Instructional Strategies Coordinator
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Director, Teaching & Learning
Work Schedule: Full Time
Approved by: Executive Director
About the Oklahoma Public School Resource Center (OPSRC)
OPSRC is a non-profit dedicated to improving all public schools throughout Oklahoma. In an effort to relieve the administrative burden on public schools, the Center provides technical services in the following areas: Finance, Technology, Legal, Teaching and Learning, and Communications. Additionally, the Center works to foster collaboration in the public education community by articulating collaborative reform strategies and advocating for policies that help strengthen public schools in Oklahoma. Membership in OPSRC is open to all Oklahoma public charter schools, rural school districts, educational cooperatives and educationally-related entities and businesses.
The Instructional Strategies Coordinator is responsible for assisting in providing technical services to OPSRC member schools at the direction of the Teaching & Learning Director. The Coordinator provides assistance in effectively addressing schools’ needs by researching strategies, creating tools and professional learning experiences, and presenting content to school staff. Research educational strategies to create content for professional development sessions that meets OPSRC member schools’ diverse needs including, but not limited to, building teacher capacity in both classroom management and curricular content, data analysis, and current best practices. This position reports directly to the Director of Teaching & Learning.
Primary Job Responsibilities
- Coordinate the content focus; the dates and times; the venue and the participants for professional development trainings to be held throughout the year for member schools.
- Research educational strategies to create content for professional development sessions that meets OPSRC member schools’ diverse needs including, but not limited to, building teacher capacity in both classroom management and curricular content, data analysis, and current best practices.
- Deliver all current and new professional development sessions per the request of member schools.
- Conduct analysis of instructional programs of OPSRC member schools and districts to identify strengths and weaknesses of instructional programs.
- Assist OPSRC members in implementing research-based content into their curriculum to address identified academic needs.
- Perform research and analyzes data for production of annual reports.
- Provide general technical assistance in teaching and learning services for OPSRC members to enable them to meet state proficiency goals.
- Research and identify high-quality distance learning curriculums in order to make appropriate recommendations to OPSRC members regarding curricular alternatives.
- Apply creative approaches and instructional methodologies to the design, delivery and evaluation of learning content. Contribute to the creative process as a leader of the design direction in training.
Key Abilities and Attributes
- Keen attention to detail and strong organization skills.
- Strong foundation in problem-solving, analytics, and education strategies.
- Knowledge of learning discipline, adult learning design and instructional design methodologies.
- Versatility and strength in both written and verbal communications.
- Ability to take initiative and manage simultaneous deliverables under pressure.
- Positive, collaborative and solutions-focused.
- Technologically adept with the ability to learn new software and systems as needed.
- Passionate about public education reform: OPSRC is dedicated to identifying solutions to improve public school options for ALL children in Oklahoma. All employees will operate with a sense of urgency and possibility.
- Must be able to work collaboratively in a culturally and politically diverse community.
- Bachelor’s Degree in education curriculum or related field
- Five(5) years experience: curriculum and instruction; current technology applications; ability to conduct valid educational research and produce reports of findings; ability to present complex content to varying and diverse groups; knowledge of current content vendors and their products; ability to develop and deliver effective technology-based training; ability to develop and present presentations on teaching and learning issues and content; ability to analyze and produce comprehensive reports regarding academic programs
- Ability to use current versions of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and publishing software applications
- Statewide travel for trainings, meetings and school visits, as well as nationally for conferences. Must have valid driver’s license and auto insurance.
Salary and Benefits
Salary for this position is competitive and depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.
The OPSRC headquarters is located in Oklahoma City at 309 NW 13th Street in a two-story structure and has no elevator. Some locations visited during the course of executing job duties may not be wheelchair accessible and some time may be spent participating in outside activities.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel, such as keyboarding and writing. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. Must have visual acuity to read and draft reports, memos, letters, etc. Specific vision abilities required by this job include vision adequate for the incumbent perform the responsibilities and functions of the job efficiently. Must be able to walk, climb stairs, kneel, crouch, crawl, and lift arms and hands above shoulder level. Must be able to lift and carry items up to 25 pounds occasionally. Must be able to manually operate and use a computer. Must be able to clearly hear and understand telephone conversations. Must be able to speak and communicate clearly.
The qualifications, physical demands, and work environment described herein are representative of those an employee will encounter and must meet to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.
Equal Opportunity Employer
To provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at OPSRC will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. OPSRC does not discriminate in hiring, promotion, or any other aspect of your employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.