Georgetown, TX, USA
Orenda Education was founded in 1995 as a private organization and began a network of public charter schools in Texas in 2001 offering educational support services and sports programming for children and youth in grades K-12. We operate college preparatory schools, career and technical schools, and a residential facility school.
Orenda Education, a non-profit educational organization, is the sponsoring entity for Orenda Charter Schools. In 2015, Orenda Education raised over $450,000 to help keep a small school environment, offer competitive compensation plans to teachers, and offer a wide array of UIL extracurricular activities.
Orenda Charter Schools strives to create new and innovative school choice opportunities in Texas for families seeking an alternative to the large, more traditional public school system. Our goal is to offer another public school choice for students who want a smaller school experience that may better fit their academic, social, physical, and moral development. We are seeking a Director of Community Relations & Development to further our mission and to further develop our newly announced Gateway College Preparatory School Legacy Campaign.
POSITION SUMMARY : The Director will be responsible for the development and implementation of a strong community relations program that will grow student enrollment and secure supplemental funding to support the mission of Orenda Education. The Director will serve as the first point of contact with the media and other community resources to promote the academic programs and student achievements of Orenda students. The Director will also lead inter-company communication activities. The Director will lead activities that promote public school choice and grow student enrollments to include marketing Orenda schools to residential facilities in Texas. The Director will coordinate the efforts of volunteers to help secure supplemental financial resources to further the mission of the organization.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES REQUIRED: Education: BS/BA in Marketing, Business, Management, Journalism, Public Relations, Communications or Education. Masters in Marketing, Business, Education or Communications preferred. Certification: Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) preferred Experience: At least two years experience in sales, marketing, communication or development/fund raising experience, preferably in the education or youth field. Experience as Assistant Director of Marketing or Community Liaison/Marketing Representative, sales position or Development Officer or assistant preferred.
REQUIREMENTS: * Knowledge and appreciation of Texas Charter Schools * Must have experience creating marketing materials, social media campaigns, and public relations strategies * Tech-savvy with experience managing donor database software * Proven ability to cultivate new donors as well as the ability to invigorate existing donor base * Experience building a fund raising team for success * Must be willing to work outside of normal business hours as needed
Kingsland, TX, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: Provide special education students with appropriate learning activities and experiences designed to help them fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical, and social growth.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: • Work collaboratively with other members of staff to determine instructional goals, objectives, and methods from recommendations made by the Admission, Review and Dismissal (ARD) committee. • Work closely with related service personnel and classroom teachers to ensure that services and modifications for students with disabilities are implemented. • Develop and implement behavioral intervention plans in accordance with assessment and ARD committee recommendations. • Participate in ARD committee meetings. • Use a variety of instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned. • Conduct ongoing assessment of student achievement through formal and informal testing. • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly. • Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process. • Help students analyze and improve study methods and habits. • Prepares and provides instruction based as outlined in the student’s IEP. • Collaborate with students, parents, and other staff members to develop IEPs through the ARD committee process for each student assigned. • Create a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the physical, social and emotional development of students. • Take necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials and facilities. • Plan and implement appropriate behavior support and social skills techniques, systems, instruction and activities. • Collect and analyze academic and behavior data to guide student supports. • Report and communicate student progress to parents. • Resolve parent/student issues and concerns in a timely manner. • Be a positive role model for students. • Manage student behavior in accordance with Student Code of Conduct and handbook. • Assist in monitoring students and creating a safe campus environment by reporting to duty assignments as assigned by principal. • Attend campus events and extracurricular activities, as assigned. • Assist in selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials. • Participates in all continuing professional development. • Compile, maintain, and submit reports, records and other documents, as required.
• Analyze critical needs in assigned areas and work collaboratively to implement and improve programs. • Protects confidentiality of students and their families. • Participates in performance improvement activities. • Support the mission and vision of the campus and district. • Adheres to policies and procedures of the campus and district. • Comply with policies established by federal and state law, including special education. • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES REQUIRED: Knowledge of: Principles, theories, methods, techniques, and strategies pertaining to teaching and instructing special education students in the subject and grade level assigned. Strong knowledge of child growth, development and behavior characteristics of special needs students; educational curriculum and instructional goals and objectives, and the educational trends and research findings pertaining to special needs educational programming; behavior management and behavior shaping strategies, techniques and methods, and conflict resolution procedures; socio-economic. Ability to: Design, develop, and implement special education supports and subject area curriculum that is based on best practices. Develop IEPs based on the student needs. Provide an attractive, inviting and stimulating learning environment and develop positive relationships with students. Experience: Successful completion of student teaching at a recognized college or university or other applicable field/volunteer work. Education: Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university and valid Texas Teacher Certificate in subject and grade level assigned along with special education certification.
REQUIRED: * Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university
* Valid Texas Teacher Sped EC-12 and Generalist/Core Subjects 4-8
*Experience with behavior interventions preferred.
$49,827 - $58,928 yearly
Georgetown, TX, USA
POSITION SUMMARY: Occupational Therapist is responsible for assessing students for OT related services eligibility and providing therapy to eligible students.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Therapy • Plan and provide a continuum of services consistent with the student goals contained in the student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP). • Evaluate student progress and determine readiness for termination of occupational therapy services. • Design, construct, alter, and provide students with adaptive equipment and devices to promote maximum independence.
Assessment • Assess students with disabilities and make recommendations for the Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) Committee decision regarding necessity, relevance, and purpose of the proposed related service. • Participate in the ARD Committee to assist with the interpretation of assessment data, appropriate placement, and goal setting for students according to district procedures.
Consultation • Consult with educational staff and parents regarding occupational therapy. • Provide staff development training in assigned school to assist personnel with selection and use of adaptive equipment, understanding of occupational therapy program, and use of adaptive techniques. • Consult with parents, teachers, administrators, and other relevant people to enhance their work with students.
Program Management • Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the occupational therapy program, and implement changes based on the finding. • Assist in the selection of equipment and adaptive material. • Develop and maintain effective individual and group relationships with students, parents, and school staff. • Create an environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the maturity level and interests of students. • Establish control and administer discipline according to the Student Code of Conduct and student handbook. Administration • Compile, maintain, and file reports, records, and other required documents. • Comply with policies established by federal and state law, State Board of Education rule, and board policy in occupational therapy area. • Comply with all district and campus routines, regulations, and policies. • Maintain a positive and productive relationship with administrators. • Communicate effectively with colleagues, students, and parents. Professional • Adhere to ethical and legal standards and model behavior that is professional and responsible. • Participate in approved professional development to improve skills related to job assignment.
WORKING CONDITIONS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally life and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to travel within the district to multiple campuses. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES REQUIRED:
Bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy or related program, valid Texas license as an occupational therapist granted by the Texas Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners, experience in Special Education, knowledge of testing protocol and interpreting results.