Job Description

Position Type: Instructional Support (Campus)
Location: Uplift Crescendo Primary School, 76120
Date Posted: 8/17/2023
Date Available: 07/26/2023

Mission Statement
Uplift's mission is to create and sustain public schools of excellence that empower each student to reach their highest potential in college and the global marketplace and that inspire in students a life-long love of learning, achievement, and service in order to positively change their world. Equity Vision Statement
Uplift Education proactively engages scholars, families, and staff members to thrive as their authentic selves and partner in the journey required to identify, address, and correct existing and potential inequities.

Primary Purpose: The reach associate typically provides both instructional and non-instructional support to a team of teachers, as designated by the team's multi-classroom leader. (S)he works closely with the teacher to complete various administrative tasks and non-instructional paperwork. (S)he manages procedures and supervises student behavior during transitions, lunch, recess, assemblies, and other unstructured activities, and while teacher(s) deliver instruction. In some campuses, (s)he aids instruction by supervising time on projects, skills practice, and digital learning, and/or by instructing students in small groups or individually. All activities are directed by the multi-classroom leader or team reach teachers.

The qualifications and submission requirements for applicants are:
  • Must have at least 1 year of experience in a school setting as a Teacher's Aide or similar.
  • Participation in 2 separate interview stages
  • Bachelor's degree a plus, but not required
  • Demonstrated effectiveness working with people who have differing cultural backgrounds and/or personal characteristics, including race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or economic differences. Preference given for experience working successfully with those of similar demographics to the desired campus placement.
  • If assisting with instruction: Knowledge of subject matter being taught

Duties/Responsibilities: Classroom and School Environment
  • Hold students accountable for high expectations of behavior and engagement that are ambitious and measurable
  • Contribute to a culture of respect, enthusiasm, and rapport
  • Manage student behavior during transitions and less structured time (e.g., recess, lunch)
  • Monitor independent work time in classroom while teacher provides instruction

Instruction (if applicable)
  • Tutor small groups and individuals, under the direction and using the tools/rubrics of the supervising teachers.
  • Supervise projects, skill practice, and digital learning.
Professional Responsibilities
  • Solicit and eagerly receive feedback from supervisor and team members to improve professional skills
  • Maintain administrative duties on behalf of teacher, such as taking attendance, entering grades, scheduling parent conferences, preparing student activities and assignments, checking homework, additional paperwork
  • Collaborate with teacher(s), tutor(s), and digital lab monitor(s), if applicable
  • Participate in professional development opportunities
  • 5 days a week throughout the school year
  • 8 hours a day, including paid breaks
  • Hourly pay as aligned to the Uplift Reach Associate Salary Schedule plus benefits for those working qualifying number of hours. The exact pay scale will be shared with candidates during the interview process.
Reach Associate Required Skills/Abilities:  
Critical Competency Definition
Achievement (ACH) The drive and actions to set challenging goals and reach a high standard of performance despite barriers.
Concern for Order (CO) An underlying drive to maintain or increase order in the
surrounding environment.
Impact and Influence (I&I) Acting with the purpose of influencing what other people think and
Cultural Engagement (CE)
Noticing, anticipating, and acting to meet people's practical and emotional needs, considering the possible effect of culture, past experiences, or personal characteristics—including race, gender, sexual orientation, religious, economic, and/or other backgroundsin order to create positive impact on individuals and
Teamwork (TMW) The ability and actions needed to work with others to achieve
shared goals.
Serving Others (SO) Acting with a desire to help or serve others to meet their needs.
For an explanation of these competencies and how they are used in selection, please visit this webpage.
This document describes the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required. I attest that I can complete all of the essential duties of this role with or without an accommodation

Uplift Education is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state or local law.


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