The role of the Global Community Scholars Coordinator & Academic Coach (The Coordinator) is to support the cultural and academic needs of students for whom a language other than English is spoken at home. For Upper School students, the primary tasks include providing and arranging for academic tutoring as needed, acting as a liaison with families, facilitating communication with faculty, assisting with the college process, and generally supporting students’ full access to the Waynflete program. The Coordinator also consults with faculty and staff in Lower and Middle School on behalf of students in those divisions for whom a language other than English is spoken at home. In addition, the Coordinator proposes and actively supports diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives throughout the school, including professional development for faculty and staff. The position reports directly to the Assistant Head.
Candidates should possess a strong foundation in teaching and learning strategies, including training in and an understanding of diverse student backgrounds. Experience with Portland’s resettled refugee communities and international students is preferred. Candidates should have excellent communication and dialogue skills as well as a strong ability to connect with students in the service of building a culture of belonging, cultivating student leadership skills, and supporting students’ social and emotional experience at school.
Minimum educational experience: Bachelor’s degree in education, multicultural studies, or related field. Teacher certification with ESL endorsement and/or a relevant Masters degree is preferred.
About Waynflete School
Located in Portland, Maine, Waynflete School is an independent day school providing education from early childhood through grade 12. Combining high expectations with playful exploration, where commitment to community and respect for individuality go hand-in-hand, students are encouraged to develop a love for learning that can last a lifetime.