The Director of Curriculum and Assessment develops and implements the preschool, elementary and secondary diocesan curriculum, instructional framework, professional development, and assessment programs in support of the ministry of Catholic Schools in the Diocese of Camden. The Director of Curriculum and Assessment analyzes and synthesizes multiple sources of data to recommend strategic direction and take action to ensure the academic excellence of both elementary and secondary schools through broad programmatic initiatives and technical support to individual schools. The Director also supports and advises principals on instructional personnel performance and evaluation.
Lead the review and revision of diocesan elementary and secondary curriculum for major and minor subjects on a regular, periodic cycle.
Ensure that diocesan curricula maintain appropriate synergy with relevant national and state standards.
Review and evaluate core and supplemental curriculum programs, materials, resources, both physical and digital, for use in elementary and secondary schools.
Ensure adherence to diocesan curriculum standards in elementary and secondary schools.
Ensure the integration of Catholic teachings and perspectives across all subjects of the curriculum.
Instruction and Professional Development
Establish shared instructional priorities for all elementary and secondary schools and support principals in implementing them.
Develop and implement diocesan-level professional development for experienced and new elementary and secondary teachers.
Support principals in developing and implementing local, school-based professional development plans annually.
Support elementary principals with tools, resources, and expertise to implement effective teacher supervision and a school-wide culture of learning and improvement.
Coordinate diocese-level implementation of digital learning platforms.
Coordinate the implementation of diocese-wide standardized testing, including PSAT, Iowa Assessments, Star Assessments, and Assessment of Child/Youth Religious Education.
Establish expectations for formative and summative assessment, including performance assessments, in elementary and secondary schools and provide resources to ensure that schools are able to meet the expectations.
Analyze and report on a variety of academic data to recommend and support initiatives in programmatic excellence and support principals in doing the same.
Ensure that all academic programs are consistent with the teachings and traditions of the Catholic church and Catholic schools in the Diocese of Camden.
Provide leadership and professional development in academics to elementary and secondary principals.
Represent the Office of Catholic Schools on and provide leadership to selected secondary school boards.
Work with local school administrators to resolve concerns, complaints, and conflicts that involve students, parents, teachers, and administrators on matters related to the overall educational operations of schools, with particular emphasis on academic concerns.
Perform other tasks and assume additional responsibilities as may be delegated by the Superintendent of Schools.
A practicing Catholic who possesses the knowledge and skills to share the truths of the Catholic Faith with Catholic school leaders, colleagues, faculty, staff, parents, and students.
Demonstrated commitment to Catholic schools and passion for ensuring and sustaining their excellence in all areas.
Five years of teaching and/or educational administrative and leadership experience, preferably in Catholic Schools.
Master’s Degree (preferred)
Working knowledge, specifically in the context of Catholic schools, of school leadership, management, and academic priorities and concerns, including academic program development, implementation, and evaluation; student discipline; and teacher supervision and development.
Interested candidates should submit: 1) a cover letter that clearly describes how their qualifications are a strong fit for the unique academic opportunities that Catholic schools afford, and 2) a resume, by 5:00 PM March 9, 2020.
About Diocese of Camden/South Jersey Catholic Schools
The mission of the South Jersey Catholic Schools is to educate and inspire young minds spiritually, academically, and in service to others.
Our vision is for students to become faith-filled adults who, guided by Gospel values, shape our world with knowledge, integrity, and compassion.