Middle School Academic Interventionist KTVMS (21-22 SY)

  • KIPP Tech Valley Middle School, New York, United States
  • Full-time
  • Department: Teacher
  • Grade Level: Middle
  • Start Date: Next year opening

Company Description

Together with families and communities, KIPP creates joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. KIPP is a national network of tuition-free, public charter schools open to all students. There are 255 college-preparatory KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia, serving more than 100,000 students. Nationally, KIPP students are graduating four-year colleges at three times the national average for low-income students. 

KIPP Albany Community Public Charter Schools (www.kippalbany.org) is the family of KIPP programming in Albany, NY designed to teach students the academic and character skills necessary for success in high school and college, to be self-sufficient in the competitive world beyond, and to build a better tomorrow for themselves and us all.  For the 2020-2021 school year, KIPP Albany schools will serve over 1,500 students in grades K-8 at four schools and will employ more than 200 staff.

At KIPP Albany schools, high expectations for academic excellence and behavioral norms are balanced with the consistent acknowledgement of effort and demonstration of empathy. Students are empowered to build their own identities and influence their future. Education is an inclusive process that strongly embraces our families, responds to the context of our community, and encourages students to apply what they learn at school to making positive changes in their world.  

Job Description

This position is to address unfinished learning/learning loss due to COVID-19. The Academic Interventionist is responsible for working directly with students to provide tutoring, coaching, goal-setting, and academic case management to achieve measurable improvements in academic performance. Must have an authentic interest in the academic growth and development of students, as well as the ability to provide a safe and trustworthy learning environment.

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities: Academic Interventionist

  • Facilitate students’ improvement in Math and English Language Arts, and increase engagement as a result of their sustained participation in KIPP’s blended learning programs

  • Manage classroom behavior to create a productive learning environment

  • Provide academic intervention that is active and enables learning and recall of new knowledge strengthened through different exposures of “doing” (i.e., seeing, hearing, touching, and doing).

  • Provide academic intervention that is collaborative and is socially-centered, allowing young people to build skills through learning as a team

  • Create lesson plans based on student needs as required; and program partnerships with parents, teachers, and other supportive services

  • Provide academic intervention that is meaningful increases motivation by creating experiences relevant to students’ own interests, and the world in which they live

  • Provide academic intervention that supports mastery that provides young people the opportunity to gain and practice new skills and habits

  • Lead small-group tutoring, coaching, goal-setting, and academic case management designed to bridge the gaps in students’ understanding.

  • Foster the joy of mastery that culminates in an event or product to be viewed and celebrated by peers and family members.

  • Provide academic intervention that expands horizons and facilitates learning that goes beyond the walls of site facilities and uses the surrounding community as a classroom, bringing in individuals and businesses that young people may not otherwise come into contact.

Blended Learning Connections

  • Maintain ongoing communication with parents to obtain information to better serve students and maintain program quality; this includes, but is not limited to the distribution of progress reports, programmatic materials, etc.

  • Collect/enter student data on academic gains and other outcome targets. Consistent completion of all required documentation: forms, grade checks, assessments, attendance records, etc.

  • Organize own work daily, weekly, and monthly to ensure key deadlines are met and are completed on time and according to established policies and procedures.

  • Communicate student progress as needed to core-content teachers.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree Required

  • Ability to take initiative

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Proficient level of cultural competency

Additional Information

Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience, and includes comprehensive benefits.

KIPP TECH VALLEY is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

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