The Director of ParishLab is a full time, 10-month position with responsibility to oversee, teach and manage the Parish Lab program. ParishLab is a resource for students to explore their learning styles, develop their strengths and practice study skills through application and exploration. This class is available for 3rd-12th grade. It is best described via skill levels as opposed to classification by grade or age.
Students move with a natural fluidity through the levels as they gain, and sometimes lose and re-gain, the necessary tools to forge the foundation for their academic success. The essential goals of ParishLab, at all levels, include enhancement of study skills, self-advocacy and organizational focus.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Work with Division Heads and Academic Deans to formulate the ParishLab schedule and determine student availability
Collaborate with Learning Specialists in the continued development of the ParishLab curriculum
Promote ParishLab to qualifying students and families to develop the program across divisions
Facilitate enrollment by providing information and registration process to prospective families
Partner with Director of Auxiliary Communications to effectively promote the program
Maintain and cultivate ParishLab through ongoing parent support and conferences
Assists in implementing goals and objectives of the ParishLab program to the needs of students, teachers and parents.
Teach all sections of ParishLab, including any section before or after school
Record student attendance and participation regularly
Instruct students using the ParishLab curriculum and facilitate all group and individual classroom discussions
Encourage students to analyze, reflect and personalize their study habits; to gain an understanding of their learning style
Work 1:1 with students as needed to support, counsel and resolve concerns as they arise
Communicate in a timely manner with parents regarding the progress of students that are participating in ParishLab
Develop and facilitate parent seminars in an effort to collaborate, educate and support parents
Act as a liaison between teachers, parents, and administrators for students participating in ParishLab
Monitor ParishLab students’ progress and counsel on appropriate communication with faculty, parents and administration
Partner with the Learning Specialists in each division to support the needs of the ParishLab students
Acts as an on-going and effective advocate for ParishLab students learning and academic growth
Partner with faculty in the implementation of classroom strategies and problem solve creative solutions to facilitate students’ success
Attend Conferences to maintain up to date knowledge in the area of Study Skills and Learning Differences
Adheres to the laws, policies, procedures, and ethical standards of the learning assistance profession
Promote the school’s statement of mission and philosophy
MARGINAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Marginal duties of this position include the following. Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks. Other duties may be assigned.
Attends Staff Development Meetings as needed
Attends Auxiliary Programs Team Meetings
Attends School Functions as needed
No supervisory duties assigned. Oversight of learning specialists’ work in Lab to ensure adherence to Lab curriculum and standards of the program. All school employees have some responsibility for supervising students and assisting in maintaining a safe environment.
The School believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or local anti-discrimination laws. The School’s equal employment opportunity practices extend to recruitment, hiring, selection, compensation, benefits, transfer, promotion, training, discipline, and all other terms, conditions, and privileges of employment. All Employees are responsible for complying with the School’s equal employment opportunity policy.
Education and Experience:
Master’s degree or post-graduate work in subject matter and/or educational administration, is preferred
Specialization in academic field of special education, certification in academic language therapy, or equivalent preferred
Training or experience in counseling of children and adolescents preferred
Experience working with a wide range of learning differences in an academic setting
Demonstrates a knowledge and understanding of psychoeducational evaluations and is able to interpret and discuss these results with faculty, staff and parents
Three to five years teaching students in grades 3-12 preferred
Computer proficiency, including MS Word, MS Excel, collaboration software and Google suite.
Ability to use basic office equipment
Job Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Discretion and mature judgment in handling sensitive and confidential information
A team player with strong interpersonal skills to effectively and professionally communicate with students, families, faculty and academic coaches
Must be adept at problem-solving, including being able to identify issues and resolve programs in a timely manner
Must be dependable, able to follow instructions, respond to management direction, and must be able to improve performance through management feedback
Demonstrate initiative and facilitative skills
Contribute positively to employee morale; maintain a positive, pleasant demeanor to all constituencies
Exceptional oral and written communication skills
Flexibility in a dynamic environment
Well organized and able to manage details efficiently
High energy level paired with an accompanying sense of urgency
An accessible and approachable people person with a good sense of humor
Self-confident and secure in one’s achievements without seeking or requiring recognition
Responds well to criticism and deals successfully with challenging people and circumstances
Ability to work both independently and with supervision
Comfortable with driving in the Dallas area to run errands on behalf of the school
About Parish Episcopal School
Thank you for exploring the professional opportunities available at Parish Episcopal School. As a place that seeks to add value to the lives of the students in our community, we search for faculty members who possess a passion for their subject, an eagerness to build meaningful relationships with those they teach and a recognition of the important place that contemplation and reflection hold in the educational process.
If you are committed to purposeful work and possess a spirit of possibility, I would invite you to learn more about Parish through our website and to apply for an appropriate position.
Parish Episcopal School is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by law.