Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Posted 3 years ago
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Employment Type
Full-time
Position Areas
School District/Cooperative

Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The Director of Curriculum and Instruction is responsible for overseeing all issues related to teaching and learning for grades PK-12 in partnership with appropriate leadership.  This includes curriculum mapping and design; program auditing; intervention services; and instructional best practices including knowledge of gifted education and English language learners.  The Director works collaboratively with department supervisors, subject leaders and staff to ensure articulation across all applicable grade level bands. The Director focuses on the latest state and federal mandates and testing, research in curriculum design, scientifically research-based practices and materials, and assessments, all within district financial parameters.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

 
  1. Work collaboratively with building administrators, department supervisors, subject leaders, and staff regarding the collection and analysis of student data for the purpose of providing appropriate student intervention, aligning curriculum, improving the delivery of instruction and program evaluation.

  2. Director will meet with central office administrators, building administrators, department supervisors, subject leaders and teachers on a regular basis to direct the following:

  • Curriculum mapping, alignment and articulation

  • Assessment practices including facilitation of formative instructional practices and development and administration of common assessments

  • Research-based instructional  practices

  • Intervention programming including Response To Intervention

  • Consistent curriculum resource review cycle

  • Program audits

  1. Stay current with the latest research related to curriculum and instruction: standards-based education, instructional best practices, scientifically researched-based materials, student assessment and achievement and innovative programming.

  2. Work collaboratively with building administrators and staff to determine programmatic changes to meet the needs of students.

  3. Work collaboratively with building and district leaders to expand innovative programming including STEAM.

  4. Establish budgets for staff development and the purchasing of textbooks and materials within district financial parameters.

  5. Assist in building effective teams and consensus around instructional issues, initiatives, and district goals.

  6. Collaborate with Assistant Superintendent to analyze, monitor and articulate all state mandated test results to suggest changes in instructional strategies when necessary.

  7. Oversee state testing programs.

  8. Provide oversight of ESOL programming and evaluate ESOL Supervisor

  9. Provide oversight of Gifted programming in collaboration with gifted supervisor

  10. Facilitate work of Instructional Innovators and subject leaders.

  11. Coordinate summer  programming services including selection of summer school administrators and materials.

  12. Collaborate with Assistant Superintendent to facilitate academic onboarding days for new teachers.

  13. Lead the district’s Curriculum Steering Committee.

  14. Approve field trip requests.

  15. Approve student teacher requests.

  16. Collaborate with Assistant Superintendent to facilitate academic onboarding days for new teachers.

  17. Provide oversight of Parenting Partners in collaboration with ESOL supervisor

  18. Perform all other tasks as assigned

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

May directly supervise employees.  Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the district's policies and negotiated agreements.  Responsibilities include training employees, planning, assigning and directing work, addressing complaints and resolving problems.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, colleagues and administration.  Ability to read, analyze and interpret testing and survey results, financial reports and legal documents.  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, agencies, teachers or members of the school community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conforms to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to administration, staff, public groups, and/or Board of Education.

 

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Master’s degree (M.A., M.S., M.Ed.) required. Primary classroom experience required. Administrative experience and experience in curriculum and instruction required.


CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid Administrative license required.

 

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory based on school objectives. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community. Ability to speak clearly and concisely in written or oral communication. Ability to use computers where applicable. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.


PHYSICAL 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk or hear. The employee occasionally is required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.

 

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.

 

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Posted By

Sycamore Community Schools

7400 Cornell Rd , Cincinnati, OH 45242
 

At the following locations

Sycamore Schools District Office

5959 Hagewa Drive , Cincinnati, OH 45242