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QTII will continue to expand
as we accumulate funding, until our entire staffing plan is complete. For our
staffing plan, please see the Structure page.
If you are interested in
employment with QTII, then do three things:
1. Read the
Redesigning Higher Education
by Lion F. Gardiner*
How To Win Friends and Influence
People by Dale Carnegie
Teaching Tips by Wilbert J.
* see the References page for full cites on these
These books comprise
some of the core source material
that form the
foundation of the QTII philosophies. To
most effectively work
at QTII, you will need to be
grounded in this
2. Read the items on this page and the Structure
3. Email us your resume or CV,
with a cover letter outlining why you would like to work for QTII, how the
three books above have affected you, and in what position you think you might
like to serve.
For all personnel
employed by QTII, we are looking for the following attributes and
- Passion. All
employees and Board members of QTII share a deep and unqualified passion
for seeing that the quality of education in this country be improved. This
is exemplified by having studied the profession of teaching on one's own
time, and by being willing to put in extra time and effort as needed to
see that the quality of their own teaching is of the highest possible
Employees of QTII understand that their work with QTII is a means of
improving education, and consequently all of society. They understand that
as a non-profit organization, QTII operates on a budget, and time put in
over and above paid hours is a donation "in kind" to further the
mission of QTII. They are not clock-watchers, except to ensure they
contribute at least the number of hours they are being paid for.
All employees of QTII have a positive mindset. As the old joke goes, there
are people who make things happen, people who watch things happen, and
people who wonder what happened. QTII is looking for people who make
things happen, not the kind of people who always find reasons it
"can't be done." Additionally, all employees of QTII make a
special effort to maintain positive and productive interpersonal
relationships with other employees and with people outside the company.
Each employee is an ambassador of goodwill for and within the
- Ability to
Communicate. You can have the greatest mind in the world, but if you
can't get your thoughts across to others, what use are they? This is what
QTII is all about, for teachers. QTII employees are able to arrange their
thoughts and communicate them efficiently to others.
Although each employee of QTII will have a designated job with its
associated job description, each one is ready to do whatever is needed to
get the job done, helping out in other functional areas whenever needed.
Employees of QTII prioritize. They determine which things are more
important, and they learn to distinguish things that are truly important
from those that are merely urgent.
All employees of QTII are expected to maintain a professional appearance
and demeanor at all times. This is reflected in speech, dress, mannerisms,
and actions. This includes professional ethics: it should be okay for
anything and everything you do to be printed on the front page of the Clarion-Ledger
or USA Today, and for your family to read about it.
The first requirement
for employing someone is that we must be able to pay them. Therefore, we
cannot hire someone unless and until we have funding for the position. When we
have funding for additional positions, we will post here and in several
academic publications the available job, its position description, and any
specific requirements for that position.
Beyond this, there may
be specific required qualifications for certain positions in the company. For
example, QTII will eventually have five executive-level directors. These are not
entry-level positions. To be considered, applicants for these positions must
have, in addition to specific subject matter expertise in the area for which
they are applying, experience and ability in managing people and projects, and
should be able to show an exceptional ability to separate the wheat from the
chaff and to get things done.
While preference may be given to those applicants who are already fluent in
teaching fundamentals (domains of learning, ISD, objectives, etc.), we will
consider applicants with little or no knowledge in this area. Sometimes it's
easier to start from scratch than it is to "un-learn" set
methodologies and concepts. We expect all new employees of QTII to learn the
QTII philosophies, then to contribute to the development and evolution of
these philosophies based on their own personal knowledge and experience, and
based on their reading and research. QTII is always looking for a better
way to accomplish its mission. We will not change just because something
is "different," but we will change if someone can show us how the
change is better than our current way of business.
QTII is a non-smoking
company and office.
Employment at QTII does
not require a specific degree, credentials, or certification, except for
certain positions. However, preference will be given to those applicants who
have one or more degrees from an accredited institution. Advanced degrees
merit additional consideration.
Still interested? Go
back to the top, make sure you've read the books, then send us a letter
telling us about yourself.