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Curriculum Facilitator - Elementary Science

Company: Sioux City Community School District
Location: Sioux City
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Job Description

Job Title: Curriculum Facilitator - Elementary Science

Reports To: Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

FLSA Status: Exempt

Prepared Date: 3/09/2021

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Curriculum Facilitator, having both content and instructional expertise, will work as a colleague with classroom teachers to lead and support curriculum development and implementation. The Curriculum Facilitator will follow the board policy regarding the curriculum cycle process. The Curriculum Facilitator will focus on increasing and improving elementary science instruction.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Adheres to Board policies, District procedures, and contractual obligations.

Works collaboratively with elementary science teachers to develop and implement curricular materials and assessments that support instruction aligned to the Iowa Core Science Standards.

Develops and delivers professional development that aligns content and instruction of the elementary science curriculum.

Develops and demonstrates lessons using research-based practices.

Develops and models effective, differentiated instruction.

Understands the need to serve special populations of learners.

Supports and encourages the use of technology embedded in instruction.

Manages, compiles, and analyzes elementary District science assessment data. Data is used to determine appropriate instructional decisions.

Provides support to teachers through a strength-based approach; support to teachers will be provided with positive terms and not evaluative.

Provides professional development for teachers with a focus on improving student achievement.

Supports teachers with specific classroom activities when requested.

100% of the time will be engaged as a Curriculum Facilitator.

Works collaboratively and collegially with consulting teachers, building principals, teachers, and other administrators.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, education and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

Minimum qualifications include a valid Iowa teaching certificate, a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in education or acceptable content area and a minimum of three years teaching experience and one year experience within the District. Must possess proper state certification and licensure for position. Employee is expected to demonstrate continued professional growth specific to the program(s).

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT

The Curriculum Facilitator retains the regular teaching contract and shall be issued a supplemental contract for a one-year assignment to the Curriculum Facilitator role. The Curriculum Facilitator will receive a $2,000 stipend.

EVALUATION

Job performance will be evaluated annually by the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

Strong written and verbal communication skills are critical to the success of this position. Must possess the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of individuals and groups from all levels of the organization, including staff, principals, and central administration. Communication will include individual to large group presentations as well as written communications and reports. Individual must have effective listening skills.

INFLUENCING SKILLS

Must possess influencing/persuasion skills when working with staff and principals on curriculum issues and instructional strategies to embrace and implement change intended to positively impact student achievement.

FACILITATION SKILLS

Must be an effective facilitator in a variety of situations. Must have the ability to facilitate group meetings and facilitate large and small group professional development. Group facilitation includes discussion as well as group problem solving processes.

PLANNING SKILLS

Must have the ability to plan both long-term and short term.

ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS

Position requires strong organizational skills. Must have the ability to organize and assimilate information, assessment data, scheduling, and other needs within the district.

ANALYTICAL and REASONING SKILLS

Individual must have a solid background in assessment and have the ability to interpret data, which may be very complex and varied. Must be able to apply assessment strategies and link assessment data analysis to school improvement, curriculum, and professional development.

TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Individual must be competent in research and information gathering through technology. Must also have the capability to collect and sort data through technology. The ability to present and communicate through technology is required, including spreadsheets, power point and web-based information.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

Normal office physical demands. May periodically have moderate physical demands and may be required to lift up to 50 pounds infrequently. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Generally employee works inside.

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED

Will perform other duties as may be assigned by the superintendent or designee, necessary and appropriate to achievement of the program and/or District goals and objectives.

Mission Statement:

The Sioux City Community School District exists to educate students to believe in their talents and skills, achieve academic excellence and succeed in reaching their potential.

District Information:

We are proud that more than 58 percent of our teachers and administrators have masters, specialist, or doctorate degrees. We are a progressive organization that is considered a leader in education. Every effort will be made to recruit the most qualified candidates for all positions within the District. We recognize that diversity is an asset to be valued and will strive to encourage diversity among our workforce.

Sioux City serves as the regional hub for business, employment, industry, retail trade, medical care, educational opportunities and tourism in Northwest Iowa, Southeast South Dakota, and Northeast Nebraska. More than 140,000 people live in the tri-state metropolitan area. To learn more about our city visit www.sioux-city.org.

Apply Online:

Interested applicants must complete an on-line application.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

The Sioux City Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas: Business & Marketing, Family & Consumer Science, Health Science, and Industrial Arts, Technology, & PLTW.

The Sioux City Community School District is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information (for employment), national origin, religion, age (for employment), disability, socioeconomic status (for programs), marital status (for programs), or veteran status (for employment) in its educational programs and its employment practices. The District is required by Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its programs, activities, or employment.

Inquiries or grievances under Section 504 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act may be directed to Jen Gomez, Director of Student Services & Equity Education/Title IX Coordinator at 627 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101, (712) 279-6075, gomezj2@live.siouxcityschools.com. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations to the District may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, or both. Please see District Board policies 103 and 504.4 for additional information on available grievance procedures.

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DECLARACIN DE NO DISCRIMINAR

El Distrito Escolar de la Comunidad de Sioux City ofrece programas profesionales y tcnicos en las reas siguientes: Negocios y Mercadotecnia; Ciencias de la Familia y del Consumidor, Ciencias de la Salud; y Artes Industriales, Tecnologa; y PLTW (Proyecto Vanguardia).

El Distrito Escolar de la Comunidad de Sioux City es un empleador de igualdad de oportunidades/accin afirmativa y no discrimina por motivos de raza, credo, color, sexo, orientacin sexual, identidad de gnero, informacin gentica (para empleo), origen nacional, religin, edad (para empleo), discapacidad, condicin socioeconmica (para programas), estado civil (para programas), o estatus de veterano (para empleo) en sus programas educativos o prctica de empleo. Se requiere por el Ttulo IX y 43 CFR Parte 106 que el Distrito no discrimine por motivo de sexo en sus programas, actividades, o empleo.

Las preguntas o quejas bajo la Seccin 504 y Ttulo II de la Ley de Americanos con Discapacidades pueden ser dirigidas a Jen Gomez, Directora de Servicios Estudiantiles y Educacin de Igualdad en 627 4th Street, Sioux City, IA 51101, (712) 279-6075, gomezj2@live.siouxcityschools.com. Las preguntas sobre la aplicacin del Ttulo IX y sus reglamentos al Distrito pueden ser dirigidas al Coordinador del Ttulo IX, el Secretario Asistente del Departamento de Educacin de los EE.UU., o a ambos. Por favor, vea las polticas 103 y 504.4 del Consejo Escolar para informacin adicional acerca de los procedimientos disponibles de las quejas.

Keywords: Sioux City Community School District, Sioux City , Curriculum Facilitator - Elementary Science, Other , Sioux City, Iowa

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