The Associate Director of Academic Excellence collaborates with the Assistant Superintendent of High School Academic Excellence to identify and support the needs of the schools in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, primarily through the design and implementation of professional development for principals and teachers. The Associate Director reports directly to the DCS Assistant Superintendent of High School 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.
• Develop and facilitate Onward 4 Excellence supports in collaboration with the Assistant Superintendent of High School Academic Excellence and the Director of Academic Excellence (ES), including but not limited to facilitating large and small group professional development for cohorts of schools and supporting implementation at the school level through site visits, virtual PLC’s, resources, and dialogue
• Support STAR implementation, integration, and analysis
• Support the onboarding of Year 1 principals and teachers in Onward 4 Excellence supports
• Support the identification of essential standards for each content area
• Develop and maintain professional rapport and trust with principals and teachers
• Support the Assistant Superintendent of High School Academic Excellence in partnering with universities and vendors to ensure alignment between their services and the ADLA vision/supports
• Collect, analyze, and respond to data related to Onward 4 Excellence supports
• Collaborate with the DCS staff to identify and support the needs of the schools
• Collaborate with the DCS Excellence Team (ES and HS) on a weekly basis. Specifically,
o Attend the assigned weekly collaboration time.
o Support the facilitation of Excellence Team meetings
• Support the professional development of the Academic Excellence Specialists
• Engage in ongoing professional development for coaching, curriculum, instruction, and PLC’s
• Any other duties assigned
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
• A practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church
• 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
• Archdiocesan policies and procedures for the schools
• Principles and practices of organization and administration
• Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation
• Public relations
• Report preparation and presentation
• Short and long range planning
• Direct, evaluate, and supervise the work of assigned personnel
• Communicate effectively in written and oral form
• Develop and maintain effective, working relationships
• Maintain tact, cooperation, and confidentiality
• Occasionally lift up to 30 pounds
• Sit for sustained 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
Physical and Environmental Requirements
• Occasionally lift up to 20 pounds.
• Sit for sustained 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.
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