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Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

McMinnville SD

Job Title:  Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment


The primary responsibility of the Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment is the daily improvement of research-based classroom instruction that results in high levels of student academic performance. The Director will provide leadership over all aspects of the district instructional program related to curriculum materials, instructional capacity and assessment to achieve high standards for student academic performance and to do so with a high level of integrity.  Specific areas of focus and responsibility will be determined by the Superintendent.


Valid Oregon Administrative License.
Minimum of five years of successful administrative experience.
Ability to communicate and work harmoniously with administrative personnel, staff, parents and community, state and federal agencies.
Knowledge of curriculum, instruction and assessment and strategies to improve student achievement.
Understanding of ESSA regulations and the ability to assist all student populations with improving academic achievement.
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.
Provide assistance and support to the Superintendent and serve as a member of Superintendent’s Cabinet.
Support the Superintendent in administrative efforts; interpret the Superintendent’s ideas and decisions to staff and public; keep the Superintendent informed of pertinent developments and events; seek the Superintendent’s counsel or decision as necessary.
Foster a cooperative working relationship with staff, parents and students in support of student learning.
Keep abreast of developments in curriculum, instruction, assessment and furnish leadership in determining their appropriateness for inclusion in the district educational program.
Work with others to create a shared vision of instructional excellence; develop the partnerships, resources, and capacities to make the vision a reality.
Provide instructional leadership to ensure understanding of and promote the educational objectives of the district, and direct the planning and administering of programs and in-service educational activities for instructional improvement; create and maintain the district’s professional development calendar.
Plan with other Directors and Coordinators to organize and coordinate grade level and departmental meetings, in order to affect horizontal and vertical continuity and articulation of the instructional program throughout the district.
Develop and implement federal and state grants within areas of responsibility including but not limited to Title I, Title IIA and Title IV.
Direct and coordinate the development of budgets for all departments within areas of responsibility and control expenditures within approved budgets.
Lead the process to adopt rigorous instructional materials in areas of responsibility that support principals, teachers, and students in achieving state standards; study, evaluate and recommend adoption of new instructional materials, methods, and programs; plan the budget for newly approved instructional programs as related to instructional supplies, equipment and materials.
Identify best practices in implementing curriculum for students; learn, teach, model, coach and do whatever it takes to build the capacity of instructional staff and implement curriculum materials effectively.
Interpret the curriculum and its philosophy to the Board, the administration, the staff, and the general public.
Support all aspects of the district’s instructional and curricular integration of technology.
Coordinate the administration and analysis of district and state student assessments.
Partner with schools to obtain and analyze diagnostic and formative assessment data; use the data to design plans that lead to continuous improvement.
Collaborate with the district and school staff to develop School Improvement Plans informed by student achievement and school climate data.
Produce summary reports of assessment data for presentations to staff, Board, and other audiences as requested.
Ensure compliance with ODE requirements, with emphasis upon those pertaining to student achievement indicators and student records.
Provide leadership over attendance, foster care, homelessness and compliance with the McKinney-Vento Act as assigned.
Oversee the Preschool program and the Preschool leaders as assigned.
Provide leadership over the Talented and Gifted program and compliance with laws aligned to it as assigned.
Provide guidance and supervision to instructional TOSAs, the Talented and Gifted (TAG) Coordinator, the Homeless Liaison, the Afterschool Coordinator, the Science Resource Center and others as assigned.
Plan with the Director of HR and with building principals for the improvement of staff competencies and staff training needs for program improvements.
Observe teachers in their classrooms and offer insights for the enhancement of teaching, learning and curriculum implementation.
Assume a leadership role in developing programs necessary to implement state, federal and local mandates.
Facilitate improved student achievement for all student groups.
Work with the Director of Student Services in designing alternative education opportunities for students.
Facilitate inter-district transfers and intra-school transfers; ensure compliance with state and local policies and procedures.
Assume a leadership role in designing and implementing science experiences, after-school programs and summer school programs.
Participate in weekly administrator meetings.
Represent the district at relevant local, state and regional curriculum, instruction and assessment and/or accountability-related meetings and professional organizations as agreed upon by the Superintendent.
Respond to parent or patron complaints and concerns that rise to the district level.
Assumes other duties as may be assigned by the Superintendent.
 SALARY RANGE:  $106,736 to $122,492             REPORTS TO:  Superintendent

Workplace Expectations
Work effectively with and respond to people from diverse cultures or backgrounds.
Demonstrate professionalism and appropriate judgment in behavior, speech, and dress in a neat, clean, and appropriate professional manner for the assignment and work setting.
Have regular and punctual attendance.
Confer regularly with immediate supervisor.
Follow all District policies, work procedures, and reasonable requests by proper authority.
Maintain the integrity of confidential information relating to students, staff, or District patrons.
Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee is frequently required to walk; sit, and use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to stand and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and peripheral vision.                                        

Terms of Employment:  12 months.  Performance of this position will be evaluated annually in accordance with Board policy on evaluation of staff.
Note:  The description contained herein reflects general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.  Employees who hold this position may be asked to perform duties.
McMinnville School District provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability or genetics. For more information see District Policy GBA-Equal Employment Opportunity.
Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADA). Individuals with disabilities may contact director of human resources for additional information or assistance. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon Telecommunication Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900 or 711.