Spec Instructional

Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, Tennessee

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Date Posted February 19, 2021
Industry K-12: Independent/Private
Specialty Not Specified
Certification Needed
Job Status Not Specified
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Job Title:
Specialist - Instructional
FLSA/Exemption Code (if exempt):
Job Code & Family
83010; Teachers
Revision Date:
Salary Plan & Pay Grade:
Certificated, BA
Revised By:
Denise Bourke
EEO Code:
507; Other Classroom Teachers
Comp Reviewed By:
Sheila Armstrong
Grant Funded?
# of months; # of days:
10-mos/200 days


REPORTS TO: School Principal and Teacher

DEPARTMENT NAME: Various Schools

JOB SUMMARY (2-3 sentences): Provides academic assistance to at-risk students who are struggling academically. Designs and implements the instructional intervention in collaboration with the teacher of record. Provides an evaluation of student progress to the educational team working with the student but does not provide grades.

PRIMARY JOB FUNCTIONS: List, in the order of time spent, the essential tasks performed by the position. Employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required:

Job Responsibility 1:

Collects, analyzes and utilizes student assessment data as a basis for instruction in collaboration with the teacher of record.

Job Responsibility 2:

Attends and participates in staff meetings, planning/training sessions. Participates in joint curriculum planning sessions.

Job Responsibility 3:

Provides an evaluation of student progress to the educational team working with the student but does not provide grades.

Job Responsibility 4:

Designs and implements the instructional intervention in collaboration with the teacher of record.

Job Responsibility 5:

Provides instructional support as part of classroom instruction assisting the teacher and in small group instruction outside of the classroom instructional time.

Job Responsibility 6:

Implements strategies outlined within the school’s improvement plan.

Job Responsibility 7:

Develops a good relationship with the students that allows for a safe academic environment.

Job Responsibility 8:

Records student progress and provides feedback to teachers.


DATA RESPONSIBILITY: “Data Responsibility” refers to information, knowledge, and conceptions obtained by observation, investigation, interpretation, visualization, and mental creation. Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations.

Compares or inspects data, people, or things against a standard.

PEOPLE RESPONSIBILITY: “People Responsibility” refers to individuals who have contact with or are influenced by the position.

Follows instructions of supervisor.

ASSETS RESPONSIBILITY: “Assets Responsibility” refers to the responsibility for achieving economies or preventing loss within the organization.

Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving moderate economies and/or preventing moderate losses through the management or handling of supplies of high value or moderate amounts of money.

MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS: “Mathematics” deals with quantities, magnitudes, and forms and their relationships and attributes by the use of numbers and symbols.

Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; may compute ratios, rates, and percentages.

COMMUNICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: “Communications” involves the ability to read, write, and speak.

Reads technical instructions, charts, and/or procedures manuals; composes routine reports and completes job forms; speaks compound sentences using standard grammar.

COMPLEXITY OF WORK: “Complexity of Work” addresses the analysis, initiative, ingenuity, creativity, and concentration required by the position and the presence of any unusual pressures.

Performs semi-routine work involving set procedures and rules, but with frequent problems; requires normal attention with short periods of concentration for accurate results or occasional exposure to unusual pressure.

IMPACT OF DECISIONS: “Impact of Decisions” refers to consequences such as damage to property, loss of data or property, exposure of the organization to legal liability, or injury or death to individuals.

Makes decisions with moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens.

EQUIPMENT USAGE: “Equipment Usage” refers to inanimate objects such as substances, materials, machines, tools, equipment, work aids, or products. A thing is tangible and has shape, form, and other physical characteristics.

Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving moderate latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items.

SAFETY OF OTHERS: “Safety of Others” refers to the responsibility for other people’s safety, either inherent in the job or to assure the safety of the general public.

Requires considerable responsibility for the safety and health of others and/or continuous enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.


EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: “Education Requirements” refers to job specific training and education required for entry into the position.

Bachelors’ degree in Education.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: “Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations” refers to professional, state, or federal licenses, certifications, or registrations required to enter the position.

Teacher Certificate required.

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: “Experience Requirements” refers to the amount of work experience that is required for entry into the position that would result in reasonable expectation that the person can perform the tasks required by the position.

More specific degree, certification, and experience requirements will be included in the position announcement as vacancies occur.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: “Physical Demands” refers to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.

Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment.

UNAVOIDABLE HAZARDS: “Unavoidable Hazards” refers to unusual conditions in the work environment that may cause illness or injury.

The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.

SENSORY (ADA) REQUIREMENTS: “Sensory Requirements” refers to hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell necessary to perform the tasks required by the position efficiently.

The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, and speaking.


Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA requires MNPS to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

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