May 02, 2021

Associate Director, Humanities

  • Rocketship Public Schools
  • San Jose, CA, USA
Full-time Curriculum

Job Description

At Rocketship Public Schools, we believe in the infinite possibility of human potential. We believe that every student deserves the right to dream, to discover, and to develop their unique potential. And it is our responsibility and our privilege to unleash the potential inside every Rocketeer we serve. Our non-profit network of public elementary charter schools propels student achievement, develops exceptional educators, and partners with parents who enable high-quality public schools to thrive in their community. We are a collective of parents, teachers, leaders, and students working together to transform the future for underserved communities across our country. At Rocketship Public Schools, we are unleashing potential.

Position Description

The Humanities Team is seeking an experienced individual for an Associate Director of Humanities position. An Associate Director of Humanities has several shared responsibilities, all in service of delivering high quality, rigorous, culturally relevant curriculum and instructional support to students, teachers and leaders within the organization.

The Associate Director of Humanities works with other Associate Directors and reports to the Director of Humanities.

Essential Functions:
    • Design and set direction for Humanities curriculum including units and lessons

    • Review and recommend textbooks and other educational materials
    • Use student data to supplement and revise curriculum

    • Design and roll out curricular materials

    • Assess and discuss curriculum standards
    • Design and deliver PD and coaching for school leaders and staff on curriculum
    • Directly design professional development, support and coach 3-5 schools, with a focus on achieving school-based goals
    • Analyze student data for the 3-5 schools
    • Develop procedures for teachers to implement curriculum
    • Train teachers and other instructional staff in new content and teaching strategies
    • Mentor and coach school leaders in content knowledge and pedagogy
    • Plan, organize and conduct professional development

    • Observe and evaluate curriculum

    • Observe work of teaching staff to evaluate internally created curriculum
    • Provide feedback based on individual observations and student performance data

    • Consult with external and internal partnerships

    • Work Experience

    • Minimum of three to five years of progressively responsible experience in the field of curriculum development, diversity training, project development/management, primary/secondary education, and/or school administration

    • Skills

    • Expertise in curriculum design and development
    • Excellent organizational and project management skills, including organization of work plans, timelines and reports
    • Excellent research, writing and editorial skills
    • Knowledge, understanding and experience in social studies curriculum
    • Knowledge and understanding of anti-bias education
    • Ability to simultaneously handle multiple assignments, work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines
    • Computer proficiency
    • Design and deliver professional development
    • Classroom teaching experience preferred

    • Education

    • BA (preferred in Education or a related field)

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to talk, hear, and communicate with both adults and children. The employee frequently is required to use hands or fingers, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally climb ladders. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus. The noise level in the work environment is moderate to high.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent health and welfare benefits, 403b retirement plan, flexible spending account (FSA), and generous paid time off.

Rocketship Public Schools provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Rocketship Public Schools complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

Rocketship Public Schools expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of Rocketship Public Schools' employees to perform their expected job duties is absolutely not tolerated. Click here for our Sexual Harassment Policy and here for our Title IX Policy . For questions, concerns, or complaints, please contact Equity/Discrimination Title IX Compliance Officer, Address: 350 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 109, Redwood City, CA 94065. Phone: 877-806-0920 ext. 115.

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