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Instructional Specialist

Company: Humboldt Unified School District
Location: Prescott Valley
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:



DEPARTMENT: Educational Services

REPORTS TO: Director of Educational Services



SUMMARY: The instructional specialist is defined as one whose primary concern is the improvement of learning opportunities through the provision of instructional leadership, mentoring and coaching. The instructional specialist has the role of decision-maker, consultant, and specialist in advising administrators, teachers, and other professional personnel. Responsibilities include instruction, coaching and staff development as it relates to instructional design and delivery. The instructional specialist serves as a member of a management team charged with the responsibility for planning, implementing, and evaluating an educational program relevant to the needs of the student population in a school and/or school system.


  • Directs the planning, development, field-testing, and evaluation of curriculum, instruction, assessment and intervention
  • Demonstrates knowledge and understanding of research-based instructional strategies
  • Understands and interprets assessment data both formal and informal to inform instructional decisions
  • Meets and collaborates regularly with school level and district support personnel
  • Directs the publication and provision of district-wide instructional-related staff development, including in-service training designed to support implementation of newly developed curricula through lesson design
  • Supervises development of instructional guidelines, policies, regulations, and official notices
  • Interprets statutes and regulations for staff and community
  • Provides professional development for all staff members in instructional design and delivery during in-services, grade level and staff meetings
  • Coaches certified and classified staff in matters related to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and intervention
  • Mentors non-tenured teachers in best instructional practices and district norms
  • Leads, designs and delivers the district Induction/Mentoring program in collaboration with district and school level administrators


  • Demonstrates strong oral and written communication, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of accepted instructional techniques and methods working with children.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Produce accurate work and complete assignments with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and courteously with staff, students, parents and community members.
  • Knowledge of applicable Federal and State laws, district procedures and Board policies.
  • Ability to handle confrontation and conflict without an emotional response.
  • Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of school administration and of current educational trends in curriculum and instruction
  • Demonstrates proficiency and leadership in the ongoing decision-making process for implementing research based instruction and classroom management strategies
  • Proficient in clinical supervision and cognitive coaching models for improved professional practice


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Valid Arizona Teacher certificate with Required Endorsements
  • Three years experience as a teacher
  • Any equivalent combination of training, education and experience that meets minimum requirements
  • Criminal justice/Fingerprint clearance

Computer Proficiency: Demonstrated general proficiency in computer programs such as Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to sit, stand, stoop, bend and walk. The employee may be required to move twenty pounds and could occasionally lift or move up to forty pounds.


Indoors and outdoors, with exposure to all weather conditions and temperatures. Exposure to noise, dust, gas and fumes. The noise level in the work environment is generally moderate and may become excessively noisy at times. Contact with employees, students and public.

Disclaimer: The duties and responsibilities identified in this position description are illustrative only and are in no way intended to be a complete list of activities that may be required of an incumbent. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American Disabilities Act (ADA) and is not an exhaustive list of duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individual currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

Shift TypeFull-TimeSalary RangePer YearLocationGlassford Hill Middle School

Applications Accepted

Start Date05/19/2021

Job Contact

NameRob BuecheTitleExecutive Director of Ed ServicesEmailPhone928-759-4000

Keywords: Humboldt Unified School District, Prescott Valley , Instructional Specialist, Other , Prescott Valley, Arizona

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