Join a growth-oriented, collaborative learning community committed to Westminster’s mission and vision, including core values of inclusivity and service. In developing the whole person for college and for life, Westminster hires and retains passionate, talented, diverse educators like you to prepare our students to be lifelong learners, well equipped to address local and global challenges.
Westminster excels regionally and nationally in every area of school life, from academics to the arts and athletics, achieving excellence through a wide range of programming--and we need you to help us!
In our Middle School, you’ll work and learn alongside ninety other faculty who embody the same intellectual curiosity, wholesome intensity, and creative spirit as our students.
For our part, Westminster stands ready to support you with exceptional resources, including a Center for Teaching that provides workshops, cohorts, coaching, travel grants, and resources to help you be your best. At Westminster, you are more than just an academic expert; you make a difference in the lives of students, colleagues, and families--and they, in turn, make a difference in yours.
The Learning Strategist reports to the Head of the Middle School, and is supported and guided by the Director of Student Support as part of a cross-divisional team of Learning Strategists. In addition to close partnership with teachers and students, the Learning Strategist works with grade level deans, Registrars, Directors of Studies, and school counselors as part of the school’s overall program of educating young people.
Anticipated start date: August 1, 2022
Supervisor: Head of the Middle School
Position Status: This position is a salaried, exempt, full-time, regular, 10-month position.
OPPORTUNITIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Administer and interpret psychoeducational/neuropsychological reports
Translate findings into concrete strategies for teachers and students
Empower students through academic coaching
Educate teachers on scientifically validated ways to engage students, design assessments, and maximize learning and retention
Consult with parents and administrators--including principals, deans, and grade chairs--to maximize success opportunities for at-risk students
Connect with internal and external mental health professionals to assess and refer students
The position runs August - May and follows school holidays.
In addition to experience and a strong educational background, top candidates will demonstrate a love of working with Middle School students, an engaging teaching style, the ability to interact well with parents and colleagues, and a willingness to create and promote an inclusive learning environment.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle and feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl; talk and hear; and engage in moderately strenuous physical activity both indoors and out.. The employee may occasionally lift or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Ability to become CPR and First Aid Certified.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and may frequently walk on slippery or uneven surfaces. The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud.
Travel is primarily local during the regular business day. Overnight and out-of-area travel may also be required.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT
Westminster is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment. It is Westminster’s policy to provide equal employment opportunities and administer terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws. EOE/M/F/D/V.