Job Title: Manager, DC Reading Clinic (School Year)
Office: Office of Teaching and Learning
Date Posted: 4/12/2021
Salary Range: 1-5 / $92,748 - $104,655
NTE Date: 6/30/2023
The Office of Social Emotional Academic Development works with the Chancellor to ensure coherence in the educational experience for our students, families, and schools. Our goal is to initiate change and lead DC Public Schools into the highest performing school district in the nation. We are currently in the process of creating our next strategic plan. After engaging with over 3,000 internal and external stakeholders to help shape the future of DCPS, our draft strategic priorities include:
- Promote Equity: Define, understand, and promote equity to close achievement gaps and interrupt institutional bias.
- Empower Our People: Recruit, develop, and retain a talented, caring, and diverse team.
- Educate the Whole Child: Provide rigorous, joyful and inclusive academic and social emotional experiences for all students.
- Ensure Excellent Schools: Increase the number of high quality schools across the district by defining blended autonomies for schools and creating opportunities for innovation.
- Engage Families: Deepen partnerships with families and community.
The mission of the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL) is to deliver high-quality instructional resources, enhance classroom practice and scale effective programs to increase DCPS student achievement and prepare all students for success in college, career, and (see application details) spans four core competency areas:
- Professional learning;
- Enrichments and interventions; and
- Formative assessment.
Team members support school-based staff in implementing DCPS's existing academic programs while simultaneously working to rethink and redesign school programming, academic and curricular resources and educator professional development.
The DC Reading Clinic's mission is two-fold: 1) to provide research-based, explicit, systematic instruction to readers who struggle to meet decoding and literacy benchmarks for school; and 2) to provide apprenticeship opportunities for Aspiring Reading Specialists and general education teachers. This manager will be responsible for fulfilling a critical need of the DC Reading Clinic: leveraging our research and coursework to share with the greater DCPS community. The Manager will be responsible for their project fully and will report to the Director, DC Reading Clinic.
The Manager, DC Reading Clinic (School Year) will report to the Director, DC Reading Clinic.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.
Works closely with the Director to execute and navigate the vision of the Clinic.
Develops a vision, long-term plan, and protocols for the program.
Recruits a cohort of teachers (approximately 10-15) to participate in the year-long program.
Facilitates a weekly online class with the teachers, and modifies the cadence and structure of the class as necessary.
Conducts bi-weekly school visits to extend teachers' learning into their classroom; and advises teachers in the delivery of structured literacy.
Develops a protocol and organizational system for supporting teachers and students.
Develops a protocol for evaluating the effectiveness of the project; and writes quarterly reports.
Attends meeting with stakeholders as necessary.
Utilizes quantitative and qualitative data to continuously improve.
Works under tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment with multiple responsibilities; and responds in a timely manner to urgent requests that may arise from multiple DCPS stakeholders, including parents, teachers, administrators, and members of the community.
- Bachelor's degree and four to six years of related work experience.
- Master's degree preferred.
- Previous exposure to or experience in the education sector a plus.
- Experience in structured literacy.
- Minimum three years of teaching experience.
- Experience coaching and managing others.
- Attentive to detail, well-organized, able to work under pressure, and able to meet frequent and changing deadlines.
- Outstanding written and oral skills.
- Fully proficient in MS Office Suite.
- STUDENTS FIRST: We recognize students as whole children and put their needs first in everything we do.
- COURAGE: We have the audacity to learn from our successes and failures, to try new things, and to lead the nation as a proof point of PK-12 success.
- EQUITY: We work proactively to eliminate opportunity gaps by interrupting institutional bias and investing in effective strategies to ensure every student succeeds.
- EXCELLENCE: We work with integrity and hold ourselves accountable for exemplary outcomes, service, and interactions.
- TEAMWORK: We recognize that our greatest asset is our collective vision and ability to work collaboratively and authentically.
- JOY: We enjoy our collective work and will enthusiastically celebrate our success and each other.