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The Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for a full-time Education and Outreach Specialist to join Project LINK: Learning to Generate Inferences and Building Knowledge Using an Online Platform. The purpose of Project LINK is to further develop and evaluate a curriculum designed to... build knowledge and improve inference generation to support reading comprehension for middle-school students. The person in this position will serve the role of Reading/English Language Arts Curriculum Developer on this project. Their primary responsibilities will revolve around developing and supporting the implementation of the LINK curriculum. This position is either one full-time (40 hr week) or 2 part-time (20 hr week) salaried job(s) and is fully remote.

Responsibilities include:
• Developing and revising curriculum materials (e.g., selecting texts, creating discussion prompts, developing teacher scripts)
• Transferring curriculum materials to an online learning platform
• Preparing and delivering professional development sessions for middle-school teachers
• Providing instructional coaching/mentoring to teachers implementing the curriculum

In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Minimum Requirement
Education: Bachelor's degree required. Additional experience will be required in lieu of a degree.
Experience: Two years of experience required with a Bachelor's degree. Six years of experience required with a High School degree or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications

Education: Master's degree in education or a related field

• At least three years of experience working with upper-elementary or middle-school students in the area of reading/English language arts
• Experience providing coaching/training/mentorship to upper-elementary or middle-school teachers, preferably with a focus on reading/English language arts instruction
• Strong organizational and time-management skills
• Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
• Ability to collaborate and incorporate feedback
• Knowledge of reading/English language arts instruction for middle school students
• Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft 365 products

Physical Demands
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

Anticipated Salary Range: $65,000-$70,000 with UVA benefits.

Application Instructions: Apply Now. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile, search Find Jobs and then R0062260. Complete an application online and include the following documents:
• CV or resume
• Cover letter is optional but strongly encouraged. In your cover letter, please describe how you meet the qualifications and specify which position (part-time or full-time) you are interested in.

The position will remain open until filled. This is an Exempt level, benefited position. This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. This restricted position is a one-year appointment, and continuation beyond one year is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

Application review begins July 3, 2024. To ensure consideration, please apply prior to this date. The position will remain open until filled.

For additional information about the position, please contact Colby Hall, Assistant Professor of Education, csh4t@virginia.edu. For questions about the application process, please contact Margaret Weeks, Academic Talent Recruiter, mew7ys@virginia.edu.

In alignment with President Ryan’s UVA strategic plan, CASTL is committed to:
• Recruiting talented and diverse doctoral students, post-doctoral fellows, faculty, and staff;
• Recruitment and retention of a diverse workforce and providing an inclusive and supportive environment in which staff and faculty are recognized as integral to the success of our work; and
• Promoting a culture of integrity, mutual respect, excellence, collaboration, and innovation.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, and family medical or genetic information
Charlottesville VA United States


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