Argosy Collegiate Charter School

Fall River, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3130290
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 5, 2019
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Argosy Collegiate Charter School proudly provides a tuition free, college preparatory, small school environment for scholars to grow, learn, and develop collegiate dispositions and capacities. We are open to all learners and are focused on making a positive impact on college and career readiness for our scholars.

The ideal candidate is data driven, flexible, and relentlessly positive. He/she has strong content knowledge and works diligently to ensure that 100% of our scholars have access to the curriculum and masters the material. He/she understands that differentiation for all learners is critical to ensuring that all scholars will be prepared for college and career. He/she intentionally plans for differentiation and scaffolding to provide equity and access to the MA Curriculum Frameworks. The ideal candidate desires a collaborative environment, is responsive to feedback, and demonstrates professional growth with urgency.

We are accepting applications from qualified, mission aligned, detail oriented, high energy candidates. Please submit an updated resume, any pertinent documentation, and a compelling cover letter that sets you apart from other candidates.

POSITION: High School Special Education Teacher

Teaching experience preferred in an urban or charter school setting with proven track record for closing the achievement gap 3+ years of work experience in education (preferred)
Bachelor’s degree in education or content area (required) or Master’s degree in education or related fields (preferred)
Completion of the MTELs in Communication and Literacy and in content area by the end of the first year of employment.
SEI endorsement by the end of the first year of employment
Experience accommodating and modifying curriculum to allow curriculum access
Experience working on teams and collaborating with professionals
Knowledge of state and federal compliance regulations

REPORTS TO: Director of Student Support


Teachers' responsibilities are centered around daily planning and delivery of highly-effective instruction and assessment that develop all scholars’ proficiency in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks. Teachers are also required to enact school wide systems and routines with fidelity to ensure scholars have a well-organized, structured, consistent, and productive learning environment. Teachers fully engage and effectively enact co-teaching models with other general education, special education, and English language teachers. Timely submission of all deliverables and active participation in professional development and collegiate collaborations are also essential responsibilities.
Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Academic Achievement
Create and execute rigorous daily lesson plans that align to MA Common Core Frameworks and support scholars to achieve high levels of academic achievement in co-taught inclusion settings with small group targeted instruction.
Utilize a range of data sources to drive instruction, plan for supports and interventions, and develop responsive lesson plans.
Use a variety of informal and formal assessments methods, including common interim assessments, to measure students’ learning, growth, and progress toward achieving state/local standards
Provide varied and differentiated instruction to meet scholars where they are and to challenge and motivate them to meet their full potential.
Implement Individual Education Plans, 504 plans, and SEI strategies to support all learners.
Effectively communicate and collaborate with scholars, families, and colleagues in ways that exemplify the Argosy Collegiate DREAM Values.

Family and Community Engagement
Engage with families in a way that is culturally responsive and collaborative to ensure that all families are welcome and can contribute to the classroom, school, and community’s effectiveness.
Work with colleagues to identify and remove barriers to families’ involvement, including but not limited to families with limited access to technology, and families whose home language is not English.
Work collaboratively to identify each scholar’s academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs, including scholars with disabilities and English Language learners.

School Culture
Follow Argosy Collegiate's vision for creating consistent and clear expectations for all scholars.
Deliver a positive, warm, and achievement-oriented environment based on high expectations that engages, encourages, and motivates scholars to own their own learning, behaviors, and choices.
Hold all scholars to a high bar of excellence, integrity, and accountability.
Work with school leadership to ensure discipline policies, systems and routines, and classroom management expectations are consistently and effectively enacted.

Professional Culture
Effectively communicate with scholars, families, and colleagues in ways that exemplify the DREAM Values.
Consistently fulfill all professional responsibilities, including attendance, preparedness, communication, deliverables, and professionalism.
Attend and actively engage in all professional development, data-analysis, and planning meetings.
Demonstrate a reflective and solutions-oriented disposition during problem-solving opportunities, collaboration with colleagues, team leaders, and school leadership.
Engage in a continuous cycle of feedback and improvement regarding instruction, planning, and classroom culture.
Demonstrate sound, professional judgment, adhere to school policies, and protect student, family, and staff confidentiality.

Desired Skills and Characteristics
Alignment with Argosy Collegiate’s mission and vision for college and career readiness and success for all scholars.
Ability to think critically, problem-solve, backward plan, analyze and use data, and prioritize the needs of scholars.
System-oriented and yet flexible and responsive to the needs of scholars and the organization.
Strong organization and professional communication skills.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Special Education > General Special Education
    Special Education > Mild/Moderate Disabilities
  • Welcome to Argosy Collegiate Charter School!

    Argosy Collegiate is a college preparatory, public charter school for Fall River scholars in grades 6 through 12. We opened our doors in August, 2014 with 100 6th graders, and we will expand one grade every year until we are at our full cohort in 2020. We provide a high quality, small school environment with a seamless transition from middle to high school. Our mission is to prepare all scholars with the academic foundation and character skills necessary for success in college, career, and life. This is a unique opportunity to build an excellent school from its inaugural year. Learn more about us...

    Equal Opportunity Employer

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

    Application Questions

    This employer has requested that ALL applicants answer the following questions. It IS highly recommended that you type ANY essays IN a word processing program, save them, AND THEN paste them ON the proceeding job application page.

    • 1. Why is Argosy Collegiate a good fit for you?
      Short Essay (Answer limited TO 600 characters, including spaces)
    • 2. What is your five-year career plan?
      Short Essay (Answer limited TO 600 characters, including spaces)

    Contact Information

    • Kristen Pavao , Executive Director
    • 263 Hamlet Street
    • Fall River, Massachusetts 02724

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