Director of Curriculum and Assessment

Type: Full-Time

Year: 2020-21 School Year, August 10 start date

*Very Important: Before applying please read and carefully review our Mission + Vision as well as our Faith & Life Covenant.  All board members, faculty and staff are joining a covenant community in serving here at Hope Academy.

Job Details

Position:

The Director of Curriculum and Assessment will be responsible for development and implementation of K-12 curriculum and oversight of K-12 assessments, supported through professional development activities, through the lenses of a Biblical worldview, cultural harmony, and a classical educational approach. This is a new position at Hope Academy. Reports to the Lower School Principal.

The scope of this position will extend across the following areas:

  • Curriculum
    • Develop and articulate Hope’s overall curricular approach, including materials and planning expectations
    • Facilitate curriculum implementation
    • Review and alignment of curriculum across grades and content
    • Support and embed the Teaching for
    • Transformation framework
  • Assessment
    • Assist in development of the school assessment plan
    • Implement the school assessment plan to measure the achievement of all students and to provide instructional strategies for targeted areas of growth
    • Establish testing schedules and procedures for administration of all assessments; Lead in collection and interpretation of data
    • Assist with the coordinating and supervising of standardized testing
    • Analyze and report results of test data to appropriate personnel
    • Assist with online assessment technical issues
    • Participate in program evaluation to ensure effectiveness in meeting students’ needs
  • Professional Development
    • Coordinate school-wide professional development
    • Direct Title II Instructional Coaches
    • Observe classroom instructional practices and provide learning strategies
  • Serve as a member on appropriate committees, including Accreditation; Participate on appropriate leadership teams.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by a Supervisor / Administration.

Personal Qualifications

  • Vibrant Christian faith expressed fluently throughout school settings.
  • Relate well and communicate effectively with school administration, development department, teaching staff, and other staff; Exercise sound judgment on sensitive issues.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office products.
  • Support school activities and programs, as noted on the staff calendar.
  • Salary is based on education and years of teaching and administrative experience.

Education and Skills Required

  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field
  • Preferred: Teaching certification; Master’s degree in Education Administration or in Curriculum & Instruction
  • Minimum: 3 years teaching experience; Familiarity with Christian, classical, and urban education; Experience with program/curriculum development.
  • Preferred: 5 to 10 years of teaching experience; Experience training, mentoring and coaching teachers; Experience managing or supervising others.

General Faculty Qualifications

  • Supportive of the school’s mission to foster hope in God within the inner-city neighborhood of Minneapolis by providing youth with an outstanding, Christ-centered education.
  • Ability to effectively educate in a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and economically disadvantaged urban community.
  • Desire to equip the children of the city with an academically rigorous, comprehensive, classical Christian education to prepare them to deal with the complex issues of living in this present society.

The ideal candidate will have multiple years of professional experience, including some years as a teacher. Some experience leading, coaching, or training other teachers is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate process, management, and administrative ability. Knowledge and experience developing curriculum and planning lessons are required. S/he should be highly organized and able to work independently and without much supervision. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Candidates should also have high energy and a willingness to be flexible and creative.