PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER

North Star Academy

Uncommon Schools

Newark , New Jersey

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Job Description

Position

Teachers hold primary responsibility for the implementation and development of Uncommon’s curriculum and the success of its students. Therefore, Uncommon Schools seeks teachers who are committed to continuously improving curriculum and instruction.



Responsibilities


Plan and teach varied content area curriculum.

Performing Arts only: Design, direct and produce school productions annually, and community meetings weekly.

Demonstrate a relentless drive to improve the minds, characters & lives of students in & out of school.

Show unwavering commitment to urban youth achieving greatness.

Create a positive, structured learning environment to ensure that students embrace the school’s core values, high expectations, and strict code of conduct.

Implement curricula and activities to meet grade level content area standards.

Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices.

Participate in the collaborative curriculum development process.

Provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior.

Share responsibility for grade-level and school-wide activities.

Focus constantly on student learning, thinking critically and strategically to respond to student learning needs.

Engage families in their children’s education.

Commit to continual professional growth, participating actively in department meetings, faculty meetings, and other meetings.

Participate in an annual three-week staff orientation and training.


Qualifications


Drive 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 content subject area;

Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player;

Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred; and

Valid State Certification is helpful but not required. Belief in and alignment with Uncommon’s core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable

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).


Compensation

We offer a competitive compensation package, including a salary significantly above the district scale and comprehensive health benefits. Aside from extensive professional development, all our teachers are equipped with a laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, library budget, and all necessary instructional supplies.



The foregoing information is requested for mandatory government reporting purposes only. As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other category protected by applicable law.
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