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Operations Assistant (Full-Time)

The School Operations Assistant (SOA), is critical to the successful and efficient running of the ASA campus and will work under the direction of ASA’s Operations Director. This is a flexible and evolving role the requires a hands-on and creative approach. The Operations Assistant will learn the full scope of the vision for the Operations Department at ASA. The SOA will assist in the implementation and maintenance of clear operational systems and a supportive school environment that allows the school leadership team to focus on instruction and teachers to focus on students and their families. Troubleshooting student, faculty, and staff technology needs will be a primary focus of this position. The SOA will attend Operations Team Meetings and work collaboratively with the school leadership team.

This position reports directly to and works closely with the Operations Director at ASA.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Daily troubleshoot and solve a variety of tech-related problems for students and faculty
  • Serves as a point person for copy machines, phones and bells
  • Maintains systems to organize supplies and deliveries
  • Daily assist with the safe and efficient transfer of students during pick up and drop off times in the ASA parking lot
  • Regularly assist the Operations Director and Facilities Supervisor in securing the campus safely
  • Create and maintain efficient and effective systems and procedures to maintain safe, clean and functional facilities for learning
  • Occasionally accomplish minimal custodial duties
  • Occasionally assist ASA’s Facilities Supervisor with small repair jobs around the ASA campus.
  • Interact positively with students, parents, school employees and visitors to convey a welcoming and supportive environment

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and reach forward. The employee continuously uses hand-strength to grasp tool and climbs onto ladders. The employee will frequently bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this job.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to fifty 50 pounds such as cleaning supplies, large deliveries, large tech equipment and parking lot barriers and cones. Occasionally the employee will lift and/or move up to ninety (90) pounds such as copy paper and bulk furniture with the assistance of another employee if needed. The employee will push/pull items such as tables and scrubbing machines. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • High School diploma or equivalent required (Bachelor’s Degree preferred)
  • IVP-IV Fingerprint Clearance Card issued by the Arizona Department of Public Safety

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Experience troubleshooting technology issues
  • Customer service experience
  • Flexibility and willingness to be directed in an urgent matter when timely issues arrive
  • Establish and maintain appropriate professional relationships with administrators and school personnel
  • Ability to relate to public, staff and students in a positive manner
  • Ability to lift and manipulate equipment and materials weighing up to fifty (50) pounds
  • Ability to operate job-related equipment in a safe manner
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in writing as well as verbally
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Be available for events, activities or functions outside of school hours, occasionally on evenings and weekends
  • Multi-faceted, multi-skilled, resourceful and willing to whatever is necessary to help the school reach a high level of academic and artistic excellence

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Experience in systems analysis or operational fields
  • Experience in logistics
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Bilingual (Spanish)

POSITION DETAILS

  • Full Time
  • Full Benefits including Arizona State Retirement System Pension
  • One-year contract renewed annually based on performance

Please send inquiries and information to employment@goasa.org

7th Grade ELA Teacher

The 7th grade ELA develops the reading, writing, and thinking skills of students through the use of texts, discussions, and collaboration.  With a focus on stories less told, students will use different perspectives and stories from literature and life to learn more about themselves and also about others as they analyze the concept of coming-of-age. The teacher of this course will use student level data from classroom performance and NWEA to differentiate instruction to support student growth for each student.

The class sizes are approximately 28 students.  Academic teachers have 2.5 hours of prep time for curriculum planning, meeting, integrating, and assessing.  ASA does not use textbooks; therefore, this content teacher must be well versed in using primary and secondary resources appropriate for this grade level.

This position reports directly to the School Principal.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create a respectful, stimulating, purposeful, and student-centered classroom.
  • Cultivate critical thinking and active participation in the classroom.
  • Develop curriculum and assessments aligned to the Common Core Standards, ASA standards, and ASA’s scope and sequence.
  • Communicate clear objectives to students for all learning.
  • Communicate progress/achievement to students and parents.
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues in a team setting for curriculum design, assessment, and implementation.
  • Participate actively in grade level and department teams.
  • Uphold the school’s philosophy, mission, vision, and values.
  • Perform duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in his/ her content area from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Highly qualified
  • Valid IVP fingerprint card
  • Teaching experience or certification preferred but not required
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present to diverse audiences, specifically racially, ethnically, and socioeconomically diverse communities.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics

  • A life-long learner interested in acquiring new skills and knowledge
  • Passionate about students, content area, and teaching
  • Concerned about holistic development of the individual
  • Flexible, creative, and has the capacity to innovate
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational skills
  • Experience with or a commitment to learn:
    • Socratic methodology
    • Inquiry-based discussion
    • Constructivist teaching strategies
    • Project-based learning
    • Authentic assessment and rubrics

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience. Member of ASRS.

Interested candidates should submit the following via e-mail to maline@goasa.org:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • ASA Application for Employment found at www.goasa.org

 

                                      Dual Language Teacher: Spanish and French
This faculty member teaches first year Spanish and French to high school students, primarily working with 9th graders. This person must be highly proficient in both languages in order to plan and implement an engaging curriculum in all 4 skills areas of language acquisition. The class sizes are approximately 28 students. Academic teachers have 2.5 hours of prep time for curriculum planning, meeting, integrating, and assessing. ASA does not use textbooks; therefore, this content teacher must be well versed in using primary and secondary resources
appropriate for this grade level.

This position reports directly to the School Principal.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create a respectful, stimulating, purposeful, and student-centered classroom.
  • Cultivate critical thinking and active participation in the classroom.
  • Develop curriculum and assessments aligned to the Common Core Standards, ASA standards, and ASA’s scope and sequence.
  • Communicate clear objectives to students for all learning.
  • Communicate progress/achievement to students and parents.
  • Work cooperatively with colleagues in a team setting for curriculum design, assessment, and implementation.
  • Participate actively in grade level and department teams.
  • Uphold the school’s philosophy, mission, vision, and values.
  • Perform duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in his/ her content area from an accredited four-year college or university
  • Highly qualified
  • Valid IVP fingerprint card
  • Teaching experience or certification preferred but not required
    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics
  • A life-long learner interested in acquiring new skills and knowledge
  • Passionate about students, content area, and teaching
  • Concerned about holistic development of the individual
  • Flexible, creative, and has the capacity to innovate
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational skills
  • Experience with or a commitment to learn:
    ○ Socratic methodology
    ○ Inquiry-based discussion
    ○ Constructivist teaching strategies
    ○ Project-based learning
    ○ Authentic assessment and rubrics

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience. Member of ASRS.
Interested candidates should submit the following via e-mail to maline@goasa.org:

  • Cover letter, Resume, three letters of reference, and the ASA Application for Employment found on the website.

                                                           Special Education Teacher

As a member of ASA’s ESS (Exceptional Student Services) Department, this special education teacher serves as the case manager for students in multiple grade levels. The ESS Department consists of the Department Chair and two special education teachers. The Department Chair makes decisions about caseload, adapting as needed to ensure all student needs are met. Caseload may change with enrollment changes. As a case manager, this teacher ensures appropriate and effective services and supports are in place for each student on their caseload. This teacher assists in the educational and social development of students, writes and implements IEPs, and monitors progress. This person will collaborate with the
educators in the special education department as well as classroom teachers.

This position reports directly to the Principal and works closely with the Special Education Department Chair.

Essential duties and responsibilities:
● Create a respectful, stimulating, purposeful, and student-centered classroom
● Accommodate and modify activities and assessments in collaboration with the general education teacher to meet individual student needs
● Prepare teaching materials as directed by special education department chair for the purpose of implementing and documenting student progress (IEP Progress Reports)
● Collaborate with general education teachers to meet individual learning needs of students
● Implement, monitor, evaluate, and revise IEPs (including present levels of performance, goals, accommodations, modifications, and transition plans)
● Maintain effective communication with students, parents, and faculty
● Uphold the school’s philosophy, mission, vision, and values
● Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
● Bachelor’s Degree
● Certified Special Education Teacher
● Valid IVP fingerprint clearance card
● Familiar with IEP-pro (preferred)

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics
● A life-long learner interested in acquiring new skills and knowledge
● Passionate about working with middle school and high school students and teaching
● Collaborative and strengths focused team player
● Concerned about holistic development of the individual
● Flexible, creative, and has the capacity to innovate
● Excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational skills
● Experience with or a commitment to specifically designed instruction and ensuring access to the general education curriculum for student who receive special education services

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience. Member of ASRS.
Interested candidates should submit the following via e-mail to maline@goasa.org:
o Cover letter
o Resume
o three letters of reference
o ASA Application for Employment found at https://goasa.org/work-for-asa/

Revised April 2021

Part-Time French Teacher

This faculty member teaches two French classes during the morning hours (7:45-12:45). The specific course load is dependent on student enrollment, so this instructor must be highly proficient and able to teach all four levels of French instruction in all 4 skill areas of language acquisition to be prepared for the two courses needed. The instructor is responsible for all aspects of curriculum and instruction in alignment with department expectations. The class sizes are approximately 28 students. ASA does not use textbooks; therefore, this content teacher must be well versed in using primary and secondary resources appropriate for this grade level.

This position reports directly to the School Principal.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
● Create a respectful, stimulating, purposeful, and student-centered classroom.
● Cultivate critical thinking and active participation in the classroom.
● Develop curriculum and assessments aligned to the Common Core Standards, ASA standards, and ASA’s scope and sequence.
● Communicate clear objectives to students for all learning.
● Communicate progress/achievement to students and parents.
● Work cooperatively with colleagues in a team setting for curriculum design, assessment, and implementation.
● Participate actively in grade level and department teams.
● Uphold the school’s philosophy, mission, vision, and values.
● Perform duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
● Bachelor’s degree in his/ her content area from an accredited four-year college or university
● Highly qualified
● Valid IVP fingerprint card
● Teaching experience or certification preferred but not required
● Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics
● A life-long learner interested in acquiring new skills and knowledge
● Passionate about students, content area, and teaching
● Concerned about holistic development of the individual
● Flexible, creative, and has the capacity to innovate
● Excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational skills
● Experience with creating a student-centered classroom
● Experience with project based learning and rubrics for providing actionable feedback

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit the following via e-mail to maline@goasa.org:
● Cover letter and resume
● 3 letters of reference
● ASA Application for Employment found at www.goasa.org

Spanish Language Teacher

This faculty member teaches Spanish to high school students. The specific course load is dependent on student enrollment, so this instructor must be highly proficient and able to teach all four levels of Spanish instruction in all 4 skill areas of language acquisition. The instructor is responsible for all aspects of curriculum
and instruction in alignment with department expectations. The class sizes are approximately 28 students. Academic teachers have 2.5 hours of prep time for curriculum planning, meeting, integrating, and assessing. ASA does not use textbooks; therefore, this content teacher must be well versed in using primary and
secondary resources appropriate for this grade level.

This position reports directly to the School Principal.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
● Create a respectful, stimulating, purposeful, and student-centered classroom.
● Cultivate critical thinking and active participation in the classroom.
● Develop curriculum and assessments aligned to the Common Core Standards, ASA standards, and ASA’s scope and sequence.
● Communicate clear objectives to students for all learning.
● Communicate progress/achievement to students and parents.
● Work cooperatively with colleagues in a team setting for curriculum design, assessment, and implementation.
● Participate actively in grade level and department teams.
● Uphold the school’s philosophy, mission, vision, and values.
● Perform duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
● Bachelor’s degree in his/ her content area from an accredited four-year college or university
● Highly qualified
● Valid IVP fingerprint card
● Teaching experience or certification preferred but not required
● Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics
● A life-long learner interested in acquiring new skills and knowledge
● Passionate about students, content area, and teaching
● Concerned about holistic development of the individual
● Flexible, creative, and has the capacity to innovate
● Excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational skills
● Experience with creating a student-centered classroom
● Experience with project based learning and rubrics for providing actionable feedback

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience. Member of ASRS.

Interested candidates should submit the following via e-mail to maline@goasa.org:
● Cover letter and resume
● 3 letters of reference
● ASA Application for Employment found at www.goasa.org

Front Office / Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Assistant provides support to the school operations team by working closely with the front office staff in areas of student health, internal communication, student records, and external messaging. This full-time position serves as an integral member of the office support staff. This person must demonstrate the ability to prioritize tasks and adapt to the meet the needs of a fast-paced environment.

The Administrative Assistant reports directly to the Office Administrator.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintains accurate internal and external calendars which includes performances, extra-
    curricular activities, and community events
  • Post job descriptions in a multitude of sites
  • Responsible for communication to parents using SchoolMessenger
  • Responsible for front desk:
    • Phones
    • Greeting the parents/students/community members
    • Determining the urgency of phone/in person assistance
    • Monitoring the main gate and allowing entry onto campus
  • Provides standardized testing support to Vice Principal during state testing
  • Posts daily announcements in Synergy
  • Comfortable using Synergy (SIS)
    • Pulling reports
    • Demographic information
  • Supports health aide by administering 1st aid/ medications and contacting parents
  • Supports attendance clerk to ensure accurate attendance

Performs other duties as assigned by the Office Administrator to support efficient office operations

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma
  • Minimum of 2 years college
  • 1-2 years of prior related work experience
  • Knowledge of:
    • Office practices, procedures, equipment, computers, telephone etiquette, and letter
      writing
  • Proficient in computer skills (word, excel, Microsoft Office, & SIS)
  • Have a valid IVP Fingerprint clearance card
  • Bilingual – Spanish


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Characteristics

  • Performs routine-to-moderately complex clerical work to ensure the efficient and effective office operations
  • Maintains confidentiality
  • Focuses on solutions and works well in team environment
  • Possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrates ability to remain professional in an environment with frequent interruptions
  • Exhibits strong and ability to handle multiple projects to meet deadlines

Salary and Benefits: Commensurate with experience. Member of ASRS

Interested candidates should submit the following via email to jbledsoe@goasa.org

  • Cover letter, Resume, three letters of reference, and the ASA Application for Employment found on our website.

 

 

Part Time Custodian Job Description

The Custodian will perform a variety of custodial tasks. The Custodian will work closely with the Facilities  Supervisor and Operations Director to keep the buildings in such a state of operating excellence that they  present no problems or interruptions to the educational program. 

This position reports directly to the Facilities Supervisor, with oversight provide by the Operations  Director. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES 

Provide building custodial services as outlined including, but not limited to: 

  • Sweep, dust, vacuum, scrub, wax and polish floors 
  • Clean and Disinfect restrooms and conduct mid-day restroom checks with touch-up as needed Clean and Disinfect classrooms 
  • Clean hallways, sidewalks and other areas 
  • Wash windows, walls, woodwork and equipment 
  • Empty trash receptacles 
  • Stock restrooms and classrooms with paper products as needed 
  • Move furniture and equipment for cleaning and special events 
  • Operate equipment including, but not limited to: 
  • Hand tools, buffer, vacuum, PC, telephone, auto-scrubber, blower, wet-dry vacuum, sidewalk  sweeper, carpet cleaner, etc. 
  • Understand and apply the safety-related precautions as outlined in the MSDS. Understand the school emergency response plan. 
  • Report safety hazards or needs for major repairs to Facilities Supervisor and/or Operations Director Responsible for building security during various times of the day. 
  • Ability to work Monday – Friday, 2:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. (with some flexibility) Physical Demands 
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee  to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be  made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands  and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, and talk or hear. The employee frequently is  required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee  frequently must squat, stoop or kneel, reach above the head and reach forward. The employee  
  • continuously uses hand-strength to grasp tool and climbs onto ladders. The employee will frequently  bend or twist at the neck and trunk more than the average person while performing the duties of this  job. 
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to fifty 50 pounds such as cleaning supplies and  pails. Occasionally the employee will lift and/or move up to ninety (90) pounds such as copy paper  and bulk furniture. The employee will push/pull items such as tables and scrubbing machines. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth  perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 
  • MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 
  • High School diploma or equivalent Prior experience in custodial services preferred 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS 

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with administrators and school  personnel. 
  • Ability to relate to public, staff and students in a positive manner
  • Ability to lift and manipulate equipment and materials weighing up to fifty (50) pounds 
  • Ability to operate job-related equipment in a safe manner 
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in writing as well as verbally 

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic  backgrounds.
  • Ability to speak a second language 
  • Work Year: 12-months / Part-Time 

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply at: 

https://goasa.org/work-for-asa/ 

Please send inquiries and information to employment@goasa.org