Siembra Leadership High School (March 7, 2019)

Curriculum, Instruction & Assessment Director-closes May 15


Siembra Leadership High School is an APS start-up charter going into it’s fourth year of operation.  We are hiring for one of the three pillar director positions for 2019-2020 academic year.  In our unique model, a pillar director position is a dynamic on-site schoolwide leader.  We are looking for an authentic, passionate, dynamic and inspiring leader who will demonstrate commitment to improving education and for students and families through student support, community engagement and project-based learning.  We value creative and energetic professionals who have an enthusiastic approach to leadership development, as it applies to both themselves and students.  Candidate(s) for this position will be prepared to co-create a school.     

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.

Position Description:

  • The Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (CIA) Director 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. As a startup school in it’s beginning stages, it is essential that this role incudes hands on coaching and modeling in the classroom.  The chief responsibilities of the CIA Director are the development, implementation, and assessment of project-based learning through an entrepreneurial curriculum..  This Director reports directly to the Executive Director.   Director  is chiefly responsible for carrying out the mission of the school based on the following duties: 
  • Providing leadership in the ongoing development, improvement, and evaluation of curricula, instruction, and assessment
  • Coaching and supporting faculty on instructional methods
  • Leading regular professional development sessions on project development, 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.)
  • Managing and desegregating the student data systems
  • Development of schoolwide entrepreneurial curriculum
  • Overseeing schoolwide service delivery for English Language Learners (ELL students)
  • Overseeing STARS reporting process and other state reporting as necessary
  • Achieving schoolwide charter goals
  • Directly supervising teaching staff, instructional assistant(s) and school registrar
  • Ensuring that leadership schools network distinguishers are being practiced
  • Developing schoolwide systems and structures with regard to CIA based on start-up charter school
  • Designing schoolwide master schedule of classes based on in-depth and up to date knowledge of each student’s credits
  • Completing state evaluations of teaching staff
  • Serving as on-site school leader along with fellow Pillar Directors and Finance Director
  • Committing to professional development of self; ability to be a learner
  • Coordinating and training staff on standardized assessments administration
  • Creating formal reports to the Governing Board, Department of Education and Charter School Division on student academic performance
  • Providing reports on academic outcomes
  • Attending and participating in school board meetings regarding curriculum, assessment and data points
  • Maintaining school assessment records and annual student records
  • Atively engaging with industry partners on development of innovative projects
  • Assists teacher in designing and implementing appropriate strategies to support all students
  • Providing content for the school website
  • Engages with students and teachers 50% of the day

Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Current NMPED Level II Teacher License
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 3 - 5 years teaching experience
  • 3 - 5 years of experience working with opportunity youth in the Albuquerque community
  • Ability to pass a background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current Level III A Teaching or Level III B Administrative License
  • Master’s Degree
  • 3 years of experience as an instructional leader as an instructional coach, assistant principal, principal or other school leader position
  • Previous experience working in the Leadership Schools Network or Project-based Learning experience
  • Bilingual/bicultural
  • NM PED Administrative License

How to Apply:

For consideration, applicant(s) must submit the following materials directly to Jaqi Baldwin, Operations Manager/ Director of Student Support at

  • Letter of interest demonstrating qualification and experience
  • Personal statement of educational philosophy and social justice
  • Current curriculum vitae or resume
  • Three professional references (direct supervisors preferred)
  • Copies of current license(s)

All applicants will be screened based on desirable qualifications and relevant experience.  The most qualified applicants will be scheduled for position interviews.  All other applicant submissions will be placed in a talent bank for future consideration.


The annual salary for this position is $75,000.

This posting closes on May 15, 2019.