Executive Director – Core Content – Academics JobID: 4284
Administration: District/ Executive Director
Executive Director – Core Content – Academics
Reports to: Assistant Superintendent – Teaching & Learning –
Pay Grade: 907
Duty Days: 240
Salary Range: $110,071 - $135,058
Leads in coherent design and implementation of instructional
practices, curriculum writing, and assessment aligned to District
initiatives and goals. Leads Teaching & Learning in the development
and implementation of processes designed to ensure and strengthen
staff knowledge, skills, competencies, and abilities. Provides
leadership for curriculum implementation, assessment, and resources
selection for assigned Content Area.
Advances the vision of Teaching & Learning in Fort Worth ISD.
Supports campuses, teachers, Principals, and Central Office staff
in implementing a coherent K-12 strategy to support all learners
with a focus on Bilingual Education, Students with Special Needs,
Diverse Populations, and Advanced Academics. Ensures that Teaching
& Learning practices are designed to close achievement and
opportunity gaps throughout the system in order to ensure equity
for our most marginalized students. Leads professional learning
across the District around best practices, grounded in research, in
Literacy across all content areas. Leads curricular adoptions,
resource alignment, and resource distribution in order to ensure
campuses are supported appropriately with materials needed to
implement programmatic requirements. Provides instructional
leadership support to Campus Principals in order to ensure
leadership capacity is built with campus leadership to improve
practices and increase student achievement. Ensures appropriate
support is provided to campuses through Content Coordinators,
Content Coaches, and Content Specialists with a focus on the
campuses with the greatest needs.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS Supervises and leads instructional
support, curriculum writing, assessment, and development of
professional learning for all stakeholders.
Monitors the quality and implementation of instruction; plans,
and makes recommendations for adjustments, as needed.
Collaborates across departments/divisions to align
research-based and culturally responsive curriculum, practices,
strategies, and resources to support the needs of all student
Collaborates with other team leaders to build capacity of
instructional coaches in supporting teachers to meet the needs of
Directs and leads department staff in the support of content
area instruction at campuses.
Creates and provides guidance for effective, research-based
Ensures practices are aligned across departments to meet needs
of Bilingual and Special Education programing to ensure coherence
across the District.
Communicates with and advises School Leadership around the
fidelity of implementation of curriculum, instruction, and
assessment practices across campuses.
Designs instructional and organizational practices that support
teacher collaboration and professional learning for educators.
Leads professional learning across the District along with other
Teaching & Learning leaders on any and all Instructional
Supervises and coordinates grant activities, special services,
Stays abreast of current research and trends in curriculum
development and instruction.
Communicates the latest developments in curriculum and
innovative instructional techniques and programs to improve student
Provides support for the Department of Teaching & Learning with
housing of curricular resources and internal documentation for
Provides additional support for the Department of Teaching &
Learning around curriculum and the implementation of curricular
Develops and manages equitable budgets based on department
priorities and District goals.
Actively promotes the District’s Equity Vision through
curricular adoptions, instructional practices, and use of data to
improve outcomes for all students with a focus on our most
Analyzes instructional progress to evaluate progress toward
program goals and gathers other significant data relevant to the
success of initiatives, grants or programs when applicable
Develops and implements effective and efficient assessment
systems and data collection processes that provide a record of
baseline measures and tracks longitudinal trends
Performs preventive maintenance on tools and equipment and
ensures equipment is in safe operating condition.
Follows established safety procedures and techniques to perform
job duties including lifting and climbing; operates tools and
equipment according to established safety procedures.
Corrects unsafe conditions in work area and promptly reports any
conditions that are not immediately correctable to supervisor.
Selects, trains, supervises, and evaluates staff, and makes
recommendations relative to assignment, retention, discipline, and
Personal Work Relationships
All Fort Worth ISD employees must maintain a commitment to the
District’s mission, vision, and strategic goals.
Exhibits high professionalism, standards of conduct and work
Demonstrates high quality customer service; builds
rapport/relationship with the consumer.
Demonstrates cultural competence in interactions with others; is
respectful of co-workers; communicates and acts as a team player;
promotes teamwork; responds and acts appropriately in
Other Duties as Assigned
Performs all job-related duties as assigned and in accordance to
the Board rules, policies and regulations. All employees are
expected to comply with lawful directives in rare situations driven
by need where a team effort is required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws, regulations, and
reporting requirements related to Content Area regarding education,
as well as District policies and procedures.
Knowledge of program, curricular, and assessment requirements
related to ELs in Texas public schools PK-12.
Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy,
as well as differentiated instruction based upon student
Knowledge of assessment and accountability systems, data
collection, management, and analysis.
Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the
formulation of action plans.
Knowledge of current theory, research, and best practices in
curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
Knowledge of best practices in administration, program
evaluation, and staff supervision.
Knowledge of special populations, particularly with regard to
current national research and best practices.
Knowledge of current District programs, initiatives, and
Knowledge of budgets and budgeting processes for both local and
federal funds and experience in developing and managing central or
Knowledge of business and management principles involved in
strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling,
leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of
people and resources.
Knowledge of effective research-based strategies, theories,
techniques, and methodologies.
Skill in aligning curriculum instruction and assessment to
standards, implementing academic programs, and leading/facilitating
effective collaboration among departments.
Skill in building highly functional instructional leadership
teams, and implementing instructional programs effective in
improving student academic outcomes.
Skill in program design, implementation, and management.
Skill in applying leadership skills and managing a large staff
Skill in coordinating, planning, organizing, and facilitating
Skill in monitoring/assessing the performance of self, other
individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take
Skill in organizational development, communications, public and
Skill in written and oral communication, including ability to
interact with and influence all levels of central office, campus
staff, and parents.
Skill in professional development program design and
Ability to merge divergent views and expectations into a
long-range vision for students, District staff, and the
Ability to provide instructional leadership, engage in creative
problem solving, and contribute to effective team building.
Ability to work collaboratively with students, staff, parents,
and members of the community.
Ability to use qualitative and quantitative data to make
decisions about teaching and learning including student and teacher
Ability to use software to access databases, email, create
spreadsheets, and do word processing.
Ability to prepare oral or written communications, such as
presentations, reports, grant proposals, and curriculum
Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance
and professional growth.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working
relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Travels to school district buildings and professional meetings
Physical & Mental Demands, Work Hazards
Tools/Equipment Used: Standard office equipment, including
computer and peripherals.
Posture: Prolonged sitting and standing; occasional stooping,
squatting, kneeling, bending, pushing/pulling, and twisting.
Motion: Repetitive hand motions, including keyboarding and use
of mouse; occasional reaching; moderate walking.
Lifting: Occasional light lifting and carrying (less than 15
Environment: Works inside and outside (exposure to sun, heat,
cold, and inclement weather); exposure to noise; requires
occasional irregular and/or prolonged hours.
Attendance: Regular and punctual attendance at the worksite is
required for this position.
Mental Demands: Maintains emotional control under stress; works
with frequent interruptions.
Minimum Required Qualifications
Education: Master’s degree from accredited college or university
required; In subject Content
OR In Education, or other relevant discipline with significant
coursework and/or professional learning related to subject
Certification/License: Valid Texas Teaching Certification
Valid Texas Mid-Management or Principal Certification
Experience Required: 6 years’ experience required including; 3
years’ of teaching subject Content;
3 years’ as a central administrator or principal, with
significant experience in working with programs for students at the
elementary and/or secondary levels in subject Content.
Experience Preferred: Experience with curriculum alignment,
curriculum standards, and assessments;
Experience developing and implementing teacher support
Experience developing and delivering professional learning for
adult learners (teachers, administrators, central office
Experience in inner city schools with diverse populations.
This document is intended to describe the general nature and
level of work being performed by people assigned to this job and is
not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may
be assigned or skills that may be required.
Postings current as of 7/4/2020 2:20:36 PM CST.
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