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Employment Opportunities with IALS Member Schools

If your school has employment opportunities available that might be of interest to our members, please share them with us.  We will be glad to help you find the staff you need by publishing them here.  Please send your employment opportunities to:  ialslabschools@gmail.com

Posted Positions:

  • K-8 Educational Specialist (Long-Term Substitute)

  • Spanish Teacher (K-8)

  • K-8 Art Teacher

  • School Librarian (K-8)

  • Literacy & Math Learning Specialist

  • Kindergarten Teacher

  • Dual Language Demonstration Teacher-Elementary

  • Associate Professor, PsychologyRollins College

  • Program Director, University Early Learning Lab School, Private University in Irvine

K-8 Educational Specialist (Long-Term Substitute)

Falk School - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (23008791)

 

FANNY EDEL FALK LABORATORY SCHOOL

University of Pittsburgh

4060 Allequippa Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15261 www.falkschool.pitt.edu

Position Announcement

Elementary School (Grades K-8) Educational Specialist

Falk Laboratory School, a coeducational K-8 school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, seeks one full-time educator (long-term substitute teacher) to work with children with a range of learning profiles and challenges, emphasizing support for their educational needs beginning January 2024 through the end of the school year (June 15, 2024). The candidate must have empathy for, and a genuine interest in, developing positive education experiences for elementary and middle school students with learning disabilities, executive function difficulties, and other learning differences. Collaboration across disciplines and grade levels is essential to this position.

Salary range is competitive and commensurate with experience. Falk Laboratory School, which is a department in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, offers excellent benefits.

Among the professional duties of an Instructional Specialist are the following:

· Collaborate with staff members and parents/guardians in order to create and implement intervention programs that maximize students’ access to the general education content

· Administer educational screeners and diagnostic testing in both reading and mathematics to identify students who could benefit from remedial instruction

· Develop and teach motivating, engaging lessons that are grounded in best practices, and are appropriate to students’ ages, grade levels, and abilities

· Create modifications and adaptations to support instruction

· Observe, evaluate, and prepare reports on students’ progress

Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

· Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree (or graduate work towards a Master's degree) strongly preferred

· Current Pennsylvania state certification in the field of Special Education preferred

· Several years of satisfactory teaching experience in a school environment preferred

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Effective organization and time-management skills

· Certification in Wilson reading instruction will be considered a plus

Materials can be uploaded to: https://join.pitt.edu. For full consideration please submit:

1. Letter of application

2. A resume

3. An educational philosophy that includes ideal classroom experiences in language arts

4. Three letters of recommendation

5. Official transcripts

6. PA instructional certificate or equivalent

The review of applications will begin in immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Offer of employment is contingent on the candidate satisfactorily obtaining and passing the following prior to commencement of appointment: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check. Candidates must also submit proof of a negative TB test prior to their first day of work if hired.

For full consideration, submit (1) a letter of application (2) a resume (3) an educational philosophy that includes ideal classroom experiences (4) three letters of recommendation (5) official transcripts, (6) PA instructional certificate or equivalent (7) Proof of negative TB test must be submitted by first day of employment if hired

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr to learn more.

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Campus: Pittsburgh

Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Statement, Other (see posting for additional details)

Spanish Teacher (K-8)

Falk School - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (24000062)

 

FANNY EDEL FALK LABORATORY SCHOOL

University of Pittsburgh

4060 Allequippa Street

Pittsburgh, PA  15261

www.falkschool.pitt.edu 

Link to applyhttps://cfopitt.taleo.net/ 

Position Announcement

 

Falk Laboratory School, a coeducational K-8 laboratory school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh, seeks a full-time, experienced, and dynamic Spanish teacher (K-8) for the next academic year beginning August 2024. 

The educator filling this role will be responsible for continuing to develop a program that features progressive ideas about Spanish instruction.  The successful candidate will have a vision for dynamic approaches to Spanish education, excellent collaborative skills, and a willingness to support and engage in educational research.  Demonstrated proficiency in speaking, writing, and reading Spanish will be expected.  

A Bachelor's Degree is required. A Master's Degree or demonstrated work towards a master's degree in Spanish teacher education or a related field is preferred. Teaching experience with elementary and/or middle school students is required—knowledge and experience with ACTFL standards and proficiency levels are preferred. Broad experience is advantageous, as participation across disciplines and grade levels is valued at our school; specific experience with middle school students is preferred. Highly creative work experience in Spanish Language pedagogy is an asset.

For full consideration, submit (1) a letter of application, (2) a resume, (3) an educational philosophy, (4) three letters of recommendation, (5) transcripts, (6) PA teaching certification. 

The salary range is competitive and commensurate with experience. Falk School, affiliated with the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, offers excellent benefits. 

Please direct questions to the search committee chair, Ms. Diana Dimitrovski, at dxdst7@pitt.edu. The review of applications will begin in the early Spring of 2024 and continue until the position is filled.                   

Offers of employment are contingent on the candidate satisfactorily obtaining and passing the following before appointment: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, and proof of a negative TB test.  Also, as Act 168 of 2014 requires, the candidate must satisfy the requirements stated on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release Form. 

 

For full consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae/resume, an educational philosophy, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and PA instructional certificate or equivalent.

 

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

 

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

 

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr to learn more.

 

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Campus: Pittsburgh

Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Letters of Recommendation, Teaching Statement, Other (see posting for additional details)

K-8 Art Teacher

Falk School - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (24000061)

 

FANNY EDEL FALK LABORATORY SCHOOL

University of Pittsburgh

4060 Allequippa Street

Pittsburgh, PA  15261

www.falkschool.pitt.edu 

Link to applyhttps://cfopitt.taleo.net/ 

Position Announcement

 

Falk Laboratory School, a coeducational K-8 laboratory school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh, seeks a full-time, experienced, and dynamic K-8 art teacher for the next academic year beginning August 2024. 

Ideal candidates should have experience designing and implementing curriculum, working with diverse students with varied learning styles and levels of mastery, engaging children and adolescents in meaningful, process-oriented artmaking, and maintaining a nurturing, student-centered classroom environment.  Responsibilities will include active teaching and community responsibilities. Candidates should have strong oral and written communication skills, be reflective, and be able to develop collaborative relationships with students, parents, faculty, and the arts community. 

Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of traditional and contemporary art, evidence of being a practicing artist, and an understanding of the Reggio Approach and progressive education. 

 

A Master's Degree or demonstrated work towards a master's degree in art education or equivalent coursework is preferred.  Broad experience is advantageous, as partnering across disciplines and grade levels is valued at our school.  Highly creative work experience in middle-level art education is an asset.

For full consideration, submit (1) a letter of application, (2) a resume, (3) an educational philosophy that includes the use of technology with children, (4) three letters of recommendation, (5) transcripts, (6) PA teaching certification.

A portfolio that includes personal art samples and examples of teaching will be requested if invited to interview.

Offer of employment is contingent on the candidate satisfactorily obtaining and passing the following prior to commencement of appointment: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check.  Candidates must also submit proof of a negative TB test prior to their first day of work if hired.  Also, as Act 168 of 2014 requires, the candidate must satisfy the requirements stated on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release Form.

The salary range is competitive and commensurate with experience. Falk School, affiliated with the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, offers excellent benefits. Please direct any questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Joanna Newlin, at j.newlin@pitt.edu. The review of applications will begin in the early Spring of 2024 and continue until the position is filled.  

 

For full consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae/resume, an educational philosophy, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and PA instructional certificate or equivalent.

 

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

 

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

 

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr to learn more.

 

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Campus: Pittsburgh

Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Letters of Recommendation, Teaching Statement, Other (see posting for additional details)

School Librarian (K-8)

Falk School - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (24000063)

 

FANNY EDEL FALK LABORATORY SCHOOL

University of Pittsburgh

4060 Allequippa Street

Pittsburgh, PA  15261

www.falkschool.pitt.edu 

Link to applyhttps://cfopitt.taleo.net/ 

Position Announcement

 

Falk Laboratory School, a coeducational K-8 laboratory school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh, seeks a full-time, experienced, and dynamic school librarian for the next academic year beginning August 2024. 

The mission of the library is twofold

  • One is to nurture a love of reading and an appreciation of literature and stories.

  • two, to help patrons develop their ability to find, evaluate, and apply information that helps them function effectively as individuals and participate successfully and meaningfully in society.

Our vision for the library is that it is a vibrant space where all people feel welcomed and supported in exploring their passions and curiosity through books, stories, and research; a place that will nurture creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving; and a central commons for building community, developing empathy, and pursuing social justice.

Specific duties include collaborating with peer librarians to support the mission and vision, including:

  • Design and implement inquiry-based learning experiences and assessments.

  • Create an environment conducive to active learning, resource-based instruction, and collaboration.

  • Promote and develop curricula that include the full range of literacy skills necessary for lifelong learners.

  • Work collaboratively with other education professionals to support the learning needs of students.

  • Evaluate, promote, and use technologies to support teaching and learning that provide access to resources.

  • Work to align the library program with state and national best practices.

  • Advocate for the library program and guiding principles of the library profession.

  • Manage and supervise library staff (undergraduate and graduate college students) and parent volunteers.

A Master's Degree or demonstrated work towards a master's degree in an accredited library and information science program is preferred. Pennsylvania state school librarian certification is a plus, and strong consideration will be given to candidates with experience working with school-aged children.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as demonstrated leadership and management experience, are essential. 

For full consideration, submit (1) a letter of application, (2) a resume, (3) an educational philosophy that includes the use of technology with children, (4) three letters of recommendation, (5) transcripts, and (6) PA teaching certification.

 

The salary range is competitive and commensurate with experience. Falk School, affiliated with the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, offers excellent benefits. 

Please direct questions to the search committee chair, Ms. Autumn Dillaman, at amd973@pitt.edu. The review of applications will begin in the early Spring of 2024 and continue until the position is filled.                   

Offers of employment are contingent on the candidate satisfactorily obtaining and passing the following before appointment: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, and proof of a TB test. Also, as Act 168 of 2014 requires, the candidate must satisfy the requirements stated on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release Form. 

 

For full consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae/resume, an educational philosophy, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, proof of negative TB test, and PA instructional certificate or equivalent.

 

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

 

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

 

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr to learn more.

 

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Campus: Pittsburgh

Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Letters of Recommendation, Teaching Statement, Other (see posting for additional details)

Demonstration Teacher-Elementary

Ucla Lab School, Corinne A See / Administrative Vice Chancellor / UCLA

Link to apply: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07555

Position Summary

UCLA Lab School seeks passionate and dedicated teachers who can inspire and nurture a love of learning through inquiry and project-based learning. UCLA Lab School is an inclusive school where diversity and equity drive our mission and vision.

We are currently seeking demonstration teachers for our inquiry-based, inclusive educational program for children ages 4-12 (the equivalent of PreKindergarten through grade 6). Teachers at the UCLA Lab School are considered demonstration teachers, where they are expected to collaborate, engage in research and share their practices with others by participating in public engagement.

Part of the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, UCLA Lab School has established a reputation for innovative practice over its 140-year history and provides a stimulating and supportive working environment for teachers.

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview, and may be asked to conduct a demonstration lesson. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Questions regarding the application process may be directed to Renata Gusmao-Garcia Williams, Assistant Principal, at rwilliams@labschool.ucla.edu

Teaching Credential (Preferred)
BA (Required)
Masters (Preferred)
Experience with inclusion (Preferred)
Experience with Cognitive Guided Instruction (Preferred)
Experience with Reader's and Writer's Workshop (Preferred)
Experience with a pedagogy of inquiry (Preferred)
Special Education teaching credential (Preferred)
5 or more years of teaching experience (Preferred)


Resume
Cover Letter with Educational Philosophy
Letters of Recommendation (3) or Contact information for 3 references
Upon hiring: Fingerprint Clearance TB Screening
“Mandated Reporter” for Child Abuse
Salary Information: Based on years of experience and units completed.

QUALIFICATIONS
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
BA
Teaching Credential

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

Reference requirements
3-5 required (contact information only)
Please provide email and phone numbers for three references including your current supervisor.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07555
Help contact: rwilliams@labschool.ucla.edu

Dual Language Demonstration Teacher-Elementary

Ucla Lab School, Corinne A See / Administrative Vice Chancellor / UCLA

Link to apply: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07477

Position Summary

UCLA Lab School seeks passionate and dedicated teachers who can inspire and nurture a love of learning through inquiry and project-based learning. UCLA Lab School is an inclusive school where diversity and equity drive our mission and vision.

We are currently seeking dual language, Spanish/English demonstration teachers for our inquiry based educational program for children ages 4-12 (the equivalent of PreKindergarten through grade 6). Teachers at the UCLA Lab School are considered demonstration teachers, where they are expected to collaborate, engage in research and share their practice with others by participating in public engagement.

Part of the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, UCLA Lab School has established a reputation for innovative practice over its 139-year history and provides a stimulating and supportive working environment for teachers.

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview, and may be asked to conduct a demonstration lesson. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Questions regarding the application process may be directed to Renata Gusmao-Garcia Williams, Assistant Principal, at rwilliams@labschool.ucla.edu

Masters (Preferred)
Credential (Preferred)
BCLAD in Spanish (Preferred)
Experience with inclusion (Preferred)
Experience teaching in an immersion program (Preferred)
Experience with Cognitive Guided Instruction (Preferred)
Experience with Reader's and Writer's Workshop (Preferred)
Experience with a pedagogy of inquiry (Preferred)
Special Education teaching credential (Preferred)
5 or more years of teaching experience


Resume
Cover Letter with Educational Philosophy
Letters of Recommendation (3) or Contact information for 3 references
Upon hiring: Fingerprint Clearance TB Screening
“Mandated Reporter” for Child Abuse
Salary Information: Based on years of experience and units completed.

School: https://www.labschool.ucla.edu/

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
teaching credential
5 or more years of teaching experience at least 2 of the 5 in a dual language classroom (Spanish/English)

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Please provide three professional references: names, relationship, email, and phone number

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07477

Help contact: rwilliams@labschool.ucla.edu

Associate Professor, Psychology

Rollins College

Link to apply: https://jobs.rollins.edu/en-us/job/493346/associate-professor-psychology

Position Summary

The Department of Psychology at Rollins College invites applications for a tenure-track Associate Professor of Psychology position beginning August 2023. We are seeking an individual trained in developmental psychology or a related specialty with a Ph.D. to join our collaborative, engaged, and inclusive faculty and to serve as Executive Director of the Hume House Child Development & Student Research Center.

The successful candidate will demonstrate experience and publication commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor; a track-record of management experience; the ability to lead a diverse team of lab school teaching and support staff and to develop strong rapport with preschool children, families, and other stakeholders; success in securing grant funds; and strong organizational skills and attention to detail. This faculty member will contribute 5 courses per academic year: in general, 4 Psychology courses (especially courses that contribute to our Developmental (DV) domain and courses in our statistics and research methods and/or perspectives in psychology series) and 1 course in Rollins general education, Rollins Conference, or Honors programs. We are also seeking someone who can develop courses in their area of specialization and demonstrates potential for a productive program of research. In addition to Hume House, a laboratory preschool, the Rollins Psychology department’s laboratory facilities include two human behavior suites and a rat and mouse animal colony.

The successful candidate must be able to contribute to a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment at 
Rollins College. We view differences (e.g., nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, perspectives) as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Founded in 1885, Rollins is Florida’s oldest recognized college. Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, residential liberal arts college.  The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and for its unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation’s most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. For the last 10 years, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rollins No. 1 or No. 2 among southern regional universities. Rollins is one of only 36 Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the world. For additional information, please visit the College website at 
www.rollins.edu.

Minimum Qualifications and Education

  • Ph.D. in developmental psychology or related field with preference given to research experience in early child development.

  • Undergraduate teaching experience in at least a Teaching Assistant capacity with potential to excel in the classroom. Preference to candidates with prior teaching experience as instructor of record.

  • Past management experience with preference given to individuals who have worked in a lab school setting.

  • Demonstration of programmatic research that does not require significant new research space, ideally with young children. Preference to candidates with an established program of research and history of publication in peer-reviewed journals.

  • Demonstrates an understanding that a liberal arts education includes a student-centered undergraduate experience.

  • Shows potential to effectively educate and mentor a diverse student population. Articulates the ability to contribute to and sustain a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment at Rollins.

  • All interactions with the members of the Rollins students, staff, and faculty should be respectful, responsive, and professional.

Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must apply online via the College's employment website and upload the following materials as follows:

  1. Letter of interest, including a discussion of how you can contribute to a student-centered undergraduate learning community, foster an inclusive learning and working environment, and lead a diverse lab school team

  2. Curriculum vitae

  3. Evidence of teaching excellence including a statement of teaching philosophy and recent course evaluations

  4. Description of research interests, including any non-routine equipment needs and the ability to involve undergraduates in your research

  5. Provide three reference names and email addresses on application

** Preference will be given to applications received by September 15, 2022, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.**

Inquiries can be directed to:
Dr. Andrew Luchner
Chair, Department of Psychology

aluchner@rollins.edu

Benefits & Perks

  • Paid Holidays and College Closure Days

  • Eligible for Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurances (within 30 days of hire)

  • 100% Employer-Funded Health Reimbursement Account ($125+/month)

  • 100% Employer-Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Domestic Partner Benefits

  • 11.5% Employer Retirement Contributions

  • Discounted On-Campus Dining Meal Plans

  • FREE On-Campus Parking

  • FREE Access to Campus Amenities (gyms, pools, library, sporting events and more)

  • FREE Full Tuition for Employees and their Families

  • Pet Insurance

  • 100% Employer-Funded Employee Assistance Program

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Award-Winning Wellbeing Programs: Blue Rewards, Rally Dollars, Hinge Health Musculoskeletal Coaching

  • Plus More!

Additional Perks

  • Local & National Discount Programs, including Winter Park Locations (i.e. shops, restaurants, gift cards and more)

  • FREE E-Training Courses & Professional Development Opportunities

  • IT Software & Laptop Discounts (Apple, Lenovo, and more)

  • College Bookstore Discounts 

  • Annual Service Awards & Recognition Programs

  • Discover what it's like to live in Orlando: Live, Work, Play and Learn

  • Plus More!

Click here to review our full benefits package.

Private University in Irvine

Position:  Program Director, University Early Learning Lab School

 

Our university is committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome, and included. Our culture of openness, freedom, and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty, and staff.

 

The Early Learning Lab School provides early childhood services to toddlers and preschoolers in our southern California location. The Early Learning Lab School teaches our youngest students in a safe, nurturing, stimulating environment that sparks curiosity. We teach families and educators to see and unlock the potential of each child. Our staff of highly trained childhood educators give parents peace of mind -- and support our student, staff, faculty, and community parents to balance family, school, and work.

 

The Director serves as the key contact for school parents, staff, and other stakeholders and is responsible for providing consistent, high quality developmentally appropriate early childhood care, curriculum, and supervision. The Director is responsible for creating a welcoming, healthy, and supportive learning environment for parents and their children, along with modeling and reinforcing a high performing culture, where staff can do their best work. The Director supervises all school specific administration and manages the daily school staffing and operations with a clear understanding of licensing guidelines, Early Learning Lab School policies and procedures, and is directly responsible for the school’s health and safety compliance and risk management. This position collaborates with leadership to ensure high quality programmatic and administrative consistency across all of the university’s classrooms.

 

Under the strategic leadership, this role will provide leadership and direction; to manage, supervise, and coordinate the Early Learning Lab School programs and initiatives, including grants; to coordinate assigned activities with other University divisions, and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex professional support to the Dean of the College of Education.

 

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires us to identify the essential (E) duties/functions of the position. We have indicated those duties with an E on the job description.

 

Essential Duties

  • Provide leadership and direction and assume management responsibility for Early Learning Lab School programs, services, and activities. (E)

  • Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for Early Learning Lab School programs including grants; recommend, within District policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; recommend and administer policies and procedures. (E)

  • Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; conduct needs and instructional program analyses; assess and monitor work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement and review with the Dean the College of Education; direct the implementation of improvements. (E)

  • Select, train, motivate, counsel, and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to develop skills and abilities. (E)

  • Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for the Early Learning Lab School; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities, projects, and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures. (E)

  • Manage and participate in the development and administration of the Early Learning Lab School program annual budget; direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; direct the monitoring of and approve expenditures; direct and implement adjustments as necessary. (E)

  • Serve as a liaison for the Early Learning Lab School with other University divisions and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve significant and controversial issues. (E)

  • Provide responsible staff assistance to the Dean of the College of Education; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence. (E)

  • Conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommend modifications to Early Learning Lab School programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate. (E)

  • Ensure maintenance of a physical environment that conforms to the State Department of Social Services licensing standards of health and safety; conduct routine inspections to ensure compliance. (E)

  • Plan, organize, and direct the Early Learning Lab School to provide a quality child development program for children, students, students in teacher training, and students in other disciplines. (E)

  • Supervise the maintenance of appropriate records for children, staff, and students.

  • Write, maintain, and enforce policies and procedures manuals for staff, students, and parents; prepare informational brochures. (E)

  • Analyze the needs of the children; supervise the implementation of developmentally appropriate practices and communicate the results to parents, staff, and faculty. (E)

  • Market and conduct outreach for the Lab School. (E)

  • Recruit, organize, and act as advisor to the parent Advisory Board. (E)

  • Initiate and perform strategic planning, program evaluation, research, and advocacy for the Early Learning Lab School. (E)

  • Research and analyze grant opportunities; write and submit funding proposals. (E)

  • Participate on a variety of boards and commissions; attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of child development and center operations. (E)

  • Promote equal opportunity and student and gender equity to effectively serve the University’s diverse community. (E)

  • Develop, apply, and evaluate effective approaches to implement the policies of the University relating to program and workforce diversity in order to fulfill the core academic mission of the University and serve its diverse community. (E)

  • Provide effective leadership and direction to recruitment and retention efforts to further workforce diversity policies of the University. (E)

  • Provide administrative and professional leadership and direction for the Early Learning Lab School

  • Recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient Early Learning Lab School services.

  • Manage, direct, and coordinate the work of professional, technical, and administrative support personnel.

  • Select, supervise, motivate, counsel, train, and evaluate staff.

  • Identify and respond to Early Learning Lab School issues, concerns, and needs.

  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of Early Learning Lab School goals.

  • Research, analyze, and evaluate new Early Learning Lab School service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.

  • Prepare and administer budgets.

  • Prepare clear and concise administrative reports.

  • Interpret and apply the policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to Early Learning Lab School programs and functions.

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

  • Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints.

 

Job Related and Essential Qualifications

  • Operational characteristics, services, and activities of an Early Learning Lab School program.

  • Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of Early Learning Lab School programs, policies, and operational needs.

  • Modern and complex principles and practices of Early Learning Lab School program development and administration.

  • Grant writing and funding principles and concepts.

  • State Department of Social Services licensing standards of health and safety.

  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations, including DSS Title 22 regulations, CDE Title 5 regulations, State and County Health and Safety Codes, Playground Safety Regulations, and Federal Food Program for Children and Adults Regulations.

  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.

  • Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.

  • Safe driving principles and practices.

 

SKILL TO:

• Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software.

• Operate a motor vehicle safely.

 Minimum Qualifications

 

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

Master’s Level degree with a major in early childhood education, child development, or a closely related field; and at least five years of progressively responsible teaching experience in a child development program, at least one of which was in a lead or supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

 

Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

 

License Certificates/Credentials:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license.

 

Possession of currant Pediatric First Aid and CPR certification, a 15-hour course in Preventative CPR and First Aid certificates.

 

Possession of a Child Development Site Supervisor Permit (or higher) issued by the State of California, Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

 

Working Conditions

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

 

Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, crawl, twist, climb, and lift 20 lbs.; exposure to outdoors; ability to travel to different sites and locations.

 

Commitment to Diversity

All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of college students and staff.

 

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with federal and state laws. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an at-will basis, unless otherwise contractually bound.

 

University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Compensation Based on Qualifications

Email your interest and resume to: director.labschool@gmail.com

Literacy & Math Learning Specialist

Smith College

Link to apply: https://smithcollege

Job Summary

Serve as a member of a highly responsive team approach to supporting student learning at Campus School of Smith College. Support students with different learning styles by providing intervention and remediation; support teachers in their efforts to advance students with different learning needs within the classroom (i.e. regular collaborative planning meetings to support differentiation). Chair student learning support services (i.e. IEP meetings) and lead monthly Learning Services meetings.
 

Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

 

Essential Functions

(95%)

  • Create lesson plans for students, particularly those with strengths and challenges related to literacy and math, executive function, processing speed, and working memory issues.

  • Provide classroom observations focused on students’ learning profile with the goal of offering strategies to enhance learning and academic success.

  • Communicate frequently with classroom teachers and families.

  • Keep administrators abreast of issues/specific student needs by providing both oral and written feedback.

  • Help to bridge current research on best practices in teaching and learning with classroom instruction.

  • Support nurturing, respectful, and safe school environments that respond to the needs of each student, faculty member, and family.

  • Run Learning Services Team meetings and attend IEP meetings.

  • Oversee the application for and distribution of grants to support students with learning needs.

  • Follow up with districts regarding services for Campus School students.

 

Other Functions

(5%)

  • Participate in school wide professional development and AR/DEI programs/activities.

  • Participate in school and class events (e.g. field day, open house, parent nights, assemblies, graduation).

  • Attend staff meetings and participate on committees.

  • All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

 

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

Bachelor’s Degree and Massachusetts teacher licensure plus multiple years of classroom experience or the equivalent. Graduate degree strongly preferred.

Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Graduate degree. Experience as an elementary school learning specialist.

 

Skills

Must possess a profound understanding of differentiated instruction and research-based best practices related to the unique learning profiles of all students. Strong knowledge base in the area of learning differences, especially dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, as well as a deep knowledge base regarding effective strategies for students with ADHD and behavioral concerns. Must know about early intervention, assessments, acquisition of reading and math, and be current on the general teaching of reading, writing, and mathematics. Strong interpersonal skills. Able to work effectively with a wide range of students and adults and as a member of a team.

 

Additional Information

For the care and safety of our community, Smith College requires that all employees be vaccinated as a condition of employment and as such, the incumbent will be required to be immunized against COVID-19 on or before their first day of employment. Proof of vaccination status will be required. Individuals may seek medical or religious exemption with HR, but must do so prior to their arrival.

Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position . Be sure you have provided all attachments before submitting your application.

 

You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you have hit the Submit button.

 

Review of applications will begin

May 22, 2023

 

About Smith College

 

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

 

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 151B, it is the policy of Smith College to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact our recruiting team at recruiting-u@smith.edu.

 

Diversity and a culture of inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religions, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Kindergarten Teacher

Smith College

Link to apply: https://smithcollege

Job Summary

Assume primary responsibility for a classroom.  Participate in accomplishing the work of and maintaining the overall well-being and quality of the school.  Participate in accomplishing the academic mission of the college and the Department of Education and Child Study.

 

Essential Functions

Classroom:

Plan and implement a curriculum appropriate for assigned grade level. Complete written progress reports, conduct conferences with parents, and communicate students’ progress and issues to parents throughout the year.  Work closely with teachers, specialists in the school (music, art, Spanish, P.E. and technology teachers; librarian; learning specialist; consulting psychologist) and administrators.

 

School Wide Responsibilities:

Participate in school wide curriculum development and documentation.  Participate in school wide professional development programs/activities.  Participate in school and class events (e.g. open house, parent nights, assemblies, graduation).
   

Support the mission of the college and the Department of Education and Child Study:

 

Work cooperatively with Smith College faculty and students who are conducting research, observing in classrooms or carrying out practicum assignments in classrooms and participate in courses taught by the Department of Education and Child Study.  Other related responsibilities as may be assigned by the Campus School administration.

 

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

 

Bachelor’s Degree and Massachusetts teacher licensure plus substantive classroom experience or the equivalent. 

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

Graduate degree preferred.

 

Skills 

Knowledge of major subject matter areas and relevant pedagogies.  Strong organizational skills.  Able to teach effectively in-person and in a remote environment. Knowledge of technologies such as zoom, seesaw, google classroom. Able to clearly articulate educational philosophy, program and classroom practices.  Strong interpersonal skills.  Able to work effectively with a wide range of students and adults and as a member of a team.

 

Please attach/upload a current resume and cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position.

 

Position Type:

Fixed Term

 

About Smith College

 

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

 

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Employment Opportunities with IALS Member Schools

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Posted Positions:

  • K-8 Educational Specialist (Long-Term Substitute)

  • Spanish Teacher (K-8)

  • K-8 Art Teacher

  • School Librarian (K-8)

  • Literacy & Math Learning Specialist

  • Kindergarten Teacher

  • Dual Language Demonstration Teacher-Elementary

  • Associate Professor, PsychologyRollins College

  • Program Director, University Early Learning Lab School, Private University in Irvine

K-8 Educational Specialist (Long-Term Substitute)

Falk School - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (23008791)

 

FANNY EDEL FALK LABORATORY SCHOOL

University of Pittsburgh

4060 Allequippa Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15261 www.falkschool.pitt.edu

Position Announcement

Elementary School (Grades K-8) Educational Specialist

Falk Laboratory School, a coeducational K-8 school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, seeks one full-time educator (long-term substitute teacher) to work with children with a range of learning profiles and challenges, emphasizing support for their educational needs beginning January 2024 through the end of the school year (June 15, 2024). The candidate must have empathy for, and a genuine interest in, developing positive education experiences for elementary and middle school students with learning disabilities, executive function difficulties, and other learning differences. Collaboration across disciplines and grade levels is essential to this position.

Salary range is competitive and commensurate with experience. Falk Laboratory School, which is a department in the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, offers excellent benefits.

Among the professional duties of an Instructional Specialist are the following:

· Collaborate with staff members and parents/guardians in order to create and implement intervention programs that maximize students’ access to the general education content

· Administer educational screeners and diagnostic testing in both reading and mathematics to identify students who could benefit from remedial instruction

· Develop and teach motivating, engaging lessons that are grounded in best practices, and are appropriate to students’ ages, grade levels, and abilities

· Create modifications and adaptations to support instruction

· Observe, evaluate, and prepare reports on students’ progress

Qualified applicants will meet the following criteria:

· Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree (or graduate work towards a Master's degree) strongly preferred

· Current Pennsylvania state certification in the field of Special Education preferred

· Several years of satisfactory teaching experience in a school environment preferred

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Effective organization and time-management skills

· Certification in Wilson reading instruction will be considered a plus

Materials can be uploaded to: https://join.pitt.edu. For full consideration please submit:

1. Letter of application

2. A resume

3. An educational philosophy that includes ideal classroom experiences in language arts

4. Three letters of recommendation

5. Official transcripts

6. PA instructional certificate or equivalent

The review of applications will begin in immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Offer of employment is contingent on the candidate satisfactorily obtaining and passing the following prior to commencement of appointment: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check. Candidates must also submit proof of a negative TB test prior to their first day of work if hired.

For full consideration, submit (1) a letter of application (2) a resume (3) an educational philosophy that includes ideal classroom experiences (4) three letters of recommendation (5) official transcripts, (6) PA instructional certificate or equivalent (7) Proof of negative TB test must be submitted by first day of employment if hired

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity, and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr to learn more.

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Campus: Pittsburgh

Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Statement, Other (see posting for additional details)

Spanish Teacher (K-8)

Falk School - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (24000062)

 

FANNY EDEL FALK LABORATORY SCHOOL

University of Pittsburgh

4060 Allequippa Street

Pittsburgh, PA  15261

www.falkschool.pitt.edu 

Link to applyhttps://cfopitt.taleo.net/ 

Position Announcement

 

Falk Laboratory School, a coeducational K-8 laboratory school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh, seeks a full-time, experienced, and dynamic Spanish teacher (K-8) for the next academic year beginning August 2024. 

The educator filling this role will be responsible for continuing to develop a program that features progressive ideas about Spanish instruction.  The successful candidate will have a vision for dynamic approaches to Spanish education, excellent collaborative skills, and a willingness to support and engage in educational research.  Demonstrated proficiency in speaking, writing, and reading Spanish will be expected.  

A Bachelor's Degree is required. A Master's Degree or demonstrated work towards a master's degree in Spanish teacher education or a related field is preferred. Teaching experience with elementary and/or middle school students is required—knowledge and experience with ACTFL standards and proficiency levels are preferred. Broad experience is advantageous, as participation across disciplines and grade levels is valued at our school; specific experience with middle school students is preferred. Highly creative work experience in Spanish Language pedagogy is an asset.

For full consideration, submit (1) a letter of application, (2) a resume, (3) an educational philosophy, (4) three letters of recommendation, (5) transcripts, (6) PA teaching certification. 

The salary range is competitive and commensurate with experience. Falk School, affiliated with the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, offers excellent benefits. 

Please direct questions to the search committee chair, Ms. Diana Dimitrovski, at dxdst7@pitt.edu. The review of applications will begin in the early Spring of 2024 and continue until the position is filled.                   

Offers of employment are contingent on the candidate satisfactorily obtaining and passing the following before appointment: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, and proof of a negative TB test.  Also, as Act 168 of 2014 requires, the candidate must satisfy the requirements stated on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release Form. 

 

For full consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae/resume, an educational philosophy, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and PA instructional certificate or equivalent.

 

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

 

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

 

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr to learn more.

 

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Campus: Pittsburgh

Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Letters of Recommendation, Teaching Statement, Other (see posting for additional details)

K-8 Art Teacher

Falk School - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (24000061)

 

FANNY EDEL FALK LABORATORY SCHOOL

University of Pittsburgh

4060 Allequippa Street

Pittsburgh, PA  15261

www.falkschool.pitt.edu 

Link to applyhttps://cfopitt.taleo.net/ 

Position Announcement

 

Falk Laboratory School, a coeducational K-8 laboratory school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh, seeks a full-time, experienced, and dynamic K-8 art teacher for the next academic year beginning August 2024. 

Ideal candidates should have experience designing and implementing curriculum, working with diverse students with varied learning styles and levels of mastery, engaging children and adolescents in meaningful, process-oriented artmaking, and maintaining a nurturing, student-centered classroom environment.  Responsibilities will include active teaching and community responsibilities. Candidates should have strong oral and written communication skills, be reflective, and be able to develop collaborative relationships with students, parents, faculty, and the arts community. 

Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of traditional and contemporary art, evidence of being a practicing artist, and an understanding of the Reggio Approach and progressive education. 

 

A Master's Degree or demonstrated work towards a master's degree in art education or equivalent coursework is preferred.  Broad experience is advantageous, as partnering across disciplines and grade levels is valued at our school.  Highly creative work experience in middle-level art education is an asset.

For full consideration, submit (1) a letter of application, (2) a resume, (3) an educational philosophy that includes the use of technology with children, (4) three letters of recommendation, (5) transcripts, (6) PA teaching certification.

A portfolio that includes personal art samples and examples of teaching will be requested if invited to interview.

Offer of employment is contingent on the candidate satisfactorily obtaining and passing the following prior to commencement of appointment: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Record Check.  Candidates must also submit proof of a negative TB test prior to their first day of work if hired.  Also, as Act 168 of 2014 requires, the candidate must satisfy the requirements stated on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release Form.

The salary range is competitive and commensurate with experience. Falk School, affiliated with the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, offers excellent benefits. Please direct any questions to the search committee chair, Dr. Joanna Newlin, at j.newlin@pitt.edu. The review of applications will begin in the early Spring of 2024 and continue until the position is filled.  

 

For full consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae/resume, an educational philosophy, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, and PA instructional certificate or equivalent.

 

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

 

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

 

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr to learn more.

 

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Campus: Pittsburgh

Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Letters of Recommendation, Teaching Statement, Other (see posting for additional details)

School Librarian (K-8)

Falk School - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh - (24000063)

 

FANNY EDEL FALK LABORATORY SCHOOL

University of Pittsburgh

4060 Allequippa Street

Pittsburgh, PA  15261

www.falkschool.pitt.edu 

Link to applyhttps://cfopitt.taleo.net/ 

Position Announcement

 

Falk Laboratory School, a coeducational K-8 laboratory school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh, seeks a full-time, experienced, and dynamic school librarian for the next academic year beginning August 2024. 

The mission of the library is twofold

  • One is to nurture a love of reading and an appreciation of literature and stories.

  • two, to help patrons develop their ability to find, evaluate, and apply information that helps them function effectively as individuals and participate successfully and meaningfully in society.

Our vision for the library is that it is a vibrant space where all people feel welcomed and supported in exploring their passions and curiosity through books, stories, and research; a place that will nurture creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving; and a central commons for building community, developing empathy, and pursuing social justice.

Specific duties include collaborating with peer librarians to support the mission and vision, including:

  • Design and implement inquiry-based learning experiences and assessments.

  • Create an environment conducive to active learning, resource-based instruction, and collaboration.

  • Promote and develop curricula that include the full range of literacy skills necessary for lifelong learners.

  • Work collaboratively with other education professionals to support the learning needs of students.

  • Evaluate, promote, and use technologies to support teaching and learning that provide access to resources.

  • Work to align the library program with state and national best practices.

  • Advocate for the library program and guiding principles of the library profession.

  • Manage and supervise library staff (undergraduate and graduate college students) and parent volunteers.

A Master's Degree or demonstrated work towards a master's degree in an accredited library and information science program is preferred. Pennsylvania state school librarian certification is a plus, and strong consideration will be given to candidates with experience working with school-aged children.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as demonstrated leadership and management experience, are essential. 

For full consideration, submit (1) a letter of application, (2) a resume, (3) an educational philosophy that includes the use of technology with children, (4) three letters of recommendation, (5) transcripts, and (6) PA teaching certification.

 

The salary range is competitive and commensurate with experience. Falk School, affiliated with the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh, offers excellent benefits. 

Please direct questions to the search committee chair, Ms. Autumn Dillaman, at amd973@pitt.edu. The review of applications will begin in the early Spring of 2024 and continue until the position is filled.                   

Offers of employment are contingent on the candidate satisfactorily obtaining and passing the following before appointment: Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance, Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, and proof of a TB test. Also, as Act 168 of 2014 requires, the candidate must satisfy the requirements stated on the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Education Sexual Misconduct/Abuse Disclosure Release Form. 

 

For full consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae/resume, an educational philosophy, three letters of recommendation, official transcripts, proof of negative TB test, and PA instructional certificate or equivalent.

 

The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.

 

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.

 

The University of Pittsburgh requires all Pitt constituents (employees and students) on all campuses to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved exemption. Visit hr.pitt.edu/contact-ohr to learn more.

 

Assignment Category: Full-time regular

Campus: Pittsburgh

Required Attachments: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Letters of Recommendation, Teaching Statement, Other (see posting for additional details)

Demonstration Teacher-Elementary

Ucla Lab School, Corinne A See / Administrative Vice Chancellor / UCLA

Link to apply: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07555

Position Summary

UCLA Lab School seeks passionate and dedicated teachers who can inspire and nurture a love of learning through inquiry and project-based learning. UCLA Lab School is an inclusive school where diversity and equity drive our mission and vision.

We are currently seeking demonstration teachers for our inquiry-based, inclusive educational program for children ages 4-12 (the equivalent of PreKindergarten through grade 6). Teachers at the UCLA Lab School are considered demonstration teachers, where they are expected to collaborate, engage in research and share their practices with others by participating in public engagement.

Part of the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, UCLA Lab School has established a reputation for innovative practice over its 140-year history and provides a stimulating and supportive working environment for teachers.

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview, and may be asked to conduct a demonstration lesson. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Questions regarding the application process may be directed to Renata Gusmao-Garcia Williams, Assistant Principal, at rwilliams@labschool.ucla.edu

Teaching Credential (Preferred)
BA (Required)
Masters (Preferred)
Experience with inclusion (Preferred)
Experience with Cognitive Guided Instruction (Preferred)
Experience with Reader's and Writer's Workshop (Preferred)
Experience with a pedagogy of inquiry (Preferred)
Special Education teaching credential (Preferred)
5 or more years of teaching experience (Preferred)


Resume
Cover Letter with Educational Philosophy
Letters of Recommendation (3) or Contact information for 3 references
Upon hiring: Fingerprint Clearance TB Screening
“Mandated Reporter” for Child Abuse
Salary Information: Based on years of experience and units completed.

QUALIFICATIONS
Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
BA
Teaching Credential

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS
Document requirements
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

Reference requirements
3-5 required (contact information only)
Please provide email and phone numbers for three references including your current supervisor.

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07555
Help contact: rwilliams@labschool.ucla.edu

Dual Language Demonstration Teacher-Elementary

Ucla Lab School, Corinne A See / Administrative Vice Chancellor / UCLA

Link to apply: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07477

Position Summary

UCLA Lab School seeks passionate and dedicated teachers who can inspire and nurture a love of learning through inquiry and project-based learning. UCLA Lab School is an inclusive school where diversity and equity drive our mission and vision.

We are currently seeking dual language, Spanish/English demonstration teachers for our inquiry based educational program for children ages 4-12 (the equivalent of PreKindergarten through grade 6). Teachers at the UCLA Lab School are considered demonstration teachers, where they are expected to collaborate, engage in research and share their practice with others by participating in public engagement.

Part of the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, UCLA Lab School has established a reputation for innovative practice over its 139-year history and provides a stimulating and supportive working environment for teachers.

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview, and may be asked to conduct a demonstration lesson. Applications will be accepted until all positions are filled. Questions regarding the application process may be directed to Renata Gusmao-Garcia Williams, Assistant Principal, at rwilliams@labschool.ucla.edu

Masters (Preferred)
Credential (Preferred)
BCLAD in Spanish (Preferred)
Experience with inclusion (Preferred)
Experience teaching in an immersion program (Preferred)
Experience with Cognitive Guided Instruction (Preferred)
Experience with Reader's and Writer's Workshop (Preferred)
Experience with a pedagogy of inquiry (Preferred)
Special Education teaching credential (Preferred)
5 or more years of teaching experience


Resume
Cover Letter with Educational Philosophy
Letters of Recommendation (3) or Contact information for 3 references
Upon hiring: Fingerprint Clearance TB Screening
“Mandated Reporter” for Child Abuse
Salary Information: Based on years of experience and units completed.

School: https://www.labschool.ucla.edu/

QUALIFICATIONS

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
teaching credential
5 or more years of teaching experience at least 2 of the 5 in a dual language classroom (Spanish/English)

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Please provide three professional references: names, relationship, email, and phone number

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF07477

Help contact: rwilliams@labschool.ucla.edu

Associate Professor, Psychology

Rollins College

Link to apply: https://jobs.rollins.edu/en-us/job/493346/associate-professor-psychology

Position Summary

The Department of Psychology at Rollins College invites applications for a tenure-track Associate Professor of Psychology position beginning August 2023. We are seeking an individual trained in developmental psychology or a related specialty with a Ph.D. to join our collaborative, engaged, and inclusive faculty and to serve as Executive Director of the Hume House Child Development & Student Research Center.

The successful candidate will demonstrate experience and publication commensurate with the rank of Associate Professor; a track-record of management experience; the ability to lead a diverse team of lab school teaching and support staff and to develop strong rapport with preschool children, families, and other stakeholders; success in securing grant funds; and strong organizational skills and attention to detail. This faculty member will contribute 5 courses per academic year: in general, 4 Psychology courses (especially courses that contribute to our Developmental (DV) domain and courses in our statistics and research methods and/or perspectives in psychology series) and 1 course in Rollins general education, Rollins Conference, or Honors programs. We are also seeking someone who can develop courses in their area of specialization and demonstrates potential for a productive program of research. In addition to Hume House, a laboratory preschool, the Rollins Psychology department’s laboratory facilities include two human behavior suites and a rat and mouse animal colony.

The successful candidate must be able to contribute to a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment at 
Rollins College. We view differences (e.g., nationality, race, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, physical ability, perspectives) as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth.

Founded in 1885, Rollins is Florida’s oldest recognized college. Rollins is an independent, comprehensive, residential liberal arts college.  The campus, noted for its lakefront beauty and for its unique location, is set in the residential community of Winter Park, just 15 minutes from one of the nation’s most dynamic urban centers, Orlando. For the last 10 years, U.S. News & World Report ranked Rollins No. 1 or No. 2 among southern regional universities. Rollins is one of only 36 Ashoka U Changemaker Campuses in the world. For additional information, please visit the College website at 
www.rollins.edu.

Minimum Qualifications and Education

  • Ph.D. in developmental psychology or related field with preference given to research experience in early child development.

  • Undergraduate teaching experience in at least a Teaching Assistant capacity with potential to excel in the classroom. Preference to candidates with prior teaching experience as instructor of record.

  • Past management experience with preference given to individuals who have worked in a lab school setting.

  • Demonstration of programmatic research that does not require significant new research space, ideally with young children. Preference to candidates with an established program of research and history of publication in peer-reviewed journals.

  • Demonstrates an understanding that a liberal arts education includes a student-centered undergraduate experience.

  • Shows potential to effectively educate and mentor a diverse student population. Articulates the ability to contribute to and sustain a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment at Rollins.

  • All interactions with the members of the Rollins students, staff, and faculty should be respectful, responsive, and professional.

Instructions to Applicants

Interested applicants must apply online via the College's employment website and upload the following materials as follows:

  1. Letter of interest, including a discussion of how you can contribute to a student-centered undergraduate learning community, foster an inclusive learning and working environment, and lead a diverse lab school team

  2. Curriculum vitae

  3. Evidence of teaching excellence including a statement of teaching philosophy and recent course evaluations

  4. Description of research interests, including any non-routine equipment needs and the ability to involve undergraduates in your research

  5. Provide three reference names and email addresses on application

** Preference will be given to applications received by September 15, 2022, but review of applications will continue until the position is filled.**

Inquiries can be directed to:
Dr. Andrew Luchner
Chair, Department of Psychology

aluchner@rollins.edu

Benefits & Perks

  • Paid Holidays and College Closure Days

  • Eligible for Medical, Prescription, Dental & Vision Insurances (within 30 days of hire)

  • 100% Employer-Funded Health Reimbursement Account ($125+/month)

  • 100% Employer-Paid Short & Long Term Disability Insurance

  • Domestic Partner Benefits

  • 11.5% Employer Retirement Contributions

  • Discounted On-Campus Dining Meal Plans

  • FREE On-Campus Parking

  • FREE Access to Campus Amenities (gyms, pools, library, sporting events and more)

  • FREE Full Tuition for Employees and their Families

  • Pet Insurance

  • 100% Employer-Funded Employee Assistance Program

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Award-Winning Wellbeing Programs: Blue Rewards, Rally Dollars, Hinge Health Musculoskeletal Coaching

  • Plus More!

Additional Perks

  • Local & National Discount Programs, including Winter Park Locations (i.e. shops, restaurants, gift cards and more)

  • FREE E-Training Courses & Professional Development Opportunities

  • IT Software & Laptop Discounts (Apple, Lenovo, and more)

  • College Bookstore Discounts 

  • Annual Service Awards & Recognition Programs

  • Discover what it's like to live in Orlando: Live, Work, Play and Learn

  • Plus More!

Click here to review our full benefits package.

Private University in Irvine

Position:  Program Director, University Early Learning Lab School

 

Our university is committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome, and included. Our culture of openness, freedom, and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty, and staff.

 

The Early Learning Lab School provides early childhood services to toddlers and preschoolers in our southern California location. The Early Learning Lab School teaches our youngest students in a safe, nurturing, stimulating environment that sparks curiosity. We teach families and educators to see and unlock the potential of each child. Our staff of highly trained childhood educators give parents peace of mind -- and support our student, staff, faculty, and community parents to balance family, school, and work.

 

The Director serves as the key contact for school parents, staff, and other stakeholders and is responsible for providing consistent, high quality developmentally appropriate early childhood care, curriculum, and supervision. The Director is responsible for creating a welcoming, healthy, and supportive learning environment for parents and their children, along with modeling and reinforcing a high performing culture, where staff can do their best work. The Director supervises all school specific administration and manages the daily school staffing and operations with a clear understanding of licensing guidelines, Early Learning Lab School policies and procedures, and is directly responsible for the school’s health and safety compliance and risk management. This position collaborates with leadership to ensure high quality programmatic and administrative consistency across all of the university’s classrooms.

 

Under the strategic leadership, this role will provide leadership and direction; to manage, supervise, and coordinate the Early Learning Lab School programs and initiatives, including grants; to coordinate assigned activities with other University divisions, and outside agencies; and to provide highly responsible and complex professional support to the Dean of the College of Education.

 

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires us to identify the essential (E) duties/functions of the position. We have indicated those duties with an E on the job description.

 

Essential Duties

  • Provide leadership and direction and assume management responsibility for Early Learning Lab School programs, services, and activities. (E)

  • Manage and participate in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, and priorities for Early Learning Lab School programs including grants; recommend, within District policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; recommend and administer policies and procedures. (E)

  • Continuously monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; conduct needs and instructional program analyses; assess and monitor work load, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identify opportunities for improvement and review with the Dean the College of Education; direct the implementation of improvements. (E)

  • Select, train, motivate, counsel, and evaluate assigned personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to develop skills and abilities. (E)

  • Plan, direct, coordinate, and review the work plan for the Early Learning Lab School; meet with staff to identify and resolve problems; assign work activities, projects, and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods, and procedures. (E)

  • Manage and participate in the development and administration of the Early Learning Lab School program annual budget; direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; direct the monitoring of and approve expenditures; direct and implement adjustments as necessary. (E)

  • Serve as a liaison for the Early Learning Lab School with other University divisions and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve significant and controversial issues. (E)

  • Provide responsible staff assistance to the Dean of the College of Education; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence. (E)

  • Conduct a variety of organizational studies, investigations, and operational studies; recommend modifications to Early Learning Lab School programs, policies, and procedures as appropriate. (E)

  • Ensure maintenance of a physical environment that conforms to the State Department of Social Services licensing standards of health and safety; conduct routine inspections to ensure compliance. (E)

  • Plan, organize, and direct the Early Learning Lab School to provide a quality child development program for children, students, students in teacher training, and students in other disciplines. (E)

  • Supervise the maintenance of appropriate records for children, staff, and students.

  • Write, maintain, and enforce policies and procedures manuals for staff, students, and parents; prepare informational brochures. (E)

  • Analyze the needs of the children; supervise the implementation of developmentally appropriate practices and communicate the results to parents, staff, and faculty. (E)

  • Market and conduct outreach for the Lab School. (E)

  • Recruit, organize, and act as advisor to the parent Advisory Board. (E)

  • Initiate and perform strategic planning, program evaluation, research, and advocacy for the Early Learning Lab School. (E)

  • Research and analyze grant opportunities; write and submit funding proposals. (E)

  • Participate on a variety of boards and commissions; attend and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of child development and center operations. (E)

  • Promote equal opportunity and student and gender equity to effectively serve the University’s diverse community. (E)

  • Develop, apply, and evaluate effective approaches to implement the policies of the University relating to program and workforce diversity in order to fulfill the core academic mission of the University and serve its diverse community. (E)

  • Provide effective leadership and direction to recruitment and retention efforts to further workforce diversity policies of the University. (E)

  • Provide administrative and professional leadership and direction for the Early Learning Lab School

  • Recommend and implement goals, objectives, and practices for providing effective and efficient Early Learning Lab School services.

  • Manage, direct, and coordinate the work of professional, technical, and administrative support personnel.

  • Select, supervise, motivate, counsel, train, and evaluate staff.

  • Identify and respond to Early Learning Lab School issues, concerns, and needs.

  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of Early Learning Lab School goals.

  • Research, analyze, and evaluate new Early Learning Lab School service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques.

  • Prepare and administer budgets.

  • Prepare clear and concise administrative reports.

  • Interpret and apply the policies, procedures, laws, codes, and regulations pertaining to Early Learning Lab School programs and functions.

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

  • Respond to and resolve difficult and sensitive inquiries and complaints.

 

Job Related and Essential Qualifications

  • Operational characteristics, services, and activities of an Early Learning Lab School program.

  • Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of Early Learning Lab School programs, policies, and operational needs.

  • Modern and complex principles and practices of Early Learning Lab School program development and administration.

  • Grant writing and funding principles and concepts.

  • State Department of Social Services licensing standards of health and safety.

  • Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations, including DSS Title 22 regulations, CDE Title 5 regulations, State and County Health and Safety Codes, Playground Safety Regulations, and Federal Food Program for Children and Adults Regulations.

  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.

  • Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.

  • Safe driving principles and practices.

 

SKILL TO:

• Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software.

• Operate a motor vehicle safely.

 Minimum Qualifications

 

EXPERIENCE/TRAINING:

Master’s Level degree with a major in early childhood education, child development, or a closely related field; and at least five years of progressively responsible teaching experience in a child development program, at least one of which was in a lead or supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

 

Demonstrated sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

 

License Certificates/Credentials:

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license.

 

Possession of currant Pediatric First Aid and CPR certification, a 15-hour course in Preventative CPR and First Aid certificates.

 

Possession of a Child Development Site Supervisor Permit (or higher) issued by the State of California, Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

 

Working Conditions

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment:

 

Ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, stoop, squat, crawl, twist, climb, and lift 20 lbs.; exposure to outdoors; ability to travel to different sites and locations.

 

Commitment to Diversity

All applicants must have demonstrated cultural competency and sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of college students and staff.

 

LIMITATIONS AND DISCLAIMER

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for the position. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with federal and state laws. Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an at-will basis, unless otherwise contractually bound.

 

University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Compensation Based on Qualifications

Email your interest and resume to: director.labschool@gmail.com

Literacy & Math Learning Specialist

Smith College

Link to apply: https://smithcollege

Job Summary

Serve as a member of a highly responsive team approach to supporting student learning at Campus School of Smith College. Support students with different learning styles by providing intervention and remediation; support teachers in their efforts to advance students with different learning needs within the classroom (i.e. regular collaborative planning meetings to support differentiation). Chair student learning support services (i.e. IEP meetings) and lead monthly Learning Services meetings.
 

Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

 

Essential Functions

(95%)

  • Create lesson plans for students, particularly those with strengths and challenges related to literacy and math, executive function, processing speed, and working memory issues.

  • Provide classroom observations focused on students’ learning profile with the goal of offering strategies to enhance learning and academic success.

  • Communicate frequently with classroom teachers and families.

  • Keep administrators abreast of issues/specific student needs by providing both oral and written feedback.

  • Help to bridge current research on best practices in teaching and learning with classroom instruction.

  • Support nurturing, respectful, and safe school environments that respond to the needs of each student, faculty member, and family.

  • Run Learning Services Team meetings and attend IEP meetings.

  • Oversee the application for and distribution of grants to support students with learning needs.

  • Follow up with districts regarding services for Campus School students.

 

Other Functions

(5%)

  • Participate in school wide professional development and AR/DEI programs/activities.

  • Participate in school and class events (e.g. field day, open house, parent nights, assemblies, graduation).

  • Attend staff meetings and participate on committees.

  • All employees are expected to participate in the College's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment.

 

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

Bachelor’s Degree and Massachusetts teacher licensure plus multiple years of classroom experience or the equivalent. Graduate degree strongly preferred.

Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Graduate degree. Experience as an elementary school learning specialist.

 

Skills

Must possess a profound understanding of differentiated instruction and research-based best practices related to the unique learning profiles of all students. Strong knowledge base in the area of learning differences, especially dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, as well as a deep knowledge base regarding effective strategies for students with ADHD and behavioral concerns. Must know about early intervention, assessments, acquisition of reading and math, and be current on the general teaching of reading, writing, and mathematics. Strong interpersonal skills. Able to work effectively with a wide range of students and adults and as a member of a team.

 

Additional Information

For the care and safety of our community, Smith College requires that all employees be vaccinated as a condition of employment and as such, the incumbent will be required to be immunized against COVID-19 on or before their first day of employment. Proof of vaccination status will be required. Individuals may seek medical or religious exemption with HR, but must do so prior to their arrival.

Please attach BOTH a current resume and a cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position . Be sure you have provided all attachments before submitting your application.

 

You will NOT be able to attach additional files after you have hit the Submit button.

 

Review of applications will begin

May 22, 2023

 

About Smith College

 

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

 

Consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 151B, it is the policy of Smith College to provide reasonable accommodation when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability, unless such accommodation would cause an undue hardship. The policy regarding requests for reasonable accommodation applies to all aspects of employment, including the application process. If reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact our recruiting team at recruiting-u@smith.edu.

 

Diversity and a culture of inclusion among students, staff, faculty, and administration are crucial to the mission and values of Smith College. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religions, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Kindergarten Teacher

Smith College

Link to apply: https://smithcollege

Job Summary

Assume primary responsibility for a classroom.  Participate in accomplishing the work of and maintaining the overall well-being and quality of the school.  Participate in accomplishing the academic mission of the college and the Department of Education and Child Study.

 

Essential Functions

Classroom:

Plan and implement a curriculum appropriate for assigned grade level. Complete written progress reports, conduct conferences with parents, and communicate students’ progress and issues to parents throughout the year.  Work closely with teachers, specialists in the school (music, art, Spanish, P.E. and technology teachers; librarian; learning specialist; consulting psychologist) and administrators.

 

School Wide Responsibilities:

Participate in school wide curriculum development and documentation.  Participate in school wide professional development programs/activities.  Participate in school and class events (e.g. open house, parent nights, assemblies, graduation).
   

Support the mission of the college and the Department of Education and Child Study:

 

Work cooperatively with Smith College faculty and students who are conducting research, observing in classrooms or carrying out practicum assignments in classrooms and participate in courses taught by the Department of Education and Child Study.  Other related responsibilities as may be assigned by the Campus School administration.

 

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

 

Bachelor’s Degree and Massachusetts teacher licensure plus substantive classroom experience or the equivalent. 

 

Preferred Qualifications

 

Graduate degree preferred.

 

Skills 

Knowledge of major subject matter areas and relevant pedagogies.  Strong organizational skills.  Able to teach effectively in-person and in a remote environment. Knowledge of technologies such as zoom, seesaw, google classroom. Able to clearly articulate educational philosophy, program and classroom practices.  Strong interpersonal skills.  Able to work effectively with a wide range of students and adults and as a member of a team.

 

Please attach/upload a current resume and cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position.

 

Position Type:

Fixed Term

 

About Smith College

 

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

 

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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