Former Employment Opportunities

Research and Evaluation Director

posted Mar 14, 2012, 11:27 AM by Brian Meyer

Overview:

The Research and Evaluation Director is an exciting leadership opportunity to create and implement the Illinois PBIS Network’s research agenda and action plan.  The Illinois PBIS Network is the positive behavior interventions and supports component of the State Board of Education’s Technical Assistance Center, and a partner with the National Center on PBIS.  Currently 1,600 schools and 360 LEAs throughout Illinois implement multi-tiered systems of behavioral support.  In recent years, the Network has engaged in several demonstration projects and initiatives to advance implementation of PBIS, such as: Tier 2/3 development, advanced tiers in high schools, least restrictive environment, bullying prevention, school mental health and PBIS, wraparound based RENEW for high schools, and community-wide PBIS implementation.  These initiatives, along with the other objectives of the PBIS Network, provide numerous opportunities for research, publication, and the ultimate goal of informing educational policy and practice.

 Responsibilities and Functions:

Leadership

·         Lead the research and evaluation team to advance the research priorities, statewide evaluation plan, and outcomes of PBIS both nationally and in Illinois.

·         Provide technical assistance and guidance to Network leaders on research methodology, analysis of literature and data, and quality dissemination of findings.

Evaluation

·         Develop and implement the statewide evaluation plan in partnership with Network leadership and field staff.

·         Oversee the quality, reliability, and development of multiple local and online data systems.

Research

·         Participate in the development, implementation, and analysis of research priorities and studies.

·         Publish findings in a variety of formats including annual reports, newsletters, TA briefs, peer-reviewed journals, curriculum, and books.

 Qualifications:

·         Ph.D. preferred along with experience in PBIS and its related research and supporting evaluation systems.

·         Demonstrates quality verbal and written communication through reports, papers, presentations, and team leadership.

·         Analyzes and synthesizes data to drive decision-making and communicate efforts and outcomes to all stakeholder groups.

·         Experienced with research design, statistical analysis, and leadership of evaluation and research projects.

·         Technical skills to support research and evaluation in parametric and non-parametric SPSS statistical analyses, custom database software and systems, and related MS Office software (Access, Excel, Publisher).

 How to Apply:

Please send your cover letter and resume to employment@pbisillinois.org.  Include "Research and Evaluation Director" in the subject line.  Or call the Illinois PBIS Network at 708-482-4860.

Evaluation and Research Assistant

posted Sep 8, 2011, 1:44 PM by Brian Meyer

Title:

Evaluation and Research Assistant

 

Position Goal:

Support overall project implementation with specific focus on the evaluation and research components of the Illinois PBIS Network per accountability requirements of the Illinois Continuous Improvement Plan (I-CIP) and the National PBIS Center.  The Research Assistant reports to the Director of Operations.

 

location:

335 N. LaGrange Rd., Ste 4

LaGrange Park, IL 60526

 

Terms of Employment:

Full Time.  Non-exempt.  Salary, benefits, work hours/days as established by the Directing Board per SASED and the Statewide grant (non-collective bargaining employees)

 

Education:

  • Bachelor’s required

 

Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in data-based support, data management and/or research assistance.
  • PBIS Systems Knowledge a plus

 

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated proficiency utilization of the following database and software systems:
    • Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Access, Excel
  •  Experience with ETO case management/performance management software a plus
  • Experience in html and SQL a plus
  • Ability to work as part of the team, and share in related tasks and responsibilities with the Statewide Director, Director of Operations, Research Director, Evaluation/Research Coordinator, and Information Technology Coordinator
  • Prepare reports/communications.
  • Ability to work effectively with people from various backgrounds.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills, including independent writing skills.
  • Ability to efficiently manage multiple tasks with accuracy
  • Experience and knowledge with office equipment, including fax machine, various printers, copy machine, LCD projector and all other equipment as necessary.
  • Ability to have productive professional relationships with administrators, colleagues, students and community to achieve high levels of client satisfaction.
  • Ability to utilize technology to support performance responsibilities.
  • Exhibit professionalism in appearance and demeanor
  • Ability to accept feedback.
  • Flexibility and sense of humor.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Function as integral member of the Network team to support all functions of the project
  • Support evaluation and research tasks as determined by the Statewide Director, Director of Operations, and Evaluation/Research Coordinator
  • Ensure data systems are up-to-date and organized for maximum efficiency in implementing project
  • Ensure accurate and efficient communication systems for ongoing evaluation and dissemination tasks
  • Data entry and database maintenance
  • Handle office and network correspondence, including answering, assisting, routing, and following up from general office calls, as well as calls specific to evaluation and research
  • Responsible of performing daily departmental office tasks such as filing, maintaining records, copying, and other similar duties
  • Prepares routine and advanced correspondence including letters, memorandums, mass mailings, and reports
  • Prepare/assemble materials for conferences and trainings
  • Internet research for special projects as needed

 

 

Specific Tasks:

  1. Ensure all implementing PBIS schools are included in the database with accurate demographic and programmatic data. Ensure all PBIS contacts, coaches, superintendents and principals’ information is accurate for periodic mailings.
  2. Maintain tracking system for outcome data for exemplar sites to ensure statewide progress and accountability reporting. Prompt schools to fill out evaluation forms.
  3. Communicate with all PBIS coordinators on data collection procedures and timelines on a regular basis. ie:  scheduling of SETs, EBS’s, team checklist and School Profile.
  4. Facilitate and organize the collection of  annual school/district data in conjunction with the Evaluation/Research Coordinator.
  5. Present data in usable format for user friendly analysis.
  6. Run queries and analyses from the PBIS database for various reports, trainings, and presentations throughout the year.
  7. Create reports of school and district level data to be distributed to coaches and other school and district leaders.
  8. Assist with other administrative/clerical tasks in office (i.e. phones, mailings) as needed.
  9. Develop, organize and maintain a system to track available data from ISBE including ISAT scores, Special Education placement and achievement data, etc..

Technical Assistance Coordinator - Anticipated Openings

posted Sep 8, 2011, 1:43 PM by Brian Meyer

TITLE:              PBIS Technical Assistance Coordinator, 1.0 FTE (185-228 days)

 
LOCATION(S):     Anticipated openings in Southern IL Region; and Central IL Region.
 

TIME LINE:      Currently accepting resumes and cover letters for anticipated openings in the 2012-2013 school year.  See instructions at bottom of page for application information.


REPORTS TO:  PBIS Technical Assistance Director

 

JOB GOAL:     

  • To expand and sustain implementation of PBIS at the Universal, Secondary, and Tertiary levels in Illinois Schools
  • To deliver effective training and technical assistance to schools and districts for all levels of PBIS implementation and evaluation
  • To support implementation of multiple school, district, and Network level data systems for decision making, assessment of implementation and outcomes, and to further research and evaluation
  • To provide leadership in development of Illinois PBIS policy, funding, curriculum, research, and public relation components
  • Develop collaboration with multiple systems including DCFS, Special Education, Mental Health, Local Area Networks (LAN), and other service providers, to support success for all students in the school and community                          

 QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Masters degree in education, educational administration, social work, psychology or related field
  • Experience and expert training skills in effective behavior interventions including school-wide, classroom and individual student behavior intervention plans, school improvement and cultural diversity
  • Ability to manage multiple components of program development, training, technical assistance and evaluation tasks
  • Knowledge in school-wide systems of PBIS, LAN’s, wraparound, multiple systems perspective (DCFS, Education, Special Education, Mental Health, etc.)
  • Experience with curriculum design and coordination for staff development and school improvement activities
  • Experience working with district level Leadership Teams providing School Improvement decision-making and support
  • Experience with implementing  intense student support as a behavior specialist, teacher, principal or related role in schools
  • Expertise in data based decision making

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide trainings and technical assistance at the PBIS Universal, Secondary and Tertiary levels.
  • Conduct and provide technical assistance on various school and district evaluation tools, such as the School-wide Evaluation Tool, Benchmarks of Quality, Self-Assessment Survey, Team Implementation Checklist, Safety Survey, etc.
  • Compiles, reviews and reports behavior and academic evaluation data for individual schools and school districts through completion and submission for quarterly and end of year reports to the state grant directors.
  • Collaborates with schools and the District Leadership Team before they adopt PBIS to insure integrity of implementation, financial support, and secure commitment for external coaching capacity and trainings, and provides ongoing technical assistance to district and school PBIS Leadership Teams.
  • Networks with Local, Regional, State and Federal PBIS resources (i.e., Project Choices, Autism, LANs, DCFS) and initiatives (i.e., ASPIRE, SEL, Family Support).
  • Participates in regional, statewide and national PBIS leadership conferences and meetings.
  • Perform administrative duties associated with position (i.e., calendar development, expense reports, preparation of training materials)

 

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  Workdays to be determined by the PBIS Director with compensation set by the parameters of the granting agency and the SASED Board of Control.

 

METHOD OF EVALUATION:  Performance will be evaluated by the PBIS Statewide Director and/or Technical Assistance Directors.

 
FOR CONSIDERATION:     
Please send cover letter and resume to: employment@pbisillinois.org and include “Technical Assistance Coordinator – Anticipated Opening” in the subject line.

 

The Illinois PBIS Network is a component of the IL Statewide TA Center (ISTAC), an Illinois State Board of Education funded initiative promoting effective practices for the good of all children.

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