Program Specialist – Categorical Programs
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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- Office and classroom environment
- Driving a vehicle to conduct work