Health and Wellness Center Coordinator

About Academy of Media Arts:

The catalyst for launching Academy of Media Arts began with the new media arts nonprofit organization, Choice Group Inc, (CGI). Mr. Hammond’s vision for providing career pathway for inner city and foster youth began as a result of Mr. Hammond surviving as a 9 year old caregiver while his mother battled with the illness of drug addiction. Having a career pathway through music and technology saved Mr. Hammond life. Mr. Hammond founded a new media arts program Choice Group Inc which has scaled into Academy of Media Arts.

For the past twelve years, Choice Group Inc (CGI) has trained scholars for jobs and innovative skills for the future of work. Choice Group Career to Pathway Programs/ New Media Arts Program offers 3D Game Design and Music Production Programs within the Baldwin Village community. The Career to Pathway/New Media Arts Programs serves as a pipeline for inner city and foster youth into the tech and creative industries.

As a result of the success of Dana's team with Choice Group Inc (CGI), he is launching Academy of Media Arts in efforts to scale his focus on New Media Arts.

Mission: AMA is committed to creating an environment that merges science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) into a cultivating bridge for new media arts and related areas of career development opportunities within the digital age.

AMA Core Values:

Academy of Media Arts core values are based in C.H.O.I.C.E, which is the acronym for Creativity, Honesty, Opportunity, Integrity, Collaboration, and Enthusiasm.

Creativity: AMA defines creativity by its ability to peak a scholars’ curiosity. AMA believes that anything innovative begins with creativity.

Honesty: AMA defines honesty through being authentic to oneself. AMA believes there is a purpose behind each person having a unique fingerprint.

Opportunity: AMA defines opportunity as the ability to create your own.

Integrity: AMA defines integrity through its “We over I” philosophy.

Collaboration: A collaborative mindset is the ability to adapt to unfamiliar environments without ego so that curiosity and openness will rise in the course of dealing with uncomfortable circumstances.

Enthusiasm: AMA defines enthusiasm by a scholar’s ability to view the process of becoming an innovative thinker as exciting

Academy of Media Arts is driven by one overarching goal for all scholars and that is to prepare scholars for the future of work. How do you predict what that future will be? AMA believes that we prepare scholars for the future of work by creating an environment of innovative thinkers, who will be able to tackle the careers that are yet unknown.

Description of Position:

The Health and Wellness Center Coordinator leads the coordination and implementation of services available through the Charter School’s Health and Wellness Center. The Coordinator will manage the support of students, families, and staff members and facilitate access to basic health and wellness, as well as mental health services. The Coordinator will also facilitate some aspects of the special education program on the site, as a licensed/credential school psychologist.

Key responsibilities of the Health and Wellness Coordinator include:

  • Create a positive and social-emotionally focused center that provides access to resources that support the personal and academic growth of students.
  • Design and implement a systematic approach to managing and intervening on issues of health and wellness.
  • Develop and monitor the health and wellness plans of action for students
  • Maintain and monitor records of student visits to the Health and Wellness Center
  • Lead the MTSS team and serve as a member of all teams that handle student issues (e.g., PBIS team)
  • In conjunction with the Principal and Dean of Culture, facilitate staff trainings on student-teacher relationships and parent partnerships
  • Facilitate and/or lead professional development in the areas of adolescent development, mental health issues, mindfulness, work/life balance and other areas that support the health and wellness of all AMA members
  • Support all staff in building meaningful relationships with students and parents.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community agencies and other organizations in order to utilize their services with our students and families.
  • Conduct all special education assessments, when determined necessary and complete all associated reports, including IEPs
  • Collaborate with the Resource Specialist regarding students, when appropriate
  • Assist the Principal with special education issues, as needed


  • Three (3) years of experience as a school psychologist services in the private or public sector; public school setting experience is a plus
  • Possession of a valid Pupil Personnel Services Credential or appropriate, relevant licensure
  • Deep expertise and familiarity with the literature on social-emotional learning, adaptive mindsets, adolescent psychological development, assessment.
  • Training and experience with assessments used in special education
  • Ability to build relationships and solve issues in a complex and fast paced environment.
  • Ability to analyze data to inform decision making
  • Superior oral, written communication, and interpersonal skills
  • A high degree of personal integrity, professionalism, and persistence
  • Knowledge of education law and regulations with specific knowledge of special education and agency collaboration.
  • Data managements tools, organizational tools, computer skills (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Bachelor’s degree/Master’s degree preferred
  • Fluency in Spanish, preferred

Core Knowledge: Strong teaching pedagogy and content knowledge around effective teaching strategies and professional development implementation. The capacity to plan and deliver highly effective and efficient instruction to meet the needs of all scholars.

Core Skills: Alignment with AMA’s teaching pedagogy. AMA’s academic model is based on Project Based Learning (PBL), Culturally Responsive Teaching, Blended Learning, and Career Technical Education.

Core Mindset: Servant leadership with the ability to motivate AMA’s scholars to possess the commitment, grit, accountability, and creativity to succeed with AMA’s instructional model.

Other Duties:

Perform related duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Functions and supports operations of an administrative office.
  • Organization, operations, policies and objectives related to Educational Services programs and functions.
  • Policies and objectives of assigned programs and activities.
  • Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Record-keeping and facilities upkeep techniques.
  • Methods, procedures, and terminology used in facilities coordination work.
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary.
  • Basic principles and practices of training methods
  • Terminology, practices, and procedures of the assigned office.
  • Telephone techniques and etiquette.
  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Interpersonal skills using tact, patience, and courtesy.]
  • Methods of collecting and organizing data and information.
  • Business letter and report writing, editing and proofreading.
  • Operation of a computer and assigned software.

Ability to:

  • Perform a variety of administrative support and functions in support of academic programs and school operations.
  • Plan, coordinate and organize school activities and coordinate communications, correspondence and information pertaining to the role.
  • Interpret, apply and explain laws, codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Organize complex material and summarize discussions and actions taken in report form.
  • Compile and prepare comprehensive reports concerning a broad spectrum of subject matter.
  • Compose effective correspondence independently.
  • Maintain a variety of complex and confidential files and records.
  • Assure efficient and timely completion of office and program projects and activities.
  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive and privileged information.
  • Understand and resolve complex issues, complaints or problems.
  • Type or input data at an acceptable rate of speed.
  • Perform a variety of clerical accounting duties in support of assigned activities.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software.
  • Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines.
  • Meet schedules and timelines.
  • Prioritize and schedule work.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  • Use assigned software at a proficient level.
  • Maintain consistent, punctual and regular attendance.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to perform the job.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree (Masters preferred) with relevant coursework and three years experience with strong writing skills.

Bilingual in Spanish (preferred)


Commensurate with experience and the AMA pay scale.

An offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of a background check. AMA is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of AMA to afford equal employment and advancement opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, or any other classification that is protected under applicable local, state, or federal law.

Dana Hammond, Principal / Chief Executive Officer
D: 310.429.7126 O: 424 253.8984