Director of Curriculum
Blaine County School District #61 | Hailey ID 83333 USA | Full Time - School Year | Revised: 04/22/2013
POSITION DESCRIPTION: Director of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning
To provide leadership in the ongoing development and improvement of curriculum and instructional programs of the District. Provides effective and dynamic leadership in program innovation and development for administrators, teachers, and parents. Directs District-wide curriculum, instruction, assessment, and staff development programs.
Superintendent or designee.
JOB CLASSIFICATION/SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
This position is classified as Exempt from minimum wage and overtime pay provisions. The employee is responsible for the supervision of assigned staff and programs.
- A Master’s degree, or higher, from an accredited college or university.
- Evidence of successful teaching and administrative experience.
- A valid Idaho Administrator’s Certificate.
- Valid driver’s license required.
- Successful prior relevant administrative experience, including mapping and development of curriculum preferred.
- Understanding of Common Core State Standards curriculum, instruction, and assessment preferred.
- Knowledge and understanding of 21st Century Skills and learning preferred.
- High-level communication skills including individual and group skills in mediation, consensus, and problem solving preferred.
- Exhibits patience, discretion, judgment, confidentiality, and diplomacy when working with various staff, students, patrons and peers.
- Ability to work effectively with patrons, parents, and District employees.
- Ability to effectively speak in public.
- Proficient in the operation of computers, various programs, internet, and email.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is illustrative ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class. It does not imply that all positions within the class perform all of the duties listed, nor does it necessarily list all possible duties that may be assigned.)
- Assists and represents the Superintendent in various duties as assigned.
- Supports, interprets, and clarifies the District’s educational objectives.
- Communicates the District’s vision, goals, and long-range plans for curriculum and instruction to staff, students, parents, and the community-at-large.
- Directs and coordinates the work of the curriculum teams, K-12.
- Facilitates ongoing staff professional development.
- Observes, when requested by a principal, teachers in their classrooms and participates in developing improvement plans for those teachers when necessary.
- Administrates the development of curriculum guides.
- Coordinates the adoption process of curriculum materials.
- Evaluates the effectiveness of instructional programs.
- Promotes technological literacy in our schools.
- Coordinates grant writing efforts.
- Travels between schools in Blaine County and to meetings/conferences as assigned.
- Works on-site according to schedule and at the times designated.
- Prepares, monitors, and administers the Curriculum budget for the District.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include the KNOWLEDGE OF:
- Current principles, theories, methods, techniques, research, and strategies pertaining to teaching and instruction of K-12 level students;
- Academic characteristics of K-12 level students;
- Socio-economic and cultural background differences within the District population.
- Knowledge of bookkeeping principles and basic math skills including the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of multiple units of measure.
- Educational curriculum, instructional goals and objectives, and educational trends and research findings pertaining to comprehensive K-12 programming;
Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include the ABILITY TO:
- Plan, organize, and design effective curriculum for students at the K-12 level;
- Effectively assess the instructional and educational needs of students, and design, develop, and implement sound instructional and educational programs;
- Perform duties in accordance with Board of Education policies and procedures and State laws and guidelines;
- Perform research and development activities pertaining to curriculum and instructional programs and innovative and creative pilot projects designed to enhance student educational opportunities and experiences;
- Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form;
- Read and write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals;
- Effectively present information to, regularly interact with, and respond to questions from staff, students, parents, and the public;
- Work in a friendly manner and develop effective and appropriate professional relationships with staff, students, parents, and the public;
- Demonstrate effective judgment and problem-solving;
- Make both collaborative and independent decisions;
- Work effectively both in teams and autonomously;
- Organize tasks, set priorities, meet deadlines, and manage multiple tasks;
- Direct and instruct others;
- Respond appropriately to evaluation and changes in the work setting;
- Adapt in a positive manner to continuous change of programs, software, curriculum, State laws, etc.;
- Continuously ascertain new knowledge and skills;
- Maintain confidentiality/privacy of students and staff;
- Proficiently operate computers, various programs, internet, and email;
- Ability to report to work and meetings punctually and on a regular basis.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical requirements indicated below are examples of the physical aspects that this position must perform in carrying out the essential functions of the position.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee:
- Constantly works indoors and is able to maintain a stationary position.
- Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
- Frequently moves about, such as during instruction or training of staff.
- Frequently transports items 10-50 pounds, such as books, audio/visual components, and other curriculum/training materials.
- Constantly communicates with staff, such as during training sessions and curriculum meetings. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.
- Must be able to observe student and staff interaction with curriculum in evaluating its effectiveness.
- Generally, the noise in the work environment is quiet to moderate.
- Indoor exposures include: moderate noise from conversation/verbal interaction between people and from office machines. Frequent interruptions possible, i.e. phone calls, appointments, etc.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- 246 days per year. Travel expected. Works on-site according to schedule and at the times designated.
- Twelve-month (246-day) contract of employment, beginning July 1. Annual salary range: $95,000.00 - $105,000.00, depending upon experience.
- Comprehensive benefit package.
The Blaine County School District No. 61 is an equal opportunity employer/educator with a drug, alcohol, and tobacco free environment. Discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, or national origin does not exist in the District. Equal access to employment, services, and programs is available to all persons. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A). Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Those applicants requiring reasonable accommodations to the application and/or interview process should notify a representative of the organization. Preference will be given to eligible veterans pursuant to Idaho Code 65503, et seq. Questions or complaints should be addressed to the Human Resources Department at (208) 578-5000 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Location||Hailey, ID, United States|
|Organization Type||Public School|
|Grade Level||Pre-School/Early Childhood, Elementary 1-3, Elementary 4-6, Middle School/Junior High, High School|
|Contact Name||Human Resources Department|
|How to apply||Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.|