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Position Available at PDE

Office of Postsecondary and Higher Education's Bureau of School Leadership and Teacher Quality seeks applicants for the position of Bureau Director

Position Purpose:  Reporting to the Deputy Secretary and Commissioner for Postsecondary and Higher Education in the Office of Postsecondary and Higher Education (OPHE), the Bureau Director of School Leadership and Teacher Quality (Bureau Director) has responsibility for implementing federal and state law and regulation regarding the preparation and certification of educators and the staffing of Pennsylvania schools. This position requires administrative leadership skills in planning, directing, and implementing services and programs, developing policy directly or through legislative policy proposals, State Board of Education regulations and/or Department standards. Supervision is exercised over a professional and support staff engaged in the preparation and certification of educators and ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations. The Bureau Director administers and manages a bureau of professionals supported by a full range of support staff who work in an environment utilizing high technology for both internal and external communication. Through direction of the staff, initiatives are conceived for planning, developing, coordinating and implementing the services and programs according to state and federal requirements, promising practices and departmental philosophy and goals. An aspect of the work involves collaborating with professional personnel throughout state and federal agencies, intermediate units, school districts, institutions of higher education, and various professional and advocacy groups. Supervision of the staff entails work assignment and review, performance evaluations, staff development, and administration and management of the bureau according to labor agreements. Activities of the staff are determined by the Bureau Director to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Department, including but not limited to: (1) Review and approval of educator preparation programs at traditional and alternative program providers in the in 2 the commonwealth and (2) certification of all professional educators serving in the public schools and K-12 licensed private schools of the commonwealth. Read the full announcement hereInterested individuals should send their resumes to tagarcia@pa.gov by close of business Monday, May 23, along with the best email and phone number where they can be reached.

 

Position Available at PDE

Basic Education Associate 2

English/Language Arts Assessment Advisor

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity.

SALARY:               $68,929.00 - $76,890.00 Annually

JOB TYPE:            Civil Service Permanent Full-Time

DEPARTMENT:   Department of Education

LOCATION:         Dauphin County

OPENING DATE: 04/27/22

CLOSING DATE:  05/11/22 11:59 PM

JOB CODE:          21110

POSITION NUMBER:        00086933

UNION: FOSCEP - Fed of St Cult & Ed Profsnls

BARGAINING UNIT:         C4

PAY GROUP:       ST09

BUREAU/DIVISION CODE:             00163370

BUREAU/DIVISION:         Bureau of Curriculum Assessment and Instruction, Division of Assessment and Accountability

WORKSITE ADDRESS:      333 Market Street

CITY:      Harrisburg

ZIP CODE:            17126

CONTACT NAME:             Brian Truesdale

CONTACT PHONE:            717-214-5433

CONTACT EMAIL:             btruesdale@pa.gov

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

The person in this role is involved in the creation, administration, and interpretation of the PA's statewide assessment program. Day-to-day duties vary and include item review and revision, evaluation of standards and eligible content, training development, facilitation of committee meetings, collaboration with assessment colleagues from other states and territories, and consultation with school leaders.

The person in this role is also responsible for ensuring adequate and appropriate accommodations are made available to test-takers with special needs. This aspect of the work is performed in collaboration with the Bureau of Special Education.

Work Hours and Additional Information:

  • Full-time employment.
  • Work hours:  8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday - Friday; 1 hour lunch period.
  • You will have the opportunity to work from home (telework), part-time up 4 days a week.  In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection.  If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.
     

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY:

Qualifications:
Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: One year of experience as a Basic Education Associate 1; OR five years of professional experience in the field of education; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.

  • In addition to the Minimum Experience and Training Requirements above, this position also requires the applicant to possess a minimum of three years of experience teaching in English/Language Arts.
  • Must meet PA residency requirement – For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency
  • Do not submit resumes, cover letters, and similar documents.  These documents will not be reviewed and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score.  Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).
  • If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.  
  •  Must be able to perform essential job functions.

Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans’ Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.
 
Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):  711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)
 
The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.  The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania.  The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law.  All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

Follow the link below to apply:

Basic Education Associate 2, English / Language Arts Assessment Advisor | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

 

 

Position Available at PDE

Education Administration Specialist, Private Licensed Schools Board Administrator

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is proud to be an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity.

SALARY:               $60,362.00 - $91,678.00 Annually

JOB TYPE:            Civil Service Permanent Full-Time

DEPARTMENT:   Department of Education

LOCATION:         Dauphin County

OPENING DATE: 04/26/22

CLOSING DATE:  05/10/22 11:59 PM

JOB CODE:          22070

POSITION NUMBER:        00110192

UNION: AFSCME - Am Fed of State, Cnty, Mun EE's

BARGAINING UNIT:         C4

PAY GROUP:       ST08

BUREAU/DIVISION CODE:             00165240

BUREAU/DIVISION:         Division of Law Enforcement Education and Trade Schools

WORKSITE ADDRESS:      333 Market Street

CITY:      Harrisburg

ZIP CODE:            17126

CONTACT NAME:             Nicole Campbell

CONTACT PHONE:            717-783-8228

CONTACT EMAIL:             nicampbell@pa.gov

THE POSITION:

The postsecondary career and trade school industry offers opportunities for adults to receive the education and training necessary to enter into a new career or trade.  These schools are licensed by the State Board of Private Licensed Schools.  Join our team and serve as staff to the Board while working directly with our state's schools to ensure quality schools and programs through statute, regulatory, and policy compliance.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

As staff to the State Board of Private Licensed Schools, you will serve as a Board Administrator to an assigned group of licensed/registered career and trade schools.  Board Administrators are responsible for enforcing the statute, regulations, and policies of the Board by conducting compliance audits, reviewing licensure/registration renewal applications, reviewing new school and new program applications for presentation to the Board, conducting site visits, and reviewing all other required submissions.  You will serve as a representative of the Board with the public, students, school administrators, and other agencies. 

This is a rewarding professional position which involves working independently with minimal supervision to complete complex reviews, prepare detailed reports of itemized findings, managing multiple reviews and school requests simultaneously, and the ability to interpret and recall statute, regulations, and policies . This position requires an individual who can demonstrate initiative, strong critical thinking skills, and attention to detail; along with the ability to prioritize work, remain organized, and meet deadlines.  This position requires proficient use of MS Word, Excel,  Outlook, and Teams, as well as web search capabilities.

This position does require occasional travel to and from schools across the state; overnight stays are infrequent but may be necessary. Transportation is provided, and related expenses are paid for, by the employer.

Work Hours and Additional Information:

•             Full-time employment.

•             Work hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm, 30 minute lunch

•             You will have the opportunity to work from home (telework), part-time temporarily. Staff is currently required to work from the PDE work-site a minimum of one day per month.  In-office days are scheduled by the Division Chief.  In order to telework, you must have a securely configured high-speed internet connection.  If you are unable to telework, you will have the option to report to the headquarters office in Harrisburg.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY:

Qualifications:

•             Minimum Experience and Training Requirements:  One year of experience as an Education Administration Associate; OR four years of professional experience in education including at least two years in educational administration; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training

•             This posting also requires applicants to possess a minimum of one year of administrative experience in a postsecondary, career or trade school environment. Administrative experience may include serving in a leadership role, being a part of the overall administration of a program, serving in Financial Aid, Career Services, or Student Services. Post-secondary level experience would include college/university, career and trade schools and other educational institutions for adult learners.

•             Must meet PA residency requirement – For more information on ways to meet PA residency requirements, follow the link and click on Residency

•             Do not submit resumes, cover letters, and similar documents.  These documents will not be reviewed, and the information contained therein will not be considered for the purposes of determining your eligibility for the position or to determine your score.  Information to support your eligibility for the position must be provided on the application (i.e., relevant, detailed experience/education).

•             If you are claiming education in your answers to the supplemental application questions, you must attach a copy of your college transcripts for your claim to be accepted toward meeting the minimum requirements.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. 

•             Must be able to perform essential job functions

Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. §7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs.  To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go to www.employment.pa.gov/Additional%20Info/Pages/default.aspx and click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at ra-cs-vetpreference@pa.gov.

Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS):  711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals)

The Commonwealth is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.  The Commonwealth values inclusion as we seek to recruit, develop, and retain the most qualified people to serve the citizens of Pennsylvania.  The Commonwealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, union membership, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, AIDS or HIV status, disability, or any other categories protected by applicable federal or state law.  All diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

Click the link below to apply:

Education Administration Specialist, Private Licensed Schools Board Administrator | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

 

 

Position Available at Penn State University (University Park Campus)

The Special Education Program at Penn State is excited to announce that we have begun a national search for a new faculty member (Assistant Teaching Professor) for the Special Education Program at Penn State University (main campus).

This new faculty member will take a leadership role in teaching and supervision activities for our growing undergraduate and graduate teacher preparation programs. The appointment is funded for one year from the start date with excellent chances of renewal. The successful candidate will have the opportunity for promotion in rank to Associate or Full Teaching Professor.

This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is committed to excellence in preparing teachers to meet the challenge of 21st century classrooms. As our strategic plan makes clear, The Penn State College of Education is committed to “progressive social change through internal and external collaborative efforts to change education by educating for change”. We believe this position is an excellent match for an individual who wants to be a part of a responsive and dynamic teacher preparation program. Additionally, State College is a wonderful place to work and live, with an excellent public school system. It is regularly ranked as one of the top college towns in America.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply at 

https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/University-Park-Campus/Assistant-Teaching-Professor-of-Education--Special-Education-_REQ_0000027810-1. Please contact Dr. David McNaughton at dbm2@psu.edu with questions. Review will begin immediately, and applications received by May 15 will receive full consideration.

 

Position Available at Gannon University

The College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences invites applications for an Assistant Teaching Professor in the School of Education to begin in August 2022.  This position has responsibility for the development and maintenance of the online Master of Education in Reading, and Pennsylvania Certification Programs for Reading Specialist and English as a Second Language (ESL) Specialist. The successful candidate will be proficient in teaching, curriculum development, and advising graduate and undergraduate students.

 Requirements include an earned doctorate (preferred) or master’s degree in Education (completed by time of appointment) and certification or certification-eligible as a Reading Specialist and an ESL Specialist in the State of Pennsylvania.  Additional certification in Early Childhood Education/Elementary Education is desirable.  The successful candidate will advise students and prepare them intellectually, professionally, and personally, and will be active in the life of the university with opportunity for advancement in rank.  Candidates must be able to support and promote the University’s inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its liberal arts and professional education traditions. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

The functions below are detailed in the faculty handbook in Volume IV of the Institutional Policy Manual.

1. Teach 27 credit hours in the academic year or as otherwise specified by the faculty member’s appointment notice; student course evaluations are to be completed in each course. Faculty are expected to employ sound pedagogical practices and to use technology as appropriate, including the University’s learning management system. Faculty shall assist with course revisions and curriculum development as needed.

2. Achieve appropriate student-learning outcomes in all courses taught.

3. Participate in service to the University, the community and to their profession. Attend convocations, commencement exercises, college meetings, and community meetings.

4. Participate in ongoing professional development.

5. Assist, advise, and mentor students enrolled in the University.

6. Fulfill the essential duties and responsibilities of a faculty member as described in Volume IV of the Gannon University Institutional Policy Manual which contains the approved policies and procedures of the University concerning the terms and conditions of faculty employment at the University.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education: An earned doctorate (preferred) or master’s degree in Education.

Experience:  Experience teaching reading and serving as a reading specialist in a PreK-12 setting is essential and serving as an ESL and Early Childhood/Elementary teacher is desirable. Other desirable qualifications include experience in undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as curriculum development. Candidates must demonstrate an understanding of Pennsylvania Department of Education standards, competencies, and processes.

Rank: In accordance with the University’s standards, the Provost awards initial rank at the time of employment.

Licenses and Certifications: Certification or certification-eligible as a Reading Specialist and as English as a Second Language Specialist in the State of PA.

University Mission: Must be able to support and promote the University’s inclusive Mission, its Catholic identity, and its strong liberal arts foundation that supports exemplary professional education programs.

 Please complete an application and submit required documents at https://gannon.peopleadmin.com/postings/7590

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