EL Supplemental Program Specialist

Boston, MA, US
Aug 08, 2019
Boston Public Schools seeks an EL Supplemental Program Specialist , Office of English Learners.

REPORTS TO: Assistant Superintendent of Office of English Learners

The Office of English Learners (OEL) is committed to ensure our students will acquire 21st century bi- literacy skills and cross-disciplinary knowledge required to succeed in college and/or careers. OEL also monitors and provides guidance and support to schools and central administration to ensure that legal compliance is in place to ensure equitable access to services and programming pertaining to ELs congruent with current research and the BPS vision, mission, and goals.

The EL Supplemental Program Specialist will support programming for EL students increases English proficiency and academic achievement through high-quality, innovative, and scientifically-based supplemental after/summer school program to EL students. The Title III EL Supplemental Program Specialist will work closely with school administration, program directors and coordinators of community based organizations to help facilitate a safe and enriching series of after/ summer school programs that will provide extended learning opportunities to English Learner Students. This position will help oversee implementation of a common attendance reporting system for all after school and visiting programs. The EL Supplemental Program Specialist will also monitor program quality and enrollment in order to assist program staff with the facilitation of student support and family communication needs that may arise, as well as, provide technical and analytical support for grant/budget operations. This position requires that effective partnership are developed and maintained with other district departments supporting out of school time programming. The role of the EL Supplemental Program Specialist is not limited to summer/after school program (e.g exploring/ implementing vocational, dual enrollment and/or certificate programs).

  • Perform classroom observations in order to evaluate teaching techniques and effectiveness
  • Facilitate professional development classes for EL teachers
  • Manage and implement supplemental Title III After/ Summer School programs
  • Oversee the registration of students and collect attendance records
  • Monitor and provide evaluation for program quality and enrollment
  • Assist program staff with any student support of family communication needs that arises
  • Serve as liaison between district leaders and program directors regarding resources needed for effective program delivery, including space and technology needs
  • Lead development of a comprehensive, annual, program evaluation, in consultation with school administrators
  • Provide technical and analytical support for grant operations
  • Recommend and implement data processing programs/modifications for supplemental after/summer school programs
  • Design, develop and recommend policy and procedural changes
  • Exploring/ implementing new supplemental programs (e.g vocational, dual enrollment and/or certificate program)
  • Perform other related duties as requested

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2-3 years the a combination of the following working experience; programing implementation, management and/or budgeting, instructional coach, lead teacher or teacher mentor
  • Minimum 1 year of in teaching experience in K-12
  • Working knowledge of program design, implementation and evaluation as it pertains Dual Language, Transitional Bilingual Education, Sheltered Instruction, and SIFE Programs.
  • Ability to work efficiently both independently and in teams
  • Experience interpreting data to plan instruction
  • Expertise in drafting, creating and delivering presentations, complex and technical ideas to wide range of stakeholders. Excellent organizational and writing skills.
  • Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment

  • Bachelor's degree in finance,accounting, and management, or related field
  • Hold a current Massachusetts Teaching License in ESL or related field
  • Second Language Proficiency in Spanish, Haitian Kreyol, Chinese ( Mandarin or Cantonese), Vietnamese, Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese or Somali

TERMS: Managerial, Tier C. City of Boston Residency Required

Please refer to www.bostonpublicschools.org/ohc (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation. Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step.
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