Upper School Academic Support Specialist

Milken Community Schools, the largest 7-12 community Jewish day school in the United States, seeks to hire an enthusiastic educator to serve as an Upper School Academic Support Specialists.
Mission Statement

On the foundation of the highest academic standards and Jewish ethical and spiritual values, Milken Community High School develops students with sharp minds, generous hearts and kind souls. We value each member of our pluralistic community while we foster a deep connection to Israel, a lifelong dedication to the Jewish people and a passionate commitment to the service of humanity and the perfection of God’s world.

Position Overview

The Academic Support Coordinator is a full-time member of the upper school faculty, reporting to the Upper School Academic Dean and working closely with the grade-level assistant principals, teachers, and counseling team. The ideal candidate is comfortable working in an innovative, inclusive, and diverse program

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Meets one-on-one with students to teach executive functioning, including but not limited to time management, organization, study skills, and test taking skills.
  • Works with students on individual learning needs and/or challenges
  • Works in partnership with students, parents, faculty, and administration to interpret and understand psychoeducational testing
  • Develops formal, school-based accommodation plans for students
  • Has knowledge of the testing accommodations process with ACT/SAT
  • Serves as liaison for the school with parents and outside learning services providers
  • Meets regularly with grade level assistant principals, counselors, and teachers regarding student learning needs
  • Coordinates and manages weekly organizational study sessions for small groups of students.
  • Serves as a secondary assessment proctor for students with specific testing needs such as using a reader, or small group administration
  • Teaches executive functioning skills, test preparation, and other student skills in the 9th grade advisory program
  • Serves as a faculty advisor for a group of 8-12 students by following the advisory curriculum, and developing strong relationships with students and parents
  • Meets with parents as needed
  • Is professional, timely, and compassionate in responding to all constituents
  • Creates a safe and inclusive environment
  • Engages and encourages students in the active process of learning
  • Holds students accountable for their actions and their learning
  • Holds high expectations for all students and communicates these expectations clearly and regularly
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development in both subject matter and methodology
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree in Special Education, Learning Differences, Educational Psychology, or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Prior relevant experience working with 7-12 grade students regarding learning differences and learning strategies required; experience in schools strongly preferred

Interested candidates, please, send letter of interest and resume to: Beau Lindsay, Assistant Principal and Hiring Manager, blindsay@milkenschool.org.
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School Information

Saperstein Middle School Campus
    15900 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049  
    Tel 310.903.4800 

Upper School Campus 
    15800 Zeldins’ Way, Los Angeles, CA 90049  
    Tel 310.440.3500  
    Fax 310.471.5139

Milken School is a college prep private day school in Los Angeles established on the foundation of the highest academic standards and Jewish values. This Jewish Day School serves students in grades 7-12.

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