NJEA announces three positions for part-time Priority Schools consultants in the Professional Development and Instructional Issues Division.


  1. Under the direction and supervision of the Director of Professional Development and Instructional Issues (or designee), and in conjunction with and as assigned by the NJEA Coordinator of Priority Schools Intervention; Priority Schools Consultants along with other members of the Priority Schools Intervention team shall assist with the Priority Schools Intervention program designed for the school where they are assigned.
  2. As assigned, support the work of classroom teachers, principals, and other members of the school community to improve teaching and learning practices with the aim of increased student learning and achievement.
  3. Support school leaders in encouraging innovation and creating cultures of success in school.
  4. Provide consultation and assistance to local association leaders with respect to various professional development activities.
  5. Facilitate professional development in areas that are identified as “high interest” areas such as but not limited to:
    • Classroom management strategies
    • Building Professional/Collaborative Learning Communities
    • Using and analyzing data
    • Collegial coaching/mentoring
    • Instructional strategies for inclusion
    • Core Curriculum Content Standards/Common Core State Standards
    • Instructional strategies
    • Community Engagement/Parent Involvement
  6. Assist teachers in analyzing classroom and state assessment data to inform instruction and guide professional learning goals.
  7. Exercise influence in formal and informal contexts, and support collaborative team structures within the assigned schools
  8. Use knowledge and understanding of different backgrounds, ethnicities, cultures, and languages to promote effective interactions among colleagues.
  9. Perform such other duties as may be assigned.


  1. Bachelors degree
  2. Active retired member
  3. Available for assignments during and/or outside of school hours seven days per week.
  4. Personal experience and /or background which demonstrate a high degree of intelligence, integrity, and imagination.
  5. Skillful in individually or collectively, influencing classroom teachers, principals, and other members of the school community to improve teaching and learning practices.
  6. Skillful collaborator as evidenced by:
    • Communication skills
    • Collaboration skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Time management
    • Planning and organizational skills
  7. Skillful in curriculum implementation and evaluation, especially in literacy, as evidenced by:
    • Knowledge of NJCCCS and Common Core State Standards
    • Knowledge of effective/research based instructional practice
    • Knowledge of assessment
    • Data analysis skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Experience providing/facilitating professional development/learning
    • Knowledge of pedagogy
    • Research Based Ideas
    • Knowledge of current educational trends
  8. Experience in initiating, planning and executing training activities, addressing adult learning needs.
  9. Dedication to the advancement of public education.
  10. Demonstrated ability to write and speak effectively.
  11. General knowledge of and experience with communication skills and public relations.
  12. Knowledge of learning styles, models of teaching, and advances in pedagogy.
  13. High level of energy and enthusiasm.
  14. Ability to work long hours and under great pressure.
  15. Ability to work cooperatively with people.
  16. Flexibility to adjust to the individual circumstances of individual schools and varied groups of educators


Letters of interest with résumés should be received no later than Friday, Feb. 22, 2019.  Email requests are preferred.

Michael Cohan
Director Professional Development and Instructional Issues

NJEA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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