Academic Advancement Coordinator

Renton School District - Renton, WA (30+ days ago)4.0

Position Type:
Administrative Support/Secretarial/Clerical

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Various Locations, Renton, WA

  • The Academic Advance Coordinator supports at-risk students for improved attendance and academic success. This postion works 180 days per year, 8 hours per day, during the school year. Salary range for this position is $36.83 to $39.08 per hour, plus benefits. School starts August 29, 2018.

    There are currently openings for Academic Advancement Coordinators at the following schools. When you apply to this position, you will be able to indicate which schools you are interested in being considered for.
    1. Dimmitt Middle School
    2. Nelsen Middle School
    3. Renton High School
    3. Talley High School

    Renton School District Job Description

    Academic Advancement Coordinator

    This job description is subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the District and does not establish a contract for employment.

    Reports to: Building Principal
    Bargaining Unit: Renton Professional Technical Association (RPTA) Level: 5
    FLSA Status: Non-Exempt Revised Date: 5/23/2018 Primary Purpose The Academic Advancement Coordinator works with the principal and the Director of Student Support Services to support at-risk students for improved attendance and academic success. The Coordinator is responsible for the professional quality of the program in individual schools and for the quality of the program as it relates to established policies and procedures of the Renton School District.

    Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited University; Master’s Degree preferred in Counseling, Social Work or related fields. Four years of experience working in a similar field may be substituted for the Bachelor's degree.
  • Four years of teaching, education, community organizing and/or social service experience.
  • Literacy and/or math tutoring experience preferred.
  • Background check through Washington State Patrol, as required by RCW 43.43.830. Fees apply.
  • Requirements within 60 days of Employment
  • Online workplace training.
  • Essential Functions The list of essential functions in this job description is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as determined by an appropriate administrator and Human Resources.
  • Provide short-term, solution-based tutoring or mentoring for improved student academic, behavior, and attendance (Early Warning Indicators).
  • Participate with counselors, teachers, and administrators in the early identification of students in need, including those needing support services.
  • Assist with referrals for additional assistance, consultation and collaboration with families, teachers, other educators, and community organizations and agencies.
  • Maintain and provide direct support to a caseload of at-risk students to support and ensure school success.
  • Develop plans to support improved academics, behavior and attendance; maintains records on student family contacts, hall visits, activities, goals and progress.
  • Collect and maintain data for decision-making, Learning Assistance Program (LAP) and evaluation of effectiveness.
  • Consult with parents, teachers and administrators, concerning the needs of individual students in creating student-centered supports.
  • Attend meetings related to LAP menu of best practices.
  • Develop positive relationships with parents, students, and staff to support student achievement.
  • Connects with the student and the family to assist and ensure successful school attendance.
  • Connects with the student’s teachers to develop strategies, reinforce restorative practices in the classroom/schoolwide, and implement academic success and/or behavior plans.
  • May visit the homes of students identified as at-risk.
  • Work collaboratively in professional learning communities, with district colleagues, to develop, implement and enhance site-specific goals for improved attendance and school engagement.
  • Maintain regular attendance; adhere to board policy and the mutually bargained leave and attendance terms as stated in the collective bargaining agreement.
  • Other duties as assigned by the building principal as related to student success.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement appropriate positive behavior interventions for students and develop behavior supports.
    • Successful experience working with students, staff, parents, and community in highly diverse settings.
    • Ability to work independently and build collegial relationships.
    • Successful experience and demonstrated interest in working with high needs youth, families, and communities.
    • Ability to deal with students and families in a caring, confident and confidential manner.
    • Ability to creatively problem solve with input from school staff and families.
    • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
    • Effective oral and written communication skills.
    • Ability to maintain timely and accurate records.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with certificated staff, program and building administrators and classified staff.

    The Coordinator reports directly to the Principal of the school. The Coordinator collaborates with school and district leaders and staff in interpreting and executing the above responsibilities in addition to any other responsibilities that may be assigned. The Coordinator maintains appropriate contact with students, parents, community members, and other district staff members.