Coordinator Of Social-Emotional Learning (Sy20)

Up Education Network Dorchester , MA 02122

Posted 1 week ago

Coordinator of Social-Emotional Learning (SY20)

Grade Level: Elementary (PK-4)

Start Date: July 1, 2019

Locations: UP Academy Dorchester

About UP Education Network

UP Education Network manages and operates five schools in Boston and Lawrence, MA, serving more than 2,600 elementary and middle school students. UP is invited by local school districts to restart chronically underperforming district schools as UP Academies. Each UP Academy shares the same mission: to ensure that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to succeed on the path to college and to achieve their full potential.


The Coordinator of Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) will work with the school's School Culture Team to ensure that all students are equipped with the social-emotional skills they need to maximize their learning, build positive relationships, and actively participate in the school community. This individual will lead the school's implementation of a formal social-emotional curriculum that supports a positive, consistent, and caring school culture. The Coordinator of Social-Emotional Learning will be the school's point person on SEL and will work closely with the network's Director of SEL, members of the school leadership team, and teachers.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Work with the School Culture Team and Leadership Team to develop and deliver high-quality, structured school-wide SEL programming

  • Guide teachers in implementing SEL curricula and programming, including observations, feedback, and modeling of skills and strategies for teachers

  • Provide individual student coaching and support on social-emotional skills as needed

  • Support other members of the School Culture Team in creating and maintaining a high-quality, supportive Dean's Office

  • Ensure that the physical environment of the school reinforces a positive school culture and facilitates student achievement

  • Model the school's values and standards for professional behavior


  • A strong belief in UP Education Network's core values: Students, Community, Humility, Resilience, and Humor

  • Bachelor's degree is preferred

  • Residency in Boston is required

  • Current authorization to work in the United States A candidate must have such authorization by his or her first day of employment

Compensation and Benefits

This position is a Managerial (non-union) position; salary is commensurate with experience and UP Academy follows the salary scales of each UP Academy's host school district. As an employee of UP Academy and your respective school district, you will receive the same access to personal and sick days, health insurance, and dental insurance as others within your employee class.

Working at UP Education Network

We know that great staff members directly lead to the success of our students. At UP, your career is shaped by:

  • Opportunities for immediate impact: UP offers a chance to bring best practices found in high-performing schools to students previously enrolled in struggling schools, and to rapidly unlock the potential of these students

  • Talented, mission-driven colleagues: Our staff is enthusiastic, dedicated, and willing to do "whatever it takes" to put every student on the path to college

  • Collaboration and teamwork: Staff members collaborate and work closely together on grade-level or content area teams, using data to track student performance as well as guide instructional practice

  • Consistent professional growth and development: Members of our staff typically have bi-weekly check-in meetings with their managers where they receive targeted coaching and support and the entire staff participates in weekly professional development sessions during the school year, kick-started by extensive training in August.

We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply for any open position for which they are qualified. Our students must be exposed on a daily basis to a diverse group of powerful role models. Therefore, we have a responsibility to recruit, retain, develop, and reward a diverse and talented staff from a wide range of backgrounds to join our creative, mission-driven team.

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Coordinator Of Social-Emotional Learning (Sy20)

Up Education Network