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8 May 2017

Instructional Support Director, Teaching and Learning

Aurora Public Schools

Job Description

                           Licensed Administrative/Professional Technical


Job Title: Director, Teaching and Learning
Work Year: 261 days
Department: Division of Equity in Learning
Reports To: Chief Academic Officer
Salary Range: 10
Starting Salary: 105,649/yr- Max Salary 142,935
Summary: The Director of Teaching and Learning ensures that every APS student shapes a successful future. This leader creates vision, purpose and engages strategic action to make certain that every student and adult learning experience is of high quality and advances the likelihood of success in school and in life for every APS student. As a member of the Equity in Learning Director Team, the Director of Teaching and Learning partners with the P-20 Learning Community Directors, the Director of Student Services and the Director of English Language Acquisition to ensure that accountabilities and supports are effectively employed for our students, teachers and leaders. Responsibilities of the Director of Teaching and Learning include: Engaging a vision of academic high expectations for every APS student and closing the opportunity and achievement gaps between our higher and lower student groups; ensuring that equity and the implementation of culturally relevant educational practices drive our instructional efforts; ensuring and refining implementation of all instructional practices in alignment with the Colorado Academic Standards; leadership of the Teaching and Learning Program Director and the following departments: Professional Learning (includes all content-focused instructional coordinator roles), Instructional Assessment, Educator Development, Learning Resources, Personalized Learning, Early Childhood Education and College and Career Success. Ensuring high levels of effective planning, implementation of accountability for implementation efforts, highly responsiveness and customer-focused support for every teacher and leaders through every employee in the identified functional areas.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Wkly 25% Directs the development, implementation, evaluation and ongoing improvement of P-20 district curricular implementation to ensure alignment between: Colorado Academic Standards (including Exit Criteria and prioritized standards); summative, interim and formative assessments, curricular resources, and professional learning for teachers and leaders; Coordinate processes for the selection and development of curriculum; manage teams and processes related to these responsibilities. Partner with the Equity in Learning Director Team and supervise the identified Program Directors to ensure effective implementation of all district curricula at the classroom and school levels.
Wkly 25% Create and engage vision, mission and purpose driven teams, supervise Program Directors and ensure overall effective implementation of evaluation and professional development for all members of the Department of Teaching and Learning, including those in the following departments: Professional Learning (includes all content-focused instructional coordinator roles), Instructional Assessment, Educator Development, Learning Resources, Personalized Learning, Early Childhood Education and College Career Success.
Wkly 15% Ensure the effective implementation of identified district and division priorities associated with departments in Teaching and Learning, including but not limited to: Equity Themes and culturally responsive educational practices; ATLAS Teacher Leadership; new mathematics curricular resource implementation; interim assessment implementation; APS 2020 strategic plan/21st century skills implementation; P-8 literacy implementation. These priorities and initiatives will change over time as a result ongoing implementation efforts.
Wkly 15% Lead, team and collaborate with the Equity in Learning Director Team including: Chief Academic Officer, Directors of: Student Services, English Language Acquisition, P-20 Learning Communities to ensure effective implementation and facilitation of the cross-functionally designed functions through the division.
Wkly 5% Facilitate communication between and represent APS interests in state curriculum groups, Colorado Department of Education, Department of Higher Education and other agencies and partners.
Wkly 5% Effectively engage district cross-functional/departmental/divisional partners to collaborate with a focus on the strengthening the capacity of all divisions, departments and teams.
Mnthly 5% Supports content and programmatic grant development and implementation of and monitoring of programs to measure effectiveness and fidelity to proposals.
Mnthly 3% Develop, administer, monitor and evaluate associated district policies and departmental budgets.
Daily 2% Perform other duties as assigned.

Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction or Educational Leadership; Doctorate preferred (not required).

Over 5 years of experience in teaching or instructional leadership. Over 5 years of experience in school or district level leadership preferred.
K-12 instructional and leadership background and experience preferred
Knowledge of content and pedagogy in instructional planning, implementation and assessment/evaluation.
Strong depth of knowledge related to effective practices in adult learning.
Understanding of technology integration and personalized learning practices.
Experience with instructional implementation of highly diverse educational contexts.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
English language skills required.
Oral and written fluency in second language may be preferred or required based on building assignment.
CDE Principal or Administrator License required.
Degree or certificate is the instruction of English Language Acquisition preferred, not required
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include assigning and directing work; working with the Equity in Learning Director Team in leadership, evaluation and development of employees, and addressing complaints and resolving problems.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; taste or smell. The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 25 pounds and occasionally lifts and/or moves more than 50 pounds. No specific vision abilities required by this job.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to compare, analyze, communicate, coordinate, instruct, synthesize, evaluate, use interpersonal skills, compile and negotiate. Frequently required to copy and compute.


                               Aurora Public Schools – Job Description – Director, Teaching and Learning

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

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