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Advisory Teacher - Minnesota Connections Academy

Posted on 2018-02-13 10:55:56 AM

Listing expires 2018-03-13 12:00:00 AM

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To be considered for this role please apply directly through the following link: https://re22.ultipro.com/CON1019/JobBoard/JobDetails.aspx?__ID=*D5A2085A87A86D04 Minnesota Connections Academy (MNCA) is a tuition-free, online charter school program operated in partnership with Minnesota Transitions School. MNCA serves students in grades K-12 who reside throughout Minnesota. Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED. Position Summary and Responsibilities: Working from our office in St. Paul, the Advisory Teacher will virtually assist students and parents/learning coaches and will be the initial point of contact for student concerns that span multiple subject areas as well as non-academic issues. The Advisory Teacher will monitor student progress and collaborate with counselors, teachers and administrators to guide student success. The Advisory Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks: * Advise students and families related to academics, career planning and graduation; * Assist students and parents with the secondary school course selection process according to specific state credit and graduation requirements and student needs and interests. An integral part of this process is assisting students and parents to develop a Four Year Plan for meeting graduation requirements; * Advise students with issues related to dropping courses and changing schedules, seeking support as needed, while ensuring that the school’s course selection and drop policies are adhered to; * Work with the administrative assistants to obtain school records from the student’s previous school (where applicable) and forwarding student records when appropriate; * Implement programs for students and families related to interpersonal adjustment issues; * Work with school teams to identify and help families access school and community resources; * Participate in the development of crisis prevention and management plans for the school and serve as a key member of the Student Support Team (SST); * Identify and track students who are “at risk” or “in crisis”; Act as the main point of contact for these students and families, communicating regularly with them; * Oversee and maintain the Personal Learning Plan (PLP) for each student; * Implement efforts to secure complete and accurate records for Connections Academy students; * Support families through the school withdrawal process, assisting with data collection regarding withdrawal; * Report and refer critical incidents that jeopardize student well-being as obligated by law, administrative regulations, or ethical standards. Stay abreast of all state regulations relating to incident reporting and documentation; * Assist teachers when students enroll mid-semester, making sure that teachers receive guidance on integrating the students into their coursework, and ensuring that previous grades, credits, and evaluations are handled appropriately; * Communicate with the Curriculum Team to ensure that curriculum offerings meet state requirements; * Support professional development activities for teachers and school staff members; * Assume teaching and grading duties as necessary including teaching middle school elective courses; and * Other duties as assigned. Requirements: * Minnesota teacher certification in a secondary content area and/or counseling license * Middle School and/or High School experience preferred * Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft Office products) * Excellent communication skills, both oral and written * Customer focused approach * Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills * High degree of flexibility * Team player with demonstrated leadership skills * Demonstrated ability to work well in fast-paced environment * Willingness to travel on occasion for marketing and state testing events (may require occasional overnight travel)
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Minnesota Connections Academy (MNCA) is a tuition-free, online charter school program operated in partnership with Minnesota Transitions School. MNCA serves students in grades K-12 who reside throughout Minnesota. Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED.  

 

Position Summary and Responsibilities:

 

Working from our office in St. Paul, the Advisory Teacher will virtually assist students and parents/learning coaches and will be the initial point of contact for student concerns that span multiple subject areas as well as non-academic issues. The Advisory Teacher will monitor student progress and collaborate with counselors, teachers and administrators to guide student success.

 

The Advisory Teacher will be responsible for the successful completion of the following tasks:

  • Advise students and families related to academics, career planning and graduation;
  • Assist students and parents with the secondary school course selection process according to specific state credit and graduation requirements and student needs and interests. An integral part of this process is assisting students and parents to develop a Four Year Plan for meeting graduation requirements;
  • Advise students with issues related to dropping courses and changing schedules, seeking support as needed, while ensuring that the school’s course selection and drop policies are adhered to;
  • Work with the administrative assistants to obtain school records from the student’s previous school (where applicable) and forwarding student records when appropriate;
  • Implement programs for students and families related to interpersonal adjustment issues;
  • Work with school teams to identify and help families access school and community resources;
  • Participate in the development of crisis prevention and management plans for the school and serve as a key member of the Student Support Team (SST);
  • Identify and track students who are “at risk” or “in crisis”; Act as the main point of contact for these students and families, communicating regularly with them;
  • Oversee and maintain the Personal Learning Plan (PLP) for each student;
  • Implement efforts to secure complete and accurate records for Connections Academy students;
  • Support families through the school withdrawal process, assisting with data collection regarding withdrawal;
  • Report and refer critical incidents that jeopardize student well-being as obligated by law, administrative regulations, or ethical standards. Stay abreast of all state regulations relating to incident reporting and documentation;
  • Assist teachers when students enroll mid-semester, making sure that teachers receive guidance on integrating the students into their coursework, and ensuring that previous grades, credits, and evaluations are handled appropriately;
  • Communicate with the Curriculum Team to ensure that curriculum offerings meet state requirements;
  • Support professional development activities for teachers and school staff members;
  • Assume teaching and grading duties as necessary including teaching middle school elective courses; and
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
  • Minnesota teacher certification in a secondary content area and/or counseling license
  • Middle School and/or High School experience preferred
  • Strong technology skills (especially with Microsoft Office products)
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Customer focused approach
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills
  • High degree of flexibility
  • Team player with demonstrated leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to travel on occasion for marketing and state testing events (may require occasional overnight travel)