Project Coordinator (STEM in the Library)

Location
Memphis, TN, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Mar 06, 2019
Ref
16562
Purpose and Scope
Responsible for the efficient and effective operation of the assigned curricular area, so that students may derive the greatest academic and personal benefit for the learning experience.

Essential Job Functions
  1. Supports teachers through the development and/or refinement of curriculum and pacing guides. Ensures that district curriculum is aligned to District goals, and State Standards, including identifying skill gaps between grades, thereby ensuring a seamless progression from K through grade 12.
  2. Guides and supports the selection of instructional materials, resources, and technology needed to support curriculum implementation.
  3. Monitors implementation of new curriculum to support the instructional program in schools. Collaborates with District offices and departments to develop and monitor implementation of integrated curricular units and assessments.
  4. Collaborates with librarians to build a knowledge base of Literacy standards and repertoire of teaching skills to improve student achievement.
  5. Supports the development and implementation of research-based and innovative initiatives to raise student achievement. Develops tools and procedures to be used by District, regional, and school administrators to ensure the fidelity of implementation of all District initiatives in the assigned curriculum area.
  6. Provides leadership in design of professional development activities for principals, teachers, and support staff to promote innovative teaching approaches and techniques. Provides support and guidance to schools.
  7. Interprets data to determine appropriate professional development opportunities for schools and collaborates with curriculum staff to ensure that professional learning opportunities are aligned with data-determined needs.
  8. Shares effective instructional strategies with librarians both individually and through in-service workshops; assists with lesson planning and delivery of instruction; observes librarians in the classroom; makes recommendations for improvement in performance as appropriate; offers advice and assistance as needed.
  9. Submits required documentation of instructional support provided to schools for the fulfillment of grant requirements. Compiles data for and prepares various statistical, administrative and professional reports as required.
  10. Works collaboratively with other managers and management representatives in Curriculum & Instruction to achieve a system-wide result. Formulates local targets, goals, and activities that are in synch with and support the broader goals and objectives of the organization.
  11. Executes the responsibilities according to lawful and ethical standards. Use personal judgment and initiative to develop effective and constructive solutions to challenges and obstacles.
  12. Directs the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records, correspondence, and files related to assigned service, activities, and operations; provides for appropriate research and compiles reports, as needed. Reviews best practices, recent literature, and research studies and reports. Communicates findings with staff and coordinates changes or modifications to improve existing programs. Applies information/results of research and studies to the instructional
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.


Minimum Qualifications
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Education or a related area plus an additional 5 years related experience, or equivalent for a total education/experience of 9 years. Master's degree with an endorsement in Library Science and experience in integrating STEM content with literacy initiatives preferred. Tennessee teaching license with Administrative Certification is preferred. A minimum of four years of successful experience as a classroom teacher. Proficient in the use of technology to include video presentation, word processing, database and spreadsheet applications. (PROOF OF EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED).
Degree Equivalency Formula :

Bachelor's Degree = 4 years plus required years of experience.
Master's Degree = 2 years plus required years of experience. Where Master's degrees are required, years for Bachelor's Degrees must be included.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills, with the ability to swiftly and accurately understand complex data and perform analysis
  • Skill in developing data-supported solutions and using fact-based logic; ability to translate complex analysis in an easy-to-understand manner and present to a broad audience
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Outstanding leadership skills and ability to build high-performing teams through both recruitment and selection and professional development
  • Ability to tackle the operational challenges of a large urban school district in a complex, changing political and educational environment
  • Ability to manage daily administrative tasks without losing sight of long-term goals and planning.


Physical Requirements and Working Environment
Physical Demands : Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment; must be able to use hands and fingers for sign language.

Unavoidable Hazards : The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.

Sensory (ADA) Requirements : The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLIANCE
SCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SCS provides reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

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