Subject Area Coordinator - KIPP St. Louis
Position: Subject Area Coordinator
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Director of Curriculum and Instruction
Job Location: KIPP St. Louis Public Schools
Beginning: Jun 01, 2019
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: KIPP St. Louis
St. Louis, MO 63118
Telephone: 314-865-2535
Job Description:
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About KIPP St. Louis

KIPP St. Louis is a growing network of free, open-enrollment, public charter schools offering a choice to families and a college-preparatory education to children in St. Louis city. Our mission is to serve as a catalyst for education reform by establishing and supporting a world-class network of public schools that develop in all of our students the knowledge, skills, character, and pursuit of excellence necessary to succeed in high-quality high schools and colleges and the world beyond.

Position Overview
The Director of Curriculum and Assessment will provide instructional leadership in curriculum, assessment, and professional development for KIPP St. Louis High School as a member of the KIPP St. Louis Regional Academic Team. Reporting to the Chief Academic Officer, the DCA will be responsible for researching the best practices in curriculum, assessment and instructional practice. The DCA will play a pivotal role in continuously learning what is most effective and proposing ways to improve the region's approach to curriculum, assessment and instructional practice. 
Position type: Full time, exempt
What you will do...
  • Manage curriculum strategy, alignment, and implementation
  • Provide professional development before each school year to School Leaders and other instructional coaches regarding the region's approach to each content area and course.
  • Provide ongoing content team professional development directly to teachers to ensure that all teachers have access to content-specific PD that aligns to the region's Fundamentals of Instruction.
  • Facilitate effective unit unpacking meetings where teachers internalize the curriculum and assessment documents that will guide the next unit.
  • Partner with school teams to create resources, lead the work of outside consultants, and partnering with campus leaders to manage the quality of resources teachers create on each campus.
  • Collect feedback from staff members at the end of each unit, and at the end of the school year, to generate potential ways to improve the curriculum. Combine this feedback, along with thorough research of national best practices, to recommend specific shifts to the curriculum strategy each year.
  • Partner with operations staff members to ensure that the region has a plan to purchase all necessary curriculum and instruction resources to execute the practices outlined in the region's Fundamentals of Instruction documents on all campuses. Manage assessment strategy, alignment and implementation
  • Ensure that the region has a clearly defined assessment strategy 
  • Provide professional development before each school year to School Leaders and other instructional coaches regarding the region's assessment strategy for the upcoming school year.
  •  Provide ongoing leadership to ensure valid administration of assessments,  
  • Partner with the district test coordinator and operations staff members to ensure the successful implementation of all assessments that are a part of the region's assessment strategy, including the internally created interim assessments.
  • Prepare ongoing reports regarding scholar performance on assessments.
  • Manage the delivery of professional development aligned to the region's instructional approach
  • Facilitate content-specific professional development as a part of the region's Content Team work.  
  • Partner with teachers who have been selected as "Course Leaders" to have them assist in the delivery of these PD sessions. 
  • Other duties as assigned.
What you should have...
  •  Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree strongly preferred in Education Administration, Literacy, Math, or Curriculum and Instruction or another relevant area.
  • Demonstrated success as a teacher (at least 3 years) required.
  • Demonstrated success as an instructional leader (at least 2 years) in an urban school strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with the Missouri EOC Assessments, the ACT and  AP Exams.
  • Familiarity with the Illuminate assessment and data analysis platform (preferred).
  • Familiarity with Doug Lemov’s, Teach Like Champion and Taxonomy series.
  • An uncompromising belief that all students can learn.
  • A relentless work ethic and a high degree of patience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a team.
  • Ability to build and manage strong relationships with relevant stakeholders.
  • Technological proficiency and adaptability.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • The desire and humility to grow as an educator and leader.

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