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Associate Director of Curriculum Management
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Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) is seeking an Associate Director of Curriculum Management to support operations of the organization’s K-8 Curriculum and Assessment Team. Reporting to the Director of Curriculum Management and Director of Curriculum and Assessment, K-8, the Associate Director of Curriculum Management will be responsible for all activities around the operations, cross-regional coordination, and communications related to curriculum and assessments.

The Associate Director of Curriculum Management will work with regional operational teams, school leadership teams, Associate Managing Directors (AMDs), Associate Chief Operating Officers (ACOOs), regional and network lesson planners, Deans of Curriculum and Instruction, and other members of the Curriculum and Assessment Team.

This is an ideal opportunity for an individual with a relentless attention to detail, who is energized by the opportunity to serve on the operational arm of a heavily instructional team, and who thrives at building and maintaining systems, procedures and structures. The ideal candidate will also be deeply committed to Uncommon’s mission and seeing our schools succeed.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

 1) Support Curriculum and Assessment Team (CAT) operations
• Support the curriculum and Interim Assessment (IA) gathering, maintenance, revision, distribution, and feedback loop
• Support the coordination, communication, and drive of process implementation with regions
• Support management of the shared server for curriculum and instruction
• Assist with the assessment revisions work cycles for ES and MS assessment rounds
• Manage the calendar for CAT process plans such as curriculum distribution, IA cycles, audits, etc.
• Create IAs in Illuminate
• Create the semi-weekly elementary school and middle school CAT communications
• Support the maintenance of technological systems that CAT uses to share information with school leaders and teachers

2) Manage Curriculum and Assessment Team (CAT) systems
• Support yearly strategic planning process
• Support several specific strategic initiatives each year, revised annually
• Support new instructional curriculum pilots from inception to full implementation
• Support the DCI annual hiring process
• Manage listservs
• Support the curriculum ordering process for K-8 in conjunction with DOOs
• Maintain updated curriculum lists such as book lists, curriculum materials, etc.

3) Manage Scheduling and Logistics for CAT
• Manage scheduling and invites for CAT meetings and initiatives
• Manage logistics for CAT meetings and initiatives

4) Build Organizational Relationships
• Visit schools to build relationships with school leadership and teachers and assess the effectiveness of CAT initiatives
• Support and/or participate in organization retreats
• Perform other related duties as required and assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Required competencies, skills & abilities
• Manage calendars, arrange meetings and conference calls
• Develop systems and processes to maximize efficiency
• Prepare meeting agendas, attend meetings to record general notes and follow-up assignments, as necessary
• Make travel arrangements and provide materials for off-site meetings
• Provide comprehensive support of meeting logistics for team meetings and team-hosted meetings
• Collect curriculum information
• Create data presentations
• Relentless attention to detail and ability to project manage
• Experience in maintaining new systems, structures, and processes
• Ability to drive multiple processes and drive to complete tasks
• Ability to multi-task, set and drive priorities, monitor progress towards goals, and utilize data and information
• Self-directed and able to contribute individually and as a member of a team
• High level of proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel and PowerPoint
• Interest in education/charter schools a plus
• Willing to travel to our schools throughout our six regions
• Perform various administrative and other related duties as required and assigned.

Minimum educational level:
• 3-5 years of work experience managing operations and communications in a fast-paced environment with a sense of urgency, clarity, and top-of-the-line customer service.
• Bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred (but not necessary)

 

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.

The foregoing information is requested for mandatory government reporting purposes only. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.

 

Please note that your application will not be saved until you click “submit” at the end of the application question set. Unfortunately, you will not be able to save your resume or answers as you go along.  Please take this into consideration. You are welcome to open the application, copy and paste the questions into a Word Document, and then copy and paste your answers into our application once they are complete. Additionally, if you leave your application before beginning the question set, you will need to upload your resume again in order to move forward with the process upon returning. Thanks in advance for the time you are taking to apply to Uncommon Schools.

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