Professional Development Coordinator

University of Northern Iowa

Coordinates the UNI Literacy Clinic; manages all aspects of the school-based clinics; coordinates the UNI Literacy Initiative, a professional development experience for elementary teachers, and manages all aspects of the initiative; coordinates the Young Readers and Writers Conference; develops relationships with school district administrators to identify participants in clinics and initiatives offered by the Center; develops curriculum for clinics and workshops; engages in outreach through presentations, publications, and social media; creates online resources for teachers and families to support literacy teaching and learning; and assists with research studies of the Center.


  • Master’s degree in education; at least eight years of experience teaching in K-12 schools; experience working with a variety of literacy learners; experience working in culturally and linguistically diverse settings; and Teaching License required.
  • EdD, PhD, or Specialist Degree in Literacy Education or related field; experience in literacy leadership (such as an literacy coach); experience preparing and delivering professional development for teachers and other school professionals related to literacy; experience organizing events; experience facilitating a literacy clinic for elementary students and community/university tutors; and evidence of successful dissemination of work through presentation, publication, and social media/website preferred.
  • The UNI Literacy Clinic occurs after school hours, and professional conferences/professional development may occur on evenings and Saturdays. Occasional travel is necessary.


UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law. The University offers an excellent benefits package including a vacation plan, employer sponsored retirement plans, health and dental insurance, and life and disability insurance. Application materials received by June 28, 2021 will be given first consideration.

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Job ID: 75191

Posted 16 days ago

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