Middle and Upper School Learning Specialist/SSD Coordinator
Riverdale Country School
May 8, 2018
Bronx, New York
Full Time - Faculty
Riverdale Country School is a PreK - 12 day school in New York City committed to empowering lifelong learners by developing minds, building character, and creating community in order to change our world for the good.
We have a one year leave replacement position available working on our Learning Research Team. This position entails working as a Learning Specialist as well as supporting the SSD coordinator. The learning specialist position includes direct work with students, both those with documented learning differences and those who desire extra help. An important part of the LRT's mission also includes working with faculty on best practices for teaching and keeping up to date (and helping keep others up to date) on effective pedagogy. The hire will also support the SSD Coordinator who is responsible for administering all aspects of standardized testing for Riverdale students who apply for academic accommodations.
The most important qualities of a qualified candidate are:
Documented experience and understanding of the social and emotional development of Middle/Upper School students
A desire to connect personally with adolescents
Ability to work as part of a team in supporting students and families with different learning needs
Attention to detail
Ability to manage and maintain confidential information
Excellent written and oral communication skills
The capacity to work effectively in a fast-paced and sometimes unpredictable environment
The hire will work with a team of five learning specialists, each of whom specializes on working with a particular age group, though there is some flexibility within that system.
It’s worth noting that while the expectation is that this is a one year leave position, joining the faculty and doing so successfully can, on occasion, turn into continuing employment.
Interested and qualified candidates should apply by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Riverdale is excited to see candidates from a variety of different backgrounds and experiences.
About Riverdale Country School
Riverdale Country School is a prekindergarten through grade 12 day school in New York City that combines both traditional and innovative practices to provide an excellent Liberal Arts learning environment. Through our guiding principles--developing minds, building character, and creating community--we aim to shape disciplined and flexible individuals who will change global and local communities for the good.