Director of Teaching and Learning Development

Job category: Professional
Exemption Status/Test: Exempt
Reports to: Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
Date Revised: January 1, 2019
Dept./School: Teaching and Learning Development

Primary purpose

Direct and manage the district’s Teaching and Learning Development department. Ensure that the development and delivery of curriculum and instructional programs are effective and efficient, incorporate district goals, and supports student achievement.

Qualifications

Education/Certification

Master’s degree in education administration

Experience

Three (3) years of experience as a classroom teacher

Five (5) years of experience in instructional leadership roles

Special knowledge/skills

Knowledge of curriculum and instruction

Ability to interpret data and evaluate instructional programs and teaching effectiveness

Ability to manage budget and personnel

Ability to implement policy and procedures

Strong communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills

Major responsibilities and duties

Instructional and Program Management

  • Oversee the development and delivery of curriculum and instructional programs that incorporate district goals and support student achievement.
  • Participate in the district-level decision-making process to establish and review the district’s goals and objectives and major classroom instructional programs.  Ensure that goals and objectives are developed using effective collaborative processes and problem-solving techniques.
  • Monitor and re-evaluate instructional programs on an ongoing basis using input from teachers and principals, applied research, and student data to determine effectiveness and improve outcomes.  Recommend changes and adjustments where appropriate.
  • Ensure that the necessary time, resources, materials, and technology to support accomplishment of education goals are available.
  • Collaborate with curriculum and instruction coordinators, specialists, principals, teachers, and other instructional staff to develop, maintain, and revise curriculum documents based on a systematic review and analysis.
  • Engage instructional staff in evaluating and selecting instructional tools and materials to meet student learning needs.
  • Actively support the efforts of others to achieve district goals and objectives and campus performance objectives (Texas Academic Performance Indicators).
  • Oversee staff development programs and provide effective activities that support instructional programs, incorporate input from teachers and principals, and are consistent with the district’s mission.
  • Participate in the implementation of the designated teacher appraisal system.

Policy, Reports, and Law

  • Implement the policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and local board policy in curriculum and instruction area.
  • Compile, maintain, and file all reports, records, and other documents as required.
  • Follow district safety protocols and emergency procedures.

Budget

  • Develop and administer the curriculum and instruction budget based on documented program needs and ensure that operations are cost effective and funds are managed prudently.

Personnel Management

  • Prepare, review, and revise job descriptions in curriculum and instruction and teaching and learning department as needed.
  • Evaluate job performance of employees to ensure effectiveness.
  • Select, train, evaluated, and supervise staff and make recommendations relative to assignment, retention, discipline, and dismissal.

Communication

  • Establish and maintain a professional relationship and open communication with district and campus administrators, teachers, staff, parents, and community members.

Community Relations

  • Articulate the district’s mission, instructional philosophy, and curriculum implementation strategies to the community and solicit its support in realizing district’s mission.
  • Demonstrate awareness of district-community needs and initiate activities to meet those needs.
  • Use appropriate and effective techniques to encourage community and parent involvement.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Supervise, evaluate, and recommend the hiring and firing of coordinators, and support staff in the Teaching and Learning Development department.

Mental demands/physical demands/environmental factors

Tools/Equipment Used: 
Standard office equipment including personal computer and peripherals
Posture: 
Ability to sit for prolonged periods of time; occasional bending/stooping, pushing/pulling, and twisting
Motion: 
Continual sitting and reaching; repetitive hand and arm motions
Lifting: 
Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15 pounds)
Environment: 
Frequent districtwide travel; occasional statewide travel
Mental Demands: 
Work with frequent interruptions; maintain emotional control under stress

This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsible and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.