Instruction and Differentiation Specialist

    • Bronx, NY

Position Overview:

The Instruction and Differentiation Specialist, under the supervision of the Executive Director of Academics, supports network staff, school administrators, and teachers in implementing data-driven instruction which is differentiated to support all students in meeting high academic standards.

Key Responsibilities:
Conducts analytical work on outputs from student information system, student assessments, and other organizational data platforms.
Designs and creates visual and written reports and oral presentations to communicate this analytical work to network and school stakeholders.
Shares analytical reports with network staff, school leaders and teachers with the goal of improving instruction, structures, and systems.
Builds capacities at the schools around the use of academic data, analytical tools, instructional technology, and rigorous analyses to improve instructional planning, monitor student and school progress, and drive student growth and achievement supervised by the executive director of academics.
Supports schools in implementing the child study procedures and other at-risk identification procedures.
Gathers and reviews student data, with school and network based staff, to support identifying students at risk.
Supports schools in identifying materials and programs to support students who are identified as at risk.
Supports schools in identifying and supporting students who are promotion in doubt.
Serves as a full-time and engaged member of staff, supporting Network initiatives as needed, and working with other staff members to ensure fulfillment of the FLACS mission.

Professional Responsibilities:

Uphold the FLACS’ mission, core beliefs, and educational philosophy.
Reflect on their practice and be a lifelong learner to improve instructional effectiveness and guide professional growth
Engage and collaborate with colleagues and the community to develop and sustain a common culture that supports high expectations for student learning
Create ongoing communication with families, guardians and caregivers to enhance student development and success
Display evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player

Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred
Prior satisfactory teaching experience within grades K-8 required
New York State Certification in a relevant area is preferred
Experience analyzing data to improve instruction required
Basic proficiency of data applications and warehouses required (i.e., Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets)
Clearance for Fingerprint and Criminal Background Check

It is the policy of FLACS to provide educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, alienage and citizenship status, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender (sex) or prior record of arrest or convictions (except as provided by law), and to maintain an environment free of discriminatory harassment, including sexual harassment, or retaliation, as required by civil rights law.

Family Life Academy Charter Schools are community grown K-8 charter schools in the South Bronx.

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