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Learning Specialist (grades 6 - 12)
  • Learning Support

Moses Brown School, Providence, RI

Accredited by NEASC

Moses Brown is a 236-year old co-educational independent day school enrolling 750 students, nursery through twelfth grade. A Friends school, MB exists to inspire children to reach their full intellectual and spiritual potential. We engage students in a rich academic curriculum, a broad offering of arts and athletics, and a daily life rooted in the Quaker values of community, equality, and service. We affirm the Quaker belief that there is an inner light in each person that is worthy of dignity and respect. We consider simplicity, integrity, group wisdom, and respect for differences to be paramount in helping students of all faiths and backgrounds discover their identity and mission in the world. In its hiring practices, Moses Brown does not discriminate, and seeks to maximize the diversity of the school, in terms of class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities/disabilities, and language.

Note:  Currently, Moses Brown School is planning for a return to campus for fall classes.  But, like all schools, the ongoing pandemic has created some uncertainty in terms of both enrollment and educational delivery models.  We are proceeding with searches to fill a number of vacant positions for next year and will follow our search process as fully as we can; we look forward to meeting you.  Given the uncertainties, however, we want all candidates to know that we will not likely finalize any new hires until early July.  We anticipate having enough information at that time to finalize our staffing needs for the fall.

This Learning Specialist position is for the 20-21 school year and may be full-time or part-time.  Applicants should demonstrate a flexible approach to their work, as we recognize the potential need for a hybrid model of education next year; some of the work may need to happen remotely, while we hope that the majority of the support will be offered live on campus.

The Learning Specialist will support student learning in grades 6-12, working closely with teachers in those grades as well.

Applicants should demonstrate:

  • Knowledge about a range of learning disabilities, health impairments, test anxiety, and general executive functioning challenges and their impact.
  • Ability to individualize the teaching of learning skills and strategies for improving reading, writing, and mathematical problem solving;
  • Ability to help students implement effective study, organizational, time management and planning skills and tools.
  • Familiarity with student learning profiles, needs, goals, and individual academic plans
  • Capacity to relate to, establish rapport with, and motivate students to succeed, self-advocate, and take advantage of resources and support.
  • Desire to work closely with teachers and advisors in collaboration.

The Learning Specialist will help to coordinate student support services, serving as a resource for students and teachers and providing direct service to students, both individually and in groups. They will foster self-advocacy, support academic challenges and executive functioning, work with students on the development of reading and written expression, and collaborate with the Learning Center and Wellness teams.  The Learning Specialist will work collaboratively with teachers, coaching them and providing professional development around learning styles and accommodations.  Additionally, they will work closely with our School Psychologist in helping to oversee and summarize neuro/psych and educational evaluation reports and prepare Individual Support Plans (ISPs); together, they will coordinate distribution and implementation of plans and submit for accommodation on standardized tests.

 

Qualifications:  Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject area, and school experience is preferred, though not a requirement.  We seek candidates who are passionate about their desire to teach, advise, coach, and learn from students in grade 6-12.


Compensation:  Compensation is competitive and based on education and number of years of experience.  Moses Brown is an equal opportunity employer.

 

To apply:  Please send a resume, statement of interest, and the names of 3 references to lspecialsearch@mosesbrown.org. Please include “Learning Specialist” in the subject line of the email.  Once we have reviewed applications, we will be in touch with select candidates to arrange interviews.