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The College Board Director, AP Computer Science in Denver, Colorado

Director, AP Computer ScienceCollege Board - AP&IRemoteAbout the TeamThe Advanced Placement Curriculum and Assessment team supports College Boardin serving more than seven million students a year as they prepare for asuccessful transition to college through programs and services in collegereadiness and college success - speci?cally through the AdvancedPlacement (AP) Program. With more than 38 courses in a variety of subjectareas, we are committed to promoting innovation, equity, and excellencefor generations of students. Within the Advanced Placement and CurriculumAssessment pillar, our team focuses primarily on the development and growthof existing AP Mathematics and Computer Science courses and the launch of newcourses within the subject.The Director for AP Computer Science A is a member of the Mathematics andComputer Science department and works collaboratively with experts in thedepartment and across all STEM subjects to improve curriculum,instruction, and assessment for all mathematics and computer science courses.About the OpportunityAs the Director for AP Computer Science A, you will be responsible forpreserving and improving the quality and validity of the AP Program's coredeliverables within the subject domain: the course curriculum, the exam,and the professional development content. You will serve as the primary pointof contact in AP for committees and communities of subject-matter experts andwill be responsible for the curriculum, instruction, and assessment for APComputer Science, as well as the strategic growth of AP Computer Scienceacross the globe. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to present,speak, and moderate dialogue with academic and membership audiences toensure that ongoing change and improvement within AP courses and exams isunderstood, accepted, and supported in secondary and post-secondaryeducationalIn this role, you will:Curriculum and Instruction (35-40%)* Collaborate with the AP Instructional Products team to develop new productsdesigned to address unmet teacher instructional needs, including developingprototypes, participating in small-scale market-testing, and creatingmodels for subsequent development in conjunction with other AP workstreams* Provide curriculum and assessment development protocol training, translatebetween academics and technical experts (test developers andpsychometricians), and collaborate to develop curricular and instructionalmaterials and resources to support AP Computer Science teachers worldwide* Recruit, train, and directly supervise Committee members in designatedsubject areas as content development contributors. Liaise with key internalstakeholders (AP Publications, AP Project Management, and APProfessional Development staff) to execute project plans* Contribute to current research and best practices related to curriculumdevelopment, instructional pedagogies, and assessment; participate inregular discussions with other Curriculum and Assessment team members on thecurrent professional literature to build a set of common, shared beliefsabout AP's direction within the larger educational community* Collaborate with external curriculum development and professional learningproviders to ensure curriculum materials are aligned to course content andskills, support the overarching AP course goals, and provide qualitymaterials for teachers and studentsAssessment (45-50%)* Develop, review, and approve AP Computer Science Exam content incollaboration with AP Assessment staff and ETS test development staff,ensuring the exam development aligns with approved curricula and testspecifica* Make recommendations for AP Computer Science exam design improvements incollaboration with and aligned to other College Board initiatives* Monitor and improve exam validity and reader reliability in accordance withestablished AP program thresholds* Conduct multiple face-to-face, weekend meetings, and virtual meetingsannually with each of the committees within the Director's stewardship aswell

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