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Online Curriculum Coordinator - Teach Indy

Online Curriculum Coordinator

Indianapolis Metropolitan High School

Goodwill Education Initiatives

Goodwill strongly believes it is essential to raise education attainment levels in Indiana. Not only are the lifetime earnings of high school graduates significantly higher than those of dropouts, children of high school graduates are 50% less likely to drop out of high school than the children of dropouts are. Goodwill provides opportunities for adults (The Excel Center) and youth (Indianapolis Metropolitan High School).

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Charter High School:

Indianapolis Metropolitan High School is a free public school offering a high school education to students in grades 9-12. Indianapolis Met is a best-fit school for students experiencing circumstance that may present a barrier to education. Our school places an emphasis on ensuring students enroll in college or enter into a career that offers a living wage post-graduation.

Indianapolis Met is designed to serve students who are experiencing circumstances that may become barriers to their education.

Position Summary:

The Online Curriculum/Transition Center Coordinator will serve as a member of the special populations team, facilitating learning for high school students in a “best fit” environment for teenagers with significant barriers to education.

School priorities include:

  • High rigor, high support instruction to close academic gaps and prepare students for post-secondary opportunities
  • Trauma-informed social emotional learning
  • Student and family empowerment through coordination with a robust Student Services team of coaches, counselors, and more.

Responsibilities:

  • Create a supportive and structured environment where students who are new to the school can adapt to school expectations and make progress on academic work.
  • Support students in completing make-up assignments and remediation from teacher-lead classes using materials provided by teachers.
  • Provide students the opportunity to excel in credit attainment by overseeing online courses; this includes communicating progress to students, guardians, and other supportive adults, providing support in reading, note-taking and study strategies, and creating remediation plans for students who are struggling.
  • Coordinate work study students and volunteer tutors from local organizations and universities.
  • Support orientation for new students to help them learn the policies, procedures, and culture of the school.
  • Oversee and serve as liaison for an off-site program for students who are taking online courses, including monitoring attendance, course progress, and course completion.
  • Assess and respond to evidence of student learning to differentiate and provide support for learners at a variety of levels.
  • Engage in frequent instructional coaching and professional learning community collaboration to improve student learning.
  • Foster a structured and supportive classroom environment that is consistent with school agreements, trauma-informed, and provides students with frequent feedback to support their social emotional development.
  • Build relationships with students and their webs of support. Communicate strengths and challenges frequently and use restorative approaches to resolve conflict.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to refer and connect students to wraparound supports including Family Empowerment Coaching for internal and community resources, Social Emotional Learning, Special Education, and more.
  • Participate in school cultural initiatives including facilitating an advisory class focused on an elective topic.

Position Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree required; Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Proven record of results in an environment with fast moving parts and competing priorities
  • Ability to analyze and interpret data and make necessary adjustments to achieve learning goals
  • Ability to create and adapt instructional materials that are rigorous and scaffolded with supports
  • Demonstrates our core values: professional, unstoppable, motivated, accountable, and supportive
  • Has working knowledge of computer programs to perform clerical tasks: Google Applications, Excel, and Word
  • Experience working with high school age students preferred
  • Must be able to successfully pass a background check

Benefits: Full-time employees may participate in a comprehensive benefits program that includes:

  • Continuing education and leadership development
  • Comprehensive health plan
  • Paid time off (PTO) and paid holidays
  • Life, dental and vision insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability plans
  • Nationally recognized preventive health and wellness program
  • Section 125 pretax health spending account, dependent care spending account and premiums
  • Retirement plan with generous match or contribution into Teachers’ Retirement Fund for eligible employees
  • Eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) federal program
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