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Career Academy Coach - Grades 9-12

at Gwinnett County Public Schools

Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Reference #: 63126

Job Description

Openings as of 10/18/2019

  • Career Academy Coach - Grades 9-12 JobID: 63126
  • Position Type:
    Teachers/Career Academy Coach

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Discovery High

  • Date Available:

  • Job Code: Career Academy Coach - 060150 Standard Hours: 40 Department: Grades 9-12 - 101130 Empl Class: NA
    Minimum Salary: $46,646.00/Annually

    Maximum Salary: $99,500.00/Annually

    Scheduled Days: 190

    Target Openings: 1

      License and Certification Qualifications: Valid Georgia teaching certification required.

    Education Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in related field required. Master's degree in related field preferred.

    Experience Qualifications: Minimum of five years teaching experience required.

    Skills Qualifications: Demonstrated leadership in a high school or educational setting; evidence of organizational skills and strong verbal and written communication skills; interest and desire to promote academies and small learning communities; ability to work with community, business, and post-secondary agencies; ability to exhibit characteristics of a change agent; ability to be task oriented and capable of understanding the big picture; demonstrated ability to direct and coordinate projects; ability to project and generate a positive attitude; and ability to effect change. Experience working with business and community agencies preferred.

    Primary Responsibilities: Serve as the liaison between the academy leads, principal, and central office leadership to facilitate the implementation of smaller learning communities to increase the graduation rate and accelerate student achievement.

    1. Serve as the liaison among faculty and leadership in the local school to develop and sustain academies.

    2. Serve as the contact person for business and community engagement.

    3. Facilitate academy action plans.

    4. Plan, organize, and execute monthly academy meetings.

    5. Work directly with outside agencies to create, promote, and maintain partnerships for academies.

    6. Foster and sustain business and community relationships (i.e. attend partnership council meetings and other meetings for networking and bringing in post-secondary and business and community support).

    7. Develop, train, and implement advisory boards for each local school academy.

    8. Train and maintain community investment information for business and community involvement.

    9. Serve as the liaison between local schools and the central office.

    10. Communicate academy information with the Department of Communication and Media Relations.

    11. Facilitate job shadowing, student internships, teacher externships, guest speakers, field trips, and other experiential learning experiences outside of the classroom.

    12. Assist academy leaders in developing protocols to advance student achievement.

    13. Serve on the school leadership team to align district initiatives with the School Improvement Plan.

    14. Attend regular meetings with the district office to build a web of support and knowledge.

    15. Assist with the organization and implementation of academy open houses and informational meetings.

    16. Attend academy team meetings as needed to provide support for implementation of reform initiatives to increase attendance, reduce discipline problems, improve student achievement, and increase graduation rates.

    17. Promote and participate in professional learning communities within the local school.

    18. Review school data as provided by team leaders for use in planning and school improvement.

    19. Work with administration and guidance to ensure delivery of an advisor/advisee program for all grade levels.

    20. Coordinate and support project based and integrated curricula with academy teams to impact student achievement.

    21. Perform other duties as assigned.

    Physical Demands:
    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit for extended periods of time. Employee is also required to talk, hear, stand, and walk. The employee may be required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, and/or reach. Employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.