Cedar Rapids Community Schools is seeking qualified applicants for the following position(s):
KCU Supersite Enrichment Leader / Site Leader
Location: Kenwood Elementary School
Summary: FIRST POSSIBLE HIRE DATE: March 3, 2018 for Summer 2018
Oversees one site of Kids on Course University’s 7-week summer program similar to a principal during the school year. The Lead Teacher has a track record of moving students who experience barriers (IEP, ELL, FRL) forward. The site will have approximately 200+ students in attendance. Helps select staff for KCU at the site, including classroom teachers, librarian, health secretary and enrichment leader. Coordinates daily activities, engages families through Parent Nights, manages behavior concerns and ensures the safety of students and staff. Lead Teacher oversees assessments and supports teachers to report results to all stakeholders for continuous improvement. Lead teacher creates a culture of equity for all, having a growth mindset, and setting high expectations for all students. The Lead Teacher works closely with the Program Director to ensure the daily activities grow student learning as effectively as possible. This position requires about 10 hours of planning work in the months of March, April and May. June will require 12 hours of planning. The summer program runs from June 18th – August 3rd (no classes on July 4th and 5th). Student hours will be 8:30 – 1:30 with Lead Teacher hours are 7:30AM – 2:30PM. Mandatory training is June 14th and 15th from 8:00AM – 1:00PM.
Endorsements: - BA in Education, preferably with reading endorsement
- K-5 Elementary Education
- K-5 Reading
Compensation: $8,500 stipend
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Essential Duties must be performed on site. Other duties or tasks may be assigned. Oversees one site of Kids on Course University’s 7-week summer program similar to a principal during the school year Has a track record of moving students who experience barriers (IEP, ELL, F/R lunch) forward. Coordinates student transportation with CRCSD busing department. Helps select staff for KCU at the site, including but not limited to classroom teachers, librarian, health secretary and enrichment leader. Coordinates daily activities, engages families through Parent Nights, manages behavior concerns and ensures the safety of students and staff. Oversees assessments and reports results to all stakeholders for continuous improvement Creates a culture of equity for all, having a growth mindset, and setting high expectations for all students. Works closely with the Program Director to ensure the daily activities grow student learning as effectively as possible. Requires about 10 hours of planning work in the months of March, April and May. The summer program runs from June 18th – August 3rd . Student hours will be 8:30 – 1:30 with Lead Teacher hours are 7:30AM – 2:30PM. Mandatory training is June 14th and 15th from 8:00AM – 1:00PM. Leader of an innovative summer learning program that aims to serve children who need academic support most in the Cedar Rapids School District Managing the budget, procurement of materials, and tracking expenses in compliance with CRCSD policies Provides active communication and positive relationships with parents and community members. Assists and collaborates with the principal, teaching staff, parents and students on matters pertaining to academic achievement goals. Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing Ability to organize and manage details in a thorough manner. Maintains appropriate records and protects the confidentiality of data. Reports to work as scheduled on a regular and reliable basis. Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
- BA in Elementary Education Two years of teaching experience
Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Iowa Teaching Certification with an endorsement
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, interpret, and implement ideas contained in technical documents, assessment data, professional journals and regulations. Ability to effectively write reports and communications to students, colleagues, parents and staff. Ability to effectively present information orally and respond to questions from administrators, teachers, staff and students. Ability to assist students in the areas of language and literacy.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to perform basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, decimals and fractions. Ability to assist students in implementing these mathematical concepts.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve problems effectively. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
REQUIRED DISPOSITIONS: 1.Believes that all children can attain high levels of learning.
2.Takes responsibility for the learning of our children and his/her own performance.
3. Possesses the knowledge and skills to build effective educational experiences that benefit all children.
4. Applies the principles of continuous improvement through the use of quality tools and processes.
5. Functions as an effective member of the educational/school team.
6. Won’t shy from today’s educational challenges.
7. Utilizes effective interpersonal skills.
8. Has a track record of success.
9. Works with great integrity.
OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research as it relates to the support of the Educational Goals of the District. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff and the school community. Ability to speak clearly and concisely both in oral and written communication. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle and/or feel objects, tools or controls; talk and hear. The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and forward 0 -24 inches and on occasion up to 36 inches. The employee continuously uses hand strength to grasp items. The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this job. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds 0 - 12 feet and occasionally up to 20 feet, such as curriculum materials, desks, chairs, and boxes. The employee will sometimes push/pull items such as tables and carts. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus while supervising students and working with computers, written materials, reports, assessment data, etc.
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