Instructional Specialist - Science Coordinator - Elementary - PS #59 - RB# 18-545a

Title: Instructional Specialist - Science Coordinator - Elementary - PS #59 - RB# 18-545a
ID: 4477
Department: Science
Location: Other
Division: Instructional
Description

BOARD OF EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES
BUFFALO, NEW YORK 14202

RECRUITMENT BULLETIN RB #18-545a
INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST
SCIENCE CORRDINATOR - ELEMENTARY
PS #59
AUGUST 14, 2019


NOTICE OF POSITION

POSITION : The Superintendent of Schools, Kriner Cash, is interested in receiving applications from qualified candidates for the position of:

INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST
SCIENCE COORDINATOR ~ ELEMENTARY
PS #59

APPLICATION : Candidates who wish to be considered should complete an application on the Buffalo Schools website www.buffaloschools.org . Click the "APPLY" button at the bottom of this page to start your application. Once the application is completed, click the "Submit" button. Your application will be kept on file for one year.

Applications successfully received will generate a confirmation email to the account listed on the application. (Be sure to check your junk and spam mail.) If you do not receive a confirmation email, we cannot guarantee that your application was received. You must submit an application until you receive a confirmation email.

QUALIFICATIONS : Candidates must hold Buffalo or New York State certification in Science 7-12 or Elementary Education grades 1-6. It is required that candidates must attach a PDF or a screen shot of their certifications. Candidates possessing ONLY NYS Elementary Education must have a minimum of 18 hours of credited science courses. Candidates must have thorough knowledge of scientific research and have the capability to provide adult professional development. Candidate must have a minimum of 5 years teaching experience. Candidates must complete professional development related to the New York State p-12 Science Learning Standards (NYSSLS), the Next Generation standards for English Language Arts / Literacy and Mathematics, Pearson's Elevate Science program, Science and Technology Integration, and Inquiry Based Instruction as well as participate in other Professional Learning Opportunities as instructed by the Director of Science Education. In evaluating each candidate's qualifications, consideration will be given to the candidate's coursework and experiences in the area of scientifically based science and literacy research, assessment, and professional development in the area of science and scientific literacy. The candidate must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, organizational skills, and demonstrate leadership and interpersonal communication skills with adults. Proficiency in the use of technology and knowledge of NY State Standards will also be considered in evaluating each candidate's qualifications.

DUTIES : Responsibilities include:
  • Planning and collaborating with Buffalo Museum Staff, Buffalo Zoo Staff and First Hand Learning.
  • Guiding and assisting teachers in the full and ongoing implementation of Science programs;
  • Guiding and assisting teachers in the implementation of the Common Core Learning Standards
  • Guiding and assisting teachers in the implementation of valid and reliable assessment tools and planning related professional development;
  • Guiding and assisting teachers in the implementation of Pearson's Elevate Science program;
  • Collaborating with teachers in the implementation of instructional strategies that are standards-based;
  • Intensively monitoring science programs, strategies and materials for students who are performing below grade level;
  • Reviewing and analyzing student diagnostic screening, and progress data, as well as outcome assessment data, to assist in determining appropriate student interventions and necessary program modifications;
  • Planning and facilitating grade level meetings;
  • Collaborating with building administrator and building reading coach.


This recruitment bulletin in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other related duties as assigned by the appropriate administrator or supervisor. Buffalo Public Schools reserves the right to update, revise or change this recruitment bulletin and related duties at any time without prior notice.

APPOINTMENT : Appointment will be made by the Board of Education upon the recommendation of the Superintendent following assessment of training, experience, credentials and evaluation of service. Personal interview shall be scheduled where appropriate.

SALARY : Teachers' salary schedule.

FUND : Pending Funding

FINAL DATE
FOR FILING : AUGUST 20, 2019

DR. KRINER CASH
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS

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