Job Title: Senior Professional Development Specialist

Reports to:Director of Professional Development and School Supports
Typical Schedule:245 days/7.5 hours
Bargaining Unit:N/A


Job Code:1750
Salary Schedule:MGT08C


Responsible for developing, implementing, evaluating, monitoring, and facilitating large-scale district-wide professional development learning activities for staff while ensuring alignment with the District’s mission and compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of those in this position.
  1. Develop large-scale professional development activities that are targeted to district-wide initiatives.
  2. Build capacity with district and school staff to provide ongoing, job-embedded professional development.
  3. Analyze, evaluate, and monitor professional development for impact and effectiveness by reviewing participant engagement through measurable results, and make modifications to content as needed.
  4. Collaborate with staff and other stakeholders to design and facilitate professional development instruction that promotes best practices, yields desired results, and meets district and state requirements.
  5. Plan, implement, and evaluate professional learning experiences based on national, state, and district professional development standards and protocols.
  6. Ensure a link between professional development and a change in practice with ongoing monitoring, including observation, feedback, and reflection.
  7. Continually reflect and apply current research and emerging trends in the area of professional development aligned to the professional growth system.
  8. Provide guidance in selection, location, utilization, and evaluation of resources to support learning objectives that meet the individual needs and interests of all staff.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.


Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Ability to employ effective coaching and facilitation skills to plan for and respond to learning across content areas
  • Ability to reflect and apply knowledge from current research on best practices for improving student achievement
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and facilitate groups to consensus.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media.
  • Knowledge of and ability to read and interpret journals, articles, research studies, Florida statutes, state Board rules, and school Board policies
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, manage, and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Knowledge of and experience with personal computers and programs, such as word processing programs, spreadsheets, presentation programs, and databases


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Experience using current communication technologies
  • Successful instructional experience, including coaching and mentoring adults
  • Experience evaluating, designing, and facilitating professional development for adults
  • Experience with program evaluation strategies and methods
  • OR
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position


  • Valid Florida Educator’s Certificate


  • Master's degree from an accredited institution
  • Experience leading professional learning communities
  • Training or certification in educational leadership or administration
  • Five years of experience in professional development and/or instructional design
  • Experience with project implementation and management




Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently. If the use of arm and / or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated as Light Work.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit, talk, and hear; stand and walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms. The employee occasionally lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds. Specific vision ability required by this job includes close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Indoors and Outdoors: The worker is subject to both environmental conditions. Activities occur inside and outside.


  • General office equipment, including personal computers, fax machines, copiers, telephones, etc.


Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with the District’s approved compensation plan. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be established by the District.

Performance of the job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the School Board’s policy on evaluation of personnel.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Pasco County Schools will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to allow them to perform the essential functions of the job when such individuals request an accommodation.

Senior Professional Development Specialist;   EST: April 7, 2015;   REV: n/a;   Board Approved: April 7, 2015