Literacy Supervisor

Job | Posted 3 months ago


To supervise the district’s Literacy improvement programs, and to assist school staff in improving student achievement. Is responsible for the development and implementation of all new Literacy curricula and programs, school-wide. REPORTS TO: Officer/Director of Curriculum & Instructions


  • Standard New Jersey Literacy Teacher certificate
  • Possess a New Jersey Standard Supervisor Certificate
  • Minimum of five (5) years successful experience in the field of public education, including teaching Literacy
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Literacy content standards and curricula (particularly the constructivist approach), effective instructional techniques, staff development, systemic change, performance-based assessment, use of technology in instruction, needs assessment, program evaluation, and specifications of state tests
  • Exceptional communication, organizational, and research skills

  • Facilitates school-level and classroom-level changes in literacy teaching and learning.
  • Develops and coordinates school-wide programs in the areas of literacy.
  • Assists school in supporting student achievement. 
  • Works collaboratively with other staff in C&I and in the school to foster educational research and practice, and in the entire school to foster systemic reform, to address problems of teaching and learning, and to implement the school’s Equity Plan. 
  • Prepares analytic reports and staff development materials on curriculum and instruction, using data for program improvement, performance and authentic assessment and current educational research and practice as relates to school/district AYP. 
  • Ensures the continuing articulation of the literacy curriculum school-wide, kindergarten through grade 5. 
  • Collaborates with Curriculum & Instruction Director to establish and maintain consistent relationships between the curricula; articulates cross-curricula methods and strategies and provides training, as needed, to improve provided instruction.
  • Researches and implements ‘best practices’ and uses ‘exemplars’ directing staff and administration towards improved literacy instruction and learning.
  • Collaborates with and coordinates regularly scheduled school meetings of literature teachers.
  • Leads curriculum committees in literacy to develop curricula, to assist in implementation, and to design appropriate content standards-based assessments, including performance based assessments.
  • Assumes responsibility to review district expenditures; ordering, inventorying, and distribution of all materials for district literacy programs, as needed.
  • Assists in obtaining grants and partnerships to enhance instruction for improved student achievement.
  • Identifies technology appropriate to developmental needs and district resources; requires staff to infuse current technology into literacy instruction.
  • Supports and uses technology, as appropriate, for programs development, monitoring, and production of reports.  
  • Assists in the recruitment and training of personnel.
  • Participates in informal and formal assessment and evaluation for personnel, as assigned.
  • Implements an on-going review of reports and documentation required by federal, state, and district regulations; disseminates and incorporates changes, as required.
  • Keeps informed of educational innovations and trends in the area of literacy instruction and curriculum development.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned, within the context of qualifications and certification.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: To Supervise the district’s Literacy programs

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: This is a 12-month full-time position that is annually renewable in accordance to New Horizons Community approved policies and procedures. The typical work day is from 7:40 AM to 3:40 PM. COMPENSATION: Salary recommended by the Executive Director and established by the Board of Trustees.

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with the provisions of the Board’s policy.

N.J.S.A. 18A:6-7.1 Criminal history record; employee in regular contact with pupils; grounds for disqualification from employment; exception N.J.S.A. 18A:6-10 Dismissal and reduction in compensation of persons under tenure in public school system N.J.A.C. 18A:7F Comprehensive Education Improvement and Financing Act N.J.S.A. 18A:16-2 Physical examinations; requirement N.J.S.A. 18A:25-2 Authority over pupils N.J.S.A. 18A:26-1 Citizenship of teachers, etc. N.J.S.A. 18A:26-1.1 Residence requirement prohibited N.J.S.A. 18A:26-2 Certificates required; exception N.J.S.A. 18A:27 Employment and contracts N.J.S.A. 18A:28-3 No tenure for noncitizens N.J.S.A. 18A:28-5 Tenure of teaching staff members N.J.S.A. 18A:28-8 Notice of intention to resign required N.J.S.A. 18A:37 Discipline of pupils N.J.A.C. 6A:7 Managing for equality and equity in education N.J.A.C. 6A:8 Standards and assessment N.J.A.C. 6A:9 Professional licensure and standards See particularly: N.J.A.C. 6A:9-3 Professional standards for teachers and school leaders N.J.A.C. 6A:9-5 General certification policies N.J.A.C. 6A:9-8 Requirements for instructional certificate N.J.A.C. 6A:9-9 Instructional certificates N.J.A.C. 6A:9-12.3 Authorization N.J.A.C. 6A:9-12.6 Supervisor N.J.A.C. 6A:9-14 Acting administrators N.J.A.C. 6A:9-15 Required professional development for teachers N.J.A.C. 6A:9-16 Required professional development for school leaders N.J.A.C. 6A:14 Special education N.J.A.C. 6A:16 Programs to support student development N.J.A.C. 6A:17 Students at risk of not receiving a public education N.J.A.C. 6A:30 Evaluation of the performance of school districts N.J.A.C. 6A:32-4.4 Evaluation of tenured teaching staff members N.J.A.C. 6A:32-4.5 Evaluation of nontenured teaching staff members N.J.A.C. 6A:32-6 School employee physical examinations Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, 8 U.S.C.A. 1100 et seq. No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, P. L. 107-110, 20 U.S.C.A. 6301 et seq. 

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New Horizons Community Charter School

45 Haynes St, Newark, NJ 07103
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