Map Academy Charter School ( learn more )

Plymouth, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3023586
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : January 7, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Map Academy hires. exceptional educators who are:

  • outside-the-box, entrepreneurial thinkers drawn to the amazing opportunity to help us build an innovative high school from the ground up.
  • passionate about working with youth who have been failed by traditional systems, and
  • compelled to disrupt the status quo in order to help all students thrive.
Map Academy--a new public high school in Plymouth, Massachusetts--is founded on the belief that every student can succeed. For far too many youth, however, one theme is consistent: they feel overwhelmed by life, both in and out of school and disengaged from the education they want and know that they need. Well-intentioned policies, structures, and curriculum delivery models used in traditional high schools drive too many students away from possibility. They are looking for relevance, for meaning, and for hope. These are the youth who most need our support; those whose struggles in and out of school make success a steep uphill climb. They need and deserve more. Map Academy is designed for them.

In creating Map Academy, we put students at the center of every choice and designed a school flexible enough to meet students where they are when they enroll, and personalized enough to increase expectations as they develop the academic, personal, and social tools they need for success in high school and life after graduation.

Competency-based, student-centered, and trauma sensitive, Map Academy is a haven for disconnected and underserved students who have disengaged from their education. Student-centered academics, a highly supportive culture, and career development opportunities equip students with the knowledge, mindsets, and skills to meet the high standards necessary for postsecondary education and meaningful employment.

Visit our website--www.themapacademy.org-- for more information about the Map Academy model, support we have received, and our vision for the future.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $ 50,000 to $ 70,000 Per Year
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  • Job Requirements

    • Map Academy’s faculty and staff are open-minded, forward-thinking, collaborative lifelong learners who thrive in a fast-paced, iterative atmosphere. We trust that you know your content; how you build relationships and engage students is most important.

      Do you have:
      • The ability to inspire, motivate, and build relationships with a wide variety of students, families, community members, and peers?
      • Persistence, zeal, humor, and an entrepreneurial spirit that will make you an important part of a new mission-driven school?
      • The belief that every student can succeed, along with the drive and patience to provide relentless support to help students overcome barriers and forge pathways to success?
      • The confidence to be a role model and the humility to understand the weight of that responsibility?
      • The creative energy and drive to wear multiple hats as part of a small staff?
      Do you:
      • Take initiative, go above and beyond expectations to achieve exceptional outcomes and results?
      • Exhibit calmness under pressure, and resilience in overcoming setbacks?
      • Thrive in a fast-paced, iterative atmosphere in which failures are opportunities to learn and grow?
      • Possess a strong knowledge of curriculum and instruction?
      • Exhibit a strong work ethic, flexibility and enthusiasm?
      • Minimum of 3 years of teaching or other relevant experience required.
      • Proven ability to work collaboratively and build relationships with students, families and colleagues.
      • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree strongly preferred.
      • Experience with competency-based and/or interdisciplinary instruction and assessment strongly preferred.
      • Appropriate MA license in high school content area required. Multiple certifications, particularly in Special Education strongly preferred.
      • Sense of humor and relentless optimism to bring joy to challenging work.
      • Passion and experience cultivating success in students who have disengaged from or dropped out of other educational environments.
      • An innovative spirit, growth mindset and the confidence to embrace the challenge of creating a totally new high school.
      • An open mind that embraces learning and collaboration and willingness to absorb feedback in order to continually improve.
    • At least 3 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Master degree preferred

    Contact Information

    • Rachel Babcock , Co-Director
    • 11 Resnik Road
    • Plymouth, Massachusetts 02360

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