City on a Hill Charter School (Circuit Street)

City on a Hill Charter Public School

Roxbury, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2940466
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : August 30, 2018
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

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About City on a Hill (CoaH):

City on a Hill graduates college-ready students that are responsible, resourceful and respectful democratic citizens, who are prepared to compete in 21st century community, culture and commerce. We do so by emphasizing academic achievement, citizenship, teacher leadership, and public accountability.

City on a Hill began with a single high school in Boston, opening its doors in 1995. Currently we have three locations: Circuit Street (Roxbury, MA) Dudley Square (Roxbury, MA) and New Bedford. We invite you to join our nationally recognized team of innovative and collegial educators who are fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body.

Please note that this position is based out of our Circuit Street location in Roxbury, Massachusetts.

Role Description:

Teaching Responsibilities

Teaching 4 sections of Spanish, including AP Spanish, with 1-2 separate preparations, depending upon the results of summer school and the final school schedule.

Collaborate with the Spanish department to plan lessons, create/update lesson plans, save all updates and creations to the City on a Hill server.

Implement school wide systems, such as beginning of class routines, merits/demerits, writing across curriculum, as well as any additional academic initiatives implemented at the school or network level.

Maintain accurate and transparent records of student work in the school’s Student Information System

Design and implement high quality assessment of student learning.

Attend all Town Meetings, department day meetings, and weekly faculty meetings.

Attend all grade level and IEP meetings of the students in all sections.

Attend subject and/or grade level field trips as appropriate.

Attend quarterly parent/advisor nights, graduation, and other required school events

Member of an assigned Professional Development Group and participant in City on a Hill’s Peer Observation Program.

Collaborate with SpEd teachers and ESL teachers to ensure appropriate adjustments to curriculum, instruction, and assessment are implemented and attend LN team meetings for all students in sections.

Leading Sustained Silent Reading

Additional duties, as assigned by the Lead Teacher, Vice Principal, or Principal

Curriculum Coordinator

Updates and organizes department folder on CoaH Curriculum for City on a Hill Schools.

Facilitates communication between teacher in the department across schools to complete curriculum and assessment work

Ensures updated and complete scope and sequence documents for each course.

Ensures updated and complete baseline and quarterly interim assessments, answer key and standards spreadsheet, are updated and saved according to protocol for each course according to the calendar deadline.

Supports the analysis of interim data and standard tracking

Creates or facilitates the placement testing in August to ensure consistency across schools

Runs professional development for CoaH Corps in literacy and numeracy.

Works as the liaison between CoaH Corps and their departments.

Supports summer school preparation including curriculum and assessment prep and creation of student rosters decisions

Supports creation of teacher testing schedule to grade assessments and administer proficiencies during the summer and at end of summer school

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree and minimum of 3-5 years of teaching experience

MA teaching certification in Spanish

SEI or RETELL endorsement

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching in an urban setting

Experience teaching AP Spanish

Experience designing curriculum

The City on a Hill Instructional Philosophy and Background:

City on a Hill is a Network of teacher-centered charter public high schools in Boston and New Bedford dedicated to improving urban education and getting all of its graduates into and through college. As one of the original fourteen charter public schools in the Commonwealth, City on a Hill schools have college-prep standards within a rigorous curriculum.

City on a Hill Charter Public Schools are high schools determined to teach each and every one of its students the academic skills he or she will need to succeed in college and beyond. Our school leaders, faculty, and students are committed and ready to dedicate the time, energy, and hard work to achieve the school’s mission. The school’s mission is predicated on the belief that not only can all students learn, but all students must learn in order to embrace their rights and responsibilities as American citizens and acquire the academic and cultural capital to improve their community.

Additional Information:

It is the policy of City on a Hill Charter Public Schools to obtain all available Federal and State background information through both SAFIS (Statewide Applicant Fingerprint Identification Services) and CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information), as allowed by law, of all employees and prospective employees of the school.

City on a Hill provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, City on a Hill complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Administrator > Curriculum
    Classroom Teacher > Language: Spanish
  • Welcome to City on a Hill Charter School (Circuit Street)!

    CITY ON A HILL graduates responsible, resourceful, and respectful democratic citizens prepared for college and to advance community, culture, and commerce, and to compete in the 21st century.

    Who We Are

    • A 280-seat charter public high school in the Dudley Square neighborhood of Roxbury, MA.
    • City on a Hill graduates responsible, resourceful, and respectful democratic citizens prepared for college and to advance community, culture, and commerce, and to compete in the 21st century.
    • CoaH students are admitted by random lottery in the 9th grade only. For the 2012 lottery held in March, there were 880 applications for approximately 90 seats.
    Who We Serve
    • City on a Hill students come to us from all across the city, but primarily come from the Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Roxbury neighborhoods of Boston.
    • CoaH students like to be here: this year’s daily attendance rate is 94.3%.
    Some Recent Key Organizational Achievements:
    • In 2011, when comparing growth from 8th grade to 10th grade on the math MCAS exam, CoaH came in fourth of the 339 high schools measured in Massachusetts.
    • CoaH has been re-accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and is currently the only accredited charter high school in Boston.
    • Since the first graduating class of 1998, 100% of City on a Hill graduates have been accepted to college.
    Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    City on a Hill Charter Public School 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

    • At least 4 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • City on a Hill Human Resources
    • 15 Allerton Street Suite 1
    • Roxbury, Massachusetts 02119

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