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Regional Instructional Developer (20 Hours/Month)

Oklahoma Public School Resource Center
Job Location:
Oklahoma City and NW OK
Posted on:
12/12/2016
Job Type:
Part Time

About the Oklahoma Public School Resource Center (OPSRC)

The 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.

Job Description

The Regional Instructional Developer is responsible for assisting with providing technical

services to OPSRC member schools within their geographic region at the direction of the

Teaching & Learning staff. The Developer will work with the T & L staff to assist schools to

identify their most pressing academic needs and to provide assistance in effectively addressing

these needs. The Developer will present trainings for OPSRC member schools within their

geographic area four times a year after receiving a day-long training from the T & L staff on the

message for each training. Additionally, the Developer will assist OPSRC member schools with

researched strategies and tools to assist them in targeting their needs in the areas of data,

building teacher capacity in both classroom management and curricular content and efforts to

build an Administrative pipeline. This position reports directly to the Director of Teaching &

Learning.

Primary Job Responsibilities

Duties for the Teaching and Learning Regional Instructional Developer can be divided into the

following categories:

Member Services

Present the content focus for at least four Regional Professional Development sessions a

school year.

 Assist in conducting analysis of instructional programs of OPSRC member schools within

their geographic region to identify strengths and weaknesses of instructional programs.

 Assist OPSRC members in implementing research-based content resources into their

curriculum to address identified academic needs.

 Assist in providing general technical assistance in teaching and learning services for

OPSRC. members to enable them to meet state proficiency goals

Research

 Collaborate with T & L staff with regards to high quality distance learning curriculums in

order to make appropriate recommendations to OPSRC members regarding

alternatives.

 Collaborate with T & L staff to identify effective vendors to assist OPSRC members in

meeting identified academic needs-- to be posted in the Oklahoma Public School

Marketplace.

 Collaborate with Director of T & L in developing and conducting training seminars.

Key Abilities and Attributes

 Ambitious leader and self-starter: The OPSRC Teaching & Learning is a new service and

the Regional Instructional Developer is a critical role as they are the “face of OPSRC”

with member schools. As such the Developer will be continually building the capacity of

this service offering. The Developer must be prepared to present to both small groups

and large audiences.

 Must have good “people skills” as they are building the relationships with local school

administrators and staff.

 Must be detail oriented, extremely organized, and have exceptional written and oral

communication skills.

 Passionate about public education reform: The 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.

Minimum Qualifications

 Bachelor’s Degree in education curriculum or related field.

 Five(5) years experience: curriculum and instruction; distance learning and current

technology applications; ability to conduct valid educational research and produce

reports of findings; understanding of distance learning systems and their

implementation; ability to present complex content to varying and diverse groups;

knowledge of current content vendors and their products; ability to produce system

reports as required; ability to develop and deliver effective technology-based training;

and ability to develop and present presentations on teaching and learning issues and

content.

 Ability to use current versions of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation and

publishing software applications.

 Light travel may occasionally be required-- across Oklahoma for meetings or 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.

Work Environment

Regional Instructional Developers will work remotely from their home, visit schools within their

region and present professional development at area Career Technology Centers. Occasionally,

meetings will be held at the OPSRC headquarters is located in Oklahoma City at 309 NW 13th

Street in a two-story structure and has no elevator. Accommodations will be made for all in

attendance at meetings within the OPSRC offices.

Physical Demands

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.

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