Director of Curriculum / SPCS Manager 2

Mar 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Director of Curriculum / SPCS Manager 2

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The Stanford Online High School at Stanford University is an independent school for academically talented students in grades 7-12. Founded in 2006 as a three-year high school, and subsequently expanded to include grades 7-9, Stanford OHS is accredited by the Western Association of School and Colleges. The school has a total enrollment of 650 students, nearly 60 instructors, and an administrative team of 20. For more information, please see


Work under the broad direction of the Stanford OHS Director to implement and administer the academic program of the Stanford OHS. Serve as an expert advisor to instructors, manage day-to-day operations of instruction. Manage program strategy, curriculum development and evaluation, and long-range planning.

More specifically, responsibilities include making sure that the OHS curriculum aligns with the mission of the school, maintaining the excellence of the school curriculum, and overseeing curriculum development in all academic divisions. The position will also lead curriculum evaluation, identify areas for further development, and serve as expert advisor to instructors for their curriculum needs.

  • Oversee the execution of the instructional program, manage staff allocation and staff instructional loads, direct the activities of the OHR division heads, and develop master schedule.
  • Lead the graduation committee and arbitrate escalated issues on academic planning and graduation requirements.
  • Arbitrate escalated cases of transfer credit and support the academic advising office.
  • Produce course offerings for each academic year.
  • Supervise division heads and/or other academic units.
  • Mentor instructional staff; provide guidance for evaluation and professional development; establish programs for the orientation of new teachers, for in-service training of teachers, and for the evaluation of teachers during their trial period.
  • Promote ongoing active curriculum discussion among instructors in OHS and articulate curriculum development directions.
  • Support onboarding of new instructors.
  • Serve as consulting instructor in matters of classroom management, teaching methods, and general school procedures; work with instructors to monitor student academic progress.
  • Develop and maintain a system to track student growth, working with the instructional team as well as counseling, college counseling, academic advising.
  • Design surveys for current and past students.
  • Represent the Stanford OHS with the educational and university community; assist in the implementation of the Malone Schools Online Network (MSON) partnership and program.
  • Represent OHS at nationally recognized conferences.
  • Inform the OHS community on recent developments in secondary education and education technology.
  • Collaborate with SPCS Faculty Director to develop networks within the university.
  • Lead and maintain the accreditation needs of the school with CAIS and WASC; produce documents furthering the vision of the OHS.
  • Orchestrate the accreditation process by leading the accreditation steering committee.
  • Produce an accreditation report.
  • Administer course accreditation processes, including UC a-g and College Board.
  • Under the direction of the Director of OHS, develop a strategic plan and evaluate progress towards established goals.
  • Oversight and supervision of academic program; responsible for the development of courses and alternative academic activities and the ongoing revision and development of the OHS curriculum.
  • Develop and manage the curriculum review process to ensure that the OHS curriculum is consistent with the school mission and addresses the needs of the students.
  • Coordinate with academic divisions and other school units to identify areas for curriculum revisions and carry out required curriculum development.
  • Oversee the general implementation of the technological aspects of the school program.
  • Support instructors for suitable curriculum design within school technological platforms.
  • Maintain an instructional load of one Stanford OHS course.

    * - Other duties may also be assigned


    Education & Experience:

    PhD degree (or equivalent course work) and five years of experience teaching at the high school/college level or equivalent. Three years of experience with online education.

    Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Facility with teaching traditional and online courses.
  • Develop curricula of online courses.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage or mentor instructional and administrative staff.
  • Administrative and teaching experience at the secondary-level, a broad familiarity with academic disciplines, and an ability to teach in at least one subject area.
  • Familiar with the structure and governance of independent or charter schools.
  • Demonstrate the highest standards in written and spoken communication.
  • Proficiency using computer applications.

    Certifications and Licenses:

  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, perform desk-based computer tasks, use a telephone.
  • Frequently grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally twist/bend/stoop/squat, reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds, writing by hand; occasionally sort/file paperwork.
  • Rarely kneel/crawl.
  • Must be able to conduct real-time voice-video seminars and spend 15-20 hours per week in front of a computer screen.

    * - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

  • May require working early mornings, late evenings to meet student scheduling requirements
  • Requires availability weekends and evenings to facilitate student activities.
  • Requires availability as needed to teach during summer.
  • Valid US passport for international travel. WORK STANDARDS:
  • When conducting university business, must comply with the California Vehicle Code and Stanford University driving requirements.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

    Stanford University is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and is committed to recruiting and hiring qualified women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

    Finalist candidate must successfully pass a pre-employment background check.

    Job: Administration

    Location: Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies
    Schedule: Full-time
    Classification Level:

    To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link:

    Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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