RCS District Office
P.O. Box 100
15 Mountain Road
Ravena, NY 12143
(518) 756-5200
Robert K. Libby,

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June 12, 2017

Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk Central School District Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Job Description


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Purpose: The Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction reports to the Superintendent and is responsible for managing and coordinating the curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development in the schools and programs across the District. This position provides the system oversight, consistency, and vision for a majority of the activities related to teaching and learning processes, and facilitates implementation of the district’s mission and goals. The Assistant Superintendent supervises Curriculum Content Specialists; develops systematic approaches to improving student achievement based on assessment and data; works with outside agencies to meet all students’ needs; and assists in implementing federal and state educational mandates. Acts as a key member of the Superintendent’s leadership team.


Responsible to: Superintendent of Schools


Salary: Competitive and contingent upon experience; minimum $110,000



  • Master’s degree from an accredited college/university

  • Teaching experience and knowledge of effective instructional practice

  • Experience as a building-level, district-level, and/or curricular leader

  • New York State District-Level Administrative Certification (SDA, SDL)

  • Knowledge of professional development standards, program implementation processes and curriculum design


Essential Functions:

  • Project friendliness, approachability, and consideration

  • Organize materials, information, and instructional content in a manner that is easily understood

  • Speak and write with both clarity and credibility

  • Listen and be cognizant and responsive to individual needs

  • Possess excellent oral and written communication and must demonstrate interpersonal, public relations, instruction, curriculum, facilitation, management, decision making, computer and organizational skills

Professional Knowledge and Skill:

  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge and ability to develop, monitor and evaluate curriculum

  • Ability to teach, collaborate, and work productively with staff members

  • Knowledge of school law, school finance/budgets

  • Operating knowledge of and experience with personal computer, computer software and basic office equipment

  • Operating knowledge of student information system

  • Strong decision-making, analytical and organizational skills

  • Advanced skill in dealing with students and staff with diverse needs at various levels

  • Knowledge of varied instructional strategies, how to support the needs of diverse learners, delivery methods, assessment, and staff development techniques for improvement of instruction

  • Ability to seek out, study, and learn new strategies, techniques, and skills as needed


Working Conditions:
Normal office/school environment, requiring appropriate and professional dress


Physical Demands:

  • Routine physical activity associated with normal office and teaching environment

  • Occasionally requires physical exertion to manually move, lift, carry, pull, or push objects or materials

  • Occasional stooping, bending, and reaching

  • Requires some travel


The Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction will:

  • Coordinate and supervise curriculum design, instructional improvement and delivery, instructional programs, school monitoring and overall instructional program assessment.

  • Work with parents, community groups, administrators and others on instructional program matters

  • Facilitate communication and collaboration, both internally and in the community, regarding the goals, programs, and initiatives related to curriculum and instruction, professional development, assessment, education reform, and program evaluation

  • Direct all planning for instructional programs; plan and oversee all instructional programs and staff development activities

  • Evaluate all instructional programs; In cooperation with principals, observe and monitor programs and program staff

  • Facilitate and serve on a variety of district-level committees and attend Board of Education Meetings

  • Assist with the development, preparation, and monitoring of instructional budgets; apply, review and approve grant proposals

  • Gather data and prepare reports for the Superintendent and Board of Education as required.

  • Coordinate special projects on a continuing basis as assigned by the Superintendent of Schools

  • Work with building principals to hire, supervise and evaluate Curriculum Content Specialists (CCS) and the Instructional Technologist

  • Regularly conduct individual and group meetings with CCS and principals

  • Develop and manage the budget for curriculum and instruction including, textbooks/instructional materials, professional development and collaborates on needs relating to technology

  • Develop and provide ongoing coordination of District plans for professional development in conjunction with the CCS and principals, including developing a schedule/listing of such opportunities

  • Develop professional opportunities for leadership development in an effort to enhance development of administrators.

  • Coordinate the District’s new teacher induction program

  • Work with building principals,the District Data Coordinator, and CCS to develop/identify assessment protocols and tools for all subjects. Analyzes, synthesizes and distributes information and data related to administration and testing.

  • Support the principals and teaching staff in correlating state-mandated testing to daily/annual instruction

  • Oversee and develop grants for the consistent implementation of curriculum and instruction district-wide

  • Provide direction for the improvement of student achievement system-wide; develop, organize and implement models of technical assistance for schools with lower student achievement

  • Conduct special projects as requested; make presentations to the community, performs tasks requested by the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent.

  • Assume leadership role in the Superintendent’s Central Administration team. Assists with long-range strategic planning, developing system-wide plans, policies, and activities; performs various duties as assigned by the Superintendent

  • Perform other duties as required or assigned