Opening Date: May 14, 2021 Closing Date: Open until position is filled Position Title: Executive Director Job Duties: QUALIFICATIONS: Preferred applicant must have at least 4 year experience as a Kentucky superintendent and applicant must has an active Kentucky superintendent certification or must have at least 5 years professional experience in a K-12 leadership position in an educational service organization. Working knowledge of the SESC region and its schools; working knowledge of state and national education issues; working knowledge of funding sources private, state and federal; and possess the dispositions and skills necessary to fulfill the duties assigned with the job description. SALARY: Full time position with negotiable salary and contract terms to be determined by the SESC Board of Directors. We must follow Kentucky TRS guidelines for retired educators. STARTING DATE: July 1, 2021 or later date is negotiable APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Interviews will follow with the official hiring decision by SESC Board of Directors. Letters of application and resumes, to include at least three references, are to be submitted to: Superintendent Doug Bennett SESC Executive Director Hiring Committee Chairman Laurel County School District 718 North Main Street London, KY 40741 Application documents may be submitted by email to [email protected]. Title your email SESC Executive Director positition.
Posting Date: May 27, 2021 Closing Date: Position open until Filled Position Title: Instructional Coach - New Teacher Center Qualifications: Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. Minimum of five years of recent teaching experience, rural setting preferred; valid Kentucky teaching license; exemplary knowledge of Kentucky Academic Standards, and Standards for Teaching, and assessment systems and methods that improve student achievement in core content areas. National Board Certification or professional recognition by other organizations that honor excellence in teaching preferred. Exemplary experience mentoring beginning teachers or coaching veteran teachers in a full-release mentoring or coaching model – experience providing curricular-focused coaching preferred. Strong working knowledge of formative assessment tools and protocols. Experience leading and designing professional development. Successful teacher leadership experience. Able to motivate a group of mentor teachers or instructional coaches while maintaining the team’s focus on the district’s goals and initiatives, as well as NTC’s and SESC’s mission and priorities. Ability to thrive in a team environment and have a healthy tolerance for ambiguity. Documented success in engaging in cooperative and collaborative projects with adults. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to create trusting relationships. Evidence of excellent oral, written, and technology skills. Passionate about improving the working lives of new teachers and the academic outcomes of all students. Self-directed individual and natural problem solver. Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and learning Responsibilities: One-on-One Instructional Coaching Interactions with Teachers: · Establish and maintain a trustful, confidential and non-evaluative relationship with teachers to help develop their autonomy as professionals; demonstrate skillful use of coaching language. · Assist teachers in reflecting on and analyzing their practice and reviewing student learning to inform instruction and enhance student achievement; use knowledge of equity principles to deepen teachers’ application of standards. · Build capacity of teachers to implement innovative standards-aligned teaching methodologies through techniques such as co-teaching and modeling demonstration lessons, developing lesson plans with teachers based on student needs, observing and reflecting on feedback of classroom instruction, and supporting the integration of technology. Facilitation of Professional Learning Communities and Professional Development: · Facilitate collaborative teams and professional learning communities to engage in planning, analysis, and observation of standards-aligned lessons using NTC Formative Assessment System online tools and data system. · Encourage teachers to identify instructional resources and support that can be provided throughout the entire school community; incorporate technology and analysis of data to advance both teacher learning and classroom practice. · Promote collegiality and build community among all teachers in the school by designing and providing professional development (e.g., summer academy, working meetings, study groups). Interactions with School Community, Principal, and District Leadership: · Establish trust, rapport, and credibility with the entire school community. · Facilitate conversations with individual teachers, grade-level teams, whole school staff, and other groups. · Meet regularly with school leaders to coordinate instructional activities related to the school and district improvement plans. · Invite ongoing collaboration with district staff to ensure coherence between coaching activities as well as school and district expectations. · Work with other instructional coaches as necessary to support school-based and district initiatives. Coach Development · Attend and support professional development and forums · Engage in Instructional Coach Support & Feedback · Survey Completion Attend and participate in meetings and conferences related to the duties of the position. Serve as a positive member of the SESC team, contributing and taking initiative, within reasonable limits, to promote the mission and vision of the coop. Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and/or the Project Lead. Reports: Project Lead and Instructional Lead Coach Evaluation: Performance will be evaluated in accordance with SESC policies and procedures. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time position with no less than 195 contract days with with salary based on the SESC salary scale or Kentucky TRS guidelines for retired educators not to exceed the SESC salary scale. Final contract days will be determined based upon the availability of funding. Contracted days for retirees if hired for this position will be limited to no more than the number allowed by the Kentucky Teacher Retirement System. SESC may choose to employ retirees for fewer days than the TRS limit. The employee must be available for atypical work hours such as early morning arrival or late evening meetings. Some overnight travel required. Work normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment with limited physical effort required. Requires a valid driver’s license and activities such as driving, grasping, hearing, repetitive hand motions, sitting, talking, typing, and lifting up to 50 pounds. A letter of application, resume, and proof of KY Teaching Certificate to Johnda Bales at [email protected] or mail hardcopy to: Southeast/South-Central Educational Cooperative Instructional Coach - New Teacher Center PO Box 1777 Richmond, KY 40476-1777 For more information, contact Angie Keene at [email protected]
Posting Date: June 10, 2021 Closing Date: Position open until Filled Position Title: SEL Specialist Qualifications: Master’s degree from an accredited university. Valid certificate for school counselor, school psychologist, or school social worker. Minimum of 5 years’ work experience. Strong knowledge base of SEL strategies and curricula, UDL, and evidence-based practices. Ability to work with districts to design, expand and evaluate programs serving students. Education or work experience in data collection and analysis for use in problem-solving. Demonstrated successful ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines. Experience teaching or presenting to adult audiences. Experience building relationships across district and school leaders and other potential education partners. Knowledge of Implementation Science principles and State and Regional Systemic Improvement Plans. Strong written and verbal communication skills, including computer skills. Excellent organizational and time-management skills. Ability to work independently with little direction. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to promote positive public relations with state, regional, district, and partners. Ability to participate in a collaborative team effort to provide high-quality service to member districts. Reports to: CRRSA Coordinator & Executive Director or Designee Responsibilities: Identify, access, and use existing resources to support efforts of member districts in providing effective, evidence based SEL supports. Provide high-quality professional learning, coaching, and technical assistance for administrators and certified & classified staff who implement SEL strategies. Support districts in developing comprehensive systems of support to accelerate learning and address intervention needs. Make connections across districts to create a network for intervention support. Provide high-quality professional learning, coaching, and technical assistance for administrators and certified & classified staff. Attend training, workshops, and conferences (as applicable and approved by supervisor) to maintain awareness of current information and evidence-based practices. Willingness to travel inside and outside the SESC region. Perform other duties as assigned by the CRRSA Coordinator , Executive Director or Designee Terms of Employment: 210-day contract with salary based on the SESC salary scale or Kentucky TRS guidelines for retired educators not to exceed the SESC salary scale. Final contract days will be determined based upon availability of funding. Contracted days for retirees if hired for this position will be limited to no more than the number allowed by the Kentucky Teacher Retirement System. SESC may choose to employ retirees for fewer days than the TRS limit. Employee must be available for atypical work hours such as early morning arrival or late evening meetings. Some overnight travel required. Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds. Evaluation: Performance will be evaluated in accordance with SESC policies and procedures. To Apply: Send Letter of application, resume and proof of Master's Degree or above and valid certificate to Johnda Bales at [email protected] or mail hard copy to: Southeast/South-Central Educational Cooperative SEL Specialist PO Box 1777 Richmond, KY 40476-1777
Posting Date: 6/11/2021 Closing Date: Open until position is filled Job Title: College Success Coach Qualifications: Graduate from college with four-year degree and proven success overcoming obstacles as an Appalachian student matriculating to and through college and a proven track record of relationship building, at times across lines of difference. Experience communicating effectively with individuals and groups in a variety of formats. Coaches must possess persistence, exceptional organizational skills and habits, and the ability to prioritize, focus, and self-reflect for personal and professional growth, especially around diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Coaches must also be willing and able to engage in potentially difficult conversations as well as possess intermediate technological/ computer skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills, be a self-starter and independent worker. Finally, coaches must be able to maintain professional relationships, operating in an ethical manner at all times. Reports: SESC Executive Director/Designee and College Success Project Director Responsibilities: · In partnership with your manager, devise, use, and execute organizational techniques that allow you to be in close contact with students, family members, and school staff members. · Effectively track and keep records of your work with the students on your caseload, maximizing organizational tools to your priorities with each student · Maintain systems that demonstrate students’ individual goals, progress, and needs · Work closely with districts and schools to identify individual students for your cohort, as well as broader cohort needs and opportunities. · Co-create a personal development plan for each student as they seek to gain the skills and competencies needed to achieve their college and career goals, grounded in culturally responsive practices. · Work virtually with students 1:1, in small groups and at the cohort level to teach skills, engage in reflective conversations, and coordinate supports to ensure students are prepared to thrive at the college of their choosing. · Build relationships with families in relation to creating expectations and support toward college enrollment and success · Serve as an active and engaged member of the SESC, TFAA and community networks in which your students live, seeking to understand the bigger picture and your role in the system. · Engage in ongoing training with your manager and other regional experts on topics such as college readiness, effective mentoring, and family engagement. · Communicate and interact with outside agencies in professional manner that promotes positive relationships and perceptions of SESC and TFAA. · Serve as a positive member of the SESC and TFAA teams, contributing and taking initiative, within reasonable limits, to promote the mission and vision of the coop. · Recognize potential problems within assigned responsibilities and communicate them to supervisor in timely fashion. · Stay up-to-date and comply with requirements of law, regulations, and/or policies related to responsibilities. · Maintains and submits appropriate documentation/paperwork in timely and accurate manner. · Performs assigned duties in a timely, professional, and accurate manner. · Other duties as assigned. Job Role: As one of the premier partners for school districts and employees in Southeastern and South-Central Kentucky, our organization’s bright future includes a compelling vision for increasing the number of Appalachian youth who attend and succeed in college. As someone who has proven this possible through your own journey, you will serve as a personal college coach to a cohort of 25 students attending high school in the counties of Bell, Clay, Harlan, Knox, Leslie, Letcher, Perry, and Whitley counties in Appalachian Kentucky. If you are a college graduate with a powerful vision for our region’s future and a deep belief in our students, this role represents an opportunity to make a tremendous impact in the region you call home. As a natural and gifted relationship builder, you will create an ecosystem of support for your students to engage them in reflection about their future goals, teach them concrete skills as they navigate the application and matriculation process to college, and build their self-efficacy and resilience as lifelong leaders and learners. A highly organized and self-motivated person, you will be in a cohort of 16 other coaches who are committed to learning, growing, and doing whatever it takes to get Appalachia’s incredible students to and through the postsecondary institution of their dreams. Terms of Employment: 215-day contract prorated based on starting date.Salary will be based on the SESC certified salary schedule – Rank VI salary of $133.00 daily rate. Employee must be available to work atypical work hours such as early morning arrival or late evening meetings. Must be able to drive at least four hours per day (as needed) with some overnight travel required. Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds. Satisfactory criminal records check is required to complete the employment process. Evaluation: Performance will be evaluated in accordance with SESC policies and procedures. To Apply: Letter of application, resume, and verification of college degree must be submitted to Johnda Bales at [email protected] Or, hardcopy can be mailed to: Southeast/South-Central Educational Cooperative PO Box 1777 Richmond, KY 40476-1777 For more information, contact Sarah Evans at [email protected] .
SESC is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veterans. *VEVRAA Federal Contractor *This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60–1.4(a), 60–300.5(a) and 60–741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or for inquiring about, discussing, or disclosing information about compensation. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
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