Director - Allentown School District
Position: Director
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: Director of Literacy
Job Location: Allentown School District
Beginning: Jan 31, 2019
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Allentown School District
Allentown, PA 18105
Telephone: 484-765-4125
Job Description:
1. An appropriate valid and current Pennsylvania Instructional II and Supervisory and/or Principal
2. A Master's Degree with Course Work in curriculum and instruction
3. Five years of successful public school teaching experience
4. Excellent communication skills
5. Knowledge of and flexibility in the use of computers and software programs typically used within
the classroom
6. A valid and current operator's license for a motor vehicle and have access to an operable vehicle
for traveling within and outside the district.
7. Satisfactory work record & criminal/child abuse clearances (Acts 34 and 151)
8. Such additional or alternatives to the above qualifications as the board or superintendent may
determine appropriate and acceptable

Note: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty
satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability
required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
the essential functions.

Directs, administers, and coordinates the activities of the district in support of policies, goals, and
objectives related primarily to communications, legal activities conducted by the district, and
government relations in support of the mission, vision, and strategic established by the superintendent
and school board by performing the following duties personally or through subordinates:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Provides oversight in the implementation of all literacy curricula, in all curricular areas and
interventions, Pre-K through 12
2. Coordinates the development of a District-wide Literacy philosophy and assures complete
alignment of all content areas as they relate to Literacy, with the Standards Aligned System (SAS)
3. Coordinates with all departments to ensure that Literacy is fully integrated Pre-K through12
4. Coordinates with Director of Human Resources in screening, interviewing and hiring all staff
related to Literacy
5. Responsible for establishing and maintaining District common assessments aligned to literacy
6. Collaborates with the Director of Professional Development in providing oversight and planning
for all professional development of Literacy; including pre-service and in-service workshops and
in-service programs at the district and building level
7. Collaborates with appropriate personnel in the development, writing, and implementation of
proposals to acquire funding
8. Coordinates the preparation of status reports and presentations to teachers, administrators, district
office personnel and the Board of School Directors as they relate to Literacy
9. Provides committee leadership in all Literacy related areas
10. Interfaces with Supervisors of Instruction in organizing classroom learning to focus on
comprehension checks, responsive classrooms and higher order thinking skills
11. Collaborates with the Executive Director of Instruction in preparing and monitoring Literacy line
items in the curriculum budget and equitably provides resource support
12. Maintains a collaborative working relationship with state and local education agencies
13. Participates on higher education, business, and community education advisory committees
14. Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Instruction or the Superintendent

Directly supervises office staff. Responsibilities include interviewing, recommending hiring, and
training employees; planning and coordinating work; appraising performance; rewarding and
disciplining staff; addressing complaints, and resolving problems. Carries out supervisory
responsibilities in accordance with the district's policies and applicable laws.

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** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.
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