The preferred candidate will assist the Duquesne Reading Clinic Director with all clinic related activities. They will teach one clinic course, provide support for interventionists working at the clinic, and maintain a schedule of clinic activities. The preferred candidate will oversee the Peirce Early Start Initiative as well as track members of the Peirce Scholars after graduation. The preferred candidate will be a point of contact for clinic families, the Peirce Family Foundations, and the Peirce Early Intervention Initiative.
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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides support to the director of the reading clinic. Duties include overseeing the day-to-day clinic operations of the reading clinic, mentoring Duquesne Students enrolled in reading clinic courses; teaching a minimum of one reading and literacy education course per year, development and maintenance of clinic webpage, tutoring of dyslexic children as well as communicating with reading clinic families.
Oversees the Peirce Early Initiative. The Peirce Early Start Initiative is partnership between School of Education at Duquesne, the Peirce Family Foundation and Catholic schools located in the greater Pittsburgh Region. Duties include training tutors, providing support to tutors, site visits, data collection, problem solving, develop working with relationship partner school administration and faculty as well as providing a bi-annual report to the clinic director.
Works with and support the Peirce Family Liaison with related Peirce Initiative including but not limited to maintaining a relationship with Peirce Scholars once they complete the program, tracking the Peirce Scholars give back, and maintaining open communication with the Peirce Family Foundation.
Completes other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in education (Emphasis on literacy or special education) or a related field from an accredited institution.
3 years working in K-12 Classroom and/or as a reading specialist K-12 Setting.
Individuals with Pennsylvania Teaching Certification K-12 and Pennsylvania Reading Specialist Certification preferred.
Experience with Orton Gillingham, Wilson, or Structured Literacy.
Coaching reading teachers.
Alternately, the successful candidate may possess any equivalent combination of experience and training, which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
Excellent organizational skills.
Ability to work individually and a part of a team.
Effective Communication skills.
Commitment to the University’s values of diversity, equity and inclusion, and recognition of the importance of treating each individual with dignity and respect consistent with the University’s Mission. Demonstrated experience with, and understanding of, the broad diversity of the University community (students, faculty, staff and others).
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.
Ability and willingness to contribute actively to the mission of the University and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.