TITLE: Academic Director
REPORTS TO: President & CEO
SALARY: $45,000 - $48,000
The Boys and Girls of the Twin Cities (BGCTC) is looking for an energetic, talented, and passionate candidate to serve as an Academic Director. Under the supervision of President & CEO, this position is responsible for developing and implementing educational programs for all BGC-TC Clubs and bringing research and evidence based practices and strategies into the out-of-school classroom environment.
- Develop and implement of research based literacy instructional strategies into the afterschool classroom environment and ensure fidelity of implementation of literacy framework. Role includes training, coaching, and assessment of literacy program participants. The academic director will be responsible for the development, implementation, and assessment of other key academic programs for youth in K-12th grade.
Coaching and Support
- Model instructional excellence through literacy lesson planning and delivery as appropriate that aligns with the fidelity of curriculum and youth development base practices.
- Participates and performs classroom visitations, demonstrations, and observations.
- Provide peer coaching support and guidance on regular basis to education specialists.
- Offer support in the areas of classroom motivation and classroom management strategies that promote high level student engagement
- Organize and facilitate individual and/or group learning and professional development opportunities for all staff in the area of education.
- Assist in the planning of professional development activities and other in-service program training to help raise the level of instructional performance.
- Encourage and provide ongoing professional support and growth for instructors.
Evaluation, Assessment and Data
- Ensure high fidelity, accuracy, and timeliness in data collection practices.
- Facilitate and provide support in the interpretation and analysis of data among education specialists, program and branch directors and organization leadership team.
- Assist with the development, review and implementation of literacy and other educational curriculum, instruction and proficiency based assessments.
- Assist education specialists and program leaders with analysis of literacy assessment results.
- Evaluate student achievement and assist with placing students in age appropriate literacy intervention and support services.
- Identify instructional curriculum, supplies, equipment, and books related to literacy core content.
- Maintain open communication and collegial, positive relationships with BGCTC staff.
- Meet regularly with program and organization leadership team to align activities and plan accordingly to improvement plans and academic goals.
- Participate in professional development activities to learn about new innovative instructional strategies.
- Serve as an active member of the academic leadership team.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Four-year degree required. Master’s degree preferred from an accredited college/university.
- Valid teaching license from the Minnesota Department of Education.
- At least 3 years of successful literacy instructional teaching experience in an urban setting.
- Formal experience mentoring teachers or youth workers in effective literacy and instruction and assessment strategies
- Knowledge of reading and writing curriculum and development.
- Proficient technology skills in MS Office and other software/programs.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills, presentation and facilitation skills.
- Ability to lead and collaborate; strong leadership skills necessary.
- Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of assessment tools.
- Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum and subject matter.
- Ability to accomplish tasks under pressure.
- Prioritizes and follows through on tasks and assignments.
- Ability to connect and build positive relationships with youth-work professional and other staff.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrates ability to manage time and projects efficiently.
- Communicates recommendations and suggestions clearly with all team members.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/WORK ENVIRONMENT:
This position offices at the Administrative Office and will require travel to the eight units of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities.
The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job. All employees of the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Twin Cities are employees at will and signing this job description in no way enters into a contract for employment.