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High School Electives Teacher

Company: BelovED Community & Empowerment Academy Charter Sc
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Job Description:

Why Our School is SpecialAt Beloved Community Charter School, we mesh practices of America's top-performing charter school operators with teacher supports that are designed to avoid teacher burnout.Our model is working. In SY15, BelovED was ranked the top public school in New Jersey for the pace of student learning growth among schools serving a demographically similar mix of students. Meanwhile, our fun and joyful school climate have produced enviably high scholar and teacher retention throughout the years.If you want to work in a highly successful charter school that supports its teachers and serves a mix of students that is among the most diverse in America, while enjoying the cultural vibrance of Jersey City, Hoboken, and Manhattan (just 2 miles away), then apply online today.Job DescriptionWe are seeking to offer more electives to our high schoolers in myriad areas: Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Humanities, Social Sciences, Government, Literature, and/or Journalism/Creative Writing.Our ideal candidate would be a dynamic and innovative educator excited by the creative freedom to design the course they have always wanted to teach. We are open to a wide range of elective subject areas - so long as you are an excellent and inspiring teacher who can engage students and help them reach a new level of achievement.If you are interested in this extraordinary opportunity, include a well-formatted/well-targeted resume and reference letters with your application, together with a cover letter laying out why you are the candidate for whom we are looking.Teacher ResponsibilitiesValues, Expectations, and CommitmentTeachers must commit themselves to the School's values and mission. Moreover, appreciating the example of excellent schools which succeed at helping all students achieve at a high level, teachers must hold high expectations for each student and commit themselves to help every student achieve their full potential.Student LearningEvery teacher must accept ultimate responsibility for his or her students achieving learning progress that meets or exceeds the School's high standards and must actively develop solutions to problems, reach out for peer and leader support, and take advantage of other school resources, as necessary.Teaching and AssessmentTeachers may make use of school-provided curricular materials, or they may design their own, but they must plan and deliver vibrant and engaging lessons - each with a measurable goal - within the framework of the School's carefully sequenced, standards-aligned education program and they must administer school-provided formative assessments regularly so instruction can be targeted to their students' needs.Culture and Classroom ManagementTeachers must communicate, and also model behaviors that benefit the high expectations culture and the caring school climate to which we are committed. They must apply school and classroom rules consistently and effectively; use preventive discipline, and effectively supervise students both in their classroom and elsewhere on school grounds.Teamwork, Professional Relations, and Professional DevelopmentTeachers should see themselves as members of a team and should commit themselves to their own and their peers' ongoing professional development. Teachers will be required to attend professional development sessions, participate actively in planning meetings, and become part of a professional learning community where they can lend assistance to, and gain assistance from, their grade-level peers.Special Needs Students and English Language LearnersTeachers must work collaboratively with the school's special education and ELL staff to implement the school's special education and ELL programs and to comply with all state and federal regulations.Reporting and Staff RelationshipsTeachers will report to the Head Dean, who will provide considerable supervision and assistance, supported by the Dean of Students, our Teacher Coach, and the Supervisor of Special Education.Teachers will be part of a school-wide team that includes many different professionals but should expect to work particularly closely with their grade-level peers, with whom they will be engaged within professional learning communities, assisting one another to solve problems.INDINSTRUCTIONRequirementsApplicants must either hold or be willing to pursue licensure in an area relevant to the elective they wish to teach.We look for our teachers to also possess:

  • A powerful commitment to the mission and goals of our school;
  • A commitment to preparing every student for college and careers, and to developing every student's values and character;
  • Belief in a structured and predictable environment for children and a commitment to education standards, statewide testing, and accountability;
  • A record of producing significant student learning gains;
  • A willingness to be the authority in the classroom, to set and enforce the rules;
  • A commitment to building student relationships and engaging parents/guardians in their children's education.
  • Experience teaching in an urban classroom, and an understanding of Teach Like a Champion class-management techniques and/or training by Teach For America, Education Pioneers, The New Teacher Project, or New Leaders for New Schools would all be considered a definite plus.BenefitsTeacher SupportsSupports provided to teachers will include:
    • A teacher coach, career-long professional development assistance, and grade-level professional learning community support;
    • A research-based curriculum and supporting curricular materials (you will have the freedom to develop your own, but after a full day in the classroom, you may appreciate not always having to develop learning objectives and curricular resources from scratch);
    • High-quality formative assessments, aligned with our curriculum, that will help you immediately identify when students in your class have not achieved mastery of a skill, concept, or knowledge item;
    • Abundant planning periods that provide teachers an opportunity to prepare upcoming lessons during the school day;
    • Subject and student support specialists who help to ensure that 100% of your scholars succeed;
    • The staffing of our afterschool program by Academic Tutors, so we can limit the length of our teachers' work days.As an equal opportunity employer, BelovED hires without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or disability.
      • Health Care Plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
      • Retirement Plan (401k, IRA)
      • Paid Time Off (Vacation, Sick & Public Holidays)
      • Family Leave (Maternity, Paternity)
      • Short Term & Long Term Disability
      • Training & DevelopmentPay: $60,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year

Keywords: BelovED Community & Empowerment Academy Charter Sc, Jersey City , High School Electives Teacher, Education / Teaching , Jersey City, New Jersey

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