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Associate Director of Elementary School Math

Company: Wearedream
Location: New York
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:

Originally founded in 1991 as Harlem RBI, DREAM has grown to annually serve more than 2,500 youth across East Harlem and the South Bronx through a network of six PreK-12, extended-day, extended-year DREAM Charter Schools and community sports-based youth development programs. Through our commitment to rigorous academics, social-emotional learning, deep family and community engagement, and health and wellness, we create lifelong learners who are equipped to fulfill their vision of success in and out of the classroom. We dream big, as well, with an aggressive five-year plan to expand to serve 3,500 students across seven schools-growing our organization's impact and leveling the playing field for all children. To learn more, visit to the Network Director of STEM, the Associate Director of Elementary School Math is responsible for managing the development and implementation of DREAM's rigorous, vertically-aligned, interdisciplinary, constructivist, culturally and historically responsive K-5 math curriculum. The Associate Director of Elementary School Math collaborates closely with school-based leaders to design and facilitate high-quality professional development and coach leaders and teachers around content; ensure strong implementation of the math curriculum; create quiz, unit, and interim-level assessments; and analyze and respond to assessment data. The ideal candidate has extensive knowledge of best practices for mathematics teaching and learning in grades K-5, experience fostering adult learning through high-quality professional development and coaching, strong data analysis and strategic thinking skills, a mission-driven mindset, and a passion for innovation.Responsibilities:

  • Curriculum, Assessment, and Data Responsiveness:
  • Develops and designs a rigorous, vertically-aligned, and interdisciplinary grade K-5 math curriculum that fosters the achievement of all students, takes a constructivist approach, is culturally and historically responsive, and develops students' critical consciousness
  • Selects, adapts, and/or creates unit plans, assessments, lesson plans, and instructional materials for DREAM's K-5 math curriculum
  • Collaborates with the Network Director of STEM and other key stakeholders to design a multi-year process for strategic redesign, revision, and codification of the K-5 math curriculum and assessments
  • Analyzes student data to assess the effectiveness of curricular design and implementation, makes necessary short- and long-term revisions and improvements, and creates network, school, and classroom-level action plans and resources to improve student achievement
  • Collaborates with principals, academic deans, and other key stakeholders to regularly analyze assessment data and use it to drive instruction
  • Collaborates with the Associate Director of Middle School Math and the High School Director of Curriculum and Instruction to ensure alignment of our PK-12 math programs
    • Teacher & Leader Development:
    • Designs and facilitates high-quality professional development to support teachers and leaders with curriculum implementation
    • Conducts curriculum implementation and content walkthroughs to support school-based teams in determining focus areas and action steps for instructional improvement by observing math instruction and analyzing student and teacher data
    • Regularly observes and provides feedback on Intellectual Prep meetings in order to improve coaching and teacher development practices across schools
    • Coaches academic deans to improve their instructional leadership, content knowledge, and curricular expertiseQualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree required;
      • Master's Degree in Education, Teaching, Curriculum, or School Administration/Leadership, preferred, but not required;
      • Minimum of 5 years experience teaching and/or leading elementary school math with a record of strong achievement for ALL children;
      • Deep knowledge of instructional design, curriculum development, standards alignment, assessment design, and pedagogical best practices in math;
      • A successful record of developing teacher and/or leader knowledge, skill, and productive mindsets around teaching and learning, including experience with design and execution of adult professional development and coaching;
      • A strong analytic, performance management, accountability, and systems-thinking orientation necessary to inform strategy development and execution;
      • A drive to succeed and achieve great results on behalf of all students, especially those furthest from opportunity;
      • A deep commitment to fostering equity and inclusion in our schools;
      • Strong interpersonal skills, cultural competency, and an ability to connect and build relationships with a diverse group of people;
      • Strong organizational skills and an ability to project plan, prioritize, and balance multiple projects simultaneously;
      • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to convey complex information to a variety of audiences;
      • A strong belief in the mission and values of DREAM, including a desire to make a difference in the lives of our students, families, and community.Compensation:
        • DREAM offers a competitive salary commensurate with relevant experience with the potential for an annual performance-based increase. The incoming salary range for this position is $95,000 to $105,000. New hires are typically brought into the organization at a salary closer to the start of the range depending on qualifications and internal equity. All staff are eligible for annual performance-based increases. Because we value staff tenure in each role, we do not currently cap salary ranges.
        • We offer a comprehensive benefits plan, covering the majority of the employee premium for medical plans and subsidizing the majority of costs for a spouse/domestic partner and children. Other benefits include dental and vision plans, disability, life insurance, parenting benefits, flexible spending account options, generous vacation time and paid holidays, referral bonuses, professional development, an employee assistance program (EAP) and a 403(b) plan with employer matching up to 4%.DREAM's VACCINATION POLICYDREAM requires vaccination against COVID-19 for all employees. Reasonable Accommodations based on a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief are being considered in accordance with applicable law.OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSIONAt DREAM, diversity, equity, and inclusion are a matter of mission.From our schools to our playing fields, DREAM is committed to building a team where each individual can bring their full identity and experience to work because representation matters-it enriches our team culture, enhances our ability to innovate, and strengthens our impact in and out of the classroom. DREAM engages staff that represent and appreciate the diversity of our majority Black and Hispanic student body, while working to ensure that our practices are equitable, welcoming, and productive. We are dedicated to creating a world where youth, especially youth of color, have permission to dream-along with the tools and opportunities to make their dreams reality.Come dream with us.DREAM MAXIMSAll Kids Can. This Kid Can.DREAM is Family.Fun is a Serious Value.Teamwork Makes the DREAM Work.Fail. Persist. Exceed.DREAM Big.

Keywords: Wearedream, New York , Associate Director of Elementary School Math, Executive , New York, New York

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