Community Charter School of Cambridge

Cambridge , Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2884617
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : February 16, 2018
  • Starting Date: August 13, 2018

Job Description

Community Charter School of Cambridge (CCSC) is a public charter school that serves students in grades 6-12. Focusing on post-secondary success for all students, CCSC combines high academic and behavioral standards with an environment t of unconditional affection, acceptance, and belonging in which all students can thrive. CCSC seeks dedicated, outstanding, and innovative faculty and staff interested in joining our exceptionally diverse and talented team (47% faculty of color, 57% administrators of color for the 2017-2018 school year). Educators will build upon our rigorous academic program and strong school culture. The school’s commitment to diversity and social justice is reflected in our daily practices, policies, and systems. Professional development is team-based and includes an extensive focus on race and equity. CCSC has been honored during its first thirteen years and recently received the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s highest ranking among middle/high schools in the greater Boston area. CCSC has received an official state commendation and was runner-up for the prestigious Pozen Prize for Charter Schools.

This specific position entails the teaching of middle school and/or high school science in preparation for success in college and the requisite standardized exams that may include the science technology/engineering MCAS exam, the Physics MCAS exam, and subject-specific AP exams. The precise assignment for this position has yet to be determined and will depend on the qualifications and background of the person to be hired as well as the staffing needs of the school. In addition, the faculty member will serve as an advisor and fulfill all regular duties and commitments required of CCSC staff.

A CCSC science teacher can expect to:
• Assume personal responsibility for the academic progress of all students
• Work collaboratively to create and implement a program of study that is intellectually challenging
• Work with a diverse student body from Cambridge, Boston, and surrounding cities
• Sustain a school-wide culture of respect and actively use the school’s Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) system
• Design and implement lessons that integrate multidisciplinary science practices with scientific content
• Draw on subject-specific knowledge to differentiate instruction for all learners
• Serve as an Advisor to a small group of students
• Communicate with students’ families on a regular basis
• Participate in myriad forms of professional development as scheduled for all faculty
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Science: Biology
    Classroom Teacher > Science: Chemistry
    Classroom Teacher > Science: Earth & Space
    Classroom Teacher > Science: General
    Classroom Teacher > Science: Physics
  • Welcome TO Community Charter School of Cambridge!

    About CCSC

    Community Charter School of Cambridge combines challenging academics with creative use of technology and real-world experience to prepare a diverse student body, grades 6-12, for postsecondary success and productive citizenship. CCSC students are excellent problem solvers and communicators who contribute to their community through internships and other field experiences.

    Community Charter School of Cambridge (CCSC) is a public, tuition-free, college preparatory charter school. Located in the Kendall Square area near MIT, the school serves 360 students in grades 6-12.

    Open since 2005, CCSC provides a rigorous academic program that places all students on the pathway to college success. The CCSC academic program is demanding, and students are held to very high standards for both academics and behavior. The school’s small size and low student-faculty ratio ensure that every student is well known to and supported by a dedicated and skilled corps of teachers and administrators. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    Community Charter School of Cambridge 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

    • Qualifications:
      • BA or BS required; subject-specific degrees in science preferred
      • Teaching experience is preferred
      • Willingness to teach courses that may include topics in physics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, and biology
      • If not certified in MA, charter school teachers must pass the relevant MA teacher tests (MTEL) by the end of their first year at CCSC
      • If not Sheltered English Immersion endorsed, charter school teachers must earn the endorsement by the end of their first year at CCSC with English Language Learners in any of their courses

      How to Apply
      Send a cover letter and resume to Jeff Molk, Science Department Chair, at with the subject line “CCSC Science Teacher”
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

    Contact Information

    • Human Resources
    • 245 Bent Street
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141

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