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Pre-K - 12 Social Studies and Civic Engagement Facilitator

Employer
Orange County Schools
Location
Hillsborough, NC, US
Salary
Competitive

Job Details

POSITION TITLE

Facilitator for Pre-K to 12th Social Studies and Civic Engagement

SCHOOL/DEPARTMENT

Curriculum and Instruction

SALARY

Teacher salary schedule plus supplement

FLSA STATUS

Exempt

REPORTS TO

Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction

SUPERVISES

None

WORK WEEK SCHEDULE

Monday - Friday; must be able to work some late evenings

WORK HOURS

40

NUMBER OF MONTHS PER YEAR

12

POSITION PURPOSE:

The primary responsibility will be to facilitate best practices in social studies instruction in classrooms across all grade spans by mentoring, modeling, coaching teachers across the district. The Facilitator will support the implementation of district social studies initiatives. The Pre-K-12 Social Studies Facilitator will also develop a strategic plan to provide ongoing, job embedded training, that supports instructional skill building for teachers to deepen their understanding of best practices and increase social studies and civic engagement achievement for all students. The Pre-K-12th grade Social Studies Facilitator understands social studies content, culturally responsive pedagogy and assessment, and coaching across all grade spans.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :

EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor's Degree or higher from an accredited institution in the area of Social Studies, History, Curriculum Development, Education, or another related field.
  • Five (5) years minimum experience as a classroom teacher, pubic school principal, and/or Central Office Administrator.
  • Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
CERTIFICATION AND LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:
  • NC Teacher Licensure in related field.
  • Must possess a valid driver's license issued by the NC Department of Motor Vehicles.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Seven (7) or more years serving as a public-school classroom teacher, public school principal, and/or Central Office Administrator.
  • Masters Level Licensure, National Boards, or other advanced preparation programs (please note that position is paid on a teacher salary schedule and all laws are applicable).
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILTIES:
  • Thorough knowledge of the curricular area requirements and curriculum as conveyed by NCDPI. ? Thorough knowledge of school district board policies and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of legislative requirements pertaining to the particular subject area . ? Demonstrated ability to perform evaluations of teachers and their subject areas and to provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide support, direction and assistance to assigned staff relative to job performance, student/staff relations, problem resolution and professional growth. ? Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain supportive and positive working relationships with district central office staff, school principals, coaches, teachers, subject area coaches and support personnel.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate the development and implementation of the curriculum guides that contains the core curriculum benchmarks, resources, instructional strategies and activities, timelines, articulation maps, and common assessments that are aligned with the state requirements.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop programs of study, evaluate core instructional materials and other supplementary teaching materials.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with other facilitators in the related field to ensure proper alignment horizontally and vertically in all tested areas.
  • Considerable knowledge of the current literature, trends, methods and developments in the particular curricular area.
  • Considerable knowledge of the ethical guidelines applicable to the position as outlined by professional organizations and/or federal, state and local laws, rules and regulation. ? Considerable knowledge of the principles of supervision, organization and administration/ ? Thorough knowledge of the NC Standard Course of Study and its application to the particular curriculum.
  • Considerable knowledge of providing active leadership and support for effective instructional strategies, techniques, and methods grounded in research and focused on improved achievement for all students.
  • Considerable knowledge of best practices, adaptive learning, and other processes associated with providing quality professional staff development activities and programs in accordance with staff and student needs and school/district needs and objectives
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Support the schools with the continuous improvement of education for all students by serving as the curriculum area specialist.
  • Serve the school district as a specialist in his/her respective content area by developing and refining the content of the curriculum.
  • Coordinate and manage the organization and progress of vertical teams to ensure
comprehensive and sequential programs (vertical alignment).
  • Provide instructional leadership in the need's assessment, planning, and coordination of staff development in the content areas, and/or schools.
  • Collaborate with school campus personnel to assist schools with staff development and instructional programs in the respective content area.
  • Assist with the development of system created assessments in the related content area. ? Assist with the evaluation of new and existing programs in the district.
  • Assist school principals with curriculum and instructional decisions based on individual school campus needs.
  • Assist principals and staff with disaggregating data to determine instructional needs of the students.
  • Lead the district curriculum committees with revisions to curriculum and adoption of new subject instructional materials, as needed to meet student learning needs and goals. ? Assist teachers, especially those new to the profession and the district, with instructional methodology, district curriculum requirements, etc.
  • Secure, evaluate, and deliver instructional material as needed.
  • Develop methods and procedures for implementing the curriculum, including the coordination of the development, editing and/or revision of curriculum guides and other instructional materials to support the program in his/her specialized area.
  • Communicate effectively with supervisors regarding pertinent aspects of the instructional program.
  • Encourage and support the development and implementation of innovative instructional programs to achieve identified needs.
  • Encourage and support the implementation of technology into the classroom. ? Assist with planning for summer school education programs in given specialized area. ? Work closely with principals, counselors, department chairs and teachers in creating an open, cooperative atmosphere for effective communication.
  • Work cooperatively and harmoniously with all members of the Curriculum and Instruction Department, as well as other administrative departments, as needed.
  • Communicate effectively with parents, students and the community.
  • Demonstrate high expectations of students and staff.
  • Work collaboratively with others to support the school district mission and goals; articulate a vision for the district's program .
  • Monitor various instructional program activities.
  • Research programs and provide an analysis of such programs to determine possible implementation in the district.
  • Assist with the orientation of new teachers in the field.
  • Help provide growth opportunities for teachers in need of assistance.
  • Prepare budget for specified content area, justify requested funds, and appropriately allocate funds throughout the school year.
  • Encourage and promote parental and community involvement in the educational process by informing the community of mathematic standards for graduation, etc.
  • Improve leadership skills through self-initiated professional activities, such as participation with and/or work on committees associated with professional organizations, or to meet statewide needs.
  • Participate in appropriate educational conferences and staff development opportunities for job growth and enhanced job performance.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
WORKING CONDITIONS

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

Work is considered light physical work requiring the exertion of up to 20 pounds of force

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Employees in this position are required to work in indoor and outdoor environments, and come into direct contact with OCS staff, students and the public.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The following signatures acknowledge that the supervisor has verified the accuracy of the position description, has discussed position requirements with the employee, and has advised the employee of work performance expectations.

Reviewed by: Employee's Signature

Date

Approval by: Supervisor's

Signature

Date

The completed and signed position description shall be maintained at the employee's work location, shall be reviewed with the employee by his or her immediate supervisor, should be revised as required, and shall serve as the basis for all required evaluations.

DISCLAIMER: The above statements are intended to describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this position. They are not intended to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and skills that may be required of the employees assigned to this position. This description may be revised by the supervisor, with HR review and approval, any time.

Company

Our vision is to provide a public school system that prepares all students to be creative, constructive thinkers who become healthy, productive and responsible members of our community and the world.  Our mission is to provide learning opportunities that develop resourceful citizens prepared to engage in an ever changing and diverse world.

Company info
Website
Telephone
9197328126
Location
200 East King St
Hillsborough
North Carolina
27278
US

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