National University Implementation Specialist in San Diego, California

Position Summary: The Implementation Specialist for Sanford Programs is responsible for the external outreach efforts and professional training and support of participating teachers for Sanford Programs.

The Sanford Implementation Specialist is responsible for training and supporting teachers and schools as assigned by supervisor or designee. This individual will be responsible for working with and supporting teachers within the Sanford Programs. They will ensure clients are dealt with professionally and effectively with team members to reach and maintain growth and implementation goals. The Implementation Specialist will also provide schools with ongoing support to ensure strong implementation and fidelity of Sanford Programs. This may include the use of modules, webinars or other methods as needed. At the same time, the trainer will promote our mission, vision and values to the organization and its employees.

Essential Functions: Reporting to the National Director of Training and Implementation, the full-time trainers will conduct daily and follow up professional training to adopting school districts and organizations.

  • Execute training to assigned Harmony districts and organizations

  • In collaboration with schools/districts/organizations, provide customized implementation and training plans that support the initial and subsequent implementation of Sanford Programs.

  • Provide direct coaching using a range of strategies to build confidence and competency in each teacher

  • Establish strong partnership relationships with all accounts to include teachers, coaches and administrators

  • Work with evaluators and other coaches to build a community of practice

  • Other duties as assigned by the lead ambassador and director


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor?s degree required, Master?s preferred

  • At least 3-6 years teaching experience required

  • At least 3 years of coaching/training and/or mentoring experience

  • Project Management experience

Technical / Functional Skills

  • Familiarity with Pre-K, Schools and Community-based organizations

  • Strong knowledge base in child development

  • Demonstrated ability to work with underserved populations in high-need communities

  • Ability to develop and sustain successful collaborative partnerships

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to travel locally and nationally up to 75% of time


  • Empathy

  • Curiosity

  • Commitment

  • Transdisciplinary Approaches

Physical Demands / Environment:

Sedentary work. Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as preparing and analyzing data and figures and viewing a computer terminal. The work is performed in an office environment.

Travel: Up to 75% of time