Director of Academic Affairs and Engagement

Columbia, MO
Mar 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Description

Instructional Leadership 65%

Serve as the principal for both our High School and Middle School (Major new middle school program launching Jan 2017)

Curriculum Support
• Provide academic leadership, direction and oversight on the high school, middle school (under development) and elementary curriculum (to be developed).
• Oversee the curricular alignment across disciplines and grade levels
• Work closely with Director of Development and lead instructional person (s) throughout the course development cycles
• Periodically review course offerings to ascertain that Mizzou K12 is meeting the needs of current and future students.

Personnel, Development and Support
• Leading a large distributed instructional team of teacher leaders and teaching assistants
• Spearheading staffing and personnel decisions related to instructional faculty
• Implementing and facilitating professional development sessions for instructional faculty, teacher assistants, and partner educators
• Leading the iterative process of reorganizing and refining the instructional model to promote student achievement and support, teacher leadership, and scalable educational solutions
• Leading accreditation processes with AdvancED ensuring that we are meeting our self-established goals over the next 3-5 years.
• Addressing student discipline and academic dishonestly issues as they arise and providing ongoing guidance to teacher leaders on how to handle these issues while maintaining school values
• Ensuring compliance with IEP and 504 accommodations and modifications and educating stakeholders on equity and access issues for student learning
• Overseeing the teacher support, development, and evaluation processes

Mission, Vision, Values
• Promoting instructional values to create deeper and more effective opportunities for student support, teacher leadership, and collaboration
• Fostering instructional practices to safeguard the health and wellness of students in online and blended contexts
• Promoting increased communication between students and instructional faculty
• Providing ongoing communication and support to co-teachers

Administrative Collaboration- Development, Business, Student Services 15%

Active partner in the MK12 Administrative Team
• Helping think through ways to integrate curriculum and development work into teacher leadership positions
• Collaborating with the business department to create scalable solutions, instructional models, and stakeholder presentations
• Regular collaboration with student support services on process and communication

Communication 10%

Chief storyteller for Mizzou K-12
• External: running and growing MK12's social media presence, creative multimedia projects, working with university communications and local media on releases and stories, maintaining blogs on district achievements
• Internal: running staff meetings, regular updates on school projects and staff/student/faculty achievements to internal stakeholders, creating newsletters and interweb announcements

Additional Duties as assigned 10%

Professionally flexible during periods of ambiguity and change
• Serving on or leading various committees within the school, College of Education, and broader university community as appropriate.
• Representing the Mizzou K-12 and the College of Education at local, state, national and international events which will require periods of international travel as appropriate.
• Presenting on our curriculum, instruction, and educational best practices to teachers, coordinators, and scholars through guest teaching/lecturing.

Achievement at a high level is important to the mission of the College of Education. All College of Education employees are expected to demonstrate a commitment to continuous quality improvement and the mission, vision, and values of the College.


Master’s in K-12 Education and 5+ years of teaching/educational leadership experience.


$75,000 - $100,000 annually.

Application Materials

Apply using the online application. Be prepared to upload a cover letter, list of references with contact information and curriculum vitae.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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