10/1 Job Opening: Tuscon Unified School District Seeking Director of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Posted: Apr 21 2014

Tuscon Unified School District Seeking a Director of Culturally Relevant Pedagogy

Job Title Director: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
Location Label CIPD
Site Address
1010 E. 10TH ST.
TUCSON, AZ 85719
Number of Months 12

Summary: Directs district wide culturally responsive pedagogy and practices to allow academic success for all students at Tucson Unified School District (TUSD).

Minimum Requirements
*Bachelor's Degree in related field
*Experience in Mexican American Studies, African American Studies, Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies, Urban Education, Multicultural Education or a related field
*Five (5) or more years of any combination of teaching experience, administrative/supervisory or program management experience in a multicultural setting.

Preferred Requirements

*Master's or Doctorate degree in specific area of: African American Studies, Mexican American Studies, Cultural Studies, Ethnic Studies or Multicultural Education
*Experience designing and implementing academic and/or social programs focusing on multicultural students.
*Experience writing grants, fund development, public speaking and presentation preparation.
*Experience developing and conducting student leadership groups.
*Active participation in culturally diverse social and civic organizations.
*Experience working with diverse urban populations.
*Administrative experience in an educational environment

Additional Requirements After Hire

*Must hold the Arizona IVP fingerprint clearance card.
*Proof of immunity to rubeola (measles) and rubella (German measles), or proof of MMR immunization.

Comments Dear Applicant:

*Please Log-In to our Job Site and submit your application on-line. You are also required to submit a cover letter with resume and three current reference letters (written within the past 18 months, signed and dated) to Human Resources by email to 
hrdocs@tusd1.org or by fax to (520) 798-8683. Documentation is due by the close date of the position. Please send your documentation in promptly. Applications without required documentation will not be included in screenings.

Thank you for your interest. 
If you have any questions about the recruitment process, please don't hesitate to call HR at 520-225-6225.

Additional Information
$80,775.93 commensurate with experience

Essential Functions

The List of Essential Function is not Exhaustive and May be Supplemented.
*Directs District-wide culturally responsive instructional strategies to meet the needs of all students, especially those at-risk.
*Oversees the development and implementation of culturally responsible pedagogy.
*Works with appropriate TUSD personnel to establish and implement district policies and procedures to have an equity based and culturally responsive curriculum and instructional services.
*Directs educational approaches and practices which create and support inclusive learning environments utilizing learner centered approaches that emphasize students' cultural assets, backgrounds, social conditions, and individual strengths, while engaging families of students as partners in the learning process.
*Collaborates with appropriate TUSD personnel to facilitate opportunities to create best practices in the classroom and/or school to coach and mentor students for academic success using culturally responsive pedagogy.
*Collaborates with appropriate TUSD personnel to develop and implement curriculum and instruction focusing on cultural and historical experiences to engage all TUSD students.
*Supervises the implementation of culturally responsive courses.
*Responsible for development and oversight of budget.
*Promotes inclusive practices, respect for diversity and equity among TUSD staff, students, and public.
*Prepares and monitors assigned budgets.
*Supervises assigned staff.
*Represents the District in professional and community activities as directed.
*Adheres to all court orders, state and federal laws, and District policies and regulations.
*Prepares ad hoc reports as requested
*Directs the collection and dissemination of information on available training sources for district wide personnel relating to Cultural Responsive Pedagogy and directs and coordinates the implementation.


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