Brockport Research Institute

24 Brook Terrace | Brockport, NY 14420

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Job Description: Director of Professional Learning

Director, Professional Learning, Brockport Research Institute

Division: Professional Development

Status: Flexible part-time to full-time position.

Supervisor: President & CEO


Position Overview:

Brockport Research Institute provides professional learning opportunities in many areas of pedagogy, content, assessment and student support for K-12 teachers and leaders, as well as higher education faculty and staff.

This position is focused on developing and managing our professional development division by interfacing with clients, participants, and instructors to ensure high quality professional learning opportunities for educators and educational leaders.

The Director of Professional Learning will lead the division of Professional Development to provide professional learning opportunities that are high quality, accessible, and relevant, reflecting research-based and developmentally appropriate practices. The Director will serve as a subject matter expert on the improvement of teaching and learning and will work collaboratively with BRI staff and consultants, K-12 teachers and leaders, and postsecondary faculty and administrators.



Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the development and implementation of a hybrid model of professional learning for K-12 and higher education faculty and administrators
  • Lead and manage a team of instructors in the development of courses, workshops and webinars
  • Identify and liaise with K-12 leaders to offer customized Continuing Teacher and Leader Educational opportunities
  • Stay up to date with the professional needs of educators and conduct periodic reviews of existing teacher professional development trends, curriculum and resources
  • Deliver in-person and online training as needed
  • Coordinate the publication of an annual course catalog

Requirements for success:

  • 10 years related work experience, preferably in a position in public education administration
  • Prior teaching experience with children (PreK-12)
  • Background in teaching and/or curriculum design with practical experience using a variety of educational technologies.
  • Masters in Education, Instructional Technology, Curriculum and Instruction or related field, PhD or EdD preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of educational theory and practice, including social-emotional learning
  • Passionate about supporting education
  • Understanding of educational trends and policy
  • Experience facilitating adult learning
  • Excellent knowledge of digital and media literacy and teacher professional development
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to generate original presentations, correspondence and reports
  • Excellent project logistic and planning skills with close attention to details and timelines
  • Works well with others and has excellent interpersonal skills
  • Effectively juggles multiple tasks, managing competing priorities and works efficiently under multiple deadlines
  • Works independently, is self-directed and resourceful
  • Demonstrated knowledge of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility best practices in professional learning
  • Comfortable working collaboratively in virtual environments and using diverse virtual meeting platforms
  • Ability to travel within NYS
  • Must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccination by date of hire to be considered. Proof of vaccination required.

BRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer in accordance with the EEOC and New York State.


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