Under the direction of the Director of English Learner and World Language Programs, the Assistant Director of English Learner and World Language Programs provides leadership and direction for the districts multilingual program and supports the Multilingual Learner and World Language Department with departmental program planning and progress monitoring of English Learner and World Language Programs. The Assistant Director will also work to ensure compliance with DESE ELE mandates as well as support the development and strengthening of district-wide curriculum and instructional practices. CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Masters Degree in a relevant background preferred. Current and valid MA DESE license as a Supervisor/Director Non-Core and ESL or World Language teacher.
SKILLS AND ABILITY: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Commitment to equity in educational opportunities for all current and former English learner and world language students in alignment to the RPS Strategic Plan and Equity Audit Ability to design, monitor, and support district-wide instructional programs that lead to improvement efforts for active and reclassified English learners.Demonstrated knowledge of state/federal regulations and compliance requirements governing English Learner education programs.
Strong knowledge of best practices in ESL curriculum and instruction, effective SEI practices, ELE program evaluation, leadership development, and data analysis.Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with parents/guardians, the community, institutions of higher education, business leaders, and administrative staff.Spanish, Portuguese, and/or Arabic proficiency is strongly preferred. TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: At least five years of experience as an ESL or classroom teacher; some experience in leadership is strongly preferred. Demonstrated knowledge and application of effective language acquisition theories and principles, practices and trends. Demonstrated knowledge of general education and English as a Second Language curriculum, best practices in instruction and assessment for English learners, school operations and management, and leadership development.ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed.
The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Collaborate with the Director to provide vision, direction, management, and oversight for all aspects of programs for English Learners and World Language students, including goals; budgets; curriculum; student assessment; program evaluation; data collection and analysis; compliance; and input into the selection, allocation, development, and supervision of personnel.Lead and organize ESL and WL curriculum development and revisionsSupport language development and literacy/math coaches in their work with schoolsAssist with the creation and implementation of appropriate professional development for ESL, WL, and SEI teachers and provide support particularly in matters related to curriculum and instructional resourcesAssist in the development, administration, management, and analysis of district-wide interim and ACCESS and MCAS state assessments.Assist with new ESL staff mentoring and new teacher orientation Assist in developing summer academic programs, preK-11, for ELs Collaborate on Title III allocation and entitlement grants for the district.Support the intake and registration process of new families via the Language Assessment OfficeSupport the district ELPAC and other family engagement initiativesAssist with the SEAL of Biliteracy program implementation for the district.RECRUITMENT/HIRE and SUPERVISION: Assist in the recruitment, interviewing and recommendation of personnel for ESL and World Language positions. Assist in the supervision, observation, and evaluation of personnel assigned to the Multilingual Learners and World Language Department. Conduct staff evaluations in accordance with existing policy.
OTHER: Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Director of English Learner and World Language Programs as well as the Superintendent of Schools. REPORTS TO: Director of English Learner and World Language Programs SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Language Development Coaches, ESL, & World Language Teachers and Assistants as assigned. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: 202.5 days/year