Media Specialist

Posted 3 years ago
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The instructional media specialist is the member of the educational team who has the primary responsibility of helping students to maximize their potential through the utilization of print and non-print informational sources.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


A. Instructional/Curricular Management


1. Conducts orientation and provides instruction in the use of the media center for students and staff.

2. Maintains a working knowledge of the school curriculum and selects materials that are an integral part of that curriculum.


B. Professional and Personal Attitudes and Characteristics


3. Encourages and motivates pupils toward appropriate levels of success, responsibility and independence.

4. Complies with administrative policies within the department, school and district.

5. Shows evidence of professional growth.

6. Communicates effectively.

7. Is receptive to new educational approaches, technological progress and various points of view.

8. Maintains professional behavior.

9. Shows respect, concern and warmth for children and adults.


C. Administrative and Technical Performance


Promotes the use of the media center program, collection and services.

Supervises or executes the tasks of processing, organizing, circulating and purchasing materials.



May directly supervise employees. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and negotiated agreements. Responsibilities include training employees, planning, assigning and directing work.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, colleagues and administration. Ability to read, analyze and interpret testing and survey results, financial reports and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from students, parents, agencies, teachers or members of the school community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conforms to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to administration, staff, public groups, and/or Board of Education.



Valid certificate/license as issued by the Ohio Department of Education



Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program. Ability to plan and implement lessons based on school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, peers, parents and community. Ability to speak clearly and concisely in written or oral communication. Ability to perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies. Ability to use computers for classroom instruction and record keeping. Ability to use other advanced technology, software applications and trouble shoot problems as they arise.



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, sit and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms, use hands to finger, handle or feel. The employee occasionally is required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.


The proper Ohio Licensure is required.  You must meet Highly Qualified status for the Ohio Department of Education to be eligible for this job.

Working Conditions:

Elementary School Setting

Application Procedure:

Apply Online Only  - Please attach all documents to this online application to be considered.


Posted By

Sycamore Community Schools

7400 Cornell Rd , Cincinnati, OH 45242

At the following locations

Symmes Elementary School

11820 Enyart Rd , Cincinnati, OH 45242