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9-12 Talent Development Programming Specialist

Eden Prairie School District is seeking applicants to serve as the  Talent Development Programming Specialist 9-12.  The Talent Development Programming Specialist has both content and instructional expertise in curriculum design and instructional best practices for gifted learners.  The Talent Development Programming Specialist serves as a member of Learning and Innovation department working to align district mission, gifted program and building goals. The Talent Development Programming Specialist serves as a liaison between the Learning and Innovation department, site leadership teams, and teachers identified as part of the gifted program.

Eden Prairie is a school district with 1,900 employees serving approximately 9,000 students. The district is recognized for its quality initiatives and its leadership in educational programming.

Why teach in Eden Prairie Schools?

Our teachers maintain high academic standards while working to develop students who are critical thinkers, collaborate with their teammates, are creative, and know how to effectively communicate. Our teachers’ commitment to EACH student means that they value the unique skills and interests of all our students. Our teachers have a 97% approval rating among parents. They get to know each student to better understand their passions and curiosity.  We value diversity and inclusion, collaboration and learning from multiple perspectives.  

Ready to inspire students?  Come teach in Eden Prairie Schools!

Please review the attached job description to learn more about this position.  Applications will continue to be received until the position is filled, but applicants are encouraged to submit their application right away as the review process will begin immediately.     

Position Requirements:

The strongest candidate will:

  • Inspire each student to learn continuously

  • Demonstrate intrinsic value¬†

  • Have individual gifts and talents

  • Contribute to the benefit of the community

  • Build relationships on mutual trust and respect

  • Desire to learn and grow through personalized learning


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university.
  • Current Minnesota teaching license.


  • Master’s or advanced degree preferred
  • School Counseling Licensure preferred.


  • A minimum of three (3) years of successful teaching experience with gifted and talented students


  • Leadership experience – preferably at the district/systems level
  • Demonstrated experience and strength in the engagement of families of gifted and talented students
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in promoting equitable outcomes for underrepresented student populations in a gifted program
  • Deep knowledge of and experience in:
    • Innovative research based instructional strategies,
    • conditions of learning,
    • assessment driven Instruction,
    • educational equity.
  • Effective cross-cultural communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills for building an environment with a common instructional focus, promoting initiatives, and conveying expectations.
  • Ability to design and deliver quality professional development for teachers and administrators.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in a professional manner both orally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated strength in organization, communication skills and efficiency in meeting deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to function as a positive collaborative member of a team.
  • Demonstrated interest and engagement in professional learning and reflection.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise in promoting equitable outcomes for underrepresented student populations in a gifted program

To see complete details of this position, please review the attached job description.

Benefit Package*:

We offer a highly competitive rewards package that includes: 

  • Compensation & Paid Leave

    • Starting salary for 1.0 FTE BA: $46,248 and MA: $56,760; licensed teaching experience considered for higher placement (pro rated based on FTE)

    • Performance Awards available

    • Up to 12 sick days and up to 1.5 personal days of leave given yearly

  • Health Insurance

    • Medical premiums are covered by the district up to 100% for individual plans and up to $1,169 per month toward family plans. Dental premiums are fully covered by the district for individual and family plans. District contributions to VEBA/HRA accounts for select medical plans.¬†¬†

    • Fully paid life insurance and long term disability premiums

    • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for pre-tax medical and dependent care

  • Retirement

    • 403b with a district match of up to 2.25% of annual salary

    • District contribution of 8.34% to MN Teacher Retirement Association (TRA)

  • Professional Development & Support

    • Opportunities for continuous personalized learning and development¬†

    • Teacher Mentoring Program including time to meet regularly with a mentor

    • Equity Sponsorship Program

    • Affinity Groups

 *Information based on the 2021-2023 master agreement. Will be updated with new school year agreement. Eligibility based upon effective date of employment. 

How to Apply:


Eden Prairie Public Schools is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable Equal Opportunity laws, directives and regulations of Federal, State and Local governing bodies or agencies.  Eden Prairie Public Schools does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, disability, sexual orientation or age.