Science Coordinator at the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public school (Cambridge, MA)

Please view the following opportunity from the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public schools below:

The Science Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for the design, implementation, and assessment of a highly innovative and successful hands-on, K-6 science program at the Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School. The Science Coordinator provides leadership for all aspects of the science program and also supports staff professional development in science by working directly with teachers and students in classrooms, leading the Science Team, and facilitating the Banneker Science Seminar Series.

Please send resume and cover letter to: hr@banneker.org

Specific responsibilities include:

Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Science Coordinator/Coach to join our dynamic team. The Science Coordinator/Coach will play a pivotal role in advancing the quality of science education at our school. This position requires a passion for science education, strong leadership skills, and the ability to collaborate effectively with staff to ensure all students achieve academic success.

Responsibilities:

  • Monitoring and Analyzing MCAS Science Data: Utilize MCAS science data to assess student performance and identify areas for improvement. Analyze trends and develop strategies to enhance science achievement.
  • Providing Science Professional Development: Develop and facilitate professional development sessions for K-6 staff to enhance their pedagogical skills and content knowledge in science education. Provide ongoing support to ensure effective implementation of best practices.
  • Supporting and Monitoring Classroom Science Instruction: Collaborate with teachers to support and monitor classroom science instruction. Offer guidance, resources, and feedback to enhance teaching effectiveness and student engagement.
  • Ensuring Academic Success for All Students: Work closely with teachers, administrators, and support staff to ensure that all students, including those from diverse backgrounds and varying abilities, have access to high-quality science education and opportunities for academic success.
  • Writing, Designing, and Implementing Science Curriculum: Lead the development, writing, and design of a comprehensive science curriculum aligned with state standards and school goals. Ensure the effective implementation of the curriculum through ongoing support and monitoring.
  • Designing and implementing Science Assessments- to ensure fidelity to curriculum
  • Identifying, Monitoring, Organizing, and Providing Science Resources: Identify, evaluate, and organize science resources, including materials, equipment, and technology tools, to support teachers in delivering engaging and effective science instruction. Monitor resource usage and provide guidance on effective utilization.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education, Science, or a related field (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Valid teaching license/science certification
  • Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience in elementary science education
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in curriculum development, professional development, or instructional coaching
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to interpret data to drive instructional decisions
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders, including teachers, administrators, and community members
  • Knowledge of best practices in science education, including inquiry-based learning, STEM integration, and differentiation strategies
  • Proficiency in educational technology tools and resources
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in education

Terms: 11 months

Salary: Commensurate with experience and education

We offer competitive compensation and benefits, professional development opportunities, and a supportive work environment committed to excellence in science education. Join us in our mission to inspire curiosity, foster critical thinking, and empower students to become lifelong learners and future scientists.

Babysitter for 3-year-old (Cambridge)

We are looking for a babysitter to look after my 3 year old son for date nights, last minute fill in or days on the weekend for a few hours. I am a mental health clinician and my husband is a writer. The job would be at our house in Cambridge and $22/hour.

If you’re interested, please reach out to Natasha at Natashapierrelmhc@gmail.com We can provide more info and can also offer a regular set of hours each week if we find a good match. Thanks!

Occassional babysitter for 2 children (North Cambridge, MA)

I’m looking for an occasional weeknight or weekend evening babysitter for my two sons (Ages 10 & 4). We live in North Cambridge, accessible by bus and Davis Sq. Red Line stop.

We are hoping to find someone who could watch the boys while we go out in the evenings. We pay $20/hour. Depending on the time in the evening, the 4 year old will be either in bed or ready for bed by the time we’d have someone show up, and the 10 year old is self sufficient (although not quite sufficient enough to watch the 4 year old on his own!).

Please reach out to Dena at 617.285.1352 or dena.stearns@gmail.com for further information or to express your interest.

Teacher Associate – elementary school (Cambridge, MA)

Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School is looking for qualified candidates to join our community for SY 24-25. If you are working within the field of education; working in a community-based-organization that works with elementary school aged children or have experience relevant to assisting in the classroom, then consider becoming a Teacher Associate at The Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School. 

To apply, please send your resume to: hr@banneker.org

To learn more about The Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School, click here

After School Transportation Help (Cambridge + Medford)

We are looking for occasional after school help driving 2 young teens from school/bus stop to home. One child goes to school in west Cambridge and the other child’s bus stop is in Medford Square. We live in south Medford. 

This would be about once a week, evenings: 4:30pm pickup in Cambridge and 5:35pm pickup in Medford. 2-hour minimum guaranteed. You must have your own car and a safe driving record. Pay is $25/hour. This is for April-June.

Please reach out to Virginia (v_siu@yahoo.com) if you are interested in either summer or school year!

School Psychologist- Morse School (Cambridge)

Position:           Psychologist, Office of Student Services/Morse School

Overview of Cambridge Public Schools:

Cambridge is a vibrant, diverse city as well as a central hub and driver of the nation’s innovative economy. Home of the renowned educational institutions of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge is also the center of an impressive array of biotechnology, science, and information technology companies.

Educating about 7,000 students JK-12, the Cambridge Public Schools consists of award-winning faculty, cutting edge technology, and innovative programs. While each of our public schools is unique, they are joined in a shared vision of rigorous, joyful, and culturally responsive learning. Additionally, there is personalized support for every student. Over 30% of CPS students speak a language other than English at home and over 65 languages are spoken by our families. Among the most common are Spanish, Haitian Creole, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, and Portuguese. Our schools proudly embrace this diversity.

The Office of Student Services (OSS) is responsible for providing a wide variety of services to CPS students with special needs to ensure equitable access and support for all, including those who are advanced or twice-exceptional learners.

The Role:

Under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services and the Director of Student Services, the Psychologist will conduct psychological assessments and serve as Team Chairperson for the school(s) to which they are assigned. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and interpret psychological assessments resulting in comprehensive written reports that meet criteria in accordance with state and federal special education requirements
  • Chair school-based Special Education Team Meetings including , but not limited to, Initial Evaluations, Three Year Reevaluations, and Manifestation Determinations
  • Provide leadership to school-based Special Education Teams through technical assistance around implementation of state and federal special education law and regulations and Office of Special Education procedures
  • Develop and oversee the effective implementation of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) with appropriate documentation
  • Work closely with school staff to ensure that the learning, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of students are addressed
  • Serve as a staff resource with respect to disability categories, differentiated instruction, progress monitoring, and analysis of assessment results
  • Consult with administrators, special educators and related service providers, RtI Teams, general educators, parents, and outside agencies
  • Facilitate inter-agency (DCF, DYS, CBHI, DMH, etc.) collaboration with school-based Special Education Teams
  • Provide individual and/or group counseling as directed by supervisor
  • Serve as a liaison for students in Out of District Placements
  • Maintain appropriate standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety
  • Carry out other related duties as may be designated

Your Skill Set: As the incoming Psychologist you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or higher
  • Massachusetts License: School Psychologist required
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of state and federal special education laws and regulations
  • Experience working in an urban, multi-cultural school system with a variety of special education service models preferred

Cambridge Public Schools is committed to slowing and/or stopping the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, as a condition of employment with Cambridge Public Schools, all new hires will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than their first day of work. Written requests for either a religious exemption from this requirement based on sincerely held religious beliefs, or for a medical exemption based upon clear documentation from a medical provider should be submitted to the attention of the Chief Talent Officer.

If interested, please visit https://cpsd.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=5133 for the application link.

School Psychologist Cambridge Street Upper School (Cambridge)

Position:           Psychologist, Grades 6-8.

Overview of Cambridge Public Schools:

Cambridge is a vibrant, diverse city as well as a central hub and driver of the nation’s innovative economy. Home of the renowned educational institutions of Harvard and MIT, Cambridge is also the center of an impressive array of biotechnology, science, and information technology companies.

Educating about 7,000 students JK-12, the Cambridge Public Schools consists of award-winning faculty, cutting edge technology, and innovative programs. While each of our public schools is unique, they are joined in a shared vision of rigorous, joyful, and culturally responsive learning. Additionally, there is personalized support for every student. Over 30% of CPS students speak a language other than English at home and over 65 languages are spoken by our families. Among the most common are Spanish, Haitian Creole, Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, and Portuguese. Our schools proudly embrace this diversity.

The Office of Student Services (OSS) is responsible for providing a wide variety of services to CPS students with special needs to ensure equitable access and support for all, including those who are advanced or twice-exceptional learners.

The Role:

Under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services and the Director of Student Services, the Psychologist will conduct psychological assessments and serve as Team Chairperson for the school(s) to which they are assigned. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct and interpret psychological assessments resulting in comprehensive written reports that meet criteria in accordance with state and federal special education requirements
  • Chair school-based Special Education Team Meetings including , but not limited to, Initial Evaluations, Three Year Reevaluations, and Manifestation Determinations
  • Provide leadership to school-based Special Education Teams through technical assistance around implementation of state and federal special education law and regulations and Office of Special Education procedures
  • Develop and oversee the effective implementation of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) with appropriate documentation
  • Work closely with school staff to ensure that the learning, behavioral, and social-emotional needs of students are addressed
  • Serve as a staff resource with respect to disability categories, differentiated instruction, progress monitoring, and analysis of assessment results
  • Consult with administrators, special educators and related service providers, RtI Teams, general educators, parents, and outside agencies
  • Facilitate inter-agency (DCF, DYS, CBHI, DMH, etc.) collaboration with school-based Special Education Teams
  • Provide individual and/or group counseling as directed by supervisor
  • Serve as a liaison for students in Out of District Placements
  • Maintain appropriate standards of behavior, mutual respect, and safety
  • Carry out other related duties as may be designated

Your Skill Set: As the incoming Psychologist you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree or higher
  • Massachusetts License: School Psychologist required
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills
  • Knowledge of state and federal special education laws and regulations
  • Experience working in an urban, multi-cultural school system with a variety of special education service models preferred

Cambridge Public Schools is committed to slowing and/or stopping the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, as a condition of employment with Cambridge Public Schools, all new hires will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than their first day of work. Written requests for either a religious exemption from this requirement based on sincerely held religious beliefs, or for a medical exemption based upon clear documentation from a medical provider should be submitted to the attention of the Chief Talent Officer.

If interested, please visit https://cpsd.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=5321 for the application link

Elementary Co-Teacher (Cambridge Montessori School Passport Program)

The Cambridge Montessori School’s Passport Auxiliary Programs provide extended day, vacation camps, and summer camp to families with students enrolled at the Cambridge Montessori School (CMS), as well as those in Cambridge and surrounding areas.

We are looking to hire additional staff for our toddler/primary and elementary extended day programs who may be interested in working at our program in the afternoon anywhere from 2-5 days per week. Our rates range from $20-25/hour depending on previous experience in this field and we can offer a maximum of 20 hours per week with some flexibility around candidates’ schedules and afternoon availability.

We’re looking for folks who enjoy working with children of various ages and who are reliable, communicative, and eager to learn and share their skills and interests. This opportunity is ongoing, as we have a winter and spring term, and then will be quickly transitioning to summer camp.

Please see the PDF below for more information and send your resume and references to Allison Lynch, Assistant Head of School at alynch@cambridgemontessori.org if you’re interested in applying.

CMS-Passport-ElementaryXDay-JobDescription.docx

Part time help (West Medford)

Hello! Our family is in need of part time help beginning September 18th. Must have a reliable car and a good driving record.

Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 3-6pm

Responsibilities: Drive two children (ages 9 and 12) from our home in West Medford to an after school program in Cambridge. Drive them home again when the program finishes. 3.5 miles each way.

Pay: $20/hr (negotiable)

Benefits: Guaranteed hours, 90 minutes of free time while the kids are in their program.

Contact: Sarah Florenz, sflorenz@gmail.com, 339-221-0362

After School Teachers (Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School, Cambridge)

Are you looking for just a few hours in the afternoons to have a great time supporting children in an informal joyful learning experience? Do you have specific skills that would be great club activities for elementary students? If so, check out the PDF below to learn more about this job opportunity!

BEE-After-School-Staff-Job-Description-SY-23-24.docx-1

To apply, contact: hr@banneker.org