Wednesday, January 28, 2015

San Francisco - Chinese American International School - Learning Center Coordinator (Librarian)

Position Summary​:
Working with the Middle School Director and Curriculum Director, the successful candidate will play a leading role in the exciting process of developing the CAIS middle school library program as the middle school moves to a new campus in August, 2015. This will include creating and integrating an effective research curriculum, utilizing print, media, and database technologies, assisting the Director of Educational Technology with tech integration across the curriculum, and identifying opportunities for the library to support curricular units in all subject areas. A key component of the school’s strategic vision developed in 2013 was to find additional facilities for the school’s growing student population. CAIS is in the process of renovating two educational facilities within walking distance of the main campus to be used as the new CAIS Middle School. A prominent feature of this new facility is a 2000 square foot Learning Center. The primary role of the newly created Learning Center Coordinator position will be to grow the CAIS middle school library program to best utilize this new space to enhance student academic achievement.

Main Areas of Focus and Responsibility:
● Development of digital, print and other media collection
● Collaborate with faculty to maximize use of Learning Center
● Supervision of Learning Center space
● Development of integrated curriculum
Specific Duties​:
● Work with the Educational Technology Director, Curriculum Director, and the Lower School Librarian to develop and deliver the new Learning Commons educational program
● Establish and maintain a welcoming, well-used and well-supervised space that supports the CAIS learning community
● Collaborate with teachers to support the effective integration of information and communication skills and technologies to enhance student learning
● Teach students, staff and community how to access, evaluate, use, share, and create information from a variety of sources
● Model and promote literacy and the enjoyment of reading in all media formats
● Develop the collection of print and electronic materials to support reading for pleasure as well as the school's educational curriculum
● Collaborate with the Chinese Program Director and Chinese language faculty to develop Chinese language collection
● Work as a full member of the middle school teaching team, including serving as a student advisor and other duties as needed
● Consult with the Middle School Director, Curriculum Director, Chinese Program Director, Educational Technology Coordinator and CFO to develop the Learning Center’s annual budget
● Manage purchasing for the Learning Center, in consultation with business office and the Middle School faculty and administration
● Support the school’s communication strategies, including communication with the community about Learning Center resources and programs
● Cooperate with facilities personnel on issues of room set up for various events
● Assist with supervisory and chaperoning duties as required

Required Qualifications​:
● A teacher librarian or technology/media specialist
● Experience working with middle school students and faculty
● Three or more years of experience working in a school environment
● Leadership: demonstrated ability to lead teams collaboratively and achieve objectives
● Planning: ability to think ahead and plan over a one- to two-year time span
● Management: ability to organize and manage multiple priorities
● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
● A collaborative, flexible, approachable temperament
● Commitment to school Mission, values and vision
● Initial and continued criminal background clearance by DOJ and FBI as required by law 

Desired Qualifications​:
● Degree in library and information science
● Vision about and engagement in the evolving role of media and technology in education and society
● A teacher's disposition and love of young people

Success Factors/Core Competencies​:
● Leadership ● Creativity ● Patience ● Collaboration● Organization ● Vision

How to Apply

Email employment files (minimum: cover letter, resume, and list of references) to​. In subject line please indicate “Learning Center Coordinator​.” In your cover letter please reference how you learned of this opening. Please no calls.

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