From the iNACOL jobs forum: https://www.inacol.org/forums/topic/academic-department-chair-science/
The Academic Department Chair (ADC) is responsible for overseeing the educational programs including curriculum, professional development, assessment, evaluation, and quality assurance in his/her department. The Academic Department Chair reports to the Director of Education for Laurel Springs School. The ADC may spend up to 25% of the calendar year traveling to attend conferences and to work collaboratively with managers, specialists, coordinators, and teachers in the field.
About this Job
• Supporting the strategic plan for Laurel Springs School education and curriculum.
• Ensuring the LSS curriculum guidelines reflect both national standards and current educational research.
• Implementing a technology focus in Science that benefits students and leverages the opportunity we have to provide interesting content exploration and skills development for students in an online learning environment.
• Expert knowledge in STEM curricula.
• Recommending and consulting on the selection of curriculum.
• Working closely with the Curriculum Manager as the Science subject matter expert and developing curriculum materials.
• Revising and augmenting curriculum, as needed.
• Working closely with the Dean of Teacher Services on developing and delivering professional development and training for teachers in his/her department.
• Supporting partnerships with other schools, both blended and fully online implementations.
• Interpreting and reporting student results on standardized assessments for the department and in conversations with parents.
• Assuring outcomes that exceed national averages and grade level standards.
• Participating in any accreditation process for Laurel Springs School.
• Interviewing new teachers for the department with the Dean of Teacher Services and helping to orient new teachers through the induction program.
• Supporting the presentations created for the Board of Directors and others interested in LSS educational programs when requested.
• Representing LSS at educational conferences and associations.
• Must have an advanced degree in education with strong background in curriculum and instruction, online learning, asynchronous learning, and blended learning.
• Must be knowledgeable about educational research and educational product/program implementation and development.
• Must have excellent communication and presentation skills.
• Must have strong leadership skills and a keen understanding of the requirements of a for-profit business.
• Must have had experience teaching in K-12 schools, public and/or private, and in working with stakeholders of those schools.
• Must have virtual management experience.
• Must have a successful track record of collaborative educational leadership.
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