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12 Apr 2024

Research and Policy Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Poudre School District
 Fort Collins, Larimer County, Colorado, United States

Job Description

Join Poudre School District’s team in beautiful Fort Collins, CO as the Director of Curriculum and Instruction. This crucial role will provide district vision and administrative leadership in curriculum and instruction to support attainment of the PSD Vision, Mission, Ends, Strategic Plan priorities, and the Standards-Based Teaching and Learning Framework competencies. Responsible for organizing, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating the total curriculum with particular emphasis on the articulation of the program between elementary schools and secondary schools. Work with the Superintendent’s Cabinet, Leadership Teams, Principals, and Curriculum Facilitators to further develop, refine and communicate the vision and district model for Pre-K-12 curriculum. Work collaboratively with the assessment team to develop and select appropriate assessment instruments to meet a variety of school and classroom needs. Establish and communicate procedures, processes and policies for curriculum selection and
implementation. In collaboration with multiple department leadership teams, implement effective Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) processes systemwide.

Description of Job Tasks
1. Provide vision and administrative leadership regarding curriculum and instruction that supports attaining optimal student

2. Research and implement current instructional practices to support curriculum.

3. Coordinate development of new and revised curriculum for the district. Organize and review the results of curriculum committees, ensuring results are consistent with district objectives.

4. Oversee facilitation of all textbook adoption processes.

5. Monitor textbook and supplementary materials selection used in educational programs in the district.

6. Direct the creation of and edit for publication all curriculum guides and materials prepared by and to be distributed among the instructional staff.

7. Work with staff, parents, and community groups to solve curriculum issues, needs, and build knowledge base.

8. Work collaboratively with IT in the use and distribution of instructional equipment and materials for the district.

9. Administer post-secondary options through ongoing work with counselors, parents, students, and colleges and/or universities.

10. Keep abreast of all new instructional materials and evaluate these materials in terms of their effectiveness as teaching aids in the educational program.

11. Hire, supervise, and evaluate licensed and classified staff.

12. Prepare and submit reports to the Chief Institutional Effectiveness Officer, Superintendent, and the Board of Education relating to the impact of curriculum implementation.

13. Oversee curriculum department budget.

14. Work collaboratively with Assistant Superintendents and district level leadership teams in addressing district curriculum needs.

15. Collaborate with Integrated Services and other departments to develop, implement, and provide educator support associated with an effective Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS).

16. Provide vision and administrative oversight of district and school libraries and media centers.

17. Collaborate with Information Technology leadership teams in guiding vision and administration of Education Technology to support student learning.

• Master’s degree in Educational Administration or Curriculum Development required, Ed.D. or Ph.D. preferred
• A minimum of five years of building administration required
• Equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable

• Criminal background check required for hire
• Colorado Principal or Administrator’s License
• Valid Colorado driver’s license


This is a full-time, year-round position (260 days) and pays $96,569 – $124,091 annually based on qualifications and experience* 

Benefits include: Health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, PERA retirement, paid time off, short and long term disability, access to employee walk in clinic, as well as other optional benefit elections.

Questions about this role? Reach out to Deborah Meyer, Director of Talent Acquisition & Retention, at

How to Apply

Apply online by Tuesday, April 23, 2024:

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Research and Policy. Salaries: 100,000 and above.