Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio ( learn more )

Independence, OH ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3896381
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : May 20, 2022

Job Description

The Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio is seeking Adolescent Literacy Specialist
TERM: Full-time (200-day contract)
JOB SUMMARY: Provide professional development, technical assistance, instructional coaching to build client district capacity to support the implementation of effective adolescent literacy instructional and assessment strategies across multiple grade levels and content areas. Provide leadership to clients in establishing effective instructional programs that lead to increased student achievement. The Adolescent Literacy Specialist will be required to effectively identify the needs of assigned schools in order to prioritize, schedule, organize, and provide technical assistance so that students in grades 4-12 are able to close reading achievement gaps. 
 (Positions are funded through the Adolescent Literacy grant through June 30, 2024.)
QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Master's degree (M. A.) or higher. 
  • Preferred candidates hold an ODE Administrative Specialist or appropriate Principal license or higher with a Reading endorsement
  • 5 years of successful classroom teaching that includes reading/literacy instruction in grades preschool- 12
  • Experience in facilitation of high-quality professional development, instructional coaching, mentoring and professional learning communities that promote change.
  • Experience in curriculum development and implementation.
  • Completion of 18 hours of professional development in structured literacy
  • Preferred candidates will have Certified Dyslexia or Reading Specialist; Knowledge of Ohio’s Plan to Raise Literacy Achievement, Science of Reading and how to apply it to improve students' literacy skills.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a group process.
  •  Demonstrate ability to facilitate the implementation of instructional practices that increase student achievement.
  • Demonstrate effective job-related skills that model effective integration of technology.
  • Demonstrate competence with assisting others to appropriately integrate technology into the curriculum.
  • Proficiency with standard functions within electronic applications such as MS Office (e.g. word processing, electronic spreadsheets), Google Suite, and e-mail.
  • Proficiency with computers (PCs and/or MACs) to include desktop management, file management and operations, and working in a network environment.
  • ODE issued certificate/license.
  • Such alternative or additional qualifications as the Board may find appropriate or acceptable.
  • Other duties may be assigned by the Director of Teaching and Learning
  • Provide coaching, mentoring, and feedback to district literacy consultants and coaches.
  • Provide ongoing professional learning and literacy consultation to member districts.
  • Actively participate in work related to the goals and objectives of the Teaching and Learning Team.
  • Support the Director of Teaching and Learning in developing online learning modules related to the topics of Dyslexia, Structured Literacy, and The Science of Reading.
  • Leverage partnerships related to literacy with Higher Education Universities and Colleges.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Teaching and Learning to draft articles related to literacy, professional development, and curriculum design to peer reviewed publications, professional associations, and respected websites.
  • Create and maintain relationships with district staff, community and partners as related to assigned work.
  • Identify needs of the districts and provide reports and statements of service agreements including coordination and/or delivery of professional development.
  • Facilitate a team approach in literacy curriculum design, development, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Facilitate the evaluation and delivery of professional learning and respond to client needs regarding delivered services.
  • Act as an ESC leader and support ESC initiatives.
  • Stay informed of trends, issues, and mandates/policies regarding literacy curriculum
  • Arrange and/or conduct in-services/workshops, research activities, and special projects relating to literacy curriculum and instruction.
  • Implement state mandated programs as assigned.
SALARY: To be determined based on education and experience.
TO APPLY: Complete ESC of Northeast Ohio online application process.
If you have questions, please contact Kim Hood at .
The Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio is an equal opportunity employer.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Reading/Literacy
  • Equal Opportunity Employer


    Contact Information

    • Steve Rogaski
    • 6393 Oak Tree Boulevard South
    • Independence, Ohio 44131

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