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Curriculum and Instruction Specialist

ESU 17, representing school districts in Brown, Rock, Keya Paha and Cherry Counties, is accepting applications for a Curriculum and Instruction Specialist at the ESU 17 in Ainsworth, NE. ESU 17 offers an outstanding salary and benefit package. For more information regarding this position, please contact Geraldine Erickson.


Department: Professional Development

Job Title: Curriculum and Instruction Specialist

Minimum Requirements:

  • a minimum of 3-5 years teaching experience

  • Valid Nebraska teaching/administrative certificate (Master’s degree preferred)

  • Knowledge of curriculum development and high-quality instructional materials selection

  • Knowledge of MTSS framework

  • Knowledge of effective instructional and assessment practices

  • Understanding of the Continuous School Improvement Process including data analysis, problem-solving, goal setting, and action planning

  • Knowledge of integrating technology into the classroom for effective teaching and learning

  • Effective interpersonal, presentation, and facilitation skills

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Flexibility to work non-traditional hours when necessary

  • Valid Nebraska driver’s license and the ability to drive to meet the requirements of the job


Reports to: ESU 17 Administrator

Evaluation: Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with the provisions of ESU 17 Board Policies and Procedures and as determined to be appropriate.


Essential Functions:

  • Leads adults in the learning process

  • Provide services to member schools in the areas of curriculum, instruction, assessment, continuous improvement, and the integration of technology

  • Digitally document processes and training for future reference

  • Ability to learn, manage and present on multiple topics including educational technology

  • Model effective teaching practices

  • Communicate with ESU, NDE, and school district personnel in a variety of modes

  • Maintain current knowledge and awareness of issues related to curriculum, instruction, assessment, continuous improvement, and the integration of technology

  • Attend meetings related to the role and responsibility of the Teaching and Learning Team (ESUPDO Affiliates, NDE, etc.)

  • Keep up-to-date with state and federal requirements

  • Work as a team member with ESU 17 and school district staff

  • Support ESU 17’s mission and vision

  • Attend and present at professional development workshops and conferences

  • Understand and comply with ESU 17 Board of Education Policies and ESU 17 Staff Handbook

  • Adhere to regular and dependable attendance

  • Other duties as assigned


Work Environment: Mental Demands/Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

  • Frequent Sitting and Driving

  • Frequent travel to area schools with home base at Educational Service Unit 17

  • Occasional prolonged and irregular hours

  • Occasional overnight travel to functions related to role and responsibility

  • Constant repetitive hand motions with prolonged use of a computer

  • Occasional walking, standing, climbing stairs, bending/stooping, and/or reaching/pushing/pulling


Salary and Contract:

  • Salary commensurate with education and experience

  • 195-day contract

Application materials will be due by February 11, 2022. Interviews will be conducted in February with a candidate selection by March 15, 2022. Start date will be on or around July 1, 2022. 


Any questions regarding this position and/or the application process can be directed to:


Geraldine Erickson, Administrator

Educational Service Unit 17

207 North Main 

Ainsworth, NE 69210