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Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

Accredited by NEASC

Are you taking a semester off of college due to COVID? Or, are you a recent (HS/GED/College) graduate with an interest in education? Have you wondered what a career in teaching & learning would be like within a school community? If so, this is an opportunity to explore the field of education and gain hands-on practical exposure to school life. 

 

Open Position: Educational Support Associate

 

Start Date: January 2021

 

Summary:

BB&N is seeking a team of Educational Support Associates (ESAs) to provide a wide range of support to faculty during the COVID pandemic. Specifically, ESAs will assist faculty in organizing and facilitating virtual and on-campus classes and activities.

 

As an ESA, you will have an opportunity to observe BB&N’s best teaching practices and learn from experienced faculty and administrators. Through participation in cohort and mentoring meetings, there will be ample opportunities to gain the exposure necessary to evaluate a career in teaching and learning. This opportunity offers a Monday - Friday experience from January 4th, 2021 through June 11th, 2021.

 

Description:

This position is meant for individuals who are either already slightly experienced in the educational world and are looking for more practical experience or are looking to explore making education a possible career. This role will provide first-hand experience in the practice of independent school education.

 

The BB&N ESA will observe classes, assist on-site with the implementation of student projects, and take increasing responsibility for facilitating and delivering lessons. 

 

The BB&N ESA will receive mentoring and cohort support, take part in orientation training and participate in seminars designed to support their growth as educators. Compensation is $560 per week for approximately 28 hours a week, inclusive of holidays, in accordance with the BB&N school calendar. This role is not eligible for health insurance.

 

The Educational Support Associate will:

  • Support students to engage in on-line and/or on-campus teaching in partnership with the teacher-mentor.
  • Provide coaching to students in partnership with the teacher-mentor (as appropriate).
  • Participate in and support special (live and/or virtual) events/activities.
  •  Attend cohort and mentor meetings/seminars as scheduled.
  • Help to manage virtual classroom transitions, including supporting students who cannot be physically present.
  • Attend and support special classes as needed.
  • Attend Faculty Professional Development Days.
  • Support the tone for routines and behavioral expectations set by the mentoring teachers.
  • Maintain open two-way communication with mentor teachers and administrators.
  • Perform arrival, dismissal, lunch, recess, and other support duties as assigned.
  • Support BB&N’s mission of promoting scholarship, integrity, and kindness. 
  • Ensure the safety and well-being of all students.

Requirements:

  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse learning environment
  • GED, High School Diploma, or College Degree
  • Interest in education as a career track and/or experience in teaching/learning and looking for additional practical experience
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with peers, coworkers, and mentors.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Familiarity with Google Apps (G-Suite) a plus

Core Competencies:

Successful candidates value and respect diversity in all facets of BB&N school life. They also promote equity and inclusion in work with students, families, and colleagues.

In keeping with BB&N’s commitment to community, Knights exemplify cooperation and collaboration, demonstrate leadership when necessary, provide support when needed, and assist faculty in facilitating the success of virtual and in-class teaching programming.

Application:

To apply, please visit the employment opportunities page to complete your online application. Please upload a Cover Letter, Resume and Reference List.

 Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply. We look forward to learning about you!

 

 

 

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