with USCIS regulations, all successful applicants will be required to show proof of their legal right to accept employment in the United States.

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