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Program Supervisor - World Languages

Date Posted: Aug 21, 2020

Job Description

Job Title

Position Title: Program Supervisor – World Languages

Location: Fisher Building 

Salary: $69,610 - $87,544

Reports to: Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction

Bargaining Unit: OSAS

Benefits Eligible: Yes

In accordance with the agreement between the Organization of School Administrators (O.S.A.S.) and the Board of Education of the School District of the City of Detroit, Article 6.4, Promotion Procedure, the following vacancy is announced:

Position Summary: The Global Language Supervisor provides support to all Global Language teachers in elementary, middle and high schools. This includes but is not limited to developing and providing professional development, organizing and executing trips for students related to Global Languages, and monitoring resources for student achievement (i.e. CIEE Scholarship, Seal of Biliteracy).

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess and provide evidence of a master’s degree. 
  • Must possess a valid Michigan Teacher Certification covering grades 6-12 inclusive, with an endorsement in at least one (1) language other than English, one of which must be a major (at least 24 semester hours, 36 quarter hours).
  • Must show evidence of graduate credit in three (3) of the following areas: languages other than English, supervision of instruction, educational administration, curriculum development, child growth and development, educational psychology, educational leadership, and staff development in-service training.
  • Requires five (5) years of satisfactory teaching of World Languages at certified contract teaching status, three (3) years of which must be at the secondary, grades 6-12 level.

 

Essential Functions

  1. Provide staff development to all teachers teaching in the Global Languages Department.
  2. Provide support to all teachers `teaching Global `Languages in elementary, middle and high schools.
  3. Provide support to Principals, so that they will be able to improve the Global Languages instruction in their schools.
  4. Collaborate with community businesses, corporations, and agencies that may provide resources to improve student achievement in the target languages.
  5. Develop and update curriculum guides and technical guidance and support for all levels of the target languages.
  6. Align the World Languages Curriculum with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign `Languages (ACTFL).
  7. Collaborate with the Confucius Institutes, Michigan State University and Wayne State
  8. Interview and recommend candidates for Global Languages positions in collaboration with Principals.
  9. Provide supervision as designated contractually between the District and the Detroit Federation of Teachers for the Evaluation of Effective Teaching Performance and Preparation of Individual Development Plan (IDP).
  10. Provide supervision and support to Global Language Teachers to ensure. That they effectively support the District’s curriculum through information literacy and access to various information resources.
  11. Annually facilitate the Verification of Language Proficiency to comply with the MI graduation Requirement.
  12. Lead the District’s initiative to support student’s progress toward and award of the Michigan Seal of Biliteracy.
  13. Lead the District’s initiative to provide students in our High Schools the opportunity to engage in experiential trips abroad.
  14. Lead the District’s partnership with CIEE Global Navigator for scholarships for students to travel abroad. 
  15. Lead the adoption of new core and supplemental physical or digital curriculum materials should this be required for a course/language. 
  16. Manage in collaboration with the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction a departmental annual budget.
  17. If required, support the development of Board Agenda Items to purchases that require Board Approval.
  18. Develop monthly publications to teachers to communicate the status of work in the Office and to celebrate educators through the District’s HUB and develop articles for the District’s Community Connection. 
  19. Represent the District at State Conferences, when funding is available.
  20. Support the continued development and support for the FLICs and Renaissance High School Language Pipeline. 
  21. Provide support to teachers with curriculum meetings & professional learning communities
  22. Alignment with Michigan Curriculum Framework and National Standards.
  23. Perform other duties as assigned by the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction.

 

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, transgender 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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