Missouri Teacher Development System Specialist, RPDC

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June 8, 2021

Job Description:

This is a professional position involving collaborative work across the state to implement regional Missouri Teacher Development System (MTDS) technical assistance and programming.

Expected start date is approximately July 1, 2021


Responsibilities include but are not limited to—

  • Facilitating regional MTDS-specific programming.
  • Understanding, promoting, implementing, evaluating, and data-reporting of the MTDS Framework and Programming including but not limited to:
  • Beginning Teacher Assistance Programs,
  • Mentoring Program,
  • Teacher Academy,
  • Teacher Academy Graduates, and
  • Regional/State Teacher of the Year.
  • Working collaboratively to develop program evaluation methods and data collection instruments.
  • Assisting school districts by providing information, technical assistance, resources, and support regarding teacher recruitment and retention grants, teacher education grants, and GYO programs.
  • Traveling across the state to meet with various MTDS groups and teams.



Required include—

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or closely related field
  • At least five year of successful teaching experience
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, especially in regard to technical information
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong facilitation skills in working with diverse teams
  • Ability to understand the context of a program and how it affects program planning, implementation, outcomes, and evaluation
  • Ability to express complex ideas and reports to a variety of audiences clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills is required – such as strategic planning, analytical thinking, setting deadlines, and evaluation progress
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport and effective working relationships with department staff and school district personnel


Preferred include—

  • Master’s degree in education or closely related field
  • Experience with grants
  • Experience providing professional development

To Apply:


Applicants should submit a cover letter addressing the required qualifications, 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 16, 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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