Shelby County Schools

  • 2018-19 Instructional Facilitator

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/14/2018 1:39 PM)
    Location Name
    Kingsbury High School
    Location Name
    Treadwell Middle School
    Location Name
    Kingsbury Middle School
    # of Openings
    School Support
    Close Date
  • Purpose and Scope

    Performs as an instructional specialist in selected schools to increase effectiveness of on-site instructional programs, to improve utilization of instructional materials, to promote development, implementation and coordination of the school's instructional goals.

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Builds capacity of teachers and teacher assistants to support academic achievement

    2. Plans, organizes and conducts parental involvement activities to ensure increased student achievement

    3. Works as part of the leadership team with the building principal

    4. Identifies, plans, organizes and conducts professional development relevant to school needs

    5. Researches, identifies, and models best practices

    6. Facilitates the development of a quality and effective learning environment

    7. Manages district and site-based instructional programs/initiatives

    8. Assists teachers in planning, implementing and monitoring intervention strategies that support identified low performing students

    9. Coordinates effective curriculum implementation, classroom instruction, and classroom management

    10. Completes informal teacher observations and TEM evaluations as directed by the Principal

    11. Performs other related duties to support the academic achievement of students

    Minimum Qualifications

    Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree. Master's Degree preferred in Curriculum and Instruction and/or Administrative & Supervision (Educational Leadership) and requires five (5) years of demonstrated successful teaching experience; requires valid Tennessee Teacher's Certificate and meet the definition of "highly qualified"; Endorsements: 9-12.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Requires knowledge of Shelby County Schools curriculum, instructional goals, procedures, and practices Strong knowledge of No Child Left Behind laws and regulations In-depth knowledge of principles of effective instruction from advance curriculum and content and instruction Knowledge of growth and development and learning theory Skill in assessment and evaluation of students Ability to manage curriculum development, in-service training, and related activities and provide a high level of instructional leadership for teachers and administrators; Excellent human relations skills and ability to establish and maintain successful cooperative working relationship with appropriate school communities, and school-based and central office staffs Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Strong organizational and management skills

    Additional Job Details

    The Opportunity The GEAR UP TN site coordinator is a full-time; six-year grant-funded position focused on dramatically increasing the number of Tennessee students who access and succeed in higher education. This position is, at minimum, an 11-month position. Ideal candidates will be representative of the populations they will service and will have succeeded in overcoming the barriers to postsecondary success that face the students served by GEAR UP TN.

    Background GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a pre-college initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). Tennessee’s project, operating under the name GEAR UP TN, aims to dramatically increase the number of Tennessee students who access and succeed in higher education.

    To this end, GEAR UP TN provides students with a clear path to college. GEAR UP TN works with Collaboratives of community partners across the state to promote college readiness and success. Each GEAR UP TN Collaborative includes at least one priority high school, one middle school, a higher education institution, the local board of education, and at least two community-based partners. GEAR UP TN, through the Collaboratives, provides students with direct services, including mentoring, tutoring, college visits, financial aid counseling, and academic interventions.

    This is a professional student support position responsible for managing daily GEAR UP TN program operations and activities for students and parents. The position requires programmatic, data management, and counseling responsibilities.

    Key Responsibilities Deliver GEAR UP TN services in assigned school(s) with the intent to increase students’ academic readiness for higher education and dramatically increase the number of students who access and succeed in postsecondary education.  In collaboration with district administration, school administration, and community partners, develop and implement an annual GEAR UP TN work plan and budget that support students in meeting college and career ready benchmarks.  Implement and coordinate individualized college access and success services by interacting on a daily basis with middle and high school students and parents/families. Services will include, but are not limited to: academic planning and preparation, career exploration, tutoring, mentoring, college visits, financial aid planning, summer enrichment activities, summer melt initiatives, leadership training, annual orientation events, FAFSA submission, and college application completion.

    -Work with school administration to expand a school and community-wide culture of college access and success;
    implement faculty professional development focused on college readiness, access, and success.
    -Encourage every student to consider a broad range of appropriate postsecondary choices with an emphasis
    placed on exploring and identifying students’ best-fit options.
    Assist in the implementation of statewide college access and success initiatives including, but not limited to, Path
    to College Events,, TN FAFSA Frenzy, etc.
    -Leverage data to ensure GEAR UP TN services are tailored to meet school needs and that services are delivered to
    the intended student, parent/family member, and educator participants.
    - Collaborate with other GEAR UP TN site coordinators to share best practices and promote efficient use of
    resources in meeting GEAR UP TN goals and objectives.
    -Ensure compliance with all grant requirements as determined by THEC and the U.S. Department of Education.
    - Submit required grant-related reports focused on program implementation and student outcomes including, but
    not limited to: monthly activity plans, completed activity reports, and annual performance reports.
    -Assist in data collection and evaluation aimed at grant compliance and long-term sustainability of the program
    - Maintain program data and documentation including GEAR UP TN student academic records and student, family,
    and educator service participation in an online database, as required by federal program requirements.
    -Monitor success of the initiative, including levels of participation, quality of activities and impact in terms of
    student achievement, attendance, educational expectations, and behaviors.
    -Participate in GEAR UP TN meetings and professional development opportunities sponsored by THEC and the
    National Council for Community and Education Partnerships.
    -Work in collaboration with school and district staff to ensure timely and accurate submission of expenditures for
    -Leverage community resources, solicit in-kind contributions of goods and services, and maintain proper records
    for all expenditures and grant match requirements.
    -Establish productive working relationships with principals, counselors, teachers, and community partners in
    assigned middle and high schools.
    -Assess, in consultation with the GEAR UP TN staff and direct service school personnel, the particular needs of
    assigned school, and adapt programs and activities to meet these needs.
    -Actively seek the advice and counsel of the school administrators, faculty, and community members at assigned


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