Position Type: Middle School Teaching/Media Specialist
Date Posted: 5/20/2020
Location: Corwin International Magnet School
Job Title: .5 Media Specialist Work Year: 165 days Department: Teaching and Learning Services Reports To: School Principal Salary Range: Teacher Salary Schedule Salary Range: $38,000 - $83,500 Benefits: Fringe Benefits based on PEA Negotiated Agreement Status: FLSA Status: ExemptSUMMARY OF FUNCTIONS: The primary responsibility of the .5 Media Specialist is to plan, organize, and implement an appropriate instructional program in a secondary learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential; Performs instructional and related duties in accordance with District policies and terms of the teacher contract. The Teacher also maintains a cooperative attitude with staff, parents, and students.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Valid Colorado Teaching License within 60 days from date of hire
Secondary Endorsement in School Librarian or Media Specialist or
Teacher must be highly qualified in applicable content area through the following options:
Endorsement on a Colorado teaching license
36 semester credit hours applicable to content area - School Librarian or Media Specialist
Passing score on a State Board of Education approved content exam (currently the ETS Praxis Series) - School Librarian or Media Specialist
Employee must complete a fingerprint-based criminal background check and must be cleared by the Office of Human Resources
Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing, using proper grammar and vocabulary
Previous experience as a certified teacher
Knowledge of content standards and implementation of standards-based curriculum
Ability to teach and meet the academic needs of all students ensuring academic progress in all content areas especially in reading/writing and mathematics
Ability to collaborate with all instructional staff
Previous experience working in the media center
Previous experience to use data to make instructional decisions
Knowledge/experience with the five components of reading and commitment to support and implement explicit and systematic reading instruction, based on scientific research
Ability to use technology and integrate technology skills into the curriculum
Knowledge / experience teaching the diverse learner especially students who may have a specific learning plan such as an IEP, ILP, ELL, 504, etc.
Knowledge /experience with and ability to implement scientific-based research best practices
Previous experience with and ability to utilize effective small groups and whole class direct instruction strategies to differentiate instruction
Knowledge / experience in implementing the Title I parental involvement plan
Knowledge / experience with Positive Behavior Support Program or willing to implement the school-wide discipline plan
SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE:
Knowledge and understanding of Common Core standards
Ability to unpack standards and align with curriculum
Ability to write specific learning goals, objectives and outcomes
Ability to analyze and use multiple data sources to make sound instructional decisions
Ability and willingness to collaborate with colleagues and actively participate in professional learning communities
Ability to use technology and incorporate/teach 21st century skills
Ability to scaffold and differentiate instruction
Ability and willingness to integrate reading, writing and math throughout the curriculum
Computer expertise or an expectation to learn Infinite Campus
Positive public relation skills, professionalism, strong work ethic, ability to develop positive relationships with school and community
Ability to demonstrate the communication skills with students, parents, and teachers to enhance the educational, personal, and social aspect of each student
Ability to interpret test information and data
Strong commitment to system change and strong evidence of being a "team player"
Ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis
Ability to be flexible
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level or work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position. This organization believes that every individual makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited to assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this position description is designed to define primary duties, qualifications and job scope but should not limit the incumbent nor the organization to the work identified. It is our expectation that every employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of the District’s/department’s goals. Actual duties, responsibilities, frequency, and percentages may vary depending upon building assignments and other factors.
Provide a variety of classroom techniques and methods
Promote high levels of achievement in relation to individual student abilities
Use techniques and methodologies appropriate to student abilities
Utilize current and relevant subject matter
Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction
Demonstrate knowledge of and ability to use research-based principles of effective instruction
Organize instruction using learning objectives with clearly defined student outcomes
Employ teaching strategies congruent with planned student outcomes
Monitor student learning and pace instruction accordingly
Prepare effectively for class
Prepare daily lesson plans
Provide instruction predicated on course goals and objectives
Prepare classroom for classroom activities
Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
Establish written grading standards that are clear and incorporate a variety of graded activities
Assure that grading standards are explained and available to parents
Develop and maintain positive interpersonal relationships
Model personal behaviors of honesty, fairness, courtesy, and consideration
Maintain a cooperative relationship with administrators, staff, students, and parents
Share appropriate information with parents and with other staff members
Provide documentation of students’ progress
Provide timely and accurate feedback/documentation to students, parents, and appropriate staff members
Assign and check homework and provide appropriate feedback to students
Maintain appropriate records of student performance, progress, and development
Build motivation and interest in learning
Exhibit personal interest and encourage student interest in the subject area
Maintain a current awareness of literature/activities in subject area
Maintain an ongoing personal program of professional growth and development
Cultivate and model a respectful working and learning environment
Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures
Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school
Participate in department, school, district, and parent meetings
Perform any and all other duties as assigned by Building Administrators
The physical demands, work environment factors, and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers to handle, or feel. The work requires the use of telephone and using fingers to operate computer or typewriter keyboards. The employee is continually hearing and speaking to exchange information. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
In an 8-hour workday, this job requires: Rarely = less than .5 hr per day Occasionally = .5 - 2.5 hrs per day Frequently = 2.5 - 5.5 hrs per day Continually = 5.5 - 8 hrs per day NA = Not Applicable
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS Sitting Frequently Stationary Sitting Frequently Walking (level surface) Frequently Walking (uneven surface) Occasionally Crawling Rarely Crouching (bend at knees) Occasionally Stooping (bend at waist) Occasionally Twisting (knees/waist/neck) Occasionally Turn/Pivot Occasionally Climbing (stairs) Rarely Climbing (ladder) N/A Reaching overhead Occasionally Reaching extension Occasionally Repetitive use arms Occasionally Repetitive use wrists Occasionally Repetitive use hands grasping Occasionally Repetitive use hands squeezing Occasionally Fine manipulation Occasionally Using foot control N/A *Pushing/Pulling Occasionally Maximum weight: 40 lbs. Lifting/Carrying Occasionally Maximum weight: 40 lbs.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Employee will work primarily in a school/office environment with both natural and fluorescent lighting; fast-paced work; constant interruptions;
Instructions for Applying:
All applicants interested in and qualified for the posted position must submit an online application. Applications that are incomplete and/or not submitted will not be forwarded to the hiring administrator for review. The following will need to be uploaded with the application: current cover letter for the posted position; current resume; copy of principal/administrative license; copy of transcripts conferring required degree; copy of Place/Praxis test and three current letters of reference (one of which must be from your current supervisor). and any other materials requested on the application to verify that individuals are eligible for a Colorado License from the Colorado Department of Education.
Please note: If hired, a new hire packet will be emailed and must be completed prior to processing. Fingerprints will be required for all employees of Pueblo City Schools prior to your processing date.
Pueblo School District No. 60 does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, age, disability, need for special education services, genetic information, pregnancy or childbirth status, or other status protected by law in admission, access to, treatment or employment in its educational programs or activities. Additionally, a lack of English language skills is not a barrier to admission or participation in activities. The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Eric DeCesaro, EEO/Affirmative Action/Title IX/Section 504 Compliance Officer for complaints involving employees, and Cheryl Madrill, Title IX Compliance Officer for complaints involving students. Both individuals can be located at 315 West 11th Street, Pueblo, Colorado 81003, (719) 549-7100. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. (Policy AC, AC-R).
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