Program Specialist - Categorical Programs

New Haven Unified School District

Class Title:

Program Specialist – Categorical Programs
Job Description

Basic Function:

Under the direction of the Associate Superintendent of Education Services, provide leadership and support for the assessment and implementation of the District K-12 curriculum and instruction programs in Title I and other assigned categorical programs.

Essential Functions

  • Provide leadership and support for the assessment and implementation of the District K-12 curriculum programs at Title I school sites; monitor and assess program activities and work collaboratively with teachers.
  • Provide support to classroom teachers with the implementation of the California Standards.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of program goals and curriculum.
  • Assist classroom teachers in diagnosing curricular weaknesses through interim assessment and planning appropriate differentiated instruction; provide professional development and training concerning research and teaching techniques.
  • Assist in the assessment of student skills; assist staff with analyzing and interpreting related data.
  • Assist classroom teachers with identifying appropriate interventions for students.
  • Provide assistance to classroom teachers in supporting the needs of English learners.
  • Conduct demonstration lessons that model effective instructional strategies.
  • Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports related to assigned activities; process forms and applications as necessary.
  • Collaborate with site administrators, program personnel, students and parents to enhance district instructional programs.
  • Develop school site plans and goals utilizing student performance data.
  • Provide support in Categorical Program Monitoring (CPM) process.
  • Provide support in Interventions and Summer School Program.
  • Assist the District with parent education related to the reading or math program.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software.
  • Perform related duties as assigned

Demonstrated Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge Of:

  • California Content Standards
  • Curricular practices, research and methodologies.
  • Instructional strategies used in the enhancement of curricular programs.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
  • Standardized and performance based assessment practices.
  • School climate and culture.
  • Curriculum, goals and objectives.
  • Principles of training and providing work direction.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Public speaking techniques.
  • Record-keeping and report preparation techniques.
  • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.

Ability To:

  • Provide leadership and support for the assessment, implementation and evaluation of the District curricular programs at assigned school sites.
  • Provide effective coaching, staff development and technical feedback.
  • Provide coherent demonstration lessons.
  • Assist staff in enhancing instruction techniques.
  • Assess school climate and culture as they affect the learning environment.
  • Collaborate with administrators, teachers, students and parents.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
  • Plan and organize work.
  • Prepare and deliver oral presentations.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance.
  • See to read a variety of materials.
  • Hear and speak to exchange information.
  • Sit or stand for extended periods of time.

Education and Experience Required

  • Any combination equivalent to: bachelor’s degree, including courses needed to meet credential requirements and three years classroom teaching experience.

Licenses and Other Requirements

  • Valid California Teaching Credential
  • Valid California Class C driver’s license

Working Conditions


  • Office and classroom environment
  • Driving a vehicle to conduct work

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.