Website South Central Service Cooperative
POSITION TITLE: Director of Teaching and Learning
START DATE: July 1, 2023
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Executive Director
The Director of Teaching and Learning provides leadership, coordination, and facilitation of programs and services, in the development and partnership with MDE for the implementation of K-12 Academic Standards and support to meet the needs of SCSC members. The Director of Teaching and Learning plans and coordinates with members of the SCSC Teaching and Learning team to provide region-level professional development opportunities to ensure the implementation and evaluation of instructional programs; provides partnership and leadership through coaching and mentorship; develops, directs, evaluates, and administers procedures, programs, budgets, staffing, communications, and professional development; and advises the Executive Director on matters regarding the teaching and learning needs of SCSC members.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develop and implement a universal MN Academic Standards review process to ensure member districts meet the needs of students and comply with state and federal requirements and standards.
- Provide leadership for unifying SCSC education programs under Teaching and Learning, including Special Education/Low-Incidence, Career and Technical Education, School Improvement Professional Development, and Student Academic Enrichment service.
- Oversee, manage, and provides leadership for the standards review process in the State subject area implementation cycle.
- Organize and facilitate the SCSC member curriculum leaders.
- Works with SCSC programs to create interdisciplinary connections between academic standards.
- Reviews SCSC region data to evaluate areas of support through SCSC.
- Provides leadership and support for SCSC members in the development and implementation of aligned academic standards.
- Reports to the Executive Director and SCSC Board on all relevant areas of oversight.
- Assists in writing recommended policies and procedures that pertain to teaching and learning.
- Research best practices in instructional leadership and disseminates information to SCSC members.
- Develop and implement Professional Learning Communities across the Region to support the development and implementation of MN Academic Standards.
- Support SCSC members as they align the work of student support divisions to the MN Academic Standards – Achievement and Integration, EL, Gifted and Talented, American Indian Education, ADSIS, etc.
- Facilitate training of staff in evidence-based instructional strategies that meet the new MN Academic Standards.
Align, oversee, implement, and evaluate SCSC region-wide professional development.
- Align professional development to COMPASS and the other MN Service Cooperatives.
- Partner with SCSC Teaching and Learning team members to provide aligned region-level professional development opportunities.
- Organize and manage region-wide professional development.
- Provide coordination between SCSC members to align support and resources.
- Develop/maintain a repository of best practices that can be utilized by all SCSC members.
- Partner with SCSC member professional development leaders to provide universal and member-specific training and support.
Lead and manage long-range and day-to-day operations.
- Develop long-range program goals consistent with the goals and objectives of the SCSC Board, MN Department of Education, COMPASS, and other MN Service Cooperatives.
- Develop and maintain the teaching and learning budget.
Maintain and share a level of professional expertise.
- Provide professional expertise and assistance to SCSC team members and SCSC Region members.
- Coordinate support and program offerings with SCSC Teaching and Learning team members.
- Partner with the other MN Service Cooperatives.
- Partner with the MN Department of Education.
- Attend training sessions, conferences, seminars, and regional meetings.
- Keep current with trends, issues, and educational technologies.
Performs other duties as assigned.
WORK REQUIREMENTS AND CHARACTERISTICS:
- Directly supervise all Teaching and Learning Positions.
- Work is performed under normal office conditions and there are minimal environmental risks or disagreeable conditions associated with work. Work involves continuous contacts and interactions with the public, staff, elected officials, outside agencies, citizen groups, the media, and others.
- Physical requirements:
- Stand - occasionally
- Walk - occasionally
- Sit - continuously
- Reach with arms and hands - rarely
- Climb or balance - rarely
- Stop/kneel/crouch or crawl - rarely
- Talk or hear - continuously
- Taste or smell - rarely
- Lift and carry up to 50 pounds - occasionally
- In-frequent Air travel with multiple overnight stays.
- Frequent travel using company or personal vehicle
- Passion for teaching and learning; a collaborative leader
- Ability to establish relationships with regional PreK-12 schools, colleges, agencies, and businesses.
- Ability to facilitate meetings and forge partnerships.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbal and written.
- Have excellent planning and organizational skills; detail-oriented.
- Ability to work effectively and efficiently, individually and as a team member.
- Ability to show initiative in resolving problems.
- Ability to assume responsibility, be well organized, execute initiatives from directives and approved self-initiatives.
- Ability to build open, honest, and trustworthy relationships with people of various personality styles and behaviors – internally and externally.
- Ability to function cooperatively as a member of the South Central Service Cooperative team.
- Ability to conduct oneself in a professional and customer service-based manner at all times; promote a harassment-free environment. All communications and interactions be conducted with courtesy and respect – internal as well as external customers.
- Skilled in the use of a variety of technology and software programs; ability to learn new technology and software programs.
- Ability to multitask and respond to change in a fast-paced environment.
- Master’s degree in elementary or secondary education or curriculum
- Minimum ten years of experience in the field of education
- Experience in leadership
- Experience with program development and management
- Valid MN Driver’s License
- Current Minnesota teaching license
- Two years of experience in leading or supervising teams
- Expertise and/or experience in group facilitation and adult learning
- Experience with evidence-based/structured literacy practices
SALARY RANGE: $88,000-$118,000, commensurate with experience.
District Application Guidelines
To be considered for this position, a Cover Letter, Resume, and at least 2 References must be received by March 28, 2023. Email to: Glenn Morris, Executive Director [email protected]
SELECTION TIMELINE: Application deadline: 03/28/2023; Interviews: 04/3-7/2023
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