8TH GRADE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS (ELA) TEACHER [2019-20]

Excel Academy Charter School ( learn more )

East Boston, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3077347
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : April 4, 2019
  • Starting Date: August 1, 2019

Job Description

Organization: Excel Academy Charter Schools
Job Title: Middle School English Language Arts (ELA)Teacher
Campus/Location: Excel Academy Charter Schools (campus TBD)
Reports To: Dean of Curriculum & Instruction or Head of School

Organizational Overview

Founded in 2003 to provide a free, public, high-quality college preparatory education for the students of East Boston and Chelsea, Excel is proving that children’s ability to succeed in high school, college, and beyond is not determined by zip code. We have grown from one school serving approximately 200 students to a network of four schools serving more than 1,300 students, and our purpose and theory of change remains consistent: we believe that when a student has the support and tools to pursue a productive post-secondary pathway aligned with personal identity and values, it can fundamentally change his/her life trajectory. As a true public school, Excel is defined not by whom we exclude but by whom we include in our community. We are proud of the fact that we serve many students with special needs.

After 8 years of operating a small single-site middle school in East Boston, Excel was designated a “Proven Provider” by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and granted two additional charters to serve middle school students. After four more successful years, Excel Academy Charter High School opened in 2015. In spring 2019, we are excited to cheer on our first senior class as they become the first cohort to receive high school diplomas from Excel.


About the Role
Excel teachers are responsible for delivering effective, high-quality, rigorous college-preparatory instruction designed to foster the success of their students. Teachers who thrive at Excel tend to be entrepreneurial instructors and hungry learners who crave frequent, high-quality feedback on their practice. They also have a great deal of passion and expertise in their content area that they are eager to share with students.


Duties and Responsibilities
This position will perform a variety of essential responsibilities, including (but not limited to):
  • Teach middle school ELA to two sections of students per semester;
  • Collaborate with department members to develop and refine Excel’s ELA curriculum;
  • Design and implement rigorous assessments that evaluate student mastery of academic standards;
  • Hold students accountable for high behavioral expectations and implement Excel’s behavior management system with consistency;
  • Provide coverage as needed during non-instructional time;
  • Serve as a productive member of the Excel Academy community; and
  • Do whatever it takes to ensure the mission of the school is upheld.


Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree required; a Master’s Degree is preferred;
  • A minimum of two years teaching experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred, but not required;
  • The ability to speak Spanish preferred but not required;
  • An unwavering commitment to and belief in the mission of Excel Academy Charter Schools, including Excel’s values and educational model;
  • A commitment to working with underserved, urban youth;
  • The ability to focus and thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment;
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment and the willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work; and
  • An entrepreneurial spirit that reflects an openness to change, a willingness to problem-solve, and an interest in developing new ideas & programs.


Compensation: Excel provides a competitive compensation package that includes benefits and is commensurate with experience.

Would you like to apply to this job?

Please visit http://www.excelacademy.org/join-our-team/ to learn more about working at Excel, and/or visit http://jobs.jobvite.com/excel to view a current list of career opportunities and submit an application. Applications will be reviewed as they are received; candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Middle Grades
    Classroom Teacher > English & Language Arts
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Excel Academy Charter 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 2 years of relevant experience preferred
    • Bachelor degree preferred
    • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

    Contact Information

    • Stephanie Gendron , Director of Talent
    • 58 Moore Street
    • East Boston, Massachusetts 02128

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