Springfield Public Schools

Springfield , MA ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2902503
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 8, 2018

Job Description

School Culture Coordinator

Grade Level: 6-8

Start Date: July 1 (tentative)

Location: The Rise Program at Van Sickle


About the Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership

In 2015, the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and Springfield Public Schools partnered to form the Springfield Empowerment Zone Partnership (SEZP). SEZP is committed to ensuring that the middle and high schools in “The Zone” are engaging environments where teachers receive the supports they need to grow professionally, and students have the opportunity to acquire the academic and personal skills to succeed in the college or career of their choice.


Each SEZP school has the autonomy to craft and implement its own, unique vision for success and receives support from an ecosystem of national-caliber partners. Furthermore, Teacher Leadership Teams at each school ensure that teacher voice is heard and that there is strong communication between school administration and staff.


About the Rise Program at Van Sickle Academy

Rise is a new school founded in the Springfield Empowerment Zone with 6th grade in the 2016-17 school year and 7th grade in 2017-18 school year. In 2018-19 we will add the 8th grade to become a fully grown middle school. Rise is a boundary school, serving all students who live within the zone, but uses methods proven successful at high-performing schools including high expectations for work and behavior, extended time, schoolwide rewards and consequences, and parental involvement. We are currently hiring our founding 8th grade team.


School Culture Coordinator Responsibilities:

The School Culture Coordinator will work to ensure that students demonstrate dramatic student achievement gains and internalize the school’s values. The School Culture Coordinator will help lead the school’s efforts to create a positive, structured, consistent, caring, and disciplined school culture.


Responsibilities of this position may include:

  • Maintain and further develop a joyful, structured, achievement-oriented school culture
  • Provide proactive, daily support to teachers and students to maintain high behavioral expectations
  • Help manage student referrals to the office
  • Support intervention plans and accommodations for students with behavioral difficulties
  • Manage the hallway and other coverage as needed

We are seeking team players committed to the SEZP mission, high expectations, and their own professional growth. 


Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma, GED, or equivalent

Desired Skills

  • A deep desire to work with educationally underserved student populations and their families;
  • An unwavering commitment to the academic success and personal development of our students;
  • An eagerness to set ambitious, challenging, and tangible goals, and a relentless drive to achieve them; 
  • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment and a capacity to remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges; 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including strong public speaking skills; 
  • A sense of humility;
  • Experience in an urban setting



SEZP offers a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Staff in SEZP qualify for benefits (personal/sick days, health insurance, etc.) offered to other teachers in the Springfield Public Schools.


Positions will be filled on a rolling basis; applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. Please contact with any questions.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Category : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
  • Welcome TO Springfield Public Schools!

    Thank you for your interest in the Springfield Public Schools.

    The Springfield Public School district is committed to hiring a diverse pool of qualified educators, administrators, and non-instructional support staff.

    The Springfield Public Schools is a large and diverse urban district with over 4,800 employees. We serve over 25,000 students in 52 schools. The district has a highly committed staff, a strong school committee, and very supportive community partnerships.

    The Springfield Promise: A Culture of Equity and Proficiency will ensure the delivery of an educational experience in which all learners achieve success. Springfield is proud to offer some of the most progressive educational programming in the nation, including specialized magnet schools at the elementary, middle and high school levels. Springfield offers the International Baccalaureate program, Montessori, STEM, Expeditionary Learning Schools, and non-traditional educational programs.

    Be part of The Springfield Promise--If you are committed to fostering excellence in all students, effective in enabling your students to achieve high levels of academic success, like to work collaboratively as part of a team, have strong content and pedagogical knowledge, and embrace and value diversity-- The Springfield Public Schools is the place for you.

    VISION : The Springfield Promise: A Culture of Equity and Proficiency

    To provide the highest quality of education so that all of our students are empowered to realize their full?potential and lead fulfilling lives as lifelong learners, responsible citizens and leaders in the 21st Century.

    To accomplish this work, it will take the support and assistance of everyone: students, parents, teachers, support staff, administrators
    and the community. Through an aligned management system, each of the following strategic priorities will serve to help ensure system?wide accountability:
    • High Academic Achievement For 21st Century Success
    • Safe Learning and Working Environment
    • Highly Qualified and Effective Staff
    • Effective Parent and Community Partnerships
    • Appropriate Use of Resources and Equitable Funding
    • Accountable Leadership
    • Effective Communications
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    • Teamwork, Trust and Mutual Respect are Expected
    • Everyone will Share in the Accountability
    • Our Core Business is Teaching and Learning
    • Parents and Community are our Partners
    If WE are clear in our expectations, focus on the instructional core, provide appropriate support, monitor performance with
    shared accountability?
    WE will dramatically improve student achievement and close the achievement gap.
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