Director, Professional Development & English Language Learners
Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
July 9, 2018
Full Time - Experienced
DIRECTOR, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS
Under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services or designee, the Director, Professional Development and English Language Learners is responsible for developing curriculum in grades Pre-K-12, facilitating curriculum implementation in grades Pre-K-12; planning and executing professional development for staff in grades Pre-K-12, and overseeing the Title III Improvement and English Learners Master Plans. The Director provides leadership and support to District administrators and Pre-K-12 instructional staff for the implementation of pedagogical precision and research-based practices. Furthermore, the Director provides leadership in the implementation of English Language Learner programs and monitors the improvement of the academic achievement of English Learners.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work closely and coordinate with the Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services on all Pre-K-12 instructional matters, initiatives, and other programs.
Work closely with and coordinate with the Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services and other Directors to ensure a cohesive and structured approach to the formulation of District instructional programs, policies, and procedures for all schools.
Coordinate the design and implementation of the English Language Learner program, including curriculum development, assessments, staff development, and teacher coaching.
Assist in the training of Instructional Coaches in identified areas of curriculum need and focus and support instructional staff with implementation of a standards-based curriculum.
Assume responsibility for instructional materials.
Responsible for a variety of duties involving the development, implementation, and evaluation of the District’s curriculum and related policies in all subject areas.
Provide leadership in the staff development and implementation of, but not limited to, Language Arts and mathematics curriculum maps and units of study.
Establish protocols for examining student work.
Coordinate the publication of appropriate district curriculum documents.
Assist leadership and instructional staff with implementation of research-based instructional strategies in all content areas.
Provide direct technical assistance and instructional support to administrators and classroom teachers to increase student achievement.
Assist leadership and instructional staff with design and implementation of intervention programs.
Coordinate all central office EIA/LEP program services and resources.
Coordinate and facilitate monthly DELAC (District English Language Advisory Committee) meetings.
Coordinate and supervise all State, Federal, and District English Language Learner programs.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions.
Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: operating standard office equipment, including using pertinent software applications and preparing and maintaining accurate records.
Perform basic math, including calculating percentages, and/or ratios.
Read technical information and compose a variety of documents.
Analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions.
Effectively facilitate meetings, workshops, and trainings.
Demonstrate empathy and understanding in all situations; be an active listener.
Use and follow established parameters and criteria to make appropriate legal decisions.
Build trust and rapport with all stakeholders.
Manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
Follow through on all assigned tasks in a timely matter.
Desirable Bilingual and Bi-literate (Spanish preferred)
Plan, organize, and participate in meetings, workshops, and conferences.
Identify problem areas and recommend and implement effective solutions.
Communicate effectively in written and oral form.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
Curriculum development, instructional program delivery strategies, and program supervision;
Assessment and evaluation techniques utilized to appraise program quality and personnel performance;
Human relations strategies, conflict resolution strategies, teambuilding techniques, and collaborative decision-making;
Counseling, guidance, and discipline techniques;
Education Code, Board Policies, and Collective Bargaining Agreements;
District, State, and Federal policies, procedures, rules, and regulations;
Current research related to instruction and learning;
Budget planning, development, and monitoring; and
Implementation of innovation and change.
Valid California Teaching and Administrative Services Credentials.
Valid California Driver License
Valid First Aid and CPR (preferred)
Valid CLAD or BCLAD
Master’s Degree or Doctorate’s Degree from an accredited college or university of higher learning
Three (3) years of successful experience as school site principal
Four (4) years of successful teaching experience
Providing coaching and mentoring to staff and peers
Ability to resolve complaints and grievances
PHYSICAL, MENTAL and ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS:
Sitting; walking level surface; bending; use of both legs; fine coordination; wrist/arm motion; use of all fingers; use of both hands; lift objects 1-25 lbs., carry/push 1-25 lbs.; color vision; near vision; night vision; use of both eyes; normal hearing; distinguish sounds in transmission; speaking.
Stress of deadlines; stress of interpersonal conflict; normal work standards stress; ability to work with interruption; concentrate for long periods of time; reading; interpreting codes, laws, and policy; calculate; perform routine math processes; memorize and recall objects and people; analyze problems and generate alternatives; reconcile apparent ambiguities; solve multi-variant problems.
Office environment that may be subjective to stressors generated by scope of work/process that is required.
The Board of Education of the Norwalk – La Mirada Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, employment, and practices shall be free from discrimination, sexual harassment, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. School and District personnel will take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so and when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, sexual harassment, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
Complaints Concerning Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying: The Governing Board designated the following person(s) as the Title IX Coordinators/Nondiscrimination Compliance Officers:
Title IX Coordinator
Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources or designee
12820 Pioneer Boulevard
Norwalk, CA 90650
Title IX, Title VI, and Title VII Coordinator
Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services or designee
12820 Pioneer Boulevard
Norwalk, CA 90650
Additional Salary Information: Health Benefits & $1,000 Doctorate Stipend
Internal Number: Bulletin #2
About Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District
Norwalk?La Mirada Unified School District, in collaboration with parents and community, shall develop in all students the knowledge, understanding skills, and attitudes to empower them to become life?long learners and productive citizens in an ever?changing world. This will be accomplished in a climate that promotes high expectations and strives to meet individual needs and values diversity.