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Curriculum Leader - K-12 Science

Date Posted: Oct 4, 2022

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Curriculum Leader – K-12 Science 

Location: Fisher Building 

Salary Range: $85,000 – $95,000

Reports to: Senior Director, K-12 Science Bargaining Unit: OSAS 

Benefits Eligible: Yes 

In accordance with the Agreement between Organization of School Administrators and Supervisors (OSAS) and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, the following vacancy is announced. 

This position is funded through Federal COVID Relief funding. The position will expire on June 30, 2023 and is not guaranteed to be funded beyond that date. Prior to the expiration of the funding, your employment with the District will be non-renewed unless you are offered a funded position for the following fiscal year.  

Position Summary: 

Curriculum Leaders are critical members of the Curriculum and Instruction team. Curriculum Leaders captain cross-content support teams assigned to school cohorts, ensuring these teams collaborate effectively with their assigned Assistant Superintendent and schools and align their support to school improvement plans (SIPs) and help schools maximize contributions for members of their instructional leadership teams, including Master Teachers. Curriculum Leaders support the development and implementation of school improvement plans, supervision of the instructional program, and the appraisal of staff performance. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university 

  • Valid State of Michigan Administrator Certificate highly preferred 

  • Valid Teaching Certificate in related content area highly preferred 

  • K-12 classroom teaching experience required, with at least 5 years’ experience preferred

  • At least 3 years instructional leadership experience highly preferred 

Essential Functions: 

  1. Assist in the achievement of the mission, goals and objectives of Detroit Public Schools Community District; support school staff to implement DPSCD’s vision for excellent instruction through the instructional framework 

  1. Work with assigned content area leader, cohort leader, and principals to guide the implementation of the curriculum program, including core curriculum, intervention and acceleration, and assessment; work with content area and school leaders to design and facilitate strong school support and professional development offerings, including job-embedded supports for educators. 

  1. Serve as a lead amongst like peer roles to coordinate efforts within and across cohorts of schools to ensure alignment. prioritization, and coordination of efforts. 

  1. Develop and manage all phases of assigned projects from project initiation to closure. 

  1. Conduct effective project kick-offs and closure meetings. 

  1. Proactively participate in district-wide planning, projects and activities. 

  1. Lead the development of department Standard Operating Procedures documentation, training and communication. 

  1. Help supervise all tiers of the instructional program at assigned schools, working across content areas to provide assistance to individual staff members to improve instructional skills; provide information and leadership in the development and implementation of school level-goals, action plans, instructional techniques and innovative practices 

  1. Contribute toward the development and implementation of a school improvement plan at all assigned schools; serve as a cross-content area leader to organize and implement coordinated central team school supports aligned to the SIP. 

  1. Contribute toward the development of instructional materials, assessments, resources, and guidance documents for practitioners. 

  1. Support the implementation of programs that foster student interest and excitement for learning; positively engage families as partners in students’ success. 

  1. Appraise staff performance. 

  1. Gather and analyze data to evaluate the effectiveness of content area programs and propose refinements to strategy and approach to school improvement, materials, and professional learning as a result. 

  1. Demonstrate a commitment to antiracism and the affirmation of student and staff identities, center racial equity and inclusion, and bring practical solutions to issues of equity and inclusion in classrooms, schools and on the team 

  1. Fulfill other duties and responsibilities as assigned by Senior Director of K-12 Science. 

Security Clearance: 

Internal Applicants 

If you are a current Detroit Public Schools Community District employee, you do not have to submit to a new security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of criminal background check. 

External Applicants 

In alignment with Michigan law, if you are hired to fill a position, you will be required to submit to a Detroit Public Schools Community District criminal background check. Information regarding required background checks will be shared at point of hire. 

Method of Application: 

Applicants must apply through the online application system. Only applications submitted through the online application system will be considered for any posted position and all applications require a resume to be considered. 

Successful candidates are required to submit official transcript(s) at point of offer to hire. Teaching service outside of the Detroit Public Schools Community District must be verified by the applicant's prior employer(s) prior to hire. It is the applicant's responsibility to provide all documentation (including copies) as requested. Applicants requesting assistance during the application process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email at [email protected] or phone at (313) 873-6897. 

DPSCD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, height, weight, citizenship, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions opportunities. Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator for more information at (313) 240-4377 or detroitk12.org/compliance. 

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