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High School Adviser

Innovation, Policy, and Research

Start Date: Sep 01, 2017
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Position Vacancy - High School Adviser

Program Overview:

Bank Street’s Liberty LEADS Program (LLP) offers a comprehensive set of educational programs designed to meet the cognitive,¬¬ social, and personal needs of students, beginning in grade five through their final year of college. This holistic dropout prevention and college access program has a strong track record supporting underserved and underrepresented youth in discovering their strengths and talents, and giving them access to the resources necessary to realize their potential and make positive contributions to society. The program is guided by the principle that all children have gifts, talents, and great potential and can contribute to one another’s social and academic growth.

Position Summary:

Liberty LEADS seeks a High School Advisor to work as a team member in advocating for, and supporting high school students’ towards achieving their academic potential. The High School Advisor/Curriculum Developer will also provide college preparatory services to high school students. In addition to the student support the High School Advisor/Curriculum Developer will also support the afterschool and Saturday program with curriculum development.

Responsibilities:

• Support High school students’ academic and programmatic needs.
• Counsel students and parents on academic issues and outreach services for students and families and meet with parents and provide necessary support
• Advocate for youth in schools and with the Dept. of Education and conduct school visits
• Work with students on their summer program search and applications. Assist students in setting short- and long-term goals for completing high school and develop a plan with objectives and methods for meeting these aims
• Monitor student promotion to next grade level and make plan with students to ensure promotion
• Ensure that students are involved in Liberty programming and conduct weekly outreach
Create individual student schedules and behavior management plans
• Oversee all aspects of Saturday and after school academic/recreational/enrichment classes and events for 11th graders
• Plan and implement the after school program and Saturday program for 11th graders
• Collect and produce attendance and outreach rosters; coordinate class meeting times and spaces; general planning and implementation of the after school program; maintain order during transitions
• Recruit, interview, hire, train, and supervise high school grade instructors
• Disseminate information and resources among instructors.
• Maintain and update educational records of students.
• Recommend teaching techniques and the use of different or new technologies to HS teachers
• Develop procedures for teachers to implement lessons
Additional responsibilities include:
● Maintain and update student and program data for evaluative purposes
● Assist in the preparation of reports to New York State Educational Department and other
funders
● Attend weekly staff meetings
● Create and run workshops for students. Parents, and teachers
● Weekend work required
● Attend overnight retreats

Qualifications:

• Bilingual- Spanish Necessary
• Masters in Education and or Special Education
• Experience working with adolescent-aged students in grades 5-12
• 2 + years teaching experience preferred
• Familiarity with the NYC public school system and Common Core a plus
• Ability to multi-task, comfortably switch gears and prioritize workload
• Strong interpersonal skills in relating to multiple audiences, including students, parents, educators, and colleagues
• Meticulous organizational and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
• Ability to work well in a team

Bank Street College of Education is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, national origin, ethnic origin, citizenship status, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in its employment policies and other college administered programs.  In addition, Bank Street College of Education will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Bank Street has been recognized as a leader in education, and strives to have its faculty and student body reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

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