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K-6th Grade Literacy & Math Learning Specialist

Employer
Smith College
Location
Smith College

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

If you have any questions about the position or our application process, reach out to us at recruiting-u@smith.edu.

Job Description

PRIMARY FUNCTION(S):

Member of a highly responsive team supporting student learning at Campus School of Smith College. Work with students with different learning styles by providing intervention and remediation; support teachers in their efforts to advance students with different learning needs within the classroom. Participate in student learning support services (i.e. IEP meetings).

This position will be limited term, up to 6 months.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Create lesson plans for students, particularly those with strengths and challenges related to literacy and math, executive function, processing speed, and working memory issues. Provide classroom observations focused on students’ learning profile with the goal of offering strategies to enhance learning and academic success. Communicate frequently with classroom teachers and families. Keep administrators abreast of issues/specific student needs by providing feedback. Help to bridge current research on best practices in teaching and learning with classroom instruction. Support nurturing, respectful, and safe school environments that respond to the needs of each student, faculty member, and family. Oversee the application for and distribution of grants to support students with learning needs. Follow up with districts regarding services for Campus School students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education/Experience: Bachelor’s Degree and Massachusetts teacher licensure plus two years of classroom experience or the equivalent. Graduate degree is strongly preferred.

Skills: Must possess a profound understanding of differentiated instruction and research-based best practices related to the unique learning profiles of all students. Strong knowledge base in the area of learning differences, especially dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia, as well as a deep knowledge base regarding effective strategies for students with ADHD and behavioral concerns. Must know about early intervention, assessments, acquisition of reading and math, and be current on the general teaching of reading, writing, and mathematics. Strong interpersonal skills. Able to work effectively with a wide range of students and adults and as a member of a team.

Please attach/upload a current resume and cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position.

Position Type:

Regular

About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts.  A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Working at Smith College 

Founded in 1871, Smith College is the nation's largest liberal arts college for women. The reputation of the College as one of the finest in the country holds strong because of the dedicated work of our staff, faculty, and administration. We are a diverse group bringing to our community different talents, perspectives, and experiences. Our strength arises from this diversity and is sustained by a community value of providing an outstanding educational environment for our nearly 2,700 students. Smith College is located in Northampton, a lively town of 30,000 in the Connecticut River valley of western Massachusetts.

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