PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: • Collaborate with the Administrative staff to provide professional development opportunities for teachers and learning coaches. • Manage student health, wellness and socialization activity program including providing support to teachers, technical assistance and professional development. • Establish sustainable relationships and collaborate with community stakeholders and potential partners. • Provide outreach, guidance and technical support to the school in achieving student health, wellness and socialization policies. • Manage grants (budget and deliverables) as assigned. • Research and document policy, best practices, and guidance on physical activity, socialization, health education and wellness. • Prepare background documents, fact sheets, and other communication materials related to the CVCS Student Health, Wellness and Socialization initiative. • Cultivate and maintain relationships with organizations providing health, wellness and socialization services in the community. • Ability to form teams and relationships with other schools for athletic possibilities for CVCS students. • Develop and facilitate After-School/Extra-Curricular activities for students • Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree (preferably in public health, education, or public administration) or 10+ years of experience in the area of physical, health and social. TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Twelve - month contract (240 days) EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provision of the Board’s Policy The Chicago Virtual Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: The Learning Coach Director will train parents and provide information in order to encourage and support communication with parents/families and the school through; Essential Functions and Performance Responsibilities: • Serve as a liaison between the school/s and the parent/families of the school. • Plan and execute meetings with parents of students • Attend monthly meetings and in-service training with the Principals and Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications • Deliver training to the parent community. • Attend school and community meetings. • Coordinate parent-led workshops to build community amongst families • Facilitate the development of the PTO • Make personal contact with parents to encourage parental engagement. • Provide information to parents/families in order to improve home-school communication. • Work with the Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications to prepare progress reports and to disseminate information to parents, district staff and the community. • Work with principals to investigate complaints from parents/families. • Assist with registration and enrollment. OTHER DUTIES: • Attend local, regional and state-wide meetings for parent liaisons and/or for parent involvement learning. • Prepare semi-annual reports on activities. • Perform related duties as required. KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with parents, schools, community members and district office personnel. • Know the community and/or have skills to get to know the community quickly and to have working relationships with members of the community across multiple sectors • Like people and have strong interpersonal relationship skills • Be detailed, organized, and timeline in completion of work • Manage time effectively with little supervision • Pick up new things easily; flexibility is a must. • Be a good listener. • Know how to encourage, lead, and facilitate a group toward a shared goal. • Be a good problem solver and team player • Provide mentoring to support the development of new parent leaders • Be able to resolve conflict effectively • Excellent skills in speaking, writing, and presentation of information. • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: • Must have at least two years of college with an AA degree. Bachelor’s degree preferred • At least three years of working with parents/families and community members. LICENSE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Any other additional experience and/or licenses, i.e., social work, counseling will be viewed as value-added to the position. TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: • 30-35 hours per week • Grant funded position EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provision of the Board’s Policy The Chicago Virtual Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: • Must be able to communicate effectively, problem solve and work independently. • Must be able to provide exceptional customer service to both technical and non-technical contacts. Must be able to perform well within a team-oriented environment. • Perform as the primary point of contact for technology issues, questions and tickets for students, teachers and/or learning coaches. • Perform triage, problem identification and root cause discovery for tickets and technology issues. • Should be familiar with and able to troubleshoot basic Audio/Visual equipment and connections, desktops, laptops, tablets (Windows, OSX, iOS, Android), printers, scanners, copiers, network connectivity and general educational and business technologies and devices. • Should be comfortable with learning and supporting multiple software, browsers and applications on multiple platforms. Experience with some/any of the following is a bonus but not required: Blackboard, Google Apps, Easy Tech, Apex, Microsoft Office, Adobe CC Suite. • Support devices in a mixed MS Active Directory/Apple Open Directory environment. • Create, maintain and publish relevant support documentation in order to assist all staff/students in the quick resolution of their incidents and service requests and enable users to become more self-sufficient. • Provide support utilizing remote tools including Filewave, Apple Remote Desktop, SCCM and LANSchool. • Follow defined and identify undefined escalation paths for tickets and technology issues. • Perform basic on-site move/add/changes. • Be able to perform within and meet Service Level expectations. • Occasional travel required • Additional duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS • Training: Associate's Degree in Information Technology, Information Systems or Computer Engineering and/or Apple Certifications (ACMT) and/or Microsoft Certification (MCSA) and/or A+/Net+ Certification or an equivalent combination of education and experience providing a similar skillset. • Experience: One (1) to two (2) + years of experience in help desk, desk side, on-line or end user support in an Enterprise Class environment. • Ability to communicate with users effectively and display good interpersonal skills with both adults and scholars. It is critical that you are able to effectively communicate with colleagues and with students! • Vision for a personalized learning environment that effectively utilizes technology • Excellent troubleshooting skills with the ability to diagnose and research solutions • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks • Strong organizational skills • Ability to work with other technical personnel for collaborative problem solving TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Twelve - month contract (240 days) EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provision of the Board’s Policy The Chicago Virtual Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: The Early College and Career Coordinator will be responsible for implementing a variety of strategic initiatives for the school as well as fostering community engagement and establishing external partnerships. These projects include defining dual credit programs in high schools, facilitating dual enrollment opportunities at area colleges and universities, managing articulation agreements with City Colleges, and developing and implementing strategic programs and partnerships. The work will include performance management, operational oversight, facilitating training, and designing efficient systems and structures. • Collaborate on development of Early College strategy in CVCS with the CEO and High School Principal. • Dual Enrollment programming o Develop communication strategies to inform CVCS students, learning coaches, staff and administrators about Dual Enrollment opportunities o Manage relationships with college campuses to ensure smooth enrollment • Develop and implement programming to engage under-represented student groups (STLS, Options, Students with IEPs, etc.) in dual enrollment • Develop data-informed recruitment strategy for course offerings • Create collaboration between College and CTE: o Form CTE articulation agreements o In conjunction with the CTE team, develop greater alignment of CTE and College curriculum with multiple opportunities for college credit • Develop and implement programming which allows for students to gain significant college credit and career skills • Collaborate with various college and external partners (Google, McDonalds and other potential corporate sponsors • Effectively manage initiatives and projects towards their successful completion. • Maintain accurate records and utilize student data to communicate program success and to inform future program growth. QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to craft effective communication to represent early college with both internal and external stakeholders. • Ability to build trusting, long-term relationships and networks with stakeholders at all levels of the work: school, CPS central office, post-secondary partners, industry partners, communities, etc. • Project management and strategic planning capabilities, including the ability to establish long-term vision and goals, and the ability to align and manage activities toward execution of identified goals. • Self-starter with the ability to conduct multiple projects concurrently, both independently and as a member of a collaborative team. • Ability to define problems, collect and analyze data, and define valid conclusions and action steps. • Willingness to learn and adapt in the midst of new and shifting priorities. • Solutions oriented and analytical approach to problem solving. • Development oriented, reflective, self-aware, and driven to learn from setbacks. • Some knowledge of early college programs in schools. • Access to a vehicle highly preferred for school visits • Availability for nights and weekend events Education Required: • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Sciences, Business, Marketing, Public Relations, or a related field from an accredited university is required. Master’s degree preferred. TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Twelve - month contract (240 days) EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provision of the Board’s Policy The Chicago Virtual Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of Technology is responsible for the educational technology environment at the Chicago Virtual Charter School. We are a blended learning school with Chromebooks, iPads, SMART technology and more and we need someone to lead this area of our growing school. You will provide technology program leadership to an organization of 700+ users. Specific duties include but are not limited to: • Hands on leadership for staff and students of all software programs (Lexica, ST Math, MyOn, Reading Eggs, STEP, NWEA MAP, iXL). • Create, lead and teach a coding program • Support new technology rollouts • Provide programmatic leadership to teachers and two computer lab teachers • Trouble-shooting technology issues in real time for teachers and staff members (e.g. LCD Projectors, laptops, student-facing computers, tech accessories, etc.) and serve as the liaison with our outsourced tech dept. • Support the administration of online assessments, including support of physical set-up, required documentation, and data support. • Supporting use of technology for special events such as assemblies, pep rallies, and other events with specific A/V requirements. • Supporting data management needs for student-facing and teacher-facing software programs and assessment services, as needed. • Participate in the development of an innovative vision for educational technology aligned with the mission and curriculum of the school. • Participate in the specification, procurement, installation, and maintenance of all ed tech equipment. Including deploying, tracking, and collecting hardware to and from users, periodic inventory audits and coordinating all maintenance issues. • Expand and promote the effective use of technology in academic programs. • Maintain standards for appropriate use of technology for faculty and students (AUP). • Experience with a range of software, hardware, and operations systems (Windows, Mac, IOS). • Webmaster • Other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS • Bachelor's (Required) • State of Illinois Professional Educator’s License (PEL) with Technology or Computer Science Endorsement or comparable. • Ability to communicate with users effectively and display good interpersonal skills with both adults and scholars. It is critical that you are able to effectively communicate with colleagues and with students! • Vision for a personalized learning environment that effectively utilizes technology • Excellent troubleshooting skills with the ability to diagnose and research solutions • Ability to prioritize and work on multiple tasks • Strong organizational skills • Ability to work with other technical personnel for collaborative problem solving TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Twelve - month contract (240 days) EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provision of the Board’s Policy The Chicago Virtual Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of Strategic Marketing & Communications will advance the following priorities: • Plan and execute programs that enhance the visibility and public perception of CVCS • Organize activities that support the admission, marketing and development objectives of CVCS • Ensure clear and transparent communication between & amongst all constituencies of CVCS • Manage, contribute and maintain all content for the School website • Produce and distribute weekly electronic newsletter to current school family • Manage message calendar for electronic communications from CEO • Manage media relations, including writing and distributing press releases and program campaigns including foundation • Attend and organize photographing on- and off-site School events; maintain the archival photo library for CVCS events • Review the production of all school publications, including the Handbooks, event invitations and programs, family invitations, etc. • Produce advertisements for admissions purposes • Collaborate with principals on admissions-themed advertisements, marketing materials, events, tours, information sessions and relationships with Realtors and other schools • Collaborate with CEO, Principals and School Operations Manager on development-related electronic and print educational brochures, solicitations, and stewardship pieces, including alumni newsletters and the Annual Donor Report • Liaison with the Board of Trustees’ Public Relations Committee and its members on annual objectives • Manage school’s relationships with outside website vendor, photographers, graphic designers and printing firms • Collaborate with the principals to develop and direct all integrated social media efforts • Conducts demographic and market research as needed • Create a deeper level of branding for the School across all media and audiences • Update existing marketing plan as needed with strategic long-term and tactile short-term objectives • Manage and plan department budget including all advertising expenses • Maintain common editorial and graphic standards across school publications for branding reputation and integrity • Coach colleagues in marketing, writing, publication skills KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with parents, schools, community members and district office personnel. • Know the community and/or have skills to get to know the community quickly and to have working relationships with members of the community across multiple sectors • Like people and have strong interpersonal relationship skills • Be detailed, organized, and timeline in completion of work • Manage time effectively with little supervision • Pick up new things easily; flexibility is a must! • Be a good listener. • Know how to encourage, lead, and facilitate a group toward a shared goal. • Be a good problem solver and team player • Provide mentoring to support the development of new parent leaders • Be able to resolve conflict effectively • Excellent skills in speaking, writing, and presentation of information. • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications or related field. • Minimum five years’ experience in marketing, communications or public relations, preferably in a school environment • Excellent writing and editorial skills, as well as an eye for publication design • Ability to create content as well as identify and generate creative story ideas • Skilled in traditional branding techniques • Strong organizational and time management skills • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to collaborate widely with various constituencies throughout the School’s community • Technical skills to support the above TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Twelve - month contract (240 days) EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provision of the Board’s Policy The Chicago Virtual Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: RECEPTIONIST: • Greets visitors upon arrival at the main office, determines their need, checks to see if the appropriate personnel are in and can receive a visitor, then directs the visitor to the appropriate person’s office. • Answers telephone with a pleasant greeting identifying this office as the Chicago Virtual Charter School- A blended learning campus, servicing students in grades k-12; Answers general questions or provides general information, directs other calls to the appropriate personnel with the main office or provides other office telephone numbers as needed. • Provides visitors, requesting application forms for various positions, with the appropriate form or package of materials. • Receives mail and other deliveries made to the main office and distributes to the appropriate personnel. • Other duties and responsibilities of a receptionist as determined necessary by supervisory personnel. SECRETARIAL: • Provides clerical assistance to the Chief Executive Officer. • Performs needed data entry services for main office personnel; preparing spreadsheets, data summaries, and other reports as necessary. • Other clerical/secretarial duties as deemed necessary by supervisory personnel. QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of a high school diploma, with training and/or experience in secretarial skills, including but not limited to general typing, computer, filing, answering telephone and greeting visitors. TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Twelve - month contract (240 days) EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provision of the Board’s Policy The Chicago Virtual Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: • Fulfill duties associated with the post assigned as part of the school’s comprehensive security plan • Actively respond to incidents, fights or other issues in the school that threaten the safety of students, staff, and/or guests • Make certain that individuals sign in upon entering and sign out when exiting • Report unusual activity or suspicions of safety issues to the Director of Operations or administration in a timely fashion. • Complete proper documentation related to incident reports and misconduct reports • Produce and deliver reports to show progress against key metrics • Monitor school grounds and school entrances to ensure only authorized personnel and authorized visitors access the school; if assigned to the main entrance, ensure all guests follow visitor protocol and triage visitor requests • Actively participate in professional development training to ensure ongoing growth and to advance skills • As assigned, monitor the student entry and dismissal process to ensure safety • Build positive and professional relationships with students and leverage those relationships to establish and maintain productive and safe learning environments and common areas of the building • Exercise dignity and respect when interacting with students at all times • Lead efforts to de-escalate inappropriate student behaviors and assist students with maximizing their time on task in classrooms • Other duties as assigned. Key Performance Indicators Meeting school’s expectation for school-wide average attendance Meeting school’s expectation for reduction in serious misconducts Stakeholder perception of warm and safe school climate and culture Adherence to CVCS Safety and Security Accountability Standards QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or GED required A minimum of 2-3 years of highly successful related experience Knowledge of the CVCS Student Code of Conduct Knowledge of basic methods of providing site security and safety Ability to work with adolescents in maintaining a positive and safe school culture Ability to follow written and oral instructions Proficient with teamwork and collaborating with colleagues and administration Exhibit passion and the ability to thrive amidst change and challenging conditions while maintaining a positive outlook and forward-looking perspective Possess an attuned appreciation for cultural awareness and competency and a staunch commitment to continuously develop insight and proficiencies related to such matters Takes personal responsibility for mistakes and learns from them, while consistently following up with analysis and corrective action Demonstrated ability to keep up with fast paced environments and to multi-task Sound judgment and ethical practice Commitment to social justice and restorative justice practices Strong oral communication skills, human relations and interpersonal skills Impeccable attendance and punctuality TERM OF EMPLOYMENT: Twelve - month contract (240 days) EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provision of the Board’s Policy The Chicago Virtual Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBLITIES: Diverse Learning • Develop, oversee, and coordinate Special Education services for CVCS. • Develop a yearly meeting schedule that ensures 100% on-time completion and 100% compliance for all IEPs and 504s in accordance with special education due dates and timelines. • Proactively communicate with staff members to ensure all members of the IEP team are prepared to meet all IEP and 504 deadlines. • Schedule, complete, and document all required parent communication in preparation of IEP and 504 meetings in compliance with state and federal laws. • Lead IEP and 504 meetings as a member of the IEP team. • Support school teams in collecting and compiling data for paraprofessional and transportation approvals if applicable to a student. • Maintain student paper and electronic files in accordance with CPS file protocols and state and federal laws. • Review all IEPs for quality as measured by CPS and CVCS’ expectation for instructional outcomes. • Provide feedback and professional development to teaching staff regarding IEP writing. • Manage and track completion of paraprofessional anecdotal record keeping and data tracking on a bi-weekly basis. • Approve paraprofessional records weekly. • Manage and track completion of IEP goal tracking by teaching staff in compliance with student IEPs. • Manage staff to complete all IEP report cards in accordance with IEP benchmark dates. • Throughout the school year, keep accurate and current lists of accommodations to be provided during standardized testing. • Serve as a thought partner and offer guidance to school teams regarding student schedules, staffing, and accommodations facilitation in accordance with state and federal laws. • Design Individual Learner Profiles for students in grades K-12; (Diverse Learners and Advanced Learners) Work with team to determine effective instructional plans for students; Facilitate collaboration with general education and advanced learner teachers to determine outcomes for project-based learning for students. Support/Management • Serves a liaison between CVCS and the Office of Diverse Learner Supports and Services (ODLSS) of Chicago Public Schools as well as the Office of Academic Enhancement ( OAE) to determine initiatives that would benefit our Diverse Learners and ALP students. • Owns identifying, planning and implementing school based professional development as it pertains to developing school-based staff in their capacity to be in compliance with their caseloads. This includes but is not limited to teaching teachers how to write high quality, inclusive IEPs and developing systems for being current with IEP reports cards and meetings. • Responsible for working with the school leader to ensure that each Diverse Learner staff member is on track with compliance expectations and is developing and growing in their capacity to do so. This will require initiative and the ability to manage up to the school leader on the part of the IDS. QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree (required); Master’s degree (preferred); At least 5 years’ experience working as a Case Manager in an urban public school (required); Illinois Professional Educator License with LBS 1 and Administration (Type 75) endorsement (required); Strong evidence of helping students achieve academic success, primarily with students who have been traditionally underserved and who have special needs; Experience with and strong knowledge of local, state, and national Special Education laws and mandates; Willing and able to be flexible and play different roles within the school, and to go above and beyond to meet the varied and constant needs of the students of Chicago Virtual Charter School with a relentless focus on student achievement.; Comfort with and willingness to actively participate in the school community at large; Model positive and healthy character traits and habits, such as being organized, consistent, and understanding and always holding high expectations for oneself and students. Also, model a willingness and desire to request feedback from others in service of improvement; Unquestioned ethics, integrity, and commitment to the CVCS’ mission and willingness to serve the CVCS community; Excellent organizational, communication, and facilitation skills. Terms of Employment: Twelve (12) month position Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provision of the Board’s Policy The Chicago Virtual Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.