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Director of Curriculum Management (New York City)
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Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) is seeking a Director of Curriculum Management to support the strategic direction and overall operations of the organization’s K-8 Curriculum and Assessment Team. Reporting to the Director of Curriculum and Assessment, K-8, and working closely with the Chief of Staff to the Chief Schools Officer, K-8, the Director of Curriculum Management will be responsible for all activities around the operations, cross-regional coordination, and communications related to curriculum and assessments as well as helping execute the strategic vision of the Curriculum and Assessment Team.

The Director of Curriculum Management will work with regional operational teams, school leadership teams, A/MDs, 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 drive to deliver results, who is energized by the opportunity to serve as an operational counterpart to a heavily instructional team, is a strong communicator and who thrives at building systems, procedures and structures for a developing team.  The ideal candidate will also be deeply committed to Uncommon’s mission and seeing our schools succeed.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Manage Curriculum and Assessment Team (CAT) operations
    • Oversee and manage the curriculum and IA gathering, maintenance, revision, distribution, and feedback loop
    • Liaise and serve as the point person for regions for CAT operations
    • Coordinate, communicate, and drive process implementation with regions
    • Manage the shared server for curriculum and instruction
    • Serve as the liaison with Product Solutions/Data Analysis/Technology teams for CAT
    • Manage assessment revisions work cycles for ES and MS assessment rounds
    • Manage the calendar for CAT responsibilities such as  curriculum distribution, IA cycles, audits, professional development, and curriculum roll-out meetings,
    • Facilitate network analysis completion and distribution
  • Manage Curriculum and Assessment Team (CAT) plan management and execution
    • Lead yearly strategic planning process and manage execution
    • Plan and participate in monthly CAT meetings
    • Manage several specific strategic initiatives each year, revised annually
    • Be proactive around CAT’s priorities by staying ahead of and circling back on short-, medium-, and long-term priorities and needs
    • Create and maintain team project plans and initiatives such as curriculum reviews, summer curriculum tasks, DCI evaluation process
    • Manage and support new instructional curriculum pilots from inception to full implementation
    • Manage and support the DCI annual hiring process
  • Build Organizational Relationships
    • Visit schools to build relationships with school leadership and teachers and assess the effectiveness of CAT initiatives
    • Participate in school inspections and content walkthroughs
    • Attend AMD, ACOO, principal, and/or DOO meetings to present CAT initiatives and gather feedback
    • Perform other related duties as required and assigned

QUALIFICATIONS
  • Required competencies, skills & abilities
    • Strong attention to detail and ability to project manage
    • Exceptional strategic, analytical and critical thinking skills
    • Experience in building new systems, structures, and processes
    • Ability to drive multiple processes, communicate clearly to involved stakeholders, and drive to complete tasks
    • Ability to multi-task, set and drive priorities, monitor progress towards goals, and utilize data and information
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and to differentiate messaging to a variety of stakeholders
    • Strong leadership and people management experience
    • Comfortable with ambiguity and desire to shape a new team
    • Self-directed and able to contribute individually and as a member of a team
    • Interest in education/charter schools a plus
    • Willing to travel to our schools throughout our six regions
  • Minimum educational level:
    • Bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred; 5-8 years of experience

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.

As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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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