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Director of Homework Cafe 

About the Organization Fusion Academy is a revolutionary alternative, accredited private school for grades 6-12 that offers a fully individualized classroom: one student, one teacher. As the nationwide leader in one to one schooling, Fusion Academy has campuses throughout the country.

Every student at Fusion is unique - some students are accelerated learners; some need flexible scheduling; and others have special learning needs due to attention challenges, learning differences, or social and emotional difficulties. No matter why students come to Fusion, our model is simple - through compassion and acceptance, Fusion students learn on their terms, on their schedule, and in their learning style.

Our model is a unique academic program offering services year-round on a rolling admissions basis. Our environment is highly personal and socially inclusive. Equal emphasis is placed on students' emotional well-being as it is on academic achievements. In addition to full time enrollment, students at Fusion Academy may take a class for credit or enroll in our tutoring/mentoring program.

The Fusion culture offers a special place to work, teach, and learn. Fusionites are a special brand of educators--they are creative, passionate, embrace change, and have fun! They communicate honestly and with compassion to both students and colleagues. People join the Fusion family for more than just a paycheck; they seek to work with peers who share these values. And because Fusion is growing rapidly, we offer considerable opportunity for career advancement throughout the country.

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Location Scottsdale  

Position Summary:

The Director of Homework Cafe provides mentoring support to students in building their social-emotional skills through connections & intentional programming activities. They provide students with executive functioning support & reinforcement to progress in their independent work and grow as learners. They offer guidance that allows students to become self-directed & positive community members to develop within our school-wide learner outcomes.

The Homework Café (HC) is at the center of student life on every Fusion campus. The primary focus of this space is twofold: students complete their independent work and make social connections with their peers. The Director of Homework Cafe is responsible for ensuring the HC meets Fusion’s brand promise, managing the HC operations, and developing and maintain a comprehensive, well-rounded student experience.

Requirements for this position include a bachelor’s degree in counseling, education, or a mental health related field, and at least 3 years of working with adolescents. The ideal candidate must have the ability to build authentic connections with others, as well as engage with a wide range of students (age, personality, needs), have expert facilitation skills, demonstrate a compassionate and prosocial approach to student behavior, the ability to mentor students through stress and conflict, and remain calm in a high-paced environment. This position also must create a healthy balance for students between productivity toward homework completion, socialization, wellbeing, and fun.

                                                                                 ***This position is ON CAMPUS, in person, at our Fusion Academy Scottsdale campus***

Salary Range: $54,000-$60,000

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Provide mentoring to all students and create a positive group climate through excellent facilitation practices.
  • Develop and organize student social opportunities through campus programming such as yearly events, community service, weekly student meetings, field trips, and daily activities.
  • Monitor and help students’ progress in the completion of homework.
  • Build executive function and social-emotional skills through 1:1 mentoring connections and group activities.
  • Guide students through stress and conflict with mentoring conversations.
  • Create daily and weekly opportunities for students to build and foster healthy relationships.
  • Manage student-centered campus rhythms.
  • Lead professional development around adolescent development and behaviors.
  • Follow Fusion’s mental health and student guidance framework.
  • Communicate with all stakeholders around student progress: share successes and develop strategies to ensure holistic progress.
  • Provide input for students’ quarterly goal setting.
  • Facilitate the administration of formal assessment tools and surveys.
  • Manage the HC teaching team and ensure the space is staffed appropriately, providing adequate student support.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Candidate must have knowledge and/or experience in:

  • Bachelor’s degree in counseling, education, or a mental health related field.
  • At least 3 years working in an environment with adolescents who demonstrate a wide range of learner and social-emotional profiles.
  • Strong group facilitation skills and the ability to maintain a positive social environment for students.
  • Ability to teach social-emotional skills and create opportunities for peer connections.
  • Ability to foster creative adolescent programming ideas.
  • Experience with compassionate discipline, conflict resolution & pro-social communication models (Collaborative Problem Solving, Non-Violent Communication, Restorative Justice, Motivational Interviewing).
  • Experience & expertise in adolescent development, learning differences, and social-emotional difficulties. (Equivalent roles may be: Community Program Coordinator, Student Behavior Specialist, Student Program Specialist, Creative Arts or Recreation Therapist, Student Dean, or School Guidance Counselor).
  • Strong pro-social communication strategies and mentoring skills.

Competencies Desired:

  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships.
  • Possesses a clear understanding of professional boundaries.
  • Demonstrates strong social-emotional intelligence.
  • Exercises strong judgement, patience and a problem-solving approach when addressing issues.
  • Ability to handle a fast-paced environment and embrace change with flexibility.
  • Prioritizes a humanistic and student-centered approach when working with students.
  • Creates a fun environment through a joyful and humorous disposition.
  • Demonstrates strong organization skills, with the ability to constantly multi-task and self-direct.
  • Ability to speak clearly and concisely in written and oral communication.
  • Demonstrates solid listening and communicating skills.
  • Possesses the motivation to achieve goals and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to engage and empower diverse student populations.

                                                                            ***This position is ON CAMPUS, in person, at our Fusion Academy Scottsdale campus***

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.

Position Requirements

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