At-Risk Media & Literacy Support

Monday, December 16, 2019
Ypsilanti Community Schools
Position Details: 

At-Risk Media and Literacy Support
Position Title: Media Specialist
Building:        Ford/Holmes
Reports to:     Building Principal
Hourly Rate:  $20 per hour
Position Summary:

  • Associates degree or higher, Bachelors degree preferred
  • Desire to work with youth and young adults from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to take direction from program building principal/designee
  • Possession of excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency with a variety of word processing, publishing, and data entry systems
  • Possession of excellent organizational, time management and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to prioritize and address multiple tasks and responsibilities
  • Appropriate and acceptable alternatives to these qualifications may be made by the Board of Education.


  • Ability to develop effective working relationships with staff and the school community.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to comprehend both oral and written directions to carry out complex tasks.


  • Check books in and out of the library
  • Maintain the media center, provide support for students, and provide opportunities for students to visit the media center and check out books
  • Search standard reference materials including on-line sources and the Internet in order to answer patrons’ reference questions
  • Assist in furnishing or locating that information.
  • Teach library patrons to search for information using databases
  • Keep records of circulation and materials
  • Supervise budgeting, planning, and personnel activities
  • Explain the use of library facilities, resources, equipment, services, and provide information about library policies.
  • Review and evaluate resource material, such as book reviews and catalogs, in order to select and order print, audiovisual, and electronic resources
  • Provides some literacy support through library media
  • Acquire, catalog materials, and maintain inventories
  • Work closely with building administrators
  • Assist other services areas of the programming with direct and indirect services, which may include some literacy support.
  • Provides resources for staff, students and parents.
  • Participates in professional development, maintains appropriate certification, qualifications, and keeps current in changing pedagogy
  • Adheres to district and school rules and procedures
  • Conducts behavior to demonstrate collegiality and professionalism
  • Regular predictable attendance
  • Establishes a relationship of trust and rapport with the families of the children
  • Establish relationships and communicates with staff and students to facilitate positive interaction within the program

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  187 days - school calendar

  • Aligns curriculum, instruction, and assessments while responding to the individual needs of the students.
  • The confidence to challenge all aspects of the district’s status quo to determine their alignment to turnaround practices.
  • The strong desire to achieve outstanding results in a short amount of time.
  • The ability to motivate others and influence their behaviors.
  • The power to stay visibly focused and self-assured despite the barrage of personal and professional attacks common during turnaround.
  • Thrive in a professional environment that is one of mutual respect, teamwork and accountability.

Complete all sections of the online application at:
It is required that applicants upload copies of the following documents:
 letter of interest and resume
The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, immigration status, sex (including sexual orientation or transgender identity), disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any legally protected category not otherwise listed, (collectively, “Protected Classes”), in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.

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