Director, Instructional Support K-12

New Haven Unified School District


Under direction of the Chief Academic Officer, support instruction in schools and to effectively supervise principals and instructional initiatives facilitating the alignment to the District’s vision.


  • Supervise, coach and develop school leadership;
  • Assess and evaluate the delivery of high quality instructional practices;
  • Collaborate with principal and Instructional Leadership Teams to identify best practices
  • aligned with the District vision;
  • Develop and implement instructional strategies to improve student achievement;
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of instructional initiatives and practices;
  • Collaborate with site leadership to develop standards based curriculum;
  • Responsible for professional development programs for elementary administrators and
  • teachers;
  • Collaborate with site leadership to develop and monitor the effectiveness of Instructional Leadership Teams;
  • Assist with the coordination of K-12 leadership for the district’s literacy coaches;
  • Coordinate the use of data in instructional decision making;
  • Responsible for monitoring instructional materials and validating instructional materials compliance;
  • Collaborate with principals to develop bell schedules and adhere to State instructional minutes requirements for schools;
  • Maintain current knowledge of laws and Board policies related to K-12 Education;
  • Prepare reports and briefings for the Board of Education;
  • Attend and conduct a variety of meetings as assigned; chair or participate in various District committees regarding instructional programs or activities;
  • Direct and monitor the development and implementation of Single Plans for Student Achievement;
  • Marshal resources and services to focus on academic achievement for ALL students;
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Must possess and maintain a valid Administrative Services credential;
  • Must have twelve (12) years of successful teaching or administrative experience, seven (7) of which must have been in administrative service requiring an Administrative Services Credential;
  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form; and
  • Ability to develop and maintain cooperative relationships within the community with lay and professional individuals and groups, and with parents.


  • Plan, organize, control and direct instructional initiatives and activities.
  • Supervise the performance of assigned personnel.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures related to the instructional program.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Operate a computer and assigned office equipment.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Meet schedules and timelines.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Prepare comprehensive narrative and statistical reports.
  • Direct the maintenance of a variety of reports and files related to assigned instructional activities.
  • Maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance.
  • Hear and speak to exchange information and make presentations.
  • Move hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
  • See to read a variety of materials.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Oversee operations of instructional staff and services in NHUSD.


  • Any combination equivalent to: Master’s degree (Bachelor’s degree may be accepted) in Educational Leadership and five years of teaching experience.
  • A Master’s Degree/Doctorate Degree from an accredited institution of higher learning, preferably in curriculum or administration, or a closely related field;
  • Knowledgeable of best instructional practices in education and professional learning communities
  • Knowledge of strategic planning and current research in education;
  • Ability to work effectively with certificated and classified personnel


  • Valid California Class C driver’s license


  • Office environment.
  • Driving a vehicle to conduct work.


  • Management salary range 53
  •  225 day work year

How to Apply


The application process is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Browse New Haven US job listings and submit an online application on Ed-Join.
  2. When the hiring principal is ready to interview, applicants will be considered and may be selected to interview.
  3. If selected to interview, you will be contacted by the school to set an appointment.
  4. Once you have interviewed, if you are selected for the position, you will be contacted by the personnel department. If you are not selected for the position, you will be notified by the school.