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Academic Specialist

Company: Page Mechanical
Location: Washington
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

An Academic Specialist at Kingsman Academy will be expected to take a leading role in shaping curriculums and learning strategies that will help their students excel academically. Kingsman Academy uses an integrated program system that matches a student's intervention needs as well as their educational needs. As part of this program, the Academic Specialist's focus will be on "book learning" so-to-speak: teaching students in subjects such as math, language, history, and so forth. The Academic Specialist will be responsible both for general lesson planning as well as individual instruction, especially as regards providing free appropriate public education (FAPE) to those students who are eligible. The Academic Specialist will report to the Program Director for their assigned program.

This position will be fully in-person. We are targeting a hire date of July 1, 2023.
Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
As an academic specialist with Kingsman, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing academic instruction to assigned students, including: designing and implementing personalized literacy and math instruction plans; managing general literacy and math programs; collaborating with tutors; measuring student progress; addressing barriers to learning; effective classroom management, with emphasis on helping students develop positive behaviors; and other duties as needed to fully instruct students.

  • Serving as a member of the Service Delivery Team (SDT) for students on caseload, involving reporting progress with staff, the student, administrators, families, and other service providers.

  • Helping to develop a student's Individual Education Plan (IEP) as well as implementing assigned parts of that plan.

  • Managing data for serving student needs, including using computer systems to enter data into a learning management system and applying data to teaching strategies.

  • Functioning as a liaison between assigned students, families, and staff members to ensure that student progress is being properly attended to.

  • Serving as the main point of contact for all academic inquiries for assigned students.

  • Serving as an advocate for assigned students, including assisting them with schedule flexibility and offering them further opportunities with community and academic partners.

  • Participating in working groups to plan, problem solve, and support school initiatives.

  • Planning and organizing all academics-related activities, referring to learning expeditions, student conferences, seminars, personalized reading and mathematics workshops, and other events.

  • Preparing and administering class schedules, course descriptions, syllabi, handouts, and other class materials.

  • Maintaining student files and records.

    Qualifications and Behavioral Competencies
    A successful candidate will possess the following qualifications, skills, and qualities:

    • Excellent writing, verbal communication, and presentation skills with keen attention to detail.

    • Excellent organizational and monitoring skills; familiarity with lesson planning and other academic organization is highly desirable.

    • General knowledge of computers, student data management systems, and Microsoft Office.

    • Ability to work with a high degree of accuracy.

    • Ability to exercise independent judgment in correcting data errors or omissions.

    • Strong commitment to the mission and core values-civility, contribution, empathy, fortitude, and integrity-of Kingsman Academy Public Charter School.

      About Kingsman Academy
      Kingsman Academy serves students in grades six through twelve in a project-based academic program that emphasizes a therapeutic approach to personalized learning. Kingsman Academy welcomes all students, especially those who are over-aged and under-credited, who have attendance problems, or who have behavioral or emotional challenges.
      The mission of Kingsman Academy is to provide an individualized and rigorous education in a supportive environment to prepare scholars for post-secondary success and responsible citizenship.
      Kingsman Academy offers individualized instruction and additional resources for all students, rich special education services, a strong multi-tiered system of supports, a school-wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports program, and numerous co-curricular and extracurricular programs.
      Americans with Disabilities Specifications
      Physical Demands. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee may occasionally need to lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
      Work Environment. Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
      While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
      An Equal Opportunity Employer
      It is the policy of Kingsman Academy to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage and citizen status, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, prior record of arrest or conviction (except as provided by law), sexual orientation, gender (sex), or any other protected class, and to maintain an environment free of discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, or retaliation as required by civil rights law.

Keywords: Page Mechanical, Washington DC , Academic Specialist, Other , Washington, DC

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