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SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING

University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98104

SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING

Req #: 174210
Department: COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
Job Location: Seattle Campus
Posting Date: 01/08/2020 
Closing Info: Open Until Filled 
Salary: Salary is commensurate with experience and education 
Shift: First Shift 

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a Great College to Work For for six consecutive years. 

Created in 2009, the Norris and Dorothy Haring Center for Research and Training in Inclusive Education grew out of 40 years of groundbreaking work in special education at the Experimental Education Unit. At the Haring Center, families, researchers, and students work closely on their shared mission of providing high quality inclusive early learning services for children with and without disabilities, for children of many social, economic, cultural, ideological, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and for their families. The Haring Center is proud to be a leader in developing, implementing, evaluating, and disseminating strategies to help children of all abilities and backgrounds succeed, all teachers to be effective, and all caregivers feel confident and competent. The Haring Centers commitment to inclusion leads us to invest in recruiting colleagues who demonstrate experience with, knowledge of, and sensitivity to the needs of culturally diverse and oppressed populations.

The Haring Center (HC) conducts research, service and training that continually advance inclusive education. The Professional Development and Training (PDU) team within the Haring Center advances best practices in inclusive education by working with the current and next generation of professionals in special education, early learning, administration, applied behavior analysis, and related disciplines, providing hands-on experience and expert coaching in any educational context with an emphasis on how to build more inclusive settings. The Professional Development and Training team offers a variety of services, such as consultation, coaching, on-site training, workshops, supervision to graduate students in applied behavior analysis, and customized professional development.

The Haring Center has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Director of the PDU.

Reporting to the Director of the Haring Center, the Senior Director will be responsible for working with the Haring Center Leadership Team to define the direction of our products and services within the context of the inclusion framework, manage the PDU staff, ensure quality of our product offerings and delivery of our work and develop and manage relationships with our internal and external partners with a focus on inclusion and equity.

Duties & Responsibilities
Strategic Planning within the context of the inclusion Framework
o Work closely with HC leadership to lead the development work for additional training and materials that support the educational workforce in WA and around the nation
o Craft a comprehensive and integrated product and service offerings strategy including assessment and analysis of current offerings, market insights, alignment with impact and sustainability goals, and generation and prioritization of new or enhanced products and services
o Collaborate with HC leadership and PDU stakeholders to develop new products and services, manage the product development life cycle, and ensure a focus on equity and inclusion throughout our offerings
o Provide ongoing program management for emerging projects and initiatives, to ensure their successful implementation

Supervision Internal
o Collaborate with the HC Associate Director and PDU Operations Manager to drive staff recruitment, hiring, employee on-boarding, and orientation efforts for all new programmatic staff members
o Oversee staff performance management efforts, including annual staff performance review process in accordance with HC policies and procedures developed by the Associate Director
o Support Center PDU Operations Manager and PDU teams with contract staffing, transitions, and related activities.  Communicate with the HC Associate Director on general processes related to staffing and human resources.
o Lead, organize, and facilitate regular PDU All Staff Meetings and individual supervisee meetings as needed

Quality Assurance
o Develop methods and measures, collect data, and analyze results to evaluate and improve efforts to deliver meaningful and relevant professional development.
o Establish formal methods and processes for collecting, evaluating and integrating feedback from PDU staff, partners, key experts and advisors, into PDU deliverables and contract delivery.
o Assist PDU team with and in the development of annual plans and quarterly program planning implementation.

Stakeholder Development and Engagement
o Work with HC leadership to determine how the PDU approaches and describes its value and impact to existing and potential partners, including a strong focus on equity and inclusion
o Support the cultivation of strategic external partnerships for the PDU within higher education, early childhood, and community networks.
o Represent the HC PDU at regional and national events.

Requirements
o Masters degree in education or related field, AND  5-10 years of experience working in educational coaching and consulting, in leadership and supervisory positions
o Commitment to equitable and inclusive education
o Background and experience in early learning program administration; experience in managing and coordinating programs/training/institutes to support the professional development of early learning professionals
o Experience managing a team
o Experience collaborating with colleagues in a higher education setting and within a regional/national organizational context
o Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; ability to communicate efficiently and effectively at all levels within an organization
o Ability to work independently and as an integral part of a team
o Strong project management skills and high degree of organizational capacity
o Strong public speaking, presentation, and written communication skills
o Ability to plan and implement in a demanding and fast-paced environment

Desired
o Experience with product or service development process
o Experience with strategic planning

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as license/certification/registration.

Benefits
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready.

Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed

Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the University of Washington will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.


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Posted: 2019-12-05 Expires: 2020-02-07

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