DCVPA Curriculum Specialist/Coach
Position Title: DCVPA Curriculum Specialist/Coach
Department: Watson College of Ed - 31400
Vacancy Number: E258
Position Number: 1529
Location of Workplace: Other
Brief Summary of Work for this Position:
Curriculum specialists/coaches at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy will collaborate to support teachers and students by ensuring implementation of research and evidence-based instructional practices in all K-8 classrooms. Curriculum specialists/coaches will work collaboratively with all staff to develop cross-grade, cross-subject units of study. Curriculum specialist/coaches may provide direct instruction/intervention to students as well as model teach. The instruction and support provided by curriculum specialists/coaches will enable students to learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their educational and social development. Curriculum specialists/coaches will assist teachers and utilize a personalized student data management system to individualize learning experiences for students designed to help them reach their fullest potential. Ongoing formative assessment will provide necessary data to inform instructional decisions and design appropriate interventions. Curriculum specialists/coaches will assist teachers by identifying appropriate classroom materials/resources. Curriculum specialists/coaches at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy will operate as members of the school’s kinship network, extended family unit. The kinship network will support the growth and development of all students. Staff will actively participate as members of professional learning communities with colleagues and faculty from the Watson College of Education. Teachers and other instructional staff hired to work at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy are expected to attend a fully-funded out of state professional development opportunity during the week of June 23-June 27, 2018.
Valid North Carolina teaching license or eligible to hold such license;
Successful candidates will have demonstrated success working with diverse populations and students who have historically struggled academically and socially;
Demonstrated evidence of professional development;
Demonstrated growth on the NC Educator Effectiveness Rating Scale or comparable metric that aligns to North Carolina Teaching Standards.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to communicate well with school personnel, students, and parents;
• Demonstrate functional knowledge of computers and all aspects of the Microsoft Office Professional software programs and Google Classroom;
• Ability to work independently, meet deadlines and accomplish specific tasks as requested;
• Demonstrate strong content knowledge;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignment;
• Ability to maintain a structured classroom environment that promotes and enhances inquiry-based learning;
• Ability to constantly monitor the safety and wellbeing of students;
• Comply with confidentiality requirements in local, state and federal policies and statutes;
• Ability to work with teacher and principal candidates, nursing and social work candidates, and students in other academic programs at UNCW
Experience planning and leading professional learning communities;
Experience planning and leading professional development;
Experience mentoring pre-service or beginning teachers;
National Board Certified;
Eligible to hold CDL
Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy supports the academic, social, and emotional growth of students in kindergarten through eighth grades. Our model creates kinship networks, extended family units that support student growth and development. Our learning community is personalized, inquiry-based, experiential, and reflective. Students will learn, thrive, and soar within a framework that integrates project-based learning through quests which allow students to move, depending on grade level, from novice to apprentice to artisan levels through their choice of STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics), creative and performing arts, or civic engagement.
The Watson College of Education (WCE) (www.uncw.edu/ed) is a growing college with over 60 tenure-track faculty members working in undergraduate and master’s programs in the Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy and Special Education and the Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations and Secondary Education, and master’s and doctoral programs in the Department of Educational Leadership. It offers several international study programs and maintains partnerships with numerous school districts, community colleges, and colleges/universities in the region. The Watson College of Education is committed to inclusiveness and to embracing unique contributions. This commitment to diversity is embedded in our mission and value statements.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,500 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants should address documents to Dr. Donyell Roseboro, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403-5991. Applicants must attach the following documents:
List and contact information of three professional references;
Other A – List of professional development completed within the past three years;
Other B (attach a statement 250 words maximum): All teachers at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy will work collaboratively to create cross-school, cross-subject units of study. As a curriculum specialist, how will you support these efforts?
Months Per Year: 10A (Aug-May)
Position Type: Permanent
Job Posting Date 04/13/2018
Priority Consideration: Date 05/11/2018
Priority Consideration Information:
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Address application documents to Dr. Donyell Roseboro.