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Middle School - Director of Curriculum & Instruction (Humanities)

Company: Great Oaks Legacy Charter Schools
Location: Newark
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

Great Oaks Legacy Charter School is seeking an experienced Middle School - Director of Curriculum & Instruction (Humanities) for the 2023-24 school year.


The Middle School - Director of Curriculum & Instruction (Humanities)will report to the Campus Director/ Principal.


  • Reporting to the Campus Director (building principal), the Middle School DCI is a campus-based role, primarily responsible for observing teachers and conducting feedback/coaching sessions on a weekly basis for the purpose of providing constructive feedback and recommendations.
  • Review curriculum and assessments to ensure common core alignment of curriculum and rigorous content standards that drive student growth and promote college readiness.
  • Foster a DDI culture among the instructional team, in which data is used to identify trends in assessment results, analyze student growth, including content mastery and skill gaps, and drive the continuation, modification, or addition of strategies to move students to higher levels of achievement.
  • Facilitate small and large group discussions between and among the leadership team, teachers, and tutors on issues related to student learning.
  • Collaborate with members of the instructional team and school leadership to conduct school-wide instructional needs assessments
  • In conjunction with leadership team, develop specific, measurable goals for the instructional team, and identify specific skills, strategies, and programmatic activities to support or extend school-wide learning.
  • In conjunction with leadership team, coordinate grade level or department meetings and plan professional development sessions for the purpose of providing targeted support to teachers, teaching assistants, and Tutor Corps members.
  • Work with general and special education teachers, and RTI coordinator to develop student interventions and modifications based on data from SRI, SMI, ANet, and other data sources. QUALIFICATIONS
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience teaching and driving student growth in an urban school setting.
    • Standard teaching certification and administrative certificate (supervisor, principal, or administrator endorsement) issued by the NJ Department of Education or out-of-state education department needed.
    • Experience coaching teachers as a grade level or department chair strongly preferred.
    • Belief that all students have what it takes to be successful.
    • Relentless work ethic.
    • Demonstrated mastery of content knowledge.
    • Curriculum development experience strongly preferred.
    • Leadership experience in a high performing, No Excuses school is strongly preferred. COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

      Great Oaks Legacy Charter School offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package, including:
      • Robust medical, dental, and vision insurance plans w/ comprehensive network coverage.
      • Up to $5,250 per year in tax exempt student loan and tuition reimbursement.
      • Reimbursements for external professional development aligned to your role.
      • Wellness reimbursements including gym memberships, spa services, and more.
      • Online counseling services - for staff and their dependents - via top-rated therapy app.
      • Pre-tax state pension plan benefit w/ addl. options available via voluntary retirement plans.
      • Pre-tax dependent care, health, and transit flexible spending plans available.
      • Convenient health screening and telemedicine support via VitalCheck Wellness platform.


        The Great Oaks Legacy Charter School is a high-performing, innovative charter public school in Newark NJ, serving students from Pre-K to 12th grade on campuses across the city of Newark. Our mission is to prepare Newark's students for success in college and beyond.

        Our model is based on the following guiding principles that guide our work daily -
      • Creating a community that is built upon genuine and meaningful relationships. GOLCS staff rate our commitment to students as the #1 reason they teach/work at our schools.
      • Being surgical in our approach to differentiation of instruction and support for all students and team members. Our students receive daily tutoring embedded into their school schedule - facilitated by our AmeriCorps team members. Staff members receive individualized coaching and support in their roles.
      • Setting and exceeding high expectations for academic growth and character development for all students, in preparation for success in college and beyond. Currently, the historical college matriculation rate for GOLCS is 79% - nearly twice the national average for economically underrepresented students.

        GOLCS is committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. Furthermore, we believe that racial justice and equity is critical to our mission of preparing students for success in college and beyond. We strive to be an organization that is diverse, equitable, inclusive, and elevates our student voices in preparing them for life and college.


        Great Oaks Legacy Charter School is committed to ensuring healthy and safe working and learning environments, and maintaining our educational commitment to GOLCS students and families - with minimal disruption to instruction. With this in mind, as of October 2021, Great Oaks Legacy requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees. Candidates who would like to apply for a reasonable accommodation from this policy based on a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief should reach out to for more information.


        Great Oaks Legacy provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Keywords: Great Oaks Legacy Charter Schools, Newark , Middle School - Director of Curriculum & Instruction (Humanities), Executive , Newark, New Jersey

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