Lead Learning Specialist – Franklin School

Organization: Franklin School

Date Posted: 4/16/2024

Closing Date: 8/31/2024

Lead Learning Specialist (Endeavor Program) Grades 9-12

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Position Overview:

Franklin, a visionary grade 9-12 co-educational school located in Jersey City, is seeking a self-directed, experienced, and energetic Learning Specialist for the 2024-2025 academic year.


  • Endeavor teacher maintains safe, efficient, and engaging environment
  • Displays evidence of positive and appropriate relationship with Endeavor student.
  • Liaise with HODs, school counselors, and parents regarding student progress.
  • Utilize technology effectively to advance the educational process and engage students.
  • Provide one-on-one academic and organizational support to struggling learners.
  • Provide high-level support in one or more of the traditional academic disciplines (English, history, math, chemistry or biology).
  • Display a commitment to diversity and creating a culture of equity, inclusion, and belonging in approach to teaching and learning, as they are recognized and valued by Franklin.
  • Required to participate in all staff meetings and an in-house professional development program.
  • Complete an online anti-bias training program in the first year of teaching.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education, Education or related field required, Master’s preferred.
  • Actively engage with the classroom teachers, maintaining regular contact with parents about student progress in all areas.
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.
  • Experience teaching to a range of learners.
  • Eagerness to contribute positively to the Franklin community.
  • Willingness to engage with and learn from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Ability to bring joy, kindness, maturity, and flexibility to the school environment.
  • Formal training in Special Education preferred, but not required.
  • Proficiency in Literacy, English and Humanities highly preferred.
  • The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and eager to contribute positively to the Franklin community, demonstrating willingness to engage with, and learn from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We look forward to welcoming community members who bring joy, kindness, maturity, and flexibility to the school environment.

Compensation: $60,000-$120,000/year

Commensurate with experience and education, Franklin faculty members are expected to share their expertise and passions related to both academic and non-academic areas, to enrich the school community through contributions to the skills, micro-courses, and electives programs. We are committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for individuals with disabilities and with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please let us know. Franklin School’s goal is to achieve and maintain equal employment opportunities. It is also the policy of Franklin to maintain a work environment free from discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, marital status, or other status protected by federal or state law, with regards to any term or condition of employment.