WIDA is currently accepting applications for the following position:


Director of Professional Learning – PVL 90673

Deadline to apply:June 13, 2017

Degree and area of specialization:

MS/MA is required; Ph.D. is preferred in education, linguistics or similar discipline. ESL licensure or bilingual certification preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years' experience leading professional learning programs, preferably in or related to a preK–12 or academic environments, involving multi–disciplinary teams of trainers, program managers, administrative coordinators, graduate students, and consultants.
  • Experience managing or directing Professional Learning programs designed for preK–12 setting required.
  • Superior writing, communication and presentation skills.
  • Teaching experience with English language learners (ELLs) required.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the field of second language acquisition including the use of English language proficiency (ELP) standards; the role of academic language in content learning, and research–based instructional practices.
  • Experience in the development of organizational systems, on–going strategic planning, administration, and management of projects, deadlines and budgets.
  • Experience developing strategic partnerships with other national institutions in the preK–12 arena.
  • Experience directing qualitative and quantitative research.
  • Experience writing scientific papers and grant proposals in the areas of language acquisition, educator effectiveness, and education policy & leadership.
  • Familiarity with the WIDA ELP Assessment system, which includes ELP standards, assessments and professional learning preferred.
  • Additional training and coursework in management, administration, and supervision preferred.

More information, including application requirements, is available on the UW-Madison website.