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Associate Director of K-4 Curriculum and Assessment (New York City)
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Associate Director of K-4 Curriculum and Assessment

POSITION

The Associate Director of K-4 Curriculum and Assessment is an essential member of the Uncommon Curriculum and Assessment Team (CAT) and will focus on all content areas in the K-4 grade span.  The Associate Director of K-4 Curriculum and Assessment will drive the highest quality grades K-4 curriculum and assessment through the following responsibilities:

Data Driven Instruction
  • Analyze network-level data to identify network goals and trends including regional differentiation from January-June.
  • Create network level action plans to address grades K-4 Math IA and ELA IA data
  • Adapt network instruction to address grades K-4 Math IA and ELA IA data
  • Oversee creation of data responsive materials to network grades K-4 Math IA and ELA IA data such as reteach lessons and state test prep scope and sequences

DCI Development
  • Grow elementary DCIs and DCI Fellows by meeting with them to drive instructional leadership development through observation/feedback, data analysis, and data meeting facilitation for the teachers they coach
  • Support the DCI and DCI Fellow Evaluation Process for ES DCIs and DCI Fellows
  • Participate in DCI and DCI Fellow Immersion Days for new DCI and DCI Fellow Candidates

Curriculum & Instruction
  • Own grade-level curriculums including writing/revising the scope and sequence and minute-by-minute lesson plans
  • Manage curriculum & revisions as well as curriculum planners for assigned grade levels and content areas in K-4
  • Plan and manage  curriculum rollout-meetings for assigned grade levels and content areas in K-4
  • Research latest curriculum for grades K-4 and integrate best practices into Uncommon curriculum
  • Manage yearly pacing calendars and scopes and sequences for the network for assigned grade levels and content areas in K-4
  • Work collaboratively with ACOOs and Technology to action plan instructional technology needs for the network and communicate to DOOs/Principals for grades K-4
  • Communicate important curriculum, instruction and assessment dates, deadlines and revisions for grades K-4 to the Senior Associate Director of K-4 Curriculum and Assessment and/or relevant stakeholders
  • Support annual strategic planning for grades K-4 curriculum including action steps, owners, and timelines and ensure implementation
  • Conduct audits of grades K-4 curriculum including unit plans, lesson plans, and lesson plan feedback
  • Manage the grades 3-4 curriculum split from January-June including differentiated curriculums and SGI/Tutoring for both NY and NJ

Assessment
  • Create and/or revise grades Math and ELA IAs for assigned grade levels including writing/revising the assessment, alignment document, excel answer key, assessment answer key, norming rubrics etc.
  • Identify and train assessment reviewers
  • Support management of network assessment cycles for Writing, Math, and ELA Assessments for grades K-4
  • Support creation of assessment revision cycles for grades K-4
  • Research latest assessments for grades K-4 and integrate best practices into Uncommon assessments

Professional Development
  • Write and deliver high-quality, highest lever PD that addresses network observational and data needs with all supporting materials
  • Facilitate network-wide Elementary School August PD
  • Plan and facilitate ES DCI Meetings throughout the school year
  • Plan and facilitate ES Curriculum Revision Meetings for grades K-4

Instructional Support
  • Plan, organize, and execute ES Content Walkthroughs
  • Participate in Working Groups with K-12 ConDev Team
  • Participate in ES School Inspections
  • Support in ES schools as needed based on ASUP/CSO Guidance

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
  • Reports to the Senior Associate Director of K-4 Curriculum and Assessment
  • Works closely with the Curriculum and Assessment Team, ASUPs, and Lead Lesson Planners to maximize the ability of Uncommon Schools to support students’ academic success;
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Instructional leadership and teaching experience required: proven results in student learning as both an instructional leader and a teacher
  • Curriculum and assessment writing experience required
  • Experience in schools with adult learning and professional development required
  • Outstanding ability to lead, including influencing and motivating others
  • Ability to learn quickly and to be effective in a fast-paced, dynamic, entrepreneurial environment: able to work autonomously and thoroughly with independent self-reflection, as well as take direction as needed
  • Exceptional and creative problem-solving, critical thinking, and strategic planning skills
  • Strong time and task management skills, enabling multiple projects to be completed on time
  • Alignment to and urgency around Uncommon’s mission
  • Excellent team player: always puts the team’s goals first and works to support and motivate peers
  • Strong writing skills: writes with clarity, precision and power
  • Ability to move comfortably between high level strategic thinking and intricate details
  • Excellent ability to drive change and build buy-in through relationship building
  • This role may require travel up to 25% time and requires travel to all Uncommon regions

COMPENSATION
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Aside from extensive professional development, all our staff members are equipped with a laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies.
 
The foregoing information is requested for mandatory government reporting purposes only. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.

Please note that your application will not be saved until you click “submit” at the end of the application question set. Unfortunately, you will not be able to save your resume or answers as you go along.  Please take this into consideration. You are welcome to open the application, copy and paste the questions into a Word Document, and then copy and paste your answers into our application once they are complete. Additionally, if you leave your application before beginning the question set, you will need to upload your resume again in order to move forward with the process upon returning. Thanks in advance for the time you are taking to apply to Uncommon Schools.
 

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