Instructional Support Dean of Curriculum and Instruction
The Dean of Curriculum & Instruction (DCI) is a school-based position that focuses on supporting teachers and instructional leaders to deliver the most rigorous and joyful academic experience for our students through observation and feedback, data-driven instruction, curriculum and assessment, professional development, building team culture through strong leadership skills, and contributions to organization-wide initiatives. As part of the instructional team, the DCI plays a central role in the success of their school. The DCI also works closely with the Principal and Director of Operations of their school as well as fellow DCIs across Uncommon.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Data Driven Instruction
- Facilitate assessment cycles including scheduling, quality assurance of assessment materials, and teacher/student preparation with the support of school leadership
- Conduct deep analysis of data in order to lead effective analysis meetings with teachers/content areas
- Create grade level/content area action plans and materials to address data
- Execute data meetings based on daily student work samples
- Monitor grade-level progress against assessment cycle benchmarks
Observation and Feedback
- Conduct daily observations and plan/execute 6-step feedback meetings that lead to teacher and instructional leader development and support implementation of action steps
- Provide real-time feedback to teachers during instruction
- Contribute to teachers’ mid-year reviews
Curriculum and Assessment
- Own organization-wide curriculum and assessment work based on content expertise such as lesson planning, assessment revisions and review, collaborative scoring, and/or network analysis
- Plan and deliver high-quality professional development that trains and orients staff members in Uncommon’s curricular systems and key pedagogical issues
- Plan and execute team meetings for grade-level or content-area staff
- Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of school
- Build professional relationships with teachers that help in their development
- Collaborate with the Home Office, Associate/Managing Director, Principal, Dean of Students, the Special Education Coordinator, the School Social Worker, and other school staff to maximize the ability of Uncommon Schools to support students’ academic and socio-emotional development
- Performs other related duties as required and assigned
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities
- Strong content knowledge
- Strong teaching skills in the classroom
- Strong organizational skills; extremely careful attention to detail and follow-through.
- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Strong communication and negotiating skills.
- Ability to work well in a team.
- Exceptional ability to bridge and enhance cooperative working relationships.
- Ability to create, monitor and maintain systems that enhance organizational efficiency.
- Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment; flexible, able to work autonomously as well as take direction as needed.
Minimum educational level
- Bachelor’s Degree
- Three or more years working in classrooms and coaching teachers, preferably in urban schools and/or communities.
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