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Title Teacher/Learning Coach Full or Part Time
Salary TBD / Hourly or Salary depending on position
Start Date 2019-08-16
Location Rock Tavern, NY 12575
Job Information

The Birch School is a mixed-age learning community of students ages 6 – 17.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and creative person to fill the role of Teacher/Learning Coach for the 2019-2020 school year.

Teachers at Birch collaborate with other teachers, work with students individually and in groups, and are constantly working to meet the learning needs of students.
Birch embraces Project-based learning, multi-disciplinary explorations, student-centered learning, and community involvement.

The position would be responsible for a group of 6 – 12 students, mixed ages. Most learning areas/subjects are the responsibility of this person, with some shared teaching as part of the schedule.

Ideally this person would have experience with students who have learning differences, such as ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, giftedness, and be positive and creative in meeting different students’ different needs.

We are seeking someone special: We are looking for someone who would like to experiment with the newest ideas about teaching and learning. We are looking for someone who wants to work in a collegial setting where the school community, students and staff, meet regularly in a consensus group process circle to solve problems and plan. We are looking for someone for whom connection with nature and kindly interaction with their community are as important as any other aspect of school.

We are looking for someone for whom these values are so important that they are willing to forego the lucrative public-school teacher compensation, and consider joining our small, sometimes struggling team in this collaborative adventure called The Birch School. Our five-member teaching team works with three dozen students to achieve self-directed, project based learning in a collaborative, friendly atmosphere, where kindness, generosity and emotional well-being are central values.

If you are afraid that the standardized public school environment may not work for you-

If you are concerned with the contradictions of State Ed policy and testing-

If you have learned new ideas about teaching and learning that YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PURSUE within the public school schedule, scope and sequence-

If you would like to try out new ideas with the encouragement and supervision of an energetic Director who is at the forefront of new ideas in education, and alongside colleagues who are engaged using those ideas to create projects and experiences for their students in classes of 7 to 12 students-

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Title Administrative Assistant
Salary hourly based on previous experience and relevant skills $11-$16
Start Date 2015-01-15
Location Varies: Rock Tavern, your home, possibility of Westtown late June – late August
Job Information

Scheduling Interviews Now!

Adminstrative Assistant
15-20 flexible hours per week. Possibly more in Spring, negotiable.
Must be available some hours between the hours of 9:00 – 2:00 at minimum.

Some hours will be at The Birch School in Rock Tavern, preferable for most/all hours to be completed there. Some options to complete work at home.

Skills Required:

COMPUTER SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE:
Computer literate, must know basic Word, Excel, e-mail etc.
Twitter, FaceBook Pages, Instagram, DropBox, GoogleDocs, a plus.
Know (or motivated to learn) database and email management program Constant Contact and MailChimp.
WordPress and basic HTML/CSS knowledge is preferable.
WordPress Plugins, BuddyPress, user management, page creation and updating, etc. a huge plus.
Knowledge of Open Source tools, specifically OpenSIS, and/or MySQL is a bonus.

ADMINISTRATIVE SKILLS:
Able to act in professional manner with business partners, advertising representatives, clients, regulatory agencies.
Basic office skills, such as simple letter writing, document editing, printing, collation, proof-reading, filing, organization, managing outreach materials,keeping calendar etc.
Comfortable speaking on the phone.
Able to see a task through to completion, and seek assistance where necessary.
Good communicator, self organizer,
independent worker, while still acting as an essential part of the core team.

Supportive and enthusiastic about alternative learning options.
Ready to become part of an evolving team.
Desire to communicate clearly.
Willingness to participate in conscious team group process meetings.
An innovative and experimental attitude.
A good problem-solver.
Someone who likes kids and enjoys working with their families.
An optimistic attitude who enjoys working together with others on a project they are passionate about.
A willingness to take risks, make mistakes, and constantly improve the organization.

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