Job Description

Salary placement range: $65,439.00 TO $77,904.00. Grade 124/11 months


The Curriculum Alignment Specialist will lead the critical work involved in developing and implementing a
district-wide vision for instruction to improve student outcomes.  This includes, but is not limited to:  carrying out the processes outlined in the Curriculum Management Plan; developing aligned written curriculum with clearly defined learning outcomes; providing professional development and support for the implementation of the written curriculum and instructional model; and serving as a resource to school staff.


  • Maintains high expectations for student learning that is tightly aligned with the district’s vision and goals.
  • Design, develop and revise K-8 written curriculum guides for designated content areas aligned to the expectations of Phoenix #1 as specified by the Strategic Plan, Curriculum Audit, and Curriculum Management Plan
  • Develop and revise written curriculum aligned to AZ standards and assessments with clearly defined student learning outcomes.
  • Collaborates with teams of teachers to design, develop and revise written curriculum guides.
  • Possesses thorough knowledge of designated content standards, and use of data to inform instruction and instructional strategies for all learners, including the effective mastery learning model.
  • Provides professional development aligned to the effective delivery of the written curriculum and district instructional model.
  • Assists and supports staff in the implementation of the tightly-held curriculum guides and instructional model.
  • Assists in the selection of instructional materials aligned to the written curriculum.
  • Monitors implementation of the written curriculum and analyzes student achievement data to make recommendations to ensure students success.
  • Effectively utilizes district technologies appropriate to the position. Assumes responsibility for attending training needed to successfully perform designated responsibilities as directed by supervisor.
  • Facilitates district events and district initiatives such as, but not limited to High School Night, Youth Advisory Council, Spelling Bee’s and Science Fairs.
  • Other duties as assigned.




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Arizona Teaching Certificate
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as an effective K-8 classroom teacher in the designated content area of ELA
  • Experience writing curriculum
  • Knowledgeable and functional in technical writing, including consistent and correct use of tense, grammar, and spelling
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of designated content standards, use of data, and instructional strategies
  • Has leadership experience (coach, mentor, professional developer, etc.)
  • Ability to communicate well and to apply leadership skills
  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree, endorsement, specialization, and/or advanced degree in the designated content area(s) (preferred)


  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, etc.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from administrators, staff and the general public.


  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to make graphs and databases representative of logistical and assessment information specific to ELL learners.


  • Ability to establish positive professional relationships with Principals, teachers, support staff, parents and community members
  • Knowledge of the Phoenix #1 Curriculum Audit results
  • Knowledge of Arizona Academic Standards and supporting documents
  • Knowledge of the Learning Observation Instrument (LOI)
  • Knowledge of student assessment
  • Experience with software applications, including management software tools and data analysis


  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Able to maintain a clear focus relative to: curriculum, instruction, and assessment.
  • Exemplary abilities relative to establishing priorities and making well-thought-out decisions.


  • Ability to accurately perform assigned tasks.
  • Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and School Board Policies.
  • Ability to promote harmonious-working relationships with staff, universities, the Arizona Department of Education and outside business representatives.
  • Possesses excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal relationship skills.


Occasional exposure to undesirable conditions and minor safety risks.

Workplace accidents are relatively improbable outside of minor injuries, such as cuts, scrapes, or bruises, and infectious diseases. No exposure to chemical health hazards.

Exerts up to 10 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body.

Sedentary work, which involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally.



This position is treated as a full-time, exempt position under the Fair Labor Standards Act.


The statements in this job description describe the essential function and requirements as assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required.

Employees must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test and extensive fingerprint and background check.

Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity gender expression, age, or national origin is prohibited. Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons.

PESD1 is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process contact Lauren Pagnotta, HR Coordinator, at (602) 257-6072 at least 3 days in advance.


Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Lauren Pagnotta
Phone 602-257-3755

Applications will be accepted beginning
Wednesday, July 12, 2023 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

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