Assistant Director Of Curriculum And Instruction

Santa Fe Public Schools Santa Fe , NM 87501

Posted 6 months ago

General Function:

Assist the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction in supervising tasks and programs to provide technical assistance and support to the schools in the area of content, pedagogy and professional development. Provides leadership in the ongoing development and improvement of the entire K-12 instructional program of the district.

Education/Training Experience:


Master's degree in Education Administration or Academic Research and a minimum of five (5) years teaching experience and five (5) years of administration. Evidence of continued professional development. New Mexico Public Education Department administrative license. Experience with grant writing, digital learning, Title I, Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Literacy and Bilingual programs, and working with a diverse population.


Experience as a Principal and at central office level. Experience with various educational levels. Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction or Curriculum Development or equivalent.

Knowledge/Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of best education practices, grades K-12. Knowledge of CCSS. Demonstrated knowledge and experiences with research on pedagogy, education content, child development, best education and curriculum practices. Knowledge of finance and budgeting. Ability to make regular and on the spot decisions about program within established parameters. Strong written and oral communication skills. Ability to organize and deliver professional development opportunities related to standards driven curriculum; integrated, thematic unit development; assessment, student achievement, etc. Must be organized and possess excellent skills in management and organization, problem solving, and public relations. Ability to collaborate with and coach school site administrators.

Essential Job Functions:

All functions are performed in accordance with established policies, procedures, safety, and environmental regulations, and computer security policies and procedures. Functions are subject to change from time to time to meet the needs of the District. Current essential functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Works with Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction on academic projects district wide.

  • Assists with all aspects of Early Childhood Education to include elementary curriculum development, universal instructional interventions, and SAT Tier I and II academic and behavioral interventions and supports.

  • Assists with Pre-K Program implementation to include grant application development, ECOT observations and related data collection and PED reporting, and serves as the lead support to Pre-K site-specific principals, teachers, data collection, and review.

  • Assists with K3+ Program implementation to include grant application, curriculum development, assessments and evaluation and serves as lead support to K3+ site-specific principals, teachers, data collection, and review.

  • Assists with components of Title I Elementary (K-6) Summer School to include curriculum development; and assessments and evaluation; and serves as lead support to district-wide liaison regarding registration; program planning; assessment; student performance evaluations; data collection, review, and reporting; and teacher effectiveness.

  • Serves as Liaison and Program Developer with the Executive Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Deputy and Assistant Superintendents, Executive Directors of School Support, Multicultural and Bilingual Director, Student Wellness, Exceptional Student Services, and Community Outreach Efforts.

  • Assists with the selection of District instructional materials in coordination with Tech Services and Accountability & Strategy.

  • Assists in the design and implementation of systems for communication of district curricular initiatives.

  • Attends School Board meetings when necessary and community events; attends and facilitates committee meeting as applicable.

  • Manages and supervises the department matters and assigned staff and performs related administrative duties.

  • Interacts with teachers, principals, and central administration to communicate and develop best practices.

  • Assists the Executive Director in coordinating all formal efforts of the professional staff in projects of curriculum improvement, implementation of standards-based instruction (strategies, reporting, and assessments).

  • Assists the Executive Director in developing, coordinating, and monitoring of the sections of the budget that pertain to curriculum and instruction.

  • Keeps informed on the latest research, trends, and developments in all areas of education.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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Assistant Director Of Curriculum And Instruction

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