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Duties

To provide various personalized professional learning opportunities and supports that empower
educators in our region to be their very best for kids.

1. Able to successfully lead the selection/creation/customization of professional learning to support and coach our diverse districts and partner entities.
2. Maintain ongoing, open communications with the Director of Professional Learning
3. Routinely offers creative/innovative suggestions for growth of position and department
4. Establish collaborative relationships with the district and building leadership to co-plan around their needs
5. Assure the set-up of service/project agreements and maintain accurate records for assigned
projects/partnerships, including Toggl, Invoicing, Quarterly Validations, etc.
6. Represent West40 concerning statewide organizations and/or stakeholder groups and/or grant management
7. Ensure participants in PL events can sign in/out and acquire PDHs and CEUs.
8. Maintain a local active presence in the professional learning community by facilitating networks, communicating
through listservs, and attending region-wide events within the West40 community
9. Recognize topics of high interest to our districts and take charge of their own learning to offer those opportunities
regularly.
10. Model, lead, coach, and develop professional learning experiences for West40 staff
11. Other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Qualifications

Educational Requirements: PEL, Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred (e.g., C & I, Leadership, etc.)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The
requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skills, and abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be
made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

1. Must hold a Master’s Degree in education, leadership, or a related field
2. Must have dynamic coaching skills
3. Must be able to design and present professional learning experiences to large and small groups
4. Must be able to build relationships with a wide variety of people in a variety of settings
5. Must have strong knowledge of effective professional learning and be able to identify meaningful outcomes
6. Must have the ability to work with a highly collaborative professional learning team

Salary/Benefits

Twelve-month year. Salary and work year to be established by the Executive Director

Job Types: Contract, Full-time

Salary: From $75,000.00 per year based on experience

Benefits:

  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Company paid Life /AD&D, Short Term & Long Term Disability insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Professional development assistance
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance

Additional Notes

West40’s Professional Learning Team is growing, and we are looking to hire new team members for the 24/25 school year. Candidates must hold a PEL and be able to coach all levels of educators and create ongoing job-embedded professional learning experiences for various audiences in the West Cook region (see job description). We are looking for individuals with a history of successful facilitation of adult learning in one or more specialty areas: special education, multilingual learners, early childhood, literacy, social-emotional learning/trauma-informed practices, and continuous improvement.

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Maywood, IL 60153

Reports To: Director of Professional Learning

How to Apply

Please send a letter of interest identifying the specialty areas in which you have expertise and your resume to 

Link to District/Third Party Online Application Web Page

https://www.indeed.com/job/professional-learning-specialist-7e4d49d4df885783

Email Address

sdees@west40.org

Job Posting Date

2/28/2024

Application Deadline

6/28/2024

Start Date

N/A