Assistant Director of Instructional Technology and Curriculum

Assistant Director of Instructional Technology and Curriculum


Reports to:         Director of Curriculum


Job Goal:

Assist in planning, coordinating, and supervising Teaching and Learning functions; promote the overall

efficiency of the school system; and, maximize the educational opportunities and benefits available to

each child.  Provides direct supervision of designated personnel.


Preferred Qualification/Skills:

  • Kansas License – Building Level Licensure Required; District School Administrator or District Leadership Licensure preferred
  • Advanced Degree
  • Building Principal experience preferred
  • Experience in supervision and evaluation of employees
  • Strong interpersonal skills


Performance Responsibilities

  • Provides professional leadership in organizing, administering, supervising and evaluating the curricular and instructional technology needs of the district based on the goals of the school district.
  • Provides professional leadership in developing, organizing, and evaluating district-wide curriculum and instructional technology support.
  • Provides leadership and technical expertise to the district in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of effective instructional technology throughout the district.
  • Mentor, coach, and assist in the professional development of teachers and other professional and paraprofessional staff in an effort to deliver an instructional technology program throughout the district.
  • Delegates and assigns responsibilities to staff; collects, analyzes, and evaluates information; and applies basic concepts of organizational development.
  • Identifies techniques for motivating others, delegating authority, decision making, and information processing, planning, and allocating resources.
  • Participate in the leadership of the Instructional Technology Department to design systems to meet the instructional technology needs of the district.
  • Identifies problems/challenges, secures relevant information, and recognizes possible causes of conflicts.
  • Applies concepts of change, group dynamics, interpersonal relationships, and effective problem solving to resolve problems/challenges.
  • Identifies and applies various organizational leadership models.
  • Confers with staff, students, and community leaders on school problems and needs.
  • Stay knowledgeable of advancements in instructional technology.
  • Engages in long-range planning.
  • Evaluates personnel.
  • Implements Board goals and policies.
  • Articulates and supports district goals.
  • Communicates progress on district goals to various stakeholders.
  • Attends Board of Education meetings as requested.
  • Assists in the determination of types of programs needed by the schools and makes appropriate recommendations and provides support to curriculum and instruction team.
  • Plays a significant leadership role in curriculum planning and professional development and growth for the professional staff.
  • Plays a significant role in the development, implementation and monitoring of district improvement goals as a member of the Teaching and Learning team.
  • Serves as a liaison person to building principals as assigned.
  • Establishes necessary procedures for referral and cooperative planning with other agencies, both local and state, that provide services to children and/or instructional staff.
  • Communicates to the Teaching and Learning team the requirements and needs of the district as perceived by staff members.
  • Confers with appropriate administrators on matters of concern.
  • Plays a significant leadership role in fostering positive staff morale.
  • Provides leadership to assure effective instruction and student learning throughout the district.
  • Maintains a positive working relationship with all staff.
  • Communicates effectively with all members of the school district and community.
  • Reacts to change productively and handles other tasks as assigned.


Critical Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to speak clearly to various groups expressing ideas in a logical and forthright manner
  • Possess composition skills suitable for producing written communication for a variety of readers.
  • Abilities to quickly analyze a situation and provide prompt advice.
  • Ability to respond to information request in a courteous, timely and helpful manner.
  • Ability to perform job responsibilities using appropriate software on district computer system and communication equipment.
  • Ability to manage job responsibilities while meeting established deadlines.
  • Ability to work constructively and cooperatively with others.
  • Ability to travel as needed.


The tasks listed in the position description are subject to change at the discretion of the superintendent/designee. The incumbent is expected to take on other duties as requested or assigned by his/her supervisor.


Evaluation:       Evaluated annually based upon the job description and principles of effective administration leadership


Contract:           Twelve-month administrative contract


Salary:                TBD + fringe benefits


Lawrence Public Schools USD 497
Job Start Date: June-1-2019
Applications Due By: July-1-2020

Job Contact Information

Samrie Devin - - 785-832-5000 X 4669

Employer Information

Lawrence Public Schools USD 497

Our Mission:

Lawrence Public Schools, USD 497, is a learning community committed to ensuring educational equity and excellence so that students of all races backgrounds achieve at high levels and graduate prepared for success in college, careers and life in a diverse and rapidly changing world.

About us:

Lawrence Public Schools serve approximately 11,000 students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12 in Lawrence, Kansas. Located on Interstate 70, about half-way between Topeka and Kansas City, Lawrence is an academic community, home to the University of Kansas and Haskell Indian Nations University. Our district is the seventh-largest in Kansas and with nearly 1,700 employees, one of the city's largest employers.

Twenty-one school campuses include a pre-K program,14 elementary schools (grades K-5), four middle schools (grades 6-8), two comprehensive high schools(grades 9-12), a K-8 virtual school and a virtual high school (grades 9-11). Lawrence Public Schools offer a Parents as Teachers program for families of children from birth to age three; adult basic education, English as a Second Language courses and G.E.D. study and testing through an Adult Learning Center; and the opportunity for adults to earn a diploma through the Lawrence Diploma-Completion Program.

Employer Address: 110 McDonald Drive Lawrence, Kansas

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