Media Specialist St. Mary's County Public Schools Leonardtown

Title Media Specialist
Date 10 September 2020
Company St. Mary's County Public Schools
City Leonardtown

Short Description :

Media center Possess professional certification for the appropriate teaching level Maintains accurate records as required for state, county, and school reports Guides students to develop comprehension skills through exposure to a variety of reading material as well ,…

Full Description :

St. Mary's County Public Schools has recently adopted a Teacher Candidate Assessment. Once you submit your application, you will receive an email to complete the Teacher Candidate Assessment as part of your application package.

Release Date: September 9, 2020 Application Deadline: Septemeber 24, 2020 Requisition 6897
Current benefited staff of SMCPS who submit a timely application and meet the minimum qualifications for the position shall be granted an interview and shall be considered to fill the vacancy prior to external applicants being considered. Questions regarding your application and/or candidacy should be directed to the Department of Human Resources.
Position: Media Specialist (ten-month assignment)
Location: Green Holly Elementary School
Salary: The salary for this EXEMPT position will be based on EASMC salary schedule for ten-month employees.
Effective: September 2020
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Qualified applicants, including current benefited employees of St. Mary's County Public Schools, must complete an online application. In addition to the online application, a letter of interest, resume, and any support documentation (copy of certification where applicable) must be scanned and uploaded to the School Recruiter application. The online application, letter of interest, resume and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications, including information about the applicant’s background, experience, professional qualifications, and a statement of the reasons for seeking this position. Failure to submit all required documentation will result in your application being considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the selection committee for review. All online applications must be completed no later than September 23, 2020. A writing sample may be required for applicants selected for an interview. Following a screening of credentials, interviews will be scheduled
NATURE OF WORK:
This is a professional position to meet the instructional goals of the school and school system by delivering instructional programs effectively to ensure student achievement.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Direct and evaluate student learning experiences.
  • Provide guidance to students to promote education development and welfare.
  • Provide care and protection of school property.
  • Supervise student activity on school property.
  • Plan and coordinate the instructional program in accordance with the current curricula.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Plans instruction that enriches and extends classroom instruction and integrates the Library Media Learning Outcomes
  • Plans collaboratively with faculty to ensure the integration of information literacy skills into all curricular areas
  • Guides students to develop comprehension skills through exposure to a variety of reading material as well as to comprehend, interpret, analyze and evaluate informational sources and literature
  • Teaches SMCPS Network Usage Standards
  • Instructs students in the use of productivity, presentation software, audio/video production, and multimedia productions in the context of content area instruction
  • Provides instruction and demonstration lessons illustrating the appropriate use of technology, appropriate materials, strategies and techniques for effective use of new technologies in various content areas
  • Assists staff as needed in information retrieval, media production, and in the use of electronic resources
  • Assists teachers in individualizing instruction in media outcomes for special populations such as ESL, special education, and gifted/talented
  • Provides in-service instruction on the use of materials, programs and equipment to faculty and staff: Train staff in the use of computer equipment and implementation procedures to ensure proper maintenance of this equipment
  • Provides in-service instruction in the use of library media materials and equipment
  • Instructs staff in the use of productivity, presentation software, audio/video production, and multimedia productions in the context of content area instruction
  • Continuously updates personal knowledge about new technologies in PDP
  • Collaborates with principals, school improvement teams, and instructional supervisors to plan for the appropriate uses of technology for instruction
  • Supervises supporting clerical and technical staff assigned to the media center
  • Prepares plans for keeping the resources collection and network technology current
  • Compiles a collection development policy based on the St. Mary’s County Library Media Program and site-related data
  • Provides opportunities for the faculty and students to participate in the selection and evaluation of materials on the Library Media Technology Committee
  • Maintains accurate records as required for state, county, and school reports
  • Creates a school library media center climate which encourages students and faculty to take full advantage of its resources
  • Solicits feedback from all users to assist in program evaluation and the continuous improvement of services
  • Provides network assistance for the school-wide network, classroom computers, and computer lab
  • Coordinates the overall implementation of use of computer hardware and software in the school
  • Serves as primary technology contact
Participate in co-curricular activities.
  • Maintain accurate student attendance.
  • Assist students with learning activities.
  • Take part in professional development activities.
  • Cooperate with students and staff.
  • Maintain open lines of communications with students, staff and parents.
  • Maintain current lesson plans.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Possess professional certification for the appropriate teaching level.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of curriculum, instruction, staff development, and assessment process.
  • Possess the ability to relate well with students, colleagues, parents, and staff.

TERM OF EMPLOYMENT:
Full-time ten-month position.
SALARY GRADE RANGE:

The salary for this EXEMPT position will be based on EASMC salary schedule for ten-month employees.

BARGAINING UNIT: EASMC

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