June 30, 2013

Job: Professional Development Specialist at the Center for Applied Linguistics

Professional Development Specialist

CAL Classification: Senior Technical Specialist
Program Area: K-12 ELLs and Content Area Instruction
Salary: $53,760 - $68,000
Hours Per Week: 100% FTE
Position Available: Immediately

This position involves creating and delivering professional development services (face to face and online) on a variety of topics including sheltered instruction (using the CAL SIOP Model), literacy instruction in English for students learning to read in a second language, and literacy instruction in Spanish for students in transitional, developmental, and dual language bilingual programs. The position also entails assisting the professional development team in enhancing the content of CAL’s professional development materials to work with various types of professionals who teach linguistically and culturally diverse students. Ability to travel approximately 50% of the year is a requirement.

 Plan and facilitate face-to-face and online professional development tailored to the specific needs of schools and districts
 Create, edit, and proofread materials for use in professional development
 Work with the PreK-12 ELL Professional Development Director and Associate Director to update and enhance professional development content
 Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
 Master’s degree and four years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor’s degree and eight years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Education: Master’s degree in linguistics, language, education, or related discipline
Experience: Minimum of four years of teaching experience using sheltered instruction principles (ideally using the SIOP model), as well as knowledge and experience in literacy instruction in English and in Spanish. A demonstrated commitment to working with underserved students is critical. Minimum of two years of experience in developing and providing professional development to teachers also required.

Successful candidates will have experience in one or more of the following areas:
 Teaching subject areas other than language development courses (e.g., elementary or secondary general education)
 Teaching in bilingual or dual language instructional settings

Language Proficiency: Ability to develop and deliver professional development in both English and Spanish.

Skills: Candidates should have advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, and should have familiarity with creating and delivering professional development courses for an online platform. A successful candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills in English and in Spanish.

Other Qualifications: The preferred candidate will be flexible, well-organized, and attentive to detail. Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to work both collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced team environment.


Center for Applied Linguistics
4646 40th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-1859
ATTN: Human Resources Coordinator, Recruitment 13-19

jobs at cal dot org
Attn: Recruitment 13-19

Jobs@CAL: Professional Development Specialist. Job@CAL listserv (jobs@cal.org, 24 Jun 2013).

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