AVID Elective Teacher- Middle/High - General Pool (2023-2024 SY)

Alexandria, Virginia
Feb 15, 2023
Sep 13, 2023
Full Time
Job Description:

The AVID elective teacher is responsible for advocating and promoting academic success and equity for all students. This person will teach and promote college, career, and life skills and habits, enabling all students to be prepared for the next level and, eventually, higher education. They will strategically model and teach (WICOR) writing, inquiry, collaboration, organization, and reading skills, which are all significant pieces to the AVID national curriculum. They will be expected to attend a three-day training between June-August. In addition, this person will foster and support the AVID tutorial process and create team-building opportunities while motivating and advocating for students to enroll in rigorous courses. Additionally, the teacher will develop student opportunities and build knowledge around college and career access by organizing college visits, community and service opportunities, and classroom guest speaker engagements. This person will serve on the AVID site team and regularly collaborate with the site coordinator, team members, and in-class tutors. The elective teacher will also conduct recruitment and recommitment interviews and ensure the fidelity to AVID framework and philosophy. This position may require preparation and participation with college visits and some evening and weekend events associated with college preparation and advancement. Having a strong sense of or willingness to learn about college pathways and recent higher education trends, the ACPS Program of Studies, along with the ability to demonstrate strong organizational skills, is required for this job.

Job Qualifications:

The job of the AVID elective teacher requires that they have the ability and know-how to implement the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) College and Career Readiness Framework and philosophy to support student achievement for all, will use program curricular materials structures and routines with fidelity, and advocate on behalf of the students guided by the AVID mission and vision which is aligned to the ACPS Equity for ALL mission. This person reports directly to the supervising principal and will be supported by the AVID school site team coordinator and AVID District Director at the Teaching Learning and Leadership Office. They must have:

Education: Minimum Bachelor's degree, Master's degree preferred, secondary lincesure

License/Certification: Valid Virginia Department of Education License or ability to obtain one with an endorsement area in English/Language arts, history, math, science, or physical education or another middle school or high school certified area.

Other Qualifications: Minimum of five years of educational leadership and teaching experience in the areas of literacy, college and career readiness, counseling, and/or mentoring backgrounds preferred.

Essential Functions
  • Demonstrates strong expertise in the areas of teaching and learning, differentiation of rigor, reading, and writing processes and strategies, language acquisition, culturally relevant teaching practices, and collaboration/cooperative learning structures through organizational structures
  • Knowledge of best practices in blended learning for synchronous and asynchronous environments, with Canvas learning management system experience preferred
  • Demonstrates reliability, independence, leadership qualities, and interpersonal relationship skills necessary to work effectively as a team with students, teachers, tutors, and administrators a
  • Successful teaching experience in a culturally diverse community and evidence of engaging social-emotional and academic learning (SEAL) approaches to learning.
  • Willingness to participate in ongoing professional learning opportunities with local AVID staff and AVID Center through virtual and face-to-face training and AVID Center Summer Institute training
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.
  • Child Protective Services Clearance.

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols in the office and building environment.


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Teachers and Other Licensed Staff Salary Scale (http://www.acps.k12.va.us/hr/compensation/)
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