Teaching and Learning Team Specialist

ESU 4, representing school districts in Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, and Richardson Counties, is accepting applications for a Teaching and Learning Team Specialist at the ESU 4 in Auburn, NE. ESU 4 offers an outstanding salary and benefit package. For more information regarding this position, please contact Gregg Robke. View the complete job description.

Department: Teaching and Learning Team

Job Title: Teaching and Learning Team Specialist

Minimum Requirements:

  • 5 years teaching experience
  • Valid Nebraska teaching/administrative certificate (Masters degree preferred)
  • Knowledge of integrating technology into the classroom for effective teaching and learning
  • Knowledge of effective instruction, curriculum, and assessment practices
  • Understanding of the Continuous School Improvement Process including: data analysis, problem-solving, goal setting, and action planning
  • Effective interpersonal, presentation, and facilitation skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Flexibility to work non-traditional hours when necessary
  • Valid Nebraska driver’s license and the ability to drive to meet the requirements of the job

Reports to: ESU 4 Administrator

Evaluation: Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of ESU 4 Board Policies and Procedures and as determined to be appropriate.

Essential Functions:

  • Leads adults in the learning process
  • Work with teachers and students on a variety of projects/topics
  • Provide services to member schools in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, and continuous improvement.
  • Understanding of the Continuous School Improvement Process including: data analysis, problem-solving, goal setting, and action planning
  • Digitally document processes and training for future reference
  • Assist schools in the formation of district mission and vision statements
  • Ability to learn, manage and present on multiple topics including educational technology
  • Model effective teaching practices
  • Communicate with ESU, NDE, and school district personnel in a variety of modes
  • Maintain current knowledge and awareness of specialized topics such as Career & Technical Education, social studies, Social-Emotional & Behavioral Learning, student events, issues related to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and continuous improvement.
  • Attend meetings related to the role and responsibility of the ESU 4 Teaching and Learning Team (ESUPDO Affiliates, NDE, ESU 4 content cadres, etc.)
  • Keep up-to-date with state and federal requirements
  • Assist with the supervision of the Teaching and Learning Team Assistant
  • Work as a team member with ESU 4 and school district staff
  • Support ESU 4’s mission and vision
  • Attend and present at professional development workshops and conferences
  • Manage federal grants such as the ESU 4 Perkins consortium
  • Understand and comply with ESU 4 Board of Education Policies and ESU 4 Staff Handbook
  • Adhere to regular and dependable attendance
  • Other duties as assigned

Work Environment: Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

  • Frequent sitting, driving, and standing
  • Frequent travel to area schools with home base at Educational Service Unit 4
  • Occasional prolonged and irregular hours
  • Occasional overnight travel to functions related to role and responsibility
  • Constant repetitive hand motions with prolonged use of a computer
  • Occasional walking, climbing stairs, bending/stooping, and/or reaching/pushing/pulling

Salary and Contract:

  • Salary commensurate with education and experience
  • 220 day school year contract

Application materials will be due by Dec. 15, 2023. Interviews will be conducted in January with a candidate selection by Feb. 1, 2024. Start date will be on or around Aug. 1, 2024. 

Please send a request for the application form. Any questions regarding this position and/or the application process can be directed to:

Gregg Robke, Administrator
Educational Service Unit 4 (ESU 4)
2301 Dahlke Ave.
Auburn, NE 68305