Coordinator of Health/PE Department

Posted: Continuous 2012-04-03
Available: 07/01/2012 Closes: 04/12/2012
Ed Center

 Position Summary:
The Health and PE Curriculum Coordinator develops and maintains District K-12 Health and Physical Education programs with a focus on related national and state standards.  The Coordinator recommends and implements changes to assure program integrity, relevance, and best instructional practices across grade levels.
This certificated position reports to and is evaluated by the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction.  The position resides at the ASD Education Center and involves travel throughout Anchorage.  The employee is represented by the Anchorage Council of Education/American Federation of Teachers (ACE) and retirement benefits are provided through the Teacher Retirement System (TRS).  In accordance with the ASD/ACE contract this is a Level 12, 215 day full-time position.   The salary range, depending upon specific experience and education, will be $69,532 to $89,649.  The reporting work date for this position is on or after July 9, 2012. 
The following qualifications are required: 
•   A valid Alaska teaching certificate with an endorsement in health, physical education, and/or directly related field (or the ability to get it by July 9, 2012)
•   Possession of a Master’s Degree from a regionally or nationally accredited university
•   Evidence of a minimum of 3 years teaching experience in K-12 health and/or physical education
The following qualifications are preferred: 
Evidence of:
•   possession of a Type B Administrative Certificate
•   a strong grasp of health and physical education content across the grade span and the ability to articulate related pedagogy and best teaching practices
•   incorporation of technology into teaching practice
•   strong advocacy for health and physical education
•   strong advocacy for comprehensive health instruction and the coordinated school health model
•   a demonstrated ability to provide access to rigorous instruction and resources for all students
•   strong collaboration, exceptional leadership, and exemplary communication and interpersonal skills
Major Job Duties and Responsibilities:
The following is a list of the primary duties that a successful candidate would be responsible for in this position. It is not a comprehensive list.
•   Assist in maintaining and ensuring a consistent, rigorous and equitable  instructional experience in the areas of health and physical education across all schools
•   Oversee responsibility for the health and physical education department budget, for related grant-funded budgets, and for seeking new grants in support of priority initiatives
•   Conduct curricular review/adoption processes that include input from all stakeholders and creates short and long term plans for program evaluation and enhancement
•   Collaborate with CTE staff to align CTE and Health/PE programs and, where applicable, to embed CTE employability standards and career exploration activities into health and physical education curricula
•   Facilitate regular meetings of the health and physical education curriculum committees and maintain committee membership according to School Board policy
•   Assist in ensuring teachers/staff have current, appropriate instructional materials and equipment (including print, software and hardware)
•   Organize meaningful, practical, ongoing professional development in content and pedagogy
•   Follow current research and utilize findings to inform curriculum review/adoption processes and embeds best practices into professional development
•   Collaborate with national and state agencies, organizations, and institutions with the goal of promoting health and physical education in schools and in the community
•   Function effectively as a liaison between administrators, school personnel, stakeholders, parents, and students for the purpose of supporting meaningful health and physical education experiences 
•   Respond effectively to parental and public concerns related to controversial issues arising from health and physical education curriculum, materials and/or instruction
•   Collaborate with other ASD departments on the Wellness Policy review and implementation measures
•   Collaborate and facilitate student participation in city-wide health promotion activities and competitions
•   Demonstrate an understanding of the demands on teachers by multiple stakeholders
•   Make decisions by gathering and incorporating information from various sources to include survey and other data and key informants
•   Other related duties as assigned
Physical/Mental Demands:
The physical demands of this job require frequent standing, walking, sitting, speaking and hearing.  Specific visual abilities are also required. The employee is regularly required to reach with his/her hands and arms and occasionally lift items weighing less than 40 lbs.  Additionally, the employee must be able to understand vague and implicit instructions, be able to readily recall facts and details, handle conflict and make effective decisions under pressure.
The Anchorage School District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations, according to applicable state and federal laws, to all individuals with a qualified physical or mental disability.
Work Environment: 
Work is performed in a professional environment with a wide variety of individuals having differing functions, personalities and abilities, including working with diverse groups of people in a variety of different settings. 
This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position.  Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job related duties as requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments. 

The Anchorage School District is an equal employment opportunity employer. 

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