Language Arts & Social Studies Coordinator
Job Code: CS100
Come join a committed, caring, talented faculty and administration in delivering an exemplary and inspiring general and Jewish education. Together, we ensure a vibrant Jewish future through the growth of confident, compassionate thinkers who engage the world through Jewish values.
The Language Arts & Social Studies Coordinator – under the supervision of the Lower School Principal – is responsible for the direction and oversight of all aspects of the Language Arts and Social Studies curricula and programs. As a school leader and member of the Lower School Administrative Team, the Coordinator will create, promote and be a role model for CESJDS' spirit of pluralism and all other core values of the school. The Coordinator will work collaboratively with the Administrative Team, the Language Arts and Social Studies faculty, students, parents, and members of the wider school community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
●Design, create and implement comprehensive language arts and social studies curricula based on current national and state education standards
●Serve as a role model for the Responsive Classroom and Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports approaches to the creation of caring community and management of student conduct in a school setting
●Bring a data-driven approach to student and curriculum assessment and decision-making, with particular expertise and experience with the DIBELS and Fountas and Pinnell literacy assessment systems and the ERB and MAP-R standardized tests
●Promote and demonstrate expertise with differentiated instruction and the ability to advise and mentor teachers in its integration into teaching practice
●Oversee the language arts enrichment and ESOL programs, developing and revising criteria for placement in these programs with the faculty members involved
●Partner with members of Upper School Administration and Department Chairs to develop consistency of curricular offerings JK-12 and smooth transitions of students from LS to MS
●Identify and promote external professional development (PD) for faculty and develop PD materials and internal opportunities for them
●Promote a culture of joy and excitement around reading and writing
●Present information at grade-level meetings with teachers in grades JK-5 regarding new initiatives
●Identify and integrate appropriate enrichment/supplemental opportunities(field trips, speakers, print and media sources) to enhance classroom-based curriculum
●Oversee and track student progress in reading, writing and spelling for grades JK-5
●Collaborate with Curriculum Coordinators, technology team, library media specialists and Educational Support Services department to ensure continuity of content, delivery of 21st century skills, and cross-disciplinary integration for grades JK-5
●Mentor new and veteran teachers and provide ongoing in-classroom support to improve instructional practice and assessment while serving as faculty supervisor as part of the School's Supervision and Evaluation protocol
●Establish and maintain positive working relationships with parents, teachers, administrators and students
●Collaborate with Lower School Administrative Team to oversee whole school events and systems and make decisions
●Other duties as assigned by the Principal
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in Language Arts (Reading, Writing, and Spelling) and Social Studies instruction and curriculum, with particular familiarity with the Reader's and Writer's Workshop philosophy, methodology and approach and understanding of the application of Common Core Standards in an independent school setting. The successful candidate will be a progressive educator, be highly organized, have the ability to multitask, and have strong collaboration and communication skills in order to function as a member of a variety of teams and with the various stakeholder groups of our school. He or she will have a minimum of 5-7 years' experience in both classroom instruction and school administration, including responsibilities in curriculum oversight, supervision and evaluation of faculty, budgeting and parent partnership. A Master's degree in Education or a field related to the position is required.
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Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and references to www.cesjds.org/careers include Job Code CS100.
The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.