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Position Summary

The Regional SEL Specialist will provide guidance and professional learning in the areas of climate, culture, mental health, social emotional learning, and trauma informed practices throughout Northern Illinois. The Specialist is responsible for supporting ROE SEL coaches, districts, schools, and other educational organizations through a comprehensive assessment tool. Relationships will be leveraged to build capacity for implementing strategies to mitigate the impact of emotional and behavioral health on student success. Duties may include, but are not be limited to: virtual learning, face-to-face workshops, blended learning training, PLC development, onsite visits, mentoring, school-wide assessments, and long-term planning. 

General Duties/Expectations

The Boone and Winnebago County Regional Office of Education, and all of it’s programs, operate with a general set of job performance expectations that ensure an efficient and effective workplace that models our mission, “Advocate, Educate, and Serve”. Our workplace relies on employees being: dependable, reliable, flexible, and punctual. In addition, employees must be able to problem solve, work without supervision, have positive interpersonal relationships, and constructive communication skills.

Specific Duties/Expectations 

  1. Support school-level implementation of SEL by working with  leadership teams to identify specific needs.
  2. Use data to develop action plans and promote continuous improvement of SEL program outcomes.
  3. Assist SEL Coach and school leaders with the implementation of SEL plans
  4. Contribute to short-term and long-term planning of district-wide SEL integration.
  5. Consult with principals, school counselors, school psychologists, teachers, and administrators regarding the social and emotional needs of students.
  6. Coordinate and deliver resources to school buildings to promote students’ social-emotional learning.
  7. Recommend and or deliver educational workshops for staff, parents, and community to build investment in SEL.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned by the Director.
  9. Report progress to the Director on a weekly basis.
  10. Travel within the region covered by the program in Northwestern Illinois


The Regional Superintendent reserves the right to modify any qualifications to ensure the best candidate is chosen to fulfill our mission of service to students, educators, and communities.

  1. Education
    1. Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, Master’s Degree preferred
    2. Valid Illinois teacher licensure
  2. Experience
    1. Experience in social emotional learning, professional development, or other similar background
    2. Preferred experience with adult learners 
  3. Specific Skills 
    1. Ability to differentiate instruction to a wide range of learners (academic and social emotional)
    2. Ability to work with a team
    3. Ability to work independently following program vision and goals
    4. Ability to multitask and manage time
    5. Accurate record keeping
    6. Knowledge of SEL related practices
    7. Knowledge of best practices for professional learning
    8. Knowledge of assessment data collection
    9. Ability to facilitate team meetings
    10. Ability to effectively use computer based programs (MS Office, Google, etc.)
    11. Effective written and oral communication skills
  4. Licenses/Certificates
    1. Valid Illinois drivers’ license
    2. Willing to acquire additional credentialing or certifications 


  • Salary will be $55,000-$65,000 depending on qualifications and experience.
  • 190 day contract
  • 88% of individual health insurance paid by Regional Office


How to Apply

Email resume, cover letter, and references to: Allison Pierson, apierson@roe4.org

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