Organizaitonal Learning Specialist

Job category: Professional
Exemption Status/Test: Exempt
Reports to: Director of Professional Development
Date Revised: May 28, 2015
Dept./School: Professional Development

Primary purpose

Coordinate district wide, Title II funded professional development programs and events to offer learning opportunities to all teachers, instructional leaders and paraprofessionals.

Qualifications

Education/Certification

Bachelor’s degree

Master’s degree preferred

Valid Texas Teacher Certification

Experience

Five years’ experience as a classroom teacher

Experience designing and facilitating learning sessions and events

Special knowledge/skills

Knowledge of curriculum and instruction

Comfortable with the use and implementation of digital tools for a variety of purposes

Experience designing and facilitating professional development

Knowledge of instructional design for adult learning

Proven track record as classroom teacher

Ability to interpret data to create, improve and/or re-design systems of learning

Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

Major responsibilities and duties

Program Management

  • Assess organizational learning needs and design effective facilitation, programs and events to create learning capacity throughout the district.
  • Align all organizational learning with the GISD Strategic Plan goals and Action Steps.
  • Create and maintain an effective system of andragogy based facilitation to improve the overall organizational learning facilitation in the school district.
  • Collaborate in the design and facilitation of learning sessions supporting the new student-centered district curriculum, learner-centered instruction and modern instructional practices.
  • Create and support systems of organizational learning based on data and district initiatives.
  • Evaluate and modify learning sessions and events based on feedback and observation data.
  • Create and maintain a system of professional learning standards to ensure a high level and quality of adult facilitation by all departments.
  • Prioritize adult learning needs based on the Strategic Plan, data gathered through feedback and stakeholders input.

Consultation

  • Design, plan and coordinate learning events with instructional leaders, teachers and other relevant individuals

Budget and Inventory

  • Participate in development, and preparation of budget for supplies and equipment and ensure that the program is cost-effective and that funds are managed wisely.
  • Assist with the selection and purchase of supplemental equipment and supplies for the program.
  • Participate in grant-writing activities to obtain program funding.

Policy, Reports, and Law

  • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents required.
  • Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and the local board policy.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None.

Mental demands/physical demands/environmental factors

Tools/Equipment Used: 
Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals
Posture: 
Prolonged sitting; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: 
Repetitive hand motions, frequent keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching
Lifting: 
Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
Environment: 
Frequent districtwide travel; occasional statewide or out-of-state travel
Mental Demands: 
Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsible and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.