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Director of Middle School Math and Secondary STEM (2021-2022

Company: STRIVE Prep Schools
Location: Denver
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Job Description:

Director of Middle School Math and Secondary STEM (2021-2022) POSITION DESCRIPTION
Position: Director of Middle School Math and Secondary STEM
Reports to: Chief Academic Officer
Location: STRIVE Prep- Central Office (Denver, CO)
Salary: $60,000 - $75,000* STRIVE Prep is a Denver-based community of public charter schools that challenges every student to strive for college and thrive throughout life by helping them to discover and develop the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary to succeed in college and beyond. We encourage you to read our 2020 Impact Report and learn more about what a career at STRIVE Prep is like here .-- We seek dedicated educators that live STRIVE Prep's core values every day: Core Beliefs - Achievement--

  • Commitment 1: I commit to celebrating academic and personal success for all.
  • Commitment 2: I commit to holding myself and others accountable to high expectations.
  • Commitment 3: I commit to bringing passion and joy to my work. Core Beliefs - Justice--
    • Commitment 1: I commit to intentionally disrupt inequity, bias, and systems of oppression.
    • Commitment 2: I commit to creating an environment of safe body, mind, and heart.
    • Commitment 3: I commit to building a community where each person can bring their full, authentic self. Core Beliefs - Perseverance
      • Commitment 1: I commit to the belief that we grow and get smarter through effort and by making mistakes.
      • Commitment 2: I commit to showing up Con Ganas, where we never give up even when the work is hard.
      • Commitment 3: I commit to showing up with integrity and doing the right thing even when the road is tough.-- THE CHALLENGE Do you want to support MS Math teachers and coaches to deliver excellent instruction and see amazing student learning outcomes? Your challenge will be to support approximately 30 middle school math teachers in effectively utilizing two common network curriculums to iterate onto foster a love of math in students and support students in developing proficiency and mastery as mathematicians, problem solvers, and critical thinkers. Working with the Director of Secondary Science, Director of Innovation, our tech and operation teams, consult and enhance our current science and math curriculums to offer scholars an updated learning experience. The Director of Middle School Math and Secondary STEM will work with members of the centrally-based Academic Team, Middle School teachers, and campus administrators to ensure that we implement our curriculum with a high level of integrity and fidelity and that we utilize the strong resources provided to meet the needs of every STRIVE Prep student. The Director of Middle School Math and Secondary STEM will work to streamline standards across our 6th - 12th programming and work on content collaboration opportunities. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for forging strong relationships with teachers and leaders while also holding high standards for curriculum and instruction at STRIVE Prep. In addition, all candidates must have strong content knowledge in math and science, in-depth understanding of Common Core standards, as well as a high capacity for problem-solving, logistics, building investment, and coordinating details in a fast-paced environment within a position that directly supports all seven STRIVE Prep middle schools. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS With the must-haves driving your daily approach to the work, the successful Director of Middle School Math and Secondary STEM will perform the essential functions of the role for STRIVE Prep's seven middle schools. Vision and Capacity-Building:
        • Support strong implementation of standards-aligned curriculum across seven middle school campuses.
        • Evaluate our current curriculum and determine areas for infusing social justice-based thematic programming within the context of the current curriculum
        • Upon evaluation of materials, determine what, if any areas may need to be completely revamped in order to more closely align with relevant, social justice-based themes to create meaningful math and science learning in our classrooms.--
        • Support a variety of teachers along their journey to execute critical pedagogy in their math and science materials and daily lessons by providing direct coaching to teachers.
        • Create connections with outside organizations to bring STEM to life in real-life context. Partner to bring mentoring, discussions, Q & A sessions, or an event connecting scholars to the STEM field.
        • Provide direct on-going support to instructional coaches to build their capacity in coaching excellent implementation of the math and science curriculum.
        • Regularly share best practices and curricular resources with teachers.
        • Develop, plan, and lead high-quality professional development for teachers and instructional coaches to build capacity in teaching reading and writing well.
        • Ensure that STRIVE Prep's math and science programming includes best practices for supporting English Language Learners and students receiving Special Education services.-- Curriculum Development and Resources:
          • Oversee all Middle School math and consult with science courses to ensure coherence and alignment. (i.e. consistency of resources, normed grading practices, etc.)
          • Work directly with Course Leads (teacher leaders) to support development and continuous refinement of high-quality, core curricular resources aligned to our common network curriculum.
          • Regularly analyze student performance data to drive curricular refinement and prioritization.
          • Work with instructional coaches to ensure clear understanding of curricular choices, themes, and priorities.
          • Work with teachers to regularly share best practices, including strong lesson plans, reteach plans, and reassessments.
          • Support teacher leaders in leveraging collaborative learning time to increase teacher capacity around standards, instruction, planning, data analysis, etc. in their content area by providing suggested agendas, data analysis protocols, and guidance on unpacking standards or assessment items.--
          • Support the development of normed grading protocols and facilitate collaboration in reviewing student work.--
          • Develop and lead content-specific Professional Development (PD) modules and opportunities to be used during collaborative learning time.
          • Develop and lead network summer training sessions in math curriculum internalization and implementation.
          • Lead with equity literacy - the knowledge and skills that enable us to recognize, respond to, and redress conditions that deny some students access to educational and other opportunities enjoyed by their peers.
          • Lead with cultural competence - the knowledge, behaviors, and dispositions necessary to effectively interact with people across cultures. Requirements
            • Bachelor Degree in Science or Math--
            • Three or more years of math and/ or science teaching experience-- Preferred Requirements
              • Two or more years coaching math and/or science teachers-- -- COMPENSATION & BENEFITS This is a full-time exempt position and is eligible for the following compensation and benefits:
                • *Competitive base compensation based on years of required experience and other relevant factors allowable by Colorado law and STRIVE Prep policy.--
                • Health benefits (eligibility for full-time employees only)
                • 100% employer-paid premium for employee-only medical coverage--
                • Vision
                • Company Paid Employee Life Insurance
                • Voluntary Life (Employee, Spouse, Child)
                • Voluntary Critical Illness & Accidental Coverage--
                • Applicable Pay for Performance increase upon successful completion of a full school year
                • Time off benefits (eligibility for full-time employees only)
                • Paid Time Off (PTO)
                • Paid Vacation Time (PVT) for Central Office staff
                • Paid Designated Breaks
                • Up to 6 weeks of paid Family Leave (upon eligibility)
                • Paid Sabbatical (upon eligibility)-- -- EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AND DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION STRIVE Prep is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. STRIVE Prep works to make a college preparatory education for all students in our community the norm, rather than the exception. To achieve this we are committed to building and sustaining a diverse team by maintaining hiring and recruiting processes that are free from bias. For issues accessing, please contact You have been redirected to a STRIVE Prep Schools job page

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