Education Specialist: Science, TEKS Resource System

Administration

Job ID: 3215

Reports to:
This position will report to the Science Content Coordinator

Salary: This is a full-time, 12 month position at 232 days per year with a minimum annual salary of $60,000.

Primary Purpose:

Work independently under the supervision of the Science Content Coordinator to provide leadership and support in the statewide development of Science and Ciencias (Spanish) curriculum components in the TCMPC TEKS Resource System, including all related documents, products, and services.

Qualifications: Education/ Certification:
  • Bachelor's degree in Education or Science related field; Texas Teacher's Certification in Science (required)
  • Masters' degree (preferred) in curriculum, assessment, or a Science content-related field

Experience:
  • Five years Science classroom teaching experience (required)
  • Three years administrative experience in curriculum and/or assessment development (required)
  • Work with online curriculum delivery systems (preferred)

Special Knowledge/Skills:
  • Wide-ranging knowledge of elementary and secondary Science content and pedagogy
  • Strong familiarity with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) state standards
  • Knowledge of curriculum development and assessment development

Responsibilities:
  • Serve as a representative of the Texas Curriculum Management Program Cooperative (TCMPC) and ESC Region 13, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration, and discretion in all interactions with other members of the educational community and with the public
  • Assist with and manage revision, enhancement, and development of Science and Ciencias (Spanish) components
  • Communicate progress regarding development efforts and timelines, areas of concern, and potential solutions to the Science Content Coordinator
  • Maintain communication, provide training, offer follow-up assistance, and establish development timelines with contracted personnel as directed by the Science Content Coordinator
  • Develop and lead statewide professional development and training
  • Plan and provide support for Science content-area statewide communication
  • Collaborate with Science Content Coordinator to ensure project goals and timelines are met appropriately
  • Assist in communication with and coordination of the statewide Science content advisory groups
  • Stay current with trends in the areas of curriculum, instruction, technology, assessment, state/federal accountability, and school systems
  • Analyze data to determine areas for statewide development efforts in Science and Ciencias (Spanish)
  • Establish and maintain working relationships with ESC personnel and other professional organizations/entities as appropriate
  • Attend TEA meetings as applicable or necessary
  • Attend organizational team meetings, content-specific meetings, and advisory meetings as necessary with appropriately prepared communications and/or reports
  • Participate in strategic, long-range content planning
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Equipment Used:
  • Computer
  • Projector
  • Software for virtual meeting capabilities
Working Conditions:
  • Interpret data
  • Maintain emotional control
  • Hearing, speaking, and visual acuity
  • Extensive reading and writing for public scrutiny
  • Prolonged or irregular hours
  • Periodic overnight travel required
  • Ability to sit at a desk and a computer for prolonged periods
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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