Director of 6-8 Mathematics
Building Responsible Intelligent Creative Kids (BRICK) aims to place all children on a positive life trajectory by providing our students with the academic and character skills they need to be college-ready, and by addressing the elements of adversity that impede their academic success so that they can all become successful adults.
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Here is a great opportunity to be part of an exciting entrepreneurial organization that focuses on turning around chronically failing schools and starting high performing schools. We are looking for an individual who will help build an organization from the ground up. If you are interested in being part of success at a greater scale and looking to invest in a theory of change that actually works – then this is your organization.
The Director of 6-8 Mathematics is a school based position that creates the 6-8 math content for teachers to use while also supporting school leaders and teachers in the implementation of that content. The ideal candidate is a teacher with at least five years of experience that has proven strong academic gains for their students in the 6-8 math setting. Previous curriculum writing experience is preferred but not required.
- Ensure exceptional student math achievement
- Must be knowledgeable about current research and practices associated with: effective instructional strategies for increasing student mathematical competency, the psychology of learning related to children and adults, and research methodology to evaluate program effectiveness
- Must demonstrate high levels of professional conduct and exemplary teaching of individuals and small group instruction that result in high levels of student learning
- Deeply analyze student achievement data to determine how to better develop materials and provide targeted, high quality teacher training
- Develop and/or coordinate the development of math curriculum materials for teachers and students—scope and sequences, example questions per standard, interim assessments, units assessments and model lesson
- Develop and/or coordinate the development of exemplary unit plan materials including high quality aims sequences for each unit, teaching tools for each standard/aim, additional teaching materials for teacher use and student practice (handouts, exit tickets, etc.)
- Conduct ongoing research to become an expert on the best math curricula and to identify high quality PD
- Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices
- Design and deliver professional development to administrators and teachers using available data and observed trends in student performance
- Write and present detailed reports of student performance and curricular reflection
- Provide instructional support to all caseload administrators, including but not limited to: Modeling of best practice classroom strategies; Co-planning lessons and units utilizing relevant curriculum resources and student assessment data; Providing real time, side-by-side classroom coaching, including co-teaching of lessons; and focused professional development for small groups of teachers at grade level or cluster meetings
- New York Department of Education Certification in Mathematics
Salary and Goals
- Salary Range: Competitive compensation package
- Full time
- Employment Period: Twelve Months
- Fringe Benefits: Health, Dental, Vision and 401K
BRICK is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. BRICK promotes affirmative action for minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans.