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Academic Excellence Specialist

Catholic Schools (Los Angeles)






POSITION SUMMARY: The Academic Excellence Specialist (AES) collaborates with the DCS Excellence Team to identify and support the needs of the schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. The AES reports directly to the DCS Associate Director of Academic Excellence. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Because all Archdiocesan employees represent the Roman Catholic Church, they are expected to conduct themselves according to the goals and missions of the Church in performing their work. · Build the collective capacity of principals and teachers in the areas of instruction, curriculum, and PLCs. Specifically, o Facilitate both large and small group professional development for cohorts of schools. o Implement the DCS designed professional development and resources for principals and teachers. o Conduct site visits to support principals on the school level. o Facilitate virtual PLC’s with principals. o Collect, analyze, and respond to data related to the implementation. · Develop and maintain professional rapport and trust with principals and teachers. · Collaborate with the DCS Excellence Team on a weekly basis. Specifically, o Attend the assigned weekly collaboration time. o Assist in the design of professional development and resources for principals and teachers, particularly in the area of core instructional practices and their implications for differentiation, technology integration, and curriculum development. · Engage in ongoing professional development for coaching, curriculum, instruction, and PLC’s. · Report progress to DCS and Smet Foundation on a quarterly basis. · Additional work as assigned


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience Any combination of education and experience likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities, typically: · Active member of a Roman Catholic faith community. · Master degree in Educational Administration and/or Education. · Teaching Credential. · Instructional leadership/coaching experience. · At least 5 years teaching experience · Knowledge of research regarding core instructional practices, curriculum development, and professional learning communities. Abilities · Occasionally lift up to 20 pounds. · Sit for sustained periods of time on a daily basis. · Stand for long periods of time on a daily basis. · Perform tasks requiring intermittent bending, stooping, and walking. · Sustain frequent movement of the fingers, wrists, hands, and arms. · Drive to ACC and assigned school locations.

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Catholic Schools (Los Angeles)

3424 Wilshire Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90010