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AMSTI Site Director

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Anniston (McClellan Center)
Categories: Staff





Normal Work Schedule:

8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday-Friday, some evenings and weekends required

Anticipated Start Date:

June 1, 2024

Job Summary:

The AMSTI Site Director is a 12 month employee of Jacksonville State University, with compensation defined by the Salary Matrix for AMSTI Directors. The AMSTI Site Director supervises and administers operations of the AMSTI site, including supervision of staff in accordance with AMSTI and Jacksonville State University policies. Moderate travel is required.

National Board Certified directors will be entitled to the additional amount paid by the state for such certification as long as certification remains in effect.

This position is renewable based on performance and annual funding from the Alabama Legislature.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicate and collaborate with AMSTI-ALSDE to implement all AMSTI projects, recognizing that the ALSDE is the final authority regarding policies and operations of AMSTI sites.
  • Oversee and coordinate the effective operation of the AMSTI site, which includes supervising staff and the materials/refurbishment center, budgeting for site activities, and monitoring the AMSTI Inventory Management System (AIMS). This includes the supervision of AMSTI-ASIM staff in coordination with the AMSTI-ASIM PI.
  • Plan, set up, and supervise (and coordinate with AMSTI-ASIM) training according to instructional and resource components identified by AMSTI-ALSDE. AMSTI-ALSDE must grant prior approval to miss the setup of and execution of Foundational Training. AMSTI-ALSDE must approve* absence from set-up and training before the event.
  • Oversee and/or coordinate with AMSTI-ASIM, Regional Inservice Centers, IHEs, science centers/museums, AMSTI Affiliates, and other related entities in implementing AMSTI.
  • Oversee the recruitment and selection of schools and teachers recommended to receive AMSTI PLOs.
  • Lead site efforts to expand and retain AMSTI status for schools and teachers.
  • Coordinate ongoing mentoring and content-deepening opportunities for current and potential specialists and facilitators/trainers.
  • Arrange and supervise publicity and media releases showcasing regional AMSTI and AMSTI-ASIM events, including social media, according to PR requirements. *Prior approval by the ALSDE is required. **Found in the Appendix. ***Found on All commitments found in this document are contingent upon the availability of funds as appropriated by the legislature.
  • Coordinate PLUs and other professional learning in AMSTI and AMSTI-ASIM schools, including planning, facilitating, conducting, and/or overseeing.
  • Maintain records of the following in the appropriate system (, Banner, Concur, etc.): a) Schools, administrators, and teachers participating in various project components (Foundational Training, OGAP, in-service training, new hire training, etc.). b) Daily itineraries of staff, including AMSTI-ASIM. c) Evaluations of specialists to foster professional growth, including AMSTI-ASIM (at those sites where the AMSTI-ASIM PI directly supervises the AMSTI-ASIM program, this must occur in collaboration with the AMSTI-ASIM PI). d) Evaluations of Foundational Training and other staff development activities to assess the effectiveness of the Initiative, including AMSTI-ASIM. e) Activities with businesses and higher education. f) Financial operations and documentation as required by the ALSDE and the institution associated with the site. g) Other documentation required by the ALSDE, local institution, and/or the funding source, including AMSTI-ASIM.
  • Provide data-driven guidance and support to LEAs and schools, including AMSTI-ASIM.
  • Complete and submit the required paperwork in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate with other AMSTI sites and assist, as needed.
  • Pursue grants and other forms of funding to support the mission of AMSTI (must be approved in advance by the ALSDE).
  • Participate in professional learning activities and staff meetings as required by the ALSDE. Prior approval for absence is required.
  • Foster positive public relations with local school systems, businesses, communities, and higher education.
  • Participate in AMSTI and/or AMSTI-ASIM workgroups.
  • Perform other duties assigned by AMSTI-ALSDE.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Alabama Teachers Certificate in Elementary Education and/or Secondary Education is required
  • Master's degree in Education (Elementary, Secondary, and/or Instructional Leadership), or an acceptable equivalent
  • At least three years of administrative experience
  • At least five years of teaching experience is required, with some experience in a math and/or science classroom

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in supervision and/or evaluation of personnel, is preferred
  • A wide range of educational experiences, to include leading adult learning, creating professional learning, and/or coaching adult
  • Experience as an AMSTI teacher, trainer, and/or supervisor of an AMSTI school
  • Experience with

Required Documents:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (official required upon hire)

Employee Benefits:

JSU strives to provide great quality of life to our employees through an attractive, competitive benefits package for our full-time faculty and staff. These benefits enhance your salary as a JSU employee and are part of your total compensation package. 

Benefits include:

  • Retirement Plans
    • Alabama Teacher’s Retirement System (TRS)
    • RSA-1 Deferred Compensation
    • 403-B Retirement Annuity (TIAA)
  • Health Insurance
    • Medical (PEEHIP)
    • Optional plans:  vision, dental, flexible spending plan, dependent care, cancer and hospital indemnity
  • Long-term disability and life insurance
  • Tuition assistance
  • Paid and unpaid leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Prescription assistance

For additional information regarding benefits, please visit our website.

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