Coordinator at Boston Public Schools in Boston, MA

📌 Boston 🏷️ Other 🕑 2021-07-25
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High School ESL Summer Academy- Site Coordinator Summer 2021

The Office of English Learners 5-Week Academic Enrichment program focuses on grade-level academic skills in Math and ESL/English Language Arts. Cognitively demanding tasks and grade-level complex texts will be made accessible for our students. In addition to academics, the program includes enrichment activities focused on STEM, Arts, Leadership Building, and Physical Fitness. The program serves EL students entering grades 9tht
- 12th.

High ESL Summer Academy
- Site Coordinator

Position Summary

This is a summer program coordinated by OEL in order to support EL acceleration in English language acquisition and development. coordinators hired are expected to adhere to the vision and mission of OEL, which is to provide a culturally and linguistically responsive education with the supports needed to ensure equitable access to opportunities that promote language acquisition, bilingualism, biliteracy, and lifelong learning.

Site Coordinators will supervise, guide, assist, and facilitate all classroom responsibilities including the learning environment, lesson plan implementation, assessment, classroom management, parent communication, and classroom observations.

For example, if the site operates from 8:00 am
- 2:00 pm, the coordinator will work from 7:30 AM to 2:30 PM with additional pre-planning, Monday to Thursday, beginning on Monday, July 6h, 2021, and ending on Thursday, August 5th, 2020. Job responsibilities will require additional time for site prep, data entry, data analysis, and communications to families

* Accepted applicants may be invited to a group interview and are required to participate in all Professional Development.



Please note: We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 recommendations from the Boston Public Health Commission. Programmatic offerings for 2021 EL Summer Programs are subject to change and may be in remote or in-person/ Hybrid. If you are hired for this role, flexibility is required as you will be expected to work the schedule provided for the entire duration of the program when a final decision is made.

Listed below are the proposed schedule variations. Final decisions will be made by the Superintendent prior to the start of the program.

Fully Remote:

The instructional hours for students will be 4 hours per day, 4 days per week, for 5 weeks from July 6 to August 6, 2021.

- Person/Hybrid

The instructional hours for students will be 5 hours per day, 4 days per week, for 5 weeks from July 6 to August 6, 2021.


General hours include a 6 hour workday and additional prep/planning time depending on specific sites. For example, programming at sites could have a duration of 8:00 am
- 2 pm or 9:30 am
- 3:30 pm, Monday - Thursday. Job responsibilities will require for site prep, data entry, data analysis, and communications to families planning and prep time outside the hours' instruction.

The site coordinators responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

- Planning

  • Participate in the program planning process prior to the start of the program and assist with the staff selection process, student recruitment, and events.
  • Develop and submit daily schedules for their sites utilizing the operational systems put in place by the Office of English Learners.
  • OEL will provide train-the-trainer model summer orientation materials to site coordinators. Site coordinators will adapt the materials to host their own summer orientation with their teachers.
  • During Program

  • Develop strong relationships and work collaboratively with school administration, summer school staff, and parents
  • Serve as the Summer Schools liaison with OELs Central Office.
  • Be responsible for the implementation of the OEL program model by building a strong team, ensuring positive outcomes and a high-quality experience for the scholars.
  • Ensure a safe learning environment by following procedures in accordance with the districts Code of Conduct protocol and safety procedures as outlined in the Superintendents newsletter and other applicable policies.
  • Manage student attendance, grades, and progress reports, parent contact, and student discipline.
  • Supervise the administration of district-wide summer assessments to all enrolled students
  • Schedule and coordinate summer formative and summative assessments.
  • Oversee the use of data-driven instruction utilizing formative assessments.
  • Review lesson plans and create best practice instructional strategies.
  • Implement and maintain a positive behavior management system that is clear and aligns with program goals.
  • Ensure that all curriculum and supplies are received, distributed, and maintained throughout the program.
  • Be prepared to substitute or provide adequate coverage during a teachers and/or teacher assistants absence.
  • Coordinate logistics related to field trips if applicable.
  • Maintain confidentiality of co-workers, students, and families.
  • Supervise common areas (breakfast, lunches, hallways, transitions) daily.
  • Facilitate fifteen-minute briefing/check-in sessions each morning with staff.
  • Coordinate the end of program cultivating activity with artifacts such as presentations, art with a written summary of purposes.
  • After program

  • Ensure that all relevant information about students are returned to the OELs Central Office.
  • Coordinate cleanup of the site and shutting down of the program.
  • Qualifications


  • Education

    Bachelors Degree
  • License:
    ESL License and/or SEI Endorsement
  • Experience

    Demonstrated experience working with English Learners and/or Students with Interrupted Formal Education.
  • Preferred prior experience as an After School or Summer Site leader.
  • Authorization: Current authorization to work in the United States
    - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment
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