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Michigan Connections Academy - Secondary Student Engagement Specialist, Year

Company: Connections Education LLC.
Location: Okemos
Posted on: January 23, 2023

Job Description:

Company SummaryMichigan Connections Academy (MICA) is a tuition-free, online public school serving students in grades K-12 throughout Michigan. MICA is authorized by Ferris State University Charter Schools Office and governed by an independent Board of Directors. The school is operated by Michigan Connections Academy, a nonprofit corporation, through a contract with CA of Michigan, LLC, to provide its educational program and other services. Connections Academy, a division of Connections Education, is accredited by AdvancED.Position Summary and ResponsibilitiesWorking from our office in Okemos, Michigan, the Secondary Student Engagement Specialist will promote the academic mission by providing services that strengthen student engagement via home/school/community partnerships and alleviate barriers to learning. The Secondary Student Engagement Specialist significantly contributes to a students' daily and overall success by implementing and monitoring policies and requirements in the day-to-day actions of the school, as they use the phone and Internet to consult primarily with students and to a lesser extent learning coaches, ensuring that each child successfully completes his/her instructional and career pathway programs. The Secondary Student Engagement Specialist is responsible for working with students, parents, support staff and certified teachers who 'virtually' facilitate a home-based student instructional program.Other key responsibilities include the following:Monitor and enforce the implementation of the schools academic initiatives and policies;Ensure the academic success of individual students by utilizing all levels of academic support available and by maintaining a high level of communication with students to deliver program information and address individual student needs;Assist and monitor programs and supports in regards to MICA's Student Engagement Initiative to address students struggling with being chronically absent;Ensure adherence to Michigan Connections Academy's student attendance policies by ensuring a deep knowledge and understanding of the stateu0027s and schools attendance and absenteeism requirements;Assist teaching staff with implementing any program / process changes;Exhibit high quality communication with all staff, students and families;Handle and / or assist student problems escalated by parents and teachers;Provide assistance to students in need of additional support and encourage a high level of participation;Participate in student recruitment and retainment efforts including in-state trips, presentations, Q & A session;All other duties as assigned.RequirementsBachelor's degree or commensurate experienceAbility to travelExperience working with diverse populationsExcellent communication skills, both oral and writtenExcellent organizational skillsCustomer focused approachFlexibleDemonstrated ability to work well in fast paced environmentTeam playerTechnologically proficient (especially with Microsoft Office and G Suite products)Willingness to travel on occasion for marketing and state testing events (may require occasional overnight travel)

Keywords: Connections Education LLC., Lansing , Michigan Connections Academy - Secondary Student Engagement Specialist, Year, Other , Okemos, Michigan

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