Dean of Instruction (Math/Science)
REPORTS TO: Director of Instruction Position SummaryEducation for Change is looking for a dynamic, visionary and experienced instructional leader who will lead their site’s implementation of its instructional framework to achieve unprecedented student outcomes. S/He ensures that teachers implement rigorous, standards-aligned, research-based, coherent instructional frameworks, and receive the necessary support and development to effectively meet the demands of the Common Core Standards. S/He maintains focus on achievement for all students, analyzes, and responds to data. S/He works with teachers and other team members to set goals and monitor students progress and build teacher capacity to use student work and other data to guide instruction so that all students meet their goals. In conjunction with team members s/he develops, plans, and delivers professional development that provides content and practical pedagogical strategies to increase the effectiveness of instructional practices. S/he models effective pedagogy, through team teaching, elbow coaching, use of video and other practices and provides feedback that increases teachers' efficacy. The Dean of Instruction observes classroom instruction daily, meeting with teachers no less than once a week to give feedback as well as assist in planning. S/He works closely with multiple teams, including grade level and department teams, the Instructional Coach Team, and site-based instructional leadership teams, and reports directly to the Director of Instruction. All EFC instructional leaders must demonstrate a well-developed knowledge of what is required to ensure high levels of academic achievement in schools with high English Learner and low-income populations. Responsibilities:· Provide daily coaching in instruction that can include: classroom observations, demonstration lessons, elbow coaching, etc.· Support teachers in implementing Common Core-aligned best instructional practices for teaching grade level content· Guide teachers in standards-based unit and lesson planning· Provide pedagogical expertise in research-based best practices· Participate in the collaborative development and presentation of domain specific professional development aligned to the Common Core State Standards· Provide summer PD and facilitate summer planning sessions as needed· Support timely implementation of assessments including calibration, administration, scoring, and online reporting· Provide training in developing appropriate formative and diagnostic assessments, including using item banks, monitoring logs, and exit tickets· Drive data analysis to ensure high student achievement· Lead network-wide initiatives as part of the Coach Team Basic Qualifications:· 3+ years teaching experience· Experience accelerating student learning and achievement in low-income communities· Knowledge of curricula and instructional best practices· Content knowledge in Common Core Standards· Strong Data Analysis Skills· Demonstrated success as an instructional leader and in the professional development of teachers· Strong interpersonal skills· Able to work effectively with diverse communities· Outstanding communication and organization skills· Must possess a growth mindset and be able to use feedback to refine practice EFC Core Values· Connected- We continually work to build trusting relationships among students, families, staff, and the Oakland community at large. We are an all-hands-on-deck network driven by empathy. We value our collective identity and the individual identities of our community members and scholars such that we have a sense of collective ownership and responsibility for each other and for our scholars.· Inclusive- We proactively disrupt predictable patterns of opportunity, power, privilege, and performance. We create an inclusive environment where multiple perspectives are not only valued but sought, where people from all backgrounds feel seen and heard and can thrive, and where we all feel a deep sense of accountability to our mission.· Interdependent- Our success at every level is dependent on our individual and collective sustainability. To that end, we are transparent, creative, and collaborative problem-solvers who seek to build trusting relationships. We are curious and are open to new ideas while also putting systems in place to ensure continuity so that our employees can stay, grow, thrive, and help make good on our promise to our students and families.· Learners- We support each other to develop and grow so that we can leverage our collective power, intelligence, and passion on behalf of our students. We lean on home-grown leaders who are rooted in our community. Individuals feel known and are provided opportunities to maximize their potential in alignment with their passions and goals.