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Director I – World Languages
Reports to: Assistant Superintendent – Teaching & Learning
Pay Grade: 904
Duty Days: 240
Salary: $77,690 - $93,948
Leads coherent design and implementation of world languages instructional practices, curriculum writing, and assessment aligned to District initiatives and goals. Leads in the development and implementation of processes designed to ensure and strengthen staff knowledge, skills, competencies, and abilities. Provides leadership for curriculum implementation, assessment, and resources selection for World Languages. Advances the vision of Teaching & Learning throughout the District. Supports campuses, teachers, Principals, and Central Office staff in implementing coherent World Language strategies to support all learners with a focus on Bilingual Education, Students with Special Needs, Diverse Populations, and Advanced Academics. Designs World Languages practices to close achievement and opportunity gaps throughout the system to ensure equity for our most marginalized students. Leads professional learning across the District around best practices, grounded in research, in language acquisition. Leads curricular adoptions, resource alignment, and resource distribution to support campuses appropriately with materials needed to implement programmatic requirements. Provides instructional leadership support to Principals in order to ensure leadership capacity is built with campus leadership to improve practices and increase student achievement. Ensures campuses and Content Instructional Coaches receive appropriate support, focusing on campuses with the greatest needs.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
◦ Supervises and leads instructional support, curriculum writing, assessment, and development of professional learning for all stakeholders.
◦ Monitors the quality and implementation of instruction and plans, and makes recommendations for adjustments, as needed.
◦ Collaborates across departments/divisions to align research-based and culturally responsive curriculum, practices, strategies, and resources to support the needs of all student populations.
◦ Collaborates with the Instructional Initiatives team to build capacity of instructional coaches to support teachers in meeting the needs of students.
◦ Directs and leads staff in the support of content area instruction at campuses.
◦ Creates and provides guidance for effective, research-based teaching practices.
◦ Ensures practices are aligned to meet needs of Bilingual and Special Education to ensure coherence across the District.
◦ Communicates with and advises Leadership around the fidelity of implementation of curriculum, instruction, and assessment practices across campuses.
◦ Designs instructional and organizational practices that support collaboration and professional learning for educators.
◦ Supervises and coordinates grant activities, special services, and interventions.
◦ Stays abreast of current research and trends in curriculum development and instruction.
◦ Communicates the latest developments in curriculum and innovative instructional techniques and programs to improve student achievement.
◦ Develops and manages equitable budgets based on department priorities and District goals.
◦ Actively promotes the District’s Equity Vision through curricular adoptions, instructional practices, and use of data to improve outcomes for all students with a focus on our most marginalized populations.
◦ Analyzes instructional progress to evaluate improvement toward program goals, and gathers other significant data relevant to the success of initiatives, grants or programs when applicable.
◦ Develops and implements effective and efficient assessment systems and data collection processes that provide a record of baseline measures and tracks longitudinal trends.
◦ Performs preventive maintenance on tools and equipment and ensures equipment is in safe operating condition.
◦ Follows established safety procedures and techniques to perform job duties including lifting and climbing; operates tools and equipment according to established safety procedures.
◦ Corrects unsafe conditions in work area and promptly reports any conditions that are not immediately correctable to supervisor.
◦ Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff, and makes recommendations relative to assignment, retention, discipline, and dismissal.
Personal Work Relationships
◦ All Company employees must maintain a commitment to the District’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.
◦ Exhibits high professionalism, standards of conduct and work ethic.
◦ Demonstrates high quality customer service; builds rapport/relationship with the consumer.
◦ Demonstrates cultural competence in interactions with others; is respectful of co-workers; communicates and acts as a team player; promotes teamwork; responds and acts appropriately in confrontational situations.
Other Duties as Assigned
◦ Performs all job-related duties as assigned and in accordance to the Board rules, policies and regulations. All employees are expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven by need where a team effort is required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
◦ Knowledge of assessment and accountability systems, data collection, management, and analysis.
◦ Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
◦ Knowledge of current theory, research, and best practices in curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
◦ Knowledge of best practices in administration, program evaluation, and staff supervision.
◦ Knowledge of special populations, particularly with regard to current national research and best practices.
◦ Knowledge of current District programs, initiatives, and coaching structures.
◦ Skill in aligning curriculum instruction and assessment to standards, implementing academic programs, and leading/facilitating effective collaboration among departments.
◦ Skill in building highly functional instructional leadership teams, and implementing instructional programs effective in improving student academic outcomes.
◦ Skill in program design, implementation, and management.
◦ Skill in applying leadership skills and managing a large staff and budget.
◦ Skill in coordinating, planning, organizing, and facilitating staff development.
◦ Skill in monitoring/assessing the performance of self, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
◦ Skill in organizational development, communications, public and interpersonal relations.
◦ Skill in written and oral communication, including ability to interact with and influence all levels of central office, campus staff, and parents.
◦ Skill in professional development program design and implementation.
◦ Ability to merge divergent views and expectations into a long-range vision for students, District staff, and the community.
◦ Ability to use technology in an administrative and educational setting.
◦ Ability to provide instructional leadership, engage in creative problem solving, and contribute to effective team building.
◦ Ability to work collaboratively with students, staff, parents, and members of the community.
◦ Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
◦ Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
◦ Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings as required.
Physical & Mental Demands, Work Hazards
◦ Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment, including computer and peripherals.
◦ Posture: Prolonged sitting and standing; occasional stooping, squatting, kneeling, bending, pushing/pulling, and twisting.
◦ Motion: Frequent repetitive hand motions, including keyboarding and use of mouse; occasional reaching.
◦ Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds).
◦ Environment: Works in an office setting; may require occasional irregular and/or prolonged hours.
◦ Attendance: Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is required for this position.
◦ Mental Demands: Maintains emotional control under stress; works with frequent interruptions.
Minimum Required Qualifications
# Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university in subject content related field, education, or other relevant discipline required;
# Master’s degree from accredited college or university in subject content, education, or other relevant discipline preferred.
# Valid Texas Teaching Certification required;
# Valid Texas Mid-Management or Principal Certification preferred.
◦ Experience Required:
# 3 years teaching experience.
◦ Additional Experience:
# 2-4 years district-level curriculum and instructional support role experience or commensurate leadership experience required, including;
# Curriculum alignment, curriculum standards, and assessments;
# Developing and implementing teacher support systems;
# Developing and delivering professional learning for adult learners (teachers/ administrators/central office staff).
# Experience with diverse student populations, especially in a large multicultural urban district preferred;
# Supervisory experience preferred;
◦ Approved combinations:
Language: Bilingual (English/Spanish) working proficiency preferred in some settings
This document is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.
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