Would you like to be part of a team that is dedicated to improving the lives of people through literacy achievement across America? Our company is committed to “Literacy for All” and we have the track record to prove that we DO make a difference! Pair that dedication with the fact that we have an impressive, friendly, and committed staff, along with a competitive benefits package and the opportunity to work on a beautiful campus, and work life couldn’t get much better. Take a moment to view our employment opportunities and learn more about Wilson.
Opportunities at Wilson
As a member of Wilson’s Literacy Team, the Literacy Specialist I conducts Wilson professional learning programs throughout the country. Professional learning is provided in person at the client site or a public venue as well as via the web using distance learning technology. The Literacy Specialist I provides presentations, training, coaching, and virtual support to Wilson clients in a variety of settings including instructor-led and virtual training, telephone, and email. Travel and office hours required. This position would be based out of employee’s own home office.
200 Days per Academic School Year (Full-time), 140 Days or 125 Days per Academic School Year (Part-time)
- Conducts Fundations® and Just Words® professional learning programs for teachers and school faculty as part of Wilson implementation plans to ensure fidelity, support instruction, and strengthen student results. Professional learning is provided in person at a client site or public venue as well as via the web using distance technology.
- If a Wilson® Credentialed Trainer (W.C.T.), conducts Wilson Reading System® professional learning programs including workshops and WRS Level I Certification.
- Works closely with school administrators to schedule professional learning services.
- Provides instructor-led workshops and study group meetings following well-defined guidelines.
- Provides in-classroom coaching and Fundations and Just Words certifications following well-defined guidelines and Wilson’s Coaching Framework.
- Makes recommendations based on coaching visits, and provides reports if required. Facilitates goal setting with teachers during coaching and Facilitator certification visits.
- If assigned, provides virtual mentoring via Wilson Virtual Mentoring platform following guidelines.
- Maintains regular office hours each month. During this time a variety of duties will be carried out including, but not limited to:
- consultation as needed with: former and current participants enrolled in professional learning programs, teachers, and parents
- attending meetings via phone or web
- Works with Wilson field consultants (Literacy Advisors) to support the implementation of Wilson programs in schools and organizations as defined in Wilson implementation plans.
- Represents Wilson at conferences, and exhibits across the country.
Delivers presentations at conferences as a representative of Wilson.
Works closely with a Fidelity Team Mentor to continually enhance presentation and coaching skills.
- Keeps abreast of educational trends and activities in (Prevention/ Intervention/Remedial-Dyslexic), K-12 and Adult
- Maintains close and effective working relationships with the Literacy Specialist team, the Literacy Advisors, Implementation Teams, and the Fidelity Team.
- Understand and display WLT’s values
- Other duties as assigned
- Wilson Reading System® Level II Certification and current Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist (W.D.T.) credential, or current Fundations® Presenter credential
- Able to travel on a weekly basis – approximately 70% of total work time
- If not yet obtained, willing to become a Wilson® Credentialed Trainer (W.C.T) in order to conduct Wilson Reading System professional learning programs.
- Willing to participate in on-boarding coaching and training requirements as needed.
- Thorough knowledge of multisensory structured language pedagogy and a “natural” with multisensory language teaching
- Outstanding presentation skills
- Able to coach and mentor educational professionals
- Able to work with both teachers and students
- Able to provide constructive feedback
- Able to handle multiple assignments and projects
- Strong scheduling and organizational skills
- Able to work individually and as a team member
- Understands a broad scope of literacy issues
- Masters degree in Education or related field
- Substantial background and experience in literacy
- Experience instructing, guiding, and mentoring educational professionals and presenting to adults
- Experience working with school administrators a plus
- Fundations classroom teaching or coaching support within the past 5 years a plus
- Just Words classroom teaching or coaching support within the past 5 years a plus
- Just Words Presenter credential a plus
- WRS classroom teaching within the past 5 years a plus
Wilson Language Training is an Equal Opportunity, Drug-Free Employer Committed to Diversity in the Workplace. M/W/D/V
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