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Posted July 9, 2018

Siembra Leadership High School

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Siembra Leadership High School is looking for smart, committed, hardworking, people who are interested in efforts to improving the education for students and families in the Southwest quadrant of Albuquerque.  We are looking to hire creative, energetic educators who are enthusiastic about doing things differently to help build a new model of education.     


Siembra Leadership High School Mission Statement


The mission of Siembra Leadership High School (SLHS) is to prepare academically underserved students for entrepreneurial careers that reflect the values and needs of the Westside and South Valley Communities through collaboration with entrepreneurs, and an emphasis on social, emotional and intellectual growth.


Minimum Qualifications

Administrative License

5 Years Teaching Experience

Outside of the box thinker


Preferred Qualities

  • Experience in Project Based Learning highly preferred
  • Experience developing and implementing school systems
  • Experience in performance assessment
  • Experience successfully working with low-income students of color including knowledge of curriculum and programs that foster academic achievement and high expectations of diverse student populations. 
  • A strong commitment to social justice.
  • Comfortable working in ambiguity.


Salary and benefits are competitive and dependent upon prior experience.

For consideration, applicant must submit:


  • A letter of interest addressing the qualification and experience
  • Statement of educational philosophy
  • A current curriculum vitae/resume
  • 3 references- direct supervisors preferred


Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment


The Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment is the instructional leader of the school. This staff member is responsible for ensuring that teachers are prepared to execute the highest quality of instruction. The chief responsibilities for the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment are the development, implementation, and assessment of PBL. The Director of Curriculum reports directly to the Executive Director.


Primary Responsibilities


  • Provides leadership in the ongoing development, improvement, and evaluation of curricula, instruction, and assessment
  • Coaches faculty on instructional methods
  • Leads professional development sessions on PBL, Performance Assessments, and data driven instruction
  • Analyzing programmatic effectiveness and identifying opportunities to leverage the school 
community to improve student academic performance, (i.e. exhibitions, student academic 
services, credits, language needs, etc.) 
  • Manages and desegregates the student data systems
  • Coordinates and trains staff on standardized assessments administration
  • Assists teachers in the development of Performance Assessments
  • Creates formal reports to the Governing Board, Department of Education and Charter School Division on student academic performance
  • Facilitates data analysis sessions
  • Serves as a resource for the faculty and partners on assessments
  • Provides comprehensive reports on academic outcomes
  • Analyzes programmatic effectiveness of Curriculum, Instruction and Assesment
  • Develops and coordinates the evaluation of academic programs
  • Serves as a consultant in developing, administering and reporting statistical studies and analyses made in the school
  • Attends and participates in school board meetings regarding curriculum, assessment, and data points
  • Maintains school assessment records and annual student records
  • Authorizes student schedule changes
  • Provides assessment data to staff, community and industry partners
  • Speaks to community and industry partners regarding curriculum and assessment and school-level program evaluation
  • Engages actively with industry partners on innovative projects
  • Communicates to appropriate staff definitions, timelines, formats, etc., for completing curriculum and assessment activities and compiling data
  • Assists teachers in integrating instructional technology
  • Coordinates staff development programs for parents/guardians, community, industry and SLHS staff in understanding assessment processes and in understanding, interpreting, and using assessment results
  • Guides faculty in the appropriate differentiation in curricula and instruction
  • Assists teacher in designing and implementing appropriate strategies to support all students
  • Evaluates project design, academic programming, curricula, and assessment decisions for effectiveness and revision, when necessary
  • Researches new and innovative curriculum practices
  • Collects data for state and federal reports and assist in reporting processes
  • Assists in providing content for the school website
  • Engages with students and teachers 50% of the day
  • Guides teachers in CCSS alignment within PBL
  • Supports the Executive Director with the EPSS
  • Reviews for appropriate credits awarded to students
  • Supports the Director of Community Engagement with recruitment of students


Performs other duties assigned by the Executive Director


How to Apply


All applicants will be screened based on desirable qualifications and relevant experience.  Only the most qualified applicants will be scheduled for interviews.  All other applications will be placed in a talent bank for future consideration.


Please submit all requested to materials to:


Moises Padilla

Executive Director



No phone correspondence please


At Siembra Leadership High School, we don’t just accept difference - we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, students and families.  Siembra Leadership is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

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