Position: Cultural Academic Support Specialist
Work Schedule: 
Monday-Friday, during the school year, 7:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. 
Start Date:  August 23, 2021
Pay:  $20.81/Hour
Benefits:  Single contribution Health, Dental, vision, 403b matching 

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or a combination of education and/or experience to total four years
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, both formal and informal 
  • Ability to work effectively independently and in teams 
  • Effective in organization and managing tasks and activities
  • Intercultural competence
  • Ability to travel to sites inside and outside of the district 
  • Capability to work a flexible schedule both before and after the school day
  • Knowledge in a variety of technical, computer based software
  • Arrange and prioritize schedules to facilitate or participate in meetings 
  • Established, successful experience working with young adults

Desired Qualifications

  • Bilingual fluency in Hmong, Spanish, or Somali
  • Familiarity with Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, Google Drive, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
  • Familiarity with educational structures such as courses, grades, schedules and co-curricular activities
  • Familiarity with navigating college or post-secondary systems 

Responsibilities:

  • Cultural mentoring using structured dialogue and activities for a case load of approximately 20 [non-special education] middle school or high school students around topics like: identity development, race, mindsets, biases, stereotypes, situational appropriateness, media, differences and more. 
  • Academic supervision and mentoring using structured dialogue, modeling and apprenticeship for a case load of approximately 20 [non-special education] middle school or high school students around skills like: organization, self-reflection, grade point average monitoring, attendance, self-advocacy, career pathways, homework completion, access to programs/courses, discipline, participation and more. 
  • Strengthen relationships with families and participating students in an attempt to build and bridge access to academic, social and emotional growth opportunities.
  • Strengthen relationships with building leaders and staff in an attempt to build and bridge access to professional development leadership/learning opportunities.
  • Meet regularly with Office of Educational Equity staff to align with district equity goals, provide updates, analyze data and gain access to professional development.
  • Meet regularly with building principal to align building site improvement plan and equity goals, provide updates, analyze data and gain access to professional development.
  • Meet regularly with other Cultural-Academic Support Specialists from across the district to align strategies and outcomes, provide updates, problem solve, analyze data and gain access to professional development.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

ISD 622 is an equal opportunity employer and supports an inclusive workplace environment.