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Job Description - Teacher Learning Hub Project Specialist (17142076)


Position Title: 

Teacher Learning Hub Project Specialist - (17142076) 


TITLE: Teacher Learning Hub Project Specialist
STATUS: Permanent Contract, Full-time
ANNUAL SALARY: $51,183.56
CLOSING DATE: November 17, 2017

POSITION NO: 351-33318
DEPARTMENT: Office of Public Instruction
DIVISION: Content Standards and Instruction
LOCATION: Helena, Montana

SPECIAL INFORMATION: This position is dependent on grant funding and utilizes an employment contract. Funding for this position is anticipated to be available through June 2020. If additional funding becomes available the contract may be renewed or extended. 


INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING: Only the information you submit on your attached resume and supplemental questions will be reviewed to determine if you meet the qualifications. The State of Montana Careers system application will not be considered in this process.

To apply for this position you must attach the required resume and supplemental questions as separate documents. Supplemental questions located at the bottom of this job announcement are required. Materials not requested in this vacancy announcement will not be considered. (Example: Transcripts and Letters of Reference) Required materials must be received or postmarked by midnight (Mountain Time Zone) on the closing date in order to be considered.

Your resume must include the following information:
• Education
• All relevant work history, listing employment in chronological order in a month/year format with the most recent job first.
• Supervisor’s name and phone number for each job.
• Detailed description of the duties for each job, including hours per week, and the reason why you separated.

Applicants claiming employment preference are required to submit proper documentation to opipersonnel@mt.gov in order to receive any preferences. If you indicate your preference status while completing your application process, the system will generate an e-mail with instructions on how to submit the required preference documents.

Procedures to be used in evaluating an applicant’s qualifications may include, but not limited to, a resume, supplemental questions, an oral interview, skills based testing and reference checks.

If accommodation for disability is needed during the application or interview processes please contact the OPI Human Resource Office at (406) 444-2673 or opipersonnel@mt.gov.

The Montana Office of Public Instruction is an equal opportunity employer. Women (and/or) minorities are under-represented in this position and are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.

ADDITIONAL SALARY AND BENEFIT INFORMATION: This is a Teachers’ Retirement position. Full-time employees earn 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, state holidays, health and dental benefits and life insurance. They also receive access to a defined benefit - contribution retirement. More information can be found at mt.gov.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES: The Teacher Learning Hub Project Specialist will serve to coordinate and develop activities of the OPI Teacher Learning Hub and Striving Readers grant.

The mission of the program is to deliver high quality online professional learning to educators across the state of Montana and support the training needs of the agency.

Key Responsibilities:
• Using the Moodle Learning Management System, develop and support high-quality online professional learning development and delivery;
• Support the OPI Teacher Learning Hub online platform;
• Support the technological and infrastructure needs for system operation and content development on Moodle;
• Provide coordination and technical assistance to OPI programs, professional learning providers, and educational organizations in the development and delivery of high quality online professional learning;
• Organize video conferencing and webinar platforms for internal and external groups;
• Coordinate and report on project activities with designated OPI staff; and
• Coordinate marketing and promotion efforts with designated OPI staff.



• Understand principles of effective teaching and learning.
• Knowledge of the principles of effective professional development and adult education.
• Knowledge of the Montana Content Standards and evidenced-based instructional strategies.
• Experience with online, blended, and face-to-face professional development presentations.
• Expertise and knowledge of the Moodle Learning Management System.
• Working knowledge of online content-development tools.
• Proficiency with Google Apps for Education, Office 365 and/or Microsoft Office products.
• Proficiency with GoToMeeting, GotoWebinar and other teleconferencing tools (preferred).
• Background in accessibility compliance in online course development.

Behaviors required to perform the duties
 Excellent oral and written communication skill.
 Customer-service and problem-solving orientation.
 Good interpersonal and teamwork skills.
 Provides constructive and beneficial feedback on instructional issues.
 Designs effective presentations for educators on standards, curriculum,  

     instruction, and classroom assessment in related curriculum/content area.
 Positively interacts and builds relationships with colleagues and other    

     educators through active listening and demonstrating familiarity with

     educational issues.


• Bachelors or Master’s degree in Education, curriculum/content academic major with elementary/secondary licensure and endorsement.
• A minimum of three years of K–12 school and/or district teaching and/or leadership experience in standards-based education, curriculum development, instruction, program evaluation, and/or assessment.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS: The supplemental question(s) are scored in a separate phase and are required for this vacancy announcement. Supplemental questions are evaluated on their own merit without referring to your resume so it is important to provide specific information regarding names of employers, dates, job titles, etc. List the position title and your name at the top of each page. The suggested response is a minimum of ½ a page, but no more than 2 pages per question.

Once you have answered the following supplemental questions, you must upload your responses into the State of Montana recruiting system.

1. Describe your K-12 and/or post-secondary expertise and knowledge, including the number or years, of using the Moodle Learning Management System and/or other online learning systems for content and instruction design of online teaching or professional learning experiences.

2. Describe your expertise and knowledge, including the number of years, you have been working with the following: 1) the Montana Content Standards, 2) evidence-based instructional strategies, and 3) Indian Education for All.

3. List the online, blended, and face to face professional development training and presentations based on that you have provided to students, teachers, and/or administrators in the last three years. Include the date(s), title, targeted audience, and type (online, blended, or face to face) of each training and presentation listed.

4. Do you want to be informed before we contact your present employer?


Applicant Pool Statement:  If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection. Training Assignment:  Not Applicable  


:  Education/Training 

Salary: $

 51,183.56 - 51,183.56  Yearly Benefits Package Eligibility:  Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan  

Number of Openings

:  1 Employee Status:  Regular Schedule:  Full-Time 


:  Day Job 


:  Yes, 10 % of the Time  

Primary Location

:  Helena     Agency:  Office of Public Instruction Union:  000 - None Bargaining Unit:  000 - None  

Posting Date

:  Oct 27, 2017, 1:08:53 PM 

Closing Date (based on your computer's timezone)

:  Nov 18, 2017, 12:59:00 AM 

Required Application Materials:  Resume, Supplemental Questions (Refer to Job Posting)  

Contact Name:  OPI Personnel  |  Contact Email:  opipersonnel@mt.gov  |  Contact Phone:  406-444-2673 The State of Montana has a decentralized human resources system and each agency is responsible for its own recruitment and selection process. An employee or applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation during the application or hiring process should contact the state agency human resources staff identified on the job listing as soon as possible or use the relay service by dialing 711. Montana Job Service Offices also offer support services including assisting applicants with submitting online applications.

Montana State Government does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, or sexual orientation), age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, creed, political affiliation, veteran status, military service, retaliation, or any other factor not related to the merit and qualifications of an employee or applicant.

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