Carroll Family Learning Center Coordinator (2021-2022)
This is an English language position; NO Chinese language proficiency required. Exempt, full-time position
Join the vibrant community at the Chinese American International School's 888 Campus as a member of our Middle School faculty. Become part of a team striving to be the world’s most innovative, inspiring, and influential Chinese English dual-language immersion school.
OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE
The ideal candidate finds resonance with CAIS’s mission to Embrace Chinese, Become Our Best Selves, and Contribute to a Better World. Consistent with our ?Strategic Vision 2020-2025?, CAIS is committed to a culture of learning characterized by curiosity, agency, perseverance, and joy.
We are seeking a talented, visionary educator to lead our highly successful Carroll Family Learning Center Program into the future. This will include supporting and enhancing our already effective research curriculum, utilizing print, media, and database technologies, assisting the Director of Educational Technology with ongoing tech integration across the curriculum, and identifying opportunities for the library to support curricular units in all subject areas!
The Carroll Family Learning Center is a welcoming and academically stimulating learning environment for all students and a flexible gathering space for events promoting the school’s mission. We look for a candidate who will embrace CAIS’s work to create an equitable, inclusive environment where all faculty, students, and families are supported in their individual identities. We welcome all applicants who aim to actively support and participate in our diverse and inclusive community.
The CAIS Board of Trustees and administration are expressly dedicated to ensuring that CAIS is a great place to work. The school is committed to attracting, developing, retaining, and rewarding top-tier faculty and excellent educators with a strong benefits package:
Salary scale benchmarked to the Bay Area’s competitive standards
Robust opportunities for professional development, support, and growtg
Comprehensive insurance package (covering 100% of premiums for individual employee)
Commuting cost assistance
Consideration for relocation
Down payment assistance for home purchase
China Faculty Institute (teacher trips to China and Taiwan)
Chaperone student trips to Taiwan (Taipei)
Below-Market Rental process assistance
The Carroll Center Coordinator’s duties and responsibilities include:
managing all day-to-day use of the space and its resources
establishing and upholding inclusive policies and practices to ensure students and faculty are safe and welcomed in the space
maintaining a diverse and relevant print and ebook collection
physical processing and cataloging of new materials
handling circulation (including creating protocols for students to access the collection safely once the space is reopened after COVID)
managing the budget responsibly
maintaining an updated calendar to schedule use of the space
providing materials that enrich and support the curriculum and foster a rich independent reading culture
consulting with teachers and students to assess their information needs for both English and Chinese resources, and improving upon print, digital, and subscription services to meet these
promoting the databases and subscription services and training teachers and students to effectively evaluate and use these resources
maintaining and improving upon the Carroll Family Learning Center PowerSchool page as a virtual extension of the learning environment
collaborating with staff to ensure that students are effective and ethical users of ideas and information
planning and co-teaching standards-based research lessons with classroom teachers in the context of their curriculum
continuing to develop an information literacy scope and sequence grounded in information literacy and educational technology standards (including library skills/research/digital citizenship) integrated into the curriculum across grade levels
sharing tech tools and resources with the staff and students relevant to their topics of study
empowering students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and empathetic community members by
continuing to build a reading culture with displays, readers’ advisory, book clubs, and regular ELA class visits.
plan robust programming around reading, information literacy, digital citizenship, DEI, and other relevant topics (prior examples include author visits, The Human Library, division wide reading initiatives, etc)
include students’ voice and choice in the program planning and collection development by providing opportunities for input and leadership (prior examples include a School Library Advisory Committee and a CAIS News video journalism club)
creating opportunities for all learners to engage in joyful and meaningful work grounded in antiracism and contributing to a better world by:
collaborating with the School Counselor to provide resources for advisory curriculum on DEI units
collaborating with the Global Learning Coordinator to help facilitate and create meaningful inquiry and research-driven community engagement projects
connecting learning to the community as much as possible by partnering with local organizations and bringing in guest speakers
In addition, this position includes advising a group of about 10 students, running a club, and several collateral duties (such as supervising lunch or breaks), as well as appropriate committee work and attendance at staff meetings.
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science
Previous library and teaching experience
Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with students at the middle school level
Must love working with middle schoolers and have an understanding of adolescent social emotional development
Demonstrated commitment to maintaining a culturally inclusive library setting grounded in standards-based best practices
Effective interpersonal communication and organization skills
Demonstrated knowledge of and passion for children’s and young adult literature
Commitment to continued professional development to stay on top of education, library and information literacy trends.
As the nation’s first dual language Chinese and English Preschool through 8th grade school, CAIS embodies this mission by working continuously to maintain our role as a leader in immersion education. At CAIS we value honest self-assessment, thoughtful self-reflection, intentional planning and focused implementation. We are known as an ambitious school, and we have embarked on a multi-year vision to reimagine immersion, reimagine our culture of learning, reimagine character and community, and reimagine our learning spaces.
Our three campuses are currently located in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. We are thrilled to announce that we are working on purchasing a campus on 19th Avenue in San Francisco which would more than double our program space and allow all divisions to be together on one spectacular campus.