The Northwest School is a college-preparatory, co-educational independent school near the heart of downtown Seattle. We offer a rich and challenging program to roughly 500 students in grades 6 through 12, including 80 international students, many of whom live in our campus dormitory. The Northwest School is committed to a diverse workplace and expects applicants to have a commitment to diversity and social justice. We firmly believe that we are a richer, more creative and dynamic institution when our collective is built with a diverse set of community members. The Northwest School strives for its faculty and student body to reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
The Northwest School seeks a full time, (11 months per year with July off) Learning Resources Coordinator to serve upper school students in supporting their learning needs. Our goal is to support each student effectively while they are on a path to independent learning and self-advocacy. The Learning Resources Coordinator will be responsible for providing support to teachers who are the primary delivery system of accommodations for learning needs. The Coordinator will also support and collaborate with faculty by ensuring they know and use research-based and culturally responsive approaches in this effort. There is some direct limited direct support for students as well.
Essential functions include:
Collaborate with teachers in implementing effective classroom practices that support all students, create and implement clear protocols and accommodations for students, and model for and coach teachers to meet with needs of students with learning differences. Provide group and individual presentations to teachers on accommodating learning differences and styles.
Support students by writing learning support plans (LSPs) that clearly identify classroom accommodations and updating them annually in consultation with parents, teachers, division directors, and outside professionals. Create and maintain a clear system for tracking the writing and approval of LSPs. Ensure the limits and goals of LSPs are clear to teachers, advisors, students, and parents. Monitor LSP progress through regular consultation with teachers and provide correction as needed.
Meet with families throughout accommodation process, interpret and process psycho-educational testing reports and communicate accommodation decisions to families. Provide testing referrals to families.
Manage accommodation process for standardized tests, including College Board and ACT testing.
Partner with the Middle School Learning Resources Coordinator to ensure consistency across divisions, and full implementation of our learning support program.
Partner with division directors to ensure tutor and assessment resources are current.
Participate in the admissions process as an advisor.
Must demonstrate a commitment to the school’s mission, values, and philosophy, especially related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Possess professional knowledge and expertise in the area of learning styles and disabilities, teaching and learning strategies, differentiated learning theories and practices, and culturally responsive teaching.
A master’s degree in a related field and four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and extensive experience sufficient to perform the essential functions of the job.
Ability to communicate effectively and clearly orally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with teachers on learning strategies with an outcome of clear suggestions for classroom practice.
Demonstrated ability to serve as an advocate for students while working within the limits of support and accommodation.
Experience providing professional development and/or training to teachers.
Salary is highly competitive with top independent schools in the region and commensurate with education and experience. The Northwest School offers an excellent benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, and life and accident insurance coverage, fully paid for employee only coverage. A retirement program matches up to 6% of an employee's salary after one year of service in a 403(b) plan. An intentional, mission focused school culture, generous time off, lunch, access to the on-site fitness facility, an exceptional commitment to professional development, and a unique urban location are also benefits of working at the Northwest School.
Please submit a cover letter and resume online: http://northwestschool.org/about-the-school/employment **Please note: we are unable to fully consider materials submitted through other avenues such as Indeed.com without a corresponding application through our website.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values workplace diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, or marital status.
Additional Salary Information: Based on skills and qualifications.
About The Northwest School
The Northwest School is a college-preparatory, co-educational independent school near the heart of downtown Seattle. We offer a rich and challenging program to roughly 500 students in grades 6 through 12, including 75 international students, many of whom live in our campus dormitory. The Northwest School is committed to a diverse workplace and actively encourages applicants with a commitment to issues of diversity and social justice.