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Associate Director of K-2 Curriculum and Assessment
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Associate Director of K-2 Curriculum and Assessment
Location: New York, NY

POSITION
The Associate Director of K-2 Curriculum and Assessment is an essential member of the Uncommon Curriculum and Assessment Team and will focus on all content areas in the K-2 gradespans. The Associate Director of K-2 Curriculum and Assessment will drive the highest quality K-2 curriculum and assessment through the following responsibilities:

Data Driven Instruction
• Analyze network-level data on K-2 IA’s to identify network goals and trends.
• Create network level action plans to address K-2 STEP, Math IA, and ELA IA data
• Adapt network instruction to address K-2 STEP, Math IA, and ELA IA data
• Oversee creation of data responsive materials to network K-2 STEP, Math IA, and ELA IA data such as reteach lessons

DCI Development
• Grow elementary DCIs and DCI Fellows through observation feedback of daily data meetings, data analysis meetings, professional development, curriculum and assessment, observing and meeting with ES DCIs
• Support with DCI and DCI Fellow Evaluation Process for ES DCIs and DCI Fellows
• Participate in ES DCI and DCI Fellow Immersion Days for new DCI and DCI Fellow Candidates

Curriculum & Instruction
• Own grade-level curriculums including writing/revising the scope and sequence and minute-by-minute lesson plans
• Manage curriculum & revisions for K-2 including curriculum planners
• Plan and manage K-2 Curriculum Rollout-Meetings at Network Level
• Research latest curriculum for K-2 and integrate best practices into Uncommon curriculum
• Manage yearly pacing calendars and scopes and sequences for the network for K-2
• Work collaboratively with ACOOs and Technology to action plan instructional technology needs for the network and communicate to DOOs/Principals for K-2
• Communicate important curriculum, instruction and assessment dates, deadlines and revisions for K-2 to the Director of Curriculum Management and/or relevant stakeholders
• Drive annual strategic planning for K-2 curriculum including action steps, owners, and timelines and ensure implementation
• Conduct audits of K-2 curriculum including unit plans, lesson plans, and lesson plan feedback

Assessment
• Create and/or revise K-2 Math and ELA IAs including writing/revising the assessment, alignment document, excel answer key, assessment answer key, norming rubrics etc.
• Identify and train assessment reviewers for K-2
• Manage network assessment cycles for Writing, Math, and ELA Assessments for K-2
• Support with creation of assessment revision cycles for K-2
• Research latest assessments for K-2 and integrate best practices into Uncommon assessments

Professional Development
• Write and deliver high-quality, highest lever PD that addresses network observational and data needs with all supporting materials
• Facilitate network-wide Elementary School August PD
• Plan and facilitate ES DCI Meetings throughout the school year
• Plan and Facilitate ES Curriculum Revision Meetings for K-2

Instructional Support
• Plan, organize, and execute ES Content Walkthroughs
• Participate in Working Groups with K-12 ConDev Team
• Participate in ES School Inspections
• Support in ES schools as needed based on AMD/CSO Guidance
Organizational Relationships
• Reports to the Director of Curriculum and Assessment, K-8
• Works closely with the Curriculum and Assessment Team, AMDs, and Lead Lesson Planners to maximize the ability of Uncommon Schools to support students’ academic success;
• Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS 
• Instructional leadership and teaching experience required: proven results in student learning as both an instructional leader and a teacher
• Curriculum and assessment writing experience required
• Experience in schools with adult learning and professional development required
• Outstanding ability to lead, including influencing and motivating others
• Ability to learn quickly and to be effective in a fast-paced, dynamic, entrepreneurial environment: able to work autonomously and thoroughly with independent self-reflection, as well as take direction as needed
• Exceptional and creative problem-solving, critical thinking, and strategic planning skills
• Strong time and task management skills, enabling multiple projects to be completed on time
• Alignment to and urgency around Uncommon’s mission
• Excellent team player: always puts the team’s goals first and works to support and motivate peers
• Strong writing skills: writes with clarity, precision and power
• Ability to move comfortably between high level strategic thinking and intricate details
• Excellent ability to drive change and build buy-in through relationship building
• This role may require travel up to 25% time and requires travel to all Uncommon regions

COMPENSATION 
We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies.

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