MS Student Coordinator

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Employer
TrulyHired
Location
New York City, NY
Posted
Jan 17, 2023
Closes
Jan 31, 2023
Ref
775924865
Position Type
Coordinator
Hours
Full-time
Employment Type
Permanent
Organization Type
Other
VOICE Charter School (http://www.voicecharterschool.org/) is an elementary and middle school located in Long Island City, Queens that serves about 650 students across grades K-8. We are located just minutes from Manhattan (two stops outside of Manhattan on the F, N, and W train lines) and Long Island City's growing waterfront district, thriving arts community, and rapid residential growth. We are looking to identify extraordinary educators and administrators committed to urban education who wish to join a dynamic professional learning community.

Our mission is to create a safe and healthy learning environment that will nurture, motivate and challenge all of our children to achieve the highest level of academic excellence and to develop into mindful, responsible, contributing participants in their education, their community and the diverse society in which we live.

What makes VOICE different?

At VOICE, it's not just about the music. It's about the people. It's about what you can be. It's about using your passion. It's about relationships. It's about having the opportunity to choose. It's about caring enough. It's about each individual child and adult.

We believe in efficacy. At the core of our academic culture is the idea that all students are capable of doing well in any discipline. At VOICE, all students will learn - being smart is not something that you are, it is something you become. At VOICE, you will be pushed to become more.

We support and develop the effectiveness of our teachers. We believe that teachers need time to collaborate to build their practice, so we provide our team with over two hours of planning time a day as well as additional days for collaborative thought partnership and planning during the school year.

We promote participation in music and the arts. As music and art help develop problem solving and critical thinking skills and open children's imaginations, all VOICE students participate in and learn from daily activities in the arts including rigorous choral training. We design our arts-integrated curriculum to bring joy and wonder to the lives of our children, providing them with the skills necessary to forge their own path.

All Staff at VOICE:
  • Love and nurture all of our students as they become deeply caring and responsible individuals;
  • Take personal responsibility and work collaboratively to ensure that all students achieve and grow, understanding that the performance and progress of our students is directly under our control;
  • Ask questions and empower students to exercise curiosity and wonder about the world around them;
  • Hold themselves to the highest standards.
  • Push and support themselves, their students, and their colleagues.
  • Proactively seek and incorporate feedback.
  • Help each individual child gain the opportunity to choose what his or her future will be.


Major Responsibilities:

In the Classroom
  • Provide support to faculty in maintaining a productive, safe, and disciplined learning environment, upholding all school policies within the classroom
  • Model strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Invest time in knowing students and demonstrate an active interest in their well-being; use kind, firm body language to convey authority and care
  • Collaborate with and provide feedback to faculty as appropriate in order to maintain a productive, safe and nurturing classroom for students
  • Serve as a substitute teacher as needed; may work with students 1:1 or in small groups
  • In collaboration with faculty, proactively identify student growth areas and implement collaborative problem-solving plans to address student lagging skills


  • Culture
  • In collaboration with the Middle School Director, Dean, and faculty, support with investigating student incidents and implementing a range of behavior management approaches with a goal of maximizing all students' instruction time, which may include but is not limited to: de-escalating student crises, guiding and supporting students 1:1, employing restorative practices, administering appropriate consequences.
  • (Co-)Develop and (co-)teach advisories and electives up to 15 periods a week
  • In collab. w/ faculty & Div. Ops Team, plan & chaperone field trips & overnight trips
  • Plan and organize outside visitors to come to VOICE and work with the students
  • Supervise students in out-of-classroom settings including but not limited to arrival, transitions, lunch, dismissal, and outdoor activities which may occur in varying weather conditions, (e.g., light rain, cold)
  • Plan, lead and support student activities (including after-school events), including but not limited to student dances, assemblies, sports day, graduation, athletics and others

  • Operational Support
  • Correspond with families via telephone, written notes, and in-person communications
  • May be responsible for essential administrative tasks to support the success of middle school operational functions, including but not limited to copying and distribution of curriculum material and other clerical tasks as needed

  • Staff-Wide Professional Expectations
  • Embrace and be an ambassador of VOICE's mission, vision and values
  • Collaborate communicate and maintain effective and professional relationships as member of an interdisciplinary team of educators, support staff, and administrators
  • Participate in required meetings and events, which may include student events, school concerts, parent-teacher conferences, on- and off-site conferences and trainings, others.
  • Meet expectations related to punctuality and professionalism including but not limited to reporting to work on time, following the appropriate call-out and lateness procedures, timely responding to emails, consistently meeting deadlines and communicating appropriately on progress on projects and goals.
  • Proactively and appropriately seek assistance and/or guidance when faced with challenges appropriately provide and receive feedback to/from students, parents, faculty, classroom assistants, support staff, and administration
  • Reflect on professional practice through self-reflection and engagement in informal and formal feedback processes


  • Position Qualifications:
    • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferred.
    • Ability to lift at least 40 pounds
    • Ability to participate in outdoor recess and other play activities during various weather conditions that may range in temperatures of 20-100°F
    • Previous experience working with children
    • Preferred: Verbal fluency in Spanish
    • Preferred: Valid CPR/AED/First Aid certification or willingness to obtain such certification
    • Preferred: Previous experience working in contexts involving high-needs communities


    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • VOICE's mission, vision, values and culture
    • Effective skills in self-management including but not limited to meeting deadlines, effective prioritization of tasks, self-organization, managing up, and efficient time and task management
    • Tact and sensitivity, including but not limited to adhering to confidentiality obligations such as mandated reporting as part of child protection
    • Ability to build strong and effective collegial relationships as part of an interdisciplinary team of educators and administrators
    • Ability to build warm individual relationships with students
    • Ability to communicate and build relationships effectively and appropriately with diverse range of individuals, including but not limited to current and prospective children and families, colleagues, and external partners
    • Maintaining high academic expectations through purposeful building of thinking skills, standards-aligned independent practice, questioning and discussion techniques, high standards for language and evidence, and structured support for students
    • Staff-Wide Competencies for Coordinators:
      • Effective self-management, including but not limited to: Prioritizes time and tasks effectively; Builds relationships with others; Practices continual self- development; Demonstrates effective problem solving; Exercises complete ownership over tasks; Takes initiative; Navigates ambiguity with ease
      • Effective project management, including but not limited to: Manages up; Proactively engages clients and consultants; Reflects on and incorporates feedback; Engages in thoughtful, strategic, and creative envisioning; Exercises complete ownership over projects; Delegates and holds project helpers accountable for results; Focuses on product and process
    • Content Specific:
      • Deep understanding of accountable and restorative approaches to student support, including but not limited to Love & Logic and Ross Greene
      • Knowledge of behavioral approaches and methods for positively managing student behavior and supporting effective de-escalation
      • Strong sense of urgency and discretion when responding to student behavior and ensuring staffing coverage
      • Maintaining high academic expectations through purposeful building of thinking skills, standards-aligned independent practice, questioning and discussion techniques, high standards for language and evidence, and structured support for students
      • VOICE Teaching Framework
      • Child learning theories and behavioral approaches
      • Differentiation strategies (conferencing; small group work); basic understanding of English as a Second Language and SpEd approaches and procedures
      • Elements of effective classroom environment and management

    Behavioral Characteristics
    • Wonder, care, and efficacy
    • Commitment, authenticity, and passion
    • Critical thinking, including communication, analytical and strategic strengths
    • Constant learning, including resilience and perseverance
    • Strong sense of personal responsibility, including discipline, self-accountability, self-initiative
    • Sensitivity to environment, including humility, empathy and kindness


    Position Qualifications:

    Attitude and Focus
    • Unwavering humility, patience, and kindness
    • Professional demeanor with the ability to influence and facilitate decision-making among multiple, diverse parties
    • Perseverance to create clarity while allowing for complexity and nuance
    • Openness to work collaboratively to solve problems
    • High sense of urgency, demonstrated ability to successfully handle multiple projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment, and ability to be self-directed and take initiative
    • Organized and systems driven
    • Fastidious and attentive to detail


    Skills and Knowledge
    • Deep belief in VOICE's mission, vision, and values
    • Basic principles of curriculum design
    • Child learning theory and behavioral approaches
    • Differentiation strategies (conferencing; small group work); basic understanding of English as a Second Language and Special Education approaches and procedures
    • Elements of effective classroom environment and management
    • Analyzing data using defined but different processes in order to inform student progress
    • Ability to adapt to changing work priorities
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality; exhibit tact and patience
    • Building strong and effective collegial relationships as part of a team, including but not limited to co-teachers and grade teams; be able to effectively manage an assistant
    • Building individual relationships with students and maintaining a kind, firm voice and body language
    • Building effective sequential long-term lesson plans and mastery-oriented short term lesson plans
    • Maintaining high academic expectations through purposeful building of thinking skills, standards-aligned independent practice, questioning and discussion techniques, high standards for language and evidence, and structured support for students
    • Communicating effectively and frequently with families
    • Reflecting on own practice and implementing action steps; embodying VOICE values in everyday interactions and work products
    • Using time efficiently; prioritizing tasks appropriately; meeting deadlines


    [Please note: All offers of employment are contingent upon the employee meeting all prerequisite job qualifications by the first day of employment.]

    Compensation and Benefits: Compensation is competitive and based on experience. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including participation in a pre-tax commuter benefits program partial reimbursement for monthly commuting expenses, gym reimbursement, cultural enrichment reimbursements, participation in the Teachers Retirement System pension program, frequent access to baked goods, and many opportunities to get to know your VOICE colleagues!

    How to Apply: Please submit an electronic application (including a VOICE-specific cover letter and resume) to opportunities@voicecharterschool.org.

    VOICE Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In its employment decisions, VOICE does not discriminate on the basis of an applicant or employee's race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, unemployment status, or any other status protected by law.

    • Position Type:Full-time
    • Positions Available:1
    Job Category :Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
    Employer Description

    VOICE Charter School (www.voicecharterschool.org) is an elementary and middle school located in Long Island City, Queens, serving grades K-8. We combine rigorous academics with daily instruction in choral singing, encouraging creative and critical thinking while improving academic performance. We are looking to identify extraordinary educators and administrators committed to urban education and high academic achievement who wish to join a dynamic learning community.

    Our mission is to create a safe and healthy learning environment that will nurture, motivate and challenge all of our children to achieve the highest level of academic excellence and to develop into mindful, responsible, contributing participants in their education, their community and the diverse society in which we live. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    VOICE Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Hiring Manager
    • 37-15 13th Street
    • Long Island City,New York 11101
    • Email: click here