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Library Assistant (Part-Time)

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Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. 
  • At least three years of teaching experience in a residential or day school setting is preferred. 
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New England Innovation Academy (NEIA) is the school the world needs next. A new global school for day and boarding students in grades 6-12, NEIA is preparing young innovators with a future-focused curriculum, human-centered design, and real-world inclusion. Students connect Passion to Purpose, bring Ideas to Impact, and graduate Next Generation Innovators who leave NEIA with a unique PIN and become the change they want to see in a rapidly evolving world. Set on a beautiful 26-acre campus in Marlborough, Massachusetts, the school offers a custom curriculum informed by research at MIT’s Integrated Design and Management program. Students engage in relevant, project-based learning that directly supports their academic success. NEIA’s learning experience will encourage students to build empathy, take risks, and engage in hands-on community, environment, and industry projects. We invite you to learn more about NEIA by visiting the school’s website at https://neiacademy.org.

Diversity is essential to NEIA’s existence as a place of innovation. To innovate, you must belong. As a human-centered design community, we work toward every NEIA innovator feeling a sense of belonging at school. We value creating the same experience for our staff and invite you to join our community.

POSITION OVERVIEW: 

The Library Assistant supports the Director of Library and Information Services, collaborates with all teaching staff, and serves all innovators. The Library Assistant will offer research and reference assistance as needed, help supervise library spaces, provide assistance to innovators in choosing reading materials, and teach information literacy classes. The Library Assistant must love reading middle grade and young adult literature and have a knowledge of Follett Destiny library systems and Springshare’s LibGuides.

The Library Assistant works collaboratively and creatively with colleagues in various curricular areas and divisions.

NEIA encourages collaborative teamwork in the classroom, teaching students to communicate effectively and thoughtfully, justify their reasoning, and consider multiple perspectives when solving problems. Teachers invest in the life of the school by participating in the advising program, social and emotional learning, weekly team meetings, anti-bias training, student and residential life, and any aspects that support the student experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plans, prepares and delivers instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences.
  • Processes print library materials.
  • Responds to student/staff requests for materials.
  • Repairs damaged library materials.
  • Offers research and reference services to students and staff as needed.
  • Assists in the management and supervision of library spaces.
  • Engages in ongoing professional learning and development per the school’s professional growth framework.
  • Supports the work of School Leadership in reaching strategic goals.
  • Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned and required by the position and the school.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Passionate about teaching middle and high school students.
  • Ability to create a welcoming and supportive community for a diverse study body.
  • Ability to work with professionalism, discretion, sound judgment, equity, honesty, and personal accountability at all times.
  • Proficient knowledge of teaching strategies and methods.
  • Ability to incorporate goals, competencies, and objectives into lesson plans in ways that directly apply to students’ lives.
  • Ability to use technology effectively in teaching, learning, and administrative functions and willingness to stay current in technology skills and learn emerging technologies as needed.
  • Knowledge of library policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of middle grade and young adult literature.
  • Knowledge of Follett Destiny library systems and Springshare’s LibGuides.
  • Ability to work with attention to detail and handle multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong administrative and organization skills.
  • Strong creative and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to efficiently and effectively manage the time of self and others.
  • Understanding of and adherence to applicable laws, codes, policies, regulations, and safety practices and procedures.

This 10-month, part-time teaching staff position begins in late August 2022. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume/CV to careers@neiacademy.org.

NEIA is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or any other status protected by applicable law. NEIA will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities or pregnancy-related conditions, in accordance with applicable law.

PURSUE YOUR DREAMS AND SHAPE A BETTER WORLD

Join the next generation of innovators in grades 6-12. We’ll keep you informed of future events and updates. Fill out this form, register for our October 20 Open House, or schedule a middle school or upper school visit.