MIDDLE SCHOOL ELA TEACHER

Roxbury Prep ( learn more )

Uncommon Schools

Roxbury , Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2878623
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : December 29, 2017
  • Starting Date: August 1, 2018

Job Description

POSITION
Middle school teachers hold primary responsibility for the implementation and development of Uncommon’s curriculum and the success of its students. Therefore, Uncommon Schools seeks middle school teachers who are committed to continuously improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration as part of a grade level team. We are seeking teachers for the following subject areas:

English Language Arts (ELA) - Reading & Writing

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES OF MIDDLE SCHOOL ELA TEACHER
ELA Teachers implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards;

ELA Teachers design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;

ELA Teachers use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;

ELA Teachers participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions;

ELA Teachers provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior;

ELA Teachers are accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards;

ELA Teachers communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues;

ELA Teachers participate in an annual three-week staff orientation and training;

QUALIFICATIONS
Our middle school teachers strive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom;

Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom;

Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects; (especially core subjects of English Language Arts (ELA), Math, Science and History)

Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player;

Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred; and

Minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting.

By the time that employment begins, candidates must have received a Bachelor's degree from a College or University. For teaching roles in New York and Massachusetts, candidates must have also earned a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher by the time employment begins. For teaching roles in New Jersey, the candidates must have earned a cumulative 2.75 GPA (for candidates graduating before September 1, 2016) or 3.0 (for candidates graduating on or after September 1, 2016).

Valid State Certification is helpful but not required. Belief in and alignment with Uncommon’s core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable.

COMPENSATION
We offer a generous compensation package. All staff members are equipped with the tools needed to succeed, including a dedicated work space, laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary supplies.

The foregoing information is requested for mandatory government reporting purposes only. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts
    Classroom Teacher > Reading/Literacy
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Uncommon Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Job Requirements

    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Contact Information

    • Tim McCarthy
    • 826 Broadway #9
    • New York, New York 10003

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