Leadership Development and Research (LDR) Project Director
Bureau of Child Research
The University of Kansas Life Span Institute, SWIFT Education Center, is seeking applicants who will work in collaboration with Center staff and participate as a skilled contributor to the mission of the Center. Successful applicants need to have extensive experience with presentation development, coaching, and providing technical assistance related to inclusive education in K-12 public education.
The University of Kansas is especially interested in an individual who can accomplish broad responsibilities around (a) leadership development, (b) technical assistance and executive coaching for state, regional, district or building leaders, (c) professional learning, and (d) research and evaluation.
Work is performed under the supervision of Research Programs Director. There are 3 positions available and the hired individual can work 50% to 100%.
Must be available to travel nationally 50% of the time.
Preference will be given to individuals with significant experience working with diverse populations.
50% - Contribute to the design and provision of leadership development and executive coaching at the state, regional, or district level with a focus on developing inclusive and equitable systems. Provide technical assistance and professional learning across audiences nationally.
25% - Contribute to the conceptualization and design of products needed by the Center and partners in order to bring about transformation work. Provide necessary support to Research Programs Directors to create professional, relevant, and useful products.
25% - Develop, manage, or conduct unique evaluation related to SWIFT implementation and associated research. Support technical assistance providers by reviewing, analyzing, and responding to data in a formative manner.
- Master’s in Education or related field (e.g., Curriculum and Instruction, School Psychology, School Social Work) from an accredited institution.
- Evidence of successful P-12 school-based experience including a minimum of five years experience.
- Evidence of successful experience as a technical assistance provider at a variety of levels (e.g., national, state, district, building).
- Evidence of successful experience at the state, district, or building level in MTSS and at least 2 other SWIFT features.
- Significant experience working with diverse populations as evidenced in application materials.
- Experience working collaboratively within a team structure, as attested to by references and work history.
- Availability to travel nationally for presentations and to deliver technical assistance to a diverse audience 50 percent of allocated time.
- PhD in Education or related field (e.g., Curriculum and Instruction, School Psychology, School Social Work) from an accredited institution.
- Evidence of successful undergraduate or graduate-level teaching experience in education leadership, special education, co-taught classrooms, or related field.
- Evidence of successful school leadership or school community building.
- Evidence of conceptual and applied knowledge and skills related to implementation science, school reform, and scale up practices preferably in urban or rural schools and districts.
- Evidence of conceptual, methodological, and applied knowledge and skills related to formative and summative evaluation applied at the district, school, grade, and individual student level.
- Evidence of conceptual, methodological, and applied knowledge and skills related to instructional and intervention design for students with and without disabilities.
Contact Information to Applicants
Dr. Melinda Mitchiner