Curriculum Specialist - (Science AP/IB) (For Internal Candidates Only):
Houston Independent School District (HISD)

Houston Independent School District (HISD)
Houston Texas
Position Type: Business Professionals/College and Career ReadinessDate Posted: 3/26/2021Location: College ReadinessDate Available: 03/26/2021Closing Date: 05/26/2021Location:Area:Job Category:Hattie Mae White Bldg.NorthwestBusiness ProfessionalsJob Code:Contract Type:Months:None12mthSalary Minimum:Salary Midpoint:Salary Maximum (Depending on Experience):$53,595$71,013$88,432POSITION TITLE: Curriculum Specialist CONTRACT LENGTH: 12M JOB CODE: AC0083, AC0085 PAY GRADE: 29 FLSA EXEMPTION STATUS: E Job Family - Academics JOB SUMMARY: Develops and manages program processes and supports for a specific subject area of the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate program that align with district and departmental goals. Regularly works to plan, design, implement and evaluate program projects and supports related to AP and IB coursework and exams. Helps to institutionalize processes and supports to increase student and staff success with the AP and IB program. Oversees the development and implementation of workshops and provides teachers with appropriate professional development to increase success with AP and IB courses and exams. Coaches, models, and guides teachers to improve content and skills necessary for AP and IB courses and exams. Designs and develops curriculum; selects textbooks and program materials that reflect state and local requirements for districtwide implementation; develops training for teachers and assesses educational programs for quality and adherence to regulations and standards to ensure that all content documents meet the needs of the district's students increasing student academic achievement. MAJOR DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES List most important duties firstPlans, develops, manages, and evaluates program projects and supports for a specific subject area of the Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate program that align with district, departmental, and program goals for AP and IB coursework and exams. Oversees the development and implementation of workshops and professional development for teachers, leaders, and students to improve AP and IB content and skills. Coaches, models, and guides teachers to increase content knowledge, skills, rigor, and student engagement to increase student success with AP and IB courses and exams. Partners with principals and other school support leaders to provide campus support to ensure campuses develop and implement AP and IB programs aligned to district, departmental, and program goals. Collaborates with all stakeholders and partners to develop new program projects, resources, and supports to increase student and staff success with AP and IB coursework and exams. Performs other job-related duties as assigned. EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree WORK EXPERIENCE: 3 to 5 years teaching required. Experience teaching AP or IB preferred. Experience as a teacher leader such as a department chair preferred.TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION: Microsoft Office Office equipment (e.g., computer, copier) LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: No supervisory or direct people management responsibilities. May provide occasional work guidance, technical advice and training to staff. WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work is substantially complex, varied and regularly requires the selection and application of technical and detailed guidelines. Independent judgment is required to identify, select, and apply the most appropriate methods as well as interpret precedent. Position regularly makes recommendations to management on areas of significance to the department. Supervision received typically consists of providing direction on the more complex projects and new job duties and priorities. BUDGET AUTHORITY: No budget development activity is required. PROBLEM SOLVING: Decisions are made with greater freedom and discretion, including recommendations that are subject to approval on matters that may affect multiple departments across HISD. Job is frequently expected to recommend new solutions to problems, to improve existing methods/procedures/services and generate new ideas. May also review decisions made by other individuals on more routine matters. IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Decisions have minor, small and possibly incremental impact on the department or facility. Errors are usually discovered in succeeding operations where most of the work is verified or checked and is normally confined to a single department or phase of the organizational activities resulting in brief inconvenience. COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS: Collaborate and solve problems - works with others to resolve problems, clarify or interpret complex information/policies, and provide initial screening/negotiations without approval authority. Interactions are typically with customers, senior level professional staff, and managers. CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Follows through with customer inquiries, requests and complaints. Forwards difficult and no routine inquiries or requests to appropriate level for resolution. WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any hazardous or unpleasant elements. Ability to carry and/or lift less than 15 pounds.