Atlantis Charter School

Fall River, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3050503
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : February 5, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

The Academy/Career Specialist provides leadership in the development and implementation of a comprehensive career education program that promotes knowledge of careers within the Academies of STEM, Arts and Culture, Business and Entrepreneurship, Medical Tech, Health and Sports Medicine and Teacher Education. Under the direction of the Site Leader or his/her designee, the Academy/Career Specialist is committed to Atlantis Charter School Board of Trustee’s policies regarding equity, human rights and cross cultural understanding.
TITLE: Academy/Career Specialist

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree in related field required. Master’s degree preferred. Years of related experience may be substituted for education requirement.
2-3 years previous experience working as a career counselor or guidance counselor with high school students preferred
Knowledge of career and technical education programs required
Knowledge of community resources, employment opportunities and other related programs required
Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student population and maintain effective working relationships with school staff, parents and community partners
Ability to multi-task, organize workflow, work well in high pressure environment and meet deadlines
Ability to work collaboratively to foster the success of others
Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office software
Ability to relate well to others and ability to motivate students.
Ability to work effectively with others.

REPORTS TO: Site Leader(s)


While actual roles and responsibilities will vary depending on individual circumstances, the Career/Academy Specialist will generally be required to perform some or all of the following tasks. Note that this list is not all-inclusive and that the administrator may also assign other tasks he/she deems appropriate.

1. Under the direction of the Site Leaders, provides leadership in the development and implementation of a comprehensive career education program infused into the curriculum.
2. Supports the guidance counselor in providing career education services for a diverse student population in grades 7-12 that emphasize development of long-range educational and career plans.
3. Helps students explore their interests and abilities through a wide range of career awareness and assessment activities.
4. Assists students in researching careers they are interested in and in discovering what careers would match their skills and personalities.
5. Works with counselor and parents to help students establish a career plan(s) with goals and objectives.
6. Works with counselor to assist students in selecting appropriate academic, career and technical education programs to help students reach their career goals.
7. Helps students find information on post-secondary education and training opportunities.
8. Encourages students to explore non-traditional employment and training opportunities.
9. Provides guidance to teachers and students in the development of student portfolios and other documents needed by students to secure and maintain employment.
10. Based on assessments of student interest, researches possible partnership and collaborations that will support the Academies.
11. Establishes partnerships with local area businesses that will support real world experiences for the career interests of students in the established Academies.
12. Schedules on-site and/or off-site opportunities for students to learn and explore different careers.
13. Works cooperatively with business partners, teachers counselor and site leaders in the planning and delivery of programs, projects and/or activities that focus on helping students to acquire appropriate workplace readiness skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed for successful employment and continuing education.
14. Attends appropriate system-wide career and technical education meetings, support staff meetings and counselor meetings.
Additional Requirements
1. Performs other duties as assigned;
Cultural Standards
1. Establishes and maintains cooperative and effective working relationships with all members of school community to carry out responsibilities;
2. Interacts professionally with a diverse range of constituents;
3. Maintains an attendance record that meets or exceeds an acceptable standard as defined by ACS policy.
4. Takes responsibility and accountability for assigned tasks, projects, and duties while maintaining a professional manner.
5. Makes efficient use of time by organizing and prioritizing work efficiently.
6. Presents a professional appearance by adhering to ACS dress code.
7. Is actively engaged in job/career growth by attending inservice programs, professional development, educational courses and seminars.
8. Actively listens and responds in a respectful non-confrontational manner to the opinions of others.
9. Fosters positive attitude in the workplace.
10. Maintains and respects strict confidentiality of any sensitive information related to Atlantis Charter School, its faculty, staff and students.

An annual performance evaluation of the Academy/Career Specialist will be conducted by the Site Leaders or his/her designee.

Follows 10 month schedule. Salary as negotiated per contract.

Ability to walk, sit and stand for long periods. Regularly uses computer keyboard, requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity. Occasional travel between school buildings.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $ 40,000 to $ 75,000 Per Year
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  • Welcome to Atlantis Charter School!

    Atlantis Charter School, based in Fall River, Massachusetts, is a leading public charter school that serves nearly 1,300 students in kindergarten through 12th grade across the South Coast region. Founded in 1995, its mission is to provide students with an education second to none, yielding life-long academic excellence and learning skills. Today, Atlantis is ranked among the highest-performing public charter schools in the Commonwealth.

    In 2017, Atlantis launched five (5) ground-breaking career academies designed to prepare an educated 21st century workforce and drive economic development. The high-school academy program, which was strategically designed in collaboration with industry and high-education partners, serves as the school’s organizational and operational career development platform. Students can choose to study a desired career path, engage in hands-on instruction and gain exposure to real-life work environments. The academies currently include:

    Business and Entrepreneurship
    STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
    Arts, Culture and Design
    Teacher Development
    Health, Med-Tech, Sports Medicine

    In the spring of 2018, Atlantis completed the construction of a new state-of-the-art campus. The 98,000-square-foot, multiple building facility sits on 43 acres of land overlooking South Watuppa Pond, and includes a new gymnasium and community athletic complex with a track and field.

    Students are enrolled at Atlantis through a blind lottery, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, ethnicity, age, mental or physical disability, ancestry, athletic performance, sexual orientation, proficiency in the English language or foreign language, prior academic performance or any other legally protected status. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Atlantis Charter School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Position classroom teaching and planning and outreach in the community to build connections.
    • At least 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. Please briefly describe your experience working with students at the High School level.
      Short Essay (Answer limited TO 600 characters, including spaces)
    • 2. Are you certified in the area of this position?
    • 3. Do you have certifications in other areas?
    • 4. Do you have any previous experience working in a co-taught classroom?
    • 5. How many years of classroom teaching experience do you have?
      Brief Response (Answer limited TO 200 characters, including spaces)
    • 6. Have you ever previously interviewed for a position with Atlantis?
    • 7. What is the best way to reach you?
      Brief Response (Answer limited TO 200 characters, including spaces)
    • 8. Please describe your interest in working for a charter school.
      Short Essay (Answer limited TO 600 characters, including spaces)
    • 9. Please briefly describe your experience as it relates to this position.
      Short Essay (Answer limited TO 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Kristi Oliveira , Human Resources Director
    • 991 Jefferson Street
    • Fall River, Massachusetts 02721
    • Phone: 508-646-6410 ext 1361
    • Fax: 508-672-1551
    • Email: click here

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