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Director of Curriculum

Organization: 
Crook County School District

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Director of Curriculum shall provide administrative leadership for the maintenance and development of effective school programs and practices. Primary responsibilities are for curriculum development and renewal, improvement of instruction, staff development, district-wide assessment, as well as, providing coordination and direction of alternative learning opportunities in accordance with State and Federal regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential duties of this position include the following. Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks. Other duties may be assigned.

District Policies, Board and School Goals (interpret, implement, comply, maintain, achieve)
• Interpret and implement District policies and procedures, State and Federal Regulations and follow all legal requirements regarding curriculum, instruction, alternative and compensatory education programs.
• Work to accomplish the District Goals and Objectives as adopted by the Board.
• Assume responsibility for maintenance of files according to federal, state, and local requirements.

Curriculum and Assessment (develop, maintain, coordinate, implement, evaluate, restructure, report)
• Assist in the development of the implementation of restructuring, including in support of site councils, school profiles and school improvement plans.
• Coordinate the writing and implementation of grants and entitlements.
• Provide leadership for the development of curriculum in order that high standards are set and a clearly articulated program developed between the elementary, middle, and high schools.
• Coordinate the evaluation and selection of textbooks, equipment and materials as they relate to the instruction program and recommend adoption to the Superintendent.
• Communicate and provide information to administrators, teachers, school board members, and the public regarding the district’s curriculum.
• Develop and coordinate a comprehensive district-wide testing program including state required assessments and present program evaluation and student achievement data to administrators, teachers, School Board and the public.
• Provide leadership for evaluating, developing, and maintaining a well-defined educational program (curriculum) which is sequential and meets the educational needs of students.
• Supervise the maintenance of accurate records on the academic progress of students.
• Provide leadership and direction to building committees for the development of courses of study, modifications and reorganization related to the district curriculum.
• Provide direction and coordination for the provision of programs and services for students needing alternative learning or enrichment opportunities.
• Consult and serve as a resource to special services staff and administration regarding compliance, procedures and instructional strategies.

Professional Development
• Guide the development, implementation, coordination, and evaluation of in-service training programs.
• Collaborate with school administrators and provide instructional leadership, direction, and monitoring of the development and implementation of district and school level professional development plans that have a positive impact on student achievement.
• Coordinate, provide and evaluate professional development to enhance teacher practices based on state and district initiatives.
• Collaborate with district leaders on the development, implementation, and evaluation of districtwide staff development in order to improve student achievement relative to board goals.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities
• Assist in the development and management of the budget pertaining to curriculum, instruction, and materials adoption.
• Supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned personnel.
• Coordinate, Monitor and Evaluate district strategic initiatives including, by not limited to TAG, AVID, Instructional Coaches, Attendance, Calendar Committee, SET Team, FAN, Homeless Liaison, Foster Care, Tutoring, and EnVOY.
• Assist with Tier 2 Transportation support.
• Work to establish open lines of communication with the staff, the administrators, the Board and the community.
• Maintain professional relationships with the staff and the community.
• Maintain professional competency through continued professional growth activities.
• Assume responsibility of his/her own professional growth and development.
• Fulfill other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Master’s Degree as a School Administrator;
• Holds a TSPC Teaching License with 3 years successful teaching experience required;
• Holds a TSPC Administrator Endorsement with 2 years successful administrator experience preferred;

Knowledge:
o Current concepts, methods and procedures for curriculum development and implementation;
o Laws, rules, policies, and trends regarding instruction;
o Techniques in evaluation and assessment of learning and human development;
o Behavior management and communication techniques;
o Computer technology and other equipment used in the workplace, as required by the position;
o Minimum of two (2) years principal experience at K – 12 level;
o Minimum of two (2) years teaching experience at the elementary/middle school level;
o Minimum of one (1) year building level administrative experience or other training and experience acceptable to the Board and Superintendent.

Skills and Abilities: Possess the physical ability to regularly attend work and fulfill the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
o Adhere to the federal requirements of a drug-free workplace;
o Hold a valid first aid card;
o Perform the duties as required by the Teachers Standards and Practices Commission (OAR 584-20-000 to 035);
o Read, understand and carry out oral and/or written instructions
o Accurately transfer, record and convey information, materials and money, as required by the position;
o Communicate clearly and appropriately in speech and in writing in accordance with educational standards.

WORKING CONDITIONS AND PHYSICAL EFFORT:
• The Director of Curriculum works individually and in groups with teachers and administrators. Supervision and instructional responsibilities require the employee to be able to stand for up to 90 consecutive minutes. The supervision may also occur during times of inclement weather. The employee needs to be able to travel between schools.
• The Director of Curriculum will work beyond an eight-hour day and a five-day week to take care of daily work, attend meetings, conferences and district/school activities. The Director must have excellent communication, problem-solving and small-group process skills.
• The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid outdoor weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Employed at the recommendation of the superintendent and ratified by the School Board. An At-Will employee whose salary is contingent upon the Board adopted Administrator Pay Schedule.