Bernard Zell is an independent Jewish day school for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning, and deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. A pluralistic community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes students and families of varied religious beliefs and observance. The school combines Jewish learning and tradition with the best of innovative educational practice in a challenging and nurturing learning environment.
Job Summary and Responsibilities:
The Literacy Specialist will provide Bernard Zell students with literacy instruction and guidance rooted in best-practice educational standards and pedagogy. The specialist will provide support to students with diverse learning needs. In addition to providing direct support to students, the Literacy Specialist will offer curriculum guidance for faculty and support data collection and data-driven decision-making.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan, teach, and support daily literacy instruction and interventions with a specific focus in kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades
Work collaboratively within Student Services and across the school, and maintain caseload to support students in need of literacy intervention
Lead students and staff in best practice, engaging literacy curriculum, and pedagogy
Partner with teachers to support differentiated instruction to meet the needs of students with diverse learning styles
Collaborate with staff to ensure literacy curriculum follows learning standards and best practices in literacy education
Organize and maintain data collection for reading assessments across grade levels
Provide professional development for faculty and information sessions for parents as needed
Use of multiple sources of data to inform short-and long-term decisions
Provide parent community with opportunities to learn about our literacy program
Offer consulting to parents, faculty, and staff related to literacy
Support and promote pluralistic Jewish education and religious practice
Fulfill co-curricular responsibilities including lunch, recess, and other community duties
Degree, endorsement, and/or coursework in reading instruction, literacy, and/or special education; graduate-level work preferred.
Minimum 2 years classroom teaching experience required.
Primary grades literacy instruction required.
Previous coaching or education leadership role preferred.
Knowledge and experience with the reading and writing workshop instructional model
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Understanding of child development and best practices in education
Willingness to keep current through appropriate professional development
Proven ability to work as a member of a team
Knowledge and experience with the implementation of Reading and Writing Workshop
Commitment to implementing a multimodality approach to reading instruction
Travel Requirements: Up to 5% travel may be requested.
Other Important Information and Benefits:
All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check.
Work is generally performed onsite; Bernard Zell does not offer a telecommuting option.
The general workday is 7:45 am - 3:45 pm but must be flexible to attend meetings beyond normal working hours.
Full-time employee benefits include employer-subsidized medical, dental, life and disability (short and long-term) insurances, 403b retirement plan, parking or public transportation, daily (kosher) breakfast and lunch, as well as optional insurances. Sick and flex (personal) days subject to length of tenure.
How to apply: Please send a resume, cover letter, and 2-3 writing samples to Human Resources at email@example.com
Equal Opportunity Employer
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School has a long-standing policy of equal employment opportunity for every person regardless of age, race, color, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, or citizenship.
Bernard Zell recruits, hires and promotes individuals without regard to these characteristics, and all staffing decisions are based solely on the qualifications of each individual and the legitimate educational needs of our students.
The school does not discriminate in working conditions, physical facilities or any other terms, conditions or privileges of employment, including transfer, compensation, training, promotion, demotion or separation based on age, race, color, disability, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry or citizenship. Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School seeks to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, and harassment based on any of these or other characteristics.
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About Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School (www.bernardzell.org) is an independent Jewish day school for the 21st century where academic purpose, collaborative learning, and deep commitment to humanity develop engaged, confident learners and compassionate leaders for a stronger, more vibrant community and world. A pluralistic community day school, Bernard Zell welcomes students and families of varied religious beliefs and observance. The school combines Jewish learning and tradition with the best of innovative educational practice in a challenging and nurturing learning environment.