Summer Journey Academic Specialist

Program Administration New York, New York


Position at Catapult Learning

Summer Journey Academic Specialist    
 New York, NY      
At Catapult Learning, we provide educational solutions that generate academic achievement and better life outcomes for students. Join Catapult Learning and become a part of a national organization with a legacy of more than 45 years of student impact.     
Summer Journey Overview:    
We anticipate programming throughout all NYC boroughs, though most positions concentrated in the Bronx, Staten Island, and Manhattan. There also may be opportunities in Long Island. We are committed to thoughtfully matching staff with their grade and location preference to the best of our ability    
Role Overview:     
The Academic Specialist (AS) will provide instructional leadership for the summer Journey program. The AS will oversee the instructional quality of the program and support staff in effectively implementing curriculum and supporting materials. Each Academic Specialist will be responsible for providing ongoing professional development and support to the staff within their assigned cohort.     
How you’ll be there for students:    
 Be their advocate, difference maker, and mentor.    
Support Staff in Effectively Implementing Curriculum and Supporting Materials    
  • Communicate with teachers, parents, and students regarding program implementation    
  • Establish a positive professional rapport with Summer Learning Experience staff, parents, and ONPS personnel    
  • Maintain a deep understanding of effective instruction using SLE curriculum and materials    
  • Regularly collaborate and meet with Operations Specialist to share programmatic information    
  • Support Operations Specialist in ensuring operational excellence    
  • Plan and host regular cohort meetings with the Operations Specialist    
Develop and Refine Performance    
  • Attend all required professional development modules prior to program start date and throughout program (for compensation at hourly rate)    
  • Complete classroom observations for each assigned teacher throughout the SLE program, and conference with each teacher to provide feedback on classroom instruction    
  • Provide formal and informal ongoing professional development opportunities to instructional staff    
  • Use data and assists teachers in the development of instructional strategies to meet the needs of all participating students    
  • Assure that all teachers complete Catapult Learning instructional and operational training (this may require an AS facilitates training)    
Oversee and Document the Instructional Quality of the Program    
  • Report all observational data through online databases    
  • Work alongside the management team to keep open communication and report instructional issues and concerns.     
How we’ll be there for you:    
Just like you invest in our students, we invest in you! The summer program is a wonderful opportunity for you to hone your professional skills and make summer income.    
  • Compensation: $55 per hour    
  • Opportunities for professional development and advancement.     
  • Carefully curated instructional toolkits that shorten the path to great lessons.     
  • Employee assistance program.     
What we’ll need from you:    
The positive, enthusiastic teacher we seek has these qualifications.  
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.     
  • At least two years related supervisory experience in education     
  • Unwavering belief that all children can learn.     
  • Ability to navigate online platforms for record keeping and communication.     
  • Ability to fulfill and abide by all necessary requirements for employment    
  • Ability to legally work in the United States    
  • Availability to work for the full program    
Wherever you are in your career, there’s a place for you on our team.    
Be there for students at Catapult Learning partner schools in the way that works best for you: year-round and/or during summer, full-time or part-time. Our various career options empower educators to find a place that is right for this moment in their lives and careers.       
Be where you’re meant to be. Apply today.    
Catapult Learning could not realize its mission or meet its business goals without the unique talents and contributions of its diverse group of professionals. Our culture, practices, and systems reflect our commitment to embedding diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in all that we do to create an authentic and welcoming environment for all. Learn more about DEI at Catapult Learning here.      
About Catapult Learning    
Catapult Learning, a division of FullBloom, provides intervention programs for students and professional development solutions for teachers in K-12 schools, executed by a team of experienced coaches. Our professional development services strengthen the capacity of teachers and leaders to raise and sustain student achievement. Our intervention programs support struggling learners with instruction tailored to the unique needs of each student. Across the country, Catapult Learning partners with 500+ school districts to produce positive outcomes that promote academic and professional growth. Catapult Learning is accredited by Cognia and has earned its 2022 System of Distinction honor.     
FullBloom is an equal opportunity employer.     
 Equal Employment Opportunity has been and will continue to be a fundamental principle at FullBloom, where employment is based on personal capabilities and qualifications. The company prohibits discrimination against any applicant or employee based on any legally recognized basis, including, but not limited to age (40 and over); color; gender, physical or mental disability; mental status; civil union/domestic partnership; national origin; ancestry; citizenship status; race; religion; creed; sex; pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, and related medical conditions; gender identity and gender expression; political affiliation; veteran status and uniformed servicemember status; genetic information (including testing and characteristics); or any other consideration protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.