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Uncommon Schools

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3016540
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : August 1, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description


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


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;


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 preferred.

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.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts
  • 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

    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Aja Flewelen , Associate Director of Recruitment
    • 826 Broadway
    • 9th Floor
    • New York, New York 10003

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