Secondary Intervention Specialist (Immediate Hire)

Syracuse, NY, US
Sep 15, 2018
Grade Level
High School
Job Title
Secondary Intervention Specialist (Immediate Hire)

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District Name
Syracuse City School District

School / Location Name

Many Schools

Certification(s)/Licensure(s) required

Mathematics 7-12English 7-12English Language Arts 7-12

Posted on
Sep 14, 2018

Expiry Date
Until Filled

Job Description


The Syracuse City School District is undergoing a new phase of innovation and transformation with the goal of ensuring that all students graduate high school with the skills needed to be ready for college and career. For Syracuse, all means all - including students who fall behind or have been considered "hard to serve" for a host of reasons. The School Board and Syracuse community have charged Superintendent Jaime Alicea with improving student achievement, and he is seeking a dedicated team of school leaders and teachers to partner with him in moving the district toward its goals. The Syracuse City School District represents 34 schools and 4 alternative education programs, serving 21,000+ students Pre-K-12 of whom 80% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 19% are served by the Office of Special Education and 77% are students of color.


One key strategy the Syracuse City School District is utilizing to close achievement gaps and build the foundational skills and knowledge students need to prepare for college and careers is to hire Secondary Intervention Specialists to provide additional data-driven, differentiated, explicit and systematic instruction to students performing significantly below grade level expectations, especially in the areas of Mathematics and Reading.

REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning


  • Assist with the development, coordination and delivery of the school's math and/or reading intervention program.
  • Collaborate with Instructional Coach and classroom teachers for instructional planning and delivery.
  • Collect and interpret relevant assessment data to drive instruction.
  • Monitor, maintain, and submit as needed, accurate records on student achievement, articulating specific progress and/or concerns.
  • Communicate specific student progress to teachers, administrators, and parents as appropriate.
  • Prepare and deliver explicit, scientifically based math and/or reading instruction to small groups of students.
  • Assist students using software and materials related to math and/or literacy programs.
  • Attend professional development as required to enhance knowledge of pedagogy and content, especially math and/or reading.
  • Promote and maintain positive pupil-teacher-parent relationships.
  • Demonstrate professional work habits.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities related to math and/or literacy as assigned by supervisor.


  • Minimum of five (5) years of teaching experience, with a strong emphasis implementing a rigorous curriculum in K-12 educational settings.
  • Training and or experience with Culturally Relevant Education (preferred)
  • Prior demonstration of exemplary attendance is expected of any candidate for hire.
  • New York State Teaching Certification at the secondary level (required)
  • Master's degree from an accredited college or university in education, mathematics, literacy or related field preferred. (required)
  • Please note that New York State requires a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 for certification, and one hired, this proof will be kept on file in the Office of Human Resources.
  • Once offered, you will be required to declare that all previous obligations with an employing school district have been met and you are not seeking this position with the intent of resigning from a previous commitment in which you have not served.
  • City Residents are encouraged to apply!


  • The current starting salary for SCSD Teachers is $48,500. With proof of outside related experience and college transcripts, the salary will be increased pursuant to the Unit 1 contractual agreement.
  • Teachers who are assigned to work at schools with extended learning time will receive an additional stipend.
  • Teachers will have opportunities to teach in our Summer School Programs, receiving an hourly rate of $42.69.
  • Teachers with experience and a deep background in Urban Education may qualify for the District's Urban Fellowship Program. For details of the program and its requirements, please click HERE .