Director - Universal Companies
Position: Director
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Assistant Director of Mathematics
Job Location: Central Education Office
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Universal Companies
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Telephone: None Specified
Job Description:
The Assistant Director of Mathematics provides leadership for the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of K-12 curriculum and instructional practices within mathematics—in accordance with state criteria that include rigorous content, pacing, and common assessments—to ensure that all students meet and exceed the PA Core Standards. The Assistant Director of Mathematics serves as the expert curricular resource, coach and mentor to all schools within the Family of Schools; works collaboratively with administrative and instructional staff; and communicates effectively with all stakeholders—all with the goal of raising student achievement. The Assistant Director of Mathematics supports teachers and administrators in designing and delivering math instruction that includes a balance of conceptual and computational components intended to nurture students as independent problem solvers. This position provides professional development and support to licensed staff and administrators in the implementation of the PA Core Standards, including training in instructional strategies that are effective with diverse student groups.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Commitment to the belief that all students can learn, to educational equity, and to the district’s vision and mission.
  • Knowledge of research-based mathematics curriculum/curriculum development, instruction and assessment practices, especially relative to interventions with struggling learners and students of varying cultural heritages and English proficiencies.
  • Ability to evaluate mathematics instructional programs and teaching effectiveness and to interpret data.
  •  Ability to coordinate district-wide programs and initiatives K-12 in accordance with policies and procedures. 
  •  Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with School Leadership Teams and Central Office administrators and to promote collaborative practices.
  •  Demonstrated ability to prepare and present comprehensive and effective reports, both oral and written, as appropriate to varied audiences.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, lead and supervise staff, adapt to change, and meet timelines.
  • Experience in using technology to support teaching and learning, curriculum development, staff training, student assessment, and program accountability.  
  • Recommends budget line items and coordinate the purchasing of instructional materials and equipment within assigned programs.
  • Remains current in the research that supports curriculum development, instructional program design and delivery, and assessment in the assigned content areas.
Continues to grow professionally through collaboration with colleagues and professional growth experiences.

Universal Companies adheres to the policy of providing equal employment opportunities to all job applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability or sexual orientation.

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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