Academic Content Specialist – Science

Professional Development New York, New York


Position at Catapult Learning


Academic Content Specialist – Science


POSITION TITLE: Academic Curriculum Coordinator

Department: Professional Development

SUMMARY: The job of Academic Curriculum Coordinator was established for the purpose/s of planning, implementing, training, directing and maintaining the region's academic curriculum development and implementation; serving as a resource, and working to ensure that assigned functions meet established objectives and requirements.


        Teacher certification as secondary or elementary

        Minimum five years of successful teaching experience.

        Job related experience within a specialized field is required.

        Advanced graduate work in education in areas of curriculum development, supervision, instructional practices and research

        Practical experience in instructional management, curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation.

        Successful supervisory experience.


        Assesses the use of assigned region curriculum programs and materials for the purpose of evaluating program effectiveness.

        Assists region and building administrators in understanding and utilizing student assessment data for the purpose of enhancing student academic achievement and meeting state, federal and region objectives.

        Collaborates with other region personnel (e.g. region administrators, building principals, teachers, etc.) for the purpose of selecting and maintaining effective curriculum materials and methodologies.

        Coordinates the development and implementation of the academic curriculum for the purpose of enhancing student achievement, meeting region objectives and maintaining compliance with all relevant codes and regulations.

        Maintains a variety of student assessment related records and files for the purpose of ensuring that assessment data (current and historical) is available as needed and ensuring documentation of assessment processes are in compliance with region, state and federal requirements.

        Participates in meetings, committees, in-services and seminars for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform functions.

        Prepares a wide variety of written materials (e.g. analyses, reports, memos, letters, policies, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, providing written reference and/or conveying information.

        Researches curriculum and student assessment materials, and methodologies for the purpose of providing additional information and/or recommendations, to address a variety of curriculum and student assessment needs and requirements.

        Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.


Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to occasionally upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: applying assessment instruments; operating standard office equipment; using pertinent software applications; and preparing and maintaining accurate records.

KNOWLEDGE is required to perform advanced math; review and interpret highly technical information, write technical materials, and/or speak persuasively to implement desired actions; and analyze situations to define issues and draw conclusions. Specific knowledge-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: concepts of effective curriculum design and implementation; student testing methodologies; statistical analysis; pertinent codes, policies, regulations and/or laws; concepts of grammar and punctuation; and business telephone etiquette.

ABILITY is required to schedule a number of activities, meetings, and/or events; often gather, collate, and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances; analyze data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with data of varied types and/or purposes; and utilize job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data frequently requires independent interpretation of guidelines; and problem solving with equipment is limited to moderate. Specific ability-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: communicating with diverse groups; maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; working as part of a team; and working with detailed information/data.


        Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community.

        Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.