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Literacy Specialist

Wilson Language Training

Wilson Language Training

Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

As a member of Wilson’s Literacy Team, the Literacy Specialist conducts Wilson professional learning programs to educators throughout the country. Professional learning is provided in person at the client site or a public venue as well as via the web using distance learning technology. The Literacy Specialist provides presentations, training, coaching, and virtual support to Wilson clients in a variety of settings including instructor-led and virtual training, telephone, and email. Travel and office hours required. This position is based out of the employee’s own home office.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Conducts Fundations® and Just Words® professional learning programs for teachers and school faculty as part of Wilson implementation plans to ensure fidelity, support instruction, and strengthen student results. Professional learning is provided in person at a client site or public venue as well as via the web using distance technology.
  • If a Wilson® Credentialed Trainer (W.C.T.), conducts Wilson Reading System® professional learning programs including workshops and WRS Level I and Level II Certification, as determined by current eligibility status.
  • Works closely with school administrators and Wilson Literacy Advisors to schedule professional learning services.
  • Provides instructor-led workshops and study group meetings following well-defined guidelines.
  • Provides in-classroom coaching and Fundations and Just Words certifications following well-defined guidelines and Wilson’s Coaching Framework.
  • Facilitates goal setting with teachers during coaching and Facilitator certification visits.
  • If assigned, provides virtual support via Wilson Virtual Support platform following guidelines.
  • Maintains regular office hours each month. During this time, a variety of duties will be carried out including, but not limited to:
  • consult as needed with former and current participants enrolled in professional learning programs
  • answer program and instruction inquiries from teachers, parents, and others, as assigned
  • attending meetings via phone or web
  • schedule travel, complete and submit monthly expense reports
  • update all stakeholders regarding professional learning delivery assignments
  • Works with Wilson field consultants (Literacy Advisors) to support the implementation of Wilson programs in schools and organizations as defined in Wilson implementation plans.
  • Represents Wilson at conferences and exhibits across the country.
  • Delivers presentations at conferences as a representative of Wilson.
  • Works closely with Professional Learning Implementation Leader to continually enhance presentation and coaching skills.
  • Keeps abreast of educational trends and activities in (Prevention/ Intervention/Remedial-Dyslexic), K-12 and Adult
  • Maintains close and effective working relationships with the Literacy Specialist team, the Literacy Advisors, Implementation Teams, and the Fidelity Team.
  • Understand and display WLT’s values
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements


  • To conduct Wilson Reading System® professional learning: Wilson Reading System® Level II Certification - current Wilson® Dyslexia Therapist (W.D.T.) credential a plus
  • To conduct Fundations® professional learning: Five or more years of Fundations® classroom teaching experience within the past five years. - Current Fundations® Facilitator or Presenter credential a plus; WRS classroom teaching within the past 5 years a plus
  • To conduct Just Words professional learning: Just Words Facilitator or Presenter credential a plus; WRS classroom teaching within the past 5 years a plus
  • Able to travel on a weekly basis – up to 70% or more.
  • Willing to participate in onboarding coaching and ongoing training requirements as needed.
  • Knowledge of multisensory structured language pedagogy and a “natural” with structured literacy teaching.
  • Background and experience in literacy.
  • Outstanding presentation skills
  • Experience instructing, guiding, and mentoring educational professionals and presenting to adults.
  • Able to work with both teachers and students.
  • Able to provide constructive feedback.
  • Able to handle multiple assignments and projects.
  • Strong scheduling and organizational skills.
  • Able to work individually and as a team member.
  • Understands a broad scope of literacy issues.
  • Experience working with school administrators a plus.

Education or Certification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field, required
  • Master’s degree in Education or related field, preferred
  • Concentration in Reading a plus

Wilson has identified the anticipated pay range for this role based on the many factors that we consider in defining compensation levels for our roles, including market data, and internal equity considerations. Actual pay, and allocation between base and any target discretionary bonus, will vary based on geographic location, education, work experience, skills, market data, and internal equity considerations. Wilson offers competitive benefits, including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, and Life & Disability Insurance
  • 401k plan with partial employer match
  • Paid Time Off
  • Paid holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • “O’Connor days,” which refers to a company-wide office closure between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, as well as other perks.

Wilson Language Training is an Equal Opportunity, Drug-Free Employer Committed to Diversity in the Workplace. M/W/D/V