Associate Director Of Curriculum And Program Evaluation
University Of Chicago
Chicago , IL 60602
Posted 2 months ago
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7068020 Special Programs
About the Unit
Reporting to the Director of the Office of Special Programs College Prep (OSP-CP), the Associate Director of Curriculum and Program Evaluation (AD) will support the mission of OSP-CP serving as an active member of the OSP-CP leadership team, whose role is to drive organizational development and decision making in service of the Office of Civic Engagement's emerging plan for college readiness and access. The AD will be a highly-effective, flexible innovator, who will leverage his/her experience and expertise to support the effective and efficient identification, implementation, evaluation, and coordination of the OSP-CP curricular options. Furthermore, the implementation effort for the position has been organized as a portfolio of projects and programmatic oversight across the following primary categories: Program Management: Serve as an active member of the OSP-CP Leadership Team and manage student workers, part-time, full-time and seasonal instructional staff. Curriculum Development: Identification, Design, Teaching Theory and Innovative Implementation. Assessment and Evaluation: Content and Instructional Methodologies, Infrastructure for Analytics and Reporting.
Responsible for campus academic affairs functions, including general administration, administrative support, academic planning and analysis, academic programs, faculty affairs, faculty research and development, institutional studies, off-campus programs, teacher credential programs, and academic information systems.
Career Track and Job Level
Designs and implements education outreach programs and community relations strategies. Coordinates with national, state and local organizations. Engaging in fund raising efforts.
P2: Requires knowledge and experience in own discipline; still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills. Builds knowledge of the organization, processes and customers. Solves a range of straightforward problems. Analyzes possible solutions using standard procedures. Receives a moderate level of guidance and direction.
The job performs a range of professional activities and solves straightforward problems in the development and implementation of education outreach programs.
- Assists with the development and implementation of education outreach programs. May collaborate with teachers on implementing curriculum in the classroom., 2) Evaluates and documents performance of programs, making or recommending improvements when appropriate., 3) Prepares program communications, including creating and coordinating dissemination of program materials., 4) May assist with fundraising efforts, including writing grant proposals., 5) Performs other related work as needed.
- Outreach and partnership development to identify University of Chicago and external content experts in English Language Arts, science, mathematics, languages, financial literacy, and College/Career exploration and planning
- Provide guidance and direction to multiple programs, developing and recommending curricula
- Supervise the coordination/integration and evaluation of academic content, implementation and evaluation of curriculum content and changes
- Plan and advise on the technological and textual materials
- Identify and cultivate internal and external academic/college and career exploration and planning content resources and partners
- Ensure quality organizational operations including program planning, seasonal program hiring, problem-solving and long-term strategic planning.
- Support the Director of OSP-CP to provide core metrics for program evaluation, and establish and oversee operational policies
- Teach, guide, and mentor; provide instructor training and evaluation, based in part on observing instructional staff in the classroom and reviewing and approving course syllabi, handouts, course goals and objectives
- Collect, analyze, evaluate and present academic program assessments and student achievement results
- Supervise program assistants in the maintenance of educational supplies and materials and monitoring of instructional use of Canvas
- Create and sustain relationships that could support each students' success outside of the classroom i.e. (tutoring services, mental health services, multicultural student supports, etc.) both on and off the University of Chicago campus.
- Ensure strategic and tactical direction of all projects are consistent with OSP-CP and College Readiness and Access Strategic Plans
- Facilitate group processes in consensus building, conflict resolution, planning and decision-making
- Serve as escalation point to ensure issues/barriers are addressed and potential for re-occurrence are diminished/eliminated and foster an environment wherein risk/control issues are escalated and trends/barriers are understood/anticipated
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills with advanced communication and organization skills
- Strong analytical, problem solving, critical thinking and decision making skills; can understand all the information available, tie it all together and speak to it clearly and concisely
- Experience with web-based, automated management information systems such as Canvas
- Ability to handle administrative details independently, including classroom composition, student content transition planning, staffing coverage, identifying resources and support materials, and guiding the planning, implementation and integration of academic curricula across content areas
- Independent self-starter with the ability to handle multiple priorities and produce successful results in a fast-paced environment
- Ability to work effectively under pressure, establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others and the public, implement reflective practice with individuals and groups, lead and inspire collaboration
- Ability to work effectively across the University including students, faculty, and staff and with the broader community, including community and civic organizations to creating meaningful and sustainable partnerships required
- Ability to maintain calm and courteous demeanor and to work productively despite heavy workload, competing priorities, complex problems, and tight deadlines required
- Excellent collaboration, negotiation, facilitation and conflict management skills; an ability to facilitate group processes in consensus building, conflict resolution, planning and decision-making
Education, Experience, and Certifications
Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
- Bachelor's degree in curriculum and instruction or a closely related subject, such as instructional design or another type of pedagogical degree in a specialty field
- Master's degree
- Minimum five to seven years of relevant educational experience as an instructor or administrator for K-12 Education or undergraduate students required. Experience must include managing the design, implementation and evaluation of teaching and learning processes, practices and research
- Experience in a large urban setting
Technical Knowledge or Skills
- Knowledge of current Common Core state standards and Chicago Public School academic guidelines, policies, and regulations as they pertain to helping students to be college ready and aware of career options
- Bilingual Spanish
Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
- Occasional evenings and weekends
- Cover Letter
- List of References
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.
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