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Director of Curriculum & Teacher Development

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ROLE DESCRIPTION 

Position  

Director of Curriculum & Teacher Development 

Department 

Curriculum Design and Development (CDD) 

Reports to  

CEO 

 

About School Group 

School Group (SG) is a start-up international non-profit developing a cutting-edge global e-learning platform that will allow students around the world to connect for peer-to-peer collaborative learning and skills development — improving the accessibility and quality of education, while transforming lives and impacting future success. We need talented people to help us make our vision a reality. So, if you believe in the power of education, international development and community service — and have the time, skills and know-how to match — we want you as a School Group volunteer. 

 

 

Role Overview 

In our pursuit to make quality education accessible around the world, the School Group (SG) is seeking a Director of Curriculum & Teacher Development to join our team! This position provides leadership for the School Group Curriculum and Professional Development (CPD) programs. In this role you will manage the development, evaluation, and implementation of curriculum projects.  Additionally, you will also provide guidance and oversee the development of Teachers’ curriculum and instruction design. 

 

Essential Functions 

Curriculum Development 

  • Conduct research and consult with subject matter experts in the development and review of new curriculum. 

  • Evaluate the curriculum to ensure that the educational objectives are aligned to accreditation frameworks and to the best instructional practices. 

  • Develop and maintain research database that may be utilized to develop and review curriculum.  

  • Use evaluations and data to make recommendations for improvements. 

  • Develop goals for new curriculum and curriculum updates.  

  • Identify and lead a team of teachers to collaborate efforts in curriculum development.  

  • Actively pursue opportunities to continue to learn best practices in curriculum writing through research, professional development, and other learning opportunities.  

Development of Teacher’s Curriculum 

  • Identify guest speakers and trainers on topic, and develop activities that will train teachers academic content and in best practices in education.  

  • Aggressively pursue opportunities to learn best practices in teacher professional development through research, professional development, and other learning opportunities.  

  • Provide in-class support and coaching to teachers using designated curricula, including coaching on teacher strategies, help connecting to outside speakers on resources, and assistance in leading classroom activities and lessons. 

 

 

Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position. However, this position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you may be required to perform. The omission of specific descriptions of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or can be considered essential to this position. 

 

 

Key Relationships 

 

  • Subject matter experts, teachers. 

 

Qualifications 

Basic 

  • A Master's Degree in Teaching; Educational Leadership; Curriculum & Instruction, or similar academic preparation  

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 

  • Ability to collaborate and team with colleagues  

  • Strong organizational skills 

  • Provide curricular alignment and oversight across grade levels; 

  • Ability to evaluate instructional programs and teaching effectiveness and make recommendations for improvements.  

  • Ability to provide leadership and to supervise the planning, development and establishment of new, modified and/or improved programs.  

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 

 

Preferred 

  • Demonstrated instructional leadership roles that resulted in improved student learning.  

  • Demonstrated excellence as a teacher of adults, professional developer, instructional coach or curriculum director.  

  • Ability to use and present student assessment data with building instructional staff to improve practice, strategies and results  

  • Knowledge of best practices in formative and summative assessment to inform instruction  

  • Ability to manage budgets and supervise staff  

 

Why volunteer with us? 

We are a community of people from different parts of the world who share a common belief in improving education which will eventually reduce poverty and improve the quality of life and living conditions globally. Volunteering with us will enable you to build your resume and gain invaluable experience in a supportive environment. 

 

  • In the USA, School Group is a Certifying Organization, offering the President’s Volunteer Service Award (PVSA) to eligible volunteers. 

 

  • School Group will provide a letter of recommendation to all volunteers who are able to showcase outstanding performance for professional references. 

 

 

Other information 

 

This is a volunteer position. There will be no financial compensation. Our organization is 100% volunteer-run. We welcome volunteers located anywhere in the world, as long as they can connect reliably to the internet.