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Instructional Design & Technology

Specialist, Learning Community

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Mid   Senior  
Organization Type K-12  
Pay Range TBD  

Job Goal

Responsible for providing instructional support to school based leaders in assigned learning commununity to support student achievement. This includes assisting with monitoring the fidelity of implementation of preK-12 instructional programs, providing professional development support, and supporting other initiatives impacting student outcomes as well as addressing parent concerns.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Collaborates with other specialists and directors to implement PreK-12 instructional programs and other initiatives impacting student outcomes.
  • Interprets and utilizes student related data to develop recommendations and provide strategic support to schools regarding instructional practices.
  • Works with academic departments to provide professional development opportunities for school leaders, teachers, and staff.
  • Provides support to schools in completing and interpreting School Improvement Plans and utilizing data to drive instructional improvements.
  • Supports and evaluates school programs activities, including professional development.
  • Provides support to schools in developing and monitoring school improvement goals.
  • Provides professional development support and works collaboratively with other departments to monitor and support school level implementation of district initiatives.
  • Supports the development of short-range and long-range instructional goals and objectives for schools.
  • Coaches school-based instructional leaders regarding implementation of Prek-12 instructional programs and other initiatives impacting student outcomes to ensure fidelity of implementation.
  • Coaches school leaders and school-based instructional leaders on using data to plan instructional programs.
  • Develops associated reports and interprets data.
  • Communicates and responds to requests from parents and principals in resolving issues.
  • Assists in the preparation of evaluations for the Community Superintendent – help pull student achievement data – walk by feedback data – collect evidence
  • Attends meetings and represents the community superintendent in his/her absence.
  • Researches and provides data to senior management regarding schools in assigned community.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility 


Minimum Requirements

Knowledge, Skills & abilities 

  • Knowledge of North Carolina Standard Course of Study
  • Current knowledge of instructional strategies and how to monitor classroom instruction
  • Knowledge of curriculum and instruction, theory, and practice
  • Knowledge of how to research, compile, and disaggregate school data
  • Knowledge of national and NC standards for learning, including Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)
  • Knowledge of national, state, and local organizations and support services
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences, orally and in writing, including electronic media
  • Ability to plan and lead professional development
  • Ability to work with parents to resolve issues
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to organize, prioritize, manage and carry out duties efficiently and within established timeframes
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders
  • Strong problem solving, decision making, and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to plan and deliver effective staff development
  • Ability to resolve complex issues related to policies, procedures, and legal issues
  • Ability to plan and manage multiple projects efficiently and within established timeframes.
  • Ability to create reports and analyze associated data
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Education, Training & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution
  • Five years experience as a teacher


  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position

Certificates, Licenses & Registrations 

  • Certification in Administration or Curriculum and Supervision preferred

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in education or related discipline
  • Five or more years experience as a teacher or administrator

About Organization


Vision: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools provides all students the best education available anywhere, preparing every child to lead a rich and productive life.

Mission: The mission of CMS is to maximize academic achievement by every student in every school.

About CMS

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) is located in the Charlotte, North Carolina region and provides academic instruction, rigor and support each school day to more than 146,000 students in kindergarten through 12th grade in 170 schools throughout the cities and towns of Mecklenburg County. CMS believes setting high standards for all students creates a greater opportunity for future success – in our communities, within the region and across our diverse and global society. Each day, CMS students are prepared to be leaders in a technologically savvy and globally competitive world.

CMS is proud of its diverse mix of students who represent 160 different countries and various cultural and ethnic backgrounds. CMS offers an extensive range of magnet programs in 38 of its schools to nurture the talents of students who have interest and ability in specific areas. CMS also educates, supports and meets the needs of students with learning and physical disabilities.

CMS is one of the largest employers in Mecklenburg County with approximately 18,000 teachers, support staff and administrators. CMS is fortunate to have tremendous support from Charlotte’s corporate, faith and business communities and more than 90,000 mentors and volunteers that support learning and instruction in CMS classrooms.

The public school system in Charlotte-Mecklenburg has a rich and intricate history. Built upon the efforts of many individuals who firmly believed in the importance of education to this community, public schools in this area have had a tremendous impact on the growth and economy of the region – as well as the thousands of individuals it has served.