Effective Dates: 2020-2021 school year (10-month, FTE 1.0)
Have you always wanted to work in an environment where new ideas are valued and it is understood that being a part of a diverse community makes us all better thinkers and problem solvers? Wellington is seeking a learning specialist to work with students in grades 9-12. We seek a dynamic professional who is passionate about providing a comprehensive learning support program through proactive and responsive leadership, advocacy, and collaboration. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated competency in the cognitive development of adolescents while engaging with a diverse student population.
Develop and implement an upper school learning support program focused on the cognitive growth of students
Collaborate with colleagues (teachers, advisors, counselors, lower and upper school learning specialists, etc.) and educate parents to equip them with strategies for working with early adolescents
Meet with students individually, in small groups, and inclusively in class settings while balancing proactive and responsive support
Advocate on behalf of students’ general developmental and/or specific identified needs
Consult with internal and external contacts to cultivate a broad network of resources
Serve as an admissions consultant to support a diverse, thriving learning community
Model a growth mindset in all aspects of professional endeavors
Maintain compliance with IDEA
An undergraduate degree in education, or a related field, including certification, and recent teaching and/or learning specialist experience is preferred.
Knowledge of special education, individualized education plans and services in an independent school, educational administration, and learning disability intervention
Understanding of child development and educational needs for students in grades 9-12
Understanding of best practices for student advocacy
Flexibility in response to the needs and requirements of adolescents
Strong organizational and communication skills
Physically able to perform essential functions in a variety of settings
Ability to use PC technology and Microsoft Office to facilitate communication and record management
Qualified candidates should send materials to Cassie Monak, upper school administrative assistant, firstname.lastname@example.org. All candidates should include:
We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.
The Wellington School guides all children to discover and cultivate their inherent genius in every dimension of life--intellectual, social, emotional, aesthetic and physical–by establishing a diverse, inclusive and safe environment that fosters educational excellence, prioritizes deep individual inquiry, ignites curiosity and creativity, promotes social responsibility and prepares students to lead in an evolving global community.