School Support Specialist/Cyber Education Monitor

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Work type: Staff
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Administrative

Position Title: School Support Specialist/Cyber Education Monitor  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  

31100 - Charter Schools

Advertised Salary: $60,000 - $70,000  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Continuing  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
Union Group: N/A  
Term of Position: 12 Month  
At Will/Just Cause: At Will  
Summary of Position: Monitor the academic progress and contractual compliance within the University’s public school academy portfolio. Assist in identifying academies requiring intervention due to academic proficiency or operational deficiencies. Monitor the virtual learning component for University-authorized academies. Provide support services, professional development, workshops, and program reviews for academy leadership and boards as appropriate based on individual academy needs. Travel to academies to provide essential training and assessment for the Charter Schools Office. Be knowledgeable and keep current regarding state and federal assessment programs, research, and best practices. This position is a full-time in-person schedule, primarily at the Big Rapids campus.  
Position Type: Staff  
Required Education: M.A. in Education, or related field.  
Required Work Experience: Successful K-12 teaching experience.
Team player with a strong performance record.
A working knowledge of using data and data systems to solve problems and develop strategies to help schools achieve outcomes.
A demonstrated commitment to and a belief in creating equitable access to high-quality educational choices, especially for students in historically underserved communities.
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Physical Demands:
  • Office Environment
  • Balancing
  • Driving
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Extensive knowledge of public school academies, preferably with demonstrated successful teaching and/or administrative experience within a public school academy.  
Essential Duties/Responsibilities: Participate in core authorizing functions, including but not limited to, reviewing applications for new charter schools and the ongoing process to evaluate performance of an existing charter school through the life cycle of the charter contract.
Assist in identifying academies requiring intervention due to student academic growth and/or proficiency issues.
Assist in implementing the School Support Team protocol to support academies not achieving contractual goals.
Serve as liaison for university-authorized cyber academies and virtual programs.
Monitor and provide reports on virtual learning initiatives in the university-authorized public school academy portfolio.
Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Provide support services, professional development, workshops and program reviews for academy leadership and boards as appropriate based on individual academy needs.
Monitor the academic progress of university-authorized academies through analysis of state-level and NWEA performance data.
Assist academies in analyzing and using both quantitative and qualitative data to improve student learning outcomes.
Assist academies in networking with external support services including trainings, other schools, ISE resources, etc.
Assist in the evaluation of educational programs of each academy to provide input for reauthorization recommendations.
Create professional relationships with academy leaders to serve as a point of contact to answer academic related inquires.
Organize and lead mid-contract and reauthorization site reviews.
Assist in establishing and implementing CSO departmental goals and strategies as it relates to the department strategic plan.
Create and sustain relationships with the Michigan Council of Charter School Authorizers and the Michigan Department of Education.
Use problem-solving skills in a variety of situations.
Must be willing to travel frequently to all university-authorized academies, as well as to events sponsored by charter school professional organizations.
Demonstrates an understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion, especially in working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
Any other duties assigned within the position classification area.
Marginal Duties/Responsibilities:    
Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated commitment, experience and understanding for diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills and the comfort to communicate with a diverse audience.
Ability to work with demographically diverse populations.
Ability to respond quickly and appropriately to varying, unique, and /or trying situations.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Applicant are required to provide a cover letter and a resume.

Transcript 1 (REQUIRED) Applicants must provide an unofficial transcript of M.A. in Education or related field. Transcript must include: institution name, applicant name, date degree attained and degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript.
Initial Application Review Date:
Open Until Position is Filled?: Yes  
Posting Close Date:
EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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