Job Title: Educational Interpreter Project (EIP) Professional Development Coordinator

Reports to:Supervisor of Student Support Program and Services
Typical Schedule:245 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A

 

FLSA:Exempt
Job Code:1766
Salary Schedule:MGT07

JOB GOAL

Responsible for collaborating with districts, agencies, universities, and administrators to provide a variety of statewide professional development to improve the skills of interpreters and transliterators working with students who are deaf, hard of hearing or dual sensory impaired. This includes implementing strategies to achieve project objectives and developing monitoring and evaluation methods to ensure effective implementation.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Collaborate with stakeholders to develop, provide, and facilitate state-wide professional development for interpreters and transliterators providing services to students who are deaf, hard of hearing, or dual sensory impaired.
  2. Plan and implement statewide and regional professional development trainings, both in-person and online, in order to facilitate the improvement of credentials for educational interpreters.
  3. Determine needs for and coordinate administration of financial assistance to meet grant deliverables.
  4. Provide district professional development workshops or activities by request.
  5. Provide skill development educational opportunities for personnel using non-traditional delivery methods, such as teleconferencing, video, online, weekends and community based.
  6. Evaluate products, services, and training provided with documented evidence to measure program effectiveness.
  7. Oversee maintenance of required project records, and identify state, regional, and district needs based on analysis of data.
  8. Participate in and facilitate professional learning opportunities to deepen understanding and implementation of the Interpreter projects focus areas.
  9. Serve as a liaison between districts and educational interpreters to provide a team approach to district needs.
  10. Provide guidance in selection, location, utilization, and evaluation of resources to support deliverables within the EIP and meet the individual needs and interests of students and adult learners.
  11. Oversee maintenance of project website to ensure information is current and updated regularly.
  12. Continually reflect and apply current research and emerging trends in the area of professional development aligned to the EIP.
  13. Provide technical assistance to school districts, as needed.
  14. Maintain a flexible schedule to meet project goals, including providing a variety of trainings and technical support to school districts as needed.
  15. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES

  • Knowledge of and ability to apply current interpreting/transliterating standards
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral form using positive interpersonal skills with all stakeholders
  • Ability to employ effective coaching and facilitation skills to plan for and respond to learning across content areas
  • Demonstrate command of leadership skills in formal and informal settings
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and manage work assignments in an efficient manner
  • Ability to collaborate effectively across district, regional, and state teams
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Common Core State Standards and effective instructional strategies

EDUCATION, TRAINING & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
  • Experience using current communication technologies
  • Successful instructional experience, including coaching and mentoring adults
  • Experience evaluating, designing, and facilitating professional development for adults
  • Experience as an educational interpreter and/or National Certified Interpreter

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES & REGISTRATIONS

  • National Interpreter Certification (NIC)
  • Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA) 4 or higher

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post-graduate degree in an interpreting/communication from an accredited institution
  • Experience with project implementation and management

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

None

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.

MACHINES, TOOLS, EQUIPMENT

  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Educational Interpreter Project (EIP) Professional Development Coordinator ;   EST: September 5, 2017;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: September 5, 2017