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Structured Literacy and Practicum Facilitator

Structured Literacy and Practicum Facilitator

Mission

Develop a center for educational excellence and professional development to disseminate best practices to educators by providing access to the latest research-based curriculum, technology, and training.

Provide extraordinary educational opportunities to children with language-based learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, utilizing research-based intervention strategies and an arts-based learning environment that is college preparatory in scope and sequence.

Core Values

  • Research to Practice

  • Fearless Innovation

  • Partner for Impact

  • Transform the Future of Education

Purpose

The Structured Literacy and Practicum Facilitator is an integral member of the team. This position advances AIM Institute for Learning and Research’s mission to ensure all students and teachers have access to evidence-based literacy instruction through leading work across the country to help increase awareness of why reading matters for student success. The Structured Literacy and Practicum Facilitator is responsible for supporting a portfolio of projects to increase the understanding and use of the science of reading and evidence-based learning practices as a critical lever for student success and to increase educational equity and access, with a particular focus on reading and English language arts. This Structured Literacy and Practicum Facilitator will be responsible for facilitating the Pathways to Structured Literacy course, as well as practicum. 

This position provides an exciting opportunity for someone who thrives in delivering professional development aligned to the science of reading, brings expertise and enthusiasm in evidence-based instruction, and wants to contribute to the success of a growing organization. The Structured Literacy and Practicum Facilitator will work closely with our partners in the field, such as states, districts, and nonprofits. They will provide professional development in addition to using their literacy expertise to develop presentations, create resources, and lead professional learning around AIM Pathways, the science of reading, and evidence-based instruction. This position will allow for a highly motivated person to apply their expertise to positively impact the course of education across the nation. A growth mindset is essential. 

Responsibilities include the following:

Planning (20%)

  • Participate in the development and presentation of all aspects of the AIM ILM to prospective and existing AIM Institute clients.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with AIM institute clients

Content Development (10%)

  • Work with supervisor to outline, design, and create new content, as needed. 

Training and Coaching (60%)

  • Delivery of training and coaching to client educators and school administrators to provide evidence-based literacy instruction to increase student achievement. Training will strictly adhere to implementation science processes.

  • Maintaining accurate records of all training and coaching interactions. 

  • Mentor, train, and coach new full-time and part-time facilitators.

Communication (10%)

  • Will be responsible for the timely communication of all training/coaching notes to AIM Institute Leadership and client.

  • Will promptly inform on any outstanding issues in the field and will actively collaborate to resolve or improve.   

Travel (up to 20%)  

  • National travel will occur related to organizational needs and for professional learning, as needed. The amount of travel will be monitored to ensure it is appropriate for both the organization and the Manager. Currently, all travel is dependent on the status of the pandemic and the comfort of AIM Institute staff.

*Other duties as assigned by the manager.

Qualifications

  • COVID vaccination and booster

  • Demonstrable passion for the AIM Institute for Research and Learning’s mission, vision, and our core values and commitment to Diversity, Belonging, Inclusion, and Equity.

  • Entrepreneurial spirit and ability to thrive in a fast-paced and changing environment.

  • Professional experience managing systems, project logistics, and improving organizational processes.

  • Ability to work independently and effectively in a virtual, remote environment and build strong relationships with colleagues and partners across geographies and time zones.

  • Willingness to work alongside a dynamic, highly collaborative, and mission-driven team.

  • Master’s or doctorate in education preferred and a minimum of five years of professional experience in the science of reading as a teacher, coach, or administrator.

  • Holds current Structured Literacy Dyslexia Interventionist Certification from the Center for Effective Reading Instruction or equivalent.

  • Completed a Structured Literacy-based practicum. 

  • Experience leading professional development on reading standards and/or evidence-based literacy instruction. 

  • An ability to successfully navigate ambiguity, maintain flexibility, work independently and collaborate with colleagues and other stakeholders in a virtual work environment.

  • Exceptional written communication, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Fluent in online platforms (Google Suite and Zoom required; LMS systems, preferred).

Benefits

We offer a highly-competitive benefits package for eligible employees that includes PTO, prorated to start date, 2 weeks of vacation per calendar year, 3 personal days, and accrued 3 hours per pay period sick time; medical, dental, and vision insurance; short and long-term disability insurance; life insurance; 403(b) retirement plan, and thirteen (13) paid holidays. In addition, full-time employees receive 3 days for spring break and 7 days for winter break.

Salary

The range for this position is $80,000-110,000 annually. At AIM Institute, in setting a final offer for a position, we consider the experience and skill of the candidates while striving to maintain equity in our compensation bands. For this and other reasons, our salary offers are non-negotiable.

Important notice to applicants: AIM Institute for Learning and Research has a mandatory COVID - 19 vaccination policy that requires all employees to attest to vaccination; medical or religious accommodation will be reviewed upon request in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.