Director of Assessment, Curriculum, and Technology

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Academics
  • Curriculum / Program
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Curriculum / Program
  • Assessment
  • All Areas of Technology

The Panama-Buena Vista Union School District seeks letters of application from qualified certificated candidates who are interested in the position of Director of Assessment, Curriculum, and Technology. Desirable start date is August 8, 2018, however the official start date will be negotiable.
The Director of Assessment, Curriculum, and Technology will serve under the immediate direction of the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction, and will assume delegated responsibility to plan, organize, and direct assessment activities; manage the implementation of curricular and instructional services; and coordinate the implementation of the technology plan for the District. 

  • Provides leadership and vision in the ongoing planning, implementation, development, direction, review and evaluation of the district’s assessment, curriculum and instructional technology services.

  • Plans, directs and supervises a comprehensive system of testing and assessment related to federal, state and local mandates focusing on high standards of student achievement.

  • Designs and manages the District’s student data system to measure student performance over time, identify trends, and provide real-time, online access to multiple measures of student performance to inform educational decision making.

  • Directs research and conducts school and community surveys to assess program effectiveness and identify the District’s short and long-range needs and opportunities.

  • Collects, analyzes and maintains statistical information and prepares reports of findings, trends and inferences. 

  • Prepares and submits all necessary reports regarding federal, state and local assessment programs and effectively communicates results, analysis, and recommendations to staff, Board of Trustees and the public.  Develops systems for dissemination of assessment information to relevant stakeholders. 

  • Monitors and interprets federal and state legislation relating to District instructional, assessment and accountability programs to support the implementation of California content standards, effective instruction, and assessment of student achievement.

  • Works collaboratively with District and school leadership to analyze student achievement data, effectiveness of the instructional program and initiatives, and efficacy of professional learning to ensure the coordination, alignment and articulation of a comprehensive curricular and instructional program.

  • Provides supervision for staff and leadership for the operation of a variety of Instructional Services programs including, but not limited to, Gifted and Talented Education, AVID, academic and behavioral multi-tiered systems of support, early literacy, preschools, student events, library services and the adoption, ordering, processing, and inventory of instructional and print materials.

  • Provides leadership and innovation for enhancing teaching and learning through the identification, evaluation, adoption, and integration of effective instructional technology into the curriculum.

  • Directs the development and implementation of the District’s Local Control Accountability Plan, technology plan, social media, and web page.

  • Manages assigned budgets and related financial activity for the purpose of ensuring that expenses are within budget limits and fiscal practices are followed.

  • Performs other related duties, as assigned.


  • Must have earned a Bachelor’s Degree, hold an appropriate California Teaching Credential, and possess or have earned an Administrative Services Credential.  Ideal candidates would have a Master’s or Doctoral degree in educational psychology or equivalent discipline.

  • At least five years of successful classroom teaching experience or five years of increasingly responsible experience in a combination of educational research, program evaluation, or psychometrics in a public school system.

  • Administrative experience is required.  Candidate must have the ability to lead staff and establish, manage and evaluate departmental goals, objectives and annual performance plans. 

  • Desirable candidates will demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of curriculum, instruction, assessment and technology, as well as current principles and procedures of education research planning, design, methodology, and analysis. 

  • Appearance, grooming and personality which establish a desirable model.  Better than average recommendation from professionals who have observed personal characteristics, scholastic attainment and classroom performance.  Ability to establish good working relationships with other professionals from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds.

The salary range for the Director of Assessment, Curriculum, and Technology is $113,898 to $138,077 per year.  Placement on the salary schedule is determined by number of years of experience as an administrator.  Post-retirement benefits available.  Length of working year: 227 days.  Additional days, evenings/weekends as needed to perform related job duties and responsibilities.  The district currently contributes $17,616 for family, dental, medical, and vision insurance plans; life insurance plan for employee only.  Doctorate receives a $2,000 stipend.
Internal contracted candidates are required to submit a personal letter of interest and a resume including background information, educational experience and achievements to the Human Resources Department, to receive consideration for this position.
Submissions should be sent to:

                                    Darryl Johnson, Director of Human Resources
                                    Panama-Buena Vista Union School District
External applicants must apply online and are required to submit a resume including background information, educational experience and achievements, and community and professional involvement.  All applications will be screened, with a practical activity and interview scheduled for qualified applicants.