Start Date: 2022-2023 School Year

Location: Columbia Heights Campus

Reports to: Principal / Director of Special Education

OVERVIEW

Prodeo Academy, a network of public charter schools serving the Twin Cities, is a meaningful education solution closing the opportunity gap through data-driven instruction in a culture based on a foundation of five core values: Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Development, and Engagement. Shared expectations around these values enhance the opportunity for our scholars to reach their full potential. We are looking for team members committed to helping our students access greater opportunities, achieve future success, and contribute to the vitality of our community.

VISION FOR POSITION

The Educational Assistant is a committed member of a school team closing the achievement gap. The Educational Assistant serves as academic or behavioral support to a student or a small group of students in the classroom. In addition, the Educational Assistant creates an inclusive and welcoming environment for our parents and scholars. This opportunity is ideal for someone energized by challenging work, looking toward a long-term career in education, and who can work collaboratively across lines of difference with an emphasis on cultural sensitivity and inclusiveness.

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implement instructional resources for a small group of children in the classroom
  • Create a positive educational climate for students
  • Participate in ongoing professional development and coaching
  • Modify lessons during the school year to meet student needs
  • Utilize curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served
  • Follow the school-wide behavior system
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with all children
  • Maintain communication with students' parents or guardians
  • Support accommodations during school-wide assessments

SKILLS

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to work effectively and relate comfortably with children and their families
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Commitment to Prodeo Academy's mission

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Preferred: 2 or 4-year degree
  • Experience working with children
  • Strong planning and time management skills

COMPENSATION

Salary for this position is very competitive and commensurate with experience.

Prodeo Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin. We are committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.