Landmark Christian School seeks to hire a specialist to support students with different learning needs in a comprehensive learning services program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide strategic leadership to all learning services including learning centers, academic coaching, tutoring services, and writing and math labs.
Serve as the chief articulator of the school’s learning services program and philosophy to ensure that all constituencies are fully informed consistent with their individual roles.
Maintain the learning services pages on the school’s website in conjunction with the communications staff.
Create regular opportunities for families both collectively and individually to learn about learning services available from the school.
Work with division heads to ensure that the services provided and philosophy of learning services consistently supports the school’s educational vision.
Work with Admission to ensure prospective students’ needs can be appropriately met by existing model.
Lead learning facilitators, reading specialist, academic coaches, tutors, and writing and math lab fellows in matters of development and implementation of learning services.
Maintain a dynamic web of communication among students with learning differences, parents/guardians, learning center faculty, academic coaches, tutors, and writing and math lab fellows.
Maintain coherence and continuity of learning services across middle and high school.
Respond to issues relevant to the learning needs of students in partnership with school administrators, counselors, and deans.
Evaluate continually and recommend changes to all aspects of learning services in order to support students and faculty in their efforts to advance students with different learning needs.
Hire, train, supervise, evaluate, and provide strategic direction for all learning center staff.
Provide resources, professional development, and consultation for faculty regarding learning differences.
Identify and maintain a list of in-school and community resources for identified students.
Ensure academic coaches, tutors, and therapists not employed by the school but working with our students on campus have a background screening and are trained and informed of relevant school policies and procedures.
Develop and manage the learning services budget and consider alternative business models for learning support.
Take an active role in professional activities and attend relevant professional meetings and conferences.
Stay abreast of the latest advances in specialized instruction.
This is a full-time, twelve-month position.
Master’s degree in a relevant field required. Doctoral degree and/or additional certification preferred.
Knowledge of child development, learning disabilities, psycho-educational tests, reports, and assistive technology
Knowledge of administering and interpreting assessments and test results, academic achievement, and diagnostic testing
Full understanding of differentiated instructional strategies across the curriculum
Represent the school in the larger community in a positive manner that reflects the values of the school
Ability to interface and maintain effective relationships with students, faculty, administrators, and parents/guardians
High degree of cultural competency and demonstrated commitment to working with individuals from diverse backgrounds
Professional written and verbal communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills