Program Specialist, English Language Arts-Secondary

Category:  Certified Support
Job Function:  Certified Support Staff
Department:  Literacy

Salary Schedule Range



The Program Specialist for Secondary English Language Arts is responsible for assisting the English Language Arts Director in planning for and training all Secondary Instructional Coaches, Department Chairs and Contacts, and teachers in the implementation of effective 6-12 standards-based English Language Arts instruction in all schools.

Essential Duties

  • Assists schools in implementing effective English Language Arts instruction using research based instructional strategies
  • Assists administrators in supporting, training, and coaching teachers and staff in English Language Arts
  • Designs and delivers training to administrators/teachers in providing feedback to students to improve instructional delivery
  • Identifies resources and supports teachers with differentiation to meet all students’ needs in English Language Arts
  • Provides individual assistance to schools experiencing significant struggles in the areas of Gradual Release, reading comprehension, text analysis, academic vocabulary, and writing
  • Works in collaboration with other departments and areas to maximize teacher effectiveness as it relates to the English Language Arts instruction
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator

Required Education

Bachelor’s Degree in The area of English Language Arts


Must hold or be eligible for a valid and clear teaching certificate in the area of Middle School or High School English Language Arts

Experience Qualifications

Minimum of three years of successful classroom teaching experience required; Three years of supervisory experience preferred; Prior experience with standards-based instruction, teaching of English Language Arts and professional staff development required; Experience working within a large, complex organization preferred


  • Detailed knowledge and experience with standards-based instruction and assessment best practice
  • Experience with curriculum development
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver training to adult learners across multiple disciplines and levels
  • Demonstrated knowledge in differentiation and meeting the needs of varied learners
  • Ability to plan and implement short and long-range goals and objectives
  • Ability to work with collaborative teams
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent interpersonal skills needed to work effectively with administrators, staff, and community members
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing

Working Conditions

  • Normal office environment
  • Will require travel between schools

Physical Demands

  • Routine physical activity associated with normal office environment
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 25 lbs. occasionally
Posting ID:  27261

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