Education Specialist I: High Impact Tutoring (Bilingual)


Job ID: 3372

Reports To: Coordinator: Curriculum & Instruction (Bilingual/ESL)

Salary: This is a full-time, 12-month position (232 days) with a minimum annual salary of $63,000.

Primary Purpose:
Provide professional development and consulting services on complex issues to districts involving independent judgment and discretion in the area of the Texas Education Agency's High Impact Tutoring Initiative. This position has a maximum duration of three (3) years and is based on state funding.

  • Master's Degree in Education or related field preferred
  • Valid Texas Teacher certification in core subject area
  • Bil/ESL experience and certification preferred

  • Five (5) years classroom teaching experience required
  • Demonstrated leadership experience at campus or district level including facilitation of professional development, coaching and mentoring, preferred
  • Preferred experience at an educational service center
Special Knowledge/Skills:
  • Knowledge of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)
  • Knowledge of the English Language Proficiency Standards (ELPS)
  • Strong skills in integrating and aligning subject-level TEKS and technology TEKS
  • Knowledge of best practice in English as a Second Language (e.g., Sheltered Instruction)
  • Knowledge of second language acquisition and building academic vocabulary
  • Knowledge of current federal and state mandates, including STAAR and EOC
  • Strong background in instructional design, project based, learning and differentiation
  • Familiarity with Response to Intervention and progress monitoring
  • Understanding of current curriculum trends, instruction, technology, assessment and school systems
  • Understanding of flexible learning practices for all students as well as adult learners
  • Experience with use of data-driven strategies for improving student performance
  • Ability to work well in team situations and to collaborate across teams (content, ESL, G/T, SpEd)
  • Negotiation and problem solving skills
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and to complete work in a timely fashion
  • Ability to communicate effectively (verbally, writing, and presentation skills)
  • Ability to manage self-directed projects
  • Ability to coach and/or mentor teachers
  • Ability to maintain emotional control in stressful situations
  • Serve as a representative of the Center, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration, and discretion in all interactions with other members of the educational community and with the public
  • Understand and meet ESC Region 13 clients' needs in the content areas, assessment, related content areas, and student learning needs
  • Communicate with ESC Region 13 clients in the content areas, assessment, related content areas and student learning needs
  • Deliver ESC Region 13 products and services in the content areas, assessment, related content areas, and student learning needs
  • Understand and use ESC Region 13 internal systems
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Equipment Used:
Computer, peripherals, and related software, listserv and blog technology, printer, photocopier, other equipment such as interactive devices.

Working Conditions:
  • Communicate effectively (verbal and written)
  • Follow policies and procedures and interprets data
  • Maintain emotional control
  • Frequent travel in (and possibly out) of ESC Region 13
  • Prolonged or irregular hours
  • Competing demands for services
  • Lifting and carrying (0-15 pounds)
  • Hearing, speaking, and visual acuity
The above statements are intended to describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required.
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