Category: Full Time;
Position Title: Director of World Languages
Start Date: 08/01/2020
Location: Milton Public Schools, Milton, MA 02186
1. Master’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university in educational leadership.
2. Appropriate and valid Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education licensure.
3. At a minimum (5) years of successful experience as a world language teacher.
4. Demonstrated knowledge of language acquisition theory and models of world language instruction- especially full immersion and Foreign Language in the Elementary School (FLES).
5. Demonstrated aptitude for innovative development of curriculum; i.e. projects, curriculum workshops, and/or associated staff training and orientation.
6. Commitment to and understanding of culturally responsive practice.
7. Practical experience in curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation. Other successful supervisory experience is also preferred.
8. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
9. Excellent organizational skills and problem-solving skills.
10. Proven ability in interpersonal skills.
11. Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the School Department may find appropriate and acceptable.
REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Human Resources and Building Principals
SUPERVISES: All professional staff in grades 1-12 who are assigned to the subject area. Such other staff members as the Superintendent may designate.
JOB GOAL: To ensure that each student in the district receives the richest world language educational experience the district can provide by exhibiting leadership in: the development, implementation and coordination of world language instruction; the improvement in the quality of instruction; and the availability of appropriate resources.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: (include but are not limited to):
1. Provides staff leadership in promoting the understanding of the educational objectives, and plans and administers programs of inservice educational activities for instructional personnel to meet these objectives.
2. Provides leadership in enforcing school and administrative policies, and regulations, for students and teachers within the department.
3. Prepares the initial departmental budget on an annual basis and assists the principal in preparing and defending the final copy to be submitted to the Superintendent.
4. Acts as a resource person for department teachers on curriculum questions.
5. Directs the creation, review, updating, and publication of all approved curriculum documents, guides and materials.
6. Conducts regular department meetings and submits report on department activities to the Superintendent of Schools and the building principal.
7. Evaluates and reviews the performance of all professional staff assigned to the subject area in accordance with contractual and administrative procedures and makes recommendations to the principal regarding department personnel.
8. Works with building principals in the improvement of individual staff competencies.
9. Organizes and coordinates grade level/ departmental meetings in order to effect horizontal and vertical continuity and articulation of the instructional program throughout the district.
10. Meets with other department heads to promote interdisciplinary programs.
11. Checks lesson plans regularly to ensure that curriculum requirements are being met and that necessary materials are available.
12. Assumes responsibility for ordering and distributing all departmental supplies, textbooks, equipment, technology and/or supplementary materials.
13. Maintains an up-to-date inventory of departmental materials and equipment.
14. Submits, through building principal, requests for maintenance, and repairs to equipment and facilities.
15. Establishes or participates in a program for ongoing evaluation of instruction and curriculum including, analyzing, evaluating, and disseminating data from local and state assessments.
16. Makes recommendations on curriculum development and program innovation.
17. Assists in the screening and recommended hiring of department personnel.
18. Provides orientation and inservice training programs for department personnel.
19. Advises the principal on the placement of department teachers.
20. Provides leadership, direction, and encouragement to departmental teachers to participate in local, state, regional and national conferences and enrolled students to participate in local, state regional and national competitions.
21. Assists the principal in interpreting general grading and promotional policies.
22. Keeps informed on educational innovations and trends as they relate to department concerns.
23. Seeks, writes, and manages grants applicable to department in coordination with the Assistant Superintendent and Superintendent.
24. Assists building principal in the assignment of and supervision of student teachers.
25. Performs such other related tasks and assumes such other related responsibilities as may from time to time be assigned by the Assistant Superintendent and or the Superintendent of Schools.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of those in this classification.
TERMS OF EMPLOYEMENT: Per Unit B Contract
EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with procedures established in the contract on the evaluation of administrative personnel.
SALARY: Per Unit B Contract
Qualifications: Valid DESE Licensure.
Contact Name: Laurie Dunn
Contact email for questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Instructions: If interested in this position please go to the Milton Public School website – https://www.miltonps.org/about/employment-opportunities and apply via School Spring.