Literacy Consultant, RPDC

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May 27, 2021

Job Description:

This is a professional position involving planning, developing and coordinating efforts designed to improve the quality of literacy instruction and associated skills in local public school districts and assist their efforts to improve student performance.

Expected start date is approximately July 1, 2021


Responsibilities include but are not limited to—

  • Providing training, coaching, and technical assistance to district staff and assist districts in establishing universal screening, assessment and effective instructional practices and/or activities related to improving literacy performance outcomes to ensure all students, but especially students with literacy challenges, graduate college and career ready.
  • Assisting all partner districts in improving academic achievement of students in literacy acquisition as measured by increased performance in ELA, progress monitoring and/or formative assessments of identified students.
  • Collaborating with other initiatives and collaborative work of the RPDCs and DESE to provide support to identified districts and schools.
  • Travel in-state and out-of-state may be required.



Required include—

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or closely related field with concentration, specialization &/or emphasis in the appropriate content area
  • Three years of classroom experience and elementary or secondary content-specific teaching certificate
  • Three years of successful experience working with students who struggle with literacy acquisition
  • Understanding of significant research in the field of reading and the ability to apply the findings to the improvement of instruction
  • Understanding of practices within and implementation of core components within a multi-tiered system of support
  • Understanding of effective high-quality professional development (HQPD) standards for adult learners
  • Ability to express complex ideas to a variety of audiences clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Ability to manage diverse activities and meet established deadlines
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport and effective working relationships with department staff and local school-district personnel
  • Ability to analyze complex educational problems and develop feasible solutions
  • Ability to lift 25 pounds


Preferred include—

  • Master’s degree in education or closely related field with concentration, specialization and/or emphasis in the appropriate content area
  • Experience with the science of reading and associated instructional, intervention, and assessment practices

To Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter specifically addressing how the candidate meets the qualifications as outlined in the posted description, a resume, academic transcripts/certificates and contact information for three professional references online at or by mail to:

Truman State University
Human Resources MC 101
100 E. Normal Ave.
Kirksville, MO 63501

Questions may be directed to Human Resources at 660-785-4031 or  Final candidates will be expected to undergo and successfully pass a background check.

Review of applications will begin June 11, 2021, and continue until position is filled.


Truman State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, Truman does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Institutional Compliance Officer, 660-785-4354 and

Truman State University is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources, McClain Hall 101, 100 E. Normal, Kirksville, MO 63501, 660-785-4031 or

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