- Job date: Sat, 05 Sep 2020 03:14:45 GMT
- Expected salary: $51650 – 63812 per year
- Job title: Academic Counselor – IDEA Innovation College Prep (Immediate Opening)
- Company: IDEA Public Schools Careers
- Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Position at IDEA Public Schools
About IDEA Public Schools:
At IDEA Public Schools, we believe in college for ALL and we are committed to ensuring that all our students graduate from college. IDEA Public Schools has grown from a small school to the fastest-growing network of tuition-free Pre-K-12 public charter schools in the United States sending 100% of our students to college. 50% of our students graduate from college in 6 years – that’s 8 times the national rate for students in our communities!
IDEA was founded in 2000 as a single school with 150 students in the Rio Grande Valley. When interest exceeded building capacity, to meet the demands, IDEA’s co-founders committed to serving more students in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and beyond. We now serve nearly 53,000 students across Texas and Louisiana. By 2022, IDEA will serve 100,000 students. Be on the lookout for IDEA schools opening near you-with continued growth in our current regions and new launches in Houston (2020), Permian Basin (2020), and Tampa Bay (2021)!
When you choose to work at IDEA, you are part of our IDEA Team and Family. You will work alongside team members who set and reach ambitious goals every day, are excited to continue to grow with IDEA, and work relentlessly to make college for all a reality.
To learn more about IDEA, check out this video.
About Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge is ranked in the top 100 on the U.S. News and World Report Best Places to Live Rankings. It is also home to IDEA Innovation and IDEA Bridge, the first IDEA Public School regions outside of the state of Texas. We are honored to pledge our passion and focus to the students of Baton Rouge and provide an educational experience that will end with college acceptance and matriculation.
While Baton Rouge is well known for its delicious cuisine and entertainment, it is also a nucleus for an abundant culture and history. We are ecstatic to enlist a cohort of strong individuals that will help support student’s dreams to get to and through college.
In 2017, only 1 in 6 students graduated in the state of Louisiana graduated college-ready. Changing this statistic is part of the promise IDEA makes to current and incoming students. IDEA Southern Louisiana is part of the solution for sharing the endless possibilities in grade school, college, and beyond.
About New Orleans
IDEA New Orleans opened their doors in the fall of 2019 with the launch of IDEA Oscar Dunn. Home to world-class restaurants, and beautiful architecture – IDEA is ecstatic to enlist a cohort of strong individuals that will help support student’s dreams to get to and through college.
In 2017, only 1 in 6 students graduated in the state of Louisiana graduated college ready. Changing this statistic is part of the promise IDEA makes to current and incoming students. IDEA Southern Louisiana is part of the solution for sharing the endless possibilities in grade school, college, and beyond.
IDEA Academic Counselors (ACs) support three main work streams: Testing, Family Engagement and Social Emotional Support. IDEA Academic Counselors are shared by the Academy (PK-2) and College Prep (6th grade) in Year 1 of a school opening. After the first year of a school’s operation, the Academic Counselor moves to one of the schools (Academy or College Prep), and a second Academic Counselor is hired for the other school (Academy or College Prep).
Collaborate with school leaders and teachers to reach school goals
Coordinate all standardized testing and district-wide assessments
Empowering students to build emotional intelligence
Identify and proactively work with truant and other at-risk students
Identify students at risk of leaving IDEA and lead prevention strategies
Facilitate family involvement
90% student persistence
Lead the work on campus to engage families and students to ensure students stay at IDEA.
Create and monitor systems to support teachers and staff, ensuring that we are doing Whatever it Takes to keep our kids.
Implement IDEA’s Family Engagement Plan
Utilize IDEA’s operating Recapture log
Follow the campus communication flow chart to resolve issues in a timely manner
Participate in and lead family engagement event planning
Track and respond to student persistent data
24-hour turn around for scanning of assessments
Campus Testing Coordinators on most campuses
Create a campus testing plan
Train school staff on test security and use of test systems
Ensure all deadlines are met and all students are given the appropriate assessments
Student Social Emotional Support
AC’s provide solutions-focused counseling, support student culture and connect students and families to outside resources when needed.
We look for Team and Family who embody the following values and characteristics:
Believes and is committed to our mission and being an agent of change: that all students are capable of getting to and through college
Has demonstrated effective outcomes and results, and wants to be held accountable for them
Has a propensity for action, willing to make mistakes by doing in order to learn and improve quickly
Works with urgency and purpose to drive student outcomes
Thrives in an entrepreneurial, high-growth environment; is comfortable with ambiguity and change
Seeks and responds well to feedback, which is shared often and freely across all levels of the organization
Works through silos and forges strong cross-departmental relationships in order to achieve outcomes
We believe in education as a profession and hold ourselves to high level of conduct, professionalism and behaviors as models for our colleagues and students.
Education: Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in guidance counseling preferred
Experience: Teaching experience preferred
Licenses or Certifications: Valid Louisiana Counseling certificate preferred
Knowledge and Skills:
Proven track record of success
Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to manage student behavior
Belief in and alignment with IDEA’s mission and values is non- negotiable
Ability to adjust and adapt to a multitude of situations in the school environment
Salaries for this role typically fall between $51,650 and $63,812 commensurate with relevant experience and qualifications. This role is also eligible for a performance bonus based on individual and organizational performance and goal attainment.
IDEA Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment of employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the organization’s compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact IDEA Human Resources at (956) 377-8000.