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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2972189
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : July 10, 2018
  • Starting Date: July 30, 2018

Job Description

Dean of Curriculum and Instruction

Grade Level: PK-5
Start Date: July 30, 2018
Locations: UP Academy Holland, Boston, MA

About UP Education Network
UP Education Network operates six schools in Boston, Lawrence, and Springfield, MA. We serve over 3,000 elementary and middle school students. UP is invited by local school districts to restart chronically underperforming district schools as UP Academies. Each UP Academy shares the same mission: to ensure that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to succeed on the path to college and to achieve their full potential.

The Dean of Curriculum and Instruction reports to UP Academy’s Principal and serves on UP Academy’s Leadership Team. The Dean is responsible for the management and development of teachers within his/her portfolio. S/he plans professional development, leads the smaller team’s efforts to create a positive, structured, consistent, caring, and disciplined school culture, and takes responsibility for the academic program in place within his/her content areas and/or grade levels.

Specific Responsibilities
Teacher Development and Management
• Oversee the growth and development of a cohort of teachers within particular subject areas or grade levels
• Provide formal and informal feedback on observations, lesson plan review, curriculum design, and more
Team Management and Leadership
• Develop, design, implement, and participate in an annual four-week staff orientation and training
• Develop and support a culture of reflective practice among teachers
• Plan and support facilitation of professional development
• Develop positive interpersonal relationships among staff members
• Provide consistent and high academic and behavioral expectations for students
• Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues
Curriculum and Assessment Design
• Develop, implement, and revise curriculum maps
• Facilitate weekly meetings to analyze student work, review information regarding classroom assessments, and plan for instruction
• Ensure student mastery of state, city, and school academic and behavioral standards;
• Design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;
• Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;

A strong belief in UP Education Network’s core values: Students, Community, Humility, Resilience, and Humor
• Bachelor’s degree is required, Master’s degree is preferred
• Three years teaching experience required, 2+ years of school leadership experience strongly preferred
• A valid Massachusetts Teaching License as a Principal/Assistant Principal, K-8
• Current authorization to work in the United States – A candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment.

Compensation and Benefits
UP Academy follows the salary scales and salary placement policies of each UP Academy’s host school district or state turnaround plan; please see the relevant union’s collective bargaining agreement for additional details. As an employee of UP Academy and your respective school district, you will receive the same access to personal and sick days, health insurance, and dental insurance as others within your union.

Working at UP Education Network
We know that great staff members directly lead to the success of our students. At UP, your career is shaped by:
• Opportunities for immediate impact: UP offers a chance to bring best practices found in high-performing schools to students previously enrolled in struggling schools, and to rapidly unlock the potential of these students
• Talented, mission-driven colleagues: Our staff is enthusiastic, dedicated, and willing to do “whatever it takes” to put every student on the path to college
• Collaboration and teamwork: Staff members collaborate and work closely together on grade-level or content area teams, using data to track student performance as well as guide instructional practice
• Consistent professional growth and development: Members of our staff typically have bi-weekly check-in meetings with their managers where they receive targeted coaching and support and the entire staff participates in weekly professional development sessions during the school year, kick-started by extensive training in August.

As an equal opportunity employer, UP does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin and we encourage applicants of all backgrounds to apply. Our students must be exposed to a diverse group of powerful role models - in their teachers, their school leaders, and their supporters in the network office. With this in mind, we are committed to recruiting the most talented individuals from the widest possible range of backgrounds to join our creative, mission-driven team.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    UP Academy Holland is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • UP Education Network Recruitment Team
    • 90 Canal Street Suite 610
    • Boston, Massachusetts 02114

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