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K-12 Content Lead (ESL)

Minneapolis Public School District
United States
Closing date
Mar 23, 2024

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Job Title: K-12 Content Lead (ESL) and Requisition ID number: 98649

Close Date: No established closing date; open until filled

Organizational Unit: Multilingual (10000025)

Site: Davis Center (0001)

FTE: 1.0 FTE/52 Weeks a year; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union: MAAS(43)

Functional Area: Teaching

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.


Under general supervision, the K-12 Content Lead coordinates and leads Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) English Second Languate (ESL) program, including standards alignment, curriculum design and delivery, assessment, and professional development. The K-12 Content Lead supports the District's Strategic Plan with specific emphasis on promoting academic achievement for all learners through focused instruction.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class. Employees are required to be in attendance and prepared to begin work at their assigned work location on the specified days and hours. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in s but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Facilitates the implementation of the MN K-12 (ESL) standards and tiered instruction and ensuring equitable access to instructional materials.
  • Implements practices and strategies that reduce/eliminate racial disparities in student outcome and course enrollments.
  • Leads process of creating/adopting instructional materials which support standards-based teaching and learning and integration of content.
  • Develops accountability benchmarks and assess individual and team performance against those benchmarks.
  • Develops, coordinates and delivers professional development and related services content teachers, principals, and other school and district staff.
  • Implements practices and strategies that reduce/eliminate racial disparities in student outcome and course enrollments.
  • Increases parent and community awareness of ESL programs and achievement levels of students, and gains support for the District's initiatives.
  • Supports Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) model of differentiated instruction and tiered intervention processes.
  • Leads teams inclusive of all stakeholders in developing, vetting, and revising integrated units of study and interim, formative, and summative assessments.
  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with students, clients, visitors, and MPS staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.
  • Enthusiastically promotes the Superintendent's goals and priorities in compliance with all policies and procedures.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of work-related issues, records and MPS information.
  • At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of the position.
  • Other duties or tasks may be assigned on an as-needed basis.


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines

Master's degree in education or related field; AND four (4) years of experience in effective instruction teaching a wide range of students from diverse backgrounds in an urban setting; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.

Knowledge of:
  • Applicable policies, procedures and regulations covering specific areas of assignment.
  • Rules and regulations of the Minnesota Departments of Education and other governing agencies.
  • Principles and practices of public sector administrative management, including finance, budgeting, purchasing, contract and grant management, customer service and employee supervision.
  • Instruction based on current educational research and national programs that advance achievement for urban students.
  • Techniques and practices for efficient and cost-effective management of resources.
  • State and Federal laws governing public sector grant funding programs.
  • Local community resources, regional community services programs, and regional training programs.
  • Current educational research, instructional strategies and national programs in ESL teaching.
  • Personal computers utilizing standard software including databases and spreadsheets, and specialized MPS and state agency software applications and procedures.
  • Principles of record keeping and records management.

Skill in:
  • Interpreting and applying AE program standards, public sector grant program procedures, applicable Federal and state rules and regulations, and MPS policies and procedures.
  • Ability to differentiate instruction for a diverse group of learners and plan impactful professional development experiences for teachers.
  • Creating high quality core curriculum and assessments.
  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands; demonstrate systems-thinking.
  • Providing effective customer service and dealing tactfully and courteously with the public.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, clients, advocates and representatives from community groups and government agencies.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and creatively with teams.
  • Strong facilitation and leadership skills; strong communication skills (both verbal and written).


Valid Minnesota Teaching License in English as a Second Language is required.


Work is performed in a standard office environment which requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials (up to 50 pounds) with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. May be required to work extended hours for several consecutive days and travel between building sites. A job in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree or may involve sitting most of the time with long periods of computer work and heavy phone usage.

Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.


Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready. Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.

Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | [No Established Closing Date] | Multilingual (10000025) | Davis Center (0001) | Teaching

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