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Welcome to the LAYC Career Academy job application process!

(Note: All positions will remain open until filled.)

Positions Available.

  • A- Director Of Academics
  • B- Student Recruitment Specialist
  • C- SPED ParaProfessional
  • D- English Language Learners Instructor
  • E- Social Studies and Reading Instructor
  • F- Math Instructor
To apply and for more informaton, go to Indeed or Idealist.

A- Director Of Academics

The Director of Academics is responsible for using positive youth development principles to provide a college preparatory education to all students at LAYC Career Academy. The Director of Academics is directly responsible for implementing the mission of LAYC Career Academy, managing direct reports, and providing an innovative, results-driven academic program. S/he monitors progress against goals: analyzes testing data; develops periodic goals and objectives; provides growth reports as needed; and ensures accurate tracking and follow-up on each initiative.

Duties and Responsibilities Curriculum Design (40%)

  • Identify and develop a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities
  • Evaluate and analyze a variety of sources for assessment to measure student improvement and monitor mastery of content standards
  • Analyzing data and using data to strengthen student achievement
  • Coordinate assessments for students
Instructional Leadership (40%)
  • Evaluate lesson plans and unit overviews to include clear objectives and standard alignment
  • Observe classrooms and coach teachers to improve instruction
  • Plan and lead professional development sessions
  • Supervise schedule creation and process for each session
  • Maintain advisory list and provide support for advisories
  • Create and /or revise then administer student survey each session
20% - Management
  • Maintain and update records of observations, growth and challenges of each teacher to analyze progress and set attainable goals
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to school community
  • Regularly attend and / or lead meetings of faculty, staff, and other organizations
  • Lead the hiring effort to maintain capacity of the instructional team
  • Prepare, propose and Manage budget
  • Ensure compliance of ELL and SPED programs.
  • Other duties as assigned
JOB SPECIFICATIONS - Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, & Other Characteristics (KASOCs)
  • Ability to lead training sessions with groups of teachers and volunteers
  • Ability to multi-task, be self motivated and take initiative
  • Ability to share credit and take responsibility for actions
  • Computer literate including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational, planning, and time management skills
  • Strong commitment to tenets of positive youth development
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • May occasionally work non-standard work schedule including nights, weekends, and other unusual hours as needed
  • Knowledge of Common Core State Standards
  • Knowledge of educational technology
  • Knowledge of social media and its impact on education
  • Spanish fluency preferred
Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelorís degree required, Masterís degree preferred
  • Minimum of four years successful classroom teaching experience preferred
  • Experience with urban, at-risk, and/or opportunity youth preferred
  • At least - 2 years of experience in educational leadership, evaluation or coaching
Application Please send cover letters and resumes to careeracademyjobs@laycca.org

How to Apply: careeracademyjobs@laycca.org

Benefits: This position comes with a full range of benefits to include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance, Vacation and Sick days.

Level of Language Proficiency: Spanish Fluency preferred.

Professional Level: Managerial

Minimum Education Required: 4-year degree

B- Student Recruitment Specialist

School Description:

LAYC Career Academy sets high expectations for disconnected youth, 16-24 years of age, by providing a college preparatory GED curriculum and the opportunity to gain college credits before graduation. The school is built upon the central beliefs that:

  • All youth can and must obtain either a college degree or industry-recognized credential.
  • Students grow by recognizing their own strengths, using them to overcome obstacles, and setting and achieving ambitious academic and career goals.
  • Disconnected youth will succeed academically and personally with the help of high-quality, culturally appropriate education and support services.
All graduates will complete a college preparatory curriculum that is aligned to Common Core State Standards and pass the GED exam. Students will also achieve one of three outcomes before graduating: become a Medical Assistant; become an A+ Certified Computer Hardware Technician; or complete six college credits through the Career Academyís partnerships with Bard College and the Community College of the District of Columbia.

Position Overview:

The LAYC Career Academy (LAYCCA) Student Recruitment Specialist ensures that as many youth as possible benefit from an education at the school throughout the academic year. The Recruitment Specialist is responsible for developing strong relationships with prospective students, helping them understand the school in-depth, and ensuring that they feel welcome and prepared to join the school community. The Specialist accomplishes this goal by first connecting with prospective students through partnering organizations, street outreach, school and public events, and social media. The Specialist then guides prospective students through our enrollment process with frequent communication and support.

Reports to: The Student Recruitment Specialist will report to the Executive Director. She/he will work closely with teachers, students and the operations and enrollment team on a regular basis.

Responsibilities:

    1. Build referral partnerships with local service organizations, governmental offices, and schools.

    2. Recruit prospective students

    a) Implement street outreach through training student recruiters, gathering materials, and leading outreach teams in the field

    b) Attend public events and school fairs

    c) Manage LAYCCAís social media and other outlets for outreach to prospective students

    d) Plan events and other tactics to encourage current students to refer prospective students

    3. Host student tours

    4. Coordinate and implement interviews and testing for prospective students

    5. Track and coordinate student recruitment process, including calling and facilitating meetings with internal LAYCCA staff, and tracking incoming documents.

    6. Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
  • Outgoing, warm, and comfortable with talking to new people in public settings
  • Able to forge strong relationships with older youth from diverse backgrounds
  • Organized and detail-oriented in managing data and documents
  • Comfortable working independently
  • Proficient with social media
  • Event planning experience is a plus
  • Familiarity working with schools and/or districts a plus
  • Must be highly flexible
  • BS/BA required and/ or a minimum of 3 years work experience in a related field.
  • Mission driven
  • Bilingual: English and Spanish is required
To apply please send resume and cover letter to hr@laycca.org.

C- Special Education Paraprofessional

Deparment: Acdemics

Employment Type: Full-Time

Date Posted: 06/13/2017

Location: Washington, DC

FLSA Exemption Status: Exempt

Job Description

A special education paraprofessional plans, prepares, and assists in the delivery of instruction to students, particularly those with special education needs. The special education paraprofessional collaborates with other members of the instructional team in order to ensure students with diagnosed needs are receiving appropriate instruction.

Duties and Responsibilities:

80% Instructional Assistant

  • Provide assistance in innovative and CCSS-based lessons
  • Assist with maintaining classroom environment based on principles of positive youth development
  • Provide targeted instruction for small groups of students that have diagnosed SPED needs
  • Utilize technology on a regular and consistent basis
20% Administrative Duties
  • Follow directives of Coordinator of Special Education Services to maintain compliance with all SPED rules and regulations
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs
  • Be available for families of students with special needs as needed
  • Report any concerns to Director of Academics and/or Special Education Coordinator
  • Attend meetings pertaining to IEPS, trainings, transitions, and other special education related topics
Other duties as assigned and accepted by the employee

Job Specifications Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, & Other Characteristics (KASOCs):

  • Ability to lead classes and meetings
  • Ability to multi-task, be self motivated and take initiative
  • Ability to share credit and take responsibility for actions
  • Computer literate
  • - including proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational, planning, and time management skills
  • Strong commitment to tenets of positive youth development
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • May occasionally work non-standard work schedule including nights, weekends, and other unusual hours as needed
  • Knowledge of Common Core State Standards
  • Knowledge of educational technology
  • Knowledge of social media and its impact on education
  • Spanish fluency preferred
Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelorís Degree
  • Experience with opportunity youth, specially those with diagnosed special needs
Applications

Please send cover letter and resume to careeracademyjobs@laycca.org

D- Special Education Paraprofessional

Overview:

The LAYC Career Academy is seeking a skilled, dynamic, dedicated Instructor & Coordinator of Services for ELLs to join us in our third year of an exciting educational community. The ideal candidate will have an energetic and flexible nature and demonstrated success in: developing curriculum; building a strong school culture; using data to drive instructional improvements; and achieving outstanding academic outcomes for disconnected youth.

School Description:

The LAYC Career Academy is a year-round model which sets high expectations for disconnected youth, 16-24 years of age, by providing a college preparatory GED curriculum, the ability to gain skills in healthcare or IT, and the opportunity to gain college credits before graduation.

Characteristics of Ideal Instructor:

Strong Commitment to Mission

  • Holds high expectations for student achievement and behavior, and provides scaffolding to assist students in reaching those expectations
  • Treats every community member with respect, dignity, and understanding
  • Passion for reaching disconnected youth, specifically those who have not encountered academic success previously
Passion for Results
  • Familiarity with 2014 GED exam, CCSS, NWEA MAP, Accuplacer, WAPT, ACCESS, and/or the WIDA Standards for ELLs.
  • Evaluates informal and formal student assessment results and uses data to inform instruction
  • Holds self and other colleagues accountable for outcomes and results
Excellent Teaching Skills
  • Eagerness to try a non-traditional approach to reach diverse learners
  • Uses effective planning to lead well-organized, objective-driven, standards-based lessons
  • Ability to differentiate and achieve results with a wide variety of students in a classroom.
  • Seeks and participates in professional development opportunities internally and externally
Great People Skills
  • Communicates clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Works successfully with youth and adults from diverse backgrounds
Instructional Responsibilities:
  • Teach 3-4 Reading & Writing classes daily for English Language Learners from diverse linguistic backgrounds with varying levels of English ranging academically from pre-K to 8th grade.
  • Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students' varying needs
  • Create and administer a variety of assessments to measure student improvement and monitor student mastery of content standards
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs
  • Remain abreast of new developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods
  • Attend all staff meetings and professional development sessions and participate actively
Qualifications:
  • Bachelorís degree and minimum of two years successful teaching experience with English Language Learners.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in ways that are interactive, project-based, and promote self-discovery and critical thinking
  • Aware of current educational technology and social media and its possible interactions with the classroom
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work as a member of a team
  • Commitment to develop and contribute to a community of educators
  • Flexibility, commitment, and enthusiasm
  • Spanish fluency is beneficial but not required
To apply, please email a rťsumť and a cover letter to hr@laycca.org. No phone calls, please.

E- Social Studies & Reading Instructor

Job Description

An instructor plans, prepares, and delivers lessons on a daily basis. LAYCCA expects all employees to use the principals of positive youth development throughout their tasks. An instructor is directly responsible for providing innovative instruction, classroom management, planning and preparation, and overall student progress.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Deliver instruction through personalized learning methods.
  • Maintaines classroom environment based on principles of positive youth development.
  • Provides lessons that differentiates instruction to all students and ensures compliance for ELL and SPED students.
  • Provides innovative and CCSS-based lessons and utilizes data to strengthen student achievement.
  • Employs a variety of instructional techniques, instructional media, and performance assessments, which guide the learning process toward curriculum goals and studentlearning.
  • Planning, preparing and deliveringt lesson plans, class overviews and syllabi for each session.
  • Uses technology on a regular and consistent basis to promote learning, creativity, and collaboration.
  • Works directly with school administrators and staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of academic initiatives and curriculum.
  • Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress, attainment and behaviour of oneís students.
  • Providing or contributing to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students or groups of students.
  • Providing guidance and advice to students on educational and social matters and on their further education and future careers; providing information on sources of more expert advice.
  • Advising and co-operating with the Director of Academics and other teachers in the preparation and development of courses of study, teaching materials, teaching programs, methods of teaching and assessment.
  • Ensuring high standards of professional practice and quality of teaching and learning of the subject/s. Through effective dialogue, participating in reciprocal peer review and observation of class teaching practice by the Director of Academics (subject/level) concerned.
  • Maintaining good order and discipline amongst students under oneís care and safeguarding their health and safety at all times.
  • Participating in staff, group or other meetings related to the school curriculum or for the better organization and administration of the school.
  • Contributing to the professional development of new teachers and student teachers according to arrangements agreed with the Director of Academics.
  • Ensuring the safe custody and optimum use of tech and all equipment normally used by oneself during lessons and sees to its regular servicing and maintenance.
  • Nurtures a culture where teachers view themselves essentially as facilitators of learning and reflective practitioners;
Job Specifications Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, & Other Characteristics (KASOCs):
  • Spanish Fluency preferrred
  • Social Studies and Critical thinking teaching strategies
  • Common Core and/or College and Career Readiness Standards for Adults
  • Strong commitment to tenets of positive youth development
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Content knowledge related to GED and Social Studies.
  • General Social Studies knowledge and skills needed to pass the GED.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelorís Degree
  • Masterís Preferred
  • Experience with opportunity youth
  • At least 2 years teaching experience
Application

Please send cover letter and resume to careeracademyjobs@laycca.org

F- Math Instructor

Job Description

An instructor plans, prepares, and delivers lessons on a daily basis. LAYCCA expects all employees to use the principals of positive youth development throughout their tasks. An instructor is directly responsible for providing innovative instruction, classroom management, planning and preparation, and overall student progress.

Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Deliver instruction through personalized learning methods.
  • Maintaines classroom environment based on principles of positive youth development.
  • Provides lessons that differentiates instruction to all students and ensures compliance for ELL and SPED students.
  • Provides innovative and CCSS-based lessons and utilizes data to strengthen student achievement.
  • Employs a variety of instructional techniques, instructional media, and performance assessments, which guide the learning process toward curriculum goals and studentlearning.
  • Planning, preparing and deliveringt lesson plans, class overviews and syllabi for each session.
  • Uses technology on a regular and consistent basis to promote learning, creativity, and collaboration.
  • Works directly with school administrators and staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of academic initiatives and curriculum.
  • Assessing, recording and reporting on the development, progress, attainment and behaviour of oneís students.
  • Providing or contributing to oral and written assessments, reports and references relating to individual students or groups of students.
  • Providing guidance and advice to students on educational and social matters and on their further education and future careers; providing information on sources of more expert advice.
  • Advising and co-operating with the Director of Academics and other teachers in the preparation and development of courses of study, teaching materials, teaching programs, methods of teaching and assessment .
  • Ensuring high standards of professional practice and quality of teaching and learning of the subject/s. Through effective dialogue, participating in reciprocal peer review and observation of class teaching practice by the Director of Academics (subject/level) concerned.
  • Maintaining good order and discipline amongst students under oneís care and safeguarding their health and safety at all times.
  • Participating in staff, group or other meetings related to the school curriculum or for the better organization and administration of the school.
  • Contributing to the professional development of new teachers and student teachers according to arrangements agreed with the Director of Academics.
  • Ensuring the safe custody and optimum use of tech and all equipment normally used by oneself during lessons and sees to its regular servicing and maintenance.
  • Nurtures a culture where teachers view themselves essentially as facilitators of learning and reflective practitioners;
Job Specifications

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, & Other Characteristics (KASOCs):

  • Spanish Fluency preferrred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Maths and Critical thinking teaching strategies
  • Strong commitment to tenets of positive youth development
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Content knowledge related to GED Maths standards.
  • Knowledge related to TABE maths assessment
  • General Science knowledge and skills needed to pass GED.
Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Bachelorís Degree
  • Masterís Preferred
  • Experience with opportunity youth
  • At least 2 years teaching experience
Application: Please send cover letter and resume to hr@laycca.org
The LAYCCA PCS is open to any resident of the District of Columbia between the ages of 16 and 24. LAYC Career Academy PCS prohibits discrimination on the basis of a studentís race, color, religion, national origin, language spoken, intellectual or athletic ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, or status as a student with special needs.