Mathematics Consultant (2 positions), RPDC

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May 3, 2022

Northeast Regional Professional Development Center

The Northeast Missouri Regional Professional Development Center mission is to build the capacity of educators and schools to maximize student performance through high-quality professional development. The Center is part of DESE’s State-wide System of Support and is totally grant-funded.  It is located on the campus of Truman State University.

MATHEMATICS CONSULTANT (2 Positions)

JOB DESCRIPTION:

This 12-month, full-time, professional position will provide educators with support to assist districts in the development and implementation of effective instructional methods, assessments and/or activities related to improving academic performance, as well as collaborate with other initiatives and interagency work of the RPDCs and DESE to provide support to identified districts and schools. This position will require travel in the northeast region, as well as in-state travel to state meetings.  [This is currently a 1-3 year ESSER-funded position, but could potentially be extended.]

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide training to districts on
  • instruction, including mathematical teaching practices and mathematical practices;
  • how to promote best practice for effective mathematics instruction (and skills related to fluency, appropriate grade-level rigor, use of student work to reflect on instruction) and intervention aligned with the acceleration of learning for all students;
  • developing best practices for effective classroom discourse practices aligned with the current research of instruction and intervention effectiveness for all students;
  • how to use priority standards to support instruction and as well as using priority standards resources.
  • As requested, provide coaching on developing classroom and local assessment.
  • Assist
  • all partner districts in improving academic achievement of students;
  • educators in implementing effective, evidenced-based instructional practices and strategies;
  • identified districts within the region to improve post-secondary outcomes for students;
  • DESE with the collection of data for state-wide analysis.
  • Attend and participate in monthly, multi-day meetings with other consultants, as well as collaborative planning meetings with other mathematics consultants within and across regions.
  • Attend and actively participate in state-wide monthly resource, support, and training meetings.
  • Attend and participate in any conference as requested by DESE Technical Contact, as well as regional and national conferences as requested by DESE.
  • Other duties and functions as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Elementary or secondary content-specific teaching certificate
  • Three years of classroom experience
  • Experience with mathematics instruction, intervention, and assessment practices
  • Thorough knowledge of the content
  • High-level of skills in development, presentation, meeting facilitation, coaching, and delivery of quality professional learning to adult learners
  • Working knowledge of technology
  • Ability to express complex ideas to a variety of audiences clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Coaching, presenting, consulting, and facilitating skills
  • Effective meeting management and processes/protocols
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to prepare reports
  • Ability to use technology in development, presentation, and delivery of training
  • Understanding of significant research in the field of mathematics education and the ability to apply the findings to the improvement of instruction.

TO APPLY: Please submit a cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications, academic transcripts, as well as resume with contact information for three references online using the “Submit Application Materials Online” button below or mailed 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 May 10, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. While the start date is negotiable, the preferred start date is June 2022. 

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 State 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 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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