K-12 Language Arts Content Coordinator

October 11, 2016
POSITION: K-12 Language Arts Content Coordinator
LOCATION: Central Office ? Curriculum and Instructional Services
Valid Georgia Educator's Certificate in Educational Leadership issued by the Georgia Professional Standards Commission or eligible for same.
Master's degree in related field required. Specialist or doctorate degree in related field preferred.
Ability to develop, lead, and supervise a K-12 language arts curriculum and instructional program to achieve the district's mission, vision, and goals.
Ability to plan a comprehensive and integrated professional development program for language arts which supports the direction of the district.
Ability to coordinate language arts program with other curricular and instructional programs.
Ability to lead others in the pursuit of district's mission, vision and goals as related to curriculum and instruction.
Effective teamwork and collaborative skills for coordination of the language arts program with other curricular and instructional programs.
Proficiency in technology applications for effective and efficient communication and distribution of curriculum and instruction resources.
Ability to project and generate positive attitudes.
Ability to work successfully with colleagues.
System level K-12 experience preferred.
Five years of successful teaching experience with two years in an instructional leadership role.
Instructional and leadership experience in the area of language arts and local administrative experience preferred.
Experience, familiarity and application knowledge of TKES, LKES, CCRPI, College and Career Standards, SLDS desired.
Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate.
The K-12 Language Arts Content Coordinator will provide leadership in:
1. Develop and review curriculum.
a. Implement a process for continuous improvement of the language arts curriculum based on student achievement data, benchmarks for excellence, and customer feedback.
b. Provide for continuity and alignment in language arts grades K-12 curriculum.
c. Assure alignment of the language arts curriculum with state curriculum, standardized assessment measures, and other external exemplars as appropriate.
2. Develop and implement effective instructional practices.
a. Lead a process for evaluating and selecting resources, textbooks, software, and other instructional materials to support instruction of the language arts curriculum.
b. Evaluate and identify best instructional practices and programs for achievement of language arts standards.
c. Coordinate with other departments within the Division of Academic Services to identify, develop, and maintain appropriate systems for monitoring student achievement of the language arts standards.
d. Provide and maintain appropriate resources to schools and teachers for best instructional strategies (i.e. interventions, extensions, and instructional plans).
e. Facilitate instruction of the language arts standards through work with teachers, department chairs, school administrators, central office administrators, and other staff as appropriate.
f. Coordinate and implement county-approved extension activities.
3. Provide effective professional development.
a. Develop and implement a comprehensive and integrated model of professional development in language arts for teachers and administrators, based on district goals, research, data, and customer feedback.
b. Identify and evaluate current research, content knowledge, and trends in language arts and communicate to internal and external audiences as appropriate.
c. Provide support to local school administrators in the development and delivery of appropriate professional development opportunities in language arts.
4. Communicate district, department, and program direction.
a. Communicate the mission, vision, and goals of the district as related to the language arts program to various internal and external audiences.
b. Serve as district liaison for the language arts program with key external bodies, such as the state Department of Education, Southwest Georgia Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA), and professional organizations.
5. Manage program area.
a. Prepare budgetary requests and recommendations for the language arts program for annual budget development.
b. Manage the budget for the language arts program.
c. Review and propose policies and procedures related to the language arts program.
d. Monitor program area progress through data-driven evaluation.
6. Perform other duties as assigned.
REPORTS TO: Director of Curriculum and Instruction
SALARY RANGE: Grade 5; 220 days; $63,310- $92,973 (based on Certified Administrative Salary Schedule in accordance with the DCSS Compensation Guide)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applicants will begin on October 26, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.
The System reserves the right to waive any qualifications or other provisions of this advertisement by statute or regulations.
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