Teaching & Learning Specialist
LAYC Career Academy
Start Date: Immediate Hire
Salary Range: Starts at $60,000
Reports To: Executive Director
Language: Bilingual - Spanish, a plus
Application Deadline: February 16, 2024
Please note the application deadline is February 16th. We will not actively screen those who apply after the deadline. However, if you apply after the deadline and the position is not filled, we will review your application.
We seek a dynamic, organized, and innovative instructional professional to support teachers in providing resources and instruction to 16 to 24-year-old students. The ideal candidate will have experience working with opportunity youth using the principles of positive youth development and restorative practices. In collaboration with the academic team, the Teaching and Learning Specialist is responsible for advancing innovative instruction, classroom management, small group instruction, and/or one-on-one instruction.
60% Small Group and Individual Instruction
Identify students in need of interventions and implement effective advising strategies.
Collaborate with instructors to prepare students for standardized tests, provide targeted individual and small group instruction, and set clear learning objectives.
Analyze test scores and performance data to create personalized learning plans, tracking student progress, and maintaining a positive and productive learning environment.
Utilize technology effectively and provide academic counseling as needed.
Regularly report on student academic achievements and contribute to workshops and resources tailored to student needs.
Participate in IEP, Student of Concern meetings, and required training.
20% - Planning and Preparation
Collaborate with instructors in lesson planning to align roles in student support.
Plan student interventions based on data analysis, discussions with instructors, and input from the academic team.
Continuously update personalized plans with the Director of Academics and Academic Support Coordinator, reflecting new test results.
Engage in directed professional development.
20% Administrative Duties
Perform various administrative tasks including but not limited to breakfast and lunch duty, attending meetings, record-keeping, and student outreach.
The Skills You'll Need
Success as the T&L Specialist at LAYCCA requires a clear alignment to our mission, core values, and commitment to supporting older youth and young adults in obtaining their GED, industry training, and industry recognized certifications.
Candidates must meet the following qualification to be considered for this role:
Bachelor’s degree in education, or related field; Master’s degree is preferred
Three or more years of experience teaching youth or adult learners
Fluency in both English and Spanish (bilingual)
The ideal candidate will also bring most of the following skills, attributes and experiences:
Experience working with various opportunity youth including justice involved, foster children, ELL students, and students with special needs.
Can work independently and with little supervision.
Possesses the ability to make decisions based on data or factual evidence and observation.
Skilled in managing courses on learning management systems (LMS) such as Google Classroom.
Experience delivering hybrid instruction is a plus.
Proficient in computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and Google Workspace.
Excellent attention to detail, paired with strong organizational, planning, and time management abilities.
Committed to the principles of positive youth development and equipped with robust interpersonal skills.
The Teaching & Learning Specialist will be a member of the academic team and reports to the Director of Academics. This person will also work closely with students, staff, and the broader community on a daily basis. As over 50% of our school population identifies as Latine or Hispanic, this person should ideally be able to effectively communicate in both English and Spanish.
LAYC Career Academy engages and empowers youth and young adults by providing a college preparatory education, career training in high-growth occupations, and college-credit classes. For more information, please visit our website: laycca.org.
The Next Steps
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Historically, people of color, women, transgender, GNCNB, and disabled individuals face insurmountable oppression when engaging with employers and recruiters. At Imagine, we understand that talent is not bound to a single story and that our intersectional identities are value adds in every space we enter. LAYCCA and Imagine are committed to building and supporting a diverse staff, and investing in fostering leadership from marginalized communities.