Position Title:

Director of Academics Assigned to Total Package Hockey

Michigan International Prep School is a tuition-free, K-12 online school. We believe in helping students succeed through meaningful, personal connection, and customized learning.

We're always on the lookout for passionate educators and support staff who are flexible, engaging, and committed to helping student achieve their highest potential.

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Position Type

Director of Academics Assigned to Total Package Hockey

Position Classification

Non-Exempt

Salary

As Negotiated

Job Location

Total Hockey Package Center of Excellence, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Overview

Reimagine Education, LLC is a privately-owned management company for Michigan International Prep School, a publicly funded Cyber Charter School.

Philosophy

At Michigan International Prep School, we want our students to pursue what makes them different. No two people are identical, and it doesn’t make sense to treat them like they are. That’s why we create a unique learning pathway for every MIPS learner, built around their talents, interests, location, and schedule. Students are first in our school.

Position Description

Reimagine Education, LLC is seeking an innovative Director of Academics assigned to Total Hockey Package, that will play a critical role in the Michigan International Prep School. This position will be primarily responsible for building relationships with our Total Package Hockey students and parents. This individual will have the ability to work well with other teachers, staff, students, and parents while handling multiple tasks. The successful candidate will be comfortable with productive change and will embrace the opportunity to be part of a team that is reshaping the way students engage in the learning process.

Qualifications

● Bachelors Degree or higher (Meeting Highly Qualified Status)

Necessary Skills

● Experience with substitute teaching and/or tutoring (preferred)
● Experience with online school platforms
● Familiarity with the lifestyle of elite athletes, specifically with student athletes that play hockey
● Background as a former athlete (preferred)
● Ability to handle multiple tasks at once in an effective manner
● Works well with a team
● Effective in managing multiple students of varying ages and academic abilities
● Very strong customer service skills and strong communicator
● Maintain a positive “can do” attitude
● Face challenges with students and have mindset that every student is different and their education should be personalized to them. No student will slip through the cracks
● A pleasant personality and positive attitude toward working with administration, staff, and parents.
● Build a village around the students and families
● Be a self-starter and an independent thinker
● Technological skills, computer knowledge and ability to rapidly adapt to new technology (Chrome, Google, and etc)

Essential Duties

● Director of Academics creates a welcoming environment within the Center of Excellence, fostering personalized learning, respect, and communication among students, teachers, caretakers, coaches, school administration and themselves.
● Director of Academics assists students with their coursework by:
        ● Encouraging communication between the student and his/her teachers (both in-person and virtually)
       ● Assist with study strategies and time management techniques Encouraging and directing students to use live and online        
           resources when support is needed,
       ● Assist with course work as appropriate, and
       ● Keeping an emotionally safe and motivating environment
● Displays understanding of student differences and applies this knowledge to coordinate the necessary support among the staff.
● Monitors students’ academic performance in courses and verifies completion of lessons and assessments
● Maintains regular communication with students’ teachers,
● Information related to student performance, attitude, and other observations is shared with teachers in a collaborative and timely manner
● Familiarize with school’s escalation policy and ensures students understand all requirements (e.g., attendance, participation)
● Coordinates meetings between teachers, caretakers and school administration, as needed, to discuss students who are in escalation, set goals and establish a timeline for improvement
● Help students to build soft skills including communication, time management, goal setting, good habits, and self-reflection
● Keep detailed records and notes of communication with students and families
● Conduct student orientations and clearly communicates expectations of being a MIP’s Student
● Help students find their “Pathway” and electives that help them develop towards their future plan
● Build rapport with students’ parents to help them be part of the “Village” for the student
● Attend all required meetings including Professional Development and staff meetings Know your students and be an advocate for them
● Carry out other duties and obligations that are determined to facilitate the school’s mission, goals, standards, and Education Program
● Employee must honor written Board Policies and Administrative Regulations
● Employee must be able to work from a designated Learning Lab as scheduled
● Employee must be able to stand for a minimum of 30 minutes at a time
● Employee must be able to lift 25lbs
● Employee must be able to move throughout the Learning Lab
● Employee must be able to sit in chair for long intervals

Required Documents

All applicants are required to submit a completed application, cover letter, resume, and three professional artifacts demonstrating evidence of above qualifications.

Reimagine Education, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The position is subject to Reimagine Education, LLC policy, rules, and regulations. As Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, It is the policy of the Michigan International Prep School and Reimagine Education, LLC that no person shall on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age or disability be excluded from participation and be denied the benefits, or be subjected to discrimination under program or activity and in employment, further Reimagine Education, LLC strictly adheres to the provision of Title VI of the Civil Rights Acts of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and all Michigan Department of Education policies and regulations prohibiting discrimination.

Benefits

● 401(k)
● Dental insurance
● Health insurance
● Life insurance
● Vision insurance

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