PRIMARY FUNCTION: Under the direction of the Assistant/Associate Superintendent of Educational Services, the Program Manager of Curriculum and Instruction supports all schools and the Curriculum and Instructional Programs within the District. The Program Manager provides guidance, support, and monitoring to all schools, principals and teacher leaders in implementing the district adopted curriculum, staff development, and instructional improvement programs. This includes collaborating with district leaders to support programs for English Language Learners, Special Education, Assessment and Accountability and other related programs.
DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE TO: Assistant/Associate Superintendent of Educational Services or Designee.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provides leadership in planning, scheduling, reviewing, developing, implementing and evaluating the District's overall instructional program; assist in long range planning relating to elements involved in the operation of the District's overall instructional program. Provide direct technical assistance and instructional support to administrators and classroom teachers to facilitate strategic planning, curriculum enhancements, development and instructional issues in support of district priorities and results. Assists in Administering and coordinates the activities and services of the District in the areas of overall curricular planning, staff development, special programs, educational technology, educational communication and media. Identify best practices regarding teaching, instruction and assessment of English Language Arts, English Language Development, Math, Next Generation Sciences, and Social Studies, as well as staff development resources. Monitor school progress towards achievement of the district goals through review and analysis of data to ensure all decisions and program implementations are data driven. Provide supervision and leadership to the instructional coaches for the effective implementation of English Language Arts, English Language Development, Math, Next Generation Sciences and Social Studies curriculum. Integrates and coordinates the services of the areas of responsibility with other organizational units of the District. Visit school sites and classrooms to assist site administrators in monitoring effective program implementation. Provide instructional leadership to schools for accelerating English Language Arts, English Language Development, Math, Next Generation Sciences and Social Studies proficiency and academic achievement of all students especially those groups that have not reached proficiency. Ensures teachers are included in all curriculum decisions through the district adoption and collaborative decision making process. Participate in district-wide curriculum development and curriculum improvement efforts in English Language Arts, English Language Development, Math, Next Generation Sciences and Social Studies. Keep current on research surrounding effective instruction of English Language Arts, English Language Development, Math, Next Generation Sciences and Social Studies for all learners. Provide supervision and leadership to the new teachers in the completion of the induction program. Manages and monitors the district curriculum textbook system. Manages the textbook database. Assists in monitoring student progress through Student Study Teams and other accountability programs and processes. Assists in implementing the District-approved curriculum as adopted by the Board of Trustees. Assists with the supervision and evaluation of classified and certificated staff. Assists in presenting or coordinating in-service training, workshops, and meetings for certificated and classified employees. Other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Valid California Administrative Services Credential authorizing K-6 service. Credential requirements to be supplemented by five years teaching experience, with at least three served as a classroom teacher. Bilingual/Biliterate in Spanish and English highly desired. Must possess an ability to communicate well and to apply leadership skills within a shared decision-making model. Must exhibit sound educational philosophy and instructional competence. Must possess an ability to evaluate the instructional process and contribute to high level academic requirements using sound research and educational principles. Must have a strong background in computer technology and standards-based teaching and learning. Must have knowledge of and prior application or experience in improving academic achievement. Must demonstrate the ability to write clear, concise memoranda, reports and other communications.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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 and talk or hear and sometimes walk and sit. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may occasionally lift/ and or move up to 50 lbs. The demands of an extended workday (coverage of building activities and extra-curricular activities, etc.), require a high level of physical endurance. This job requires the ability to handle and balance multiple demands at one time.
The Alisal Union School District (AUSD) serves just under 8,300 students in twelve neighborhood K-6th grade schools (including preschool programs). Many of our over 400 certificated and 300 classified staff members are from the community and proudly serve it. The District is situated in East Salinas, California. Salinas has a large agricultural base with a significant number of farmworker and immigrant families who do their best for their children and families, working long days to also feed our city, state, and nation. Our demographics include:
94% LCFF Unduplicated Count
<1% each: African American, Asian, Filipino, Pacific Islander, two or more races
85% Qualify for Free/Reduced-Priced Meals (although All of our students get free meals)
75% English Learners
10% Students With Disabilities
100% amazing students/our country's future leaders
Because of our demographics, equity and cultural responsiveness are at the heart of what we do. Apart from a plethora of other rigorous academic programs and foci, we currently offer several forms of bilingual program offerings in nine of our schools, including a distri...ctwide dual immersion program. Our district's motto is "AUSD, cultivating the whole child for a world-class education." This simple but highly meaningful and aspirational statement acutely honors our community and speaks to our goal to meet, not only the academic needs of our students but, also, whatever social-emotional and other needs they have that will facilitate their ability to succeed in school and in life. To this end, we created a new district-level division at the start of the 2018/19—Whole Child Education—to help us better focus on serving the whole child in support of high student achievement.
In addition to our twelve schools, we offer three family resource centers whose staff endeavors to assist families to empower themselves to be healthy and self-sufficient via a multitude of direct and referral services. At our schools, in addition to our dedicated office, custodial, cafeteria, and playground staff, teachers and principals, each school is also supported by their own Counselor, Library Specialist, Instructional Coach, and assistant principal. Additionally, every school is further supported by districtwide Psychologists, School Nurse and LVNs, and Speech Therapists.
Lastly, as part of our whole-child efforts, we offer seasonal sports (flag football, volleyball, basketball, soccer) at each of our schools, music (including our amazing Alisal All-Star Drumline and Colorguard/Tall Flags and Mariachi Juvenil Alisal), folklórico dance, and after-school and weekend academic support and enrichment, including NASA STEM Academy and Intro to Coder Dojo.
AUSD, cultivating the whole child for a world-class education!