Teacher Recruitment and Professional Development Specialist: IPD Fellow – Temporary (8 months)

Mississippi Association of Educators   

Vacancy Announcement for Position of Teacher Recruitment and Professional Development Specialist: IPD Fellow – Temporary (8 months)

Date of Posting: January 11, 2021

Deadline for Application: open until filled

Reports to the Executive Director

The Mississippi Association of Educators (MAE) is seeking to employ a Teacher Recruitment and Retention Specialist whose primary focus is the development MAE’s professional development program.


  • Develop programs, activities, and initiatives for use by MAE to provide a forward thrust in instruction and professional development
  • Assist in the development of MAE position papers and organizational testimony on education issues
  • Maintain a list of resource persons, materials, plans, ideas, topics and activities for use by local affiliates to meet their needs as they develop instruction and professional development programs at the local level
  • Work with boards, committees, agencies and organizations of state government in instruction and professional development-related areas
  • Support local affiliates in designing and planning instruction and professional development programs and activities including teacher evaluation and student testing
  • Design instruction and professional development activities for implementation by local affiliates
  • Design and develop training models for use by staff and members to strengthen instruction and professional development at the local affiliate level
  • Be knowledgeable about Mississippi licensure procedures, requirements and standards
  • Coordinate and support staff activities related to instruction and professional development in cooperation with the appropriate staff
  • Identify and support members and local leaders to be skilled professional development presenters. Design, deliver and coordinate a member-centered cadre training program to support member success in the classroom
  • Assist in the planning and execution of meetings and conferences that promote MAE’s mission and goals
  • Assemble and/or develop sample language for instruction and professional development items to be negotiated or collaboratively conferenced
  • Research, analyze and/or develop information which can be used in teach and other publications in the areas of instruction and professional development
  • Be primarily responsible to the Executive Director
  • Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Director or his/her designee


  • Successful teaching experience, with a minimum of three years’ experience in the classroom
  • BA/BS Required
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to write and speak effectively
  • Experience in training and adult learning
  • Direct experience in program development and delivery
  • Ability to coordinate multiple tasks
  • Ability to work harmoniously with other professionals and a history of giving attention to details
  • Must understand teacher evaluation issues
  • Willingness to work long and irregular hours

MAE embraces diversity, inclusion and is an equal opportunity employer. The more inclusive we are, the better we will be. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit, and business need.


Send a resume acontact information for three references with telephone numbers to Allice Lattimore, alattimore@maetoday.org