Somerville Public Schools
Employment Opportunities


Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3436246 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: February 11, 2021 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR

Multilingual Learner Education Program
Assessment and Placement Liaison

Job Goal: Coordinate assessment and identification of Multilingual Learners and determine appropriate placement in programs. Communicate with families, school personnel, Enrollment Specialists, and MLE Office about assessment and placement. Maintain data, forms, and reporting related to new and returning MLE student enrollment.

•BA required, Masters in Language, Literacy, Linguistics or related field preferred
•Computer literacy; familiarity with data management and student information systems, google docs and forms
•Familiarity with WIDA Standards and Assessments
•Detail oriented, ability to manage multiple tasks
•Ability to communicate effectively with multiple stakeholders
•Bilingual in Spanish and/or Portuguese required

Assess and determine Multilingual Learners need for services and placement in programs district-wide including:
•Coordinate and conduct initial and assessment of students’ English Language Proficiency
•Coordinate and conduct Native Language Proficiency assessment when applicable
•Maintain assessment calendar with consideration for high volume periods of enrollment
•Facilitate training of staff in the use of Assessment Tools as needed
•Conduct Academic Records review for placement
•Facilitate SLIFE Identification procedures and communication with school based teams
•Maintain new student data in Aspen
•Participate in MLE, Enrollment Office meetings and Professional Development
•Organize and maintain new student tracking systems to facilitate communication among MLE Department, receiving schools, and Enrollment Office
•Convene interdepartmental task teams to review and improve processes as needed
•Maintain current knowledge of assessment tools and updates in WIDA Standards and compliance requirements

Family Communication:
•Coordinate with families for scheduling assessment
•Provide information to families about their rights and responsibilities in regard to student assessment and program placement

Data Management and Compliance Tasks
•Monitor new student data entry and record keeping
•Ensure 100% compliance in MLE and enrollment forms

Position Reports to: District Administrator of English Learner Education, Family and Community Partnerships Department or designee.

•Applications are only accepted online through School Spring.
•Please do not mail or email resumes. Only resumes that are submitted through School Spring will be considered.
•Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at

Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1

Welcome to Somerville Public Schools!

Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools. Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
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    Contact Information
    Paulina Mitropoulos
    8 Bonair St
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02145
    Phone: 617-625-6600