Camino Nuevo Charter Academy

  • Director of Language Instruction

    Location US-CA-Los Angeles
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/23/2018 4:22 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-1904
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Management
  • Overview

    Director of Language Instruction

     

    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 Language Instruction (DLI), in collaboration with the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) and the VP of Curriculum and Instruction (VPCI), supports the implementation of a socially-just, research-based, innovative instructional and assessment approach across the domains of designated and integrated English Language Development and bilingual education to ensure success in CNCA’s mission. The DLI 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. The DLI maintains knowledge of current research, best practices and trends on a national and state level to provide direction and guidance to the CLO, VPCI, and Content Team. Ultimately, the DLI works strategically at a systems level to implement structures and strategies to close the opportunity and achievement gap.

    Responsibilities

    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.

     

    Mindsets

    • 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

    Skills

     

     

    • 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 language development to inform the overall vision and strategy of the Content Team and the Learning Group
    • Support the development of strategic plan for the ongoing success of the Content Team
    • Support the research and development of a cohesive plan for integrated and designated English Language Development curriculum, instruction, and assessment in grades pre-K through 12, as well as bilingual (Spanish-English) curriculum, instruction, and assessment in grades pre-K through 5
    • Contribute to the development of structures and processes to increase the level of excellence across all CNCA schools, and specifically as they relate to language development
    • Monitor the effectiveness of language development instruction and the bilingual program through the use of key metrics to inform continuous improvement and strategic decision-making
    • Elevate challenges that arise in the context of English Learner programming, instruction and assessment, and work with the VPCI to inform and improve work
    • 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 language development and bilingual instruction are in line with budget and priorities
    • Ensure that all language development functions and projects are effectively managed
    • Collaborate with the Knowledge Management team to ensure compliance related to district, state and federal reporting of English Language Learner progress.
    • Collaborate with the Knowledge Management team to ensure compliance of procedures for the reclassification of English Language Learners.
    • Contribute to preparation and presentation of regular status reports for the Executive Leadership Team and/or the Board of Directors related to CNCA’s English Learners
    • Establish relationships with outside agencies related to English Language Learners
    • Communicate effectively orally and in writing
    • Other duties as assigned

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    Qualifications

    • Bachelor Degree necessary; master degree or higher preferred
    • At least 3-5 years in urban education
    • Proven success as a teacher and leader as evidenced by multiple proof points
    • Knowledge of a range of PK-12 instructional frameworks and curriculum as related to language development and bilingual education

     

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