Guide (Emergent School)
Do you enjoy working with young students and their families, have a record of successful teaching in a formal or informal environment, a capacity for working with a range of attention spans, and experience with integrating appropriate educational technologies into a teaching environment? Are you currently an elementary or middle school teacher, museum educator, recent Teach for America participant, or career changer, ready to take on a dynamic role in a growing progressive school in Austin, Texas? If so, Emergent Academy would like to hear from you. As an integral member of the academic team, you will partner with other members of the academic team to oversee and and enhance the academic program. This is a three-quarter to full-time year-round position located in the vibrant Rollingwood neighborhood of Austin, Texas.
Guides provide daily individualized instruction and build impactful mentoring relationships with Emergent students. They help students complete their academic work and navigate places where they are stuck in their understanding.
Role and Responsibilities
Work with students 2-4 days per week for four hour sessions at the Emergent Academy campus.
Build authentic relationships with kids
Work with students until students are ‘un stuck’
Ensure that students find academic balance among their courses.
Appropriately and effectively coach students, driving them to be their best
Work with students on core skills in the morning (9-noon)
Serve as subject matter expert in at least one core area.
Ensure that no one is held back by their class
Qualifications and Key Selection Criteria
Core skills and capabilities
Patience and caring about student’s learning
Passionate about working with students ages 7 -14
Must arrive on time and keep a regular schedule
Recognize the value of a mentoring relationship
Exceptional ability to respond well to feedback and implement it immediately
Tenacity, flexibility, passion, positive attitude, motivated, and enthusiastic
Excellent communication skills
Interested in progressive and online education
Education and work history/experience
Undergraduate or graduate student majoring in English, Science, Calculus-level Mathematics, a modern language, History, Education, or Psychology is ideal but other majors will be considered
Some experience working or volunteering with children; some tutoring experience preferable
Strong academic record
Four hour shift from 8 - 12 pm or 9- 1 pm at least two to four days per week
Start Date: Sept 2017 and one day orientation in August
Location: Austin, Texas
To qualify, please provide a resume/CV demonstrating the required experience and skills. From there, we require the completion of pre-interview work assignment – a thoughtful response to which will require investing 1-2 hours of preparation time. We find both the willingness to invest this time – coupled with the insights we derive from the answers – help us find the truly capable and passionate candidates. Qualified applicants who pass this review will be phone screened, and finalists will conduct interviews with our leadership team.
About The School Emergent Academy believes today's students are natural investigators, researchers, and synthesizers of information. We believe that the one-size-fits-all, studying the same thing, at the same time, in the same way model is completely outdated and hinders success. Emergent School’s mission is to inspire each child who enters our doors to find the spark that will set them on their life's journey. Emergent has developed a nascent and evolutionary model for advancing students. For example, Emergent 8th graders are passing community college English courses and 5th graders and are tackling 8th grade math courses. These results are possible because of Emergent Academy’s student-directed, multi-subject and experiential approach to learning.