Director of Center for Academic Success at GSSM
South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM)
GSSM, one of the nation’s leading high schools, seeks a highly motivated person to continually improve student outcomes by providing and coordinating academic support to advanced juniors and seniors in a residential high school setting. The selected candidate will be responsible for developing and implementing various support strategies to assist students academically. The target start date is July 3, 2017.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, teaching an academic transition seminar, managing all aspects of tutoring centers and required study halls for students in academic jeopardy, meeting individually and in small groups with students as needed, working with other school departments to provide necessary support to students, assisting in standardized test prep, assisting with creation and management of educational improvement plans, responsible for a two-week summer bridge program for a select group of incoming juniors, coordinating state required testing and assisting with academic teams and clubs. Applicants should have a Master’s degree in Education, Special Education, Counseling or related field and a minimum of five (5) years of pertinent experience. Desired qualifications include experience addressing student and parent concerns, experience with gifted students, excellent organizational and communication skills, ability to manage projects and willingness to adapt and acquire new skills as needed.
This is a full-time (12-month) position, with full benefits available. Compensation is competitive based on credentials experience and unique qualifications. Some evening and weekend work will be required.
GSSM offers a wonderful teaching environment with motivated and talented students in a residential setting and is recognized among the top public elite high schools in the nation. We are a statewide, public residential high school for 11th and 12th graders specializing in the advanced study of science and mathematics. Historically, GSSM has maintained a 10:1 student to faculty ratio. Nearly 80% of the faculty members have earned doctoral degrees. Over five years, our students’ SAT average is 2059.
Please apply electronically. Preferably in one pdf file, send a cover letter and resume, along with the GSSM application. All positions are “open until filled.”
The S.C. GSSM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.