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Metro ECSU Employment Opportunities

There are 5 job positions available:

  1. Planning & Services Program Support
  2. Planning and Services [P&S] Learning Specialist
  3. Low Incidence Professional Development Facilitator (LI-PDF)
  4. Statewide Low Incidence Disability Specialist: Physically Impaired & Traumatic Injury
  5. Special Education Program, and the Metro Regional Implementation Project (MRIP) Support Services

Planning and Services Program support

JOB DESCRIPTON:
The individual occupying the position of Planning & Services Program Support shall receive direction from, carry out duties delegated by, and be directly responsible to the Executive Director.

This position is for 4 days per week, 12 months per year.

The activities of this position shall include:

  1. Contribute to organizational health by acting positively and professionally in informal and formal activities of the organization.
  2. Provide direct support and coordination for Programs & Services workshops.
  3. Serve as primary administrator of the Praxis ParaPro Assessment Exam.
  4. Create, manage, and update multiple data bases.
  5. Initiate captioning for Metro ECSU and other program videos.
  6. Provide direct support to the Friday Forum Network and other professional networks as requested.
  7. Initiate and manage invoicing records for customized services contracts for the Executive Director, Director of Development, and other ECSU staff or ECSU consultants who provide customized training.
  8. Understand and utilize social media in a professional setting to build meaningful connections.
  9. Participate in organization-wide Communication Team.
  10. Execute all duties as delegated by the Executive Director.
  11. Explore and use various technologies, particularly relating to marketing.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Have at least three years of experience in a professional setting, preferably with an education focus.
Be familiar with Microsoft Word, Publisher, Excel, Power Point, Photoshop, Outlook, Internet browsers, data base management (preferably FileMaker Pro), and office machines including copies, printers, scanners, etc.
Have experience in the use of social media and content optimization to interact with targeted virtual users.
Be detail oriented and have strong organizational skills.
Be able to multi-task and handle unexpected interruptions.
Possess excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Be able to work positively and professionally with others and provide friendly, responsive service to Metro ECSU clients and collaborators. 
Be adaptable to a changing work environment.
Be able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 40 pounds.
A valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required.
Local off-site travel required to various metro area locations on workshop days or for other events as needed.

**Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply

Send cover letter, resume, three letters of referend and questions concerning salary and brnefits to: Julie.frame@metroecsu.org
Application deadline: JUNE 20, 2017

Metro ECSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Planning and Services (P&S) Learning Specialist

JOB DESCRIPTON:

The P&S Learning Specialist-
Shall receive direction from, carry out duties delegated by, and be directly responsible to the Executive director. The duties of this position shall include, but are not limited to:

  1. Contribute to the organizational health by acting positively and professionally in informal and formal activities of the organization.
  2. Plans, designs, organizes, prepares and delivers professional development in the area of English Language Learners/programming.
  3. Provides onsite services for translation/interpretation, mutli/bi-cultural, McKinney Vento, and global education to address a wide variety needs for schools and districts. Among these duties will include, but are not limited, to EL assessment intake and related ELL services for schools and districts onsite.
  4. Has ability to apply high level understanding of informational and instructional technology systems to determine need for programs and to optimize outreach to clients. [i.e. online learning, learning management systems, organizing data bases]
  5. Conducts formal training sessions on new and revised educational content as developed or requested.
  6. Coordinates regional Spelling Bee
  7. Communicates quickly and appropriately in response to oral and written requests for information and assistance from school district personal and others.
  8. Must be able to work both independently and in consultation with others.
  9. Participate in organization-wide Communication Team.
  10. Explore and use various technologies particularly related to marketing.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Illustrative Only)

  1. Works with individual schools/districts to determine where each stands in relation to needs of bilingual or multilingual supports, intake and expertise on language based assessments and internal ELL supports.
  2. Researches, formats and presents relevant and current information from print and electronic media to address training needs;
  3. Conducts meetings and workshops for audiences of varying sizes;
  4. Facilitates various topical/educational networks
  5. Ideates and creates new professional development opportunities and programs in collaboration with Director of Development and Executive Director.
  6. Uses computer applications/informational technologies or other electronic/technology such as spreadsheets, learning management systems, google classroom, outlook, Microsoft office, and database software in performing work assignments.
  7. Comfortable with facilitating learning in core content areas

QUALIFICATIONS/EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

Bachelor’s Degree or Higher in International Relations or English Language Learning
Experience working in ELL Programs and/or with diverse populations
Proficiency with instructional technology including:

    1. developing online learning opportunities,
    2. learning management systems, and
    3. use of/organization of databases.

Extensive understanding and experience with language based assessments {intake/summative]
Extensive knowledge EL programming requirements
Knowledge of WIDA and its associated products and supports.
Experience using various types of social media in a professional setting
Detail oriented and has strong organizational skills
Be able to multitask and handle unexpected interruptions
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills
Adaptable to a changing work environment
Able to reach, bend, stoop and frequently lift up to 40 pounds.
**Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

This position is full-time; 260 days
Information regarding salary and benefits available upon request.

Send cover letter, resume, and 3 letters of reference to:
Julie Frame-Executive Director - Julie.frame@metroecsu.org - 612/638-1508
Application deadline: JUNE 15, 2017

Metro ECSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Low Incidence Professional Development Facilitator (LI-PDF)

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The individual occupying the position of Low Incidence Professional Development Facilitator (LI-PDF) will become part of a team in providing services and supports for our Special Education Programs in Metro-Region 11. 

This position is for 182 days per year (aka 70% or .70 FTE.) Year is defined as July 1-June 30.  Start date: September 1, 2017.
The activities of this position will include:

  1. Maintain, manage and execute regional low incidence project work plans
  2. Facilitate and lead regional Communities of Practiced (CoP) in implementing regional and statewide grant initiatives, and evidence based practices
  3. Represent Metro Region 11 at Statewide CoP meetings. 
  4. Collaborate with MN Department of Education and other Regional Projects and stakeholders
  5. Develop, maintain, analyze and summarize surveys
  6. Facilitate and operate virtual meeting technology
  7. Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. MN Special Education Teacher License
  2. Minimum of 3 years of experience within a field of low incidence disability
  3. Understanding of MN special education disability criteria and due process
  4. Ability to facilitate and lead group discussions and group decision-making
  5. Detail oriented and have strong organization skills
  6. Ability to manage and maintain multiple projects and initiatives
  7. Ability to prioritize work responsibilities and complete work in a timely manner
  8. Work positively and professionally with other staff
  9. Provide friendly, responsive service to Metro ECSU clients and collaborators

Send cover letter and resume to: Dolly Carr dolly.carr@metroecsu.org

Send three letters of reference and questions concerning salary and benefits to: Ingrid Aasan Ingrid.aasan@metroecsu.org
Application deadline: July 5, 2017

Metro ECSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Planning and Services Program support

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The individual occupying the position of Statewide Low Incidence Disability Specialist will become part of a team in providing support for our Special Education Program in the categorical areas of Physically Impaired and Traumatic Brain Injury. This position is for 182 days per year (equivalent to 70% or .7 FTE).  Start date: September 1, 2017.

The activities of this position will include the following:

  1. Serve as the primary educational contact for Minnesota school personnel and families with regard to technical support and resources in the special education categorical areas of Physically Impaired (PI) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI);
  2. Serve as an educational liaison in the areas of PI and TBI with appropriate local and state agencies in an effort to strengthen interagency collaboration and effectively address the needs of students and their families in current and future settings (Examples: MN Department of Human Services; MN Department of Health; MN Brain Injury Alliance; rehabilitation and hospital programs; advocacy organizations);
  3. Facilitate the statewide P/HD and TBI Community of Practice meetings, including, but not limited to, coordinating leadership committee meetings; providing support with planning, registration, facility use, and technology support; and providing ongoing statewide updates;
  4. Serve as moderator of the statewide P/HD and TBI Mailing Lists, including membership management, approval of postings, and periodic internal system updates;
  5. Develop and organize professional development opportunities and resources for a broad spectrum of audiences (including general and special educators, families, and other professional service providers) which address the educational needs of students with physical impairments or TBI, including concussion;
  6. Serve as an organizational and disability-specific representative and/or presenter in educational and community-based professional conferences, webinars, roundtable discussions, panels, exhibits, etc.;
  7. Actively participate as a member and disability representative in scheduled agency meetings, such as monthly Low Incidence Leadership Forum (LILF) meetings and MN Low Incidence Projects LIS meetings; and in Metro ECSU meetings as appropriate;
  8. Serve as a disability-specific resource to all regions in Minnesota, including attending on-site regional PI/TBI CoP meetings once a year or as appropriate; and maintaining close communication with all regional low incidence facilitators (RLIFs), including posting and sharing monthly updates;
  9. Provide direction and support for development and updating of public media sources such as website content, online professional development tools (P/HD and TBI Wikis), program brochures, and statewide disability manuals;
  10. Development of annual program goals, including associated budgetary planning;
  11. And other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Current MN Physical/Health Disabilities Teacher License
  2. Minimum of 5 years of experience within the fields of PI and TBI; leadership experience in an educational setting preferred.
  3. In-depth understanding and application of MN special education Disability Criteria, Statute and Rule in the areas of PI and TBI
  4. Ability to direct own activities, prioritize work responsibilities, and complete work in a timely manner, including progress reporting as requested by the Low Incidence Projects director/Director of Special Education
  5. Effective interpersonal communication and leadership skills in a variety of settings and situations; demonstrates ability to work positively and professionally with others
  6. Displays a comfort in public speaking to small and large audiences

Send cover letter and resume to: Dolly Carr dolly.carr@metroecsu.org

Send three letters of reference and questions concerning salary and benefits to: Ingrid Aasan ingrid.aasan@metroecsu.org
Application deadline: June 30, 2017

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Special Education Program, and the Metro Regional Implementation Project (MRIP) - Support Services

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The individual occupying the position of Support Services will become part of a team in providing support for our Special Education Program, and the Metro Regional Implementation Project (MRIP) for Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS.)

This position is for 4 days per week, 12 months per year. Start date: September 5, 2017.

The activities of this position will include:

  1. Manage and maintain multiple data bases
  2. Develop, maintain and summarize surveys
  3. Work with a registration system doing the following:
    • Set up events online
    • Process fees
    • Develop reports, name labels and lists for events
  4. Support meetings, workshops and conferences
    • Secure meeting space
    • Arrange for necessary technology and equipment
    • Arrange catering
    • Arrange travel and/or lodging for presenters and attendees, as needed
  5. Facilitate and operate virtual meeting technology
  6. Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Office experience in a professional setting
  2. Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Outlook, Internet browsers, data base management (we use FileMaker Pro), and office machines (making copies, printing and scanning documents, etc.)
  3. Familiarity with or willingness to learn virtual meeting technology
  4. Detail oriented and have strong organization skills
  5. Ability to prioritize work responsibilities and complete work in a timely manner
  6. Work positively and professionally with other staff
  7. Provide friendly, responsive service to Metro ECSU clients and collaborators

Send cover letter and resume to: Dolly Carr dolly.carr@metroecsu.org
Send three letters of reference and questions concerning salary and benefits to:  Ingrid Aasan Ingrid.aasan@metroecsu.org

Application deadline: July 14, 2017

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Contact Information

Julie Frame, Executive Director
612/638-1508 | julie.frame@metroecsu.org

Metro ECSU . 2 Pine Tree Drive, Suite 101, Arden Hills, Minnesota, 55112 . Phone 612/638-1500 . Fax 612/706-0811 . info@metroecsu.org