Apr 23, 2018
WHAT IT MEANS TO WORK AT DETROIT ACHIEVEMENT ACADEMY & DETROIT PREP: Being an active participant as we develop our school culture and environment Having a deep commitment to social justice and equity for all children Engaging in significant curriculum development work Working hard to provide results for our students Working with a diverse student body Welcoming visitors who are interested in our school Being challenged to examine your work in order to increase student achievement Engaging in a deep and meaningful way with the parents/guardians of all students at DAA and DP Having extraordinarily high expectations for all students, staff, and faculty at DAA and DP Being supported by your peers, the Principal, Executive Director, and Board GUIDING PRINCIPLES AND MINDSETS Our work is active. We learn by doing and getting our hands dirty. Students are scientists, urban planners, historians, and activists, investigating real community problems and collaborating with peers to develop creative, actionable solutions. Adults are active guides of student learning and active members of their professional learning community. Our work is inclusive and equitable. Students and adults celebrate the diverse backgrounds of their peers. School leaders work to recruit and attract a population of families and faculty that represents different socio-economic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds. Our work is excellent. Students at all levels are pushed and supported to do more than they think they can. Excellence is expected in the quality of their work and thinking. School leaders, teachers, students, and families share rigorous expectations for quality work, achievement, and behavior. Our work is reflective. Students and adults reflect as they triumph and as they stumble. Students and adults offer direct and sensitive feedback to their peers. Trust, respect, responsibility, and joy in learning permeate the school culture. POSITION OVERVIEW: CLASSROOM ASSISTANT We are looking for extraordinary leaders and learners to join our team who: Are passionate about providing an excellent education for all students Have an obsession with systems, organization, and efficiency, Communicate effectively and professionally, Maintain a safe, clean, and welcoming environment, Engage families, visitors, and other stakeholders as partners in our students’ education, Commit to constant learning, reflection, and improvement of their own practice, Bring their passions, personalities, humor, and joy to school every day, Thrive in a start-up environment, and Are committed to equity and the belief that all children in Detroit can reach their full potential. This position involves working primarily with classroom teachers, Principal, and Office & Operations Manager. The hours of this position are from 11:00am to 1:00pm. This job description is meant to provide structure to the responsibilities and accountability of this position. There may be additional responsibilities assigned by the classroom teacher or the Principal as the needs of students and of the school arise. The Classroom Assistant will report to the Principal. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Student Information Create, maintain, and update student data and cumulative files/records as requested Communication Greet families and other visitors Perform general clerical duties including answering the main school phone line, distributing messages, and processing mail as needed. School Operations Supervise students during lunch and recess times according to an agreed upon schedule. Student Services Administer basic first-aid, distribute medication, and maintain student injury reports Supervise small groups of scholars before school, after school, and during activities Collaboration, Collegiality and Professionalism Seek to resolve conflicts with colleagues as soon as they arise using the DAA and DP staff norms. Seek support from the Head of School when needed. Make classrooms open to visits from other teachers, administrators, family members, prospective families and visitors to the school in ways that are not disruptive to student learning. Professional Development Participate in professional development as needed or suggested by coach and/or Head of School. Take all next steps from weekly check-ins with Head of School. Other Professional Responsibilities Attend and participate in school events. Teammates will be asked to attend at least two community meetings or events per year. Check voicemail and e-mail daily and respond promptly to requests from parents, administrators and colleagues. QUALIFICATIONS Dedication to our mission: A steadfast belief that all students can achieve at the highest levels, regardless of demography. Determination: A willingness to make things happen and a sense of urgency around educational equity for all students. Strong communication: The ability to communicate in a direct and sensitive fashion with students, parents, and colleagues. Team player: A desire to work in a team-oriented environment and collaborate with colleagues. Growth mindset: An ability to receive frequent feedback with humility and a strong desire to grow and develop as an educator. Reflective attitude: An ability to constantly reflect on student data as well as personal areas of strength and growth. Flexibility: Willingness to work in an ever-changing field and face challenges with a positive attitude Professional integrity: A personal alignment with the values and ethical standards of DAA and DP Bachelor’s degree (preferred), Strong technical skills (preferred) To apply, submit a cover letter and response to the three below questions to: email@example.com 1) Why do you want to work at Detroit Achievement Academy & Detroit Prep? 2) What's your experience working with young children? 3) What are your professional goals? Detroit Achievement Academy and Detroit Prep are dedicated to equal employment opportunities and fair labor practices. Detroit Achievement Academy and Detroit Prep provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals based on job-related qualifications, and the ability to perform a job without regard to gender, age, race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, or disability. It is our policy to maintain a non-discriminatory environment free from intimidation, harassment or bias based upon these grounds.
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