Literacy Curriculum Specialist

Green Dot Public Schools - Los Angeles, CA - Full time

The Literacy Curriculum Specialist will support teachers in the implementation of the Green Dot ELA and ELD Programs at multiple schools.


District, Cluster and School Literacy Strategic Plan Supports

> Align district, cluster and school Site Strategic Plans related to literacy and English Learners

> Provide resources to support school and district strategic plans related to literacy by:

* coordinating efforts of the ILT, literacy, and ELD teams

* supporting efforts to build literacy across the curriculum at school sites

* providing guidance and professional development to literacy leads at each school and ensure * sustainability of literacy strategic plans

* attending district professional development and collaboration, serving as liaison between the home office and campus leadership teams

Literacy Intervention and Enrichment Programs

In conjunction with Director of Literacy and ELD Programs, Coordinators of ELD Programs, Special Education Program Specialists, and other Curriculum Specialists, design supports for students at intensive, strategic, benchmark, and advanced levels with an emphasis on:

* assisting in identifying and scheduling students according to entry and exit criteria

* planning and providing professional development to teachers and administrators

* coaching ELA teachers

* supporting the implementation of district and school-wide reading strategies

Core ELA Programs

In conjunction with the Director of Literacy and ELD Programs, support and develop core ELA curriculum by

> Improving students’ college and career readiness related to writing with an emphasis on improving students’ analytical writing skills

> Developing and enhancing core ELA, intervention and enrichment course curriculum

> Assisting in selecting texts and materials

> Providing professional development and classroom coaching to Core ELA teachers


> At least 4 years teaching experience at the middle or high school level

> Bachelor’s Degree plus successful completion of the CBEST and CSET examinations

> Master in Education (or related field) preferred

> Appropriate certification to teach English Learners (CLAD, BCLAD, SB1969 certificate, BCC or LDS certificate) or willingness to commit to gain certification within one year of assignment

> Solid knowledge of subject matter including CA State Standards

> Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential

> CA Single Subject Credential in English

> Expertise in adolescent literacy and research on high school writing development

> Experience developing and facilitating professional development

> Excellent verbal and written communication skills

> Passionate about improving public education to help all children reach their dreams

Must have a strong ethical base and self-awareness

This employer strives for a balanced, productive workforce, which is diverse in terms of age, gender, and cultural identity. We do not base hiring or promotional decisions on factors other than performance and professional growth potential. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H-1B Visa applicants.


Salary for this position is $75,000 - $85,000, depending on experience. We also offer a comprehensive benefits plan as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of all students.


We require all candidates to complete an online application at Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted.We are looking to fill this position for a start date no later than July 1, 2017.

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Experience Level

Mid Level

Green Dot Public Schools

Green Dot Public Schools is a non-profit charter management organization driven by the mission to transform public education so that ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. Green Dot operates 26 public schools in historically disadvantaged communities in Los Angeles, Tennessee and Washington. As one of the three largest charter management organizations in the nation, Green Dot schools consistently achieve outstanding academic outcomes through innovative college-preparatory curriculums, collaborative and personalized teaching methods, and strong support systems for both students and staff.

Outside of the classroom, Green Dot schools provide a rich array of after-school programs and services for studentsso that they have safe, educational and enjoyable opportunities after the bell rings. Additionally, Green Dot strongly believes in community empowerment. Schools regularly organize events that bring together students, parents, educators and political leaders to advocate for active civic engagement and unity. Since 1999, Green Dot has been a celebrated leader in closing discrepancies in access to high-quality educational opportunities regardless of race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status.

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