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Job Title: TA Specialist
Wakefield, MA United States
Social Services, Education
The position of Technical Assistance Specialist at CAST is responsible for implementing the organization’s orienting vision for professional training and technical assistance (TA). We partner with practitioners and field experts to verify that our training and TA are outcome-based and effective at transforming educational practice and creating systemic change.
CAST has two TA centers: National Center on Accessible Educational Materials for Learning (National AEM Center) and Center on Inclusive Technology & Education Systems (CITES). The TA Specialist hired for this open position will be primarily assigned to CITES and some responsibilities on the AEM Center.
• Coordinates with project leadership and the TA team to ensure effective, ongoing TA activities aligned to the goals of the projects
• Identifies and builds upon the existing strengths of TA recipients to understand, select, use, and sustain evidence-based practices
• Facilitates targeted changes in TA recipients’ practices and develops new processes that can be adopted and scaled to improve educational systems
• Applies adult learning principles in the design and delivery of all TA products and services
Qualifications & Requirements
• A Master’s degree or higher
• Experience in technical assistance project design and service delivery
• Experience with both assistive and educational technology implementation in state and local K-12 systems
• Experience with K-12 educational law and policy
• Experience working with adult learners and implementation of adult learning principles
• Experience with collecting and reporting data for project performance evaluation
Knowledge & Skills
• Superior communication skills including listening, demonstrating respect for differing opinions, and clarity of expression
• Knowledge of accessibility law, policy, and standards, including Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)
• Creating accessible materials, such as documents, slide decks, and video
• Understanding of or willingness to learn the core concepts and basic neuroscience of Universal Design for Learning
• Demonstrated ability to work remotely
• Ability to travel nationally, as needed to support project activities (once the consensus of public health experts indicates that it is safe to do so and CAST leadership permits business travel)
To apply - Please send a cover letter and resume/CV to: email@example.com.
About CAST Located a short distance north of Boston, CAST is a nonprofit education research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals through Universal Design for Learning. As a nonprofit, we know that every employee contributes to our international reputation as a leader in education research, technology, and universal design for learning. Teamwork, risk-taking, and collaborative thinking are essential to the way we work. Most of all, our mission—to improve learning experiences and opportunities for all individuals—motivates not only what we do but how we do it. Diversity Statement CAST strives to create a work environment that welcomes the exchange of ideas and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our work. CAST is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. CAST is committed to building a community of talented staff who reflect the diversity of our communities and nation. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.
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