Career Academy Specialist - Community Outreach Academy - Grades 9-12
License and Certification Qualifications: Meets Georgia certification requirements in appropriate field of education.
Education Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in applicable field of education from a Professional Standards Commission (PSC) approved college or university required.
Experience Qualifications: Previous teaching experience preferred. Background in community outreach programs preferred.
Skills Qualifications: Knowledge of Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS) curriculum; knowledge of techniques for integrating curriculum, GCPS policies, and effective instructional practices; ability to understand the teaching/learning process; ability to infuse technology into instruction to increase student learning; ability to work effectively with administrators, colleagues, central office, and school based staff, students, parents, and community; excellent oral and written communication skills; and effective human relations skills.
Primary Responsibilities: Responsible for building relationships with students parents, informing parents and community about school activities and positive accomplishments made by the school, and establishing and maintaining strong educational partnerships for purposes of continued support and sustainability.
1. Assist the local school by developing and building relationships with students' parents.
a. Responsible for informing students' parents of the resources available to support student achievement.
2. Plan, execute, and manage programs at the local school that provide educational and service opportunities for students.
3. Serve as the liaison between the local school and community agencies to communicate school accomplishments and establish strong partnerships for continued support and sustainability.
a. Communicate school activities and accomplishments to the community.
4. Promote parental involvement activities, events, and programs that foster achievement for students.
5. Monitor issues that impact student achievement and develop interventions to overcome barriers.
6. Research and anticipate issues and opportunities likely to be significant to student achievement.
7. Collaborate with colleagues to maximize the potential of current school operations to improve student achievement.
8. Participate in professional growth and professional learning activities.
9. Interact in a professional manner with students, parents, and staff.
a. Work cooperatively with school administrators, other support personnel, teachers, parents, students, and community agencies.
10. Perform other duties as assigned.