Director: K-12 ELA / Social Studies

JOB DESCRIPTION

Qualifications

  1. Must hold acceptable NJ Administrative Certification and/or Principal Certification
  2. Secondary Certification and five years secondary teaching experience in the area of math/science required
  3. Five years administrative experience preferred
  4. Must possess strong communication, managerial, and leadership skills
  5. Strong written, oral communication, and public speaking skills
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of effective principles of teaching and learning for all levels of school programs
  7. Demonstrated ability to function effectively in a diverse school community
  8. Previous experience organizing, designing and implementing professional development opportunities aligned to varying math/science content.
  9. Demonstrated knowledge of effective public education programs, particularly magnet programs
  10. Strong command of New Jersey Student Learning Standards for K-12 math/science (content and practice standards)
  11. Ability to follow directions and work as a productive component of a highly functioning administrative team
  12. Required criminal background check and proof of US citizenship or legal alien status
  13. Ability to work on site during the hours required
  14. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent may find appropriate and acceptable

Responsible to

Assistant Superintendent for Equity, Curriculum & Instruction

Job Goal

Responsible for overseeing all aspects of the assigned Mathematics and Science curricula, and providing effective leadership in planning, implementing, articulating and evaluating the effectiveness of those assigned programs; successfully aligning them to district objectives and state and federal mandates.

Performance Responsibilities

  1. Develop exemplary curricula that align with the New JerseyStudent Learning Standards and that demonstrate vertical and horizontal articulation of skills and content sequence.
  2. Develop and share a vision for helping all students achieve at high levels in math/science.
  3. Provide support and feedback for teacher curricula teams.
  4. Synthesize data on student achievement and translate conclusions into school and teacher level interventions.
  5. Use data to plan goals, measurable objectives, and strategies for the continuous improvement of the district’s K-12 Math/Science programs.
  6. Support principals and teacher teams to effectively use mathematical data for sharing best practices and improving student learning.
  7. Ensure that all grade levels and math/science subject areas have the resources and learning supports necessary to fully support the district and schools’ strategic plans for improving academic achievement.
  8. Formally supervise, observe and evaluate staff using the Marshall Teacher Evaluation Model.
  9. Coordinate and deliver ongoing professional development opportunities to support the vision for the the implementation of the curricula, and growth of math/science skills, practices, and knowledge.
  10. Cultivate positive relationships with principals, teachers, parents and the local community.
  11. Offer support to principals as they interview and select effective teachers for math/science positions.
  12. Exhibit strong work ethic, take initiative within the academic team, and focus on high achievement for all students.
  13. Complete, in a timely fashion, all grant applications, records, and reports as required by law and regulation or requested by the Assistant Superintendent for Equity, Curriculum & Instruction.
  14. Conduct meetings as necessary for the proper functioning of the instructional programs. Keep the staff informed about current educational research, technology and materials for the improvement of instruction.
  15. Work cooperatively and collectively with principals, supervisors, and teachers to ensure that instructional programs and services are coordinated in the schools and are administered uniformly and equitably.
  16. Recommend budget line items and coordinate the purchasing of instructional materials and equipment following established Board policies and as aligned with the district’s mathematics and science curricula.
  17. Assume all other duties as assigned by the Assistant Superintendent for Equity, Curriculum & Instruction.

Terms

12 month as contracted, salary and benefits as determined by the Board.

Evaluation

Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with the Board's policy on evaluation of certified staff.

Created: June 2016/BOE approved: 7.25.16
Revised: August 2017/BOE



The Montclair Public School District encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category.

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