PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST - NORTHERN IDAHO

Idaho Digital Learning Academy

Boise , Idaho

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POSITION: Professional Development Specialist - Region 1 or 2

The Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA) has an opening for a full time practitioner in Northern Idaho (Region 1 or 2) to represent and implement Idaho Digital Learning programs and educator training opportunities in local school districts.

This position will be responsible for working with the Idaho Digital Learning Professional Development Team developing, participating in and facilitating professional development for Idaho Digital Learning personnel, as well as educators throughout Idaho. This position will also increase district implementation of IDLA programs and student success by providing appropriate support, communication, and training to school personnel. To be successful in this position, the PD Specialist will develop relationships with area school personnel including district technology coordinators, teachers, and administrators. Frequent travel throughout the region and state is required to fulfill responsibilities of the position.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Current Idaho Teaching Certificate
  • A minimum of 3 years experience in classroom or online teaching
  • Knowledge/experience in online education is desired
  • Ability to develop, plan and present professional development opportunities.
  • Superior technology skills
  • Strong interpersonal/human relations skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Ability to teach, instruct, and conduct training sessions
  • Ability to organize time, projects and details
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • High level of reliability and responsibility
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to multi-task and meet defined deadlines
  • Must be flexible, committed, energetic, and receptive to change
  • Ability to imbue a mindset of customer service, quality and efficiency


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Cooperate and collaborate with IDLA staff, administration, and Idaho school districts, which include but are not limited to the following:

    Responsible for working with the Idaho Digital Learning Professional Development Team in designing and delivering training opportunities for internal staff, as well as educators throughout Idaho.

    Develop, plan, and present professional development opportunities for district personnel including face-to-face, online, and webinar opportunities to increase district implementation efforts.

    Establish and advance quality relationships via phone, email, and in-person contact to build rapport with various stakeholders.

    Conduct informative sessions with prospective students, parents, high school/college personnel, and other interested individuals or groups.

    Coordinate program support for local schools with regional IDLA leadership, which includes support for counselors, parents, and students.

    Maintain an understanding of current online education ideas, trends, and practices pertaining to the areas of responsibility for this position.

    Meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as meeting deadlines, schedules, coordination resources and meetings in an effective and timely manner.

    Support schools and programs in their implementation of blended and online learning models.

    Develop strategic implementation plans for new blended learning schools/programs.

    Responsible for assisting in the development and delivery of our monthly internal Just-in-Time webinars.

    Responsible for being an articulate member of the Professional Development Team to ensure internal and external professional development are aligned with agency goals.


    Essential Physical Abilities:

    Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to discern verbal instructions and communicate effectively in person and by telephone.

    Sufficient vision or other powers of observation, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to comprehend written work instructions, view computer screens, and related information, and problem solve issues.

    Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate standard office equipment, operate and make adjustments to computer equipment, and operate a motor vehicle.

    Sufficient personal mobility, agility, and flexibility, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to sit or stand for extended periods of time. Ability to move an perform functions that require bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, and working in confined spaces.


    Physical and Mental Demands:
    The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Application:
    Position is open until filled. Applications are available online at www.AppliTrack.com/idla/onlineapp. Documents required for a complete application included: Current resume, letter of introduction, proof of certification, and at least one recent letter of reference. Application materials will only be accepted through the online application. Questions about the application process can be emailed to hr@IdahoDigitalLearning.org.

    Hours and Salary:
    This position is full time and year round with benefits that include medical insurance, PERSI retirement and paid leave. Salary is $50,000.

    This full time position will be located anywhere in Region 1 or 2 but will require frequent travel in the region as assigned. Some evening and weekend time may be necessary to represent IDLA at meetings and events and meet project deadlines. The starting date for employment will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

    The Idaho Digital Learning Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Idaho Digital Learning Academy is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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