Job Description

Dual Language Content Specialist
2020-2021 School Year


JOB GOAL: To assure that all students achieve at a high academic standard. To provide
students with the opportunity to become college and career ready in a competitive world through academic excellence in content areas while acquiring scholastic achievement in two languages

• Certified elementary, secondary or special education teacher.
• Bilingual or ESL endorsement required.
• At least three years of teaching experience with excellent evaluations.
• Demonstrates proficiency in teaching language learners as evidenced by principal’s evaluations and student achievement.
• Demonstrates proficiency in English and Spanish Language Development.
• Demonstrates knowledge of state and federal program guidelines for servicing Language Learners in a 50-50 Dual Language Immersion (DLI) Model
• Demonstrates knowledge of state program guidelines for English Language Development for all English language learners.
• Demonstrates knowledge of state and national English as a Second Language Standards.
• Views self as a learner and seeks professional challenges.
• Demonstrates leadership qualities and works comfortably with adults.
• Holds high expectations for her/himself and colleagues, as well as students.
• Stays focused, open and committed to a set of beliefs with a willingness to accept the challenges of sharing a strong and committed belief in second language acquisition.
• Commitment to on-going professional development in second language acquisition as evidenced by working with colleagues, attending and presenting at conferences, workshops and classes.
• Demonstrates proficiency in communicating in a meaningful way with all stakeholders regarding DLI classroom instructional strategies.
• Evidence of independent decision-making skills.
• Evidence of collaborative skills, asset-based focus, and student focused.
• Evidence of leadership in delivery of professional development for teachers.
• Spanish speaking ability desirable.
• Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

REPORTS TO: Director of Teaching & Learning & Assistant Director of Language Acquisition


Responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

1. Responsibilities are determined in part by the goals, objectives and requirements for providing academic services to all English Language Learners in the Dual Language program.
2. Implements systems/structures to ensure all EL students, including newcomers, have access to all district academic and extracurricular programs and offerings.
3. Supports asset-based additional opportunities for students to further language and literacy development during and/or outside of the regular school day.
4. Fosters mentor/mentee relationships with EL students to support their progress and adjustment as they acquire a new language.
5. Provides professional development one-to-one and in group settings for certified and classified staff on:
• Language development, integrating language and content instruction, strategically differentiating for students’ varied levels of English and Spanish proficiency, planning and scheduling, strategies and scaffolds, connections between/among languages, etc.
6. Models effective use of differentiated instruction for teachers.
7. Provides classroom support consistent with the goals of the Dual Language Program in the Cartwright School District. This may include observing teachers, co-planning with teachers, providing resources and conducting dialogue sessions.
8. Participates in staff development activities such as content workshops, summer institutes and monthly meetings.
9. Supports site specialists and administrators around what to look for and how to provide support to teachers implementing DL.
10. Foster celebration of ELs’ multicultural/multilingualism in classrooms, schoolwide and districtwide
11. Continues own professional development through at least the following activities:
• involvement in professional organizations;
• attendance and presentation at professional conferences;
• facilitation of colleague visits and school visitations;
• preparation of publications, and continuous professional reading;
• Stays informed on all matters of importance related to student achievement and program evaluation.
12. Performs other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Director and Assistant Director of Language Acquisition.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Employment year is nine months. Salary Schedule and fringe benefits as approved by the Governing Board.

Candidates must submit the following to Human Resources:
External candidates should complete an on-line certified application and Internal candidates should complete an on-line certified Internal application
• Three (3) current letters of recommendation
• A copy of a current Arizona Teaching Certificate, or Home State License
• A Current Professional Résumé
• A current Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card or proof of application for an Arizona Fingerprint Clearance Card.


Contact Person:
Cartwright School District
Haidee Ruiz, Human Resources Executive Coordinator

(623) 691-3911 FAX: (623) 691-4079

Thomas Hancock, Director of Human Resources

(623) 691-4080

Primary Location: Educational Services

Shift Type: Full-Time

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Monday, April 27, 2020 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

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