Bellingham Public Schools
Employment Opportunities

DEPARTMENT HEADS (HS) (#126)


Bellingham High School
Bellingham Public Schools
Bellingham, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3933634 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: June 16, 2022 Starting Date: August 29, 2022

THIS IS AN INTERNAL JOB POSTING FOR MEMBERS OF
CURRENT BELLINGHAM (MA) PUBLIC SCHOOL EMPLOYEES

Job Description
Vacancy # 126

Date: June 16, 2022

Department Coordinators

There will be five Department Coordinators:
(2) two for Humanities (English, Social Studies and World Languages)
(1) one for Science and Wellness (Science and Wellness)
(1) one for Mathematics and Technology (Mathematics and Technology)
(1) one K-12 District Fine Arts (Music and Art).

The functions of the employees in these titles shall include up to three (3) teaching preparation levels along with the duties and responsibilities as described in the job description below:
PD and Planning
1. Be responsible for establishing agendas and supervising contractual meetings and in-service days.
2. Be responsible to channel information to members of their department/discipline.
3. Act as a liaison between administration and department/discipline members disseminating information and various requests.
4. With administration, determine the professional development needs of the department.
5. Facilitate professional development to reach school and district goals.
6. Attend professional development meetings when necessary.
Hiring and Meetings
7. Establishes agendas and supervises contractual meeting and in-service days under the direction of school and
district administrators
8. Assist the administration in the hiring of teachers within the department.
9. Assists and supports substitutes in department.
10. Assist the school administration with the placement and scheduling of students.
11. Is available when necessary at three meetings/workshops outside of the normal school day with as much advance notice
as possible.
Supervision
12. Consult with the administration (when necessary) on departmental issues and concerns.
13. Assist in the orientation and induction of new staff members.
14. Visit and observe classrooms to enhance the educational program and its implementation, provided this information will not
be utilized regarding the status of a teacher.
15. Serves as instructional leader of the department with the primary focus on improving student achievement in a
standards-based environment.
16. Analyze student achievement data and research best practices to make recommendations regarding instruction and
student scheduling.
17. Encourages research, experimentations, and a variety of teaching models including the integration of educational technology.
Budget and Supplies
18. Determine and revise the department budget.
19. Develops and manages the department budget and the disbursement of such throughout the school year. Initiate
purchase orders and follow up on receipt of the same.
20. Inventory, evaluate and order departmental supplies and books.
21. Responsible for and submits applicable grants and reports for the department.
Curriculum & Instruction
22. Facilitates the development and implementation of the district-approved curriculum using district-approved
processes and resources.
23. Facilitates discussion with teachers with data to inform instruction
24. Meet with the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment to coordinate K-12 curriculum at times
provided by the district within the normal school calendar and school day.
25. Oversee curriculum writing and alignment for departments.
26. Keep the department current on educational trends in curriculum and pedagogy.

Qualifications:
1. Master’s Degree and/or five (5) years of experience in subject area.
2. Certified in one of the subject areas in the department.
3. Strong leadership skills.
4. Training/experience in curriculum development and program evaluation.
5. DESE Administration or Director Licensure preferred
6. Google Apps for Education Trainer Certification preferred

Working Conditions:
1. A. Not more than four (4) teaching periods.
B. Guaranteed one (1) department business period, and except in unforeseen emergencies, a second department business period.
C. No additional coverage duties, except in emergency situations additional coverage will be on an equitable, rotating basis.
2. Appointments will be for one (1) school year.
3. A Coordinator may be removed from the position during the term of the appointment and returned to a full-time teaching position
for just cause. A decision to not reappoint a member to a Coordinator position is not a removal.
Therefore, this provision shall not apply.
4. Coordinators are required to work the same number of days as regular teachers and may be required to work up to
ten (10) additional days, for which they will be compensated at their per diem rate with the approval of the Building Principal.
Coordinators may be granted up to 3 (three) days of compensatory time during the school year for work required during the summer,
as determined by, and with the approval of the Building Principal.
5. Coordinators may not count themselves as a department member. Part-time employees will be counted as a department member
for purposes of stipends.

Salary: Each Department Coordinator would receive a $6,000 stipend annually
Coordinators are expected to participate in any training programs that the Bellingham
School Department may offer or designate to enhance their skills.
The School Department will pay the fees and expenses related to such training programs.

Position Type: After school/Evening
Positions Available: 5
Salary: Up to $6,000 Stipend


Welcome to Bellingham High School!

Welcome Mission Statement In this diverse and evolving global society, the mission of the Bellingham High School is to provide a supportive and challenging environment which fosters confident, successful and active life-long learners who contribute positively and responsibly to their community. Academic Expectations - Students will: * Learn to write, read and speak effectively * Demonstrate critical and creative thinking in problem solving * Organize and evaluate information to reach informed conclusions in collaboration with others * Utilize technology as a tool for learning Social and Civic Expectations - Students will: * Display respect for teachers, staff, peers and themselves by obeying laws, rules and regulations * Develop a transition plan for post secondary life * Participate in activities that benefit self and community
Equal Opportunity Employer
Bellingham 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, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: 1. Applicants should apply, via SchoolSpring, attention Mr. Marano, Superintendent of Schools. 2. Applicants must be willing to sign a Criminal Offender Record Information release upon application and have no recorded serious violations that would prevent hiring for this position. Your appointment is pending suitable fingerprint results in accordance with Fingerprinting Requirements for Public School Employees: Implementation of MGL Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2013. 3. This position is open until filled. Internal applicants must submit notice of intent to apply by Monday, June 27, 2022. 4. Following initial screening, those candidates selected for personal interviews will be notified. Peter D. Marano Superintendent of Schools EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES The Bellingham Public Schools does not discriminate in its admissions and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, housing status, political affiliation, genetic information, or disability, in accordance with state and federal law. Additionally, the District does not discriminate against individuals on the basis of homelessness, consistent with the McKinney-Vento Act. The District prohibits retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination, harassment and/or who participate in an Equal Opportunity Commission investigation. If you have any questions, please contact the District’s Title IX Coordinator at 4 Mechanic Street, Bellingham, MA 02019, Phone Number: 508-883-1706.
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    JoAnn Masterson, Assistant Principal
    60 Blackstone Street
    Bellingham, Massachusetts 02019
    Phone: 508-966-3761
    Email: jmasterson@bpsdk12.org