Learning Specialist

Contact Name: 
Phelana Pang
Job Location: 
Seattle Girls' School 1700 24th Ave S Seattle, WA 98144
Position Description: 
Our Mission is to inspire and develop courageous leaders who think independently, work collaboratively, learn joyfully, and champion change. We seek a part-time learning specialist starting August 2023. At Seattle Girls’ School*, we use an experiential, joy-filled, inquiry-based approach. We seek teachers who are collaborative, flexible, and love learning and doing alongside middle school girls and gender nonconforming students. Teachers work collaboratively to write original curriculum (no textbooks here!) that is project-based and hands-on, and integrates anti-bias work into everything they do. This part-time learning specialist position (30 hours/week, 0.75 FTE) is an opportunity to support students and teachers in making the most of a transformative SGS experience. Principal Duties and Responsibilities: -Build upon the existing academic culture of SGS to support teachers in providing innovative, motivating, and relevant learning experiences for middle school girls and gender nonconforming students. -Engage students in differentiated and meaningful learning through culturally responsive teaching practices. -Write and manage individual learning plans that target specific curricular/learning needs and outline necessary classroom and testing accommodations. -Act as case manager to all students who have a learning plan, providing one-on-one or small group support related to study skills, executive functioning, and personal empowerment. -Lead goal setting meetings twice a year with learning plan families. -Provide ongoing consultation and referral for new testing and retesting, tutors, and other supports. -Assume an active role in student support meetings and meet regularly with the Dean of Students and Assistant Head of School. -Act as liaison for communication between the school and outside academic support professionals. -Interpret educational evaluations and conduct student observations to identify helpful strategies and accommodations. -Oversee academic accommodations for students with learning plans in the classroom and on standardized tests. -Support teaching staff by offering resources, assistance, advice, and training to enable faculty to better meet the needs of all learners. -Support the admissions process by reviewing applications for students with learning support needs. -Beyond your curricular responsibilities, actively engage around the larger mission of SGS to develop students’ leadership and their understanding of social justice. -Model a growth mindset by learning alongside students and colleagues. -Engage in continuous personal identity development work, specifically in regards to race and privilege, and support students in their own learning. -Provide a safe and active environment that will benefit each SGS student. -Other duties as needed. Qualifications: -B.A./B.S. is required -Master’s Degree in Special Education or a related field preferred -Classroom teaching experience in upper elementary and/or middle school grades preferred -Experience with middle school-aged students -Experience with student support for learning differences, especially related to reading, math, and attention/executive functioning -Experience reading and analyzing educational testing evaluations -A high level of cultural competence and sensitivity to the needs of middle school-aged girls and gender nonconforming students Compensation: Salary and benefit package commensurate with experience. The annual salary range for our full-time faculty is $64,000-$85,000. SGS uses a salary scale that takes years of experience and degrees attained into account. All faculty are compensated according to the scale and dependent on those two data points. To Apply: Please submit a letter of interest and resume to: apply@seattlegirlsschool.org. Questions welcome via email. *Seattle Girls' School ("SGS") does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religion, disability, family composition, or other legally protected status in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs. SGS admits female students, regardless of the gender they were assigned at birth, and non binary students who were assigned female at birth. Learn more about our school at: http://www.seattlegirlsschool.org/
Job Type: 
Target Audience: 
Undergraduate Students
Undergraduate Alumni
Graduate Alumni
Master in Teaching Alumni (certified teachers)
Graduate Students
Master in Teaching Students
Application Deadline Date: 
Friday, February 24, 2023