Administrative Manager

Administrative Manager

Position: Administrative Manager (AM)

Supervisor: Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

Regular Hours: M – F 9:00-5:00pm

On-Call Availability: (Emergencies)

Qualifications

  • B.A. /B.S. in liberal arts, business administration, or related field, as well as a minimum of two years performing advanced administrative duties. 
  • Experience with compliance, regulatory, privacy and confidentiality rules and laws.
  • Experience in managing and analyzing data. Excellent attention to detail; good understanding of data, mathematic functions and operations; ability to meet deadlines; ability to work well in a team; capacity to supervise; and honesty and discretion

Description

The Administrative Manager will be responsible for managing key administrative functions and creating cohesion across programs and departments in the areas of administration, compliance and data management.

Duties

  • Supervision: The AM will supervise key administrative staff who support all areas of school functioning.
    • Data Analyst- The Data Analyst supports all program data systems and their end users. The Data Analyst maintains and trains staff on the use of the student information systems. S/he produces efficient data models and reporting tools for staff and internal teams. The DA also produces all externally-mandated data reports, and reports required by the board of trustees and MOUs with external partners.
    • Enrollment Manager- The Enrollment Manager enrolls students in The Next Step, monitors their attendance, prepares student schedules, maintains the student roster, prepares student transcripts, and withdraws students, and ensures that the enrollment process and student information is correct.  The Enrollment Manager supervises the evening Registrar.
    • Food Service Specialist- The Food Service Specialist is responsible for managing the provision of three free meals each day to all TNS students.  
    • Receptionist/Administrative Assistant – The Administrative Assistant is supervised and works for the Administrative Manager and the Human Resources Director.  S/he performs reception duties at the front desk and assists the HR Director with administrative tasks in his/her department.  S/he will manage the usage of common spaces in the facility.

Data

  • With support from senior management, the AM will ensure that all internal and external data requirements are being met, that adequate systems and processes are in place, and that systems are developed to meet newly identified needs.  The AM will help identify additional resources needed, or pilots to be developed to support data management and analysis.

Compliance  

  • The Administrative Manager will serve as the school’s overall compliance monitor, ensuring adherence to all legal and regulatory requirements, reporting requirements, and policy and procedure mandates. 
  • Serve as Title IX Coordinator and Title VI Coordinator
  • Ensure compliance with applicable OSSE and federal Department of Education rules and regulations.
  • Manage the PCSB compliance system, including processes and documentation related to contracting, licensing, etc.
  • Ensure that the school has in place all required staff compliance positions and licensing. 

Policies and Procedures

  • The AM will ensure that all TNS has all necessary policies and procedures in place, that such policies are up-to-date with internal needs and external requirements, and that staff, students, and board members are familiar with all relevant policies.

National School Lunch Program

  • AM will manage the NSLP through the following:
    • Secure food vendor, bid as necessary, manage vendor contract and relationship.
    • Supervise food handler and ensure compliance with local and state laws and regulations pertaining to food safety and service.
    • Ensure delivery and quality and quantity of food for breakfast, lunch, and supper daily.
    • Manage NSLP lunch applications, certification, and verification process.
    • Produce and sign NSLP and HAS claims, and submit to OSSE.
    • Work with OSSE representative for school and document reviews, compliance regulations, and attend mandatory trainings.
    • Maintain Health Schools Act Plan and manage wellness team

General Responsibilities of all Staff Members

  • As a member of The Next Step staff, this position also involves the following:
    • Fully embrace and promote The Next Step’s mission and values
    • Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all students
    • Consistently implement school-wide expectations in common areas
    • Participate actively in special events, community days, and graduations that occur on site, community meetings and staff meetings as needed.
    • Work cooperatively with colleagues to develop and implement effective and relevant policies
    • Adhere to school policies as described in employee handbook
    • Reflect upon performance, set goals for improvement, and take advantage of training opportunities to learn and implement effective strategies
    • Maintain an organized, clean, and inviting work area

If you meet the qualifications and would like to apply for this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to jobs@nextsteppcs.org, with “Administrative Manager” in the subject line.

 

Resource and Enrichment Coordinator

 Resource and Enrichment Coordinator

Department: Career and Life Skills

Reports to: Career and Life Skills Director

FLSA Status: Exempt

Hours: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Tuesday and Thursday

Purpose of position

The Resource and Enrichment Coordinator is critical to the success of The Next Step Public Charter School and its Career and Life Skills department. The purpose of the Resource and Enrichment Coordinator is to serve as the point of contact for all college and career partnerships, connect college and career readiness advisors and students with resources to develop and maintain skills to gain independence and successfully manage postsecondary responsibilities and daily living tasks and to collaborate with Student Support Services (SSS) and college and career advisors for department events. 

The individual in this role will execute these duties in a way that 1. embraces the identities of all students attending The Next Step PCS, 2. Is engaging and interactive. 

The primary responsibility of the coordinator is to coordinate the delivery of services that expand upon college and career and SSS services already provided at The Next Step. This position requires significant interaction with the general public, such as community groups, targeted organizations, consultants, higher education institutions, vocational programs, scholarships organizations, etc.

As the main point of contact, the Resource and Enrichment Coordinator will initiate and facilitate communication and linkage with community resources to the school community. In collaboration with the college and career readiness advisors and the SSS team, the Resource and Enrichment Coordinator will schedule department events. The Resource and Enrichment Coordinator will also manage the storage of all resource contacts while working with the data analyst to build sustainable systems for contact storage. Further, the Resource and Enrichment Coordinator will manage the Career and Life Skills department’s social media presence.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Must have 2 years or more experience in working with opportunity youth, having a knowledge-base of young adult focused resources in Washington, DC is a plus.

Essential Skills

  • Must have an understanding of adolescent and young adult development as it relates to independence, self-sufficiency and career options.
  • Must be aware of relevant social matters that directly impact TNS students and embrace ethnic and cultural differences.
  • Must be able to advocate for students while, at times, navigating bureaucratic issues with agencies.
  • Must be innovative and comfortable with trying new ways of working professionally.
  • Must be able to take a lead role and initiative on a regular basis.
  • Must be motivated to work as a member of various, multi-disciplinary teams, and be open to accepting input from a variety of professionals when appropriate.
  • Must be flexible and able to adapt quickly to programming shifts that may occur based on informal and formal feedback.
  • Must have excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must have fluency with software, hardware, basic office equipment, and online programs used to track and maintain student data.
  • Must be bilingual (Spanish and English).
  • Must be comfortable speaking to students and/or staff in large groups and one-on-one.
  • Must be able to multitask several projects at a time.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain a high level of ethical conduct regarding confidentiality, dual-relationships, and professional boundaries and stature.
  • Seek out, mobilize and maintain relationships with various community agencies for students.
  • Maintain partnerships’ contact information in a way that is organized and accessible while also working with the data analyst for sustainable maintenance.
  • Follow-up on multi-agency services to determine relevance for The Next Step PCS community.
  • Participate as a member of the Career and Life Skills team and other school-based teams, when appropriate, to promote student interest programs/activities.
  • Facilitate communication between the partnerships and The Next Step Community.
  • Regularly collaborate with teachers, staff, community members and parents and assesses students to determine ongoing student academic needs, career interests and life skills needs for new partnerships.
  • Maintain department social media pages by publicizing all events and opportunities within an appropriate timeframe and response to interested replies.
  • Maintain department event pictures.
  • Seek partnerships with community agencies, vocational organizations and higher education institutions and coordinate activities and programs that complement the department and school curriculum.
  • Organize SSS and college and career events on and off-site.
  • Assist college and career readiness advisors in matching students/alumni with available and appropriate resources.
  • Assist with tracking exiting student employment and post-secondary placement for PMF.
  • Serves on the graduation committee.
  • Provide program details (as needed) to Career and Life Skills Director for monthly reports.
  • Attend professional development provided by the school or approved by Career and Life Skills Director.
  • Conduct other duties as assigned.  
 

General responsibilities of all staff members

As a member of The Next Step staff, this position also involves the following:

  • Fully embrace and promote The Next Step’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all students.
  • Consistently implement school-wide expectations in classrooms and common areas.
  • Participate actively in staff meetings, team meetings, IEP meetings, START meetings, and Monday community meetings.
  • Participate actively in special school-wide events and college and career events.
  • Participate actively in school responsibilities such as hallway and lunch supervision.
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues to develop and implement effective and relevant policies and programs.
  • Adhere to school policies as described in personnel manual and/or staff handbook and department handbook.
  • Reflect upon performance, set goals for improvement, and take advantage of training opportunities to learn and implement effective strategies.
  • Maintain an organized, clean, and inviting work area.

If you meet the qualifications and would like to apply for this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to: jobs@nextsteppcs.org, with “Resource and Enrichment Coordinator” in the subject line.

 

College and Career Advisor

College and Career Readiness Advisor 

Department: Career and Life Skills

Reports to: Career and Life Skills Director

FLSA Status: Exempt

Hours: Day School: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday; Night School: 1:00 PM – 9:00 PM, Monday – Thursday and 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Friday or 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM, Monday – Thursday 

Purpose of position

The College and Career Readiness Advisor is critical to the success of The Next Step Public Charter School and its College and Career Readiness Department. The purpose of the College and Career Readiness Advisor is to expose all students to college and career options by exposing them to various resources and work with students transitioning from The Next Step to ensure positive outcomes after leaving The Next Step. The College and Career Readiness Advisor helps current students and alumni navigate systems to foster their ability to determine options for post-secondary education and/or career interests. The individual in this role guides students in exploring and making decisions about their futures and assists students in developing SMART goals and completing the steps needed to get there. The College and Career Readiness Advisor also maintains positive relationships with community partners and assists with scheduling and organizing department events. As a member of The Next Step community, the College and Career Readiness Advisor values academic achievement, persistence, responsibility, structure, support, collaboration and respect.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Must have 2 years or more experience in working with opportunity youth, having a knowledge-base of young adult-focused resources in Washington, DC is a plus.

Essential Skills

  • Must have an understanding of adolescent and young adult development as it relates to independence, self-sufficiency and career options.
  • Must be aware of relevant social matters that directly impact TNS students and embrace ethnic and cultural differences.
  • Must be able to advocate for students while, at times, navigating bureaucratic issues with agencies.
  • Must be innovative and comfortable with trying new ways of working professionally.
  • Must be a team player, willing to lead when appropriate, and able to accept direction from a variety of professionals as appropriate to the interests of the students.
  • Must be flexible and able to adapt quickly to programming shifts that may occur based on informal and formal feedback.
  • Must have excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must have fluency with software, hardware, basic office equipment, and online programs used to track and maintain student data.
  • Must be bilingual (Spanish and English).
  • Must be comfortable in speaking to students and/or staff in large groups and one-on-one.

Responsibilities

  • Work with caseload and alumni individually to assess their transition needs, desires, and transition opportunities.
  • Work with lower level students to expose them to various transition opportunities.
  • Work with students to obtain validated transcripts or complete high school diploma as see fit.
  • Work with partnerships, established by Career and Life Skills Director and Resource and Enrichment Coordinator, to strengthen opportunities for postsecondary placement and success for Next Step students.
  • Work with dual enrollment partners to assist students through the enrollment process and serves as the liaison/advocate throughout the semester.
  • Organize, with Resource and Enrichment Coordinator, college and career events on and off-site.
  • Guide alumni in applying for financial aid and scholarships.
  • Guide alumni in applying for post-secondary placement.
  • Document and maintain information on student information system as it relates to the college and career department.
  • Maintain digital student files.
  • Draft and post alumni and staff spotlights.
  • Deliver college and career course each semester.
  • Organize and deliver workshops for postsecondary and career options, resume writing, personal statement writing and interviewing skills for alumni, caseload and lower level students.
  • Track exiting student employment and postsecondary placement for PMF.
  • Serve on the graduation committee.
  • Provide program details (as needed) to Career and Life Skills Director for monthly reports.
  • Seek out and attend professional development opportunities provided by school or approved by Career and Life Skills Director. 

General responsibilities of all staff members

As a member of The Next Step staff, this position also involves

  • Fully embrace and promote The Next Step’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all students.
  • Consistently implement school-wide expectations in classrooms and common areas.
  • Participate actively in staff meetings, team meetings, IEP meetings, START meetings, and Monday community meetings.
  • Participate actively in special school-wide events and college and career events.
  • Participate actively in school responsibilities such as hallway and lunch supervision.
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues to develop and implement effective and relevant policies and programs.
  • Adhere to school policies as described in personnel manual and/or staff handbook and department handbook.
  • Reflect upon performance, set goals for improvement, and take advantage of training opportunities to learn and implement effective strategies.
  • Maintain an organized, clean, and inviting work area. 

If you meet the qualifications and would like to apply for this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to jobs@nextsteppcs.org, with “College and Career Advisor” in the subject line.

Instructional Aide

Instructional Aide     

Department:        Day School

Reports to:          Principal

FLSA Status:      Exempt

Hours:                8:30 PM to 4:30 PM

 

Qualifications

Associate Degree

Aptitude for the work to be performed

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum two years working in an urban environment

Bilingual Spanish/English

Purpose of position

Engaged Instructional Aides are critical to the success of The Next Step Public Charter School. Their role is to assist, support, and work closely with teachers, administrators, and other team members in providing educational benefit for students. Next Step Instructional Aides engage and motivate young adults by developing positive relationships with them, assisting them in maximizing their learning potential, and supporting them as they face academic and life challenges. As members of The Next Step community, Instructional Aides value academic achievement, persistence and responsibility, structure and support, as well as collaboration and respect.

Essential Skills (including technical skills)

  • Demonstrate mastery of subject area content knowledge
  • Comfort and/or proficient with technology for planning and instruction, such as file sharing and database software, electronic grade books, interactive whiteboards, instructional websites and software
  • Display classroom management skills, including setting clear expectations, modeling desired behaviors, and monitoring student behavior
  • Commitment to working with underserved students
  • Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrate success working with students who face extraordinary challenges, including recent immigrants, teen parents, students with learning disabilities, and disengaged youth
  • Demonstrate ability to collect and use data to inform instruction
  • Demonstrate ability to infuse literacy and technology skills across the curriculum

Responsibilities

  • Work with individual or small groups of students to reinforce learning of materials or skills initially introduced and outlined by a certified staff
  • Assists the certified staff in devising special strategies for reinforcing learning materials and skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities
  • Monitor work and supervise curriculum-based testing and makeup work as assigned by the certified staff
  • Serve as the key source of information and assist to any guest teacher assigned in the absence of the regular certified staff.
  • Perform clerical, classroom maintenance, and instructional duties as assigned by the certified staff
  • Notify the certified staff of any problem or knowledge of information about an individual student
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior and confidentiality about student information in school environment and community
  • Participate in an in-service training program as approved
  • Maintain a safe work environment and encourage colleagues to be safety minded in the performance of all school-related duties
  • Perform other such duties / assignments as directed by the certified staff
  • Design and deliver logically sequenced and well-paced lessons appropriate for the academic level and interests of students
  • Encourage and sustain student participation; give frequent and effective positive feedback to students
  • Make provisions for differences in student level, learning style, and interests
  • Effectively teach both small classes (3-5 students) and large (18-25 students) at a wide range of academic levels and learning styles
  • Work with students to establish and enforce a clear set of classroom rules and routines
  • Address behavior issues fairly, consistently, and without interrupting the class
  • Effectively teach academic life skills, including goal-setting, independent work, collaboration, initiative and self-advocacy, and organization
  • Solicit and utilize student feedback effectively, and meet regularly with students to review their progress
  • Complete reports on attendance, student progress, and other documentation as required by the administrative team
  • Plan responsibly for absences to ensure students continue to learn
  • Help to develop a curriculum that is relevant to the lives of students and aligned with school goals
  • Prepare bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment
  • Supervise students in classrooms, hallways, cafeteria, and on field trips.
  • Participate actively in regular weekly meetings, including staff meetings, Student Support Team meetings, Students of Concern meetings, and Professional Development sessions

General responsibilities of all staff members

As a member of The Next Step staff, this position also involves the following:

  • Fully embrace and promote The Next Step's mission, vision and values
  • Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all students
  • Consistently implement school-wide expectations in classrooms and common areas
  • Participate actively in special events, including field trips, community days, college tours, graduations, etc.
  • Participate actively in school responsibilities such as hallway and lunch supervision
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues to develop and implement effective and relevant policies
  • Adhere to school policies as described in personnel manual and/or staff handbook
  • Reflect upon performance, set goals for improvement, and take advantage of training opportunities to learn and implement effective strategies
  • Participate in assessment administration as needed throughout the school year
  • Participate in bi-weekly staff meetings, weekly welcoming morning meetings and any other meetings assigned in relations to the position 
  • Participate in hall monitoring
  • Actively participate in one task specific and one special event committee each trimester

Supervision and evaluation

This position will work closely with the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Coaches, Assessment Coordinator. Assistant Teachers will be supervised and evaluated by the Principal.

If you meet these qualifications, and would like to apply, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@nextsteppcs.org, including: “Instructional Aide” in the subject line.

Bilingual Part Time GED Teacher

Bilingual Part-time GED Teacher – Evening Program

The Next Step Public Charter School’s evening program is looking for part-time GED teachers. We offer competitive salaries based on education, experience and certifications. Our compensation package accounts for time planning from home and offers some exciting perks including cell phone service and portable internet access. Only applicants who meet the following criteria will be considered:

  • bilingual, fluent in English/Spanish
  • hold a B.A. or higher degree in one of the GED subject areas or a closely related field
  • have experience designing and delivering curricula across multiple levels
  • have ample experience working in a multicultural setting serving youth ages 16 to 24
  • be available to work Monday through Thursday from 5 to 9 PM for a total of 16 hours weekly

The Next Step Public Charter School provides students who face extraordinary challenges and who are not supported in traditional high schools the opportunity to continue their education. We do this by preparing students to pass the GED exam in English and/or Spanish and by offering English Language Development to ELL students. We also provide wrap-around case management services and transition to post-secondary life guidance.

If you meet the qualifications and would like to apply, please forward your resume and cover letter to jobs@nextsteppcs.org with "Bilingual Part-Time GED Teacher” in the subject line.

Part-time ESL Teacher (Evening Program)

The Next Step Public Charter School’s evening program is looking for a part-time ESL teacher. We offer competitive salaries based on education, experience and certifications. Our compensation package accounts for time planning from home and offers some exciting perks including cell phone service and portable internet access.

Only applicants who meet the following criteria will be considered:

  • Hold a B.A. or higher degree in ESL, TESOL or ELA (or closely related field plus ESL/TESOL certification)
  • Experience designing and delivering curricula for ELL students across multiple levels
  • Ample experience working in a multicultural setting serving young adults ages 16 to 24
  • Be available to work Monday through Thursday from 5:00 to 9:00 PM for a total of 16 hours weekly

The Next Step Public Charter School provides students who face extraordinary challenges and who are not supported in traditional high schools the opportunity to continue their education. We do this by preparing students to pass the GED exam in English and/or Spanish and by offering English Language Development to ELL students. We also provide wrap-around case management services and transition to post-secondary life guidance.

If you meet the qualifications and would like to apply, please forward your resume and cover letter to jobs@nextsteppcs.org with "Part-Time ESL Teacher" in the subject line.

Assistant Teacher - Night School

Department: Night School

Reports to: Night School Principal

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Hours: 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Qualifications:

  • Associate Degree
  • Aptitude for the work to be performed

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum two years working in an urban environment
  • Bilingual Spanish/English

Purpose of position

Engaged Assistant Teachers are critical to the success of The Next Step Public Charter School. Their role is to assist, support, and work closely with teachers, administrators, and other team members in providing educational benefit for students. Next Step Assistant Teachers engage and motivate young adults by developing positive relationships with them, assisting them in maximizing their learning potential, and supporting them as they face academic and life challenges. As members of The Next Step community, Assistant Teachers value academic achievement, persistence and responsibility, structure and support, as well as collaboration and respect.

Essential Skills (including technical skills):

  • Demonstrate mastery of subject area content knowledge
  • Comfort and/or proficient with technology for planning and instruction, such as file sharing and database software, electronic grade books, interactive whiteboards, instructional websites and software
  • Display classroom management skills, including setting clear expectations, modeling desired behaviors, and monitoring student behavior
  • Commitment to working with underserved students
  • Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrate success working with students who face extraordinary challenges, including recent immigrants, teen parents, students with learning disabilities, and disengaged youth
  • Demonstrate ability to collect and use data to inform instruction
  • Demonstrate ability to infuse literacy and technology skills across the curriculum

Responsibilities:

  • Work with individual or small groups of students to reinforce learning of materials or skills initially introduced and outlined by a certified staff
  • Assists the certified staff in devising special strategies for reinforcing learning materials and skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities
  • Monitor work and supervise curriculum-based testing and makeup work as assigned by the certified staff
  • Serve as the key source of information and assist to any guest teacher assigned in the absence of the regular certified staff
  • Perform clerical, classroom maintenance, and instructional duties as assigned by the certified staff
  • Notify the certified staff of any problem or knowledge of information about an individual student
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior and confidentiality about student information in school environment and community
  • Participate in an in-service training program as approved
  • Maintain a safe work environment and encourage colleagues to be safety minded in the performance of all school-related duties
  • Perform other such duties / assignments as directed by the certified staff
  • Design and deliver logically sequenced and well-paced lessons appropriate for the academic level and interests of students
  • Encourage and sustain student participation; give frequent and effective positive feedback to students
  • Make provisions for differences in student level, learning style, and interests
  • Effectively teach both small classes (3-5 students) and large (18-25 students) at a wide range of academic levels and learning styles
  • Work with students to establish and enforce a clear set of classroom rules and routines
  • Address behavior issues fairly, consistently, and without interrupting the class
  • Effectively teach academic life skills, including goal-setting, independent work, collaboration, initiative and self-advocacy, and organization
  • Solicit and utilize student feedback effectively, and meet regularly with students to review their progress
  • Complete reports on attendance, student progress, and other documentation as required by the administrative team
  • Plan responsibly for absences to ensure students continue to learn
  • Help to develop a curriculum that is relevant to the lives of students and aligned with school goals
  • Prepare bulletin board displays, exhibits, equipment
  • Supervise students in classrooms, hallways, cafeteria and on field trips.
  • Participate actively in regular weekly meetings, including staff meetings, Student Support Team, and Professional Development

General responsibilities of all staff members

As a member of The Next Step staff, this position also involves the following:

  • Fully embrace and promote The Next Step's mission, vision and values
  • Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all students
  • Consistently implement school-wide expectations in classrooms and common areas
  • Participate actively in special events, including field trips, community days, college tours, graduations, etc.
  • Participate actively in school responsibilities such as hallway and lunch supervision
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues to develop and implement effective and relevant policies
  • Adhere to school policies as described in personnel manual and/or staff handbook
  • Reflect upon performance, set goals for improvement, and take advantage of training opportunities to learn and implement effective strategies
  • Participate in assessment administration as needed throughout the school year
  • Participate in bi-weekly staff meetings, weekly welcoming morning meetings and any other meetings assigned in relations to the position
  • Participate in hall monitoring
  • Actively participate in one task specific and one special event committee each trimester

Supervision and evaluation

This position will work closely with the Curriculum Specialist and Assessment Specialist. Assistant Teachers will be supervised and evaluated by the Principal.

To Apply: If you meet the qualifications and are interested in this position, please forward your cover letter and resume to jobs@nextsteppcs.org, with “PT Assistant Teacher” in the subject line.

Tutor - Day School

Department: Day School

Reports to: Day School Principal

FLSA Status: Exempt

Hours: Flexible hours between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., during weekdays

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or working towards earning one)
  • Minimum one year working in an urban school or educational setting
  • Must be bilingual in Spanish/English
  • Knowledge GED core content, or High School core content subjects (English Language Arts, Math, Science and Social Studies)

Purpose of position

Engaged Tutors are critical to the success of students at The Next Step Public Charter School.  Their role is to tutor, support, and work closely with students who are either close to passing the GED or students who are struggling with content. Next Step tutors will engage and motivate young adults by developing positive relationships with them, assisting them in maximizing their learning potential, and supporting them as they face academic and life challenges. As guest members of The Next Step community, Tutors value academic achievement, persistence and responsibility, structure and support, as well as collaboration and respect.

Essential Skills (including technical skills)

  • Demonstrate mastery of subject area content knowledge
  • Comfort and/or proficient with technology for instruction, such as file sharing and database software, electronic grade books, interactive whiteboards, instructional websites and software, as needed
  • Display student management skills, including setting clear expectations, modeling desired behaviors, and monitoring student behavior
  • Commitment to working with underserved students
  • Demonstrate ability to establish and maintain positive relationships with students from diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrate success working with students who face extraordinary challenges, including recent immigrants, teen parents, students with learning disabilities, and disengaged youth
  • Demonstrate ability to use data provided by teacher to inform instruction

 Responsibilities

  • Assists teachers in reinforcing learning objectives and skills based on a sympathetic understanding of individual student abilities, interests, and learning styles
  • Work with individual students or small groups of students to reinforce learning objectives or skills introduced and outlined by teachers
  • Monitor student work and help supervise curriculum-based testing and makeup work as assigned by lead teachers and or substitute teachers
  • Serve as the key source of information and assistance to substitute teachers in the absence of lead teachers
  • Notify teachers of any student misbehavior or non-compliance
  • Encourage and sustain student interest in class work; give frequent and effective positive feedback to students when working with them
  • Work with students to reinforce established classroom rules and routines
  • Solicit and utilize student feedback effectively and consult with students regularly to review progress

General responsibilities of all staff members

As a guest member of The Next Step community, this position also involves the following:

  • Fully embrace and promote The Next Step's mission, vision and values
  • Develop and maintain positive and supportive relationships with all students
  • Consistently implement school-wide expectations in classrooms and common areas
  • Adhere to school policies as described in personnel manual and/or staff handbook
  • Actively participate in a task-specific or special event committee each trimester

Supervision and evaluation

This is a contracted, hourly position as needed, and Tutors will work closely with the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Instructional Coaches, Teachers and Executive Assistant.  No direct supervision or evaluation is necessary. However, the Principal has discretion as to whether or not a Tutor will continue or discontinue working with Next Step Students.

To Apply: please send a resume and cover letter to jobs@nextsteppcs.org, with “Paid Tutor – Day School” in the subject line.