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Administrative Assistant for K-3
Elgin

Elgin Math and Science Academy Hiring an Administrative Assistant

The Elgin Math and Science Academy Charter School (EMSA, www.elginmathandscience.org) opens August, 2018 to all students residing in the U-46 attendance area in kindergarten through third grade for our inaugural year.

EMSA is seeking a compelling, committed, and resourceful Administrative Assistant that will help to establish positive relationships with students and families. EMSA’s Administrative Assistant will manage a customer friendly, well-organized and efficient office.

The successful candidate in this role will reinforce EL Education’s Core Practices as the foundation of our mission to ensure remarkable academic achievement, character development, and community involvement for all students. At EMSA, students and teachers will reach their highest potential through active exploratory learning and social responsibility in which:
• Individuals of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome
• Children’s natural curiosity is nurtured
• Students become leaders of their own learning
• Teachers and students hold high standards
• Critical thinking is central to math and science
• Students develop skills to be responsible individuals

An EMSA Charter Crew Member will:
• Operate with the understanding: Diversity is a fact, Inclusion is a behavior, Equity is the outcome
• Work collaboratively with all members of the learning community to build relational trust and foster a growth mindset for all through modeling, by taking professional risks, owning mistakes, and being metacognitive about their own growth and revision
• Model EMSA’s habits of scholarship in word and action and effectively build a positive school culture that promotes self-discipline
• Challenge, engage, inspire and empower all students with the Wow and Wonder of EL Education
• Practice reflective and synthesizing professional practices to allow for a deeper understanding to manifest for implementation with the highest levels of fidelity
• Cultivate strong partnerships with families; all words and actions demonstrate a commitment to inclusion, belief in all students’ capacity to succeed and a desire to create an amicably beneficial situation for everyone
• Actively engage families and the community with expeditionary outcomes and critique of authentic student work

An ideal candidate is someone who:
• Has strong work ethics
• Is well organized and self-directed
• Works well with students, parents, and colleagues
• Is able to give and take direction when appropriate
• Is detail oriented, has a professional attitude, and is reliable
• Possesses strong problem solving skills, basic accounting principle knowledge, documentation skills, research and problem solving skills, data analysis skills, and multi-tasking skills
• Communicates effectively verbally and in writing
• Interacts with employees in a professional manner
• Works independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness
• Maintains confidentiality of administrative processes and student information
• Works effectively as part of a team

As an EMSA Administrative Assistant you will:
• Serve as administrative assistant to the Principal. Duties include, but not limited to, writing and preparing correspondence, mailings, copying, organizing, ordering, scheduling appointments, filing school documents, managing telephone messages, and performing other related office activities
• Develop and maintain building forms and records as required
• Maintain a professional, neat and friendly office atmosphere
• Maintain confidential files and records as the records custodian
• Sort and deliver mail/packages to staff. Coordinate the purchasing process of supplies and materials by initiating purchase orders, reconciling deliveries, maintaining inventories, and delivering products to staff
• Meet individual needs of students and families, treating them with dignity and respect
• Provide excellent customer service
• Provide accurate information to the general public and students regarding school services and related programs
• Assist with other projects as needed and as assigned by the Principal
• Secure and assist substitute personnel and itinerate teachers with their room assignments for the day
• Answer the phone and assist students and the public with any and all needs
• Manage office equipment, including the phone system (voicemail), copy machines, and fax
• Monitor security entrances
• Prepare staff and student announcements
• Maintain inventory of building keys and distribute keys as directed by the Principal
• Assist with school registration
• Maintain faculty attendance/absence reports
• Assist the principal with budgeting items (ordering, receiving, recording, reporting)
• Have the ability to obtain and communicate information clearly. Receive and relay telephone messages to appropriate personnel
• Assist with the development and implementation of the Crisis Management Plan
• Produce the school yearbook
• Attend staff meetings and record minutes as needed
• Update the school’s website as the webmaster
• Food service reconciliation and collections
• Prepare deposits for the Principal
• Manage and maintain the school information system and create reports for the Principal
• Manage student absence, make phone calls to parents, and send truancy letters
• Follow all state and federal laws and school policies
• Work as an effective team member with sometimes fluid roles

Qualifications:
• High school graduate
• Strong technology skills with proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
• Strong spelling and grammar skills
• Communication and interpersonal skills to engage in a highly collaborative school environment
• Ability to develop relational trust with students, families, staff, and other community stakeholders
• Ability to tactfully and effectively deal with the public and staff at all levels in a personable and professional manner
• Fluent in Spanish and English
• Expertise in working with English Language Learners
• Expertise in working with low-income populations

Hiring Timeline and Application Process
We seek to hire an Administrative Assistant for an August, 2018 start. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis beginning January, 2018. To confidentially apply, please send a Cover Letter and Resume/Curriculum Vitae to ApplyToEMSA@gmail.com.

217-883-0701
AP Biology/AP Environmental Science (Maternity Leave)
Aurora

Candidate must have a Biology endorsement. The ideal candidate will possess a strong background in AP Biology and AP Environmental Science. Applicants must possess a Bachelor or Master degree and hold an Illinois Professional Educator Licensure. Aurora Central Catholic High School is based in Aurora, IL and is a Christ-Centered Community dedicated to the education of the whole person and committed to truth, service, and academic excellence. Science-Biology Endorsement preferred - mid-March through the end of the school year.

630-907-0095 x106
Bilingual Coordinator
Elgin

Elgin Math and Science Academy Hiring a Bilingual Coordinator

The Elgin Math and Science Academy Charter School (EMSA, www.elginmathandscience.org) opens August, 2018 to all students residing in the U-46 attendance area in kindergarten through third grade for our inaugural year.
EMSA is seeking a compelling, committed, and innovative Bilingual Coordinator that will help to develop, implement, and coordinate a program for identified bilingual students that promotes Wow and Wonder while modeling and encouraging the habits of scholarship for student self-discipline in a positive school environment.
The successful candidate in this role will use EL Education’s Core Practices as the classroom foundation to ensure remarkable academic achievement, character development, and community involvement for all students. At EMSA, students and teachers will reach their highest potential through active exploratory learning and social responsibility in which:
• Individuals of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome
• Children’s natural curiosity is nurtured
• Students become leaders of their own learning
• Teachers and students hold high standards
• Critical thinking is central to math and science
• Students develop skills to be responsible individuals

An EMSA Charter Educator will:
• Operate with the understanding: Diversity is a fact, Inclusion is a behavior, Equity is the outcome
• Work collaboratively with all members of the learning community to build relational trust and foster a growth mindset for all through modeling by taking professional risks, owning mistakes, and being metacognitive about their own growth and revision
• Model EMSA’s habits of scholarship in word and action and effectively build a positive classroom culture that promotes self-discipline
• Assume primary responsibility for increasing student achievement (i.e. mastery of knowledge and skills, character, and high quality work) by designing and implementing cross-curricular units of study that integrate literacy instruction and utilize active pedagogy appropriate for EL students
• Help create collaborative student-centered classrooms that promote differentiated instruction to increase student growth for all students and enhance school culture
• Challenge, engage, inspire and empower all students with the Wow and Wonder of EL Education
• Engage in professional learning and implement a progressive, bold educational approach to fostering EL Education’s Core Practices to inspire student success for all students
• Practice reflective and synthesizing professional practices to allow for a deeper understanding to manifest for implementation with the highest levels of fidelity
• Establish clear and consistent assessment and progress monitoring techniques, based on evidence, to make instructional decisions to meet student’s needs and further their growth
• Cultivate strong partnerships with families; all words and actions demonstrate a commitment to inclusion, belief in all students’ capacity to succeed and a desire to create an amicably beneficial situation for everyone
• Actively engage families and the community through celebrations and critique of authentic student work

An ideal candidate is someone who:
• Has knowledge and experience of EL and bilingual education
• Has knowledge of multiple instructional strategies for EL students
• Has a thorough understanding of state and federal rules, regulations and standards as related to EL education
• Has demonstrated strong time management skills
• Is committed to meeting the needs of every child in a diverse population and has demonstrated success working with EL, low income, and minority students
• Believes every child can learn and reach high levels of academic achievement
• Has a clear understanding of curriculum, instruction, assessment child development, and the integration of and adherence to state standards for EL education
• Has a proven ability to work as a member of a team with a commitment to his/her own learning and professional development
• Has experience designing and implementing an effective and engaging literacy curriculum for EL students
• Believes children can make a significant contribution to the school, community, and the world
• Understands that family involvement is integral to student success
• Wants to be part of an organized, professional learning community
• Is a self-starter interested in working in a fast-paced, startup environment that requires flexible roles
The EMSA Bilingual Coordinator is responsible for, but not limited to:
• Monitoring and maintaining state and federal guidelines for TBE and TPI programs
• Maintaining accurate, complete and appropriate records as required by law and school administrative regulation
• Assisting administration in implementing school policies and procedures as outlined in our Charter agreement
• Serving as a liaison to parents for language assistance, translation, or interpretation and for the non-English speaking community with education related issues
• Defining and implementing co-teaching, pull out, and push in support programs for EL students, as appropriate
• Coordinating EL data collection and reporting at the school and district levels
• Insuring that all federal and state reporting requirements are met
• Coordinating/administering the testing of EL students including ACCESS testing and accommodations for annual assessments such as PARCC
• Maintaining and improving the EL section on the school’s website
• Communicating with all stakeholders through newsletters, newspaper, and social media
• Communicating with EL parents
• Conducting professional development for all staff to increase their skills and knowledge in meeting the needs of students
• Coordinating, developing and implementing the instruction program for the language arts, mathematics, social studies, and science as required by the Charter plan for EL students
• Planning and conducting monthly Bilingual Parent Advisory meetings at a local site
• Coordinating parent in-service workshops during evening hours
• Assisting in the orientation of all teachers and teacher assistant
• Articulating school services with all school departments in relation to student needs
• Overseeing the selection, evaluation, and progress of EL students in all areas
Qualifications:
Required
• Bachelor’s degree, three years teaching/supervisory experience and proven successful instructional practice with EL students
• Current Illinois Professional Educator License with EL or Bilingual endorsement
• Fluent in Spanish and English
• Communication and interpersonal skills to engage in a highly collaborative school environment
• Extensive knowledge and experience with EL rules, regulations and the required reporting
• Ability to develop relational trust with students, families, staff, and other community stakeholders
Desired
• Background in EL Education and/or project-based deeper learning with content-based literacy
• Strong technology skills
• Expertise in working with low-income populations

Hiring Timeline and Application Process
We seek to hire a Bilingual Coordinator for a July, 2018 start with students arriving in August. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in January of 2018. To confidentially apply, please send a Cover Letter and Resume/Curriculum Vitae to ApplyToEMSA@gmail.com.

Beginning in August, all crew members will receive extensive professional development in EL Education modules. Further responsibilities include active collaboration with other instructors and coaches for curriculum design, classroom set-up, and team building as part of our opening school activities.

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity
EMSA seeks individuals of all backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and want to engage all those who can contribute to this effort. EMSA provides equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees and prohibits discrimination with respect to the hiring or promotion of individuals, conditions of employment, disciplinary and discharge practices, or any other aspect of employment on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, disability, or any other factor which cannot lawful be used as a basis for an employment decision.

217-883-0701
Dean of Culture grades K-3
Elgin

EMSA Dean of Culture Job Description

The Dean of Culture will report to and work closely with the Principal, along with the instructional coach and teachers, to develop and promote a culture of high expectations with high levels of support to ensure success for all students. The Dean of Culture will serve as a support to teachers in developing an EL Education culture around EMSA’s Habits of Scholarship (HOS) to create a positive and supportive environment in their classrooms and in achieving high levels of engagement and learning from all students. The Dean will serve as the coordinator for the EMSA Crew Program (small group advisories), developing the Crew Curriculum Map and supporting teachers and staff in the planning and delivery of Crew advisory lessons and experiences. The Dean of Culture will also oversee school-wide assessments and coordinate data and processes related to the Multi-Tiered System of Support to ensure effective data driven instruction and appropriate supports for all students.

EMSA Dean of Culture Responsibilities:
● Responsible for the implementation of school and classroom practices that promote and uphold a positive school culture based on the EL Education Core Practices of culture and character.
● Promote and communicate clear school-wide expectations for character development and positive behavior.
● Proactively create and develop positive relationships with all members of the school community (students, teachers, families).
● Oversee and support implementation of Crew by providing guidance and professional development, resources and coaching to teachers and other staff.
● Partner with the Principal and Instructional Coach to support teachers in developing classroom structures to ensure all students are well known and establishing and maintaining consistent classroom routines in a student-centered classroom.
● Organize and coordinates weekly school-wide community gatherings to build community, celebrate, recognize and showcase student endeavors.
● Supervise the consistent and fair administration and tracking of student conduct and the tracking of student character and behavioral data.
● Oversee school assessment schedules and procedures, and ensure timely and transparent dissemination and analysis of testing data.
● In collaboration with Principal, manage Multi-Tiered System of Support.
● Contribute toward a safe environment for learning, including ensuring that student conduct is maintained and discipline is enforced fairly and consistently.
● Serve as liaison to parents and facilitate parent education and involvement, including reinforcing the need for parents to support the school’s policies and practices for student discipline, dress code, homework, and events.
● Provide behavior counseling and support for high-needs students such as observations, parent conferences, home visits, and intervention groups.
● Serve as a member of school leadership team.
● Demonstrate awareness of school/community needs and initiates activities to meet those identified needs.
● May perform other projects and duties as directed by the Principal.

EMSA Dean of Culture Qualifications:
● Bachelor's or Master’s Degree in applicable field of study/education from an accredited college or university.
● At least 3 years classroom teaching experience; experience in a school-based leadership role preferred
● Demonstrated experience with experiential or project-based learning.
● Excellent knowledge and understanding of the teaching and learning process.
● Experience and training in conflict resolution strategies and/or restorative practices.
● Demonstrated experience working with challenged groups in a standards-based environment.
● Demonstrated knowledge of multiple forms of assessment, including Assessments for Learning, Portfolios, Student-Led Conferences, etc.
● Demonstrated knowledge of how to use data to drive instruction.
● Demonstrated understanding of effective practices to coach and develop teachers.
● Demonstrated success in effectively solving challenging problems through a positive, collaborative approach.
● Excellent oral and written communication skills.
● Ability to work with diverse populations.

217-883-0701
Director of Early Learning
Elgin

About the Job:
Summit Early Learning Center delivers early childhood education in a way in which respects each child as an individual, fosters each child's strengths, and delivers positive learning experiences to enrich a child's life.
Summit Early Learning Center provides children of all abilities with their first preschool experience in a skilled and caring educational atmosphere.

Summit School, Inc. has an opportunity for an energetic and dynamic Director of Early Childhood to join the administrative team and an incredible school staff.
Responsibilities Staff Supervision: Recruits, interviews, hires staff. Develops annual in-service plan. Conducts weekly staff meetings. Evaluates staff annually. Program: Researches, presents and provides professional development of new curriculum, analyzes and evaluates the effectiveness of the curriculum, Supervises day to day student, staff and transportation program activities. Submits all student enrollment, attendance, health and transportation reports.
Budget and Grant Writing: Coordinates with CEO on annual budget. Writes annual funding grants. Submits regular grant reports. Family Communication: Develops family recruitment and orientation plans. Monitors information dissemination through parent programs. Coordinates home visits and family activity nights with staff. Professional Collaborations: Participates in community groups such as EPEL and ACE. Participates in Administrative Team and Corporate Board Meetings. Exercises professional decorum. Participates in professional organizations and conferences.

847-468-0490
Elementary Teacher K-3
Elgin

Elgin Math and Science Academy Hiring an Elementary Teacher

The Elgin Math and Science Academy Charter School (EMSA, www.elginmathandscience.org) opens August, 2018 to all students residing in the U-46 attendance area in kindergarten through third grade for our inaugural year.

EMSA is seeking a compelling, committed, and innovative teacher that will help to establish a positive learning environment that promotes Wow and Wonder in the classroom while modeling and encouraging the habits of scholarship for student self-discipline.

The successful candidate in this role will use EL Education’s Core Practices as the classroom’s foundation to ensure remarkable academic achievement, character development, and community involvement for all students. At EMSA, students and teachers will reach their highest potential through active exploratory learning and social responsibility in which:
• Individuals of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome
• Children’s natural curiosity is nurtured
• Students become leaders of their own learning
• Teachers and students hold high standards
• Critical thinking is central to math and science
• Students develop skills to be responsible individuals

An EMSA Charter Educator will:
• Operate with the understanding: Diversity is a fact, Inclusion is a behavior, Equity is the outcome
• Work collaboratively with all members of the learning community to build relational trust and foster a growth mindset for all through modeling by taking professional risks, owning mistakes, and being metacognitive about their own growth and revision
• Model EMSA’s habits of scholarship in word and action and effectively build a positive classroom culture that promotes self-discipline
• Assume primary responsibility for increasing student achievement (i.e. mastery of knowledge and skills, character, and high quality work) by designing and implementing cross-curricular units of study that integrate literacy instruction and utilize active pedagogy
• Create a collaborative student-centered classroom that thrives on differentiated instruction to increase student growth and enhance school culture
• Challenge, engage, inspire and empower all students with the Wow and Wonder of EL Education
• Design lesson plans that allow for flexible, uninterrupted blocks of time that foster deeper learning, content-based literacy, project-based learning, fieldwork, and student presentations for authentic audiences.
• Engage in professional learning and implement a progressive, bold educational approach to fostering EL Education’s Core Practices to inspire student success
• Practice reflective and synthesizing professional practices to allow for a deeper understanding to manifest for implementation with the highest levels of fidelity
• Establish clear and consistent assessment and progress monitoring techniques based on evidence to make instructional decisions to meet student’s needs and further their growth.
• Cultivate strong partnerships with families; all words and actions demonstrate a commitment to inclusion, belief in all students’ capacity to succeed and a desire to create a beneficial situation for everyone
• Actively engage families and the community by showcasing expeditionary outcomes and critique of authentic student work

An ideal candidate is someone who:
• Has demonstrated strong classroom and time management skills
• Is committed to meeting the needs of every child in a diverse population and has demonstrated success working with low income and minority students
• Believes every child can learn and reach high levels of academic achievement
• Has a clear understanding of curriculum, instruction, assessment in child development, and the integration of and adherence to state standards
• Has a proven ability to work as a member of a team with a commitment to his/her own learning and professional development
• Has experienced designing and implementing an effective and engaging literacy curriculum
• Has the capacity to teach mathematics and science using inquiry-based and hands-on methodology
• Believes children can make a significant contribution to the school, community, and the world
• Understands that family involvement is integral to student success
• Wants to be part of an organized, professional learning community
• Is a self-starter interested in working in a fast-paced, startup environment that requires flexible roles

Qualifications:
Required
• Bachelor’s degree, three years teaching experience and proven successful instructional practice
• Communication and interpersonal skills to engage in a highly collaborative school environment
• Extensive knowledge of CCSS and NGSS as well as curricular implications
• Ability to develop relational trust with students, families, and staff
Desired
• Current Illinois Professional Educator License
• Background in EL Education and/or project-based deeper learning with content-based literacy
• STEM degree and/or professional experience
• Strong technology skills
• Fluent in Spanish
• Expertise in working with English Language Learners
• Expertise in working with low-income populations

Hiring Timeline and Application Process
We seek to hire eight kindergarten through third grade teachers for a July, 2018 start as students arrive in August. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in January of 2018. To confidentially apply, please send a Cover Letter and Resume/Curriculum Vitae to ApplyToEMSA@gmail.com.

Beginning in August, all crew members will receive extensive professional development in EL Education modules. Further responsibilities include active collaboration with other instructors and coaches for curriculum design, classroom set-up, and team building as part of our opening school activities.

217-883-0701
Instructional Coach Levels K-3
Elgin

INSTRUCTIONAL COACH--JOB DESCRIPTION

The Instructional Coach will ensure the quality and consistency of instruction at EMSA by providing professional development and instructional coaching to classroom teachers, teacher assistants and other staff. The Instructional Coach will support teachers in implementing and realizing the EL Education common principles and the best practices as detailed in the EL Education Benchmarks. Emphasis will be put on coaching and training teachers new to EMSA. The Instructional Coach will also be responsible for leading the continued development and revision of the curriculum maps, frameworks and benchmarks. The Instructional Coach will report to the Principal. In the following areas the Instructional Coach will:

Instruction
● Provide instructional coaching for classroom teachers. This may take the form of observation and feedback, demonstration lessons, and videotaped lessons and analysis.
Timely written or verbal feedback will be provided for observations.
● Meet with each teaching teams bi-weekly to plan for coaching, schedule visits and observations, and discuss feedback.
● Assist teachers in providing differentiated instruction through workshop structures, curricular modifications, project design and planning.
● Support the implementation of EL Education and components.
● Provide supervision for teacher assistants on instructional practices that includes goal setting and observations and feedback. Offer a seminar for teacher assistants.
● Meet weekly with the Principal and Director of Student Services to discuss classroom instruction and to problem-solve and plan to ensure that instruction is high quality and teachers are supported.
● Participate as a member of the Instructional Leadership Team (ILT).
● Stay current on best instructional practices and share information with Habits of Scholarship (HOS), school principals and ILT.

Curriculum
Oversee the development and revision of EMSAʼs curriculum as mutually agreed upon with the Principal. Involve teachers in the process and help coordinate summer and school year curriculum work teams. Recommend areas for revision and review based on data, feedback and field knowledge. Help to ensure the diversity of student population is represented and reflected in the curriculum and instructional resources.
Support teachers to ensure there are multiple opportunities for parents to learn about and understand curriculum. Lead and participate in curriculum review and revision. Provide professional support to teachers in developing curriculum maps and plans. Provide feedback as necessary. Coordinate with the middle school and elementary levels Principals and Instructional Coaches to ensure consistency of the middle school curriculum.
Work with the Principal and teachers to lead curriculum workshops for parents based on feedback and needs. Stay current in the field. Identify areas where external resources and new practices may support our program. Research new instructional strategies and materials and share with the Principal and staff.

Assessment
● Consult with lower grades staff on the assessment of student work and the collection and analysis of student performance data. Monitor the collection and submission of data specified in the schoolʼs accountability plan and/or performance management framework.
● Provide staff training as needed on administering assessments.
● Support EMSA in being data driven. Work with the Principal and other staff to analyze, interpret and use student performance data.
Professional Development
Work with the Principal and ILT to plan and lead in planning professional development for teachers. Facilitate cross grade level discussions and planning on such topics as portfolio assessment, criteria for quality work, and the development of grade-level benchmarks and rubrics in reading, writing, and mathematics. Work with the elementary and middle school Instructional Coaches to implement an induction program for teaching fellows and new lead teachers that includes a yearlong seminar and structured observations and feedback. Communicate and coordinate plans with principals. Coordinate peer observation among the lower grades staff, using protocols established and agreed upon by staff.
Work with the Principal to develop and implement professional development plans for new lead teachers. Plans should be differentiated based on teacher experience and job responsibilities. Work with the Principal and teachers to plan the summer training institute. Participate in planning and leading sessions as needed. Participate in the development of school-wide professional development goals and plans as a member of the ILT.
Seek to connect staff with professional development in line with personal goals. Review professional development requests. Disseminate information about outside professional development. Maintain staff library of professional resources. Seek new resources to build library.

Visitors and Community/University Partnerships
Work with HOS to coordinate educator visits. Coordinate university partnerships and student teachers. Seek to promote EMSA as a model. Foster strong relationships with EL Education.

217-883-0701
Outreach/Student Recruitment Associate
Elgin

Elgin Math and Science Academy Hiring an Outreach/Student Recruitment Associate

The Elgin Math and Science Academy Charter School (EMSA, www.elginmathandscience.org) opens August, 2018 to all students residing in the U-46 attendance area in kindergarten through third grade for our inaugural year.

EMSA is seeking a compelling, committed, and resourceful Outreach/Student Recruitment Associate that will help to establish a positive relationships with members of our learning community as we recruit more than 200 students for the 2018-2019 school year. This is a temporary, part-time position that will be active beginning in January, 2018 that will work to manage off-campus student recruitment initiatives and works closely with current and prospective students’ families.

The successful candidate in this role will use EL Education’s Core Practices as the foundation of our message to ensure remarkable academic achievement, character development, and community involvement for all students. At EMSA, students and teachers will reach their highest potential through active exploratory learning and social responsibility in which:
• Individuals of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome
• Children’s natural curiosity is nurtured
• Students become leaders of their own learning
• Teachers and students hold high standards
• Critical thinking is central to math and science
• Students develop skills to be responsible individuals

EMSA might be the right fit for you if:
• You are committed to ensuring all students receive an outstanding education
• You are an extrovert with strong interpersonal skills, and delight in meeting and helping new people
• You have strong communication and critical-thinking skills; you are able to plan to avoid challenges, and adjust when challenges occur
• You have a history of exceptional professionalism and a demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines
• You want to work in a feedback-rich culture, and are committed to ongoing improvement
• You have personal or professional connections in the U-46 attendance area
• You are committed to meeting the needs of every child in a diverse population and has demonstrated success working with low income and minority students
• Has a clear understanding of EMSA’s vision and mission and can communicate that mission effectively to families
• Has a proven ability to work as a member of a team
• Is a self-starter interested in working in a fast-paced, startup environment that requires flexible roles

As an Outreach/Recruitment Associate, you will:
• Serve as a clear and compelling advocate for EMSA for families and community members; deepen knowledge of the Elgin Math and Science Academy model in order to share important details about EMSA’s work
• Represent EMSA in recruiting efforts to preschools, churches, youth centers and other organizations serving potential candidates for enrollment
• Research community events and recruitment opportunities to promote our school
• Work closely with the Principal to coordinate tours of the school, open houses, and other activities for prospective students and their parents
• Support student recruitment on social media platforms by drafting content, proposing strategies, and monitoring postings
• Providing administrative support for community events, including the preparation of written materials and management of event logistics prior to the event and day-of
• Build, maintain, and utilize outreach lists; call/contact prospective families regularly
• Canvass the neighborhoods in proximity to EMSA’s campus to encourage families to consider applying to EMSA by knocking on doors and contacting local community groups and businesses
• Post and distribute fliers in identified areas
• Execute initiatives in the student recruitment plan and enrollment process as assigned
• Prepare reports on enrollment progress for the Principal on a bi-weekly basis

Qualifications:
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to engage in a highly collaborative school environment
• Ability to develop relational trust with students, families, staff, and other community stakeholders
• Ability to tactfully and effectively deal with the public and staff at all levels in a personable, professional, and relatable manner
• Fluent in Spanish and English
• Expertise in working with English Language Learners
• Expertise in working with low-income populations

Hiring Timeline and Application Process
We seek to hire an Outreach/Recruitment Associate for a January, 2018 start. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis beginning December, 2017. To confidentially apply, please send a Cover Letter and Resume/Curriculum Vitae to ApplyToEMSA@gmail.com.

This part-time position will be active beginning in January and continuing through May with hours varying weekly that will require some weekend and evening hours with a compensation rate of $15 an hour. The ability to travel in the U-46 attendance areas is necessary.

217-883-0701
Registered School Nurse K-3
Elgin

Elgin Math and Science Academy Hiring a Registered School Nurse

The Elgin Math and Science Academy Charter School (EMSA, www.elginmathandscience.org) opens August, 2018 to all students residing in the U-46 attendance area in kindergarten through third grade for our inaugural year.

EMSA is seeking a compelling, committed, and resourceful Registered School Nurse that will help to establish positive relationships with students and families while attending to student health needs.

The successful candidate in this role will reinforce EL Education’s Core Practices as the foundation of our mission to ensure remarkable academic achievement, character development, and community involvement for all students. At EMSA, students and teachers will reach their highest potential through active exploratory learning and social responsibility in which:
• Individuals of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome
• Children’s natural curiosity is nurtured
• Students become leaders of their own learning
• Teachers and students hold high standards
• Critical thinking is central to math and science
• Students develop skills to be responsible individuals

An EMSA Charter Crew Member will:
• Operate with the understanding: Diversity is a fact, Inclusion is a behavior, Equity is the outcome
• Work collaboratively with all members of the learning community to build relational trust and foster a growth mindset for all through modeling, by taking professional risks, owning mistakes, and being metacognitive about their own growth and revision
• Model EMSA’s habits of scholarship in word and action and effectively build a positive school culture that promotes self-discipline
• Challenge, engage, inspire and empower all students with the Wow and Wonder of EL Education
• Practice reflective and synthesizing professional practices to allow for a deeper understanding to manifest for implementation with the highest levels of fidelity
• Cultivate strong partnerships with families; all words and actions demonstrate a commitment to inclusion, belief in all students’ capacity to succeed and a desire to create an amicably beneficial situation for everyone
• Actively engage with families and the community about expeditionary outcomes and critique of authentic student work
An ideal candidate is someone who:
• Is able to satisfactorily perform all of the duties and responsibilities of this position
• Communicates effectively and accurately both in written and oral form with students, parents, educational staff, and health care providers
• Works independently, completing assigned projects and duties in a timely and efficient manner
• Has basic computer skills
• Works effectively as part of a team with flexible roles

As an EMSA School Nurse you will:
• Provide direct nursing services based on accurate nursing assessment and guidelines set forth by the school’s policies and procedures, state and local mandates, and the Illinois Nurse Practice Act
• Correctly administer medications orally or with injections
• Assess complaints of student illness considering educational needs of the student
• Provide first aid and emergency care to students and staff
• Investigate for parasitic infestation, rash, or infection on students or staff
• Provide correct documentation for all nursing services completed including appropriate documentation on the student accident form or employee injury form
• Review student health documents to ensure compliance
• Provide written and/or verbal communication to students in non-compliance with state requirements and monitor situation until compliance accomplished
• As a mandated reporter, evaluate, report, and document possible child abuse/neglect situations
• Provide general health education to students, families, and staff to promote health and wellness in the school setting and community
• Maintain the daily environments of the health services area and health care supplies
• Provide education and promotion of standard infection control principles and monitor student population for infectious illnesses, reporting to the appropriate agencies as mandated
• Assist in care, monitoring, and maintenance of AED units within the school setting
• Have basic knowledges regarding nutrition and nutrient facts for student dietary needs
• Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:
• Bachelors in Science of Nursing
• Current Illinois Registered Professional Nurse License
• Current Adult/Child CPR and AED certification
• Nursing experience of at least 5 years preferred in areas of school, pediatric, adolescent, or community health
• Professional Educator License with School Nursing endorsement is preferred
• National School Nurse Certification is preferred
• Illinois Vision and Hearing Technician Certification is preferred. If nurse is not certified, must be willing to participate in the IDHP vision and hearing technician certification course
• Communication and interpersonal skills to engage in a highly collaborative school environment
• Ability to develop relational trust with students, families, staff, and other community stakeholders
• Ability to tactfully and effectively deal with the public and staff at all levels in a personable and professional manner
• Fluent in Spanish and English
• Expertise in working with English Language Learners
• Expertise in working with low-income populations

Hiring Timeline and Application Process
We seek to hire a Registered School Nurse for an August, 2018 start. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis beginning January, 2018. To confidentially apply, please send a Cover Letter and Resume/Curriculum Vitae to ApplyToEMSA@gmail.com.

217-883-0701
Social Worker K-3
Elgin

Elgin Math and Science Academy Hiring a Social Worker

The Elgin Math and Science Academy Charter School (EMSA, www.elginmathandscience.org) opens August, 2018 to all students residing in the U-46 attendance area in kindergarten through third grade for our inaugural year.

EMSA is seeking a compelling, committed, and resourceful Social Worker that will help to establish positive relationships with students and families. EMSA’s social worker will provide problem solving services to children and their families, as well as behavioral counseling and intervention. The Social Worker will also serve as a member of the diagnostic team, educational planning team, and the placement team for MDC’s and IEP’s. He/she will provide biological, psychological and sociological assessment information as part of those team structures.

The successful candidate in this role will use EL Education’s Core Practices as the foundation of our message to ensure remarkable academic achievement, character development, and community involvement for all students. At EMSA, students and teachers will reach their highest potential through active exploratory learning and social responsibility in which:
• Individuals of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome
• Children’s natural curiosity is nurtured
• Students become leaders of their own learning
• Teachers and students hold high standards
• Critical thinking is central to math and science
• Students develop skills to be responsible individuals

An EMSA Charter Crew Member will:
• Operate with the understanding: Diversity is a fact, Inclusion is a behavior, Equity is the outcome
• Work collaboratively with all members of the learning community to build relational trust and foster a growth mindset for all through modeling by taking professional risks, owning mistakes, and being metacognitive about their own growth and revision
• Model EMSA’s habits of scholarship in word and action and effectively build a positive school culture that promotes self-discipline
• Challenge, engage, inspire and empower all students with the Wow and Wonder of EL Education
• Engage in professional learning and implement a progressive, bold educational approach to fostering EL Education’s Core Practices to inspire student success
• Practice reflective and synthesizing professional practices to allow for a deeper understanding to manifest for implementation with the highest levels of fidelity
• Establish clear and consistent assessment and progress monitoring techniques based on evidence to make decisions to meet student’s needs and further their growth
• Cultivate strong partnerships with families; all words and actions demonstrate a commitment to inclusion, belief in all students’ capacity to succeed and a desire to create an amicably beneficial situation for everyone
• Actively engage families and the community with expeditionary outcomes and critique of authentic student work
An ideal candidate is someone who:
• Is able to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical journals, or governmental regulations
• Is able to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures
• Is able to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups and individuals
• Is able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
• Is able to interpret technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables
• Is able to apply knowledge of current research and theory in instructional program
• Is able to plan and implement lessons based on needs and abilities of students to whom assigned
• Is able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community
• Is able to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
• Is able to perform all duties with the awareness of all school and state requirements
• Is able to travel in the U-46 attendance area and visit homes, as necessary
• Is an extrovert with strong interpersonal skills, and delights in meeting and helping new people
• Has strong communication and critical-thinking skills; is able to plan to avoid challenges, and adjust when challenges occur
• Has a history of exceptional professionalism and a demonstrated ability to meet tight deadlines
• Wants to work in a feedback-rich culture, and is committed to ongoing improvement
• Has personal or professional connections in the U-46 attendance area
• Is committed to meeting the needs of every child in a diverse population and has demonstrated success working with low income and minority students
• Has proven ability to work as a member of a team
• Is a self-starter interested in working in a fast-paced, startup environment that requires flexible roles

As an EMSA Social Worker you will:
• Perform casework services with individual students to correct those personal, social or emotional maladjustments related to their educational and social progress
• Coordinate or serve as a member of diagnostic teams and educational planning and placement committees and provide biological, psychological, and sociological assessment information related to planning for children with adjustment problems
• Consult and collaborate with other school personnel in gathering and giving information on a case by case basis and in establishing and planning for respective roles in the modification of the student’s behavior
• Perform casework services with parents as an integral part of the task of helping students, to increase the parents’ understanding, their constructive participation in resolving their child’s problems and their knowledge and use of appropriate resources available
• Make home visits for the purpose of gathering helpful information on a student’s background
• Assist students directly toward adjustments to school
• Supervise students and student interns as assigned
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal
• Complete all necessary paperwork as required by state and federal law

Qualifications:
• Master’s degree from a graduate school of social work program with licensure in Social Work
• Communication and interpersonal skills to engage in a highly collaborative school environment
• Ability to develop relational trust with students, families, staff, and other community stakeholders
• Ability to tactfully and effectively deal with the public and staff at all levels in a personable and professional manner while maintaining confidentiality
• Fluent in Spanish and English
• Expertise in working with English Language Learners
• Expertise in working with low-income populations

Hiring Timeline and Application Process
We seek to hire a Social Worker for an August, 2018 start. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis beginning January, 2018. To confidentially apply, please send a Cover Letter and Resume/Curriculum Vitae to ApplyToEMSA@gmail.com.

217-883-0701