The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is currently seeking candidates for Professional Development Specialist (PDS) positions that will be assigned to work at the three DoDEA Centers for Instructional Leadership located in Peachtree City, GA, Okinawa, Japan and Sembach, Germany.
DoDEA, through its Community Strategic Plan has made a commitment to be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military-connected students and the communities in which they live. The mission to educate, engage and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world is achieved through its five strategic goals of Student, School, Talent, Organization, and Outreach Excellence.
DoDEA is a major Department of Defense (DoD) Field Activity with worldwide scope. DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages the education programs for DoD dependents. DoDEA consists of three regions, DoDEA Americas, DoDEA Europe, and DoDEA Pacific and a total of eight school districts located overseas and in the U.S. and its territories. DoDEA provides education to eligible DoD military and civilian dependents from pre-kindergarten through grade 12. DoDEA has established three Centers for Instructional Leadership (CIL) in Europe, the Pacific and the Americas, each with satellite offices for remote locations.
Note: This position is full-time year round (260 days).
Visit our website at www.dodea.edu for more information!
*All applicants must reapply in order to be considered for positions advertised under this announcement. Applications previously submitted under vacancy announcement number DODEA-PDS-168450 will not be considered.
*The minimum qualification requirements for these positions as previously advertised have changed.
*Vacancies may not be available at all locations listed. This announcement will be used to fill additional vacancies that may become available within 90 days of this announcement closing.
Area of Consideration:
Select "001 Internal Candidates" if you are requesting consideration as
an Internal Applicant. Eligible internal
applicants are defined as "Current Permanent DoDEA Employees". Applicants are required to submit a copy of
their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF 50) to verify this
Select "002 External Candidates" if you do not meet the eligibility for
"Internal Candidate" as described above. Applicants may request to
be considered under both "Internal" and "External" Areas of Consideration if
both codes (001 and 002) are selected.
The Professional Development Specialist (PDS) works directly for the Chief, Instructional Leadership Development (CILD) who is responsible for ensuring a quality education by providing embedded professional
development and coaching for district and school leaders and leadership teams. This includes developing the knowledge, skills and abilities in these teams to effectively implement systemic and district priorities; providing differentiated support to specific district staff and school leaders; and monitoring efforts to ensure implementation that will lead to student success. Also responsible for working closely with the superintendents, principals, headquarters and other CIL staff to facilitate support between headquarters, districts and schools focused on academic achievement and equitable practices for all.
The incumbent is among a team of professional educators who serve as consultants, coaches, collaborators, presenters, and facilitators within and across districts within the region to support district staffs, school leaders and teacher leaders providing
professional development for the implementation and sustainment of systemic priorities such as the implementation of College and Career Ready standards; facilitate horizontal and vertical learning networks; and build capacity for proven innovative curriculum, instruction, and assessment best practices.
Provide guidance to district and school leadership teams to develop goals that
are aligned to the DoDEA's missions, beliefs, and priorities.
Develop capacity of district/school leadership teams to build a commitment for high student performance by being a catalyst for change, and
articulating, implementing, and sustaining a vision of learning.
Engage and support district and school leaders in collaborative learning
communities to foster continuous learning, productive interaction, and support
transfer of the learning to practice.
Implement and sustain a collaborative coaching approach for districts/school leaders to become more reflective practitioners and support their roles as instructional leaders and ensure a link between professional development and a change in practice by building capacity to monitor and inform improvements of school-wide and classroom practices using observation, feedback and reflection.
Assist superintendents and principals with the development,
implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of aligned School Improvement Plans
Develop and administer a research agenda to identify, replicate, and catalog
Support mechanisms to provide accurate data to superintendents and principals
in order to recommend and implement data-driven, research-based school
improvement plans and instructional leadership; to monitor student progress and
achievement, and to evaluate the effects of professional learning provided.
Assist the implementation and execution of teacher to leader development
pipelines to build the capacity of DoDEA educators and provide professional
paths of development from teacher to teacher leader, Instructional Systems
Specialist, and/or, principal.
GRADE/CONTENT SPECIFIC DUTIES (Special Education, Elementary (PK-5), Middle (6-8), or High School (9-12 grades):
identify, plan and prioritize actions to build capacity for district/school
stakeholders to promote special education, elementary, middle or high school standards-driven instruction, innovative
practices and professional growth within professional learning communities.
with the coordination of special education, elementary, middle or high school instructional programs and services to ensure
efficient implementation and avoid duplication or overlap of efforts, and
support a systemic approach for standards, curriculum, and instructional
planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.
vertical and horizontal communication between and among all grade levels.
support to include professional learning, coaching, modeling, and advising for system-wide
school grade and content-specific programs and initiatives, formative and summative
assessments and instructional best practices to ensure alignment to DoDEA's College
and Career Ready/content standards.
current in and seek out innovative, research-based special education, elementary, middle or high school curriculum,
instruction, and assessment strategies, and technologies. Participate in
leadership training for content and grade specific standards, curriculum, instruction and
and coordinate with grade and content areas specialists at headquarters
and districts to support quality and consistent program implementations.
and support elementary, middle or high school principals and assistant principals in such
areas as: observing and analyzing teaching, walk-throughs, and the creation of
master schedules to ensure a consistent instructional day for students and
collaborative time for job embedded learning for teachers.