Curriculum Coordinator and Academic Resource Teacher
- Job Type
Primary Purpose: Design and implement Language Arts curriculum and ensure curriculum guidelines are functionally integrated throughout the Elementary School. Lead in curriculum development and professional learning. Implement targeted instruction to systematically provide identified students with the additional time and support needed to learn at high levels. This includes remedial, reinforcement, and enrichment experiences for individual and small groups of students.
- Keep apprised of current teaching and assessment methodologies
- Manage Language Arts curriculum decisions and facilitate the development of curriculum documents (e.g. curriculum maps and benchmarks)
- Develop and maintain a curriculum resource center
- Lead and/or coordinate Language Arts curricular-related meetings and faculty in-service trainings
- Support and encourage teachers in their professional development, particularly in the areas of assessment and instructional strategies
- Maintain records and trend data of internal school assessments and communicate data with faculty
- Work collaboratively with faculty to implement Language Arts curriculum, instruction, assessment changes based on data
- Lead and/or coordinate new teacher instruction regarding methodologies specific to HBA curriculum (e.g. Gradual Release, Learning Targets)
- Model sound teaching practices as needed
- Work collaboratively with elementary, middle & high school principals, HBA Curriculum Director and Supplemental Programs Director
- Coordinate and work with classroom teachers, peer Academic Resources Teacher, principal and guidance counselor to determine academic needs of students
- Plan and implement lessons to meet students’ needs
- Monitor and track progress of students. Report progress to classroom teachers, counselor and principal
- Share the love and faith in Jesus Christ with students.
- Assist the principal in providing an atmosphere conducive to learning and teaching.
- Other duties as assigned.
Core Competencies Required of all HBA Employees: An employee of HBA must demonstrate the following core competencies:
- Christ-like Conduct. Imitate the life of Jesus Christ and take on his behavior, mindset, choices, and character, and apply it to everyday life. Exhibit love, humility, compassion, and servanthood, and allow God the opportunity to work in us and to manifest His Glory within us.
- Passion for Our Calling. Respond to God’s passion in our hearts to complete the things He calls us to do. Acknowledge that passion encompasses more than the work, it taps into one’s whole life purpose. Reward of wages and prestige are peripheral to using the God-given gifts and talents to have an effect on the greater good and an impact beyond oneself. Yield passionately to God’s calling to live a life full of joy, satisfaction, and true fulfillment.
- Teamwork. Promotes teamwork through building consensus to develop mutual trust, respect, and commonality of goals. Supports team decisions, collaborates with others to develop team solutions, builds consensus, and resolves conflict.
- Customer Focus. Organizes and prioritizes resources to focus on and exceed customer expectations. Make it “easy to do business with” HBA. Demonstrate understanding, helpfulness, sensitivity, and a concern of the needs and feelings of external and internal customers.
- Effective Communication. Listens carefully to feedback and others’ views and asks clarifying questions to confirm understanding. Clearly states views and opinions. Actively takes responsibility to ensure there is mutual understanding in all viewpoints and communication. Effectively adapts oral and written communication to the needs and interests of the target audience. Openly shares information in a timely manner with others who need that information.
- Results Orientation. Can be counted on to achieve assigned or promised results in a timely manner by utilizing resources effectively. Clarifies expectations and measurements of performance. Seeks guidance or other resources needed. Takes personal ownership for results by holding self and others accountable for results. Shows strong desire and drive for success by identifying and overcoming obstacles. Demonstrates a sense of urgency and is persistent in using extra effort to achieve results. Focuses efforts on, and strives to attain, results that are important to the mission of HBA and specific department goals.
- Practical Thinking and Decision-Making. Identifies, defines, and focuses on specific problems or issues. Determines information needs; collects, analyzes, interprets, and develops it for use in making decisions. Makes timely and appropriate decisions driven by the information, the needs of the organization, and the need for innovation and creativity to accomplish assigned tasks.
- Continuous Improvement. Strives to continually improve one’s own job performance and to better the work environment, work quality, results, and how the work is done. Accepts both the need for and positive potential of change in the workplace. Willing to take managed risk to test approaches that may better satisfy a customer’s needs or to meet HBA’s needs and goals. Develops alternative and imaginative solutions and approaches to problems. Actively looks for opportunities to redesign and improve work methods and makes changes to improve operating efficiency and quality of output.
- Supporting and Leading Change. Participates in all aspects of both the organizational and process oriented change cycles to accomplish the goals set for their particular level of responsibility. Identifies, plans for, and leads change needed to support HBA’s mission and values.
- Equipment and Software Use: Computer skills, facsimile machine, photocopier, multi-line push button telephone, Smart Board. iPad, Google docs/calendars/forms, FinalSite, myBackpack ? Work Hours: 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Some weekday after-hours and weekend work may be required. Occasional outside workshops and conferences (even during the fall, winter, spring, and summer breaks) may be required.
- Mental Demands: Ability to see both overall picture and detail. Ability to do long-range planning. Exercises good judgement, able to make sound decisions, ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
- Physical Demands: A portion of the job is spent sitting in a confined position. Most of the work requires periodic visual/mental concentration on work demanding precise eye/hand coordination.
- Social Demands: Ability to communicate with all stakeholders in a friendly and concise way.
- Spiritual: Must have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of his/her life and demonstrate a living relationship with Jesus Christ as described in “The Baptist Faith and Message”, the tenets of the Southern Baptist denomination.
- Skills/Knowledge: Knowledge of action research, current educational theories, and child development. Demonstrable organizational and computer skills. Effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work with a variety of people; team player. Ability to motivate others to reach their fullest potential.
- Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
- Experience: Minimum of three (3) years teaching at the elementary school level.