Literacy Specialist, NorthWest(Full-time)

Business Development/Sales
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The primary role of the Literacy Specialist is to deliver literacy based professional learning to district partners across the region.

Ideally the Literacy Specialist will be located in Washington State and have the ability to travel throughout the region when needed


Essential Job Responsibilities / Primary Activities:


• Facilitate professional learning using adult learning methodologies to support best practices in Balanced Literacy instruction

• Deliver professional learning and coach classroom teachers and coaches on balanced literacy practices and instructional strategies

• Support classroom teachers in building content knowledge and understanding their role in the implementation process

• Provide reflection questions and suggestions as part of the coaching cycle

• Maintain highest degree of expertise in literacy instruction and Scholastic product knowledge

• Collaborate with AEs and PLS RDs to help expand professional learning opportunities

• Maintain streamlined communication with the sales team to alert them of all activities related to the district (s) they are serving

• Resolve and provide solutions on issues that arise during the engagement period

• Communicate regularly with PLS Regional Directors and the AE about the ongoing professional learning needs of the district

• Attend meetings with AEs and sales team to have more expansive conversations for PL

• Partner with Regional Director of Professional Learning to tailor PPTs and handouts specific to the district’s goals and needs

• Prior to district sessions kicking off, prepare and train the team of specialists via web-ex on all presentations, handouts, and products/materials needed

• Communicate regularly with the aligned Regional Directors about the ongoing professional learning needs of districts

• Maintain professional relationships with districts

• Cultivate and maintain relationships with team and partners

• Literacy specialist reports to the Regional Director of Professional Learning


• Experience in balanced literacy

• Master's Degree in education or reading related field preferred

• Experience facilitating face-to-face professional learning in literacy and/or reading preferred

• Minimum of 3 to 5 years teaching/coaching experience

• Ability to maintain a travel schedule of 85%

• Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Power Point

• Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

• Facilitation skills, professionalism and creativity

• Criminal Background Checks

• Valid driver’s license and clean driving record

• Current knowledge of college and career readiness standards

• Knowledge of the human change process and adult learning theories



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