Elementary/Middle School ESL Summer Academy

Boston, MA, US
Mar 15, 2019
Grade Level
Elementary School
Job Type
Elementary/Middle School ESL Summer Academy- Site Coordinator:
The Office of English Learners 5-Week Academic Enrichment program focuses on grade level academic skills in Math and ESL/English Language Arts. Cognitively demanding tasks and grade-level complex texts will be made accessible for our students. In addition to academics, the program includes enrichment activities focused on STEM, Arts, Leadership Building, and Physical Fitness. The program serves EL students entering 1 st -12 th grades.

Position Summary:
This is a summer program coordinated by OEL in order to support EL acceleration in English language acquisition and development. Coordinators hired are expected to adhere to the vision and mission of OEL, which is to provide a culturally and linguistically responsive education with the supports needed to ensure equitable access to opportunities that promote language acquisition, bilingualism, biliteracy and lifelong learning.

Site Coordinators will supervise, guide, assist, and facilitate all classroom responsibilities including the learning environment, lesson plan implementation, assessment, classroom management, parent communication, and classroom observations.

For example, if the site operates from 8:00am-2:00pm, the coordinator will work from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM with additional pre-planning, Monday to Friday, beginning on Monday July 8 th , 2018 and ending on Friday August 9 th , 2018. Job responsibilities will require additional time for site prep, data entry, data analysis, and communications to families

Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

  • Participate in the program planning process prior to the start of the program and assist with staff selection process and events.
  • Develop and submit daily schedules for their sites utilizing the operational systems put in place by the Office of English Learners.
  • Collaborate with OEL to identify newly enrolled students for iReady account set up

During Program
  • Develop strong relationships and work collaboratively with school administration, summer school staff and parents
  • Serve as the Summer School's liaison with OEL in Central Office.
  • Be responsible for the implementation of the OEL program model by building a strong team, ensuring positive outcomes and a high quality experience for the scholars.
  • Ensure a safe learning environment by following procedures in accordance with the district's Code of Conduct protocol and safety procedures as outlined in the Superintendent's newsletter and other applicable policies.
  • Manage student attendance, grades, and progress reports, parent contact and student discipline.
  • Supervise administration of iReady assessment to all enrolled students
  • Schedule and coordinate summer formative and summative assessments.
  • Oversee the use of data driven instruction utilizing formative assessments.
  • Review lesson plans and create 'best practice' instructional strategies.
  • Implement and maintain a positive behavior management system that is clear and aligns with program goals.
  • Ensure that all curriculum and supplies are received, distributed and maintained throughout the program.
  • Be prepared to substitute or provide adequate coverage during a teacher's and/or teacher assistant's absence.
  • Coordinate logistics related to field trips if applicable.
  • Maintain confidentiality of co-workers, students and families.
  • Supervise common areas (breakfast, lunches, hallways, transitions) daily.
  • Facilitate fifteen-minute briefing/check-in sessions each morning with staff.
  • Coordinate the end of program cultivating activity with artifacts such as presentations, art with written summary of purposes.

After program
  • Ensure that all relevant information about students are returned to the OEL in Central Office.
  • Coordinate cleanup of site and shutting down of program.

Program Opportunities:
The Elementary ESL Summer Academy will begin on Monday July 9 th, , 2018 and is subject to end on Thursday August 9th, 2018. The program hours vary according to locations and grade levels being served. Please keep in mind that all site coordinators, teachers, and paras are required to report for work on Friday, August 10th to clean up, gather and pack materials, and support with inventory and delivery of summer materials to storage site.

General hours include a 6 hour work day and additional prep/planning time depending on specific sites. For example, programming at sites could have a duration of 8:00am - 2pm or 9:30am - 3:30pm, Monday - Friday. Job responsibilities will require for site prep, data entry, data analysis, and communications to families planning and prep time outside the hours instruction.

*Accepted applicants may be invited to a group interview and are required to participate in all Professional Development.

Qualifications Required:

  • Education: Bachelor's Degree
  • License: ESL License and/or SEI Endorsement
  • Experience: Demonstrated experience working with English Learners and/or Students with Interrupted Formal Education.
  • Preferred prior experience as an After School or Summer Site leader.
  • Authorization: Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment


  • Pre-Summer: Scheduled planning meetings & PD, Regular check-in w/non-profit partner & school liaison(s), curriculum training, Staff Hiring, and on-site planning.
  • During Summer: BPS site coordinator required to be on site every day for all hours of programming for all weeks.
  • Post-Summer: Some "wrap-up" duties (such as student progress reports, curriculum inventory) occur immediately following the conclusion of summer learning programming.
  • Range from $6000 to $6500 See below for stipend guidelines. (Stipend includes pre-summer planning & student outreach/engagement, curriculum planning/training, and summer programming).
  • Up to 16 hours of PD, Site Prep and Site breakdown
HR & Payment:
  • Position reports to OEL Director of Supplemental Services. Interested candidates should apply via Talent Ed ( www.teachboston.org ). Payroll will be processed in accordance to BPS summer payroll schedule and reception of completed time sheets.

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