Curriculum Coordinator
June 13, 2015 11:04 AM

The Common School is seeking a dynamic educational professional for the position of Curriculum Coordinator. The Curriculum Coordinator is a strong curricular and instructional leader with a keen understanding of progressive education, project-based learning and a developed understanding of supporting a range of student learners age 3 through 12.

The Curriculum Coordinator reports directly to the Director of the School and, in conjunction with the Director, is responsible for overseeing the design and implementation of curriculum and the educational program, and the professional development and coaching of teachers.

The Common School’s mission is to develop strong academic and social skills while nurturing each child’s love of learning, respect and compassion for other, and commitment to the environment. We believe that meaningful education must cultivate the imagination and instill an appreciation for learning as an engaging, joyful pursuit.

The Common School is committed to building and sustaining a community that is richly diverse and includes a wide range of family structures, racial, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, gender identities and students with various abilities, needs and learning styles.

Responsibilities:

Curriculum and instructional leadership
- Work with Director to identify curricular and programmatic needs of the school
- Collaborate with faculty to ensure curriculum and instructional continuity
- Lead curriculum reviews and co-facilitate faculty meetings, Philosophy Days
- Support teachers in developing and implementing appropriate assessment tools
- Oversee and implement regular curricular communication with parents

Faculty Coaching
- Work with teachers to set professional goals
- Observe and supervise faculty in development and implementation of curriculum and teaching practices
- Support Head Teachers, Associate Teachers and Specialists in a coaching model
- Mentoring new teachers Head Teachers and new Associates
- Support Head Teachers in mentoring of Assistants With Director, conduct faculty meetings

Oversight of Professional Development program
- Work with all teachers to annually develop and fulfill professional development goals
- Coordinate on-campus professional development experiences
- Oversee faculty professional development budget

Occasional/periodic teaching in classrooms

Qualifications:
- Master’s degree or higher in Education or related field
- At least 5 years teaching or administrative experience
- Versed in progressive education pedagogy
- Commitment to diversity work and anti-racism education
- Leadership experience in designing and implementing curriculum and managing change
- Thorough knowledge of the developmental needs of 3-12 year olds from diverse backgrounds
- Strong communicator and a good listener with excellent oral and written communication skills
- Highly organized
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Ability to collaborate with faculty and staff, students, parents
- Sense of humor

Application:
We seek candidates who will add to the racial, cultural and gender diversity of the school community. Qualified candidates should send (1) letter of interest, (2) statement of educational philosophy, including comments on personal background, training, work or other experiences with multicultural education and diversity work, (3) resume and (4) references to:
Christine Lindeman, Director
The Common School
PO Box 2248
Amherst, MA 01004
Fax: 413-253-1671
clindeman@commonschool.org

website: http://www.commonschool.org/employment.html

payscale: based on experience
job type: full-time
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