Instructional Advisor, ESL

Shelby County School District Memphis , TN 38103

Posted 2 months ago

Purpose and Scope

Delivers at a high level of competency in maintaining standards of excellence in the assigned curricular area, so that students may derive the greatest academic and personal benefit for the learning experience. This involves in working on unusually complex problems and provides solutions that are highly innovative and ingenious, achieving quality and work process improvement.

Essential Job Functions

1.Provides leadership in developing, monitoring and implementing appropriate curriculum to meet the identified needs of the system. This requires a high degree of ingenuity, creativity, resourcefulness, and competency in maintaining standards of excellence in curriculum & instruction; is viewed as expert within the field.

Serves as an instructional teacher leader in the assigned curricular area, developing and implementing appropriate curriculum and meeting identified needs to address the rigor or the Common Core State Standards. Designs and disseminates instructional strategies that enhance instruction in the assigned curricular area.

2.Provides assistance to all professional school-based personal and/or community representatives regarding the assigned curricular area and works collaboratively with other professionals, and management in the development of effective instructional and assessment technique which are research based and achieve a system-wide result. May lead a team in the effort.

3.Serves as liaison between the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and teachers and principals on K-12 curriculum and instructional matters and makes recommendations pertaining thereto.

4.Assists the Department of Professional Development and Regional Academic Office by planning and conducting content specific professional growth activities.

5.Assists with on-going orientation of new teachers in the areas of English Language Arts curriculum and instruction.

6.Assists teachers as needed or requested in the development of effective content specific curriculum implementation and instructional and assessment techniques.

7.Researches, provides and assists teachers as needed or requested in the development of effective instructional and assessment techniques which are research based in order to increase student mastery of state standards; advances teachers' knowledge of state and district content standards and understanding including teaching strategies, assessments, District and school data driven instruction and lesson demonstrations and pre and post analysis.

8.Deals with unusually complex problems and provides solutions that are highly innovative and ingenious, achieving quality and work process improvements. Ensures that the workgroup's goals and activities are in sync with and support the broader goals and objectives of the organization; and that the execution of responsibilities is in accordance to lawful and ethical standards.

9.Assists the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in disaggregating student data, identifying student needs, selecting textbooks and materials, and establishing program goals. Also, assist Humanities Manager by planning and conducting programs, workshops and other in-service activities.

  1. Directs the preparation and maintenance of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records, correspondence, and files related to assigned service, activities, and operations; provides for appropriate research and compiles reports, as needed.

  2. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master's degree in education or a related area plus an additional 5 years related experience, or equivalent for a total education/experience of 11 years. Tennessee teaching license is required.

Administrative certification and ESL endorsement preferred. A minimum of four years of successful experience as a classroom teacher. Proficient in the use of technology to include video presentation, word processing, database and spreadsheet applications.

Degree Equivalency Formula:

Bachelor's Degree= 4 years plus required years of experience.

Master's Degree= 2 years plus required years of experience. Where Master's degrees are required, years for Bachelor's Degrees must be included.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong analytic and problem-solving skills, with the ability to swiftly and accurately understand complex data and perform analysis

  • Skill in developing data-supported solutions and using fact-based logic; ability to translate complex analysis in easy-to-understand manner and present to a broad audience

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Outstanding leadership skills and ability to build high-performing teams through both recruitment and selection and professional development

  • Ability to tackle the operational challenges of the school district in a complex, changing political and educational environment

Ability to manage daily administrative tasks without losing sight of long-term goals and planning

Physical Requirements and Working Environment

Physical Demands: Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment; must be able to use hands and fingers for sign language.

Unavoidable Hazards: The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.

Sensory (ADA) Requirements:
The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.


The district is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires the District to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

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Instructional Advisor, ESL

Shelby County School District