TITLE: Director of Curriculum and Instruction
WORK YEAR: 261 Days per year
REPORTS TO: Superintendent
JOB GOAL: To evaluate and provide leadership for the overall instructional program of the district. Responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the Professional Development Institute, which includes district curriculum and staff development.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
Master’s degree in education administration or Master’s in related Curriculum & Instruction; Illinois State Certificate with general supervisory or general administrative endorsements.
· Strong knowledge of curriculum and instruction
· Ability to evaluate instructional programs and teaching effectiveness
· Ability to manage budget and personnel
· Ability to coordinate district functions
· Ability to implement policy and procedures
· Ability to interpret data
· Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills
· Five years related to administrative or curriculum experience.
Major Responsibilities and Duties:
Instructional and Program Management
· Direct instructional and curriculum services to meet students’ needs.
· Plan, implement, and evaluate instructional programs with teachers and principals, including learning objectives, instructional strategies, and assessment techniques.
· Apply research and data to improve the content, sequence, and outcomes of the teaching-learning process.
· Work with appropriate staff to develop, maintain, and revise curriculum documents based on systematic review and analysis.
· Involve instructional staff in evaluating and selecting instructional materials to meet student learning needs.
· Ensure the use of technology in the teaching-learning process.
· Plan the necessary time, resources, and materials to support accomplishment of education goals.
· Ensure that district goals and objectives are developed using collaborative processes and problem-solving techniques when appropriate.
· Participate in the district-level decision-making process to establish and review the district’s goals and objectives and major classroom instructional programs of the district.
· Actively support the efforts of others to achieve district goals and objectives and campus performance objectives (academic excellence indicators).
· Obtain and use evaluative findings (including student achievement data) to examine curriculum and instruction program effectiveness.
· Secure consultants, specialists, and other community resources to assist principals and instructional staff in attaining objectives.
· Provide effective staff development activities that incorporate the mission of the district, program evaluation outcomes, and input from teachers and others.
· Responsible for textbook adoption, order and selection process.
· Oversee the curriculum for instruction.
· Oversee the curriculum for library services and work collaboratively with campus librarians.
· Coordinate grant programs with the Special Projects Director.
Policy, Reports, and Law
· Implement the policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and District board policy in curriculum and instruction area.
· Compile, maintain, and present all physical and computerized reports, records, and other documents required
· Administer the curriculum and instruction budget and ensure that programs are cost effective and managed prudently.
· Compile budgets and cost estimates based on documented program needs.
· Assist with recruitment, selection, and training of personnel in the department and make sound recommendations relative to personnel placement, assignment, retention, discipline, and dismissal. Assist with designated teacher appraisal system.
· Provide for two-way communication with principals, teachers, staff, parents, and community.
· Demonstrate skill in conflict resolution with administrators, parents, teachers, staff, and community.
· Monitor professional research and disseminate ideas and information to other professionals.
· Articulate the district’s mission, instructional philosophy, and curriculum implementation strategies to the community and solicit its support in realizing the district’s mission.
· Demonstrate awareness of district-community needs and initiate activities to meet those needs.
· Demonstrate use of appropriate and effective techniques to encourage community and parent involvement.
· Coordinate assignments with the Coordinator of District Testing & At-Risk Services with the Director of Federal Programs.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; or reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; stoop or kneel, crouch, or crawl; taste or smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. There are no specific vision abilities required by this job.
Frequent district wide and occasional statewide travel; occasional prolonged and irregular hours. Infrequent heavy lifting.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to compare, analyze, communicate, coordinate, instruct, synthesize, evaluate, use interpersonal skills, compile, negotiate and maintain emotional control under stress. The employee frequently is required to compute. The employee occasionally is required to copy.
The foregoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required.