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Boston University LEARNING SPECIALIST, BU Academy in BOSTON, Massachusetts

Boston University Academy is seeking a part-time Learning Specialist serving students in grades 9-12. The position begins in August 2024. The Learning Specialist will work alongside a returning Learning Specialist and as part of a broader Student Support Team. It is likely a one-year role with a possibility of continuation. The primary responsibility will be meeting one-on-one to support students with executive functioning and a variety of learning styles. The Learning Specialist may also be involved in reviewing and processing psycho-educational testing; making recommendations to families about additional support (e.g. testing, tutoring, or outside professional support); maintaining the list of students with school-approved accommodations and sharing with faculty on a need-to-know basis; submitting and supporting applications to the College Board and other testing organizations for testing accommodations; working closely with teachers to determine student needs and offer advice about ways teachers can best support the students; leading professional development for faculty around learning disabilities and learning strategies. The Learning Specialist reports to the Associate Head of School.

As the only high school in New England that is part of a major research university, Boston University Academy (BUA) offers students who love learning both a traditional, caring independent school experience and access to a broad range of university courses. In the eleventh and twelfth grades, students follow their passions by regularly completing up to twelve courses from Boston University’s undergraduate curriculum. The school’s 233 students are curious, capable, and kind. They come from 55 cities and towns in the Greater Boston area. 56% of students identify as students of color. 30% of students are on financial aid — a reflection of BUA’s commitment to equity and access.

Boston University’s generous benefits package includes health, dental, life insurance, and paid time off. Full-time employees are also eligible for tuition remission for graduate work at Boston University, and remission extends to dependents as well. For more details on benefits, please refer to the Boston University benefits page here ( .

Required Skills

A master's degree in special education, educational psychology, or a related field and at least three years of experience in a support team role are preferred. For all positions, we look for candidates who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment, who are flexible

and creative, who will fully engage in the life of the school, and who are committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable community.

To apply, please upload a resume, list of references (if available), and cover letter addressed to Dr. Rosemary White, Associate Head of School. Please send any questions to

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor .

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