Job Description

Reading Specialist/EL Coordinator

Department:Special Education
Office:Phoenix Metro Area
Location:Phoenix, AZ

BASIS is currently seeking a Reading Specialist/EL Coordinator in the Phoenix Metro Area to start ASAP!

BASIS.ed School teams offer an incredible opportunity to be deeply involved in an academic community that is dynamic, exciting and unpredictable. You’ll join others in a highly social, supportive and collaborative environment. 

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Advocate for the academic and personal/social needs of English Language Learners.
  • Support classroom teachers in the consistent implementation of programming, best practices, and recommendations for ELLs
  • Provide intervention support during academic times (especially Literacy and STEM times) in K-2 classrooms
  • Plan and collaborate with K-2 teachers to design and implement engaging instruction that leads to English language fluency and literacy in all content areas. Attend weekly planning sessions with classroom teachers to plan lessons, projects, and expeditions. Suggest accommodations and appropriate lesson structures to support identified and unidentified ELL students
  • Conduct, organize, and analyze on-going assessments of student performance using multiple assessment tools
  • Identify students who require English Language and Literacy support and determine the level and nature of services for each student
  • Assist and support the development of a successful learning environment for ELL students in each classroom by providing school-wide support to teachers by facilitating clear planning around student needs and learning goals, differentiated instruction, and classrooms that support student success
  • Model best teaching practices for teachers with the goal of developing their capacity to support specialized instruction, differentiation, and classroom accommodations to support ELL students
  • Assist the development of curriculum to support ELL learners 
  • Meet regularly with School Directors and other professionals as needed to discuss student progress
  • Attend parent-teacher conferences as needed

Job Qualifications: 

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree with a major (or 24+ credit hours) in the teaching subject, Advanced degree preferred. Must possess the required credentials to teach in your home country or state which may include a Bachelor's degree and documentation of passage of a state authorized subject test in the teaching. Must have a minimum of 2 years of teaching experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Subject matter postgraduate work (Master's or Ph.D.) is preferred or a combination of subject matter undergraduate degree with a Master’s in Education. Together with a high level of educational attainment, a successful applicant will demonstrate strong communication skills in teaching ideas, texts, and concepts with precision and confidence. Critically, an applicant must possess a high GPA in his/her major, excellent recommendations, experience working with children, not necessarily in the classroom, and be open to new ideas in teaching. 

Additional Job Information:

Benefits and Salary: Salary for this position is competitive and dependent on education and experience. BASIS.ed offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Note: BASIS (collectively, BASIS.ed, BASIS Schools, Inc., BDC, A Public Charter School, Inc., BTX Schools, Inc., BASIS Independent Schools, LLC, BASIS Global LLC, and BASIS Educational Ventures, LLC), is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants for employment are recruited, hired and assigned without discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or familial status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, military/veteran status or any other classification protected by law. BASIS expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee or student harassment. For additional information, please visit our Careers website at

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