Sr Assistant, Academic Support - Brays Oaks (2013-2014)
YES Prep Public Schools - Houston, TX

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JOB TITLE: Sr Assistant – Academic Support

REPORTS TO: School Director

JOB GOAL : The Sr Assistant – Academic Support will provide high caliber cultural support through the supervision of the Wall Street/Detention and In-School Suspension (ISS) systems. YES Prep teachers and staff commit to ensuring that all of our students, regardless of zip-code attain an excellent education on the path toward college completion. This position is integral in meeting that commitment.

  • Supervise the in-school suspension system to ensure student success and communicate accordingly with teachers, staff and administrators
    • Hold students accountable to the expectations and administer appropriate consequences
  • Supervise Wall Street and detention; provide an environment that allows students to complete their homework
    • Hold students accountable to the expectations and administer appropriate consequences
    • Track attendance
  • Assist in management of student discipline files
  • Contribute to other school-wide duties and needs
  • Teach in the absence of regularly scheduled teacher(s), as directed by the Operations Manager, on an irregular/as-needed basis
  • Additional duties as assigned

  • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible;
  • Participate in workshops, seminars, and conferences to enhance knowledge and skills;
  • Demonstrate knowledge, and support of YES Prep Schools mission, values, standards, policies and procedures, confidentiality standards, Employee Field Guide expectations and code of ethical behavior as stated in the Field Guide;
  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal laws, local board policies, administrative guidelines, and the Texas Educators’ Code of Ethics;
  • Serve as appropriate role model for YES Prep colleagues, students, staff, and parents;
  • Conduct self in a professional manner at all times;
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks, often changing assignments on short notice, with little to no direction;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with others.


The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution
  • Experience working with students, preferred
Skills and Mindsets
  • Belief in and commitment to the mission and core value of YES Prep Public Schools
  • Openness to giving and receiving frequent feedback
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team
  • A dedication to learn, grow, and develop as a professional
  • Belief that every student can and will achieve
  • Ability to work urgently in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and initiatives at once
  • Detail-oriented and self-directed
  • Initiator, problem-solver, and creative thinker
  • Ability to maintain emotional control under stress
Physical Demands/Environmental Factors
  • Frequent prolonged and irregular hours of duty
  • Some light manual labor
  • Endure inclement weather conditions to provide for student safety

Length of Work Year:

This is a full time, non-exempt, hourly position that follows the academic calendar; evening and weekend commitments also may be required. When working as a substitute teacher, this position will be paid a daily rate.

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation commensurate with experience; YES offers a friendly and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, vision, life and disability, plus supplemental policies, , and retirement programs, including the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and a 401(k) plan.

* The forgoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. YES Prep Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual preference, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy or veteran status.

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