INTERIM CURRICULUM SPECIALIST

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THUNDERBIRD PREPARATORY ACADEMY
Thunderbird Preparatory Academy is a tuition-free public charter school located in Cornelius, NC. In 2016/2017, we will be serving grades K-6. Our focus is to provide whole student development utilizing the following education practices: Strengths and leadership based development and the Core Knowledge curriculum. We are currently seeking a Fulltime INTERIM CURRICULUM SPECIALIST to join our team!*

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Staff Development - Research, create and present/facilitate workshops as needed and within deadline

  • Curriculum Cadres
  • Topic specific in-service training

2. School Monitoring and Instructional Coaching

  • Teacher observations and feedback
  • Instructional Focus Program
  • Model lessons
  • Development of Curriculum Resources
  • Data Drive Instruction
  • Implementation of Thunderbird Preparatory Academy Educational Model

3. Assessments

  • Find, revise and/or create quality test items (benchmarks) for multiple subject areas at all grade levels that align (where applicable) within the state test specifications.
  • Find, revise and/or create quality weekly assessments for K-6 that align (where applicable) within the state test specifications.
  • i-Ready experience and/or ability to learn, monitor, implement and direct all functions of i-Ready assessment.

4. Curriculum Development

  • Oversight and development of Curriculum Maps
  • Oversight, research, and development of curriculum training
  • Develop comprehensive knowledge of the State Academic Standards and the district side of i-Ready and how the publishing of courses and standards ultimately affect teacher grade books, assignments, and student grades
  • Creation, development, and distribution of state and mandated testing newsletters
  • Monitor, implement and direct all functions of i-Ready assessment

5. Data Analysis

  • State academic assessment explanation of scores, disaggregation, and aggregation of data with staff and administration
  • i-Ready Benchmark Test explanation of scores and reports, disaggregation, and aggregation of data with staff and administration
  • All other assessment and data as needed

6. Provide support of Education Team in the following areas

  • Scheduling
  • Thunderbird Preparatory Academy strategic plan
  • Thunderbird Preparatory Academy development
  • Site visits/school support
  • Planning and logistics of annual department events including the Thunderbird Preparatory Academy Spelling Bee, Science Fair, Principle Institute and school openings
  • Charter Applications
  • Grade level and graduation requirements
  • Special programs

7. Marketing and PR

  • Work with Managing Director to grow student based
  • Participate in marketing and PR initiative (Canvasing, Open House, school tours)
  • Participate in all Marketing/PR functions as directed by the Managing Director

**MAY PERFORM OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED**

DISCLAIMER

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and commitment toward the job and the mission of the company; supports the company’s values in the strategic areas of academic excellence, operational performance, superior culture, and financial health and growth, as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Works and interacts with staff and relates to individuals at all levels of the organization; relates to individuals at all levels. As unique situations present themselves, the incumbent must be sensitive to corporate needs, employee goodwill, and the public image.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
  • High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities while maintaining flexibility
  • Computer proficient in MS Office, white interactive board technology, and knowledge of successful virtual course implementation.
  • Delivers dynamic presentations that engage audience and participants.
  • Knowledge of special programs (i.e. i-Ready, etc.).
  • Ability to consistently be at work, to arrive on time, to follow instructions, to respond to management direction and solicit feedback to improve performance.
  • Looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Strives to research, evaluate and implement best practices.
  • Ability to work with large amounts of data, to interpret data, to detect errors and prepare reports.
  • Strong customer orientation.
  • Establishes excellent interpersonal skills between all constituents being courteous, professional, and helpful; demonstrates a high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact, and diplomacy.
  • Broad conceptual perspective and forward-thinking on educational issues and their long-term impact on the schools and the company.
  • Proactive and takes initiative; thinks creatively. High level of accuracy and detail oriented; drives projects to completion. Insists on the highest level of quality.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • None. The worker is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions. Work demands are met working in a typical office setting or school environment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • No physical exertion required.
  • Travel within a current state with Thunderbird Preparatory Academy presence or outside.
  • Light work-Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with Thunderbird Preparatory Academy salary and benefit policy. The length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by Thunderbird Preparatory Academy.
  • This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.

EVALUATION: The performance will be evaluated in accordance with Thunderbird Preparatory Academy’s policy.

DECLARATION

Human Resources retain the sole right and discretion to make changes to this job description. Any employee making changes unauthorized by the Human Resources Department will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination.

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree required with a concentration in Curriculum & Instruction
  • Master’s degree in Educational Leadership or Curriculum & Instruction preferred, or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • 2-5 years related experience and /or training.
  • PC proficient Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), Student Information System (SIS), other relevant software, educational technology, and mobile communication device.
  • Commitment to Thunderbird's mission and vision.
  • Such alternatives to the above requirements as Thunderbird Preparatory Academy may find appropriate and acceptable.

Job Type: Full-time, 12 month 

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required with a concentration in Curriculum & Instruction
  • Master’s degree in Educational Leadership or Curriculum & Instruction preferred, or equivalent combination of training and experience

Required experience:

  • research and development of curriculum training: 2 years
  • I-ready: 2 years
  • Curriculum Maps: 2 years
  • comprehensive knowledge of the State Academic Standards: 2 years

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Thunderbird Preparatory Academy

17609 Old Statesville Rd , Cornelius, NC 28031
 

At the following locations

Thunderbird Preparatory Academy - Building Tomorrow’s Leaders Today 17609 Old Statesville Road ...

PO Box 2683 , Cornelius, NC 28031