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Syracuse City School District Job posting 39780
725 HARRISON ST, SYRACUSE, New York, 13210 Job posted as of Mar 28, 2017 until Until Filled

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About Our District

The Syracuse City School District is Building our Future by ensuring that all students have the opportunity to achieve at a high level. Teaching and learning are our core business and we know that education is essential to improve future life opportunities for our students. We also recognize that strong leaders and teachers together have a profound impact on student achievement. With this in mind, we are seeking educators who are ready to partner with us and our community in ensuring a bright future for all students. The Syracuse City School District represents 34 schools and 4 alternative education programs and serves over 21,000 students in grades Pre K-12.  78% of SCSD students qualify for free or reduced lunch price, and approximately 20% are served by the Office of Special Education.  77% of the students in the school district are students of color. 

Our Commitment to Diversity

At the Syracuse City School District, we believe it’s in the interest of both students and the public to have a staff which is highly qualified and effective in performing the duties assigned to them, and which contains a healthy diversity of personal backgrounds. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. This means we are committed to providing equal access to all categories of employment, regardless of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, creed or religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or expression, disability or any other legally protected category under federal, state or local law. Once hired, employees will need to present proof of eligibility to work legally in the United States.

Job Title
Reach Associate (2017-2018)
District Name
Syracuse City School District
School / Location Name
Many Schools
Certification(s)/Licensure(s) required
Teaching Assistant
Posted on
Mar 28, 2017
Expiry Date
Until Filled
Job Description
Please note that this posting is for anticipated openings for the upcoming 2017-2018 school year. Locations will vary depending on availability. We expect to begin the screening process in March/April 2017.

The Syracuse City School District is undergoing a new phase of innovation and transformation with the goal of ensuring that all students graduate high school with the skills needed to be ready for college and career. For Syracuse, all means all – including students who fall behind or have been considered “hard to serve” for a host of reasons. The School Board and Syracuse community have charged Superintendent Jaime Alicea with improving student achievement, and he is seeking a dedicated team of school leaders and teachers to partner with him in moving the district toward its goals. The Syracuse City School District represents 34 schools and 4 alternative education programs, serving 21,000+ students Pre-K-12 of whom 77% qualify for free or reduced price lunch, 18% are served by the Office of Special Education and 78% are students of color.


The Reach Associate ensures that students receive technology based instruction and/or small group intervention that aligns with district curriculum to ensure that students are successful in ELA and Math.  The ability to build a positive rapport with students and colleagues is critical in the role. The successful candidate will support school staff to deliver technology based instructional programs that meet the academic needs of students.

REPORTS TO: Principal

(These duties represent a sample and may vary by position) 
  • Instructs individual students or groups of students in curricular areas as guided by the Reach teacher(s) 
  • Plans and collaborates with the Reach teacher(s) to devise special strategies, including the use of digital learning or technology as appropriate, for reinforcing skills and concepts based on the understanding of individual students and their needs, interests and abilities 
  • Assesses student learning progress in the group, utilizing technology and digital learning tools as appropriate, and communicates results and recommendations to Reach teacher(s) 
  • Holds students accountable for ambitious learning goals 
  • Invests students in their learning using a variety of influence techniques 
  • Holds students accountable for high expectations of behavior and engagement that are ambitious and measurable 
  • Identifies and addresses individual students’ social, emotional, and behavioral learning needs and barriers, and organizational and time management skills 
  • Establishes and contributes to a culture of respect, enthusiasm, and rapport 
  • Creates environments conducive to collaborative and individual learning 
  • Supervises, monitors and manages students as requested, including but not limited to, transition times, less structured time, and individual work time, which may include digital learning 
  • Assists in administrative paperwork, including but not limited to, checking materials and portfolios, correcting papers, supervising, and testing as directed 
  • Maintains a high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality of information about students 
  • Other duties as assigned 

All candidates must possess New York State certification as a Teaching Assistant.

The current SCSD starting salary for this position is $20,464* with an additional $3,000 stipend per the Unit 8 contractual agreement.
*This is the starting salary for SCSD Teaching Assistants.