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Media Specialist - Testing Coordinator, Full Time, Risen Christ

Posted on 2020-05-14 11:10:55 AM

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Media Specialist and Testing Coordinator position Job Description Risen Christ Catholic School is seeking a Full Time Media Specialist and Testing Coordinator in our K-8 dual immersion school who will: 1. Provide the leadership and expertise required to ensure that the school library and technology program is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and is an integral component of the school&#8217;s instructional program. 2. Participate in responsive Classroom certification summer training to be funded by Risen Christ Catholic School 3. Fully implement the components of Responsive Classroom instruction and Christ-centered classroom management across all academic areas taught. 4. Instruct students and staff in effective use of the media center, information and technology literacy skills, and use of equipment. 5. Evaluate, select and procure print and digital resources and related equipment. 6. Develop policies and procedures to ensure efficient operation, services, and facility use for a 21st century school library media program. 7. Implement a results-oriented information and technology literacy skills curriculum integrated with subject area curriculum through partnerships with teachers. 8. Develop knowledge of curriculum in all subject areas. 9. Instruct teachers, administrators, and other staff in the use of new information technologies. 10. Recommend and procure resources for staff for use in meeting their instructional objectives. 11. Create a classroom environment of intellectual rigor and accountability. 12. Carry out the mission and goals of the school. 13. Embrace the Catholic faith and its teachings, including the virtues of peace and social justice. 14. Model professionalism and ethical leadership in all things. 15. Order, schedule, lead the administration of and maintain records for the school&#8217;s standardized testing program. 16. Develop standardized assessment protocols and schedules in order to generate effective responses to the school/students&#8217; needs and to ensure the best possible testing environment. 17. Certify ethical standardized testing practice within the school building 18. Disaggregate data and work with the school&#8217;s administration and faculty in understanding assessment data in order to generate effective responses to the school/students&#8217; needs and to drive instruction. Risen Christ Catholic School is a bilingual, multicultural and financially accessible school of excellence, educating children in mind, body, and spirit to live and lead in the example of Jesus Christ. We are proud to be the only Catholic School in Minnesota providing a quality dual language education to a diverse community of learners. The dual immersion program began in 2014 and next year will serve students in grades K-6. In dual immersion, students receive fifty percent of their instruction in Spanish and fifty percent in English every day. Risen Christ is locally and nationally recognized as a high-performing school with a history of serving low-income students of color and achieving extraordinary outcomes. Risen Christ serves more children in poverty and more Latinos than any other Catholic school in the Archdiocese and is funded primarily through the generosity of foundations, parishes, individuals and businesses who believe that Catholic education should be accessible to all children who desire it. View our video (https://youtu.be/wkXelJrMlRY<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FwkXelJrMlRY&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C69de2f44c0c34a15b72708d7f8216040%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637250694552524701&sdata=1RcuLCHyb76PCNbWzyoUNIjcMpFwFEBBUEv1UOzCZfg%3D&reserved=0>), our website (www.risenchristschool.org<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.risenchristschool.org&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C69de2f44c0c34a15b72708d7f8216040%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637250694552524701&sdata=7fbp9n%2Fa9aZl4gSk1wD6v13d8svqMb1Ww0qqvdAE4g4%3D&reserved=0>) and strategic plan (http://risenchristschool.org/about-us/strategic-plan/<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Frisenchristschool.org%2Fabout-us%2Fstrategic-plan%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C69de2f44c0c34a15b72708d7f8216040%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637250694552534694&sdata=TzRPbigNwo8cb61KtEiUXgnP9EuIhLaN6OXJYFJrjWE%3D&reserved=0>) to learn more about Risen Christ Catholic School. Job Qualifications * MN Teaching License required * Spanish-language proficiency is not required, but preferred. * Prior experience with Testing Coordination preferred * Working knowledge of second language acquisition, bilingual and dual-language methodology and sheltered English instructional strategies. * Active, participating Catholic with a deep commitment to Catholic schools and the mission of the Church. * Authentic support of culturally rich and linguistically diverse learning communities. * Working knowledge of or willingness to learn about second language acquisition, bilingual and dual-language methodology and sheltered English instructional strategies. * Active, participating Catholic with a deep commitment to Catholic schools and the mission of the Church. * Authentic support of culturally rich and linguistically diverse learning communities. How to Apply The interview process will begin immediately. No applications will be considered until all documents noted below have been received. To apply for this position please send the following documents as PDF attachments to Principal Joelynn Sartell at jsartell@risenchristschool.org<mailto:jsartell@risenchristschool.org>: 1. Cover letter 2. 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Media Specialist and Testing Coordinator position

Job Description

Risen Christ Catholic School is seeking a Full Time Media Specialist and Testing Coordinator in our K-8 dual immersion school who will:

  1. Provide the leadership and expertise required to ensure that the school library and technology program is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and is an integral component of the school’s instructional program.  

  2. Participate in responsive Classroom certification summer training to be funded by Risen Christ Catholic School

  3. Fully implement the components of Responsive Classroom instruction and Christ-centered classroom management across all academic areas taught.

  4. Instruct students and staff in effective use of the media center, information and technology literacy skills, and use of equipment.

  5. Evaluate, select and procure print and digital resources and related equipment. 

  6. Develop policies and procedures to ensure efficient operation, services, and facility use for a 21st century school library media program. 

  7. Implement a results-oriented information and technology literacy skills curriculum integrated with subject area curriculum through partnerships with teachers. 

  8. Develop knowledge of curriculum in all subject areas.

  9.  Instruct teachers, administrators, and other staff in the use of new information technologies. 

  10. Recommend and procure resources for staff for use in meeting their instructional objectives.  

  11. Create a classroom environment of intellectual rigor and accountability.

  12. Carry out the mission and goals of the school.

  13. Embrace the Catholic faith and its teachings, including the virtues of peace and social justice.

  14. Model professionalism and ethical leadership in all things.

  15. Order, schedule, lead the administration of and maintain records for the school’s standardized testing program.

  16. Develop standardized assessment protocols and schedules in order to generate effective responses to the school/students’ needs and to ensure the best possible testing environment.

  17. Certify ethical standardized testing practice within the school building

  18. Disaggregate data and work with the school’s administration and faculty in understanding assessment data in order to generate effective responses to the school/students’ needs and to drive instruction.


Risen Christ Catholic School is a bilingual, multicultural and financially accessible school of excellence, educating children in mind, body, and spirit to live and lead in the example of Jesus Christ.


We are proud to be the only Catholic School in Minnesota providing a quality dual language education to a diverse community of learners. The dual immersion program began in 2014 and next year will serve students in grades K-6. In dual immersion, students receive fifty percent of their instruction in Spanish and fifty percent in English every day.


Risen Christ is locally and nationally recognized as a high-performing school with a history of serving low-income students of color and achieving extraordinary outcomes. Risen Christ serves more children in poverty and more Latinos than any other Catholic school in the Archdiocese and is funded primarily through the generosity of foundations, parishes, individuals and businesses who believe that Catholic education should be accessible to all children who desire it.


View our video (https://youtu.be/wkXelJrMlRY), our website (www.risenchristschool.org) and strategic plan (http://risenchristschool.org/about-us/strategic-plan/) to learn more about Risen Christ Catholic School.


Job Qualifications

  • MN Teaching License required

  • Spanish-language proficiency is not required, but preferred.

  • Prior experience with Testing Coordination preferred

  • Working knowledge of second language acquisition, bilingual and dual-language methodology and sheltered English instructional strategies. 

  • Active, participating Catholic with a deep commitment to Catholic schools and the mission of the Church. 

  • Authentic support of culturally rich and linguistically diverse learning communities.

  • Working knowledge of or willingness to learn about second language acquisition, bilingual and dual-language methodology and sheltered English instructional strategies. 

  • Active, participating Catholic with a deep commitment to Catholic schools and the mission of the Church.

  • Authentic support of culturally rich and linguistically diverse learning communities.


How to Apply

The interview process will begin immediately. No applications will be considered until all documents noted below have been received.  To apply for this position please send the following documents as PDF attachments to Principal Joelynn Sartell at jsartell@risenchristschool.org:

  1. Cover letter

  2. Resume

  3. 3 letters of recommendations


Joelynn Sartell, Principal

Risen Christ Catholic School

1120 East 37th St | Minneapolis, MN 55407

612-822-5329 | risenchristschool.org

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¡Dos idiomas, muchas culturas, infinitas posibilidades!

Two languages, many cultures, infinite possibilities!