Upper School Director of Curriculum & Instruction

Scheck Hillel Community School | N. Miami Beach, FL, United States

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Posted Date 2/27/2024

Scheck Hillel Community School is a nationally recognized college preparatory and Jewish community school located in North Miami Beach, Florida. Founded in 1971, and led by a dynamic multi-faceted leadership team, our well-rounded, rigorous, dual curriculum program serves over 1200 students in PKT through 12th grade.  Our 14-acre campus includes a 115,000 sq. ft. athletic complex with additional academic expansion plans.  

As a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, we attract and retain a diverse faculty and staff who demonstrate professional excellence with an unwavering commitment to delivering an education of unsurpassed quality. As a community school, we understand that our school is not just about education, it is about the whole child.

Scheck Hillel is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and collaborative school leader to serve as our Upper School Director of Curriculum & Instruction for the 2024/2025 school year. 

The Director of Curriculum & Instruction (DCI) holds primary responsibility for the ongoing development, implementation, evaluation of all aspects of the educational program related to the curriculum. As part of the administrative leadership team, the DCI plays a central role in the success of the upper school.  

Responsibilities include:

Pertaining to Curriculum:

  • Ensures that curricular design and implementation are of the highest college-ready rigor
  • Works with Department Chairs to develop high quality scope & sequences for college-ready curricula that meet and exceed National Core & Florida standards of education
  • Refers to & analyzes various testing data along with Department Chairs to evaluate curricula

Pertaining to Team Focus:

  • Meets regularly with Department Chairs to prioritize and maximize clarity in implementation of specific curriculum
  • Collaborates with Department Chairs to 
    • help them create high performing teams of educators
    • create a system that ensures unit plans are backwards-designed with enduring understandings, standards, authentic assessments, rubrics, reflections, and other items highlighted in the curriculum mapping program Atlas
    •  to organize and coordinate grade level and department meetings in order to effect horizontal and vertical integration and articulation of the instructional program throughout the Upper School
  • Collaborating with the Middle and High School Directors, implementing cycles of curriculum mapping to evaluate & improve curriculum
  • Creates opportunities for collaboration amongst and between departments

Pertaining to Instructional Focus, Support & Growth:

  • Holds and communicates high expectations to all upper school staff for planning and curriculum implementation 
  • Attends weekly department meetings, where possible, to increase teacher involvement, incorporating teacher feedback, data, and other measures to improve the educational program, when appropriate
  • Assists both the Middle and High School Division Directors  in the teacher evaluation process
  • Assists teachers in the personalized professional growth plan process for the purpose of continual professional growth 
  • Observes and coaches teachers regularly offering insights for the enhancement of effective instruction
  • Plays a significant leadership role in fostering professional growth and building staff morale
  • Partners with local agencies and other organizations for the purpose of improving all  curriculum and instruction strategies
  • Communicates with Division Directors & CAO regularly to assess and monitor student achievement
  • Trains and orients staff members on curriculum during the summer and on-going throughout the course of the academic year
  • Researches the latest trends and developments in all areas of education, interprets for staff and recommends, as necessary
  • Demonstrates current knowledge of, and the ability to apply broad-based curricular designs and instructional technology applications that support the diverse learning needs of students
  • Collaboratively plans effective staff development programs that improve teaching outcomes and student learning (e.g., methods, skills, commitment, etc.)
  • Collaborates with Middle and High School Division Directors in creating staff development and in-service activities for educational staff

Pertaining to  New Faculty

  • Facilitates staff selection and orientation processes  
  • Communicates high expectations and provides support to improve staff performance (e.g., observations, consultations, meetings, etc.)
  • Implements a structured onboarding process that walks teachers through scope, sequence, and desired outcomes while familiarizing them with instructional resources

Pertaining to Materials, Publications, and other items:

  • Monitors textbook and supplementary materials selection (in conjunction with Department Chairs) used in educational programs
  • Researches and recommends, with teacher (and student) input, services needed for sufficient management of the educational program
  • Establishes relationships with textbook distributors, explores open source resources, and online options in an effort to maximize efficiency with classroom resource expenditures

Pertaining to Policy Development and Implementation:

  • Assists in the development and enforcement of policies and administrative rules 
  • Implements administrative guidelines/procedures relating to curriculum and instruction
  • Provides input in organizing, administering, supervising, and evaluating the effective operation of the school  
  • Assists in the development and implementation of the school’s strategic plan
  • Implements strategies and time-frames to accomplish organizational objectives  
  • Communicates expectations, provides guidance, and shows an active interest in student progress
  • Helps staff resolve problems that impede student participation in appropriate learning activities

Pertaining to School Culture:

  • Establishes an optimum culture for learning within the school
  • Establishes strong working relationships with co-workers and functions as part of a cohesive team
  • Collaborates with building administrators to develop a curricular vision for the school
  • Strives to develop rapport and serve as a positive role model for others
  • Maintains a professional appearance
  • Upholds the student conduct code, maintaining high expectations for behavior and performance  
  • Maintains the confidentiality of privileged information
  • Builds internal/external partnerships that support the school’s instructional focus goals and enhance student learning
  • Advances the school’s professional image internally and externally
  • Pursues growth opportunities that enhance professional performance and advance school goals 
  • Uses problem-solving techniques to tactfully address and resolve questions/concerns
  • Encourages innovation  
  • Promotes
    • the school’s mission, philosophy, and vision by modeling, communicating, and reflecting back to it regularly 
    • staff enthusiasm and teamwork 
    • academic excellence in a nurturing environment 
  • Promotes a safe, efficient, and effective work/learning environment
  • Advances the change process in alignment with the school’s mission
  • Communicates effectively with all members of the school and community
  • Reacts to change productively and pushes back when needed
  • Supports the philosophy and mission of Scheck Hillel Community School
  • Performs other related duties as needed.


Qualified Candidates will have the following combination of experience, education, abilities, and skillsets:

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in education/related field
  • At least 2 years in an administrative role
  • Exemplary organizational planning and project management skills
  • Anticipates time constraints and manages tasks efficiently to meet deadlines
  • Averts problem situations and intervenes to resolve conflicts
  • Effectively uses active listening, observation, reading, verbal, nonverbal, and writing skills
  • Interprets information accurately and initiates effective responses
  • Values diversity. Skillfully manages individual, group, and organizational interactions
  • Understands curriculum, its development and relationship to the school’s goal and vision
  • Can lead a group of professionals in achieving goals
  • Leverages successful teaching experience for the purpose of effective systems to implement high quality curriculum and instruction
  • Maintains a high level of energy, passion, and productivity and models high standards for others
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft products & Google apps for education and other education related systems

We offer a comprehensive compensation package that includes competitive salary, benefits, professional development, opportunity for growth and more. For further consideration, email resumes or visit our website at www.ehillel.org for more information about Scheck Hillel. Scheck Hillel is an equal opportunity employer.

Full Time
Curricula | Director | Education - Other
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Education & Schools
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Kosher Food Option Available | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Relocation Available | Sick Days | Vision
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