Allendale Columbia School seeks an experienced and dynamic educator and learner to join a team of professionals responsible for innovative, authentic, and student-centered programming. The Student Learning Advocate will work in the Middle and Upper Schools to provide academic support for students. In addition to academic support for students, this person will work with Middle and Upper School faculty to build capacity and support their work with students in the classroom.
- Work in collaboration across the Middle and Upper Schools with the school counselor, administrators, teachers, students, and their families to increase student achievement using data informed processes.
- Work 1:1 with students, as well as student groups, to help students maximize their time and strengths to perform best in the classroom setting.
- Work as a member of a team alongside classroom teachers and the school counselor to support student learning and teacher practice, including facilitating grade level meetings regarding academic student concerns.
- Facilitate individual and group professional development for faculty to expand and refine their understanding about research-based effective instruction for teachers.
- Manage the student learning center, which will entail coordination of faculty and student schedules and delivering individual and small group instruction.
- Create and develop further institutional support for AC’s international student population.
- Work with the school counselor to create student accommodation plans (504s) based on educational testing. In addition, this role includes facilitation of all documented learning needs across the Middle and Upper School.
Other responsibilities include duties that engage the student body, including a family style lunch, being an advisor, and sponsorship of student activities like clubs or other student-run events. These items are negotiable depending on the candidate and amount of teaching that is assigned.
The ideal candidate will:
- Be a natural leader, self-starter, and thrive in a creative role that has room to be defined by the person filling it.
- Have prior classroom experience with middle and/or high school aged (10-19) students.
- Have prior knowledge and some experience with special education laws, 504s, IEPs, and ELL (English Language Learner) instructional techniques. It is not required to have certification in this area, but prior knowledge and a willingness to learn is helpful.
- Demonstrate both content and instructional expertise.
- Demonstrate passion for student-centered programs.
- Be a team player willing to try innovative and creative ways to bring excitement to an expanding student support team.
Last, and most important, this position requires a teacher who will change and evolve to meet the needs of students and constantly strive to evolve their practice and embrace the spirit of being a learner not a knower.
Please send cover letter and resume to Lynne Toomey, Executive Assistant to the Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Middle and Upper School Learning Advocate.” Please do not send a fax or a paper copy. For more information, please visit www.allendalecolumbia.org.
Allendale Columbia School, as an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in its hiring of employees on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, citizenship, marital or veteran status, age or disability. We actively seek diversity among faculty and administration as well as among students.
Now well into its second century, Allendale Columbia is a leading independent co-ed college prep school for students in nursery through grade 12. Here, learning goes far beyond books and tests. We have the freedom to dig deeper so students can question more, discuss, debate, and question again. As a result, our students develop critical thinking skills and become effective problem solvers. Our faculty members use their independence and experience to connect knowledge to real life so our students can make more sense of the world–and their place in it. It all adds up to a different school of thought: high expectations and relevant experiences that prepare students to succeed in a global community.