Assistant Director Teaching and Learning (K-12)

Catholic Schools Office - Diocese of Maitland/Newcastle (see more jobs from this school)

Newcastle West, NSW


Curriculum / Learning

Contract Type: Permanent/Ongoing Position Full Time

Applications Close: 9 October 2021


The Catholic Schools Office (CSO) is seeking to appoint a highly proficient and experienced individual who can create a culture of high expectations, deep learning, enhanced wellbeing, and a sense of belonging for all students within the Diocese of Maitland Newcastle system of sc...

The Catholic Schools Office (CSO) is seeking to appoint a highly proficient and experienced individual who can create a culture of high expectations, deep learning, enhanced wellbeing, and a sense of belonging for all students within the Diocese of Maitland Newcastle system of schools. The Catholic Schools Office (CSO) is responsible for the leadership, operation and management of systemic schools which educate more than 21,000 students in 44 primary schools, 11 secondary schools, one K–12 school, one flexible learning centre and one special school in the Catholic Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. The Assistant Director Teaching and Learning operates as team leader within the broader context of the Catholic Schools Office. This team has its own key accountabilities but also works in alignment with other units of the CSO. The Assistant Director Teaching and Learning is a member of the Leadership Team of the CSO and, as such, is part of a collaboration to provide clear and strong strategic leadership to the Diocesan system of schools. The position of Assistant Director Teaching and Learning is being offered on a full-time permanent basis commencing in January 2022. <p> The Assistant Director Teaching and Learning is a senior position within the Catholic Schools system in the Diocese of Maitland-Newcastle. The role is accountable to the Director of Schools and may deputise in the absence of the Director with full delegated authority to uphold the policies of the CSO. The Assistant Director Teaching and Learning operates as team leader within the broader context of the Catholic Schools Office. This team has its own key accountabilities but also works in alignment with other units of the CSO. The Assistant Director Teaching and Learning is, also, a member of the Leadership Team of the CSO and, as such, is part of a collaboration to provide clear and strong strategic leadership to the Diocesan system of schools. The Assistant Director Teaching and Learning will: <br>• Ensure a coherent and proactive strategic learning agenda across a large multi-disciplinary team of education specialists, psychologists, speech pathologists and social workers <br>• Lead the team to work cohesively in complementing the overall T&amp;L strategy to model and support deep learning and wellbeing through a responsive and visible presence across system schools <br>• Deliver aligned and clear direction and messaging for school and system staff <br>• Demonstrate competency by working at lead standards as set out by AITSL <br>• Proven capacity to articulate and present all curriculum as being underpinned by Catholic principles and the unique mission of the Catholic educator <br>• Collaborate effectively with CSO colleagues in relation to Formation, Religious Education pedagogy, school improvement goals and targets, and key strategic initiatives to ensure alignment <br>• Ensure an evidence-based approach to support the system’s teaching and learning direction and related professional learning leading to improved learning outcomes <br>• Co-lead embedding and sustaining the current direction of the Diocese in relation to embedding the 14 parameters (Sharratt and Fullan) and building a collaborative system culture <br>• Maintain current core strategic system priorities as per the System Strategic Plan <br>• Co-develop the new strategic priorities for the system of schools, 2023–2025 and onwards </p> <h3>Essential Criteria:</h3> <p> The applicant must provide evidence of the following: <br>• Practising Catholic, with a clear understanding of contemporary issues in the Catholic Church and a personal commitment to Catholic education and the mission of Catholic schools and the Catholic Church <br>• Demonstrated experience as an instructional leader and team-builder who will establish and sustain collaborative multi-disciplinary teams to provide integrated support for all school staff in delivering quality student learning outcomes <br>• Demonstrated ability to strategically lead change and support schools in driving improvement; build effective professional learning communities; and embed and apply new learning within a rapidly changing sector and global environment <br>• In-depth knowledge of and experience in pedagogy and curriculum and familiarity with state and national developments in education and accreditation <br>• Demonstrated relational ability to work collaboratively and effectively with Principals, school and system staff, and all relevant stakeholders <br>• Excellent organisational and time management skills with the capacity to effectively use data to optimise student outcomes <br>• Sound knowledge of all relevant legislation and legal frameworks including child protection, work health and safety, equity and diversity and performance management principles and the capacity to implement relevant plans and policies to ensure strong governance </p> <h3>Desirable Criteria:</h3> <p> • A strong track record in scholarship in teaching and learning, the nature and purpose of Catholic schooling and/or educational leadership <br>•Understanding of pedagogy and curriculum K–12 Qualifications/Accredtiations: <br>•Postgraduate qualifications in religious education, theological studies, educational leadership combined with a minimum of ten years teaching experience and minimum of five years’ experience as a principal, or an equivalent combination of experience, training, and achievement <br>•Level E Accreditation to Work, Teach and Lead </p> <h3>Renumeration:</h3> <p> Generous salary package including car is available </p> <h3>Additional Info:</h3> <p> To apply: Please provide a cover letter addressing the selection criteria along with your resume directly to the Talent Acquisition Team – talent@mn.catholic.org.au Applicants should nominate at least three (3) referees including their contact details, one of whom must be their current supervisor and one must be their parish priest. *Please note, not adequately addressing the selection criteria may result in your application not being shortlisted* To discuss the role please phone Gerard Mowbray, Director of Schools on 4979 1207. To view the advert and position description, please visit - https://www.mn.catholic.edu.au/careers/positions-vacant/ Applications close: Sunday 10th October 2021 at 11.59pm </p> <a href="https://www.mn.catholic.edu.au/employment/positions-vacant/job/11517/" target="_blank">More Information</a>
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