Summary

Administration | Coordinator | District Wide | Available: 07/01/2023 | Closing: 03/21/2023

Description

Effective immediately, the Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the position of K-12 Instructional Coordinator with Focus on Literacy. This is a 12-month position, 8 hours per day position that will serve district-wide instructional needs. 

Application Process:  To be considered for the position, submit online application with resume and letter of interest at www.sspps.org.  Application deadline is 4:00 PM on Tuesday, March 21, 2023. 

Reports to:  Director of Equity & Learning

Job Summary

Provide district-wide leadership for K-12 curriculum and instruction, with a focus on literacy through designing, facilitating, and evaluating standards-based professional learning, and implementation of research-based  instruction and assessment practices and high-quality curriculum materials within a tiered system of supports to improve student outcomes and reduce/eliminate opportunity and achievement gaps.

 

Job Functions

  • Develops, executes, and directs all aspects of the K-12 literacy framework across all content areas and programs.

  • Lead the advancement of scientifically based reading instruction throughout all schools and grade levels

  • Update, maintain, and ensure implementation of the Local Literacy Plan and complete requirements associated with state statutes pertaining to reading (i.e., Read Well by 3rd Grade)

  • Serve as a leader for scientifically based reading instructional strategies and content-area pedagogy, as well as curricular design that delivers the classroom theory of action and desired daily experiences for staff, students, and families

  • Supports the curriculum review and evaluation process for all aspects of literacy across content areas with alignment to state academic standards. Assist in the selection and design of instruments and procedures for curricular materials, best practice instructional strategies and assessment tools.

  • Provides leadership in the identification, implementation and evaluation of instructional practices, delivery models, resources and assessments.

  • Provide resources, guidance, and support for differentiated instruction, intervention and extensions to meet the needs of all learners. 

  • Develops, coordinates, leads and delivers professional development for teachers, principals and other school and district staff.

  • Serves as a resource for principals, leadership teams and PLCs to support building level instructional practices, initiatives and systems. Work with the school leaders to create a school-wide focus on goals for academic achievement. 

  • Collaborate with school and district leaders of academic and student support to implement and monitor a tiered system of supports that provides effective tier 1 curriculum, assessment, and instruction, and targeted interventions for students who demonstrate a need for accelerated growth in academic development; Ensures alignment of literacy practices to the SSPPS MTSS framework.

  • Address barriers to student learning through data analysis, critical thinking, and the use of group processing skills that are student-centered, restorative, solution-based, and culturally responsive.

  • Assist staff in implementing culturally relevant instructional strategies in order to address the needs of all students.

  • Promote integration of technology as a tool for improving student engagement and achievement.

  • Apply for and oversee literacy grants that support and advance the local literacy framework.

  • Build change readiness and change management for site and district learning and adaptive work.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Current MN Teaching License.

  • Prefer K-12 reading License, or MN teaching license with reading endorsement.

  • 5+ years experience working with instructional staff and leaders on developing and implementing literacy programs with demonstrated improved student outcomes.

  • Deep knowledge of Science of Reading research and implications for curriculum materials, and instructional and assessment practices.

  • Demonstrated Excellence in collaboration with colleagues and an enthusiasm to work with educators and students.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning, as evidenced by graduate-level work or an advanced degree.

  • Demonstrated commitment to the equitable education of all students.

  • Effective planning and organizational skills.

  • Highly effective interpersonal skills.

  • Proven  knowledge of effective instructional strategies, content pedagogy, and evidence-based practice.

  • Recognized as a teacher leader whose work is aligned with district core values and vision.

  • Hold the following firm beliefs:

    • all students can and will learn, and that their learning can be directly influenced by focusing on factors over which we have control.

    • In the need to work interdependently with teachers, school, and district leaders through the system, aligning the work of adults around improving student learning by meeting the needs, interests, and aspirations of students.

    • In the need to work in partnership with staff to continuously improve practices to enhance student and family engagement, creating the conditions for equity, excellence, and student success.

    • In personalizing learning for students, meeting academic, social, and emotional needs and aspirations so that each student feels valued and has a sense of belonging, leading to academic success.

 
Physical Requirements
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.  Vision abilities required include close vision.