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Dean of Curriculum and Assessment

Full Time / Posted March 22, 2021

POSITION OPENING: Dean of Curriculum and Assessment

REPORTS TO: Principal

Saint Martin de Porres High School is seeking a leader to develop and implement a curriculum and assessment strategy that results in increased academic rigor, cohesion across our portfolio of academic programs including summer school, enrichment opportunities, and general programming, and ensures our students are college-ready and career prepared at graduation. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of leading this work and producing strong outcomes for teachers and students. Working with the instructional leadership team, the dean will lead our review of programs, partnerships, and support teacher evaluation to improve student engagement, deepen understanding and raise performance across key metrics.

Saint Martin de Porres High School is a Catholic college-preparatory program designed exclusively for students of modest means. Eighty percent of our students will be the first in their extended families to go to college. Our rigorous curriculum, which includes students working in a corporate environment, was designed specifically for our school by a committee of prestigious educational leaders. Saint Martin was founded in 2004 and is chartered by the state of Ohio and accredited through the Ohio Catholic Schools Accrediting Association. Our mission is to help our scholars become College Ready and Career Prepared, with a commitment to the values of work, study, service, leadership and prayer. We are a part of the Cristo Rey Network of schools founded in 2001.

Reporting to the Principal, the Dean of Curriculum and Assessment will develop, implement, direct, supervise, and coordinate the curriculum and assessment programs for students of Saint Martin de Porres High School; and develop and implement faculty professional development, consistent with the school’s goals as well as applicable laws.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop, implement and oversee the Saint Martin curriculum and assessment programs in accordance with yearly school goals and objectives, Cristo Rey Network standards and objectives, as well as with applicable State and Federal laws.
    • Ensure that curriculum and instruction is:
      • Culturally responsive, incorporating the experiences, culture, history and perspectives of our students.
      • Aligned, both vertically and horizontally.
      • Coherent across general academic programing, summer school, and enrichment programing.
      • Skill-focused and transferable.
      • Engaging and applicable to the lives and interests of our students.
    • Coordinate and direct academic support programs including academic plans, intervention services and credit recovery working with the Student Support Specialist.
    • Lead the selection of technology platforms, instructional materials, textbooks, fees, and media and software materials for the school.
  • Establish an assessment cycle that drives rigor by using assessment data to inform instruction.
    • Lead the curation of aligned formative, curriculum-embedded, interim, and summative assessments that provide teachers with user-friendly, robust information about student progress.
    • Implement the Formative Assessment for Results (FAR) framework with content teams to analyze annual, end of unit, and short cycles of student performance data.
    • Operationalize assessment data by:
      • Identifying instructional next steps and adjustments based on individual and group patterns of assessment performance.
      • Holding teachers accountable for implementing the identified next steps and adjustments.
      • Collaborate with the Testing Coordinator to administer standardized tests (SAT Suite, IOWA, NWEA MAP, OLEPA) and AP exams, including scheduling, quality assurance of assessment materials, teacher/student preparation.
  • Support the development of successful teachers by working with the Instructional Coach to build trust, create honest relationships, and offer meaningful and aligned professional development.
    • Perform evaluations of all teaching staff and teacher coaches.
    • Oversee and coordinate with the Instructional Leadership Team to identify and implement teacher coaching goals and strategies for growth.
    • Work with administrators and teaching staff to coordinate professional recognition programs.
    • Assist in the recruitment, selection, and retention of certified personnel.
    • Act as a resource person to school leadership and staff in the development and implementation of administrative practices and procedures for the school.
    • Coordinate with the Instructional Coach to communicate the latest developments in curriculum and innovative instructional programs to improve student achievement through professional development


Candidate must have a minimum of five (5) years of professional teaching experience in high school.

Bachelor’s Degree required; Master Degree in Education or related field preferred.

At least two (2) years of proven leadership in instruction, curriculum and/or assessment in an urban high school setting.

Successful experience developing and evaluating teachers and implementing targeted growth plans.


  • Able to work with school technology (use of academic software, Microsoft Office, social media, etc.)
  • A passion for innovative instructional practices.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Effective communicator (oral, written, using communication tools such as texting, email)
  • Willing to continue professional development.
  • Cultural sensitivity and responsiveness.
  • Belief that all students are capable of excellence.
  • Ability to work on accomplishing multiple goals simultaneously.
  • Friendly, outgoing, collaborative with a strong community building focus and acts with a sense of authenticity.
  • Strong organizational, time management and communication skills (verbal, listening, & written).
  • Strong project management skills with demonstrated ability to think critically and creatively.
  • High ethical standards with personal integrity with the ability to convey a positive public image, acting in the best interests of the school.
  • Demonstrated objectivity, neutrality, and calmness under pressure and timely follow-through to commitments.
  • Detail oriented, able to multi-task and remain flexible to the changing needs of the school and our many constituencies.

Philosophical Attitude:

  • Understands and completely embraces the Saint Martin de Porres High School mission and the Cristo Rey Network's Eleven Standards for Mission Effectiveness.
  • Believes that all learning should be set in meaningful context and related to real world experiences.
  • Utilizes pedagogical approaches that include but are not limited to Habits of the mind, Socratic questioning, adult and peer coaching, adult and peer presentations, problem-based learning, constructionist approach, inquiry methods, appreciative inquiry methods, and other forms of active learning.
  • Person of faith but not necessarily Catholic.
  • Appreciates that the school is driven by its Catholicity which focuses on the highest level of ethical, moral and social behavior of its students, staff and volunteers.
  • Able and willing to do what it takes to get the job done even if it is not directly related to your job description.
  • Strong sense of being a team player.

Excellent Benefits and Compensation:

  • Competitive compensation plan
  • Flexible hours; work from home and office
  • Excellent medical, dental, short and long term disability insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan

Submit cover letter and resume to Human Resources at careers@stmdphs.org

Commitment to Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment Policy

Saint Martin de Porres High School encourages individuals of all ethnic, racial, and socioeconomic backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization, as we want to engage all those who can contribute to our mission.

Saint Martin de Porres High School is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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