Academic Specialist

Academic Specialist


Ben Lippen School is seeking an Academic Specialist. The primary purpose of the specialist is to utilize a pull-out model to work one-on-one or in small groups with students who have been identified as needing additional support in reading to meet grade-level expectations.



  • Provide small group and one-on-one intervention based on student classroom performance, standardized test scores, and ongoing progress monitoring data.
  • Plan and use appropriate, student-specific instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment.
  • Collect ongoing progress monitoring data for students being served through the intervention program; analyze said data to make recommendations for student-specific interventions.
  • Use data to help identify students in need of additional academic support and to create individualized intervention plans accordingly.
  • Create an environment conducive to student learning.
  • Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
  • Provide feedback to and collaborate with administration, teachers, and parents to coordinate the delivery of services to students with learning difficulties.
  • Collaborate with the Director of ILC and other service providers to support students’ learning needs.
  • Participate in the annual review of students with learning difficulties along with administration and parents to review progress.
  • Participate in team meetings as necessary.
  • Perform any other non-teaching duties as assigned by the administration.



  • Be of strong Christian faith and have a passion for serving children and families through the high calling of Christian education.
  • Manage students effectively, teach with excellence, and be able to create an engaging, relational, and joy-filled learning environment for students.
  • Knowledge of research, evidenced-based curricula and best practices in instructional methods for students with learning difficulties.
  • Superior planning, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Dedication to biblical integration in lessons and activities.
  • ACSI teacher certification, or work toward attaining it upon hiring.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development in order to maintain a current knowledge base and deliver effective academic intervention to lower school students.
  • Ability to review and analyze data and share meaningful information with parents and teachers.
  • Provide coaching to classroom teachers on best practices in reading instruction
  • Proficient in use of technology.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field from accredited university.
  • Master’s degree preferred.



BLS/CIU provides a benefits package that includes:

  • Health Plan;
  • 401(k) plan with match opportunity;
  • 100% of employee’s cost of group life insurance;
  • Long term disability insurance;
  • Vacation days, holidays, sick leave, family leave;
  • Educational benefits: tuition reduction for PreK3-Graduate.


Interested and qualified candidates will need to fill out the Ben Lippen Employment Application. The application must be downloaded, printed and completed and submitted to the Headmaster’s office as shown on the last page of the application.  


Ben Lippen School
Ben Lippen School
Time Period
40 Hours/10 months

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Supplemental Form and Instructions

CIU faculty positions will need to submit a curriculum vitae (CV). Once you have completed your online application, you will have an opportunity to submit a cover letter and resume.

Instructional Staff Supplement Form (PDF)

Ben Lippen Employment Application (PDF)

BLS Online Studies Adjunct Application

If you are applying for a Ben Lippen position and are unable to download the Ben Lippen application, please contact Human Resources at or 1-800-777-2227 ext. 5009.