Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, New Jersey, an independent, Catholic all-girls PS-12 Sacred Heart School is searching for a Learning Specialist for our Lower School.
An equal opportunity employer, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart seeks candidates who will demonstrate skills in cross-cultural teaching and leadership practices, and a dedication to working in a diverse community.
The school seeks candidates who can: Communicate effectively with diverse populations. Create an inclusive classroom/work environment. Use multicultural teaching/leadership methods, materials, and resources, that reflect multiple perspectives. Engage in professional development opportunities to further develop inclusive teaching and leadership practices.
The Learning Specialist position fulfills three roles: Instructor, Coach, and Teacher- Leader.
We are seeking a dedicated Learning Specialist to provide academic support to students. You will work closely with students, teachers, and parents to develop learning strategies tailored to each student's particular learning style, in order to help improve their grades and support their academic progress. You would also be responsible for supporting the alignment of both the Math Language Arts curriculum, by coaching and working with teachers to make accommodations and modifications if needed.
To be successful as a Learning Specialist, you should have an insightful understanding of effective teaching methods for different learning styles and aptitudes. The top candidate will have excellent listening and observational skills, as well as an empathetic mindset.
Learning Specialist Responsibilities:
Helping students to develop effective learning strategies that promote academic improvement.
Educating parents and teachers about learning differences.
Assessing students to identify those who have learning differences.
Updating parents and teachers regularly about students' progress.
Keeping up to date with new developments in teaching methods and educational psychology.
Building supportive, trusting relationships with students.
Providing parents and teachers with useful resources for the benefit of students.
Bachelor's Degree in Education (Master's preferred).
Experience teaching students in a variety of classes and age groups.
Extensive knowledge of learning differences and strategies.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to work effectively with students, teachers, parents, and school administration.