Job Description


The Director of Curriculum and Instruction leads the critical work involved in developing and implementing a
district-wide vision for an aligned written, taught and tested curriculum, resulting in improved student learning.  This includes, but is not limited to:  ensuring the processes outlined in the Curriculum Management Plan are followed; designing and developing a PreK-8 written curriculum aligned to the taught and tested curriculum; designing, developing, and facilitating professional development to ensure effective delivery of the written curriculum; and serving as a resource to all Phoenix One community members.


  • Maintains high expectations for student learning that is tightly aligned with the district’s vision and goals.
  • Lead the design and development of the PreK-8 written curriculum guides for all content areas aligned to the expectations of Phoenix One as specified by the Strategic Plan, curriculum audit recommendations, and Curriculum Management Plan.
  • Lead the design, development, and revision of PreK-8 written curriculum aligned to AZ College and Career Ready Standards, as well as AZ state assessments and district assessments.
  • Possess deep knowledge of AZ College and Career Ready Standards, use of data to inform instruction, as well as effective instructional strategies for all subgroups of learners.
  • Provide professional development aligned to effective delivery of the written curriculum and district instructional model.
  • Facilitates the process of selecting instructional materials aligned to the PreK-8 written curriculum.
  • Monitors delivery of the written curriculum to ensure alignment between the written, taught, and tested curriculum.
  • Analyzes student achievement data and suggests appropriate and effective instructional strategies, as well as intervention strategies to ensure student success.
  • Assumes responsibility for attending any needed trainings to successfully perform designated responsibilities
  • Ensures team members’ facilitation of district events and district initiatives such as High School Night, Youth Advisory Council, spelling bee’s and science fairs is successful.
  • Researches, evaluates and implements innovative programming, including, but not limited to supporting the design and development of curriculum specific to Signature Schools.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Curriculum Alignment Specialists (ELA, Math, Social Studies, and Science)
  • Language Acquisition Specialist
  • Technology Integration Specialist


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

  • Master’s Degree in job related area
  • Teaching experience (3 – 5 years)
  • School/District leadership experience
  • Arizona administrative certification preferred
  • Teaching certificate


  • Ability to write reports, business correspondences
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from administrators, staff and community members
  • Ability to communicate accurately and effectively verbally and in writing.


  • 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 student assessment information


  • Ability to establish positive professional relationships with principals, teachers, support staff, parents and community members
  • Skill in implementing long and short term strategic plans, goals and objectives
  • Knowledge of systems thinking
  • Skill in building high performing teams
  • Knowledge of Arizona College and Career Standards, state assessments, data driven instruction, and effective instructional strategies for different student subgroups
  • Experience with software applications, including management software tools and data analysis
  • Knowledge of monitoring and planning for use of varied funding sources, ensuring compliance with specifications and requirements
  • Knowledge of language acquisition and technology integration


  • 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 from.
  • 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 Supervisor, at (602) 257-6072 at least 3 days in advance.


Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information
Name Human Resources Department
Phone 602-257-3755

Applications will be accepted
Friday, April 12, 2019 12:00 AM  -
Monday, April 29, 2019 5:00 PM
(Mountain Standard Time)

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