Instructional Specialist for School Improvement (NBOE)

Employer
Newark Public Schools
Location
Newark, NJ, US
Salary
Competitive

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Job Category
Administrator, Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment & PD, Curriculum Specialist / Coordinator
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  • Position Type:
    Instructional - Other Titles/Instrl Specialist
  • Date Posted:
    5/24/2021
  • Location:
    Special Education -408


  • NEWARK BOARD OF EDUCATION
    HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES
    765 BROAD STREET, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY 07102
    ROGER LEÓN, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT

    Announcement of Vacancy

    Instructional Specialist for School Improvement
    Office of Federal Programs & Grants
    (Pending availability of funds and Board of Education approval)

    The Superintendent invites qualified and interested persons to apply for the position of Instructional Specialist for School Improvement within the Office of Federal Programs & Grants.

    Qualifications

    1. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
    2. Master's degree in Education or a related field preferred.
    3. New Jersey Permanent Teacher Certification.
    4. Three (3) to five (5) or more years of experience in school improvement initiatives and/or data analysis.


    Definition

    Newark Board of Education is deeply committed to ensuring that every school has an excellent leader, every classroom has the highest quality teacher, and every child has access to the necessary resources and supports to succeed, including the district's curricular programs. In particular, schools should receive the best guidance and resources to help their students become ready for college by meeting the expectations in the Common Core State Standards.

    Newark Public Schools seeks an Instructional Specialist to work with the NPS Office of Federal Programs and Grants in supporting key initiatives and programs.

    This is an exciting opportunity for someone with expertise in school improvement, data and operations to have a lasting impact on Newark's students and families. This position may also be responsible for other duties as assigned.

    Responsibilities

    The Instructional Specialist will support the work of the Office of Federal Programs in a number of ways including:

    Responsible for the day-to-day operation of the School Improvement grants and initiatives.
    • Plan, coordinate and oversee implementation of project goals, objectives and program activities.
    • Establish and maintain a high level of communication amongst all project partners.
    • Plan, organize, and coordinate workshops and professional development opportunities related to school improvement for district staff.
    • Participate in development of school improvement grant applications.
    • Facilitate obtaining resources for school locations related to school improvement, curricular initiatives and curricular programs, tracking towards budgets.
    • Collaborate with team members to assist in developing programs and implement models designed to meet the goals of the grant.
    • Assist in vetting responses to Pre-Qualification Solicitations for materials and services.
    • Support strategic partnerships with key community and philanthropic partners.
    • Assist in developing and leading strategic partnerships with key internal and external partners to improve resource options for the district's schools.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    Knowledge and Abilities

    • Deep knowledge of the research on effective policies, strategies, and resources promoting student achievement.
    • Personal accountability for serving all students and ensuring their success.
    • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, including ability to:
    • Work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders at all levels, including but not limited to district personnel, students, families, communities, and/or advocacy groups.
    • Solicit feedback while building consensus.
    • Maintain positive relationships and build lasting coalitions of support.
    • Skillfully navigate existing political structures/systems.
    • Strong goal-orientation and focus on results, thrives in achievement-oriented and fast-paced environment.
    • Outstanding critical thinking skills, including the ability to analyze data, identify trends, pinpoint problems and root causes, and develop innovative solutions.
    • Excellent execution and project management skills, including ability to balance the big picture with detailed steps.
    • Computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint).


    Reports To
    Office of Federal Programs and Grants

    Salary, Terms & Affiliation
    Salary: $62,364-$114,195 - This position is competitive and based on experience.
    Period: Twelve (12) Months
    Affiliation: Newark Teachers Union (NTU)

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    THE NEWARK BOARD OF EDUCATION IS AN
    EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYEE
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