Leadership Development Specialist, RPDC

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May 27, 2021

Job Description:

The Leadership Development Specialist will provide a continuum of support for school leaders throughout their careers which includes professional development, mentoring, and coaching.  This position will engage in all Missouri Leadership Development System (MLDS)-related activities.

Expected start date is approximately July 1, 2021


Responsibilities include but are not limited to—

  • Engaging regional principals in high-quality MLDS learning experiences/treatments.
  • Participating in regularly scheduled MLDS Specialist training sessions.
  • Providing training, support, and supervision of principal mentors.
  • Building regional awareness of MLDS opportunities through participant recruitment and mentor engagement.
  • Assisting with Leadership Academy events and activities.
  • Contributing to the ongoing development, improvement, and delivery of MLDS-related content.
  • Presenting leadership sessions at state-wide conferences and participating in state-wide initiatives related to school leadership in conjunction with DESE.
  • Conducting trainings to provide technical support to districts on programs relative to the competencies of the MLDS.



Required include—

  • Master’s degree in Education/Leadership
  • Experience as a Principal or Assistant Principal
  • Five years successful classroom teaching, educational leadership, or related experience
  • History of active engagement in professional associations or peer-related groups
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in group and individual settings
  • Experience facilitating professional learning
  • Experience in collaborative professional settings


Preferred include—

  • Experience as a Superintendent
  • Understanding of the MLDS competencies

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 and contact information for three professional references online at employment.truman.edu 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 hrstaff@truman.edu.  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 titleix@truman.edu.

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 hrstaff@truman.edu.


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