Job Description

SUMMARY
The Instructional Specialist Ecology position coordinates school-garden based education while incorporating social emotional learning, increased movement, and school garden education. This position will provide school garden-based lessons to all classes on a regular basis and as well as support to teachers transitioning to outdoor learning along with professional development trainings. The position will expand Green Academy ecology lessons into the classroom tying into STEM objectives. The candidate for this position would ideally have a background in Agriculture, Education or Political Science along with experience working in Title I schools.

PHYSICAL TASKS

Work involves the performance of duties where physical exertion may be required. Work may involve occasional lifting and carrying weights up to 25 pounds. Moderate walking, stooping, bending, reaching and sitting for extended periods of time may be required as a normal part of the job. Employees must have a valid driver’s license. Visual weakness must not prohibit the performance of assigned duties. Verbal communicative ability is required.

MENTAL TASKS

Communicates. Reads. Comprehends. Performs functions from written and oral instructions and from observing others. Evaluates written materials.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS THE LIST OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS IS NOT EXHAUSTIVE, AND MAY BE SUPPLEMENTED

Develops and recommends project actions that meet program goals, objectives, and the specific project specifications focused around social emotional learning, physical education, and ecology. Implements project activities and services, coordinating with other programs, departments, or schools involved in the assigned project. Provides professional development and training to district staff as necessary and participates in committees related to project. Facilitates and advises supervisor regarding new or existing project criteria, evaluates and makes recommendations for updates and changes. Prepares periodic reports and evaluations on project activities, progress or status. Prepares presentations, written specifications, newsletters, student/parent materials, and/or lesson plans for training and activities of project. Serves as a resource and technical expert to employees and administration for assigned functional area. Receives and responds to information through a computerized system

EQUIPMENT, AIDS, TOOLS, MATERIALS

Uses office equipment such as telephone, computer, printer and copier. Uses specialized equipment consistent with the project activities.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Indoor or outdoor environment consistent with assigned project including office environment. Contact with students, staff and public.

CONTROL, SUPERVISION

May coordinate, monitor or supervise the activities of assigned staff.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
High School Diploma or G.E.D.
Associate’s (or higher) degree, or two-years (60 Semester-Hour credits) of study at an institute of higher learning
OR
Completion of an AZ Department of Education-approved Academic Assessment Test.
Copy of diploma, transcripts or test results must be submitted at time of hire.
Two years of experience
Verbal & written communication skills in English and a demonstrated ability to read and comprehend
written/graphic and oral instructions.
Any equivalent combination of experience, training, or education.

CPR and First Aid Certificate

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Experience as a teacher aide.
Bilingual in English and Spanish
One year of experience in one or more of the following project related areas:

* Culinary Production & Recipe Development

* Environmental/Community Development/Planning

* Nutrition

* Ecology Integration Word Processing, Database, Spreadsheet Program Knowledge Verbal & written communication skills in English, a demonstrated ability to read/comprehend written, graphic and oral instructions. Any Combination of education and experience that meets the minimum requirements.


ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS AFTER HIRE
FBI fingerprint background check.
Proof of immunity to rubeola (measles) and rubella (German measles), or proof of MMR immunization.
Employees assigned to certain sites that are working towards or hold NAEYC (National Association for
the Education of Young Children) accreditation, are required to have or be pursuing ECE (Early
Childhood Education) certification; ECE Certification is required within two years of hire.

COMMENTS
Effective: 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR
Location: Manzo Elementary - Speedway & Grande Ave Area
Classification: White Collar

FTE: 1.0 - 8 hours per day
Work Calendar: 9.0 month

Positions less than 30 hours per week are not eligible for district benefits.

Internal candidates will transfer at a rate commensurate with their bargaining unit language. For more information on salary schedule, please reference the Employee Agreements Webpage.

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Tucson Unified School District is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination based on disability, race, color, religion/religious beliefs, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or national origin.

Job Contact Information
Name Steve La Turco
Title principal
Phone 520-225-1900
Email steve.laturco@tusd1.org
Applications will be accepted beginning
Thursday, July 21, 2022 12:00 AM
(Pacific Standard Time)

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