We’re delighted that you’re interested in joining our CLI family! Please review the requirements and characteristics listed below, and following the application process when you’re ready.
We’re currently accepting applications for the following positions:
Full-Time Education Consultant
The newly employed consultant will participate in extensive training sessions and accompany experienced consultants to contract districts for hands-on training experiences. When approved, the new consultant will be assigned his/her own district clients and will work independently. In between on-site assignments, consultants work from a home office, with supplies provided by CLI. Even though CLI consultants work independently, they continually use email and phone conversations to communicate with one another, sharing ideas, questions, suggestions, and new information.
Consultant responsibilities to a client district include such things as:
- setting dates with the client
- making travel arrangements
- developing local leadership
- providing direct training in steps of the CLI Model
- creating agendas and facilitating meetings
- assuring focus and time allotments in meetings/training sessions
- keeping detailed notes of district progress and needs
- sharing current trends and information
- responding to questions and situations unique to the district
- critiquing and formatting written products
- keeping abreast of client state requirements
- maintaining communication with the client in-between on-site visits
Additionally, consultants and office staff meet together regularly to communicate about current situations and to collaborate on plans and actions.
Requirements for the position:
- Minimum five years of experience as classroom teacher or administrator
- Willing to travel (Trips may be 3-4 days at a time, with two trips or more per month depending on the district’s preference for onsite versus virtual service. All expenses are covered.)
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Strong writing and technology skills
Criteria for Prospective Consultants
The candidate is well organized and is able to:
- Schedule time well
- Give attention to detail
- Have a plan/agenda prepared for each meeting
- Keep good notes/records of important meeting details, progress, and next steps to plan
The candidate works well as part of a team and is able to:
- Maintain a growth mindset and consistently seek ways to improve
- Be flexible and take on extra duties when necessary
- Communicate well both orally and in writing
- Be trusted, respected, and demonstrate integrity
- Maintain good grooming
- Demonstrate punctuality and meet deadlines
The candidate is an outstanding facilitator and is able to:
- Work with diverse personalities
- Be dynamic and charismatic without being overbearing
- Show curiosity and enthusiasm about new things in the field and about past activities of a client
- Gage the interactions and responses of the group and adjust the agenda accordingly
- Guide rather than lecture–develop local leadership
- Be a good listener and facilitator, encouraging interaction
- Keep group focused and productive
- Assess the culture of the organization–serve as a change agent when appropriate
- Function as part of a collaborative team
- Pay attention to actual client wants/needs–not perceive or impose
- Apply appropriate pacing
- Help participants articulate their own ideas
- Adhere to CLI principles and processes yet be flexible when appropriate
The candidate has a strong knowledge of curriculum processes and:
- Has some degree of background/leadership experience in curriculum processes. Experience with the CLI Model for School Improvement is preferred.
- Can articulate personal philosophy and degree of commitment to CLI beliefs such as:
- defining curriculum as what students can know and do (not resources, standards, or activities)
- recognizing the relationship between local curriculum and standards; explaining advantages of curriculum development through dialogue instead of through compliance
- identifying the relationship between local curriculum and high-stakes assessments; fidelity to the three points of the triangle (Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment)
- explaining basics of current standards, what they say, what they mean
- explaining/comparing the role of teachers and administrators in the design, implementation, and maintenance of curriculum
We offer a competitive compensation package similar to other non-profit organizations.
Please email the following to Ilah Gilreath at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- A cover letter including your name, address, phone number, and email
- A professional writing sample
- Two letters of recommendation
- A response to the following questions:
- List your highest level of education attained, and describe any specialized training completed.
- Please give a brief description of your previous leadership experience in curriculum processes.
- What do you see as stumbling blocks in district curriculum processes?
- What do you believe is the role of teachers in the design, implementation, and maintenance of curriculum?
- What do you believe is the role of administrators in the design, implementation, and maintenance of curriculum?
- What qualities do you have that would make you a good education consultant?
- Is there anything else you’d like to share with CLI relevant to this application?
This position will remain open until December 31, 2021.