Job Description

TOA - Elementary STEAM and Science Curriculum Specialist

Location: Curriculum-DAC

FTE: 1.0

Non-Interim Position

Start Date: 7/26/2024


Purpose Statement

The Elementary STEAM and Science Curriculum Specialist is responsible for supporting Elementary STEAM and Science program initiatives, to include developing and revising curriculum and assessments, facilitating curriculum adoptions and implementation, and overseeing Human Growth and Development curriculum and implementation.  The specialist is also responsible for coaching, supporting, and guiding teachers in best practices for STEAM and Science instruction. The position provides professional development through planned learning sessions and through the job-embedded practices of planning, modeling, and coaching teachers.


The Specialist reports to the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction.


Essential Functions

Collaborates regularly with supervisor,  building administrators, other content curriculum specialists, and department leaders to address areas of greatest need, including development of STEAM and Science curriculum, updating existing curriculum, and effectively incorporating Human Growth & Development into classes.

Participates and collaborates with the STEAM committee.

Leads the development and implementation of elementary STEAM and science curriculum and assessments.


Provides instructional support to elementary STEAM and Science teachers for successful student achievement.


Provides support to teachers and schools, including observing STEAM and Science instruction, planning for instruction, modeling or co-teaching, consulting, reflecting, and offering feedback to teachers as needed.


Assists teachers with classroom organization, materials procurement, and learning activities that support learning targets and objectives.


Analyzes data to determine benchmarks, establish goals, and monitor improvement in STEAM and Science learning across the district and in schools. Develops concrete steps to address identified needs.


Provides developmental assistance and resources for teachers to meet the varied learning needs of students.

Supports the work of content teams by attending, participating, and facilitating professional learning communities.


Plans and facilitates elementary STEAM PLC meetings and district-wide professional development to ensure curricular and instructional consistency.


Attends professional development and activities to improve knowledge of content, instructional strategies, coaching skills, and adult learning theory.


Informs staff of emerging STEAM and Science technologies.


Facilitates processes for selecting and implementing curriculum resource adoptions and supplementary materials.


Supports and encourages inquiry-based, hands-on, and lab-based STEAM and Science instruction for all elementary students.  


Works with the Arizona Department of Education, other district curriculum specialists, and experts in the field to keep PVSchools at the forefront of STEAM and science instruction, curriculum alignment with standards, and assessment.  

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

SKILLS are required to perform multiple tasks with a potential need to upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: analytical and critical thinking using computational techniques, with a focus on applying district, state and federal policies and regulations; operating standard computing equipment; performing standard searching and sorting techniques of digital information; preparing and maintaining accurate records; utilizing pertinent software applications; maintaining a strict and high level of confidentiality and ethics; being self-motivated and devoted; with excellent collaborative, organization and communication skills.


KNOWLEDGE is required to perform basic numeracy, logic, statistics, including calculations using fractions, percents, probability, inference, and query language; read a variety of manuals, write documents using native and numerical languages following prescribed formats, and/or present information to others; and understand complex, multi-step written and oral instructions. Specific knowledge based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: script, query, sequel, and programming logic.


ABILITY is required to schedule and coordinate activities; query and collate data; and use computational equipment, network services and software applications, job related equipment such as that used for photocopying, printing, labeling, and data copying. Flexibility is required to work and collaborate with others in a variety of time and socially sensitive circumstances; work with data utilizing defined but different processes; and operate equipment using defined methods. Ability is also required to work with a wide diversity of individuals; work with similar types of data; and utilize job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to identify issues and create action plans. Problem solving with data may require independent interpretation; and problem solving with equipment is limited. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: maintaining confidentiality; meeting deadlines and schedules; setting priorities; and working with detailed information.



Responsibilities include: working under direct supervision using standardized routines; providing information and/or advising others; utilization of some resources from other work units may be required to perform the job’s functions. There is a continual opportunity to have some impact on the organization’s services.


Work Environment

The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands; some lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling. And significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 60% sitting, 20% walking and 20% standing. This job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment.


Experience:   Experience in a K-12 work environment

Education: Bachelor degree or higher, in Education, Management, or related area.



Required Testing:                                           Certificates and Licenses:

                                                                     Education Certification in Arizona K12


Continuing Educ./ Training:                             Clearances:

                                                                     Criminal Background Clearance

                                                                     Valid Arizona IVP Fingerprint Clearance Card


FLSA Status -Exempt

Paradise Valley Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), or Title II of the Genetic Information NonDiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) may contact the Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources.

Primary Location: Curriculum

Shift Type: 1.0 FTE

Job Contact Information

Applications will be accepted beginning
Thursday, March 28, 2024 12:00 AM
(Mountain Standard Time)

Application Instructions

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