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Pathway Academic Support Lead

Company: Wonderful College Prep Academy
Location: Lost Hills
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionWonderful College Prep Academy is a charter network in California's Central Valley committed to providing a world-class education for all students. The Academy's mission is to graduate students prepared to earn a college degree and to put them on a promising career path for life. We believe this begins with a nurturing, engaging, community-centered school environment where students develop a strong and well-rounded academic foundation. Ultimately, this will prepare generations of leaders in the Central Valley who are critical thinkers and life-long learners.The Academy's first school opened in Delano in 2009, serving students from across the Central Valley in grades 6-12. In 2016, we moved to our new, state-of-the-art college prep campus in Delano, and in the fall of 2017, added an elementary school in Delano and opened a second charter school in Lost Hills. In Delano, we serve over 2,000 students in grades TK-12, while in Lost Hills, we serve over 400 students in grades TK-10 and will grow to serve students through 12th grade over the next two years.All students have access to technology, from hands-on-STEM learning for younger students in a fully equipped "maker's space" to one-to-one school-provided devices for all students. The Academy aims to provide every opportunity for our students that often is not found in public or charter schools, including the ability to graduate from high school with a free Associate Degree. Through a unique partnership with Bakersfield College, our students enroll in college classes starting in 9th grade and complete all their A-G requirements, in addition to their AS Degree requirements over the course of four years. In addition, all graduates are eligible to earn a four-year renewable college scholarship through the generous support of Lynda and Stewart Resnick.We seek thoughtful, inclusive, skilled communicators, and creative problem-solvers who value continuous learning and who are excited to serve our students and families. Now is the time to join a team making enduring change within the Central Valley of California and beyond.Wonderful College Prep Academy has a unique partnership with the Wonderful Company. Click here to learn more about the Wonderful Company's other great philanthropic partnerships.Job DescriptionWonderful College Prep Academy is committed to providing a world-class education for all students. The Academy's mission is to graduate students who are prepared to earn a college degree and to put them on a promising career path for life. We believe this begins with a nurturing, engaging, community-centered school environment where students develop a strong academic foundation in literacy and math. Ultimately, this will prepare generations of leaders in the Central Valley who are critical thinkers and life-long learners.The Academy's first school opened in 2009 serving students of Delano and surrounding communities in grades 6-12. In seven years, the Academy has become the premier high school in the region, with 75% of its graduates attending 4-year universities. In 2017 we opened an elementary school at our Delano campus and launched a brand new charter school in Lost Hills. In this inaugural year for Lost Hills, we enrolled approximately 100 students in grades PreK-2 and will rapidly grow to serve students through 12th grade.We seek a talented team dedicated to raising the standard of excellence for all learners in the Central Valley and are excited about the entrepreneurial opportunities that accompany rapid growth.The Role: The Pathway Academic Support Lead (PASL) will work in partnership with the pathway team and classroom teachers to help facilitate learning. The PASL works collaboratively with peers, teachers, and students with a deep commitment to our college-going mission. PASL holds students, team members, and self to high expectations and upholds the Academy's culture of excellence.Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Shared Vision: Supports a vision of excellence for all students, with an urgency to maximize every opportunity necessary to achieve ambitious student outcomes
  • Teaching and Learning: With guidance from and in collaboration with the pathway manager and school leadership, develop learning and intervention plans for pathway students in high school and college courses. Work closely with support teachers and professors to ensure student academic action plans are aligned with course learning outcomes. Guide and support Academic Support Tutors in executing learning and intervention plans.
  • Data Informed Decision Making: Supports in tracking student progress by leading efforts to collect and input data into database systems on weekly basis. Communicates trends, points of concern, as well as points of achievement with key stakeholders.
  • Coverage Support: Leads or facilitates the classroom in the absence of lead teacher and/or professor.
  • Community Outreach: Demonstrates commitment to the community by communicating regularly with families and attending key community events
  • Professional Expectations: Participate fully in all assigned staff meetings, professional developments and planning sessions. Prepare lessons and student exemplars as assigned. Participate fully in the coaching cycle (being observed, receiving real- time and post-lesson feedback, collaborate with coach on action steps, implement action steps, etc.) Support the general day-to-day activities of the school site
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal, Assistant Principals, and Pathway Manager.QualificationsEducation and Experience:
    • Bachelor's Degree Required
    • Experience working with school aged children- preferred
    • Desire to pursue a teaching credential, preferred
    • Bilingual Spanish speaker, preferred
    • COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid exemption.Skills and Traits:
      • Commitment to our organization's mission and educational philosophy
      • Organized and self-managed, able to handle many responsibilities simultaneously
      • Excellent problem-solver
      • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, orally and written
      • Proven ability to collaborate and build relationships with internal and external stakeholders
      • Dependable and excellent at follow-through
      • Flexible to changing work environment; always presents with a positive attitude
      • Self-reflective individual who is committed to ongoing learning and growth
      • Computer knowledge and skill; familiar with Microsoft office suiteCompensation: Wonderful College Prep Academy offers highly competitive compensation, commensurate with experience, which includes generous performance bonuses.Full-time staff benefits include medical coverage, dental, vision, and life insurance at no cost for the employee. We also offer an optional 403b, with company match, as a supplement to STRS retirement pension. In addition, employees have free access to the Wonderful Wellness Center and gym.Additional InformationWonderful's dedication to you:
        • Free access to the Wonderful Wellness Clinic
        • Free access to the Wonderful Fitness Center
        • Company paid health/vision/dental for self
        • Voluntary 403b with company match
        • Most positions are bonus eligible
        • Subsidized preschool and college scholarships for your childrenQuality of Life in the Central Valley:Framed by the Sierra Nevada to the east and the Coast Ranges to the west, California's Central Valley is one of the world's most productive agricultural regions and the base of The Wonderful Company's agricultural operations. This vast area enjoys a moderate climate and offers residents a high quality of life, low cost of living, and a host of diverse cultural and recreational activities. From wine tasting and hiking to rafting, fishing, skiing, and surfing -- all within a two-hour drive -- the family-friendly Central Valley has much to offer.Wonderful College Prep Academy is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, sexual stereotypes, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.Click here to view our Privacy Notice.EEO is the law

Keywords: Wonderful College Prep Academy, Bakersfield , Pathway Academic Support Lead, Other , Lost Hills, California

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