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City on a Hill Charter Public School

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 2940475
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : July 18, 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 in Roxbury, MA with travel required to all three of our City on a Hill School locations.


Instructional Content Specialists will play a critical role in ensuring that rigorous, standards-based teaching and learning in a specific content area (Math, Humanities, and Science) is consistent across the three high schools in the City on a Hill Network. Reporting to the Deputy Chief Academic Officer and working in close collaboration with the school Principals, the Instructional Content Specialists will help develop and advance network and school-specific priorities within their focus content area through personalized coaching and ongoing professional support of content teachers.

A successful Instructional Content Specialist will be able to chart improved student performance outcomes with the curriculum and instructional coaching they are providing for content teachers, in addition to the regular tailored professional development tied to network and school-specific priorities. Specific responsibilities of an Instructional Content Specialist include:

Sets the content area specific Network-wide vision and initiatives, trains teachers on specific initiatives, and runs regular professional development and professional learning sessions for teachers on these initiatives.

Design and implement a content specific teacher coaching model that includes frequent class observations and regular supervision meetings that cover post conferencing, data meetings, and curriculum revision.

Collaborates with school Principals to formally evaluate all content teachers across the City on a Hill Network.

Makes recommendations on updates and changes to curriculum within specific content area, and creates/adopts vision documents (i.e. scope and sequence) to help guide teacher development.

Creates/adopts all Network-wide interim assessments and oral proficiencies, tracks and analyzes the data from these assessments, and facilitates data conferences and re-teaching plans with teachers in specified content area.

Runs regular data conferencing cycles for departments using internal student academic achievement data and external data (MCAS, ACT, and AP).

Creates/adopts protocols and norms for professional learning communities (PLCs) and ensures that PLCs are being implemented across the Network with fidelity.

Meets regularly with Principals to review student academic performance data and progress towards Network and school-specific priorities that relate to the academic program.

Support and participate in the hiring of new staff in the specified content area across the Network.


5+ years of teaching experience in the Humanities

Initial Massachusetts licensure and SEI endorsement

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Master’s degree in Education

Proven track record of high student growth and achievement on external assessments

Commitment to City on a Hill’s college prep mission and belief that all students can be successful when challenged with rigorous content

Strong interpersonal skills and desire to work on a team

Experience serving as a teacher coach and/or teacher evaluator preferred

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.
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  • Positions Available: 1
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  • 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 5 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master 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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