2022-2023 Launch Lift Off, Elementary Enrichment Teacher (Grades 1-5)

Springfield R-12 Public Schools
Springfield, MO, US
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2022-2023 Launch Lift Off, Elementary Enrichment Teacher (Grades 1-5)

Reports to: Launch Administration

Work Schedule/FLSA Status: Exempt

Tenure Track: Yes

Social Security Contribution: Ineligible

Salary: $2,610 per session

PSRS requires new retirees to have a 30 day break in service prior to submitting an application for employment with our District. https://www.psrs-peers.org/PSRS/Working-After-Retirement

Purpose Statement

SPS Liftoff provides Springfield Public Schools students in grades 1-5 virtual enrichment opportunities designed by SPS gifted faculty and delivered by Launch Virtual Learning.

The Launch Adjunct Lift Off Educator will deliver and provide support to the instructional program with specific responsibility for developing student success in academics and/or skills; supervising students in a part time online setting; collaborating with teachers, professional staff and administrators to deliver pre-designed curriculum and course work; and responding to a wide range of inquiries from students' parents or guardians regarding instructional program and student progress. Launch teachers are expected to be positive promoters of online learning opportunities to internal and external stakeholders.

2022-2023 Launch Teacher Handbook https://docs.google.com/document/d/17_OuhRrjjcl5KLiRbSdz9BjhHHt6yAaYPawo2bl5Tpg/edit

Essential Functions

Administers subject specific assignments for the purpose of assessing student competency levels.

Advises parents and/or legal guardians of student progress for the purpose of communicating expectations and Students' achievements and developing methods for improvement.

Analyzes performance data for the purpose of enhancing student achievement.

Assesses student progress towards objectives, expectations and/or goals for the purpose of providing regular, high-quality feedback to students, parents and administration.

Collaborates with Launch Online Staff, curriculum facilitators, other school personnel, and parents for the purpose of improving the overall quality of student outcomes and achieving established major instructional goals.

Demonstrates methods required to perform classroom and/or subject specific assignments for the purpose of providing an effective education that addresses individual student learning.

Facilitates student learning (e.g. creating a learning environment, integrating technology, encouraging learning environment, facilitates collaboration) in pre-designed course for the purpose of achieving success in academic, interpersonal and daily living skills through pre-determined learning outcomes.

Maintains a variety of confidential and non-confidential files and records (e.g. grades, test scores, attendance, anecdotal records, lesson plans) for the purposes of providing up-to-date information, historical reference and documenting student progress in accordance with established guidelines and legal requirements.

Monitors students and manages student behavior in an online environment for the purpose of providing a safe and positive learning environment.

Participates in a variety of trainings for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform duties as assigned.

Reports health and safety issues to administrative personnel and/or appropriate agencies for the purpose of maintaining students' personal safety, a positive learning environment and complying with regulatory requirements and established guidelines and legal requirements.

Other Functions

Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Job Requirements (Minimum Qualifications)

Knowledge is required to deliver age-appropriate lessons with clear objectives and relevant measurable outcomes facilitate group rehearsals and instruction; incorporate appropriate technology; communicate high standards and expectations for each lesson; create an environment conducive to learning; provide relevant feedback to students; manage classroom routines and behavior.

Skills are required to perform multiple, highly complex, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skill-based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: maintaining organized records, preparing and maintaining accurate records; applying assessment instruments; and operating standard office equipment including using pertinent software applications.

Ability is required to gather, collate and/or classify data; and use job-related equipment. Problem solving is required to analyze issues and create action plans. Specific ability based competencies required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: developing and maintaining positive relationships; setting high expectations for self and others; setting and monitoring progress toward goals; utilizing and offering effective feedback to continuously improve; collaborating and communicating effectively with internal and external stakeholders; applying critical thinking/problem solving to improve work processes; adapting to changing work priorities; maintaining confidentiality; exhibiting tact and patience; and working flexible hours.

Employee Punctuality and Appearance

In order for schools to operate effectively, employees are expected to perform all assigned duties and work all schedules hours during each designated workday, unless the employee has received approved leave.

Any deviation from assigned hours must have prior approval from the employee's supervisor or building administrator.

All employees are required to report to work dressed in a manner that reflects a positive image of Springfield School District and is appropriate for their position.


Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision using standardized practices and/or methods; directing other persons within a small work unit; utilization of resources from other work units is often required to perform the job's functions. There is some opportunity to significantly impact the organization's services.

Terms of Employment

This position is treated as an adjunct exempt certified position. The terms of employment will be governed by applicable state laws regulating employment or teaching in a Missouri public school and Board of Education policy, as those laws and policies may change from time to time, and the Teacher Contract. If your position is represented by Collective Bargaining representative, then your employment will also be governed by a negotiated agreement between SPS and that Collective Bargaining representative.


Job related experience, preferred


Bachelor's degree in job-related area, required

Miscellaneous Requirements

Background clearance, the results of which must be satisfactory to the District, required

Must have consistent access to high speed internet and be able to provide your own device

Certificates and Licenses

Missouri Elementary OR Gifted Teaching Certificate, required

Ability to gain and maintain "Highly Qualified" status as defined by Missouri's Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, required

Work Environment & Physical RequirementsThe usual and customary methods of performing the job's functions require the following physical demands: occasional lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling, some climbing and balancing, frequent stooping, kneeling, crouching and/or crawling and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally, the job requires 20% sitting, 5% walking and 75% standing.

The job is performed under minimal temperature variations and under conditions with some exposure to risk of injury and/or illness.

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