Curriculum Coordinator: K-12 Science
Curriculum & Instruction
Other - Position - Valid PA Certificate
Job Number 4600147385
Start Date
Open Date 11/28/2017
Closing Date
Reports To Executive Director K-12 Mathematics Science & STEM
Salary
Support Administrator Salary Schedule - Level 3
Salary (Starting at $93, 179)

FLSA Status: Exempt
Qualifications
- Bachelor's Degree required. Master's, EdD or Ph.D. is preferred.
- PA certification in Supervision, Education Administration or related areas preferred and Science Certification required.
- A minimum of five years teaching experience is required.
- Candidates should possess in-depth knowledge of Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Core Curriculum content and pedagogy, as well as assessment and data analysis.
- Experience leading and designing professional development sessions, study groups, and team meetings is preferred.
- Candidates should be experienced and comfortable giving and receiving feedback.
- Candidates must possess a thorough understanding and knowledge of the principles and practices associated with differentiated instruction.
- Must possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain records and prepare reports and correspondences related to work.
- Candidate should possess in-depth knowledge of technology including Microsoft Office applications and other web-based programs (RTI).
Residency Requirements No Residency Requirement
Essential Job Functions
1. Modify and design core curriculum to align to the CCSS and NGSS for the schools to ensure fidelity to the principles contained within the District core curriculum.
2. Plan and lead professional development at the school and district level to develop teacher knowledge of academic standards, core curriculum, instruction, assessment, and intervention programs, including but not limited to facilitating collaborative study groups and Learning Walks.
3. Model effective classroom teaching practices and debrief observations of practice with teachers.
4. Work closely with the Principals to meet the support needs of teachers and departments in each school. Support may include:
Modify and design core curriculum to align to the CCSS and NGSS for the schools to ensure fidelity to the principles contained within the District core curriculum.
2. Plan and lead professional development at the school and district level to develop teacher knowledge of academic standards, core curriculum, instruction, assessment, and intervention programs, including but not limited to facilitating collaborative study groups and Learning Walks.
3. Model effective classroom teaching practices and debrief observations of practice with teachers.
4. Work closely with the Principals to meet the support needs of teachers and departments in each school. Support may include:
a. Co-planning with teachers needing support
b. Co-teaching with teachers
c. Lesson Planning
d. Studying student work for evidence of
learning in support of raising achievement
e. Appropriately utilize and train teachers to
use Science assessments, both formative and
summative, to inform instruction.
5. Support Instructional Teacher Leaders, as they assume to prepare model classrooms for teachers to observe during their daily practice.
6. Support all teachers as they seek to implement the core curriculum and to modify the core curriculum.
7. Provide targeted and differentiated support for teachers based on need.
8. Monitor the District Science Moodle site.
9. Participate in regular K-12 Science and Curriculum department meetings.
10. Work with K-12 Science team to develop and implement both short and long-range plans.
11. Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills for interacting and motivating teachers.
12. Stay current in the areas of content, curriculum design and research-based instructional theory and practices.
13. Serve as a resource for identification of instructional strategies, materials, and interventions to address diverse learning needs.
14. Provide supportive and constructive feedback with non-evaluative observation protocols to promote effective instructional practices and implementation of district-approved strategies.
15. Actively participate in and monitor the process of developing and administering Curriculum-Based Assessments for and to schools.
16. Other responsibilities as assigned by Supervisor.
Additional Job Information
Physical Demands: This position is primarily sedentary in nature. Employee will be required to operate computer system for data entry, and have the ability to complete necessary paperwork. This position requires minimum physical effort and not subjected to Occupational Health and Safety risks.

Work Environment:
1. Indoors in busy office, working in close proximity to co-worker
2. Frequently required to work at fast pace
3. Requires considerable concentration and creativity.
4. Subject to stress caused by a changing environment, diversity in the organization, tight deadlines and work load.

ADA: The employer will make reasonable accommodation in compliance with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990.
The Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs, activities, career and technical education programs or employment and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. It is the policy of the Pittsburgh School District to make all services, programs and activities available and to provide reasonable accommodations to persons with disabilities. Please make requests for accommodations at least 72 hours before the scheduled event. For more information regarding accommodations, civil rights grievance procedures, please contact: Dr. Milton A. Walters, Office of Human Resources, 341 S. Bellefield Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213 or 412-529-HELP (4357).