Lesley University Assistant Director in Cambridge, Massachusetts

For full position description and to apply please use the link provided to visit our website. About Lesley University: Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and undergraduate programs in education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 7,000 students and 83,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills. Job Description: Provides direction and leadership for Reading Recovery (RR) as a Reading Recovery university trainer. Also provides training for interventionist teachers, literacy coaches and other early literacy educators. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Administers the multi-state RR training center Teaches courses and provides professional development for Reading Recovery teacher leaders and administrators on- and off-site Provides training to Leveled Literacy interventionists, literacy coaches and other early literacy educators. Liaison to schools and districts for Reading Recovery and Early Intervention Author/co-author of materials for program use and to advance the field Contributes to the stature and presence of the Center through external relationships and presentations Requirements: Ph.D. or Ed.D. in Reading Instruction, Literacy and Language Development, Elementary Education, or related field required. Extensive understanding of current literacy theory and effective literacy practice or training in Reading Recovery. Minimum of five years' of successful classroom teaching experience, most of which being at the K-2 level. Experience in teaching or staff development of teachers in literacy at the graduate level; experience in field-based staff development (e.g., coaching, supervisory reading specialist) preferred. Proficiency in using computer software, such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Filemaker or similar software. Demonstrated excellent administrative, organizational, communication, interpersonal, supervisory/ leadership and problem-solving skills. Record of maintaining a strong initiative, energetic, flexible schedule, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Demonstrated commitment to research, publication and presentations. Must have a valid U.S. driver's license and a schedule that allows occasional evening and weekend work, as well as travel for up to a week at a time. Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, does your visa status allow you to work at Lesley University. Additional Information: Salary Grade 28: $94,221 - $139,448 Background checks are required for all positions. Lesley University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to increasing the diversity of the university community and the curriculum. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are encouraged to apply. Application Instructions: A cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references must be included for full consideration. Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates.