JOB PURPOSE: In order to enhance the effectiveness of state team support to schools, the State Team Curriculum Specialist, under the direction of the assigned Director of Curriculum, will collaborate with school-based leadership and Curriculum Resource Teachers (CRTs) to strategically plan and deliver the school’s instructional program. In addition, the Curriculum Specialist will focus on growing the skillsets of the school-based CRTs in the areas of instructional coaching, modeling, and instructional best practices as well as collaborate with the school-based leadership team on developing the school’s professional development priorities.
- Assisting school-based teams with:
- Development of school-wide strategic plans
- Data analysis and action planning
- Coachingcycles and Professional Development plans
- Setting expectations for and facilitating instructional planning based on data
- Providing feedbackto CRTs on PD, PLCs, coaching, modeling, etc.
- As a member of the State Team:
- School visits on a regular cadence to action plan and capacity build with CRTs and school-based leadership
- Assist in the planning and delivery of area and state meetings and trainings for school-based leaders and CRTs
- Curriculum Development including oversight and development of curriculum maps and scope and sequence
- Assist in the development and revision of specific common assessments and test items as directed
- Create and deliver professional development as directed
- Coordinate and participate in QUEST 2.0 Observation Visits
- Collaborate across departments to meet the needs of schools
- Engage in professional learning communities across geographic areas to share best practices
- Provide support to CSUSA special programs and initiatives as requested
- Demonstrates enthusiasm and commitment toward the job and the mission of the company; supports the company's values in the strategic areas of academic excellence, operational performance, superior culture, and financial health and growth, as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
- Works and interacts with staff and relates to individuals at all levels of the organization; relates to individuals at all levels. As unique situations present themselves, the incumbent must be sensitive to corporate needs, employee goodwill, and the public image.
- Demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.
- High level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy.
- Ability to organize and manage multiple priorities while maintaining flexibility.
- Computer proficient in MS Office, multiple instructional technologies including white interactive board technology, and knowledge of successful virtual course implementation.
- Delivers dynamic presentations that engage audience and participants.
- Knowledge of special programs (i.e. Cambridge, Academies, etc.).
- Ability to consistently be at work, to arrive on time, to follow instructions, to respond to management direction and solicit feedback to improve performance.
- Looks for ways to improve and promote quality and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness. Strives to research, evaluate and implement best practices.
- Ability to work with large amounts of data, to interpret data, to detect errors and prepare reports.
- Strong customer orientation and project management skills.
- Establishes excellent interpersonal skills between all constituents: being courteous, professional, and helpful; demonstrates high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. Position continually requires demonstrated poise, tact and diplomacy.
- Broad conceptual perspective and forward-thinking on educational issues and their long-term impact on the schools and the company.
- Proactive and takes initiative; thinks creatively. High level of accuracy and detail oriented; drives projects to completion. Insists on highest level of quality.
- Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree in Educational Leadership or Curriculum & Instruction preferred, or equivalent combination of training and experience.
- 2-5 years related experience and /or training.
- Computer proficient: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), Student Information System (SIS), other relevant software, educational technology, and mobile communication device.
- Commitment to company mission.
- Such alternatives to the above requirements as CSUSA may find appropriate and acceptable.
- Usual office working conditions.
- No physical exertion required.
- Travel within a current state with a CSUSA presence or outside of state.
- Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed to move objects.
- Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with CSUSA salary and benefit policy. Length of the work year and hours of employment shall be those established by Charter Schools USA.
- This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.
- Exempt (salary). Job is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act.