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Director of Academic Programs
Helios School

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Director of Academic Programs

Helios School
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Job Summary

Job Type
Job Last Posted
Job posted 15 days ago
Job Role
Academic Advisor

Job Description

Director of Academic Programs

Helios School, a kindergarten through 8th grade independent school serving gifted students, is seeking a Director of Academic Programs to start immediately. The right-fit professional has previous experience working with gifted students in an educational setting, and has three or more years of experience serving as a teacher coach, providing support in lesson planning, curriculum implementation, and professional development in classroom management. The ideal candidate also has at least a working knowledge of Expeditionary Learning. Please review the more detailed position responsibilities below.

Curriculum Support
- Support development of the Science curriculum
- Observe teachers to evaluate efficacy of curriculum and to inform changes to the curriculum
- Oversee coordination of Theme curriculum, Electives/Intersession, Passion Projects, and Literature Circles

Instructional Support
- Manage the onboarding for new instructional staff and facilitate their transition
- Support the instructional development of teaching staff in:
- Understanding Helios’ philosophical and cultural approach toward teaching
- Responsively adapting curricula to student needs
- Growing class management skills
- Planning and pacing in order to build effective lessons
Developing differentiated lessons in order to meet the needs of their students
Using varied assessments and standards-based grading as data to inform teaching
- Review and recommend resources, materials, tools, teaching techniques, technology, etc. to support classroom instruction and planning
- Informally observe teachers and provide feedback that facilitates teacher reflection, professional growth, and students’ success

Administrative Support
- Work with administrators and other program team members to design and provide targeted professional development that furthers staff members’ knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors
- Provide ongoing feedback to administration and contribute to the development of systems and structures to improve teaching and learning
- Provide insights to the formal teacher evaluation process

Personal Skills
- Stay current on best practices for the teaching of gifted students
- Build strong relationships with teachers, administrators, and external resources that might support instruction at Helios
- Seek opportunities for training to develop own coaching and mentoring skills

Business Overview

Our Story

Our Mission:

To provide engaging and imaginative education that meets the unique intellectual, social and emotional needs of gifted students and families.

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