Vista College Prep, Director of Curriculum and Instruction (Phoenix, AZ)

Phoenix, AZ

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Date published: 29-Nov-2018

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Job Description – Director of Curriculum and Instruction:  

Vista College Prep staff are committed to closing the achievement gap.  VCP’s joyful, urgent, intentional culture underscores all we do to make our schools a proof point for what is possible for all students in Arizona.  The Director of Curriculum and Instruction is part of the school leadership team, coaches a portfolio of teachers, takes leadership of a particular subject(s) or grade level, and facilitates high-impact professional development for staff.  The DCI reports to the School Principal.  

 

 

Responsibilities  

 

Student Achievement  

  • Support the Principal in leading and overseeing the school’s instructional program (curriculum and assessment); 
  • Analyze student achievement data as well as teacher performance data on variety of metrics, both quantitative and qualitative, and use information to collaborate with the Principal and teaching staff; 
  • Ensure that every student shows dramatic achievement gains and that the school meets the ambitious performance goals set by Vista College Prep; 
  • Coordinate administration of all standardized student assessments and evaluations, including state assessments, interim assessments, and nationally normed assessments; 

 

Teacher Development and Evaluation  

  • Effectively manage a team of teachers and staff members including recruitment, selection, evaluation, supervision, retention, and dismissal; 
  • Plan and deliver appropriate professional development for all teachers; 
  • Lead faculty to ensure that all staff are providing well-managed and rigorous daily lessons, reasonable and effective daily homework, and regular and productive interventions; 
  • Hold teachers accountable for meeting high standards for student academic and behavioral performance; 
  • Support the creation of a calendar for school-wide and grade-wide professional development sessions; 
  • Work with staff to foster consistency in enforcing the Student and Family Handbook and other school-wide discipline policies; 
  • Working with the Operations leader, manage teachers’ administrative duties, and school-wide administrative tasks (e.g. report cards, classroom libraries); 

 

Parent and Family Engagement 

  • Maintain communication and relations with the families of Vista College Prep, ensuring they are kept involved with and held accountable for their children’s academic and behavioral performance, including attendance; 
  • Communicate regularly with families regarding student performance and academic achievement; 
  • Respond to family concerns promptly and effectively; 
  • Support staff in coordinating family meetings and special events; 
  • Participate in home visits at the start of every year for new-to-Vista College Prep families; 
  • School Leadership  
  • Collaborate with Principal and leadership team to reinforce data-centered and achievement-oriented school culture;  
  • Participate in regular leadership team meetings at the school level and network level; 
  • Lead staff training at start and end of school year and on professional development days; 
  • Lead student community meetings (i.e. morning motivation); 
  • Co-manage assigned aspects of school-wide routines such as lunch procedures and before/after-school plans; 
  • Continuously improve effectiveness of instructional coaching, using the performance rubric as a guide;  
  • Participate in additional activities including field trips, intensive academic support sessions, and other required programs as needed throughout year. 

School Leadership  

  • Collaborate with Principal and Dean of Students to support efforts in character development and positive school culture; 
  • Participate in regular leadership team meetings at the school level and network level; 
  • Lead staff trainings at start and end of school year and on professional development days; 
  • Manage specific instructional initiatives (e.g. volunteer program, interventionists on campus); 
  • Co-manage assigned aspects of school-wide routines such as lunch procedures and before/after-school plans; 
  • Continuously improve effectiveness of instructional coaching, using the performance rubric as a guide;  
  • Participate in additional activities including field trips, intensive academic support sessions, and other required programs as needed throughout year. 


The ideal candidates will also possess the following qualifications:  

  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects and instructional coaching; 
  • Track record of producing dramatic, demonstrable student achievement gains or comparable results in their current field; 
  • Ability to approach situations with optimism and perseverance; 
  • Excellent verbal, written and organizational skills;
  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s degree preferred; 
  • Minimum of three years teaching and/or coaching teachers in urban public school setting preferred, but not required; 
  • Experience as a Dean, AP, or equivalent leadership role and/or at a high-performing charter school highly preferred but not required; 
  • Spanish proficiency or fluency preferred, but not required; 
  • Valid IVP fingerprint clearance card. 

Compensation:  

We offer a competitive compensation package and comprehensive health benefits.  All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including relevant and quality professional development, laptop computer, email, and all necessary supplies.  Teachers never have to purchase any of their own supplies


Apply Today! 

Email a resume and cover letter to Bridget White at bwhite@vistacollegeprep.org. 


Applications will be reviewed  as they are received, and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  

 


About Vista College Prep:  

Vista College Prep is a high-performing K-8 tuition-free, public charter school educating a high  minority and low-income student population.  We firmly believe that demographics does not determine destiny and that all  students should have access to an excellent education. Learn more at www.vistacollegeprep.org. 


 

As an equal opportunity employer, Vista College Prep hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin,  age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.  People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly  encouraged to apply.

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