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Vacancy for Literacy Specialist at Syracuse University in the USA

Vacancy for Literacy Specialist at Syracuse University in the USA

Country: USA
City: Syracuse
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Apply for Vacancy for Literacy Specialist at Syracuse University in the USA. The category for this job is Tutors and Learning Resources.


Syracuse University is a private international research university dedicated to advancing knowledge and fostering student success through teaching excellence, rigorous scholarship and interdisciplinary research. Comprising 11 academic schools and colleges, the University has a long legacy of excellence in the liberal arts.

Job Description

The Literacy Specialist will provide training and technical assistance to share promising/effective practices to a variety of stakeholders throughout the Mid-State Region. The Literacy Specialist will engage in systems change work, providing a variety of supports including regional learning opportunities, targeted skills groups, and intensive partnerships. They will be expected to independently perform assignments and apply their own experience/knowledge of high-leverage special education practices and procedures to achieve center objectives.


  • Master’s degree in Special Education or related field
  • Moreover, Minimum three years of experience providing professional development (PD) and/or technical assistance (TA).
  • Likewise, minimum three (3) years of experience working in a school setting with special education students.
  • Similarly, school Certification.

Job Specific Qualifications

  • Understanding of adult learning principles and collaborative practices.
  • Also, experience working professionally with a variety of stakeholders, including parents, educators, school administrators, and community agencies using an intensive team approach.
  • Likewise, experience providing evidence-based coaching and PD strategies.
  • Additionally, knowledge of evidence-based and high-leverage practices for children birth-21 and ability to integrate new evidence-based practices as directed.
  • Similarly, strong understanding of federal and NYS special education regulations.
  • Highly developed analytical, technical, computer, oral and written communication skills.
  • Moreover, high-level of persuasion and negotiation skills.
  • Experience building strong collaborations and applying highly developed creative and problem-solving skills.

Literacy Specialist:

  • A strong understanding of the literacy needs of students with disabilities from birth to age 21.
  • Similarly, strong understanding of the acquisition of literacy skills within Multi -Tiered Systems of Support.
  • Furthermore, proven record of using progress monitoring to drive instruction.


  • Provide professional development to multiple stakeholder groups (teachers, administrators, school staff, and families) around current issues in literacy with a focus on students with disabilities.
  • Also, work independently to develop trainings in a virtual platform.
  • Likewise, work collaboratively with other members of the team in creating and planning embedded support to districts.
  • Moreover, working collaboratively with team member to plan and work together to implement trainings successfully.
  • Additionally, updating calendar, attending weekly staff meetings, making sure trainings and embedded work is updated in various platforms.

Physical Requirements

Not Applicable


Not Applicable

Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a resume and cover letter.

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Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Deadline26 January,2021
Company NameSyracuse University 



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