compensation: Commensurate with experience. employment type: part-time
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POSITION: Math Intervention Specialist
REPORTS TO: Interim Head of School - Instruction
Location: Oakland, CA
Hours: Part time
Urban Montessori Charter School is seeking an experienced, dynamic, and passionate Math Specialist for our Oakland-based Montessori charter school, which serves TK-7th grade in 2017-2018, and is growing through 8th grade in 2018-2019. The Math Specialist reports to the Interim Head of School - Instruction and directly serves students, as well as provides a resource to teachers.
Urban Montessori Charter School is the inspiration of a community of East Bay educators and parents who saw a truly child-centered, research-aligned educational model primarily available only to those in private school. Urban Montessori Charter School aims to bring Dr. Montessori's methods and pedagogy into a 21st century urban learning environment that focuses on respect for child-centered inquiry, innovation, and mastery of both skills and knowledge.
With authorization from the Alameda County Board of Education, UMCS opened its doors in the Fall of 2012 and received a charter renewal in 2017 through June 2022.
ABOUT THE MATH SPECIALIST ROLE
We are looking for individuals who are committed to ensuring that all UMCS students can develop as self-directed and engaged learners who are academically, socially and emotionally prepared to succeed in any high school. UMCS staff believe that this important mission is not only attainable; it is essential to transforming our Oakland community. The Math Specialist recognizes and can convey a problem-solving approach to math rather than a rote memorization of facts and rules. The Math Specialist helps scholars break a problem down into parts, look at problems from different angles, and encourages them to persevere when challenged. Candidates may be considered who excel currently in some areas and who are open to coaching and feedback in other areas in the Job Description.
- Conducts student assessments to identify those eligible for intervention services, to plan instruction, and/or to assist staff members in learning various assessment techniques.
- Assess the accomplishments of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required.
- Collaborates, as needed, with appropriate staff regarding students who may need specialized interventions.
- Provides direct instruction to students identified as eligible for math services in individual, and/or small group settings.
- Uses identified needs to guide the learning process towards increased student achievement
- Uses a variety of manipulatives and hands-on activities to support content standards and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
- Creates a classroom environment and research-based program of study that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
- Provides written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisor.
- Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.
- Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, school policy, administrative guidelines, or specific program requirements.
- Conducts or participates in needed parent conferences and telephone conferences.
Professional Development responsibilities:
- Strives to maintain and improve professional competence through professional development activities.
- Participates in discussions or activities focused on using research to improve math.
- Participates in staff development focused on delivery of math intervention and assessment.
Other duties as assigned by the supervisor or his/her designee.
- We will consider candidates with one or a combination of these things: California Single-Subject Math credential, a passing score on the Math CSET, a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, or a minimum of three years teaching Math/Science Programming
- Experience working in the Montessori environment preferred
- Experience working in schools serving low-income families and students of color preferred
- Experience working with families and/or community in our attendance areas
- Spanish proficiency preferred
This position is a part-time (15 hours/week) hourly, non-exempt position. Exact hours will be arranged in conjunction with the supervisor based on need.