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Working under the guidance of the Executive Director, Whole Child Services and Support, the Educational Specialist, Student Engagement and Extracurricular Initiatives (Concentrations of Poverty) will identify strategies, resources, programs, and partners that will help schools in creating increased opportunities for students to explore their interests, pursue their passions, gain exposure to new ideas and experiences, and engage with the world beyond their schools. The Education Specialist will collaborate with partners within and outside City Schools to assess student interests and school needs, cultivate opportunities, and implement identified strategies, with a focus on supporting equity of opportunity and outcomes for students across Baltimore. The work of the Education Specialist will be geared toward promoting student wholeness, voice, agency, and leadership.
- In collaboration with the Office of Family and Community Engagement and other relevant offices and community organizations, catalogue and map existing programs, partners, and resources that support student enrichment and engagement during and after school, and ensure that mechanisms are developed to regularly update this information.
- Collaborates with schools to identify student interests and help identify and provide links to potential partners.
- Leads a district-wide analysis of needs, gaps, and priorities for engagement and extracurricular programming and develop a corresponding report of findings.
- Develops and manages a pilot project to increase extracurricular opportunities for two to three clusters of schools with a relatively high need for enhanced programming.
- Develops a long-term proposal for increasing student access to developmentally-appropriate opportunities that enrich students? learning, expose them to new ideas and experiences, and help them connect with and lead in the community and the broader world around them.
- Identifies potential partners, sponsors, and funders to support this body of work and collaborate with relevant offices to engage these entities.
- In partnership with the Office of Accountability and Achievement and schools, track and report on quantitative and qualitative data related to student engagement and extracurricular programming, including drawing connections to students? feelings about school, as well as student attendance, behavior, and academic performance.
- Establishes and maintains positive professional relationships with students, families, principals, assistant principals, community school coordinators, district office staff, external partners and others, as necessary for the performance of related duties.
- Performs and promotes all activities in compliance with equal employment and nondiscrimination policies; follows federal laws, state laws, school boards policies and the professional standards.
Maximum Salary 99018.00
Minimum Salary 75548.00
- Bachelor?s degree in education, social work, humanities, or related field. Master?s degree preferred. Degree must be from an accredited college or institution.
- A valid Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Advanced Professional Certificate (APC).
- Three years? experience working in a public urban system, preferably in Baltimore.
- Experience working directly with children and youth.
- Experience designing and leading student/youth engagement programming.
- Excellent oral and written communications skills, including the ability to make effective professional presentations and facilitate professional learning.
- Ability to analyze data and use it to drive program plans and management.
- Able to take initiative, efficiently handle multiple priorities, work independently, be flexible and be a collaborative team player.
- Demonstrates the highest standards of integrity, professionalism, and respect for others.
- Proficient in the knowledge and use of technical computer applications including Microsoft Office applications: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Full time or Part time Full time
Qualified candidates for the above position must submit the following:
- Completed online application
- Resume that clearly demonstrates the above minimum qualifications. It is important that you include all experiences and education related to the position to which you are applying.
- Upload copies of all transcripts ?undergraduate, graduate and all MSDE Certifications
- Must provide three (3) professional references to include: name, title, business address, e-mail address and phone number
- All documentation/certification necessary (scanned copies accepted) to substantiate minimum qualifications; must be uploaded into application
- All documentation must be scanned and uploaded to application
- Benefits -- This position is eligible for benefits. To review the available options please see the information relevant to the union for this position by viewing the following link: http://www.baltimorecityschools.org
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Baltimore City Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and encourages resumes from bi-lingual or multi-lingual candidates. For information regarding this posting, please contact the Human Capital Office at 410-396-8885.
Baltimore City Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ancestry or national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or age in its employment, programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups. For inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, please contact Equal Opportunity Manager, Title IX Coordinator Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX Compliance Office 200 E. North Avenue, Room 208 Baltimore, MD 21202; 410-396-8542 (phone); 410-396-2955 (fax).This position is affiliated with the Public School Administrators and Supervisors (PSASA) bargaining union.