Full-Time Instructor/Program Director at Bay State Learning Center

Bay State Learning Center in Dedham, MA (near Boston) is looking for an Instructor/Program Director to join their alternative self-directed learning community.

BSLC is looking for a forward thinking educator with enthusiasm and creativity to not only teach but serve as program director. BSLC is in it’s fourth year of operation, and has a stable, thriving program on the cusp of growing much larger. Do the kind of creative teaching you have always wanted to do, without the power struggles and unnecessary difficulties of traditional school. In a small setting like BSLC the potential for developing new ideas is limitless.

Instructional Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a small team running a self-directed learning community of about 27 kids ages 10-19.

  • Flexibly teach a small variety of subjects in once-a-week classes; topics include the instructor’s training areas and personal interests as well as the student’s interests and needs.

  • Guide students to an excited, open-minded and active interest in learning.

  • Advise students in one-on-one advising sessions with an assigned selection of students, assisting students to define their goals, pursue class work, develop general/life organizational strategies, begin college planning, etc.

  • Maintain good documentation of class sessions as well as all advising sessions in the dedicated online databases for each.

  • Work with parents and families to help with the ongoing learning and development of the students.

  • Be available for students if they need assistance with any self-directed activity from getting started and organized to completion.

Organizational Responsibilities:

  • Help organize the weekly class schedule, as well as the yearly calendar.

  • Manage/Work with volunteer teachers to find, schedule and maintain a diverse selection of classes.

  • Help to run fundraising and outreach events to promote our program and keep it vital.

  • Help maintain a social media presence and assist with mass emails/newsletters.

  • Bonus if able to help with website updates and marketing graphic design.

To apply send resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the BSLC program to both george@baystatelearning.org and marjorie@baystatelearning.org.