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Professional Development Specialist

CAL Classification: Research Associate I
Program Area: K-12 ELLs and Content Area Instruction
Salary: $50,000 to $68,000
Hours Per Week: 35 hrs/wk (full time)
Position Available: Immediately


This position involves creating and delivering professional development services (face to face and online) on sheltered instruction via the SIOP Model, and assisting the SIOP Model professional development team in enhancing the content of their professional development materials to work with various types of professionals who work with English learner populations. Reviewing and editing workshop materials (in PowerPoint and Word templates) is another aspect of this position. Ability to travel approximately 50% of the year is a requirement.


Plan and facilitate face-to-face and online SIOP Model professional development tailored to the specific needs of schools and districts
Create, edit, and proofread curriculum for use in professional development
Assist the SIOP manager and assistant manager to update and enhance professional development content for the CAL SIOP team
Lead efforts to enhance two-way SIOP curriculum development
Other duties as assigned


Education: Master’s degree in linguistics, language, education, or related discipline.

Experience: Minimum of five years of teaching experience using sheltered instruction principles to create and deliver instruction for English learners.

Experience: Successful candidates will have experience in one or more of the following areas:
Providing professional development in sheltered instruction
Teaching in bilingual or dual language instructional settings
Teaching subject areas other than English language development courses (e.g., elementary general education, secondary math)
Additional experience in the two-way SIOP Model preferred

Skills: Candidates should have advanced proficiency with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, and should have familiarity with creating and delivering professional development courses for an online platform. A successful candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Advanced proficiency in Spanish is preferred.

Other Qualifications: The preferred candidate will be flexible, well-organized, and attentive to detail. Must have strong interpersonal skills and be able to work both collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced team environment.


Center for Applied Linguistics
Phyllis Pointer-Tate
4646 40th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20016-1859
ATTN: Phyllis Tate, Recruitment 12-12

Attn: Recruitment 12-12