Jul 31, 2020

Program Coordinator-English Language Arts

  • TrulyHired
  • Joliet, IL, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description

POSITION: Program Coordinator-English Language Arts

POSITION GUIDE: Certified Personnel

12 Month



REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

RELATES TO: Central Staff Administration

Director of Teaching and Learning

Director of Student Services

Program Coordinators


Assistant Principals

Classroom Teachers


JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction and supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction and the Director of Teaching and Learning the Program Coordinator-English Language Arts plans, directs, and coordinates the development and implementation of the English Language Arts curriculum for grades PK-8 providing customized services and resources to support literacy.

The information contained in this job description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties performed by the individual holding this position may be assigned.

A. or M.S. in Education;Professional Educator License (P.E.L.) S.C.G.E. and Administrative Endorsement Required;Reading Specialist certification or 18 semester hours in reading preferred;English Language Arts endorsement or 18 semester hours required;Five or more years of successful teaching experience at the elementary level preferred;Demonstrated facilitation experience in providing adult professional development preferred;Comprehensive knowledge about the content and methodology of balanced literacy instruction required;Demonstrated experience with RtI and tiered instruction required;Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills required;Demonstrated knowledge of data analysis and its use to improve teaching and learning;Comprehensive knowledge of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts required; andExperience in the development and implementation of English Language Arts curriculum and programs.
Development and implementation of the English Language Arts curriculum for grades PK-8.Plan and evaluate curriculum, instructional support, and staff development provided for administrators, teachers, and paraprofessionals.Plan professional development for English Language Arts, focused on and aligned to state and national standards.Assist principals and teachers with effective implementation of the English Language Arts curriculum.Support implementation of recommended tiered interventions through professional development and classroom monitoring.Coordinates and analyzes the instructional program and curriculum to improve identified areas for the enhancement of student performance.Provides assistance to schools to improve student achievement in curriculum standards, test analysis and assessment.Assist with and implement any additional professional development as requested by building principals based on the needs of their staff and students.Plan and meet with Instructional Coaches monthly to analyze student achievement, programs and implementation, effectiveness of instructional programs and initiatives, assessments, and support strategies.Plan and ensure the successful implementation of the following district events as assigned.Assist with special programs as needed.Maintain commitment to ongoing professional development.Other duties as assigned by the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction or Designee.

Strong communication, public relation, and interpersonal skills.Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written form using a variety of communication techniques and tools to ensure the appropriate flow of information, collaborative efforts, and feedback.Ability to compose correspondence, reports, and/or other required written materials.Ability to read, analyze, and interpret information.Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions, inquiries, and/or complaints.Displays courtesy, tact, and respect when dealing with others.
Ability to perform basic math using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals consistent with the duties of this position.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions and information furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.Ability to identify and define problem(s), collect and analyze data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Maintains appropriate confidentiality.Promotes a harassment-free environment.Establishes and maintains effective working relationships; demonstrates a commitment to teamwork.Ability to learn and utilize office equipment, computers, and software especially as systems are updated.Ability to react well under pressure, handle and balance multiple demands at one time, work with frequent interruptions, and perform duties and tasks at expected levels of professionalism.Extensive knowledge of and ability to perform duties in compliance with all district, Board, state and federal laws, methods, requirements, policies, procedures, and activities pertinent to the duties of this position.Ability to work independently with minimum supervision.Ability to prepare and maintain accurate files and records.Ability to meet strict deadlines.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, talk, and hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters when performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Employee experiences constant interruptions and inflexible deadlines. The noise level in this environment is quiet to moderate. Duties are performed primarily indoors and occasionally outdoors. In-district and out-of-town travel required as necessary for training and/or to carry out duties and responsibilities.

  • Position Type: Full-time
Job Categories: Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts
Contact Information
  • 420 N Raynor Ave
  • Joliet, Illinois 60435

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