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Director-Marist Academic Center

School: Marist School
Available Position: Teacher
Description:

MISSION
The mission of Marist School is to form the whole person in the image of Christ through instruction grounded in religious values, the teachings of the Catholic Church, and the spirit of the Society of Mary. This mission is advanced through communal pursuit of excellence in academic, religious, extracurricular, leadership, and service programs.

SUMMARY
The full-time faculty member is hired by the Principal and reports additionally to the Academic Dean

SCOPE OR RESPONSIBILITY
Responsibilities Include:
• Oversee and manage daily schedules and activities in the Academic Center
• Oversee budget and ordering of supplies and materials for the Academic Center
• Coordinate and oversee content faculty who assist students in the Academic Center
• Work with families as the primary contact throughout the psychoeducational evaluation process
• Consult with psychologists throughout the evaluation process to coordinate appropriate accommodations
• Create individual learning plans for students based on evaluation recommendations
• Conduct parent meetings as needed to discuss learning plans and or academic concerns
• Work with counselors and registrar to manage scheduling concerns for students with learning plans
• Work with students individually to provide assistance with accommodations, to work on developing study strategies as needed, and promote proactive self-advocacy skills
• Submit and maintain all standardized test accommodations (College Board, ACT)
• Collaborate and provide resources for classroom teachers to help support diverse learners
• Collaborate with the Admissions team to provide feedback and projections for applicants
• Work with groups of students in the Skills and Strategies for Success prescriptive study hall program
• Serve on school committees that provide support for students and the school
• Consistently seek and participate in professional development opportunities in the field of learning and attention differences

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Instruct students in a manner that is faithful to the Catholic Church and its teachings.
• Deliver essential content as outlined in the course description and required by the Department Chair.
• Evaluate students frequently using best practices of authentic assessments, both formative and summative.
• Give frequent feedback to students regarding their progress in the course.
• Keep grades up-to-date in the online grading software.
• Differentiate instruction based on student learning styles and needs.
• Provide assistance and intervention for students who would benefit from it.
• Attend to parent concerns and communicate with parents when their child is struggling in a manner that is professional and compassionate.
• Maintain positive rapport with students
• Keep current in areas of pedagogy, skills, and content.
• Set annual professional development goals aimed at advancing the quality of teaching and learning.
• Embrace a spirit of collaboration with colleagues.
• Serve as a student Advisor (grades 9-12) or a Foundations House Leader (grades 7-8).
• Interact professionally with adults and students within the guidelines of the Boundaries Policy.
• Maintain professional standards of dress and grooming.
• Be present in a classroom or designated area during the assigned times from 8:00am-3:30pm as well as at other times outside of the school day as required by the Principal.
• Maintain a safe and orderly environment.
• Record daily student attendance.
• Attend regular meetings, departmental, faculty, etc.
• Be present at school masses and assemblies and supervise students.

RISK MANAGEMENT STANDARDS
Specific abuse risk management standards are summarized as follows.
• Adhere to boundaries with students.
• Attend required abuse risk management training.
• Report suspicious and inappropriate behaviors.
• Follow mandated abuse reporting requirements.
• Adhere to job specific abuse management responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS
• A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in education or in the primary teaching area is required. A Master’s degree in special education/learning disabilities is preferred. Transcripts must be submitted.
• A minimum of two (2) references.
• A completed background check.
• A completed drug and illegal substances screen.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT
The employee is expected to adhere to all employer policies and to act as a role model in the adherence to employer policies.

The statements contained herein describe the scope of the responsibility and essential functions of this position, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other areas to cover absences or relief to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload.


Contact name: Susan Simon
Contact email address: simons@marist.com


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