Gifted Education, Advanced Placement and College and Career Readiness Coordinator

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Norman Public Schools
Gifted Education, Advanced Placement and College and Career Readiness Coordinator


Job Title: Gifted Education. Advanced Placement and College and Career Readiness Coordinator

 

Credentials: Current Oklahoma Teaching Certificate; with certification in Administration, and Gifted Education preferred.

 

Education: Master’s Degree required

 

Training or experience required: Minimum of five years teaching and/or administrative experience. Experience in gifted and/or AP programs preferred

 

Site: Curriculum Center

 

Reports to: Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction

 

Contract: 210-220 days dependent on breadth of experience

 

FLSA Classification: Exempt

 

Essential Job Functions:

 
  • Provide leadership for the PK-12 Gifted Program, the Advanced Placement (AP) Program, AVID and other college/career readiness programs. 

  • Work in a supportive, collaborative role with district and building leaders as well as teachers, students, and parents.

  • Provide guidance and leadership to gifted resource coordinators (GRCs), AP coordinators, teachers, parents, and administrators regarding policy, procedures, and the mission of the gifted program.

  • Interpret state guidelines and regulations dealing with gifted education and college/career readiness; monitor compliance with School Board policies and regulation.

  • Communicate the district’s gifted program and college/career readiness goals, objectives, and practices to administrators, instructional personnel, parents, and the community.

  • Develop and monitor short- and long-term goals to support the district’s gifted plan.

  • Communicate with all stakeholders of the gifted programs.

  • Coordinate the gifted education services offered by gifted resource coordinators (GRCs) and AP Coordinators in their support to students, teachers, and school administrators.

  • Plan and implement staff development for GRCs, AP Coordinators, teachers, curriculum coordinators, and building level administrators.

  • Develop plans for new gifted, advanced placement, and/or college/career readiness programs to meet identified needs; recommend expansion or elimination of courses and programs as necessary.

  • Conduct research on trends and best practices in gifted education and student enrichment.

  • Conduct data analysis to ensure continuum of services for identified populations.

  • Recruit and interview potential GRCs and AP Coordinators and support principals in the hiring process.

  • Develop and implement methods for measuring the effectiveness of the district’s gifted program, AP, and college/career readiness programs on an annual basis.

  • Manage the identification of gifted students: assessment, testing, collecting data, and eligibility.

  • Manage and monitor the access to advanced placement and college/career readiness programs to ensure all students reach their full potential.

  • Monitor differentiated curriculum implementations district-wide.

  • Provide opportunities and deliver training workshops to teachers, administrators and staff.

  • Involve relevant personnel in continuous improvement through self-evaluation and goal setting.

  • Assess office functions in an effort to improve service to GRCs, AP Coordinators, teachers, parents, and students.

  • Prepare, manage, and coordinate all program-area budget requests as well as maintenance of the district gifted/AP budget.

  • Provide input for the evaluation of site personnel related to areas of responsibility (GRCs, AP coordinators specifically).

  • Prepare reports and information for the School Board and others as requested/needed.

  • Attend local, regional, and state meetings on gifted education, AVID and AP programs.

  • Lead and coordinate the district’s AVID program, attending regional and national conferences as required by the program grant. Lead and coordinate proficiency testing program in collaboration with content coordinators and district directors.

  • Assist district and school administrators in developing and implementing an aligned K-12 college and career readiness program. 

  • Oversee the ICAP (Individual Career Academic Plan) program in the district to ensure fidelity of implementation, to include CareerTech programs, and to offer AIMs (Apprenticeships, Internships, and Mentorships). 

  • Manage the Carl Perkins programs/dollars are related to assigned responsibilities.

  • Work closely with other curriculum coordinators to ensure all programs related to College and Career Readiness (e.g. dual credit, credit recovery, and online coursework) are aligned. 

  • Locate appropriate resources and funding for ongoing, current, or future projects and collaborate with appropriate administration, departments, and community organizations.

  • Build common visions for program improvement with principal(s) and staff at each campus; direct planning activities with staff to ensure attainment; identify, analyze, and apply research findings to promote College and Career Readiness. 

  • Establish and maintain relationships with college admissions offices and recruiters from two and four year colleges, trade schools, military, and alternative programs. 

  • Develop professional development activities for College and Career staff and teachers that align with district goals. 

  • Facilitate the establishment of programs to increase high school completion, which may include virtual instruction.

  • Monitor and evaluate student graduation and completion rates. 

  • Work with faculty, staff and students to develop and implement formal and informal student events and activities that enhance a college and career school culture. 

  • Provide consistent emphasis on and support for post-secondary and career exploration and preparation though both formal and informal student events and activities.

  • Perform other duties as required.


Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

An employee in this position must be able to communicate clearly both orally and in writing. Must possess the ability to utilize and promote the use of participatory management techniques. Must possess personal characteristics including, but not limited to, poise, perspective, integrity, flexibility, sound judgment, and the professionalism necessary for success as an administrator in the Norman Public Schools District. Must work collaboratively with students, parents, administrators, and staff. Must be able to handle conflict and utilize problem solving strategies. 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; use hands to handle or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds.. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


I have received this job description and understand that it is my responsibility to adequately perform these required duties. I understand that if I have questions regarding my obligations I must promptly consult my supervisor for clarification. 

 

I understand that if I have a disabling condition or develop a disabling condition at sometime in the future I must contact my supervisor to determine whether a reasonable accommodation can be provided so that I may perform the essential duties of my position.

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Norman Public Schools

131 South Flood , Norman, OK 73069
 

At the following locations

CURRICULUM CENTER

131 S FLOOD AVE , NORMAN, OK 73069



Insights
Compare with State

Amount per Student

$8,282

State Average: $8,775

% ELL Students

5%

State Average: 7%

Student Teacher Ratio

16.80

State Average: 16.32

% IEP Students

17%

State Average: 16%

FTE

1,820

State Average: 142