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Director - Science

Baltimore City Public Schools
retirement plan
United States, Maryland, Baltimore
200 East North Avenue (Show on map)
July 27, 2023

Related positions are contingent on board approval.

Provides district-wide leadership in K-12 science, health, & physical education curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development. Provides supervision and coordination in the area of robotics.

Essential Functions

  • Ensures the implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) in City Schools.
  • Liaises with local industry, higher education, and non-profit/community organizations in support of comprehensive science, health, physical education, STEM programming, and teacher growth and recruitment.
  • Oversees ongoing professional development around best practices in science, health, and physical education for new and veteran teachers, principals, and district staff.
  • Uses data collected to strategically support the needs of teachers and schools.
  • Develops and provides appropriate guidance for schools and school leaders on best practices in science, health, & physical education.
  • Oversees the development of curriculum for science, health, & physical education content areas.
  • Works collaboratively with a highly motivated team from multiple offices to advance teaching and learning in the district.
  • Keeps the Executive Director of Teaching and Learning abreast of all matters related to science, health, physical education and robotics.
  • Represents City Schools in state and national dialogues related to science, health, & physical education.
  • Actively seeks out, develops and manages grants.
  • Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination policies; follow federal laws, state laws, school board policies and the professional standards.

Maximum Salary


Minimum Salary


Desired Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Education or related field. Degree must be from an accredited college or institution.
  • Four years teaching experience in science, health, and/or physical education content areas; STEM and/or robotics experience preferred.
  • Maryland State Department of Education Advanced Professional Certificate with Administrator I endorsement.
  • Strong content knowledge and experience designing curriculum and assessments.
  • Three years' experience developing and delivering professional development to teachers, including experience beyond the school level. Urban school experience preferred.
  • Experience managing large scale projects.
  • Knowledge of current research in science, health, & physical education.
  • Deep knowledge of the Next Generation Science Standards, skills-based health education, and Maryland State frameworks for comprehensive health education and physical education.
  • Knowledge of the Common Core State Standards for literacy and math.
  • Ability to lead and motivate a productive team of
  • Ability to develop and deliver persuasive presentations to diverse stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficient in the use of multiple computer applications including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office, PD tracking and reporting software, databases, and online professional learning software.
  • Knowledge of laws, regulations, rules, and policies affecting City Schools' educators.

Full time or Part time

Full time

Additional Details

Qualified candidates for the above position must submit the following:

  • Completed online application
  • Resume that clearly demonstrates the above minimum qualifications. It is important that you include all experiences and education related to the position to which you are applying.
  • Upload copies of all transcripts -undergraduate, graduate and all MSDE Certifications
  • Must provide three (3) professional references to include: name, title, business address, e-mail address and phone number
  • All documentation/certification necessary (scanned copies accepted) to substantiate minimum qualifications; must be uploaded into application
  • All documentation must be scanned and uploaded to application

Benefits -- This position is eligible for benefits. To review the available options please see the information relevant to the union for this position by viewing the following link: http://www.baltimorecityschools.org

  • Baltimore City Public Schools ("City Schools") does not discriminate in its employment, programs, and activities based on race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy or parenting status, family structure, ability (cognitive, social/emotional, and physical), veteran status, genetic information, age, immigration or citizenship status, socioeconomic status, language, or any other legally or constitutionally protected attributes or affiliations. Discrimination undermines our community's long-standing efforts to create, foster, and promote equity and inclusion for all. Some examples of discrimination include acts of hate, violence, harassment, bullying, or retaliation. For more information, see City Schools' City Schools also provides equal access to the Boy and Girl Scouts and other designated youth groups.

For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, please contact the Equal Employment Opportunity Manager, 200 E. North Avenue, Room 208, Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-396-8542 (phone); 410-396-2955 (fax).

This position is affiliated with the Public School Administrators and Supervisors (PSASA) bargaining union.

This position is affiliated with the State Retirement Plan.