TITLE: International Baccalaureate (IB) Coordinator
WHO WE ARE:
Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) is a student-focused, innovative educational organization committed to academic excellence. Our mission is to empower and educate all students to think critically, creatively, and responsibly, to embrace diversity, and to pursue their dreams with a purpose. We are a family of excellent public schools in which every student has the opportunity to succeed and the power to create their own future.
Led by forward-thinking leadership and our commitment to prioritizing students, racial equity, and authentic engagement with our families, team members, and communities, our staff have diverse opportunities to develop their careers in a challenging but rewarding environment. We are an organization for people who are passionate about education and who are committed to the Indianapolis community.
SUMMARY OF OPPORTUNITY:
Oversight and coordination of all IB related activities including community alignment and project, teacher training, program of inquiry, scope and sequence and unit development, and student evaluation.
The role of the IB Coordinator is to plan and oversee the implementation and management of the program. Through coordination with subject teachers, principal, and IB regional office, the coordinator is responsible for the full delivery of the curriculum including documentation, reporting, analysis, and evaluation.
WHAT YOU'LL DO:
The following outlines what your core duties and responsibilities will be for this position and provides a sample overview of what your day-to-day may look like.
Core Duties and Responsibilities
- Assume responsibility for the implementation and development of the curriculum within the spirit of the school's mission statement
- Serve as a member of the Academic Leadership Team helping to develop the strategic plan, leading the accreditation and five year review process when appropriate
- Initiate professional training programs that will enable the teaching staff to successfully introduce and develop the IB programs in their classroom successfully; the trainings will include professional learning communities, inter-disciplinary unit development, and current pedagogy and assessment practices
- Provide instructional leadership to individual teachers through mentoring, peer support, goal evaluations, and team-teaching opportunities
- Develop policies that are aligned with the values of IPS and the IB; such policies will include language, assessment, inclusion and academic honesty
- Ensure IB requirements are met by developing interdisciplinary units, syllabus outlines, scope and sequence (pacing) documentation, project frameworks, and the integration of global contexts
- Attend parent, grade level and program meetings, host informational sessions, attend and lead job-a-likes, and visit partnering schools and businesses
- Assist in scheduling processes and timetabling; work with students on course selection and enrollment
- Assist in recruiting and retaining of students by visiting IPS feeder schools, attending recruitment affairs and conducting open presentations
- Communicate with all shareholders (students, parents, teachers, administrators, district personnel) regarding IB procedures, requirements and policies, events and opportunities, and current progress of the programs via meetings, letters, blogging, submission of articles to school newsletters, and additional publications.
- Lead the IB evaluation and reauthorization processes; provide leadership and guidance during the planning and development for the implantation of the program.
- Facilitate presentations, productions, competitions, events and/or activities as appropriate that showcase student learning and achievement (specific expectations to be detailed during the interview process)
- Work collaboratively with other coordinators to ensure continuity of program.
- Teach courses as needed and appropriate.
- Other duties as assigned.
"Day In the Life" Overview
On a regular day, as the IB Coordinator, you might:
● Meet with the Pedagogical Leadership Team (PLT) (principal, coaches, leads) to plan for Faculty Professional Development.
● Review with the Leads and Assistant Principal to identify teachers needing additional support with their unit plans. Schedule time to meet with teachers during their prep to meet and share resources for Unit Plan creation.
● Work with Toddle (Learning Management System) to align teacher comments with student performance and growth preparing for grade reports to families.
● Using Critical Friends protocol facilitate rounds, observing instruction, and soliciting feedback from peers aligned with the Approaches to Teaching and Learning.
● Review next week's Advisory lessons affirming alignment with Approaches to Learning skill of the week and learner profile alignment.
WHAT YOU'll BRING: SKILLS AND MINDSETS
As an ideal candidate for this role, you will be able to achieve the following:
● Support the IB procedures and policies, in alignment with IPS mission providing high quality learning opportunities for all students.
● Student first focused based on equity of access and support of all learners.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATION, AND LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS
● Experienced IB teacher at the respective level of instruction (PYP, MYP, CP, DP).
● Preferred but not required, International Baccalaureate educator network (IBEN).
● Valid State of Indiana Teacher's License.
ELIGIBILITY FOR REMOTE WORK:
No. This is a site-based position to support the daily activities and needs of a school and is not eligible for remote work.
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to find, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to talk or hear. The employee is required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Indianapolis Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, will not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, familial status, domestic violence victim status, homelessness or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations, or ordinances. Indianapolis Public Schools does not tolerate any form of retaliation or bias-based intimidation, threat, or harassment that demeans individuals' dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.
Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the above representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive list of all essential functions and duties performed by the occupant of this position. Factors such as regular and punctual attendance are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function.