Master Teacher/ Academic Dean 

Fusion Academy, Burlington, Massachusetts

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Date Posted December 02, 2019
Industry K-12: Independent/Private
Specialty Not Specified
Certification Needed
Job Status
Salary Not Specified

Description:

Fusion Academy is a revolutionary alternative, accredited private school for grades 6-12 that offers a fully individualized classroom: one student, one teacher. As the nationwide leader in one to one schooling, Fusion Academy has campuses throughout the country.

Every student at Fusion is unique - some students are accelerated learners; some need flexible scheduling; and others have special learning needs due to attention challenges, learning differences, or social and emotional difficulties. No matter why students come to Fusion, our model is simple - through compassion and acceptance, Fusion students learn on their terms, on their schedule, and in their learning style.

Our model is a unique academic program offering services year-round on a rolling admissions basis. Our environment is highly personal and socially inclusive. Equal emphasis is placed on students' emotional well-being as it is on academic achievements. In addition to full time enrollment, students at Fusion Academy may take a class for credit or enroll in our tutoring/mentoring program.

The Fusion culture offers a special place to work, teach, and learn. Fusionites are a special brand of educators--they are creative, passionate, embrace change, and have fun! They communicate honestly and with compassion to both students and colleagues. People join the Fusion family for more than just a paycheck; they seek to work with peers who share these values. And because Fusion is growing rapidly, we offer considerable opportunity for career advancement throughout the country.

Master Teacher/ Academic Dean

Position Summary

The Master Teacher is responsible for providing administrative support to the Head of School, overseeing and supporting all of the teachers on campus, ensuring that the academic program and curriculum are robust, adaptable, innovative, and meet state standards, and maintaining their own part-time teaching schedule in their content area of expertise.

Requirements for this position include a Bachelor's degree and at least three years of teaching and/or school administration experience is preferred. Experience with students with learning differences and ADHD is a plus. Candidates must be able to demonstrate leadership potential, a significant understanding of various teaching methods, patience, and a problem-solving approach to issues. Our ideal candidate is an outgoing, well-organized individual who is eager to work in a highly dynamic, energetic school setting.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Support hiring process as needed: post positions, screen resumes, interview, conduct mock teaching sessions, process new hire paperwork

  • Facilitate all components of teacher training and keep required documentation

  • New teacher mentor and support

  • Oversee the academic program

  • Support teachers with academic curriculum questions

  • Conduct regular classroom observations, provide feedback to teachers, and assist Head of School with teacher evaluations

  • Provide ongoing informal teacher training and support

  • Help staff navigate company systems and processes

  • Train, support, and audit teacher record keeping and Fusion processes

  • Assist with student and staff emergent issues

  • Assist with campus events

  • Participate in leadership meetings

  • Continuously enhance Fusion culture and happiness factor with students and staff

  • Communicate frequently with the Head of School providing feedback on staff issues, feedback, and evaluations

  • Meet weekly with the Head of School to discuss administrative needs

  • Oversee the administration of formal assessment tools and surveys, disseminate the results, and incorporate results to support goal planning for both students and campus

  • Other duties as assigned

Candidate must have knowledge and/or experience in:

  • Monitoring and enhancing an academic program.

  • Creating and executing a vibrant staff culture.

  • Being an invaluable member of the campus leadership team.

  • Creating raving fans out of students, parents, teachers, and the community.

Competencies Required:

  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.

  • Strong customer focus and understanding of servant leadership.

  • Patience and problem solving approach when addressing issues.

  • Ability to handle a fast-paced environment and embrace change with flexibility.

  • Highly organized with the ability to constantly multitask.

  • Understand and possess a commitment to execute core systems and processes.

  • Ability to speak clearly and concisely in written and oral communication.

  • Solid listening and communicating skills.

  • Ability to interpret and apply data.

  • Ability to effectively utilize standards and student performance to individualize the student experience.

  • Well versed in technology and ability to teach others new technologies.

  • Motivation to achieve goals and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to direct and empower others.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.

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