Lead Literary Specialist

Faculty / Full-Time

Jean Charles Academy, Lynn,

Building Audacity

Building Audacity was started in 2019 to build power for youth and communities of color in the Greater Boston area. We listen deeply to our youth and communities about the types of change they wish to see and provide them the tools, resources, and connections to lead that change.

About Jean Charles Academy(JCA)

In 2020, Building Audacity created the Jean Charles Academy in response to the lack of needed educational opportunities available to Black students. JCA began offering virtual learning resources in Spring 2020, responding to the requests from local students and families for culturally and linguistically appropriate learning resources while in-person schooling was suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2021, JCA opened its first campus in Lynn, MA. The in-person education center provides instruction for grades PreK- 10th grade and is open Monday – Friday from 7:30am -4pm.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES – (for full job description please email)

Working alongside an experienced licensed mentor and support teachers, this role will be responsible for creating a flexible classroom environment favorable to student learning and personal growth. Using the JCA three station model, the Literary Lead will motivate elementary teachers to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge to provide an effective educational foundation, in accordance with each JCA pedagogy.


Create or select short- and long-range plans based on state curriculum requirements, student profiles and instructional priorities. Identify specific intended learning outcomes that are challenging, meaningful, and measurable. Plan and prepare a variety of learning activities considering individual student’s culture, learning styles, special needs, and socio-economic background. Assist in assessing changing curricular needs and plans for improvement.


Maintain a positive, organized and safe learning environment. Manage materials and equipment effectively. Establish and maintain effective and efficient record keeping procedures, including but not limited to, required individual student plans and reports. Assist the school in the compilation of data to evaluate reading programs and assist in identifying appropriate strategies. Coordinate and monitor the work of volunteers and aides when assigned.


Develop and use assessment strategies, traditional and alternative, to assist the continuous development of students. Analyze and identify reading problems. Interpret data including but not limited to standardized and other test results for diagnosis, instructional planning and program evaluation. Assist teachers in selecting, administering, and evaluating results of screening, diagnostic, and progress assessments.

Intervention/Direct Services

Work with and support the classroom teacher in providing a balanced reading program. Assist in developing, implementing, and monitoring the reading curriculum. Assist teachers in the provision of appropriate intensive intervention instruction for struggling students, including those who are limited English proficient. Use a variety of instructional strategies appropriate for teaching students from diverse backgrounds with different learning styles and special needs and which enhance the application of critical, creative and evaluative thinking capabilities. Provide appropriate instructional modification for students with special needs, including exceptional education students and students who have limited English proficiency


Provide students with opportunities to use technology to gather and share information with others. Facilitate student access to the use of electronic resources. Explore and evaluate new technologies and their educational impact. Use technology to review student assessment data.


Facilitate collaboration among teachers and grade and/or content areas levels at school. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with other professionals, students, parents and community. Provide accurate and timely information to parents and students about academic and behavioral performance of students.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.


• Bachelor’s degree (BA) from an accredited college or university or equivalent.
• Minimum of three (3) years successful teaching experience (may include Student Teaching Internship experience).
• Equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Command of grades/subject specific content and theoretical knowledge of learning theory, including motivation, reinforcement, evaluation and feedback techniques.
• Understanding of and commitment to company values.
• Successful results of criminal and employment background check.
• Effective instructional delivery techniques and excellent communication skills.
• Candidates with possession of valid teaching certification preferred.

Jean Charles Academy

Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender