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Welcome to the LAYC Career Academy job application process!

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

Positions Available.

To apply and for more informaton, go to Indeed or Idealist.

A- Director of Student Support

Overview: The LAYC Career Academy seeks a Director of Student Support to join us in the creation of an exciting new educational community. The ideal candidate will have an energetic and flexible nature and strong people management skills as well as experience in counseling, crisis management, case management, behavior modification, and life skills development for a diverse population of low-income urban youth.

School Description: The 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 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 Academy's partnership with the Community College of the District of Columbia.

The LAYC Career Academy opened in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington DC in Fall 2012 with 100 students and eleven teachers, growing to a full enrollment of 200 students and eighteen teachers by Fall 2014. For more information, please visit www.laycca.org.

The LAYC Career Academy was founded by the Latin American Youth Center (LAYC), www.layc-dc.org. LAYC is a nationally recognized multi-cultural, multi-service agency serving all low-income youth across the District of Columbia and in Maryland's Prince George's and Montgomery Counties. LAYC works with over 4,000 individuals each year to support academic achievement, promote healthy behaviors, and guide youth toward successful adulthood. In addition, LAYC conducts advocacy and policy work to broaden opportunities for youth. LAYC operates a regional network of youth centers, school-based sites, and public charter schools that offer a comprehensive set of high quality, multi-lingual, culturally sensitive programs.

Characteristics of Ideal Director of Student Support: Leadership and Supervisory Skills

Clinical and Advising Skills People Skills

Ongoing Responsibilities:

Ongoing Responsibilities: Qualifications: APPLICATIONS Please send cover letters and resumes to careeracademyjobs@laycca.org

B- 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%)

Instructional Leadership (40%) 20% - Management JOB SPECIFICATIONS - Knowledge, Abilities, Skills, & Other Characteristics (KASOCs) Education and Experience Requirements: 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

C- 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

Passion for Results Excellent Teaching Skills Great People Skills Instructional Responsibilities: Qualifications: To apply, please email a résumé and a cover letter to hr@laycca.org. No phone calls, please.

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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 student’s race, color, religion, national origin, language spoken, intellectual or athletic ability, measures of achievement or aptitude, or status as a student with special needs.