BASIC FUNCTION: Under direction of Director, Elementary STEM, manage the overall operations of the District's Elementary Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program to promote and support the District's strategic plan to ensure all students are college and career ready.
REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: (Incumbents may perform any combination of the essential functions shown below. This position description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, knowledge, or abilities associated with this classification, but is intended to reflect the principal job elements accurately.)
- Coordinate the development of a cohesive District STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum strategy that guides the Elementary implementation of STEM interdisciplinary and applied approaches to learning.
- Manage all program related databases ensuring that data collection, reporting, and dissemination is handled efficiently, accurately, and timely.
- Develop a coaching protocol for effective delivery of instruction for assigned area.
- Coordinate the development, preparation, and implementation of a variety of online, in-person, and hybrid formats of professional learning opportunities for District personnel and interested parties targeting the department's focus areas.
- Manage the central Science and Math content teams, including but not limited to, planning and facilitating with Linked Learning and other District central leaders the design and re-organization of various departments' work streams to support the STEM strategy.
- Collaborate with central Science and Math content teams in the development and implementation of the District's core academic program (curriculum, instruction, and assessment) in alignment with the Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, English Language Development Standards, and Social-Emotional Learning standards.
- Collaborate with department staff to align, monitor, and evaluate the operational systems and processes relevant to the science, mathematics, and STEM content, including particularly management of instructional materials and assessment.
- Provide training, technical assistance, coaching, and mentoring to District staff to facilitate STEM curriculum implementation.
- Assist with textbook adoption, if applicable.
- Coordinate District events related to focus areas, as applicable.
- Support supervisor with grant funding activities, such as completion of program evaluations.
- Establish and maintain partnerships with community stakeholders and organizations.
- Mentor and support teachers to improve current teaching practices.
- Plan, lead, and or attend a variety of meetings representing the department.
- Supervise, evaluate, and hold accountable the performance and professionalism of assigned staff; interview and select employees, and recommend transfers, reassignments, terminations, and disciplinary actions; plan, coordinate, and arrange for appropriate professional development opportunities for assigned staff.
- Travel to sites, when needed.
- Perform related duties as assigned.
The District determines whether a candidate is qualified based on fulfillment of prerequisites, relevant work experience, ability to perform the essential functions, reference checks, effective interpersonal and communication skills demonstrated by interview performance and/or writing samples, and achievement on performance-based assessments (if applicable) that demonstrate the candidate possesses the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities. Meeting prerequisites only satisfies the initial screening process and does not indicate the candidate is qualified to perform the essential functions of the position.
- California Department of Education frameworks governing scope of work such as: STEM curriculum strategies, Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Content Science Standards, English Language Development Standards, Multi-Tiered Systems of Support, Full Service Community Schools
- STEM interdisciplinary strategies and practices
- Current District curriculum and school instructional programs
- Cognitive Coaching Curriculum
- Adult learning theory
- Strategic direction of the District
- Utilization of various forms of assessment to guide and design instruction
- Culturally responsive pedagogy
- Applicable federal, state, and District codes, regulations, policies and procedures governing work scope
- Methods to interpret, apply, and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures related to work scope
- Various District bargaining unit contracts related to employee evaluation
- Planning, organization and coordination needed for assigned program
- Effective strategies, theories, techniques, and methods of professional development
- Diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, ethnic, and disability backgrounds of District students
- Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy
- Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, and punctuation
- Implement plans and evaluate their outcomes
- Principles and practices of effective leadership
- Serve as trusted resource to District administrators and facilitate communication throughout the District
- Budget preparation and management to ensure fiscal responsibility
- Telephone techniques, systems and etiquette
- Presentation, communication, and public speaking techniques
- Principles and practices of supervision and evaluation
- Computer software, hardware, and related technology
- Interpret, communicate, implement, and maintain current knowledge of applicable laws, codes, policies, procedures, and District regulations governing work scope
- Interpret District collective bargaining contract language
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others of diverse backgrounds, experience, and personalities
- Address the needs of identified English Learner communities
- Work with diverse school sites and conditions
- Perform duties with awareness of all District requirements and policies
- Communicate effectively in English orally and in writing
- Model effective communication skills using tact, patience, and courtesy to understand and respond to the needs and expectations of team members and others
- Analyze, interpret and communicate data
- Motivate and support adults to transform their practices
- Plan, organize, and complete work to meet established timelines and deadlines
- Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective course of action
- Manage multiple projects simultaneously
- Implement plans and evaluate their outcomes
- Prepare and deliver clear and concise presentations to a variety of audiences
- Participate in District approved professional development to maintain current knowledge of evolving needs of students and the District related to work scope
- Meet District standards of professional conduct as outlined in Board Policy
- Supervise, coach, and evaluate assigned personnel
- Operate personal computer, related software, and other office equipment
- A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
- Five (5) years teaching experience including content instruction, and relevant program leadership or administrative experience
- Master's degree preferred
- Bilingual skills preferred
- Valid California Administrative Services Credential
- Valid California Teaching Credential with English Learner authorization
- Valid California Driver's License
Employment eligibility will include fingerprints, tuberculosis and/or other employment clearance
Office and diverse school site environments; driving a vehicle to conduct work; fast-paced work; constant interruptions
Consistent mental alertness; sitting or standing for extended periods of time; lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling objects up to 30 pounds, occasionally 30+ pounds; bending and twisting at the waist, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally; dexterity of both hands and fingers while performing duties; seeing to read, write and use the computer; hearing and speaking to exchange information, in person or on the telephone, and make presentations.
The Oakland Unified School District does not discriminate in any program, activity, or in employment on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, sex, or sexual orientation.
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