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Training and Support Coordinator K-8 Science

Date Posted: Jul 1, 2020

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Job Title

Job Title:  Training and Support Coordinator K-8 – Science

Posting Date: June 9, 2020

Closing Date: Until Filled

Salary Detail:  Step 15 on the DFT Salary Schedule

Master’s Level – $79,289 Annual

Master’s +30 – $79,989 Annual

Doctorate - $80,289 Annual

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

Job Type: Instructional (11.5 month contract position)


Benefits Eligibility: Successful candidates will be eligible for medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage, as well as illness.

Reports to: Office of Curriculum & Instruction, Department of Science, Executive Director of K-12 Science

Location: Curriculum & Instruction

Minimum Qualifications


  • Master’s degree.
  • 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 Science Standards (MSS) and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)

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

Essential Functions:

Under the direction of the Executive Director of Science, the Training & Support Coordinator will:

  • Provide teachers with mentoring and training on the implementation of curriculum content areas, guidance documents, pacing guidelines and Learning Management System that are in alignment with state standards and the vision for excellent instruction to positively impact student achievement. 
  • Assist teachers in the implementation of curriculum aligned to state standards.
  • Draft communication as it pertains to ongoing professional development and curriculum initiatives.
  • Ensure compliance with district policies and protocols related to professional development and curriculum initiatives.
  • Monitor and review existing and potential professional development programs to ensure they are aligned with the district mission and vision.
  • Support school-based staff with executing the vision for excellent instruction through observing teachers, modeling lessons, and providing targeted professional development.
  • Develop and execute professional development in core content areas, in alignment with the vision for excellent instruction.
  • Develop and execute professional development designed to assist teachers with analyzing and acting upon student data from formative and summative standards-aligned assessments.
  • Maintain thorough records and documentation of professional development and training sessions for teachers.
  • Coordinate with professional development partners to enhance and support professional development workshops provided by district vendors.
  • Fulfill other duties as allowable according to Title II, A guidelines.


Security Clearance:

Internal Applicants

If you are a current Detroit public schools employee, presently employed with the district, you do not have to submit a fee related to obtaining the Detroit public schools security clearance, unless your new role requires a different type of security clearance.

External Applicants

If you are hired to fill a vacant position, you will be required to submit a Detroit public schools security clearance. At point of offer to hire, you will be responsible for a non-refundable payment of $64.50 via Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover Card, cashier's check, or money order, payable to the DPSCD Police Department. No personal checks or cash is accepted.


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, 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 Concerns? Contact the Civil Rights Coordinator at (313) 240-4377 or


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