Arthur Elementary School ( learn more )

Cedar Rapids Community School District

Cedar Rapids, IA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3896300
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : July 12, 2022

Job Description

High Reliability Schools Building Leadership Member (HRS)

Position Funding Source:  Teacher Leadership
or Building Control (non licensed teacher)

Supervised by:  Building Administrator  

Position Summary:
  • High Reliability Schools Building Leadership Member will work collaboratively with the building administration to create, implement, and evaluate the School Improvement Plan, using the HRS Framework and relevant data, including the HRS survey, as a guide.
# of Positions: (Extra Duty Only)
  • up to 6 for each elementary school; up to 8 for each middle school; up to 8 for each high school
Amount of Teacher Leader Service:
  • Additional hours outside of the contract day accompany this position
  • $500 annually

Teacher Leadership Essential Disposition, Skills, and Requirements:
  • Reflective, growth-oriented, seeks and acts upon feedback, and willingness to be coached
  • Deepen and maintain own knowledge of equity principles and culturally responsible pedagogy to identify and address inequitable practices and engage teachers in using an equity lens to reflect on their practice
  • Ability to train and coach New Art and Science of Teaching
  • Knowledge or the willingness to become knowledgeable in the High Reliability Schools framework
  • Knowledge and experience with research-based strategies within digital literacy
  • Knowledge of curriculum, instruction, and assessment
  • Ability to design, present, and facilitate adult learning experiences preferred
  • Experience with conducting professional learning activities
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Iowa Core Standards and Standards-Based Grading
  • Mentoring and coaching skills
  • Knowledge of Professional Learning Community process and protocol
  • Standard Teaching License with three years of teaching experience with at least one year of experience in the Cedar Rapids Community School District preferred (extra duty positions)
Measures of Effectiveness and Professional Growth:
  • All Teacher Leader Positions will be evaluated annually in an effort to provide opportunities for the teacher to reflect upon his/her practice and administration to provide feedback to enhance professional growth.
  • CRCSD evaluation procedures will be used.
  • TLS rubric identifying levels of development will be used to monitor growth and determine if the teacher leader is performing at a satisfactory level to continue in the teacher leader role.
  • Personal Reflection on professional growth in relation to essential job elements.
  • Meets or exceeds all performance targets.

Essential Job Elements:
  • Deepen and maintain own knowledge of equity principles and culturally responsive pedagogy to identify and address inequitable practices and engage teachers in using an equity lens to reflect on their practice (ICPS 2.4)
  • Co-create, implement, and monitor building school improvement plan that is aligned with High Reliability Schools Framework
  • Facilitate PLCs to regularly address common issues regarding curriculum, assessment, instruction, and the achievement of all students (HRS 1.4)
  • Co-create, implement, and monitor opportunities for teacher to continually enhance their pedagogical skills through reflection and professional growth plans (HRS 2.2)
  • Provide job-embedded professional development that is directly related to teacher instructional growth goals (HRS 2.5)
  • Establish clear and measurable goals that are focus on critical needs regarding overall student achievement (HRS 3.4)
  • Analyze and interpret data regularly to monitor progress toward school achievement goals (HRS 3.5)
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle and/or feel objects, tools or controls; talk and hear.  The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and forward 0 -24 inches and on occasion up to 36 inches.   The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp items.  The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this job.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 0 - 12 feet and occasionally up to 20 feet, such as curriculum materials, desks, chairs, and boxes.  The employee will sometimes push/pull items such as tables and carts.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus while supervising students and working with computers, written materials, reports, assessment data, etc.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made too enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.  The position requires the commitment of professional working hours that may require the employee to extend beyond a typical 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. workday.  The employee will frequently work in different areas of the classroom including in/at desks, on or near the floor, standing, in movement while supervising indoor and outdoor activities, etc. The employee will usually work in indoor temperatures but will work outdoors when supervising students outside of the classroom.
The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individual holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.
The Cedar Rapids Community School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The district does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.
Federal law obligates an employer to provide reasonable accommodation(s) for the known disabilities of applicants, unless doing so would pose an undue hardship on the employer.  If you or someone you know requires accommodation in the hiring process, contact the Executive Director of Human Resources, at 319-558-2421.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Art
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    Contact Information

    • Human Resources
    • 2500 Edgewood Road NW
    • Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52405

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