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TheCollegeBoard Director, AP European History - Course Lead - REQ000545_43245530923_15-3175 in New York, New York

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12016856 The College Board, the national educational organization, is conducting a search for a new position in AP European History in the Advanced Placement (AP®) Program.

About the College Board

We are a mission focused organization that believes that investing in education is investing in the future. From our earliest days, we have devoted ourselves to educational opportunity and achievement. We have promoted innovation, equity and excellence for generations of students. We are advocates for children and parents; we empower teachers and educators; and we are a strong presence in thousands of schools and communities across the country through programs and services - the SAT, Advanced Placement (AP®) and Pre-AP are just few. Our work falls broadly into four categories: College Readiness, College Connection & Success, Student Opportunities and Advocacy.

About Advanced Placement (AP®)

AP® is a rigorous academic program built on the commitment, passion and hard work of students and educators from secondary schools and higher education. With more than 30 courses in a wide variety of subject areas, AP provides willing and academically prepared high school students with the opportunity to study and learn at the college level. Learn more are http://press.collegeboard.org/ap.

About the position

The Director for AP European History is responsible for preserving and improving the quality and validity of the AP Program's core deliverables within the subject domain: the course curriculum, the exam, and the professional development content.

The Director is the primary point of contact in AP for committees and communities of subject-matter experts, typically college professors and secondary school teachers. The Director trains them on curriculum and assessment development protocols, translates between academics and technical experts (test developers and psychometricians), and collaborates to develop curricular and instructional materials and resources to support AP European History teachers worldwide.

In addition, theDirector presents, speaks, and moderates dialogue with large academic and membership audiences to ensure that ongoing change and improvement within AP courses and exams is understood, accepted, and supported in both secondary and post-secondary educational communities.

What you'll do

+ Serve as the thought leader for AP European History teachers worldwide, the primary person responsible for the curriculum, instruction, and assessment for AP European History, as well as the strategic growth of AP European History across the globe.

+ Contribute to current research and best practices related to curriculum development, instructional pedagogies, and assessment; participate in regular discussions with other CIA members on the current professional literature to build a set of common, shared beliefs about AP's direction within the larger educational community.

Curriculum and Instruction

+ Collaborate with the AP Instructional Products team to develop new products designed to address unmet teacher instructional needs, including developing prototypes, participating in small-scale market-testing, and creating models for subsequent development in conjunction with other AP workstreams.

+ Recruit, train, and directly supervise Committee members in designated subject areas as content development contributors. Liaise with key internal stakeholders (AP Publications, AP Project Management, and AP Professional Development staff) to execute project plans.


+ Responsible for the development, review, and approval of all AP European History Exam content in collaboration with AP Assessment staff and ETS test development staff, ensuring the exam development aligns with approved curricula and test specifications.

+ Make recommendations for AP European History exam design improvements in collaboration with and aligned to other College Board initiatives.

+ Monitor and improve exam validity and reader reliability in accordance with established Program thresholds.

+ Conduct multiple face-to-face, weekend meetings and virtual meetings annually with each of the committees within the Director's stewardship as well as other Committee meetings in the discipline as needed.

Strategic Growth

+ Manage existing AP Development Committee recruitment and membership; direct the overarching AP outreach strategy for the AP European History committee.

+ Represent and increase support for the AP Program's mission among external stakeholders in AP European History through a variety of strategies, including growth across all European History programs and initiatives.

+ Recommend strategies and approaches that will help the program effectively scale to support and encourage high usage across urban, suburban and rural districts geographically distributed. Support translating the existing PD model to effectively address the needs of AP teachers in that discipline.

+ Work with the AP H