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Date: Feb 11, 2018

Location: Houston, TX, US

Company: Houston Independent School District

Manager, Teacher Development - LiteracyJobID: 48293
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  • Manager, Teacher Development - TR0275
POSITION TITLE: Manager, Teacher Development


Job Code: TR0275



Job Family – Human Resources

JOB SUMMARY: The Manager, Teacher Development leads a team of content area Teacher Development Specialists to support the implementation of the district curriculum and district initiatives.


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  1. Manages a cluster of Teacher Development Specialists (TDS). This includes working with TDS individually and as a group to provide job-embedded support and district staff development.
  2. Collaborates with curriculum leaders to ensure coherence and alignment of support.
  3. Ensures appropriate resource allocation – i.e., that TDSs are focused at the “right level” on the “right teachers” and are working on the “right issues.”
  4. Ensures that work of team members is executed well and leads to intended performance improvement – i.e., holding TDSs accountable for the quality of their work and for their outcomes.
  5. Facilitates collaboration across Teacher Development Specialists to review performance data and to identify and strategize about how to close key gaps.
  6. Collaborates with Curriculum and PD Operations on the development of appropriate PD opportunities to meet highest needs among teachers.
  7. Works with Teacher Development team leadership and members of other teams (i.e. Curriculum) to provide opportunities for Teacher Development Specialists to continuously improve their instructional and content expertise.
  8. Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: Bachelor's Degree

WORK EXPERIENCE: 5 to 7 years Successful teaching experience with a track record of success in increasing student achievement. Strong management and influence skills. Strategic focus, able to think holistically to problem solve and to allocate resources accordingly.

TYPE OF SKILL AND/OR REQUIRED LICENSING/CERTIFICATION: Microsoft Office Office equipment (e.g., computer, copier)

LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages. Accomplishes the majority of work objectives through the management of direct reports. Provides day-to-day direction to staff; may become directly involved, as required, to meet schedules and resolve problems. Responsible for assigning work, meeting completion dates, interpreting and ensuring application of policies and procedures. Receives assignments in the form of objectives, with goals and the process by which to meet goals. Provides input to hiring, performance and budget.

WORK COMPLEXITY/INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT: Work is substantially complex, varied and regularly requires the selection and application of technical and detailed guidelines. Independent judgment is required to identify, select, and apply the most appropriate methods as well as interpret precedent. Position regularly makes recommendations to management on areas of significance to the department. Supervision received typically consists of providing direction on the more complex projects and new job duties and priorities.

BUDGET AUTHORITY: Specifies requirements for a plan and/or budget.

PROBLEM SOLVING: Decisions are made on both routine and non-routine matters with some latitude, but are still subject to approval. Job is occasionally expected to recommend new solutions to problems and improve existing methods or generate new ideas.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: Decisions have moderate impact to the facility/department or division, causing increased satisfaction or dissatisfaction; producing efficiencies or delays; promoting or inhibiting personal intellectual or professional development; and/or contributing to financial gain or expense. Errors may be serious, usually not subject to direct verification or check, causing losses such as improper cost calculations, overpayment or improper utilization of labor, materials or equipment. Effect usually confined to the organization itself and is short term.

COMMUNICATION/INTERACTIONS: Negotiate and influence - interprets department strategies and services, resolves conflicts, influences outcomes on matters of significance for the division, conducts final negotiations and coordinates approvals/decision making below the executive level. Interactions are typically with customers and Top Management.

CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS: Regularly assesses and diffuses complex, and escalated customer issues. Takes personal responsibility and accountability for solving systemic customer service problems. Regularly explores alternative and creative solutions to meeting the needs of the customer within HISD's policies and guidelines.

WORKING/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Work is normally performed in a typical interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any hazardous or unpleasant elements. Ability to carry and/or lift less than 15 pounds.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Curriculum, Teacher, Manager, Education, Management

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