ASSISTANT CURRICULUM DIRECTOR SOCIAL STUDIES - ANTICIPATED

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3076648
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 3, 2019
  • Starting Date: September 1, 2019

Job Description

Title: Assistant Curriculum Director
Assistant Curriculum Director Social Studies

Qualifications: Minimum of five years teaching experience, Supervisor/Director licensure, Content specific licensure

Responsibilities: The Assistant Curriculum Directors are directly responsible to the Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services and Support. This position that may begin on July 1 or a subsequent date approved by the Superintendent.

General Duties: The Assistant Curriculum Directors will provide leadership to content specific staff members to develop academic goals, plan instructional strategies, assess student performance, and act as resources to 7-12 teachers and administrators to improve the teaching and learning process. They will assist the principals in the supervision and evaluation of faculty and staff at the middle and high school levels, and in the management of the total academic program at the upper middle, and high school levels.

Specific Duties:

Supervision
Assists in determining personnel needs and in recruiting and selecting staff.
Supervises and evaluates subject area teachers at the 7-12 level through classroom visits, personal conferences, data review, and written reports.
Functions as an academic specialist and a resource for classroom teachers and principals to improve the educational process.
Supports making class assignments in conjunction with the administrative team.
Conducts departmental orientations, department meetings, and assists with professional development for WPS staff.
Supports preparation of the budget for the department grades 7-12.With approval from the Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Services and Support, submits requisitions, prepares bid specifications, and allocates materials and supplies.
Oversees the 7-12 supply, textbook, equipment needs, bookrooms and the inventory for the department.
Serves on system wide committees 7-12.

Teaching>
Teach no less than 2 and no more than three classes within certified content area.

Curriculum

Provides leadership for the creation, development, implementation, revision, and evaluation of curriculum 7-12 at specified levels and content areas.
Coordinates a sequential curriculum of concepts and information for grades 7-12.
Keeps informed about new developments in the field, and disseminates current information to teachers.
Assists in the selection of texts and ancillary materials through the use of faculty committees, examination, and the use of supporting documents within the curriculum area.
Evaluates student achievement in the discipline on a district-wide basis each year and recommends such changes or adjustments in the curriculum as seem advisable to improve the teaching and learning process.
Interprets the results of standardized tests, and recommends appropriate use of such examinations to inform teaching and learning.
Review and analyze district data documents and reports to inform professional development and instruction.
Assists in developing and utilizing community resources for department needs.
Attends curriculum and other professional conferences and shares results with department members.
Develops common assessments with content teachers.
Supports teachers with grading calibration and report card revisions.
Devises programs or courses designed to improve the curriculum and instructional techniques.
Assists members of the teaching staff to expand their academic repertoire and teaching strategies.
In collaboration with the Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services and Support, leads, organizes, and directs vertical articulation teams and other professional development activities 7-12.
In collaboration with the Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services and Support, leads, organizes, and directs summer curriculum workshops and other professional development activities 7-12.
Serves as consultant to the Superintendent and the School Committee on matters pertaining to curriculum, academic goals and instructional programs.
Provides instructional leadership; directing the implementation and evaluation of standards based curriculum and instructional practices.
Serves on and oversees various system-wide curriculum and program development committees and serves as consultant to the school committee and all school councils in matters of curriculum and instruction.>Visits schools and classrooms regularly to assess the effectiveness of the instructional program.
Assists in the maintenance of up-to-date curriculum guides.
When necessary, attends meetings related to matters pertaining to departmental matters.
Assists in the orientation of new department members.
Helps to develop guidelines for placement of students in appropriate courses, assists teachers and counselors in actual placement, and confers with parents.
Performs other duties as may be assigned by the Superintendent and/or Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services and Support.

Terms of Employment:
• Salary and work year provisions are as defined by collective bargaining agreement between the Weymouth School Committee and the

Weymouth .Teachers’ Association - Unit B.
• Work year is 223 days.
• Competitive benefits.
• Effective date of employment for 19/20 SY may be 9/1

About Weymouth Public Schools: Weymouth Public Schools is a 6,500 student school district on the South Shore outside of Boston. A socio-economically diverse community, Weymouth employs approximately 500 teachers in twelve schools including one early childhood center, eight elementary schools, two middle school campuses and one high school.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Classroom Teacher > Social Studies: General
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Weymouth Public Schools 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

    • MGL Chapter 459 of the Acts of 2012
      An Act Relative to Background Checks


      On January 10, 2013, Governor Deval Patrick signed into law H.4307, an act relative to background checks. The new law requires all newly hired employees, beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, to submit to state and national fingerprint-based criminal background checks.

      As a new employee of the Weymouth Public Schools, you will be subject to a Massachusetts criminal background check (CORI). In addition, you will be required to submit to a National Criminal Background Check by fingerprint.

      The fee charged is $55.00 for licensed educators and $35 for all other school personnel.

    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Instructions

    The Weymouth Public Schools has moved to a paperless application process and appreciates your support in this effort. Please submit all required documentation via School Spring. Follow up/additional paperwork or emails are not necessary, as all applications are reviewed through SchoolSpring. If additional information is required, applicants will be contacted. Once all materials have been reviewed, applicants selected for interviews will be contacted. Thank you.

    Application Questions

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    Contact Information

    • Terri Marculitis , Humanities Director
    • 111 Middle Street
    • Weymouth, Massachusetts 02189

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