Junior Seminar/ACT Prep Teacher

The Soulsville Charter School

As a CAST (College and Alumni Support Team) member, this person is responsible for curriculum development and teaching of Junior Seminar.  Junior Seminar focuses on preparing for the ACT for the majority of the Fall and shifts to focusing on college and post-secondary readiness mindsets in late Spring.  Junior Seminar acts as a precursor to Senior Seminar and the two are aligned and co-planned by CAST members. The Junior Seminar teacher partners with our SGE (Summer Growth Experiences) Director to provide support.



  • College and Alumni Support
    • Post-secondary support and alignment with Senior Seminar 
  • ACT Prep 
    • Junior Seminar Curriculum Development and Teaching
    • Mock ACT program management 

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  1. Commitment to the growth and development of young people and passion for helping students to reach their potential
  2. Understanding of difficulties associated with transitioning from high school to college/post-secondary for TSCS’s students
  3. Knowledge of underlying policy issues regarding college access and success
  4. Strategic thinker
  5. Self-starter with strong entrepreneurial drive: takes initiative; comfortable operating in growth mode; can operate self-sufficiently, but also collaboratively as part of a team
  6. Superb written and oral communication skills
  7. Ability to design and build a program to meet specified goals
  8. Familiarity with statistics and strong analytical ability
  9. Strong instructional expertise and the ability to make practical use of data in the classroom.
  10. Ability to produce reports in a variety of formats integrating various data sources
  11. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint with the ability to learn new software applications and systems
  12. Excellent written and oral communication, planning, and organizational skills
  13. Exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to set expectations and follow up with coworkers
  14. Ability to work urgently in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment
  15. Ability to facilitate various size groups using facilitative leadership skills
  16. Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines under pressure
  17. Ability to work independently and manage-up when needed
  18. Familiarity and working knowledge of both state and national assessment measures
  19. Familiarity with ACT college readiness benchmarks



College and Alumni Support

CAST Member

  1. Work with CAST (College and Alumni Support Team) to ensure that all strands of CAST (SGEs, Junior Seminar, Senior Seminar, Alumni Support) are aligned with schools’ mission and the department’s vision and goals.
  2. Participate in monthly CAST department meetings

Junior Seminar Teacher

  1. Plan and execute daily Junior Seminar (College-going identity/mindset development and ACT Prep) for juniors
  2. Oversee logistics of juniors and seniors signing up for off-campus ACTs (registration support, fee waivers, calculators, creation of photo identification)
  3. Work with counselors to plan and execute junior year college-based field trips (case studies and college fair)
  4. Manage the coordination, implementation and data tracking for three MOCK ACTs for 10th & 11th grade

Support for Director of SGEs

  1. Coordinate SGE fly-ins for rising seniors


Mock ACT’s

  1. Manage the input and output of scantrons for mock ACT’s, including:
  1. Organizing and communicating calendar of events
  2. Preslugging process including verifying the accuracy of class rosters
  3. Scanning mock ACT results
  4. Uploading results to Kickboard or GradeCam
  5. Planning the logistics of testing for 10th and 11th grade (making a schedule, making copies, prepping testing bins, prepping proctors and writing proctor scripts)
  6. Communicating all logistics to the HS and owning the day-of testing procedures
  7. Transferring data into a spreadsheet that shows each HS students’ scores for each Mock ACT taken
  8. Presenting data to staff during quarterly Data Day meeting


Professional Practices

  1. Demonstrate trustworthiness in dealing in confidential matters.
  1. Serve as appropriate role model for TSCS colleagues, students, staff, and parents.
  1. Engage in all TSCS meetings in a professional manner.

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