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Curriculum Specialist

Summary Information:
Employer: Round Rock Independent School District
Position Type: Administrative/Support
Categories: Curriculum Coordinator
School / Org: Round Rock Independent School District
Location: Round Rock, Texas
FTE: 1
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: EAN610-2
Posting Date: Tuesday, 14 November 2017
Closing Date: Monday, 27 November 2017

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Details:
Round Rock Independent School District is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):

Curriculum Specialist

Location: Teaching & Learning Elementary

Job Title: Specialist, Curriculum

Evaluation Type: Professional

Pay Grade: 504
$59,112.56-$72,089.00

FLSA: Exempt

Supervisor: Executive Director, Teaching & Learning

Basic Function & Responsibility: Provide support through collaborative processes to support teachers, campus and district administrators in promoting positive change and commitment for engaged learning environments in order to impact student achievement.

Characteristic Duties & Responsibilities: The essential functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the characteristic duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, and abilities noted herein; however, this is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions found in this job description.

Instructional Management:
- Support the implementation, monitoring and/or evaluation of assigned programs for elementary and secondary education, curriculum, and/or instructional support, and ensure that assigned programs are efficiently and effectively administered.

Management of Administrative, Fiscal and/or Facilities Functions:
- Assist in the development and maintenance of the Aligned Round Rock Curriculum (ARRC) to ensure student learning of Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS).
- Assist in development of curriculum-based assessments aligned to the depth and complexity of the TEKS.
- Collaborate, analyze and respond to district data and educational trends.
- Work collaboratively with curriculum coordinators as well as members of instructional departments and campuses to establish exemplary learning environments.
- Exhibit a high degree of initiative in response to requests for curricular/instructional support.
- Model/demonstrate exemplary curriculum design strategies.
- Support campus and district administrators in creating change-adept learning communities.
- Support continuous improvement in teacher and student performance through effective curriculum design practices.
- Support the adoption and acquisition of aligned instructional resources.
- Establish integrated management systems to ensure quality program delivery.
- Coordinate departmental activities with other District offices and administrators and provide assistance to requesting departments.

Organization Improvement:
- Support and participate in meeting the objectives of the campus/department improvement plans.
- Facilitate the development of collaborative cultures at the campus and district levels.
- Support the implementation of quality professional development aligned with the district goals and initiatives.
- Analyze critical needs in assigned areas and work collaboratively to implement and improve programs.

Professional Growth and Development:
- Participate in professional development that increases effectiveness and improves District performance.

Academic Excellence Indicators and Campus Performance Objectives:
- Support the administration of state-mandated testing at campuses in compliance with state and federal guidelines.
- Monitor and review campus test data and use findings to assist with planning corrective action for the affected group of students and/or campuses.

School/Community Relations:
- Network with out-of-district entities to ensure district practices stay current with state and national best practice trends.
- Interface with governmental agencies, business and civic organizations, and the community to provide needed information and to promote the Districtís initiatives.

Organization Morale:
- Communicate with district stakeholders in a positive and supportive manner.
- Support the development of collaborative cultures at the campus and district levels.
- Respond in a timely and positive manner to all requests for support from campus and district administrators.
- Foster positive morale by participating in team building activities and the decision-making process.
- Communicate and collaborate with campus/department staff to enhance service delivery, program development, and customer satisfaction.

Other Responsibilities:
- Comply with policies established by federal and state law, including but not limited to State Board of Education and local Board policy.
- Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Supervision Exercised: None.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Knowledge of TEKS.
- Knowledge of curriculum design, implementation, evaluation, and refinement.
- Knowledge of effective instruction and evaluation methodologies.
- Knowledge of the continuous improvement principles for integrated management systems.
- Knowledge and understanding of the complexities of building collaborative structures in the educational environment.
- Skill in the use of technology as a learning tool in all content areas.
- Skill in assisting with collection and interpretation of data to assist in adjustment of curriculum to support student learning.
- Skill in operating standard computer and software applications, including but not limited to electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations.
- Skill in communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
- Ability to collaboratively locate and obtain instructional materials to support the aligned curriculum.
- Ability to collaboratively employ a systems-perspective to maximize attainment of learning goals.
- Ability to assist in engaging others in collective inquiry and problem solving.
- Ability to assist in design, delivery, and integration of curriculum.
- Ability to collaboratively analyze trends and lead improvement initiatives.
- Ability to collaboratively plan, organize, and deliver quality professional development.
- Ability to organize and prioritize work responsibilities.

Entry Qualifications: Bachelorís degree from an accredited college or university and four years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical & Mental Demands:
- Maintain emotional control under stress.
- Work with frequent interruptions.
- Travel district wide occasionally.
- Work extended and irregular hours.
- Sit for extended periods of time.
- Use computer for prolonged period resulting in repetitive hand motions.
- Lift and/or move up to 20 lbs. occasionally.

Environmental Factors:
- Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

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