Vanderbilt University Educational Consultant (Instructional Coach) in Nashville, Tennessee

Educational Consultant (Instructional Coach) (Job Number: 1801965)


This staff position will be responsible for serving as an instructional coach to school personnel who are implementing reading interventions as part of a federally-funded model demonstration project. This staff member will be responsible for: assisting with the design, delivery, and evaluation of professional development provided to school personnel who are learning to deliver reading intervention and related assessments to students with intellectual and developmental disabilities; including providing on-going coaching guidance to school personnel, a majority of which will be provided virtually; assisting school personnel as they conduct assessments with participating students; travel to participating schools to conduct interviews and observations; conducting data entry and data checking; may be involved in travel to other sites for meetings, interviews, or observations. This position does not have supervisory responsibility. The position reports administratively to the Project Coordinator and functionally to the Primary Investigator.

Ranked as the #1 Special Education Program in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for more than a decade, our department has long been a leader both in research and practice. Our department ranks first in scholarly production and is a leader in equipping special educators to deliver high-quality educational experiences for students with disabilities.

The mission of the Department of Special Education is to improve the lives of children and youth with disabilities through (a) the preparation of exceptionally competent teachers and researchers, (b) conducting research that informs and improves educational programs and behavioral interventions, and

leadership in professional associations and advocacy for persons with disabilities. We are committed to equipping students with diverse backgrounds and experiences to provide exceptional services and supports to people with disabilities and their families.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providesassistance and coaching to project participants by providing ongoingcoaching guidance to school personnel (majority will be virtually).

  • Assists school personnel asthey contact assessments with participating students.

  • Maintains frequent contact withparticipating teachers.

  • Assistsin the management of professional development activities by traveling toparticipating schools to conducting interviews and observations, travelingto other sites for meetings, doing data entry and checking and makingConference presentations.

  • Provides support in formativeand summative evaluations by managing and collecting school data, andassisting with data analysis and report preparation.

  • In-State travel (TN) and Out-of-State (NY) travel may be required.

Profile of an IdealCandidate:

  • A Master’s Degree in specialeducation or related field from an accredited institution of highereducation is necessary.

  • 1 year of experience isnecessary.

  • A special education teachercertification is necessary.

  • Interventions to students withintellectual and developmental disabilities is necessary.

  • Previous experience serving asan instructional coach is preferred.

About Vanderbilt Benefits:

In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, VU offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview at

About Vanderbilt University:

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 located a little more than a mile from downtown Nashville, TN. The university’s students, faculty, staff and visitors frequently cite Nashville as one of the perks of Vanderbilt. VU is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday.

VanderbiltUniversity is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women,minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouragedto apply.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 21220 - Special Education

Job: Research, Extension, and Other Education Professionals

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action