The Academy of the Holy Cross is accepting resumes for a Director, Saint Mary's Resource Program.
The Academy of the Holy Cross, a Catholic college preparatory school, sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross since 1868, is dedicated to educating young women in a Christ-centered community which values diversity. The Academy is committed to developing women of courage, compassion and scholarship who responsibly embrace the social, spiritual and intellectual challenges of the world.
All faculty and staff must demonstrate a commitment to the Core Values of the Academy: community, Catholic identity, academic excellence, educating the whole person, tradition, diversity, leadership, single-sex education, environment and communication.
The Director is responsible for running the Saint Mary's Resource Program (SMRP) program and providing academic support for all students with an accommodation plan. The Director engages in tasks related to academic accommodations management, supporting the academic needs of students with accommodation plans, and facilitating individual and group academic support in the SMRP. The Director will work with students to support academic skill development and provide specific support related to individual learning challenges.
In addition to overseeing the two SMRP resource staff, the Director will supervise the Saint Mary's Resource Program Counselor, who serves as the counselor for all students in the program and works with students with an accommodation plan, teachers, colleagues and parents individually and in groups to support academic growth, personal and social skills, college readiness and career exploration.
A COMPLETE POSITION DESCRIPTION CAN BE VIEWED AT WWW.ACADEMYOFTHEHOLYCROSS.ORG/CAREER-OPPORTUNITIES
Master's Degree in Special Education, or equivalent training and experience in learning disabilities, educational therapy, special education or related field
Experience as a school-based learning specialist is preferred, including providing academic support for students with learning disabilities, ADHD, or other identified special needs
Must have familiarity with neuro-psychoeducational testing, individual academic plan processes and reporting
Must have recent experience in adapting materials for students with various learning styles
Experience teaching at the high school level is desirable
Must have knowledge, skills and experience to provide individualized, multi-sensory approaches to remediation of language-based learning challenges
Must have knowledge, skills and experience to provide individualized approaches to math remediation
Must have knowledge, skills, and experience around underlying attention, memory, language, social skill and executive functioning challenges and how they impact on learning and academic success
Must have excellent written and communication skills
Must be skilled in Microsoft Office Suite and other database software
Must be conscientious, reliable and organized
Must enjoy working with and have an understanding of adolescent girls
Must exhibit a deep level of patience, understanding and compassion
Must be able to creatively motivate students with learning challenges
Must be flexible and adapt to different learning and teaching styles
Must be able to use discretion and to exercise sound judgment
Must stay current on developing educational trends and tools in the area of special needs
Must stay current on research in the area of special needs and effective teaching techniques
Must be able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously under time constraints
Must be able to maintain confidentiality and effectively handle sensitive situations
About Academy of the Holy Cross
The Academy of the Holy Cross, is a private, Catholic high school (grades 9 - 12) for young women located in Kensington, MD. The college preparatory program reflects a holistic approach to education by fostering the intellectual, physical and moral development of the students. The school is sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross and has been in continuous operation in the Archdiocese since 1868.