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Advisor (High School Teacher)

Advisor (High School Teacher)
Providence, RI
Position: Advisor (High School Teacher)
Reports to: Building Principal or Leader
Employment Status: Full Time, permanent, academic year
Salary Range: $43,623 (step 1) - $75,004 (step 10)/year - placement on step schedule is based on years of teaching exerience
Start Date: Immediately
Application Date: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

Position Overview: An advisor at a Big Picture Learning school plays a complex role. An advisor is responsible for navigating and guiding the learning process with 15-20 students for 2-4 years. The advisor is a part of each student’s Learning Plan team, along with the student, parent and mentor. The advisor guides this team to support and coach the student’s learning process. The advisor is a generalist who can support student work around each Learning Goal. An advisor is not only a teacher. They take on aspects of administration, guidance, management, recruitment, public engagement and more. As a result, advising can be a very rewarding and intense experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Implement, by instruction and action, the BPL philosophy of education
Facilitate trimester learning plan meetings with each student and his or her family
Forecast the educational needs of each student based on their interests and abilities
Identify learning opportunities and internships for students
Facilitate internship searches through phone calls, shadow days, and informational interviews to ensure that each student has an internship
Monitor student internships through site visits (bi-weekly), phone calls (weekly), and mentor meetings (monthly)
Report on each student’s educational and social progress in detail through trimester narratives, phone calls to parents, and weekly student meetings
Run at least two sessions with advisory per day on non-internship days
Attend weekly staff meetings, monthly Professional Development days, and yearly training sessions
Facilitate additional educational and health services for each advisee as needed
Create a positive culture of learning
Maintain complete and factual records (transcripts) on each student as required by school and law
Work with staff on strategies for grade levels, school, and network
Make provisions to be available to students and parents for education-related reasons outside of the school day when necessary
Aside from working in the beautiful cities of Providence and Newport (our campuses are pretty amazing!), we offer a comprehensive employee benefits package. This includes comprehensive medical and prescription drug plans, Health Reimbursement Account (HRA), Dental, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), 403(b) Retirement Plan, Vision, Life and AD&D, Voluntary Life Insurance, Short Term Disability and Long Term Disability Insurance,. In addition, we offer generous paid time off benefits – including vacation, personal and sick time, holidays and leave for new parents – combined with a number of unpaid leave opportunities that support a healthy balance of work and personal responsibilities.
Required Qualifications & Skills:
Bachelor’s Degree
Appropriate State or Rhode Island Teaching Certificate(s)-Secondary Level
Basic knowledge of all teaching subjects and a specialty in a specific area
Basic knowledge of pedagogical theories, perspectives, and developments within education
Basic classroom management skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Access to reliable transportation with clean driving record

Preferred Skills and Experience:
Masters Degree preferred
Excellent problem-solving skills, multi-tasking abilities
Ability to demonstrate competency in other content areas beyond certification content, particularly in Math, Science, and Literacy
Resiliency, ability to improvise and work through uncertainties
A sense of humor
Contact Careers @ the Met
Phone: 401.752.23521
325 Public Street, Providence, RI 02905