A passion for reading is at the core of everything we do at Success Academy. We are seeking a Young Adult Literature Specialist who will lead the charge across our middle and high schools to ensure our actions reflect our beliefs by building and promoting a culture of reading.
Do you believe that reading is a lifelong pursuit that can set adolescents on the path to success and fulfillment?
Are you a voracious reader who reads across genres and interest levels?
Are you passionate about getting great books into the hands of teens — and the adults who work with them?
Are you committed to exposing students to a diverse array of authors and texts that reflect their
own experiences while offering a window into new worlds and points of view?
Through the careful selection of excellent young adult literature and development of network-wide literacy initiatives, this individual will ensure that our love of books and reading is at the forefront of everything we do.
Please apply on our website.
To join our team, please upload a cover letter and resume that outlines your candidacy. Your cover letter should explain in detail your qualifications for the position. Resumes without cover letters will not be reviewed.
Success Academy Charter Schools is an equal opportunity employer and actively encourages applications from people of all backgrounds. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Success Academy offers a full benefits program and opportunities for professional growth.
Relevant prior experience may include:
Experience as a school librarian or as a young adult librarian in a public library;
2-3 years of teaching experience in middle or high school;
Experience creating successful reading programs in young adult publishing and/or bookselling; and/or
Extensive blogging, writing, and speaking about young adult literature.
Our Young Adult Literature Specialist should be someone who…
Has 3-4 years of deep expertise in young adult literature — from the classics to the latest trends;
Is excited to present new books to middle and high schoolers and can deliver passionate and inspiring books talks;
Is passionate about getting adults excited about young adult literature and is excited about collaborating with teachers and leaders to make this passion come alive across schools;
Will collaborate closely with our expert curriculum writers to continually curate and update our book lists and develop resources to integrate newly published young adult literature into the curriculum;
Will design innovative network-wide initiatives to promote love of reading across every classroom in every Success Academy middle and high school; and
Eats, sleeps, and breathes young adult literature and is a tireless advocate for the power of great books!
Has a high level of comfort with using technology and learning new applications
Please apply on our website.