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Director Teaching and Learning

South Coast ESD


Provides leadership and strategic vision in coordinating, Developing, implementing, direct, supervising, and coordinating assigned programs and provides oversight for the functions and budgets of specified grants. This position, in collaboration with administration, will develop and implement the district-wide professional development programs, consistent with the district goals as well as applicable laws.


Provides leadership in defining and implementing an instructional framework that supports the learning of all students, leads to equitable student outcomes, and honors the identity of each student.

Stays abreast of research on the changing nature of the profession, the field of public education and changing national, regional and local trends that may impact program areas. 

Participates in discussions on evolving demands and expectations and the impact those demands and expectations will have on assigned programs. 

Uses forecasting tools and strategies to predict future needs. 

Anticipates and develops strategies and programs that respond effectively to anticipated needs and the changing profession. 

Develops, implements and oversees assigned programs in accordance with District goals and objectives, as well as with applicable laws.

Plans, coordinates and directs the professional development program and activities in the District, as well as continuing education for staff, promoting a focus on student learning and professional growth.

Work in coordination with the superintendent to ensure that all grant and contract proposals submitted, received, and administered by the district are in compliance with all relevant guidelines and policies.

In collaboration with administrators, develop and maintain effective procedures for the discovery and submission of grants and external contracts that will serve to move the district forward. 

Works with staff, and administrators with the preparation, authorization and submission of grant proposals and related contracts, including support for the budget development of proposals and compliance with all relevant guidelines, and timely submission of complete and accurate proposals.

Provides departmental leadership that promotes collaborative planning, innovative thinking and exemplary programs and services.

Represents the District and serves as liaison between the district and educational partners as directed.

Attends Board meetings and prepares Board agenda items; presents reports and provides technical counsel to the Board as requested by the Superintendent.

Responds to and resolves complaints related to staff complaint procedures.

Develops and monitors department budgets, and other budgets as may be assigned.

Oversight of the overall function and budget of the office, including oversight for implementation, administration, and budgets for successfully funded grants and contracts. This includes ensuring the proper reporting of outcomes for grants and contracts to the appropriate entities as well as facilitating intellectual property protection of work, when appropriate.

Performs all other duties as assigned by the superintendent.


Measure, assess and report program outcomes.

Ensure program compliance with all applicable codes, regulations, and best practices.

Operate a program that meets the standards of the Office of the State Superintendent for Education, grant requirements and/ or component district agreements.

Train, supervise and manage staff, consultants, contractors, volunteers, and others performing functions in the program. This includes timely completion of performance evaluations and professional development plans for all teaching staff.


Foster organization-wide culture of outcomes-based practice to spur progress and effectiveness of the program.

Foster organization-wide “culture of growth” and contribute to South Coast ESD capacity and efforts around organizational learning and knowledge management.


Maintain relationships with external partners, including other non-profits, schools, funders and other supporters.

Collaborate with other departments to identify and develop program services.


Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience required.

Abilities in organization and management.

Ability to work with staff, students and the public in an effective manner and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees.

Holds a valid driver’s license, automobile insurance and provides own transportation.

Respects confidential information.

Other qualifications deemed necessary by the Superintendent.


Master's degree in the appropriate field preferred.

Administration License or the ability to obtain an Administration License.


 The physical requirements indicated below are examples of the physical aspects that this position must perform in carrying out essential job functions.

Persons performing services in this position classification will frequently exert 25 – 50 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

This type of work involves sitting, standing, walking, bending, and stooping from brief periods of time to lengthy periods of time.

Persons performing services in this position classification will incur frequent interruptions and work in a high-pressure environment.

Essential job functions include Perceiving the nature of sound; near and far visual acuity; depth perception; providing oral and written communication; ability to speak and project voice in either an enclosed or open area; manual dexterity to handle and work with various materials, objects, and equipment; driving a motor vehicle; and the ability to perform a variety of physical activities.


245 days per year

Salary: 110,000 - 120,000

This Full-Time position is eligible for; retirement, medical, dental, and vision insurance, term life and long-term and short-term disability insurance, tuition reimbursement, and much more!

A fingerprint-based criminal history investigation will be required.

South Coast ESD is an equal opportunity employer and complies with federal and state statutes which prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, handicap or marital status.

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate an individual with a disability or disabilities.

South Coast ESD requires all employees to complete their COVID-19 vaccination series or have an approved exception to the requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief. Successful candidates for this position must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exception prior to their first day of employment. Failure to provide proof of full documentation or receipt of an approved exception will lead to withdrawal of the job offer.