Chelsea Public Schools

Chelsea, MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3242284
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : March 24, 2020

Job Description

Title:  Literacy and Humanities Coordinator - Middle & High School             

Location:  District Wide     

Reports to: Assistant Superintendent



About Chelsea Public Schools:


The Chelsea Public Schools (CPS) is a gateway school system that welcomes and educates all students and families. In CPS, we believe all children are capable of achieving their personal best by ensuring a safe and supportive environment for school and classroom environments. The school system educates over 6,300 students in 10 schools, including a pre-K-1st grade school, 4 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, and 2 high schools. CPS is a culturally responsive school district. We believe that students learn best when they are engaged in meaningful relationships that fosters and promotes high expectations and risk taking. We are a district of multilingual students where languages are an asset to student development and growth. More information about CPS can be found on our website at



Job Responsibilities:


  • Establish and promote high standards and expectations for students and staff for academic performance and responsibility for behavior.
  • Provide educational leadership in the development of curriculum and the implementation of instructional approaches of the district, including the evaluation of classroom instruction on a regular basis.
  • Ensure coordination of services and alignment between and among schools.
  • Provide educational leadership for literacy and humanities, including:
    • Focus on individual student performance;
    • Vertical and horizontal articulation of skills and content sequence;
    • Effective and efficient utilization of instructional resources; and
    • Identify literacy as reading, writing, speaking, listening and thinking;
    • Coaching to support the development of each teacher’s reading and writing instructional pedagogy.
  • Ensure that the instructional practices engage the learner in tasks that require analytical and critical thinking, problem solving and creativity, that they address each student’s needs, interests and skill levels, that they encourage the student to define individual goals and accept responsibility for learning, and that they provide a variety of methods for the student to independently demonstrate performance and achievement.
  • Collect and analyze performance data including, but not limited to, State and district assessment regarding the achievement of students, work samples, and other pertinent information affecting the design and evaluation of curriculum and instructional practices.
  • Organize professional development, and ongoing curriculum development.
  • Provide professional development and support to coaches on coaching teachers and the coaching cycle.
  • Participate in PLCs on looking at student work with teachers, coaches and principals.
  • In collaboration with building principals, observe classroom instruction to evaluate curriculum implementation (content, materials, pedagogy, pace and standards), student performance, and program effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with school administrators on the supervision and evaluation of program staff.
  • Support and evaluate library programming and librarians.
  • Collaborate with curriculum coordinators and the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction to develop and monitor a rigorous curriculum for all students across the district
  • Support the turnaround plan and turnaround work in the middle and high schools including the creation and progress monitoring of the plans.
  • Remain current in the research that supports curriculum development, instructional program design and delivery, and assessment in literacy and humanities.
  • Continue to grow professionally through collaboration with colleagues and professional growth experiences.
  • Summarize, interpret and disseminate current developments in instruction, learning theory and cognitive research through reading of professional journals, participation in professional development and involvement in professional organizations.
  • Recommend budget line items and coordinate the purchasing of instructional materials and equipment within literacy and humanities.
  • Demonstrate initiative, effective organizational and communication skills and the ability to motivate people.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of curriculum development and program evaluation, child growth and development, effective instructional strategies, classroom management, learning assessment and diagnosis, and research related to learning.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and the interpersonal skills to relate well with students, staff, administration, parents, and the community.
  • Attend DESE and other related outside organizational meetings and collaborate with the 5 District Partnership
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned


Qualifications Required:  

  • MA DESE licensure as Supervisor/Director/Administrator of Reading, ELA, or History
  • Master’s Degree in related field
  • 5 years or more as a instructional leader with a proven track record achieving student gains
  • Demonstrated success working with immigrant and refugee populations
  • Demonstrated success in all aspects of program management and budgeting
  • Experience in urban educational setting
  • Demonstrated success with curriculum development and implementation and effective professional development
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with others
  • Ability to work with a diverse population

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Bilingual Spanish
  • Experience with English Language Learners and/or Special Education Students
  • Experience in collaborative educational environment and shared decision-making modeled on Professional Learning Communities (PLC)



In accordance with the provision of the district’s contract with the Chelsea Administrations’ Association (CAA), 215 Days



The Chelsea Public Schools District is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting, appointing, assigning, training, evaluation and promoting personnel on the basis of merit and qualifications, without regard for race, color, national origin, sex, religious affiliation, age,  ancestry, marital status, handicapping conditions, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other applicable unlawful discriminatory standards. (Title VI & Title VII of Civil Rights Act of 1964. Title VII & Title VIII of the Public Health Services Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as well as other relevant federal and state laws).


Original Posting Date 3/3/20-3/24/20

Reposted 3/30/20 - 3/27/20


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Classroom Teacher > Reading/Literacy
  • Welcome to Chelsea Public Schools!

    By June 30, 2016, Chelsea Public Schools will be a model for other school districts in the way we utilize reflective practice and leverage family and community partnerships to ensure that ALL students achieve at high levels, think critically, and graduate from our school system college and career ready. Learn more about us...

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    • Ingrid Colon , Confidential Secretary
    • 500 Broadway
    • Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150

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