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School Success Program Assistant - Marcy Open (2021 - 2022)

Date: Jul 21, 2021

Location: Minneapolis, MN, US

Company: Minneapolis Public Schools

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Job Title: School Success Program Assistant - Marcy Open (2021 - 2022)  and Requisition ID number: 79746

Close Date: 11:59 PM on 05/02/2021 

Organizational Unit:  Marcy Open School (10000071) 

Site:  Marcy (0226) 

FTE 30 hours/week - .75 FTE; this is based on full-time equivalency with 1.0 being full time

Union:  ESP(28) 

Functional Area:  Paraprofessional 

Resume and Cover Letter are mandatory to apply for any position.




Under general supervision, works directly and collaboratively with administrators, school site staff, parents, students, and community service providers to develop comprehensive and inclusive strategies that promote student achievement and school attendance.



  • Develops comprehensive and inclusive strategies to address student achievement and attendance; performs duties within scope of authority and training, and in compliance with MPS policies; duties may vary according to job assignment.
  • Works directly and collaboratively with administrators, school site staff, parents, students, and community service providers to assist in the identification and development of procedures and agreements with schools, community agencies and resources that promote improved student performance in school.
  • Administers MPS school success programs to develop and implement improvement plans that meet MPS goals and result in high-achieving learning environments for all students.
  • Works collaboratively with schools and programs to define and outline the role of school staff in improving student success and performance.
  • Works with staff to identify professional staff development needs by planning, organizing, and facilitating programs that improve staff effectiveness, and are consistent with instructional goals.
  • Evaluates students using a variety of assessment tools, and provides guidance and support.  Investigates and resolves complaints; responds to inquiries on a wide range of questions about MPS policy, procedures, resources, processes, student evaluation, placement, programs and discipline.
  • Mediates conflicts and provides advocacy services for clients in their interactions with government and community agencies; verifies compliance with agreements and performance standards.
  • Researches and writes grants and proposals for development and expansion of district programs that impact school success for students.
  • Monitors and evaluates student academic progress; assists students in accessing appropriate educational experiences which enhance basic skills; helps students solve personal and family issues; refers students to MPS programs, local community resources and regional community services.
  • Communicates with parents, students and staff to convey pertinent information while maintaining confidentiality of personal information; answers questions, and explains school rules.



Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Social Service, Psychology, or a related field


3 years of demonstrated educational support experience in an urban educational environment, including group facilitation and conflict resolution; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.



Positive Behavior Intervention knowledge of data collection and analysis.


Knowledge of:

  • Applicable policies, procedures and regulations covering specific areas of assignment.
  • Public education issues, procedures, and practices that influence school engagement for youth.
  • MPS policies and procedures for testing, attendance, truancy, special education, and data privacy.
  • State and local rules and regulations covering legal rights of due process and fair procedures.
  • Methods and techniques for working with students with disabilities and special needs.
  • Principles and practices of conflict resolution and negotiation strategies.
  • Local community resources and regional community services programs.
  • Principles of record keeping and records management. 


Skill in:

  • Monitoring and improving student behavior and learning skills.
  • Analyzing problems and developing effective solutions. Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects and demands.
  • Working with staff, students and families in a large urban school system that deals with complex student issues and economic and cultural diversity. 
  • Preparing and presenting public reports, and engaging community groups in meaningful dialogue.
  • Collaborating as a team member, with colleagues, staff and community representatives.


LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS A valid Minnesota State Driver’s License may be required.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT Work is performed in a classroom and a general office environment, with moderate physical requirements; requires occasionally lifting such articles as file boxes or heavier materials with help from others and/or lifting and carrying light objects frequently. Jobs in this category may require walking or standing to a significant degree, long periods of working with computers, and working with children.



Final candidates may be invited to interview with a committee. Final appointment to this position will be contingent upon passing a criminal background check.

Diversity is one of Minneapolis Public Schools core values and is essential to our goal of putting children first and making them college-ready.  Diversity of our workforce provides us with a competitive advantage and allows us to better understand, communicate with and educate our diverse student body. Minneapolis Public Schools will not deny anyone the opportunity for training or employment because of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status, or veteran status.


Minneapolis Public Schools strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply.

Posting Notes: | 12:01 AM On 05/02/2021 | Marcy Open School (10000071) | Marcy (0226) | Paraprofessional 

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