Professional Development Specialist - Software Coach
Five Star Technology Solutions
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Five Star Technology Solutions

The Professional Development Specialist (PDS) provides training and support to educators and schools who are looking to effectively integrate technology and best practice into their curriculum, helping to create awesome learning in the PK-13 educational environments. Working closely with other members of the PD and software team, this Specialist position builds and presents training content and resource materials that are designed for adult learners. They will be responsible for providing leadership and support for schools that are looking to effectively integrate Five Star software products and best practices into their instructional environments.


  • Provide, create, and deliver professional development (with customer) and ongoing support for leveraging Five Star software products
  • Support PK-13 staff use of assessment data measurements, remote learning tools, and student assessment techniques/tools
  • Work closely with teacher leaders and administrators in the development of strategies that encompass the use of data technology and provide staff with evidence-based resources that will support instructional goals
  • Report and track the efficiency and effectiveness of training sessions and events
  • Collaborate, prepare and present Five Star training content in varied delivery methods, including synchronous onsite, synchronous virtual, and asynchronous formats  
  • Identify trends in software, evaluation, and assessment strategies across all content areas
  • Lead and interact with participants in on-site and virtual workshops at multiple skill levels
  • Receive and apply feedback for continuous growth
  • Collaborate daily with PD and software team members and project teams
  • Perform other duties as directed by the Professional Development Leadership


  • Current teaching certification/licensure is required
  • Experience using data strategies and tools to drive instruction
  • Experience with the teacher and administrator evaluation process
  • Experience using Five Star software products is preferred
  • Experience using instructional technology in a classroom and district-level setting is preferred
  • Experience leading and creating varied professional development opportunities desired
  • The ideal candidate should have impeccable interpersonal skills that include excellent oral and written communication, organization, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively with others in a team environment and/or independently with minimal supervision and guidance
  • Ability to commute locally (1-4 hours) and travel nationally overnight for national PD events as needed

$40,000 - $65,000 yearly
About Five Star Technology Solutions

At Five Star, we believe technology can transform education to meet the needs of today’s K-12 learners. Our K-12 focused staff understands the pressures teachers and schools face and believes the “one size fits all” approach dominating the education market is failing teachers and students. That is why we developed a unique suite of educator-requested, educator-developed technology solutions to help students and schools succeed, including managed services and professional development.

The Five Star PD Team will change the way you experience professional development. With consistently awesome, evidence-based learning opportunities that are relevant and engaging, our wide range of offerings will meet the learning needs of educators across the nation.

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