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Residency Fellow/TEA Initiative Support
Job Goal: Provide guidance and technical assistance to districts participating in the TCLAS Residency Program. In addition, provide support to all phases of the TEA Initiatives via leadership of ESC staff, interaction with appropriate TEA staff, communications with Region 6 school leaders, and other parties involved.
Master's Degree in Education or closely related field
Valid Texas Teaching Certification
Valid Texas Mid-Management Certification
Valid Texas Superintendent Certification
Minimum of five years teaching experience
Minimum of three years school principal experience
Minimum of three years district-level administrative experience
Success as School Superintendent required
Special Knowledge & Skills
Demonstrated track record of LEA leadership and campus-level technical assistance, including facilitating: Strategic decision-making, Change management, Campus-to-district-level alignment, and operational decisions
Familiarity and preferably direct prior experience with school finance and operations, particularly staffing, scheduling, and budgeting
Strong project management, process facilitation, and coordination skills
Strong communications and session facilitation skills
Excellent relationship-building skills
Understanding of Texas and ESC context
Comfort being in “startup mode” with a new initiative
Works well with others as a team member
Ability to handle multiple tasks with minimal supervision
Establish effective two-way communication with each assigned district implementing the TEA Residency Program
Participate in all training associated with the TEA Residency Program
Assist and support district and campus leadership in identifying district/campus needs related to the TEA Residency Program
Provide accurate, up-to-date information to district/campus personnel regarding developments, initiatives, and priorities at the ESC and state level
Serve as liaison interface to obtain information from the ESC and the state level to clarify and/or address questions arising at the district/campus level related to Residency Initiative
Participate as needed as a resource member of district planning initiatives; Provide technical assistance to district and campus personnel as appropriate;
Provide leadership to ESC staff implementing TEA initiatives
Assist with operations of Alternative Superintendent Certification program
Assist in operations of all TEA grant-funded initiatives.
Terms of Employment: Pay will be commensurate with experience
To design/develop/implement/maintain online projects in Eduhero and create graphics and projects that support the educational goals of the ESC.
Employment with Region 6 ESC is considered to be at-will employment and may be terminated by Region 6 ESC at any time due to reduction in funds, non-renewal of grant funding, other financial contingency, or any other legal reason.
Bachelors degree in graphic design, art, or related field required.
Special Knowledge and Skills
Highly enthusiastic, flexible, and dynamic individual comfortable working in a fast-paced growth environment on multiple projects and deadlines
Capable of taking the initiative; making recommendations on the best approach in terms of scoping, design, and scripting, and following through with action
Proven instruction design skills, ability to identify an engaging and compelling design approach to achieve project and learning objectives; ability to apply/develop sound instructional models
Strong analytical skills, ability to review large volumes of information and make informed decisions about priorities and treatment of materials
Strong communication skills; capable of explaining the rationale of decisions to SMEs/clients, communicating progress and updates to clients and colleagues, communicating design aspects and requirements to graphic designers and technical team members
Strong IT capabilities in a range of MS Office applications, comfortable learning new applications including e-learning authoring tools and graphics application packages (Captivate, Presenter, Photoshop, Illustrator)
Ability to work on multiple tasks with minimal supervision
Ability and willingness to work independently and as a team member
Willingness and ability to gain and maintain any required competencies, such as:
Training and experience in the use of computers and other technologies, including software, telecommunications/video conferencing equipment, and interactive technologies
Online course development, Mobile Application development, and Game
Experience in developing authoring tools and working with LMS/CMSs (e.g., Articulate, Captivate, Flash, Moodle, other open-source LMS/CMS) and their capabilities
Experience with project plan development
Experience in print design
Experience in professional graphic design
Major Responsibilities and Duties
Liaises with subject matter experts (SMEs) /clients to identify performance and training requirements
Sets and maintains design standards on e-learning projects
Defines the learning approach and selects the authoring approach for SMEs/client needs
Explains design approach to SMEs/clients, making adjustments where necessary to ensure design approach is both effective from a learner perspective and from a time and cost perspective
Manages design on a portfolio of projects, taking accountability for providing design is to set standards, meets SME/Client requirements, and meets time and budget expectations for the project
Ensures projects are delivered on time and budget
Contributes to the development of design team through coaching, mentoring, and line management of instructional designers, including facilitation of internal training and knowledge sharing sessions.
Collaborates with technology integration developers and specialists on graphic design, best practices, and development of products, services, and support
Assists with customer service and client satisfaction
Assists in the management of the budgets and contracts
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