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Instructional Design

Curriculum and Instruction Specialist

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Entry  
Organization Type Edtech  
Pay Range $67k - $75k/yr  

Spectrum Center Schools and Programs is looking for Curriculum and Instruction Specialist in Sunnyvale, CA.

This local job opportunity with ID 2592604557 is live since 2024-02-04 05:50:39.

Starting Salary: $67,000 – $75,000

Spectrum Center Schools and Programs , a growing, dynamic organization with a social mission to offer hope is seeking a Curriculum & Instruction Specialist to join our award-winning team and perform meaningful work in a culture that welcomes innovation, encourages creative expression, and offers limitless potential for personal and professional satisfaction!

If you thrive in a fast-paced, goal-oriented, outcome-driven environment, seek a career with genuine purpose, and possess a problem-solving mindset, a sense of humor, and a stellar work ethic – We Should Talk!

As a Curriculum & Instruction Specialist, you will ensure fidelity of systems in the areas of curriculum, instruction and assessment with the overall goal of achieving successful learning outcomes for our students. As the chief educational assurance agent, you will assure compliance with all laws, regulations, and internal standards for educational services.

Responsibilities Include:

  • This role is based on campus.
  • Providing support, guidance, and supervision to teachers in the areas of state standards, educational assessment, curriculum, instruction and classroom systems, and ensuring the use of evidence-based teaching strategies by providing training, coaching and feedback.
  • Overseeing academic assessment procedures, both formal and informal assessments to monitor student progress and rates of student achievement.
  • Providing training and support in the use of student data for instructional decision-making purposes, which includes the use of evidence based instructional practices/strategies to achieve high rates of student growth and achievement.
  • Overseeing implementation of intervention instruction and curriculum with an emphasis on direct instruction in the areas of reading, writing, spelling and math for students performing below grade level.
  • Researching and making recommendations for the use of evidence-based curricula in the classrooms that meet the requirements set forth by the department of education.
  • Providing oversight of lesson plans, transcripts, report cards, grading system and progress reports for the academic classrooms.
  • Guiding the instructional staff in developing long term and short-term classroom goals and assists in determining priorities and timelines for implementation (i.e. START Checklist, Classroom Prototype, etc.).
  • Conducting regular quality assurance checks at the individual student, staff, classroom, site level; and making recommendations for improvement.
  • Assessing the training needs of the instructional staff, and designing staff development plans which include training with follow up monitoring, coaching, and feedback.
  • Providing training and support to education coordinators, teachers, and related services providers in the development and implementation of quality Individual Education Plans (IEPs), specifically with goals/benchmarks that are aligned with educational assessments and present levels of performance.
  • Assisting in the development plans for transitioning students to less restrictive environment.
  • Supporting with scheduling and attending IEP’s and communication with district partners.
  • Attending classroom observations, curriculum support, and assessments.
  • Coordinating annual state assessments and standardized testing for students.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective communication with parents, care providers and district personnel, always projecting a positive and professional company image, and participating as a liaison when required.
  • Participating with the program director in educational budgetary planning and the monitoring of curricular expenditures.
  • Performing other duties and projects as assigned.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s required, Masters preferred
  • California Special Education credential
  • Prior experience in the development, assessment, and management of curriculum, content areas and instruction.
  • Prior experience working with students with challenging behaviors and developing IEP’s preferred.
  • Prior experience providing professional development and coaching to teachers preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of state and/or national content standards.
  • Well-versed in the use of relevant technology including experience with computers, Microsoft Office Suite, database entry and basic office equipment.
  • Highly effective oral and written communication, instruction, curriculum, conflict resolution, multitasking, problem solving, decision making and organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to effectively prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while maintaining organization and attention to detail.
  • Advanced motivational skills and willingness to be flexible and adapt to changing priorities and new initiatives.

Spectrum Center Schools is a division of ChanceLight Education , the nation’s leading provider of alternative and special education programs for children and young adults. For more than 45 years, and in partnership with over 235 school districts nationwide, we have helped change the direction of more than 240,000 student lives !

As a member of the ChanceLight family you will be provided with the opportunity to make meaningful impacts, the support needed to achieve success, and all the tools essential to reaching personal & professional fulfillment!

Learn more about our history, our mission, and the program services we provide by visiting the links below:

Additional Perks and Benefits Include:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Plans
  • Virtual Medical Visits
  • Health Savings Account
  • Paid Time Off
  • School Hours and Paid Holiday Schedule
  • Company Paid Life & Disability Insurance
  • 401k Options
  • Legal Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Discount Program
  • Opportunities for Growth & Development
  • And So Much More!

If you’re ready to start changing the direction of students’ lives by providing them the opportunity to create successful, independent futures – this is your Chance !

Join us and start making a genuine difference in the lives of children today!

Careers, With ChanceLight Work. With Purpose. Education Required

  • Bachelors or better in Education or related field


  • Masters or better in Education or related field

Licenses & Certifications Required

  • Moderate – Severe
  • Mild-Moderate
  • Special Education

Skills Preferred

  • Early Education Programs
  • Special Education

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)