Language Arts Coordinator
NORMAN PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Job Title: Literacy Coordinator
Credentials: Oklahoma Teaching Certificate in the following area; Elementary/Secondary Language Arts.
Administrator's certificate preferred.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Reading or Language Arts; a Master's degree preferred.
Training or Experience Required: Minimum of five years teaching and/or administrative experience.
Special Skills, Knowledge, Abilities:
Knowledge of effective schools, quality education and subject area trends.
Communication Skills (oral, written, or business): Knowledge of grammatical structure, vocabulary for preparing correspondence from rough draft or proofing of completed material. Communicates in clear, grammatically correct English. Composes correspondence; trains and directs others and provides complex instructions; conducts interviews. Must use creativity; makes public speeches or presentations or provides complex letters or reports.
Data Recording/Record Keeping: Performs data recording/record keeping operations determining what changes need to be made to existing records, including computerized records.
Reading and Interpreting: Reads and interprets complex written or printed materials and must be familiar with proper English usage.
Computer Skills: Uses and has experience with basic word processing, spreadsheets, online data management programs, and instructional software.
Spelling/Fluency and Accuracy Skills: Incumbent needs to spell correctly and have fluency and accuracy of written and spoken communication. Proofreads work of others concerning spelling and grammatical structure.
Must be able to drive district vehicle or van.
Site: Curriculum Center
Reports to: Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services
Job Goal (Purpose of Position): Performs supervisory/administrative level duties under minimal supervision to provide leadership and staff development of literacy in grades 4-12.
An incumbent in this position will utilize discretion, ingenuity and independent judgment due to the complexity of the job. Since there may be several ways to solve a problem, an incumbent is free to choose the solution.
Contact with Others: An incumbent in this position has regular contract with persons inside and outside the district which requires tact and diplomacy and independent judgment such as problem solving; making formal presentations; interpreting policies and procedures based on experience; providing counseling, negotiations, or mediation techniques as appropriate.
Other Performance Measures: Provides leadership and supervision for instruction; manages human resources and maintains productive relationship with staff; provides leadership for students; provides leadership for innovations and problem resolution; efficiently and effectively organizes school operations to maximize student outcomes; actively promotes positive community relationships; maintains facilities and resources conducive to learning and which are cost effective; has personal characteristics that encourage customer service and quality leadership; continues professional development.
Essential Job Functions:
Provides professional development to staff. Keeps abreast of developments in curriculum and instruction. Assists staff in implementing new instructional ideas and strategies. Encourages leadership training; cooperation and communication between staff and other academic programs.
Maintains atmosphere where creativity and performance can be accomplished. Maintains high standards of quality.
Works with staff to develop comprehensive curriculum and training for the various programs.
Serves on advisory boards and other state and national organizations to keep informed on current trends in curriculum and other educational programs.
Observes members of the faculty to provide feedback, ascertain needs and provide assistance.
Assists district staff with the school improvement process data collection and analysis.
Works with community and parents to obtain support for curriculum to resolve concerns and/or problems that arise concerning instructional materials and methods. Responds to requests for information about specific programs. Maintains liaison with education leaders in various curricula at the state, regional and national levels.
Establishes departmental budget and administers both revenue and receipts according to district policy and procedures. Identifies material and equipment needs and seeks to assign priorities for meeting needs. Files for grants and other assistance relative to specific program offerings. Maintains such records as are necessary in compliance with funds.
Assists principals with curriculum issues.
Keeps Assistant Superintendent for Educational Services informed of all activities and special programs. Coordinates the planning of special extra curricular dates; summer classes, etc.
Researches, trains, and helps implement state and federal instructional requirements in the school system.
Performs other duties as required.
Supervision exercised: An incumbent provides programmatic supervision for the Department and assists principals in direct supervision of staff.
Physical/Mental Requirements and Working Conditions:
Due to the nature of the task and the availability of job restructuring, some of these physical requirements may have to be reviewed on a case by case basis. Employee's job requires manual/visual dexterity or ability to keyboard, to drive, to see, hear and judge instruction of teachers. Must be able to communicate in person and on the phone. Must be able to conduct meetings and inservice training with large attendance.
Terms of Employment:
Contract length: 210 days