Literacy Implementation Specialist

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Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: In the State of Florida
Categories: Education/Training/Instructional Design
Department:18300000 - ED-LASTINGER CENTER

Classification Title:

Education/Training Spec II

Job Description:

The University of Florida Lastinger Center for Learning’s mission is to improve the quality of teaching, learning, and childcare. We research, develop, and scale equitable educational innovations for adults and children that put all learners on trajectories for lifelong success. Specifically, the Center targets kindergarten readiness, 3rd grade reading proficiency, and algebra proficiency as critical milestones in children's educational trajectory that are predictive of success in school and life. The Center works at the nexus of research, practice, and policy to develop sustainable systems that leverage educational technologies and improve the implementation of research-based practices. Housed in one of the nation's elite public research universities, the Center operates as a dynamic, entrepreneurial workplace focused on executing against UF's service mission to strengthen the human condition and improve the quality of life. The Lastinger Center is committed to attracting, hiring, and retaining a dynamic and diverse team.

Hybrid Work Location Policy:
Lastinger Center for Learning supports and promotes a healthy work-life balance. To achieve this, the Lastinger Center offers a flexible, hybrid work schedule that aligns with the university’s Flexibility in the Workplace Policy. Allowing employees to stagger arrival and departure times as necessary and to vary the number of workdays in the office so long as an employee’s FTE commitment is fulfilled within the university workweek. This policy also allows for occasional, incidental remote work based on individual circumstances.

This position is a member of the Academics team, led by the Chief Academic Officer.

Facilitation & Implementation

  • Facilitate and support team members facilitating face to face, virtual and online professional
    development learning experiences or learning showcases.
  • Assist in creation of institute materials. This includes developing and creating learning activities,
    assisting in the selection of materials, infusing adult learning strategies within materials, and
    providing the evidence base that supports the selection of materials, programs, and strategies.
  • Engage with instructors, TA coaches, Communities of Practice facilitators to support
    implementation of high-quality content and resources based on current research and best
  • Execute Implementation components of Project Charters with the implementation project budget
    available: Travel, Materials, Personnel, other items necessary.
  • Instruct courses within a virtual professional learning management system.
  • Execute Implementation components of Project Charters within implementation project budget
    available: Travel, Materials, Personnel, other items necessary
  • Design and facilitate intensive, multi-day literacy-related professional learning experiences for
    school administrators, coaches, and teachers
  • Identify and manage systems for resource development and personnel as the literacy work expands.
  • Provide onsite literacy coaching and school-level support for instructional leaders and teachers.
  • Assist in the development of a framework that combines content related expertise (i.e., reading
    instruction) and coaching practices.


  • Collaborate to support other Implementation Team members as needed on specific implementation of
    activities and tasks.
  • Coordinate with clients of the project to ensure consistency in implementation and effective
    communication structures.
  • Collaborate as necessary to ensure project expectations are met per the deliverables contained in
    the Project Charter.
  • Serve as a liaison between practitioners and support positions including instructors, facilitators,
    and technology team members.
  • Collaborate with all Lastinger Center teams to design and promote high quality instructional practices and
    project implementation success

Operations Support 

  • Works closely with direct supervisor to stay abreast of changes and share information from the field
    to guide ongoing refinement of products and services.
  • Works closely with the Product Management team to share feedback from educators to inform
    research and design
  • Keep accurate records which may include (but is not limited to) rosters; roster changes; starting and
    ending dates for training, attendance at meetings and trainings; receipts and invoice records.
  • Participate in meetings referencing deliverables (dates, people, materials, other supports)

Other duties as assigned 

Expected Salary:


Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area and four years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Hold a Florida Reading endorsement
  • Strong background in literacy and early learning – teaching and coaching preferred
  • Strong research, editing, and writing skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, superior oral and written communication skills, ability to work in a fast-paced business environment, and ability to work proactively to provide a wide-range of project support.
  • Demonstrates the following competencies highly valued by the Lastinger Center:
    • Collaborative: making and inviting contributions
    • Proactive: initiative-taking leadership
    • Curious: inquiry-oriented and innovative
    • Gracious: comfortable in ambiguity
    • Equitable: justice-oriented and fair-minded
    • Accountable: driving toward impact and measurable outcomes
    • Data-driven: embracing a culture of measurement
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required: No


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