Friendship Public Charter School

Gifted & Talented Coordinator

Friendship Public Charter School


The Gifted and Talented Coordinator will establish and lead Friendship’s PK-12 Gifted Program. Through the implementation of best practices, this position ensures the delivery of high quality instructional programming for students, comprehensive PD for teachers and supports for families. The successful candidate for this position will be adept at providing identified students with appropriate learning experiences that develop potential and lead to advanced academic achievement. The Coordinator will work in collaboration with administrators, teachers and families to ensure robust services through staff development, instructional planning, classroom support and home connections.


  • Provides leadership and coordination in the planning, implementation and assessment of curriculum/instructional initiatives related to the PK-12 Gifted Program. 
  • Ensures the delivery of high quality instructional programming through the implementation of best practices. 
  • Coordinates the curriculum development and instructional services for gifted students PK-12. 
  • Plans and designs staff development activities for Gifted Program teachers and Community Office staff. 
  • Develops and implements the strategic plan for services for gifted students according to the Friendship’s goals and priorities. 
  • Supports the effective utilization of school-based personnel by working closely with Principals for scheduling, staffing patterns, facility utilizations, and staff responsibilities. 
  • Coordinates the development and use of procedures and guidelines for evaluation of students in the gifted program. 
  • Plans curriculum and assessment supplies (textbooks, testing instruments) for campus-based programs. 
  • Recommends purchases for organization-wide and campu-level expenditures of materials, supplies, and equipment to support the Gifted and Talented Program. 
  • Prepares the development of an annual budget for the Gifted and Talented Program including organization-wide and campus-based expenditures. 
  • Provides ongoing support to campuses in the identification and evaluation of gifted students. 
  • Recommends personnel for Gifted Education Programs cooperatively with Principals. 
  • Required to have prompt, regular attendance in-person and be available to work on-site, in-person during regular school hours. 
  • Performs other duties as assigned by an appropriate administrator or their representative.
  • Ability to effectively direct, plan, implement and evaluate programs in a school-based environment. 
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills with the ability to lead people and provide direction. 
  • Ability to interpret policy and procedures. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, families and the general public from diverse cultural, social, economic, and educational backgrounds. 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and contribute to a diverse workplace through ideas and experience. 
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Suite including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as software applications relevant to area of responsibility. 
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritize work. 
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt as needed between in-person work environments.


  • Knowledge of the educational needs of gifted and talented students
  • Knowledge of curriculum design and implementation 
  • 3+ years experience working in an urban PK-12 environment
  • 5+ years teaching and/or school administration experience 
  • Bachelor's degree from accredited university
  • Master’s Degree in Education or similar field, preferred with Gifted endorsement required.
  • 5 years of program development, administration, supervision and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job requirements. 
  • Champion for gifted and talented education in urban environments
  • Experience in development of organizational change management methods, tools and frameworks preferred.


FPCS’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, status as a special disabled veteran, or any other protected criteria as established by federal, state, or local laws.  This policy applies to recruitment and hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfer, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.  Employment decisions at FPCS are based solely upon relevant criteria, including an individual’s capabilities, qualifications, training, experience and suitability.



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