Job Title: Specialist, Global Studies
Office: Office of Teaching and Learning
Date Posted: 10/6/2021
Salary Range: 1-5 / $82,007 - $92,534
NTE Date: N/A
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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 Academic and Creative Empowerment (ACE) team sets the stage for next-generation curriculum, assessment, and professional development in support of the DCPS mission and vision. The ACE team works closely with OTL content teams to leverage existing work and provide a consistent framework and infrastructure to ensure a joyful and rigorous learning experience for every DCPS student, in every grade, content area, and course. Through curriculum strategies that span all content areas, robust teams supporting visual art, music, health, and physical education, a customizable and highly engaging array of learning technologies, a diverse collection of community partnerships, and a compelling vision for a high-agency experience for students, the ACE team crafts a vision for urban education in the 21st century. Additionally, the team collaborates with external organizations, such as industry partners, institutions of higher education, non-profit groups, governmental agencies, international organizations, and professional societies.
The Specialist, Global Studies is responsible for developing curriculum and supporting the global competence development and capacity of PK-12 classroom teaching and support staff, school staff, and administrators, enabling school staff to efficiently and effectively provide the highest quality global education possible for all learners. The Specialist will support Global Studies Schools and International Baccalaureate schools with program implementation.
The Specialist, Global Studies will report to the Manager, Global Education.
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.
- Bachelor's degree and three to five years of related work experience.
- Master's degree preferred.
- Teaching experience preferred.
- Background in curriculum development.
- Knowledge of PK-12 global education, international education, IB, or related field.
- Experience designing and implementing engaging professional development for adults.
- Ability to analyze data to inform next steps.
- Excellent organizational and strategic planning skills.
- Works independently while collaborating with others on meeting common goals.
- 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.