Aug 15, 2019

Secondary Math Curriculum Manager (Immediate Opening)

$58,000 - $75,000 yearly
  • IDEA Public Schools
  • Remote (Weslaco, TX, USA)
Full-time Education

Job Description

At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all of our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years – that’s 8 times the national rate for students in our communities!   

IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA’s co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve nearly 45,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. By 2022, IDEA will serve 100,000 students. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you—with continued growth in our current regions and new launches in Tarrant County (Fort Worth/Arlington), New Orleans, Houston (2020), Permian Basin (2021), and Tampa Bay (2021)!  

When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.   


To learn more about IDEA, check out thisvideo.  


Role Mission: The mission of the Math Curriculum Manager is to define the mathematics program and curriculum approach for high school mathematics courses at IDEA Public Schools (Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB, AP Statistics) with the goal of achieving 90/60/30 state assessment results and 30% AP Scholar student achievement results. Working in a high performing, rapidly expanding and geographically dispersed charter network, the Math Curriculum Manager will create a comprehensive, user friendly, engaging and aligned curriculum and teacher support system to drive teacher effectiveness and student results. 




 1.Design, develop and deliver reliable and aligned formative assessments by posted bundle drop deadlines.

  • Create, edit and refine unit, semester and mock assessments so that they are completed with quality and administered with less than 2 errors.  
  • Create, edit and publish final exams for non-tested math courses so they are completed with quality and administered with zero errors.  
  • Design, create and deliver high quality and aligned unit assessments that are posted and visible ahead of the bundle drop deadlines 
  • Deliver assessment documents and support materials so they are reviewed with Assessment Team before posted deadlines 

2.Create a suite of math curriculum products, including a year-long plan, unit plans and instructional resources for grade span and content so that student achievement reaches 90/60/30 on the STAAR exam or meets AP passing goals.

  • Design and post curriculum materials so that 95% of materials are posted according to curriculum “drop” dates (typically 5 weeks ahead of first instruction) 
  • Ninety percent of teachers will report on EOY Curriculum Survey that they would recommend the IDEA Curriculum to a colleague 
  • Manage team of contracted curriculum specialists to design high quality curriculum materials and individual lesson plans for IDEA’s math redesign pilot 
  • Evaluate the impact of IDEA’s math redesign pilot through observation, teacher feedback data and student achievement data 


3.Manage, support and coach course leaders to design and deliver course webinars to improve instructional practices so that 90 of participants rate trainings a 4 out of 5 on the “I recommend this training to a colleague” survey question.  

  • Recruit, develop and retain 85% of course leaders 
  • Implement and execute a bi-weekly coaching call to determine webinar content and continuously improve facilitation 


4.Design quality professional development sessions aimed at improving instructional practices and coach course leaders to deliver sessions so that participants rate it 8 or higher on exit surveys.

  • Recruit, develop and retain 85% of course leaders 
  • Implement and execute a bi-weekly coaching call to determine content and continuously improve facilitation   
  • Lead quarterly course collaboration preparation during course leader training session. 

5.Design and facilitate the delivery of New Teacher Institute Content Week Sessions to increase student achievement in novice teacher classrooms in 2019-20 and beyond.

  • Work with Human Assets to create a robust teacher onboarding program during New Teacher Institute to increase new teacher effectiveness in executing the district curriculum so that student achievement on IA1 in classrooms with new teachers trends 5% higher than in previous years 
  • Ninety percent of new teacher participants report that they would recommend the training to a colleague 


6.Work on a distributed team where much of the work is completed remotely.

  • Attend and actively participate in weekly team meetings and workshops  
  • Provide feedback to colleagues and work collaboratively across contents and subject areas  
  • Travel at least once a month for site visits and collaborative team workshops 

7We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics:

  • Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college   
  • Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them  
  • Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly 
  • Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes  
  • Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change  
  • Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization  
  • Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes  
  • We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students.  


Education: Bachelor’s degree required; Masters or advanced degree preferred  


  • A minimum of three years teaching experience in the relevant content area, experience in one or more AP math courses is strongly preferred  
  • A strong record of student achievement results as a teacher and if applicable, administrator  
  • Experience designing assessments and curriculum products in the relevant content area, system-wide experience preferred  
  • Experience designing and facilitating teacher and/or leader content professional development  
  • Experience managing a large projects and meeting set timeframe for deliverables 



Knowledge and Skills: 

  • Knowledge of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for the relevant content area and ability to design curriculum aligned to the standards  
  • Knowledge of the STAAR exam and/or End of Course exam for the relevant content area 
  • Knowledge of the AP exam(s) for the relevant content area and relevant AP expectations 


  • Mission Focus – Focuses on IDEA’s core purpose of getting all students into college, with a particular focus on designing an academic program that achieves that goal  
  • Record of Results – Holds high expectations for self and others to achieve and surpass intended goals 
  • Problem Solving – Able to synthesize, analyze, and prioritize data and opportunities to develop strategies for achieving quantifiable goals, with a particular focus on student achievement data 
  • Communication – Effectively conveys information using a variety of channels and techniques 
  • Continuous Improvement – Proactively identifies opportunities to improve and consistently reflects on past actions to guide future decisions 



  • Salaries for this role typically fall between $58,884 and $75,077, commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment.  

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