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Professional Development Specialist

SUMMARY:   

The Professional Development Specialist designs, develops, and delivers professional development opportunities regarding assessment literacy to educators and administrators in states, districts, and schools. The Professional Development Specialist is a critical component of our mission of bridging the gap between learning and accountability.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Designs and develops customer-focused professional development curriculum and materials that meet the objectives for educators and administrators to understand and leverage assessment results
  • Conduct effective needs analysis to determine appropriate training solution
  • Facilitates training sessions online and in-person
  • Follows internal standards and other guidelines for consistency and accessibility
  • Works collaboratively with internal and external business partners
  • Supports responses to request for proposal (RFP)
  • Maintain and apply content standards, templates and style guidelines

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related field; master’s degree preferred

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY REQUIREMENTS:

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience in K-12 education and assessment literacy
  • Experience and/or education in assessment literacy and results interpretation
  • Instructional design including appropriate application of adult learning principles
  • Facilitation skills in both online and in-person delivery
  • Proven success consulting with business partners
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Time management skills, including managing competing priorities
  • Works independently with direction and support
  • Collaborates with team members
  • Strong customer focus
  • Adaptable to change
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) proficiency
  • Rapid e-learning tool (e.g. Captivate, Articulate) proficiency preferred
  • Available for domestic travel up to 30%

OTHER REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be authorized to work in the United States and not require sponsorship now or in the future.
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