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Position TitleJob NumberJob DescriptionPay Scale
Instructional Support Specialist

This position exists in the Schenectady City School District and includes the responsibility for project management and coordination of curriculum, instruction, and professional development projects.  The Instructional Support Specialist is responsible for managing multiple data systems in the area of instruction and assessment.  Typical work activities include troubleshooting challenges with instructional technology, linking teachers in need with appropriate supports, running data reports and coordinating with special education and grants/accountability office on shared projects.  Supervision is received from the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning with leeway given for carrying out the details of the work.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

 

  • Coordinates the problem resolution process for instructional technology issues across buildings;
  • Diagnoses and troubleshoots problems that arise in the instructional technology   systems;
  • Assigns license to ensure access for teacher and students to instructional technology programs;
  • Collects instructional and technical help email requests and routes requests to the correct individual;
  • Enters and maintains class rosters into various programs and data bases;
  • Organizes and maintains curriculum maps and materials;
  • Assists in updating curriculum maps and materials;
  • Manages District database vendors and communicates issues to District Director;
  • Assists in creating and implementing a communication plan for new staff;
  • Provides updates to all staff on an ongoing basis throughout the year;
  • Regularly reviews curriculum maps and materials to identify potential copyright issues;
  • Organizes copyright permissions procedures to obtain copyright when necessary;
  • Gathers assessment and other data from various sources and converts into user friendly data reports for analysis by District Acministration;
  • Maintains materials management system for instructional support needs;
  • Implements an inventory plan for materials and equipment, including start of year and      end of year inventory and ordering;
  • Manages and distributes software requests to the appropriate coordinator/director;
  • Works with grants office to ensure instructional components and ordering for instructional grants are coordinated with the appropriate coordinator/director;
  • Manages requests for technology and arranges technology delivery for webinars and other distance learning opportunities;
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  • Communicates when distance learning schedule disruptions occur;
  • Interfaces with learning technology to support the continuity of programming and PD;
  • Manages instructional support systems;
  • Maintains and updates email and materials distribution lists as staff movement occurs, monitoring student teacher and mentor assignment and logs;
  • Implements observation process for outside agency observers to buildings;
  • Serves as the lead coordinator for organization of spaces, materials, communication with technology for Superintendent’s Conference Day and New Teacher Orientation;
  • Monitors and ensures communication regarding APPR assignments, adds new staff to list and notifies coordinator, principal and human resources of updates;
  • Coordinates hiring for Instruction Support Services including resumes, interview scheduling, onboarding communication and induction;
  • Organizes district committees and minutes to ensure accurate minutes are available soon after district literacy, math and grading committees;
  • Keeps and maintains all relevant records and reports;
  • Performs related work as required.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Good knowledge of data systems and the problem solving process; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; ability to work flexible hours including some evenings; strong technology skills and the willingness to learn new technologies; strong oral and written communication skills; cultural sensitivity, professionalism, organizational skill, tact, and courtesy.

 

Per MMA Contract
Community Learning Center Project Manager

This position exists in the Schenectady City School District and involves the responsibility for program planning, administration and supervision for the 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant Program.  Responsibilities include:  Working closely with Child Guidance staff, administrators and faculty located in the proposed school sites in the District, coordinates the grant activities and staff with the goal of overcoming the chronic and pervasive effects of poverty and low achievement through coordination of strategies that will close achievement gaps and engage students and families in developing 21st century competencies to be prepared and empowered in post-secondary education and careers.  Supervision is received from the school principal with leeway given for carrying out the details of the work.  Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

 

  • Plans, implements and evaluates an integrated afterschool program offering a menu of needs-driven, high quality programs and services, Expanded Learning Opportunities(ELO’s)in adherence with the objectives of the grant including, but not limited to:  Targeted tutoring in reading and math based on student specific data;
  • Academic enrichment aligned to the CCSS;
  • Clinical social workers providing individual and group counseling and support to students and their parents/guardians;
  • Youth development programs provided by the BGCS;
  • Video production, music and the arts, recreation, nutrition, health and fitness;
  • Technology integrated projects using iPads;
  • Enriching field trips and experiences;
  • Parent engagement activities and parent education including  reinforcing literacy foundations in the home;
  • Enrichment featuring college and career linkages;

 

Location/Program Support:

 

  • Aligns and integrates all extended day and support programming supporting each proposed site;
  • Assists the Principal, faculty and other school stakeholders in promoting the Expanded Learning Opportunities (ELO’s), helping with social marketing and organizing college, career and enrichment field trips;
  • Assists the Principal in developing firm connections with early childhood education providers, and improving transition supports needed for students entering kindergarten and children moving on to middle school;
  • Attends program conferences;

 

Communications/Customer Service:

 

  • Configures and evaluates collaboration among several systems (i.e. Building administration, District Child Guidance clinicians, faculty, and Boys & Girls Club Program staff) to ensure a smooth transition from one ELO activity to activity in each program site in close collaboration with the Principal;

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  • Configures and evaluates communication among CCLC teachers and classroom or subject area faculty within the school building with the goal of understanding students’ individual needs through use of data;
  • Convenes and serves on the site-based community school leadership team, co-led by the principal, to identify needs, set priorities and coordinate strategy;
  • Assists the principal in developing firm connections with school stakeholders;
  • Attends program conferences;
  • Represents the community school in various public forums as needed and participates in advocacy activities to promote the initiative;
  • Conducts outreach to community partners and expands and coordinates services as directed by the school principal;
  • Organizes special events including those celebrating the successes of the 21st Century Community Learning Center program;
  • Coordinates with the Communications Officers for press releases and event publicity;
  • Supervises the CCLC after school teachers and CCLC summer program teachers and assists this person in evaluating and continuously improving conventional parent involvement programs and innovative collective parent empowerment and family support programs;
  • Supervises the program support;

 

Record-keeping/Database Management:

 

  • Organizes and assures that CCLC teachers take attendance for each program activity they provide in the District’s Pentamation system;
  • Assures that CCLC teachers document enrichment activity lessons and outcomes;
  • Maintains overall record-keeping system;
  • Assists the Principal and teachers and other school stakeholders in promoting the strategies designed to engage students and families in developing the 21st century competencies;
  • Assists school principal in managing the program budget and purchasing;
  • Collects data and outcome reporting from partners, school building and district personnel for NYSED reporting with special attention to community data and its uses in school and classroom improvement planning;
  • Develops evaluation-driven and continuous quality improvement data protocols for connecting out-of-school time learning and student engagement strategies to classrooms, with teachers as co-designers;
  • Develops evaluation-driven and continuous quality improvement service protocols for students, parents, teachers, community partners and all program stakeholders;

 

Documents Preparation:

 

  • Prepares public presentations on the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program for various audiences;
  • Prepares draft grant-related accountability and financial reports for NYSED for review by the school principal and the district Director of Planning and Accountability;
  • Prepares quarterly performance and accountability reports including student data measures and partner data for the school principal;
  • Does related work as required in all categories.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the purposes, principles, terminology and practices employed in program planning; good knowledge of educational programs; good knowledge of public information and public relations techniques; ability to adapt to various socio-economic groups and communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with others; ability to work flexible hours including evenings; cultural sensitivity; organizational skill; skill with public speaking; tact; courtesy.

 

Per MMA Contract
Athletic Trainer

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  Under the supervision of the Director of Athletics, the Athletic Trainer will be responsible for coordinating wellness opportunities for students and staff, including but not limited to; AED, CPR & First Aid training for staff and students, organizing and coordinating wellness fairs, classes and events for staff, students and the community before, during and after the school day.  The Athletic Trainer will also serve as the certified athletic trainer for the district athletic programs.  Additional responsibilities include communicating with coaches regarding player injury status and practice limitations; assisting coaches with preparation of incident reports; maintaining inventory of medical supplies. Does related work as required or as assigned by the Director of Athletics. 

 

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

Coordinate district wellness opportunities for students and staff, including but not limited to:

  • AED, CPR and First Aid training for staff, and students;
  • Organizing wellness fairs classes, classes and events for staff, students and the community both before and after the school day;

Responsible for knowing the day to day athletic facilities calendar;

Maintain equipment and medical inventories, supplies, and related items;

Prepare and maintain first aid kits for use by coaches of all teams;

Assist coaches with preparation of incident reports;

Assist the Director of Athletics and/or coaches with any pre or post game needs; health and wellness needs of scholar athletes

Assist with securing facility when contests are complete;

Administer post-injury and post-operative rehabilitation protocols for injured student athletes;

Communicate with coaches regarding player injury status and practice limitations, and communicate with staff on return to school protocols for injured student-athletes;

Coordinate ambulance or medical personnel if necessary;

Assist in developing and/or revising appropriate policies, handbooks, and other athletic/wellness communications; and

Does related work as required or assigned by the Director of Athletics.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:

Comprehensive knowledge of athletic training skills;

Working knowledge of health/wellness as well as the inter-workings of interscholastic athletics;

Ability to provide first aid, CPR and AED training;

Ability to maintain a variety of records and reports accurately and neatly;

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others;

Ability to understand and follow written and oral directions;

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;

Strong organizational skills;

Initiative and resourcefulness;

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

$55,000-$65,000 (Commensurate w/ exp.)
Data Analyst

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS:  This position exists in the Schenectady City School District and works independently, under general supervision, to retrieve, analyze and present data in support of operational initiatives.  This position is designed to support the district’s effort to increase K-12 student achievement by monitoring, analyzing, evaluating and communicating progression towards the attainment of all instructional and operational goals in the District’s Strategic Plan.  The incumbent performs statistical analysis of multiple sources of student data to inform stakeholders and improve school effectiveness and utilizes information systems and technical tools to analyze and manage data that effect and reflect learning. This work is varied and is generally performed under the direction of the Assistant Superintendent with leeway given for carrying out the details of the work. Depending upon the project and/or initiative, this position will also provide assistance to other District Leadership team members.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES:

  • Performs a variety of support and statistical duties related to the evaluation and reporting of data;
  • Creates custom data reports to aid district and instructional leaders in evaluating student learning and teaching effectiveness;
  • Creates and conduct surveys and data analysis to benchmark and improve district initiatives;
  • Actively engages in the design and implementation of statistical analysis to evaluate the impact of new curricula, professional development, teacher training or other interventions on student and teacher learning as well as classroom teacher practices;
  • Conducts both cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of student, staff and operational data using a variety of techniques;
  • Analyzes student outcomes on annual norm and criterion-referenced assessments;
  • Interprets student achievement and assessment results and prepares reports for internal and external audiences;
  • Disaggregates district data using quantitative methods, including statistical analysis and interpretation;
  • Collects and analyzes data related to disproportionality in identified areas and makes recommendations for corrective action;
  • Conducts evaluation and research design, sampling, design of data collection instruments, along with data collection strategies, statistical analysis and execution for assigned projects, and follow through with established timelines;
  • Collects data from various district departments and schools;
  • Uses statistical software to analyze data and prepare reports;
  • Develops and/or selects appropriate research designs, data collection instruments, evaluation models and population samples to assist District Leadership and the Board of Education in assessing the effectiveness of functions and programs throughout the school system;
  • Conducts program evaluations and creates reports related to academic return on investment;
  • Provides updates to District Leadership on an ongoing basis throughout the school year related to the effectiveness of district programs;
  • Creates, analyzes, runs, and distributes data reports for district instructional and non-instructional programming;
  • Creates, analyzes, runs, and distributes data reports related to various measures of student achievement;
  • Reviews, assesses and evaluates programs on a regular basis providing periodic updates to appropriate District Leadership team members; troubleshoots and resolves complex data issues;
  • Attends meetings related to school district programs;
  • Compiles materials for the District Leadership, Principals and the Board of Education as needed;
  • Performs related work as required;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Good knowledge of data systems and reporting with commensurate analytical skills; Must have a clear understanding and experience in the program evaluation and problem-solving processes; Exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, with an ability to use quantitative and qualitative data to make decisions and recommendations; Experience with statistical analysis and psychometrics; knowledge of research design, sampling procedures, descriptive and inferential statistics and data presentation techniques; Ability to appropriately select and use data analysis tools and techniques; Knowledge of various measures of student achievement; knowledge of student assessment methodology, test construction, scoring and norming techniques; Ability to interpret performance data delivered in raw, converted and chart form; ability to convert performance data into useable information for various district stakeholders; Understanding of the design and implementation of student information system computer programs and related systems; ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and with success; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; Ability to work flexible hours including some evenings; Strong technology skills including strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite of Products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and the willingness to learn new technologies; Strong oral and written communication skills; cultural sensitivity, professionalism, organizational skill, tact, and courtesy.

Per MMA Contract

The Schenectady City School District is committed to hiring members of protected classes and residents of the City of Schenectady. For more information on the District’s recruitment and hiring plan, please contact the Human Resources Office at 881-2000 ext. 40133. The Schenectady City School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race or gender.  This policy is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Regulations and By-Laws of the Board of Education of the Schenectady City School District.