Professional Opportunities

 

NGFS is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes families of all races, nationalities, sexual orientations, creeds, and religious, social and economic backgrounds.

 

Limited opportunities are available at this time, however interested parties may submit their resume or CV and cover letter for consideration to employment@ngfs.org.

 

Learning Specialist

Job Description:
Full Time
Lower and Upper School Campuses
Pre-K through grade 12
 
Applications must be received by: ASAP
Applicants should supply the following materials:
Resume
Three References
 
JOB SUMMARY:

The Pre-K-12 Learning Specialist works closely with the administrative team, teaching staff, and admission office. The Learning Specialist is responsible for designing and coordinating support services on New Garden Friends School’s (NGFS) lower school campus for students with learning differences and working with the existing learning specialist on the Page Frederiksen campus. This role includes developing/updating the list of services NGFS offers students and initiating any policy changes with the school administration; working with the Admission Committee to assess applicant's’ appropriateness for NGFS; interpreting outside testing; developing and updating “learning profiles” and recommendations for accommodation for students each fall; working with the administrative team to create and/or recommend professional development opportunities for teachers; arranging for psycho-educational testing and evaluation of students; referring students to outside tutors and testing specialists; acting as an advocate for students with learning differences when needed; and communicating with administrators, parents, teachers and advisors in a timely manner so that students receive all the support necessary to their success at NGFS. The Learning Specialist position is an eleven-month position with some responsibilities during the summer related to admission and preparation for the upcoming academic year.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

• Minimum of a Master's Degree in special/exceptional education, specific learning differences, reading, or a learning differences-related field.

• Minimum of three years’ successful experience as a Learning Specialist.

• Experience interpreting educational testing, designing accommodations, and administering or coordinating school-based programs.

• Up-to-date knowledge of research on learning and the brain, and of tools and approaches to assist students with learning differences.

• Service orientation and excellent communication skills.

• Ability to articulate and tactfully handle conversations with students, parents, faculty and staff.

• Patience, a sense of humor and a strong belief that there is inherent good in all.

• Commitment to the traditions and philosophy of a Quaker educational community and a style consistent with Quaker values.

• Willingness and flexibility to work additional hours when the needs of students, families or the school demand.

• A high degree of organization, efficiency, initiative, and the ability to juggle several balls simultaneously.