Friendship Public Charter School

  • Director of Professional Learning

  • Overview

    The Director of Professional Learning is a leader with excellent communications and problem-solving skills. The Director of Professional Learning has a record of accomplishment of designing, facilitating, coordinating, promoting, and curating high-quality professional learning programs that builds capacity and foster a learning environment that continuously enhances the districts efforts to close the opportunity gaps for our scholars. This person has implemented practices that attract and support talented staff and build a culture of growth. This position requires the person to orchestrate and monitor quality professional learning for district-wide and campus-based learning that integrates both online, blended and in-seat experiences. The person in this position focuses on practices and structures determined by a district level analysis of student data, instructional and non-instructional. The Director of Professional Learning is self-motivated, dedicated, and has a drive to succeed. They exemplify impeccable judgement, integrity, curiosity and professionalism. They are comfortable with ambiguity and establishing a direction on ones own, with frequent support but without requiring constant supervision.


    ·         Develop a comprehensive Friendship Public Charter School (FPCS) professional development plan that provides appropriate time, resources, and materials to support employees in accomplishing professional learning goals;

    ·         Collect, analyze, and report on teacher performance data to evaluate program effectiveness, determine impact on student achievement, and determine professional development needs;

    ·         Work with the Chief Academic Officer and Chief of Performance to correlate student performance data with teacher evaluation;

    ·         Provide professional development on relevant topics for program coordinators, mentor teachers, school leaders, and other parties as necessary;

    ·         Maintain documentation on program compliance with federal grant regulations and serves as the liaison with related grantors and consultants;

    ·         Collaborate with departments to conduct a comprehensive needs assessment on professional learning needs of employees;

    ·         Create processes to ensure professional learning experiences have dynamic communication, evaluation and metrics connected in order to ensure performance improvement by educators and leaders as a result of participating;

    ·         Work with appropriate staff to develop, maintain and revise online professional learning resources based on systemic review and analysis, including learning management and delivery system;

    ·         Work with district staff to articulate specific ways in which the professional learning program supports student achievement;

    ·         Develop a project management timeline and communication system to ensure the professional learning library of digital professional learning created and implemented for the 2020-2021 SY;

    ·         Develop a process by which personalized and blended coursework for administrators and educators is developed, piloted and published on a consistent and responsive time frame;

    ·         Develop professional relationships with local, state and national thinkers in education and professional learning (education and business) in order to enhance and strengthen the transition model;

    ·         Supervise Professional Learning Communities to support course catalog software, professional support of meetings and events, create induction certificates via learning systems platform;

    ·         Provide opportunities in professional learning that support the implementation of the strategic plan

    ·         Build, nurture, and manage collaborative relationships with a variety of external partners/organizations;

    ·         Demonstrate skill in coaching staff and peers; provide technical assistance to the instructional staff concerning the teaching and learning process; and

    ·         Perform other functions that may be assigned by the administration and/or supervisor.


    • Minimum Bachelors Degree from an accredited four-year college or university;
    • Masters degree in Education or a related field preferred;
    • Minimum of five (5) years of adeptly designing and facilitating professional learning sessions and evaluation of professional groups that respond to evolving staff needs;
    • Minimum of five (3) years experience leading sessions with capacity building outcomes and program impact;
    • Minimum of five (3) years coaching experience, with an emphasis on coaching staff through career transitions and meeting stretch goals;
    • Experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion work in a large organization preferred; and
    • Demonstrated experience as a teacher leader preferred.


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