The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting

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Learning Specialist IV - Professional Learning Coordinator

Hiring department Strategy and Policy
Monthly salary $4,166
Hours per week 40.00 Standard from 800AM to 500PM
Posting number 17-10-30-01-3131
Job Status Closed
FLSA status Exempt
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Location Austin (main campus)
Number of vacancies 1
General Notes

This position requires travel throughout the state of Texas as well as ongoing weekend and evening work to support instructors and course implementation, including during summer, spring, and fall professional learning institutes and enrollment deadlines. May be required to work evenings and weekends during critical times.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply
  • A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Deploy innovative, scalable professional development and instructional coaching and support programs to improve and monitor implementation of OnRamps.

Essential Functions

Work with supervisor to manage complex logistics and productions for in-person and virtual, multi-day professional learning events at UT Austin other sites including defining goals and objectives, forecasting and budgeting, reservations management, communications, scheduling, and other details. Create road maps for evaluation, plan milestones, and manage timely completion of deliverables to ensure milestones are reached. Support the ongoing implementation, facilitation, and enhancement of the OnRamps coaching cycle with the goal of providing direct and targeted assistance to Instructors by maintaining, updating, and improving the coaching menu available for Instructors in Canvas and utilizing other virtual coaching media. Develop and lead projects relating to instructional support, professional development, and in-person and virtual coaching under the direction of Assistant Director for Instructional Innovation and Curricular Implementation using the OnRamps project management methodology. Apply standard evaluation procedures to analyze data and monitor, evaluate, and document course, student, and Instructor outcomes through recurring issue tracking and reporting. Utilize data to apply principle of continuous improvement to special projects relating to Instructor support and professional development. Support the development of a facilitated network of OnRamps Instructors by leveraging social media and technology to provide just-in-time support via online, telephone, and in-person communication and lead virtual conferences. Support the Assistant Director of Instructional Innovation and Curricular Implementation as assigned, including support to special projects such as OnRamps to OnRamps and the Senior Instructor program and other projects that increase opportunities for Instructor and peer mentorship and collaboration. Enhance and maintain systems for tracking and monitoring OnRamps Instructor growth through the coaching model. Work with course staff to develop and implement interventions as needed. Design and use data-driven approaches to ensure ongoing program improvements. Utilize adult learning and cognitive learning science theories to contribute to and assist with the expansion of online professional development modules and courses.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Provide exceptional customer service to OnRamps Instructors and key stakeholders.

Required qualifications

Master's degree in education, psychology, or other content area. Proficient in Canvas Learning Management System (LMS) or other LMS. Exceptional customer service skills, with the ability to engage multiple stakeholders with decorum and tact. Ability to communicate technical information to lay audiences using a respectful, client-focused approach. Demonstrated understanding of high school teaching and learning. Five years clinical or teaching experience at a high school or college level. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral degree in education, psychology, or other content area or closely related field. Experience in instructional coaching or developing curriculum, preferably for online delivery. Experience developing and delivering professional-development initiatives for high school teachers. Experience developing and maintaining online professional learning communitites for students and/or teachers. 2+ years teaching experience in advanced courses or closely related content area at a high school level.

Working conditions

May work around standard office conditions Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

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