Job Description

Position Type: Central Management Office (CMO)
Location: Central Management Office Dallas, 75247
Date Posted: 1/19/2023

Mission Statement:
Uplift's mission is to create and sustain public schools of excellence that empower each student to reach their highest potential in college and the global marketplace and that inspire in students a life-long love of learning, achievement, and service in order to positively change their world.

Equity Vision Statement:
Uplift Education proactively engages scholars, families, and staff members to thrive as their authentic selves and partner in the journey required to identify, address, and correct existing and potential inequities.

Primary Purpose:
The Curriculum and Instruction Specialist (CIS) writes and develops network-wide curriculum resources (e.g., unit plans, assessments, and tools for instructional management) at each grade level that align to Uplift’s Scope and Sequence. The CIS ensures the network materials are culturally relevant, of high-quality, rigorous, and in alignment with the IB Programme Standards and Practices. The CIS provides training, coaching, and receives input from campus leaders and teachers to improve the fidelity of implementation of the network’s curriculum.

  • Curricular Responsibilities
    • Manage content visions and systems for supports for network-wide campus leaders to support teacher capacity building.
    • Get input on curriculum from leaders, teachers, and curriculum and instruction peers to ensure the curriculum is in alignment with the IB Programme Standards and Practices as well vertically aligned to content in different grade bands.
    • Develops, updates and monitors Schoology curriculum courses for grade levels/content areas supported.
    • Monitor implementation of the curriculum through cycles of campus observation and feedback (e.g., walkthroughs, school reviews).
  • Teacher and Leader Professional Development
    • Provide content specific professional development to school leaders (e.g., whole group, small group, one-on-one coaching) to further develop their instructional eye.
    • Analyze scholar assessment data (qualitative and quantitative) and share with school leaders to determine how to support in developing teachers, refining units of study, or define targeted intervention support.
    • Provides curricular leadership to school leaders by utilizing research-based teaching and learning practices.
  • Campus Support
    • Provide coordinated support after strategy for addressing the needs of schools that require support to rapidly accelerate student outcomes.
    • Works with Data Team to document teacher, school, and student subgroup performance and track progress toward organizational and school goals.
    • Assists campus leaders, in designing, preparing, and facilitating content specific professional development around instructional planning and IB Programme Standards and Practices.

Education, Experience, and/or Certification(s)
  • Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree (B. A. / B.S.) from four-year college or university required. Master’s degree preferred but not required. Experience with curriculum writing and inquiry-based instruction. International Baccalaureate experience a plus.
  • Experience Requirements:
    • Minimum three years of classroom teaching experience; Formal school leadership experience (e.g., Assistant Principal, Dean of Instruction) preferred
    • Leadership experiences providing teachers and leaders with content specific professional development
  • Special Skills/Certifications:
    • Demonstrated and measurable student achievement in the content area on state, nationally norm- referenced tests, or college readiness exams (ACT, SAT, IB, AP, etc.)
    • Ability to design high quality unit and lesson plans and assessments aligned to an objective
    • Understanding of IB instructional and planning practices preferred

Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Communication Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to read, analyze and apply common sense to understand and to carry out instructions in written or oral form. Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of personnel, students, and parents required.
  • Bilingual Skills: Not required
  • Technology: To perform this job successfully, an individual should be competent in Microsoft Office applications and ability  to learn and use computer software as necessary. Ability to use basic office equipment.

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Employee must be able to maintain emotional control under stress. Occasional prolonged and irregular hours will be necessary. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and use stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level is low to high and may have frequent interruptions. There may be activity from other employees and students of a distracting nature.

Starting Salary: $72,500

Application Procedure:
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All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Uplift Education is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state or local law. 

Application Instructions

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