Educational Program Specialist. Jobs for Americas Graduates (JAG Specialist)

Camden City Board of Education | Camden, NJ


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Posted Date 3/21/2023
Expiration Date6/17/2023

Educational Program Specialist, Jobs for America’s Graduates

(JAG Specialist)

In our District, we put students first. Our vision: all Camden students will attend a high quality school where they are valued, challenged, and prepared for college and careers that positively impact their community and the world. High quality schools have a great teacher in every classroom, are housed in safe, clean buildings equipped to meet the needs of 21st century learners, with the support of an efficient and effective Central Office. All this is possible only with the right team members in place, working together with partners and the community to provide all students the academic, social, and emotional supports needed to succeed in school and beyond. Read more here.

The Superintendent invites qualified and interested candidates to apply for the position of JAG Specialist.

Across the District, our staff maintain a clear focus on ensuring that every student in the city is enrolled in an excellent school that meets his or her unique needs. The District believes in the power of high expectations and the extraordinary potential of our students.

A teacher in the Camden City School District will serve as a classroom leader who works to provide exceptional instruction that affords all students the opportunity to excel academically and meet grade level standards. The teacher will bring content-specific expertise to their instructional planning and delivery that equips students with the skills necessary to become informed, successful citizens in a global economy. The teacher will collaborate closely with other staff members to ensure that all students receive outstanding support and services. Through this role, the teacher will work relentlessly to increase student achievement levels by consistently setting rigorous academic and behavioral goals for students, monitoring progress towards these goals through data analysis, and adjusting course when necessary. The teacher will work to actively build positive and beneficial relationships with parents, guardians and community members in order to positively impact their students’ academic performance.


The JAG Specialist will provide identified youth with employability and life survival skills through classroom instruction in 37 core competencies related to guidance counseling, academic remediation, work based learning experiences, summer activities, postsecondary and career advisement as follows:

  • Assure students matriculate through the JAG system and receive supports to graduate from high school towards
  • Post secondary education, careers, and military options.
  • Create a sustainable system of supports in partnership with community agencies through graduation and a one year follow-up period beyond high school.
  • Monitor student success and services for accountability through the e-NDMS data management system.
  • Achieve expected state and national performance outcomes by placing graduates in quality jobs after program completion and attainment of a GED.
  • The JAG Specialist is responsible for one monthly contact with graduates/non-graduates and five employer follow-up contacts within the twelve month period following graduation.


  • The JAG specialist shall be a certified teacher
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college / university; Masters Degree preferred
  • Three – five years full time teaching experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of basic instructional methodology and current educational trends related to academic interventions and comprehensive support services
  • A valid driver’s license as well as current insurance and vehicle with valid registration
  • Required criminal history background check, physical, and proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status


Major responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Establish a positive and ongoing supportive relationship with students, families, administrators and staff.
  • Provide JAG curriculum of 37 core competencies which includes employability and life survival skills.
  • Provide post-secondary guidance, academic remediation, work based learning experiences, summer activities,

and career advisement in a 12 month [period following graduation].

  • Collaborate with school counselors, teachers, and community stakeholders, to implement JAG curriculum.
  • Analyze student data and recommend qualified students in need of intensive academic.
  • Administer Comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems (CASAS) pre-/post-test and document

results in the Electronic Data Management System (e-NDMS).

  • Develop and implement monthly individualized plan (IDP) with students utilizing the e-NDMS
  • Serve as a student advocate in developing intervention plans and referrals.
  • Design a marketing plan to create community resources and partnerships.
  • Conduct parent/family outreach to facilitate career exploration, college selection and financial planning.
  • Organize and serve as advisor to the Career Association in facilitating hands-on activities, guest speakers and career related workshops.
  • Comply with all documentation as stipulated in the grant.
  • Participate in district regional and statewide professional development.
  • Complete special projects and duties as assigned.
  • Will be required to support projects and initiatives in other divisions and departments throughout CCSD on an as-needed basis
  • Other duties as assigned by the Supervisor or Supervisor’s designee


An ideal candidate for this role will demonstrate the following and/or have experiences with:

  • Experience working with high school students and knowledge of child development.
  • Experience in Post-Secondary Readiness and career exposures.
  • Experience working with at risk high school students.
  • Skill in human relations, leadership, supervision, and motivational techniques.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks in a timely manner.
  • Ability to develop ongoing relationships with a variety of constituencies and present program goals.
  • Ability to design and develop charts graphs, spreadsheet, PowerPoint presentation and written correspondence.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and technologies; ipad, email, and other electronic media.
  • Ability to create agendas, records, logs, and prepare comprehensive reports.


We are seeking individuals who will exemplify the District’s core values:

Equity for All Students

We make decisions and implement policies that honor all students’ needs and empower our students and their families. We believe in equality of opportunity – all students deserve a fair shot.

Respect and Humility

We serve our community by recognizing the strengths, experiences, and perspectives of others. We humbly recognize our own limitations and incorporate lessons we gain from our reflective practice.


We use evidence to inform decisions and to ensure that we are accountable to our students and families.

Communication & Collaboration

We communicate openly and work collaboratively, recognizing that getting to the best possible decisions requires input from others. Honest communications build trust and establish a community that assumes best intentions.


With respect for the complexity of this work and the history that precedes us, we focus on persistence, resourcefulness, and inclusiveness to drive toward solutions.


  • Assistant Superintendent of Administration and Support Services


Salary Range:

  • Camden Education Association Salary Guide

Employment Period

  • Ten-month, tenureable position

Union Affiliation

  • Camden Education Association (CEA)

(Pending availability of funds and Superintendent’s approval)


Type of Job (K-12 or Higher Ed.)

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