SUMMARY: Reporting to the academic program administration team, the Director of Teaching and Learning partners with faculty to ensure the curriculum for students in toddlers through grade six is innovative, developmentally appropriate, academically rigorous, mission-driven and consistently applied at each grade level. This position is a year-round position (with a vacation and Paid Sick Leave allocation), in order to allow the program team the time in the summer to work on new projects and generate ideas for next steps.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Oversees continuity of curriculum, including ordering both new and ongoing materials for those programs, technology that enhances teaching and learning, and assessment strategies that inform instruction.
- Participates in the professional development of faculty members, including writing performance objectives, selecting conferences, workshops, and courses, and planning in-service experiences.
- Supervises standardized testing program and its implications for curriculum; provides parent education and consultation around testing.
- Participates in the writing of faculty schedules.
- Presents and assesses professional development funding needs of faculty and staff to Professional Development Committee.
- Keeps current in contemporary pedagogical thinking, strategies, and techniques through reading of professional journals and attendance at professional conferences, workshops and courses.
- Collaborates with faculty to determine individual instructional goals; observes and supports faculty in elevating instructional practices by providing specific feedback.
- Facilitates conversations with groups of faculty members (grade level teams, specialist teachers etc.) to refine curricular components or effect instructional changes.
- Collaborates with faculty and administrators to coordinate and deliver parent education events around curriculum.
- Responsible for service learning curriculum for toddlers through grade six.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty to the satisfaction of the administration. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
BEHAVIORAL SKILLS: Demonstrates personal integrity, friendliness, patience, fairness, openness, non-defensiveness, sensitivity, flexibility, and enthusiasm.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written documents pertinent to computer technology. Ability to write reports, keep records, and communicate with faculty, students, administration and parents. Ability to verbally present information clearly and respond to questions from children, parents, colleagues, administrators and visitors.
Competitive salary and excellent benefits package. Parking provided. The Center for Early Education is an equal opportunity employer.