Middle School Literacy Specialist, Macedon

Last update 2024-05-19
Expires 2024-06-19
ID #2067498214
64,700 AU$
Middle School Literacy Specialist, Macedon
Australia, Victoria, Macedon,
Modified March 12, 2024


Company Description
Uncommon Schools

(Uncommon) is a nonprofit organization that starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college.

Uncommon builds uncommonly great schools by developing and managing regional networks that are philosophically aligned and highly accountable and by designing and implementing “best-in-class” teacher training.

The organization has achieved outstanding academic results based on internal assessments, statewide exams, and graduation milestones.

Its schools consistently outperform their district schools and are among the highest-performing urban schools in their cities and states. To learn more about Uncommon click here:

Job Description


Middle School Literacy Specialist

will be a visionary for students who are at-risk for academic underperformance due to reading and writing challenges. This person will support students to succeed in the rigorous academic programs offered at Rochester Prep.

This role will focus on leading and delivering literacy interventions, that aim to close gaps in reading and writing, to students who are considered at-risk or students with specific learning disabilities.

The Literacy Specialists will be instrumental in giving students access to grade level curriculum through literacy equity.
Reports to:

Building Principal
Oversee and deliver multi-tier literacy intervention services for students in grades 5 - 8.
Monitor progress of students and share with school team leaders, teachers, and families.
Create an inclusive and safe environment where students feel empowered to become self-guided learners.
Collaborate with general and special education teachers, school leaders, and families to analyze and respond to trends in student work and assessments.
Build positive relationships with students to ensure they feel seen, loved, and heard.
Partner with students’ families to ensure appropriate resources are available to support learning needs.
Participate in weekly, school-wide meetings to cultivate community, model our core values, and encourage student achievement.

A commitment to the mission of Uncommon Schools and investment in our vision for being an anti-racist organization.
A demonstrated commitment to supporting students’ social emotional and academic development.
An enthusiasm for collaborating with internal and external partners in the best interest of students.
A self-directed learner who solicits and implements feedback to improve outcomes and achieve objectives.
Required Experience:

A demonstrated interest in impacting K-12 students in urban schools and communities (1-2 years experience preferred).
Academic expertise in Literacy, Special Education, the Humanities, Social Sciences, or related fields of study.
Prior to the start of employment, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Certification is not required to be hired at Uncommon, but you do need to meet NY state certification eligibility requirements. To meet these requirements, you must enroll in a teacher preparation program and maintain a GPA of 2.5 or higher during your employment with us if you do not have a degree in education. Uncommon Schools teachers are required to become certified in the state of New York within a reasonable period after beginning employment.

Additional Information
Our people are what makes us Uncommon.

We believe our compensation philosophy and benefits should reflect our values—equity, transparency, and clarity—to enhance our ability to attract and retain talent and reward their expertise.

Our staff receive best-in-class training, coaching, and support to develop and operate mission-driven schools that provide a high-quality education to our students and families.
Compensation for this position:

The starting compensation for this role based in New York is between $50,000 to $64,700.

The starting pay will depend on various factors that may include but are not limited to professional experience, education, training, certifications, tenure with Uncommon Schools, and work location.

Because we value staff tenure in each role, we do not currently cap salary ranges.

We offer comprehensive, flexible, and competitive benefits that support the personal health, wellness, and finances of our staff and their families.
Uncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building an exceptional team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. We also strive to ensure an inclusive community by creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, Uncommon provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We also ensure that individuals with disabilities receive all privileges and benefits associated with employment and are provided reasonable accommodations for the interview process and to perform core job functions. If you would like to request an accommodation, please email


Job details:

Job type: Full time
Contract type: Permanent
Salary type: Per annum
Occupation: Middle school literacy specialist

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