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24-25 NY Multilingual Learners Teacher/Coordinator

Employer
Achievement First
Location
Church Street, New York
Closing date
Jun 27, 2024

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School Year: 2024-25

Teaching at Achievement First:

MLL Teacher-Coordinator

Under direction of the school principal and/or appropriate supervisor, plans and provides for English Language Development instruction to students who have been identified as in need of ELD support by the district's language dominance entry/exit criteria. Manages the school's one-time language screening assessment and the annual language proficiency assessment, in addition to maintaining updated records in all necessary systems. In collaboration with all classroom teachers, accelerates the learning or acquisition of English and the academic content of math, language arts, science, and social studies in order for students to achieve academic success and classroom expectations. Implements all school MLL procedures and collaborates with the MLL Director and other MLL teachers. Serves as a resource for fellow educators in the sharing of information regarding multilingual students, research-based pedagogy and practices, and models an assets-based mindset toward multilingualism and multiculturalism. This role is highly collaborative and supports the integration of structures and systems across the school for MLLs to thrive.

Roles and Responsibilities: Instruction, Compliance, Professional Development, Culture

Instruction
  • Creates a classroom environment that provides for student involvement in the learning process and enables each student to achieve learning objectives
  • Plans and conducts activities for a balanced program of instruction, modeling and work time that provides students with opportunities to learn, observe, question, and investigate
  • Instructs students individually and in groups using various teaching methods such as peer cooperative learning, personalized and blended learning, co-teaching, etc.
  • Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests as well as language proficiency progress
  • Monitors and assesses student progress and adjusts student instruction accordingly by developing, selecting and modifying instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of all students
  • Instructs students in academic subject matter as well as social, emotional, and behavioral skill areas
  • Takes all necessary safety precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities

Compliance
  • Supports the Principal, building leadership team, and district leadership team throughout the year with all procedures related to the identification, tracking, assessing, and monitoring of students identified as MLLs
  • Monitors and evaluates student outcomes, maintaining appropriate records and following all required procedures and practices
  • Manages the annual language proficiency exam and the one-time identification screener
  • Makes recommendations about appropriate accommodations for all types of assessments
  • Makes recommendations to staff about the types of accommodations, adaptations, special resources, courses, and classroom adjustments that are appropriate for each MLL student

Professional Development
  • Participates in district and school-based professional development activities
  • Continuously develops and evolves teaching practice and supports colleagues in their development through co-planning and/or co-teaching
  • Co-plans and facilitates MLL-specific school-based professional development
  • Promotes the mindset of shared responsibility for multilingual learners across all school staff, including all school leaders
  • Participates fully in a professional community including common planning, professional development, and self-reflection/evaluation

Culture
  • Promotes a school atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development of all students
  • Serves as a resource for fellow educators in the sharing of information regarding multilingual students and models an assets-based mindset toward multilingualism and multiculturalism.
  • Develops and maintains positive and cooperative interactions and communications with parents, colleagues and community, with a focus on bridging and supporting multilingualism and multiculturalism across home and school contexts
  • Supervises students in a range of settings; protects and promotes the safety and well-being of students, colleagues, equipment, materials and facilities
  • Communicates and interacts appropriately and professionally with students, colleagues, parents and the community
  • Organizes MLL family educational initiatives
  • Understands, supports, and promotes the mission and vision of Achievement First Charter School Network

Educational Background and Work Experience
  • Two years of teaching experience preferred with a proven record of high student achievement.
  • Bachelor's degree with a GPA of at least 3.0; Master's degree preferred.
  • New York certified in TESOL or Bilingual Education or in process of obtaining a certification.
  • Rhode Island certified in ESL.
  • Connecticut certified in TESOL/or Bilingual Education or in process of obtaining certification. Bilingual Education preferred.

Compensation & Benefits
  • Employees at Achievement First are provided with a competitive salary. Our salaries are set through a lens of equity, and based on an individual's skills, education, and years of experience relevant to the role. Teachers' salaries range from $66,000-$113,198, based on experience.
  • As a regular full time employee of Achievement First, you will be eligible for benefits that include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance as well as a 403(b) retirement benefit package with match and paid Family Leave.

Achievement First is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus. You can learn more about diversity at Achievement First here: http://achievementfirst.org/about-us/diversity/

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