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Training & Support Coordinator - K-8 Literacy

Date Posted: May 30, 2023

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Training and Support Coordinator K-8 Literacy 

Location: Office of Strategy & Academics, Curriculum & Instruction 

Salary: DFT Salary Schedule

Reports to: Office of Curriculum & Instruction, Senior Director, K-8 Literacy  

Bargaining Unit: DFT 

Benefits Eligible: Yes 

In accordance with the Agreement between the Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, the following vacancy is announced. 

Position Summary: 

The Training and Support Coordinator will be responsible for providing teachers and master teachers with training on implementing our core curriculum in alignment with the vision of excellent instruction and School Improvement Plan (SIP) Goals. They will also be responsible for designing and delivering district-wide professional development and support teachers and school-based staff with analyzing and acting upon student data from formative and summative standards-aligned assessments.  

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master’s preferred  

  • A valid Michigan Teaching Certificate in grade band and content area

  • A minimum of 5 years teaching in content area to which you are applying for

  • Experience with principles of adult learning and how to apply them to professional development

  • Experience providing curriculum support to teachers in content area

  • Experience developing curriculum and pacing guides in content area

  • Strong working knowledge of the Michigan English Language Arts Standards and shifts in the Common Core State Standards for ELA

  • Experience providing professional development to teachers

Core Competencies:

  • Project management

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize appropriately

  • Ability to work independently

  • Proven organizational skills, high attention to details, and superior time management 

  • Fluency with using digital tools including Microsoft Office and SharePoint

  • Ability to work effectively with district and school leaders

  • Ability to manage, monitor, evaluate, and ensure integrity of program and core instructional materials implementation

  • Growth mindset, with commitment to ongoing learning and willingness to be flexible to meet evolving educator needs

  • Ability to work with all educational staff 

Essential Functions: 

Under the direction of the Senior Director of K-8 Literacy, the Training and Support Coordinator will have the following key responsibilities:

  1. Provide teachers with mentoring and training on the implementation of curriculum content areas, guidance documents, and pacing guidelines that are in alignment with state standards and the vision for excellent instruction to positively impact student achievement.

  1. Assist teachers in the implementation of newly-adopted curriculum aligned to state standards.

  1. Draft communication as it pertains to ongoing professional development and curriculum initiatives.

  1. Ensure compliance with district policies and protocols related to professional development and curriculum initiatives.

  1. Monitor and review existing and potential professional development programs to ensure they are aligned with the district mission and vision.

  1. Support school-based staff with executing the vision for excellent instruction through observing teachers, modeling lessons, and providing targeted professional development.

  1. Develop and execute professional development in core content areas, in alignment with the vision for excellent instruction. 

  1. Develop and execute professional development designed to assist teachers with analyzing and acting upon student data from formative and summative standards-aligned assessments.

  1. Maintain thorough records and documentation of professional development and training sessions for teachers. 

  1. Coordinate with professional development partners to enhance and support professional development workshops provided by district vendors.

  1. Fulfill other duties as allowable according to Title II, A guidelines.

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 

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