LIBRARY LEARNING COMMONS ASSISTANT

Open Window School

Bellevue , Washington ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2876299
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 15, 2017
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The Library Learning Commons (LLC) Assistant works in partnership with, and at the direction of, the Library Learning Commons Director to implement the curriculum with Kindergarten-8th grade students, provide supervision, and maintain the library. This is a full time position and lasts the duration of the school year.

The LLC Assistant position is an extraordinary opportunity for a responsible, organized, detail-oriented person who enjoys working with children. This opportunity is suitable for either longer term interest or for gaining experience before pursuing a lead library or teaching position after June 2018.

Requirements:
Applicants must meet the following requirements to be considered for the position.
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Experience with technology
• Experience working with children, preferably in a classroom or library setting
• Knowledge of, or willingness to learn about, contemporary children’s and young adult literature

The following skills, knowledge, and abilities may enhance an applicant’s candidacy.
• Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS)
• Familiarity with library processes and systems
• Experience with intellectually gifted children
• Experience working with and being part of a diverse community

Expectations:
• Maintain cordial, flexible, and professional relationships with colleagues and parents
• Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
• Provide library services to the student, teacher, and parent communities
• Maintain a library environment that is welcoming and inclusive to our diverse families and staff
• Build students’ confidence and self-esteem as you come to know them as learners and individuals
• Practice and model respect for individual differences, learning styles and rates of learning
• Encourage the development of shared community values, such as honesty, kindness and respect

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:
• Supervising students in the library during recess and breaks
• Running story times, teaching information literacy skills, and checking out materials
• Administrative assistance and clerical tasks including photocopying, mounting displays, reconciling the budget, updating databases and spreadsheets, delivering materials to classrooms, processing new books, setting up for and tidying after classes, and other tasks as assigned
• Offering support with database and e-book access and other forms of technology
• Communicating with and assisting teachers and parent volunteers
• Supervising middle school study hall, held in the LLC each afternoon

Hours: 40 hours per week, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Compensation and Benefits:
• This is a non-exempt position that is eligible for overtime pay
• Rate of Pay: $18-20 per hour, depending upon experience
• This position qualifies for Open Window’s generous benefits package, including employer paid medical, dental, and vision benefits

To Apply:
Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their interest in and qualifications for this position, resume, and have three professional references available if requested.
Email: jobs@ows.org
Subject line: LLCA – Your last name
Applicants who do not use the specific subject line will not be able to be considered for the position.

Learn more about our amazing school community at www.openwindowschool.org.

Open Window School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, or other status legally protected by local, state, or federal law. We encourage minority applicants to apply.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > Gifted & Talented
    Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist
  • Welcome TO Open Window School!

    Founded in 1983 to provide an educational environment specially designed for gifted learners, Open Window is a school “For Gifted Kids Who Love to Learn.” The learning environment provides a challenging academic curriculum blended with nurturing support from teachers that prepares students for long-term success.

    Open Window is fully accredited by NWAIS (Northwest Association of Independent Schools). Current enrollment is 310, kindergarten through eighth grade. The school is located on Cougar Mountain, southeast of Bellevue, WA. Learn more about us...


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