Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

  • Director of Science and Technology

    Location US-CA-Los Angeles
    Posted Date 1 week ago(4/12/2018 4:29 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Teaching Assistant - Preschool
  • Overview

    Director of Science and Technology



    About Camino Nuevo Charter Academy and Pueblo Nuevo Education Development Group

    Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA) and Pueblo Nuevo Education Development Group (PN-EDG) work collaboratively to ensure the success of a network of charter schools serving students across the PK-Post Secondary continuum in the Greater MacArthur Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. We integrate a strong focus on progressive, research-based academics with a holistic, place-based approach to serving our students. Since opening its doors in 2001, CNCA has grown to 8 schools and nearly 3,500 students. Our goal is that by 2022, 2,000 CNCA graduates are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and worldview necessary to be literate, critical thinkers and independent problem solvers. As a result of this success, 90% will have been accepted to, 80% will have attended and 60% will have graduated from a 4-year college within 6 years.


    The Opportunity

    The Director of Science and Technology (DST), in collaboration with the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) and the Vice President of Curriculum and Instruction (VPCI), supports the implementation of a socially-just, research-based, innovative vision for Science and Technology instruction across CNCA. The DST works collaboratively with the CLO, VPCI, and the Content Team to support the overall development and implementation of a coherent horizontally and vertically aligned instructional program. Additionally, the DST maintains knowledge of current research, best practices, and trends on the national and state levels to provide support to the Content Team.   Ultimately, the DST works strategically at a systems level to implement structures and strategies to close the opportunity and achievement gap through strong Science and Technology implementation.


    Organizational Leadership Responsibilities

    We believe that every individual who works at the Camino Nuevo Charter Academy Home Support Office must embody key mindsets and possess foundational skills to contribute to the organizational leadership of the organization.



    • Commitment to and belief in CNCA’s mission and vision
    • Belief in and embodiment the CNCA Anchors in all aspects of the work
    • Commitment to the vision of a progressive, socially-just education and is able to inspire others towards that vision
    • Solution orientation and belief in supporting others to be the same
    • Commitment to an asset-based, capacity-building approach
    • Commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion



    • Ability to support an inclusive, positive and high performing culture
    • Ability to take ownership in the day-to-day and overall success of the organization
    • Ability to think critically, use sound judgment and problem solve
    • Ability to work independently and proactively and to seek support and guidance when appropriate
    • Strong organizational and time management skills, with an ability to prioritize competing projects in a fast-paced, fluid environment
    • Effective collaboration with individuals at all levels of the organization

    Strategy and Vision Setting Responsibilities

    • Serve as a member of the Content Team, contributing expertise on science (including NGSS) and technology to inform the overall vision and strategy of the Content Team and the Learning Group
    • Drive the research and development of a cohesive vision and plan for science and technology curriculum, instruction, and assessment in grades pre-K through 12
    • Contribute to the development of structures and processes to increase the level of excellence across all CNCA schools, and specifically as they relate to science and technology instruction, including coaching and professional development for site leaders
    • Monitor the effectiveness of science and technology instruction through the use of key metrics to inform continuous improvement and strategic decision-making
    • Elevate challenges that arise in the context of science and technology programming, instruction and assessment, and work with the VPCI to inform and improve work
    • Support the development of strategic plans for the ongoing success of the Content Team and science and technology instruction across CNCA schools
    • Understand and navigate the political, social, economic, legal, and cultural context facing urban charter schools and the students they serve


    Teams and Performance Management Responsibilities

    • Collaborate to develop and facilitate long-term, substantive, coherent professional development plans for the Content Team
    • Set ambitious personal and professional goals and model relentless effort toward these goals

    Compliance and Management Responsibilities

    • Collaborate with the VPCI to ensure that expenditures for science and technology instruction are in line with budget and priorities
    • Ensure that all science and technology program functions and projects are effectively managed
    • Contribute to preparation and presentation of regular status reports for the Executive Leadership Team and/or the Board of Directors related to CNCA student performance in science and technology
    • Establish relationships with outside agencies related to science and technology
    • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
    • Other duties as assigned



    • Bachelor Degree necessary; master degree or higher preferred
    • At least 3-5 years in urban education.
    • Proven success as a teacher and a leader in the field as evidenced by multiple proof points.
    • Knowledge of NGSS and innovative science, technology, and engineering approaches.


    Location:   Home Support Office

    Supervisor: Vice President of Curriculum and Instruction

    Position:   Full Time, Exempt

    Work Periods: 12 Month


    CNCA and PN-EDG are equal opportunity employers.


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      * Camino Nuevo Charter Academy intends that all qualified person shall have equal opportunities for employment and promotion. *


     Camino Nuevo Charter Academy prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, military status or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Camino Nuevo Charter Academy requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.


    Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying, equity or title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to Margarita Domingo at (213) 417-3410 or 3435 W Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026  


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