TITLE Professional Learning Community Project Coordinator
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1836
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Director, Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Department Head, Counseling, Leadership and Special Education
The Professional Learning Communities Project Coordinator for the Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning is responsible for providing ongoing professional development regarding the Professional Learning Communities Program to school districts/buildings, teachers, administrators, and universities. The Professional Learning Communities Project Coordinator provides technical assistance, educational materials, and training to those schools and districts participating in the Professional Learning Communities Program and coordinates schedules within the schools participating in the project and coordinates training site logistics. The Professional Learning Communities Project Coordinator is responsible for fulfilling state reporting and implementation requirements for the Professional Learning Communities Project and participates in all required state-wide school improvement initiatives and Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning staff meetings. The Professional Learning Communities Project Coordinator works collaboratively with the Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning and Missouri State University faculty and staff in efforts relating to the Professional Learning Communities Program.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A Master's degree in the field of Education from an accredited four-year college or University is required.
Experience: At least five years of teaching or public school administrative experience is required. A minimum of two years of experience working in a Professional Learning Communities school and/or participation in Professional Learning Communities leadership training and/or experience as a Professional Learning Communities trainer is required.
Skills: The ability to develop training materials and gather and report research data and program evaluation projects is required. An understanding of the Professional Learning Communities model for school improvement, national and state reform and restructuring efforts, and current research related to school leadership and school change is required. Knowledge and understanding of current research-based instructional and assessment practices and methodologies is required. Presentation experience with adult audiences both small and large is required. The ability to express complex ideas clearly and concisely in writing, as well as the ability to speak effectively to large and small groups is required including the ability to utilize training methods that will actively engage adult learners. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Supports the Missouri Professional Learning Communities program by planning and executing training for participating Professional Learning Communities schools assigned to the Center, planning and executing statewide training for Professional Learning Communities schools, and developing materials for training, information, and evaluation purposes.
2. Provides direct services to Professional Learning Communities school leadership teams and staff by making on-site visits and telephone calls on a regular basis.
3. Helps to expand the Professional Learning Communities program by recruiting new Professional Learning Communities schools and promoting the expansion of the project statewide by conducting workshops on Professional Learning Communities.
4. Documents Professional Learning Communities activities, prepares program reports, and attends meetings at the state and Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning.
5. Conducts evaluations of participating Professional Learning Communities schools by collecting and analyzing performance data.
6. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.
7. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the Professional Learning Communities state program coordinator and Director, Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning.
The Professional Learning Communities Project Coordinator is supervised by the Director, Agency for Teaching, Leading and Learning.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED JUNE 2017