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Omaha Public Schools
School / Org:
||Omaha Public Schools
No. of Positions:
||5 February 2018
||9 February 2018
Omaha Public Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):
Location: Teacher Administration Center
Reports To: Director of Elementary Education
Work Schedule/FLSA Status: 261 Day, 12-month / Exempt
Salary Schedule: As outlined in applicable negotiated agreement. Commensurate with degree and experience.
Position Purpose: The Elementary Supervisor has responsibility for consultation, coordination, and improvement of elementary education instruction, curriculum and assessment relative to the goals of the school district and the Department of Curriculum and Assessment. This individual works to provide educational opportunities which will enable all students to achieve their highest potential through work with principals, instructional leadership, instructional staff, students, parents, and the community. This individual also has responsibility for the district wide development, coordination and articulation of the elementary program, the Districtís Action Plan and the Strategic Plan.
Essential Performance Responsibilities
- Coordinates with other elementary school professional staff members, especially within grade level and specific subjects, to evaluate and assess curriculum; model, support and coach instruction.
- Provide expertise in the use of assessments and feedback.
- Supervises K-6 elementary curriculum, instruction and programming.
- Writes and develops K-6 elementary curriculum as needed.
- Demonstrates knowledge of best research based instructional practices.
- Implements and ensures best practices in K-6 elementary are implemented in all K-6 elementary classrooms
- Conducts District-wide staff observations and coaching visits.
- Creates and delivers professional development throughout the year, including Curriculum Day, for K-6 elementary teachers.
- Provides additional support to all new teachers in K-6 elementary education.
- Administers OPS staff appraisal process per request of the building principals.
- Models best practices in providing professional development to K-6 elementary education teachers.
- Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
- Works with an understanding of a diverse student population.
- Shows evidence of the willingness and the ability to comply with the standards for ethical and professional performance established by district policy as well as the State Board of Education.
- Demonstrates a commitment to the mission & vision of the OPS district
Additional Duties: Performs other related tasks as assigned by central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
Equipment: This position may require the ability to use basic office equipment such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machine. Must always comply with OPSís guidelines for equipment use.
Travel: Limited travel will be required.
Physical and Mental Demands, Work Hazards:
- Must be able to respond rapidly in emergency situations
- Must have organization, time management, communication, and interpersonal skills
- Work in school building environments
- Contact with personnel within the district and with customers and vendors.
- Will be working under the direct supervision of the department supervisor in order to complete day to day tasks.
- Will be working with a diverse population requiring the ability to handle all situations with tact and diplomacy.
- Must understand and respond appropriately to customer needs and maintain a positive attitude with all customers and colleagues.
- Expected to interact with all internal and external customers in a friendly, professional manner and provide quick, responsive customer service.
Employee Punctuality and Appearance:
- In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all scheduled hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave.
- Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employeeís supervisor or building administrator.
- All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of Omaha Public Schools and is appropriate for their position.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Masterís Degree with appropriate course work in Elementary Education, Administration, Supervision, Personnel, Educational Psychology or related field required.
- A valid Nebraska Teaching Certificate with endorsement in the area of administration and supervision.
- A minimum of five years successful teaching experience in elementary instruction.
- Knowledge of the process and curriculum content related to elementary instruction (literacy and numeracy).
- Knowledge of best instructional practices.
- Understanding of and ability to support the implementation of the Districtís Action Plan.
- Exemplary organizational skills.
- Exemplary oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to plan and deliver high quality professional development.
- Ability to provide instructional coaching.
- Ability to demonstrate skills pertinent to positive relationships and the ability to work effectively with instructional staff, students, parents, administrators and the community.
- Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy.
- Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
- Displays a significant degree of professionalism and confidentiality.
- Knowledge of OPSís mission, purpose, goals and the role of every employee in achieving each of them.
Terms of Employment:
This position is treated as a full-time exempt certified position. The terms of your employment will be governed by applicable state laws regulating employment or teaching in a Nebraska public school and Board of Education policies, as those laws and policies may change from time to time, and the Teacher Contract. If your position is represented by a collective bargaining representative, then your employment will also be governed by a negotiated agreement between OPS and that collective bargaining representative.
Terms of employment are contingent upon:
- Verification of a valid Nebraska Teaching License or other required license.
- A background check which demonstrates background is acceptable for the position sought and working with or around students.
- Verification of U.S. Citizenship or legal authorization to work in the United States.
- Successful completion of a tuberculosis skin test (if required by federal law for your position).
- Execution and delivery to OPS of a Teacher Contract presented by OPS.
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