The part-time temporary Learning Specialist supports students through offering organizational and time management strategies, and teaching effective study skills. They will provide individual instruction as appropriate, and work collaboratively with the Academic Skills Center (ASC) team to meet the needs of students. The Learning Specialist also serves as a resource to faculty and must communicate clearly and effectively with both students and teachers. This position is part-time, 16-20 hours when school is in session through the end of the current academic year. These hours are slightly flexible, and can be negotiated with the Director during the hiring process. In general, the ASC is staffed from 8am-6pm, Monday through Friday, and this P/T position will work within those hours.
MINIMUM JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
• Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree required from an accredited college or university with courses in general education, special education, and related service areas. • Experience as a learning specialist, a math specialist or a teacher working with students with disabilities (ages 14 to 20 years inclusive) to include implementation of learning plans. • Experience supporting students in higher-level mathematics courses is helpful, although not required.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide targeted support in the areas of time management, organization, and effective learning strategies applied to academic content in individual settings. • Provide targeted coaching in specific subject areas, as needed. • Evaluate the individual academic needs of each student referred to the ASC to determine the most appropriate support intervention. • Maintain clear notes for meetings with students and communicate a summary to students via email after their session. Communicate the same information to student team, as necessary. • Proactively monitor progress for students on caseload. • Attend Student Team Meetings for specific students in caseload and other students at risk. • Work closely with the Director and Accessibility Specialist to coordinate services for students, review best practices and recommendations for students, and when major concerns about student progress are noted.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: • Exceptional interpersonal skills for a diverse community and for working effectively with staff, parents and campus-wide colleagues. • Willingness to learn Andover’s academic program, diploma requirements, prerequisites, and best course sequence. • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment in the fulfillment of duties and responsibilities. • Outstanding organizational skills.
This position is not eligible for benefits except those required by law. A full background check will be required.
About Phillips Academy
Established in 1778, Phillips Academy is a co-educational, boarding secondary school located just north of Boston and which educates students of intelligence and integrity from diverse cultural, racial, socioeconomic and geographic backgrounds. Our motto, Non sibi, not for self, was forged by Paul Revere into the original seal 240 years ago. The school's residential structure enables faculty to support students in their personal, social and intellectual development. The academic program fosters excellence in all disciplines within the liberal arts tradition. Faculty members guide students in mastering skills, acquiring knowledge and thinking critically, creatively and independently. The school strives to help young people achieve their potential not only intellectually, but also artistically, athletically and morally, so that they may lead responsible and fulfilling lives.
The Academy embraces equity, inclusion, and wellness and is committed to establishing a community that encourages people of diverse backgrounds and beliefs to understand and respect one another and to embrace differences of race, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, national origin..., and religion. In its programs, the school seeks to promote a balance of leadership, cooperation and service, together with a deeper awareness of the global community and the natural world.
Andover's 1778 Constitution charges the academy to prepare "Youth from every quarter" to understand that "goodness without knowledge is weak...yet knowledge without goodness is dangerous." This obligation challenges students, faculty, and staff in mind, body and spirit to see beyond themselves and to go beyond the familiar; to remain committed to developing what is finest in themselves and others, for others and themselves.