Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center seeks a dynamic and experienced Director of Curriculum to lead our unique, learner-centered program into the future. The next Director of Curriculum will continue to drive the development of our academic curriculum, collaborate with our Director of Professional Development to support our national impact of re-engaging youth in their education, and team with our Director of Students to ensure continuity of learning across the entire student experience.
We envision this country’s high school youth fully engaged in their own learning. We are actualizing that work through effective and engaging instructional practices that push students to use their minds well, while also fostering their unique potential. As a school, we are committed to each graduate being a productive, engaged citizen, ready and willing to make a difference in the world.
Our Director of Curriculum will contribute to this vision and mission in the following ways:
Serve on the Eagle Rock administrative leadership team
Collaborate with other directors on various organization wide issues
Collaborate with Director of Students to ensure continuity of learning across the student experience including admissions and new student orientation, residential life, and preparation and transition for life after Eagle Rock
Collaborate with Director of Professional Development on internal professional development and national impact to re-engage youth in their education
Co-creation and execution of ERS strategic goals and initiatives
As part of the leadership team, contribute to facilitation of initiatives connected to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Align all decisions with mission and vision of school
Facilitate development of innovative and engaging academic, learner-centered curriculum aligned with Eagle Rock’s 5 expectations - Exercising Leadership for Justice, Becoming an Engaged Global Citizen, Creating Healthy Life Choices, Communicating Effectively, and Developing an Expanding Knowledge Base.
Direct student learning, with a special focus on individualized, progressive, competency-based, project-based, and experiential models of education
Lead academic team comprised of 9 Instructional Specialists and their Public Allies Instructional Fellows
Build capacity of instructional team through instructional coaching with a focus on shared best practice
Collaborate with Professional Development Critical Friends group to plan and deliver internal instructional PD
Recruit, hire, support, and mentor Instructional Specialists (teachers)
Conduct annual performance appraisals for Instructional Specialists
Manage graduation requirements and academic program for internal mission/vision alignment and to ensure academic program meets standards for AdvanceEd and ACIS accreditations
Manage overall curriculum budget, oversee individual budgets for each curricular department, as well as professional development, travel, and adjunct staff budgets
Coordinate logistics related to course scheduling, meetings, and instructor workloads
Improve personal practice by whole-heartedly engaging in diversity, equity, and inclusion work
Regular participation in house activities such as intramural sports, advisories, house dinners, movie nights, and other house opportunities
Regular participation in evening activities such as study halls and evening duty
To Apply -Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references (phone number and email address) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Clarifying questions can be sent to email@example.com. No phone calls please. We ONLY accept electronic submissions. No paper of fax materials will be considered.
Application deadline: November 15, 2019. Applications will be considered as they are received.
Phone Interviews: Beginning November 4th
Onsite interviews: On going
Start date: Ideally January, 2020. We are committed to finding the right person. This start date is offered to give applicants a sense of our ideal timeframe. We do realize that there might be a circumstance with the best candidate that would require us to shift our plan. We hope the right person is not dissuaded from applying by our proposed start date.
Eagle Rock is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and does not tolerate any form of unlawful discrimination. All employment decisions at Eagle Rock are based on merit and to the principle of equal employment opportunity. In keeping with both the letter and spirit of this policy, Eagle Rock will continue to recruit, hire, train, and promote into all job levels the most qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, genetic information, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran’s status, or any other protected characteristic. Therefore, members of racial/ethnic minorities and other protected classes are encouraged to apply.
7-10 years teaching experience
Instructional Coaching/leadership experience
Masters in education, school leadership, or related field
Experience in progressive educational models, such as Big Picture, EL Education, and/or Project-Based Learning
Experience in curricular models that value both academic and personal growth