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High School Spanish Teacher

Company: Uncommon Schools
Location: Camden
Posted on: June 10, 2024

Job Description:

Company DescriptionUncommon Schools is a nonprofit network of high-performing, public charter schools providing an outstanding K-12 education in historically under-resourced communities. We have proudly built schools that reflect our student population, with more than 60% of our teachers and staff across our network identifying as a person of color. Uncommon currently manages 54 -schools serving more than 20,000 students in five -cities: Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark and Rochester. We are proud that Uncommon graduates persist in and graduate from college at five times the rate of their peers nationally. We achieve this by offering strong academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning that prepares students for success in college and beyond. -Uncommon Schools in Brooklyn currently manages twenty four schools serving students in grades K through 12. We believe in strong authentic relationships between teachers and students, supported by effective school systems and an engaging instructional model that enables students to flourish academically and personally. Our students in Brooklyn have an impressive 99% college acceptance rate. -Job DescriptionUncommon High School Spanish teachers work in grade level and content teams to develop students who are global citizens. Our teachers become experts in their course content, and have a keen sense of how to motivate and inspire high school students. - Communicating in Spanish is at the heart of all classes. Spanish teachers use a variety of instructional strategies to create an environment where students feel safe expressing themselves in a new language. At the conclusion of high school, students are prepared for academic autonomy and college preparatory work.Responsibilities:

  • Instruction: -
  • You'll build students' bilingual skills and enhance their understanding of the Spanish language using a curriculum that prepares them for Advanced Placement (AP) and collegiate level coursework.
  • You'll help students gain confidence in navigating print and audio authentic sources.
  • You'll teach students how to build and enhance their foreign language skills--reading, writing, speaking and listening.
  • You'll cultivate students' cultural awareness by helping them learn a new language.
  • You'll share your passion for the Spanish language to build a community of students who are confident in speaking Spanish.
  • You will build students' skill and comfort with engaging in conversation in Spanish. -
  • You'll work with the Spanish department to develop academic and engagement goals for students. - - - - -2. - - Data Analysis
    • You'll meet weekly with your principal and/or instructional coach to analyze and respond to trends in student work samples and assessments.
    • You'll learn and implement strategies to differentiate instruction for all learners in your classroom.3. - - School Culture
      • You'll build positive relationships with students to ensure they feel seen, loved, and heard.
      • You'll partner with students' families to ensure appropriate resources are available to support their child's learning needs.
      • You'll engage in practice-based professional development, mentorship, and coaching sessions.
      • You'll participate in weekly, school-wide meetings to cultivate community, model our core values, and encourage student achievement.
      • You'll partner with your grade level team to develop academic goals and practice instructional strategies.Qualifications
        • A commitment to the mission of Uncommon Schools and investment in our vision for being an anti-racist organization
        • A demonstrated commitment to supporting students' social emotional and academic development
        • An enthusiasm for collaborating with internal and external partners in the best interest of students
        • A self-directed learner who solicits and implements feedback to improve outcomes and achieve objectives
        • Required Experience:
          • A demonstrated interest in impacting K-12 students in urban schools and communities (1-2 years experience preferred).
            • Academic expertise in Spanish or other related fields of study.
              • Prior to the start of employment, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Teacher certification is not a prerequisite for consideration at Uncommon Schools in the state of NJ, but you do need to meet NJ state certification eligibility requirements (a final undergraduate or graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 for graduates on or after 9/1/16, or 2.75 if you graduated prior to 9/1/16). All instructional staff are required to become certified in the state of New Jersey within a reasonable period after beginning employment.Additional InformationOur people are what makes us Uncommon. -We believe our compensation philosophy and benefits should reflect our values-equity, transparency, and clarity-to enhance our ability to attract and retain talent and reward their expertise. -Our staff receive best-in-class training, coaching, and support to develop and operate mission-driven schools that provide a high-quality education to our students and families.Compensation for this position: -The starting compensation for this role based in Camden -is between $55,000 -to $71,000. The starting pay will depend on various factors that may include but are not limited to professional experience, education, training, certifications, tenure with Uncommon Schools, and work location. -Because one of the things that we value is staff tenure in a role, we do not currently cap salary ranges. -Please note: ranges may differ for staff who work from a location other than Camden.Benefits: We offer comprehensive, flexible, and competitive compensation, - benefits and perks that support the personal health, wellness, and finances of our staff and their families.
                • Comprehensive Health Insurance
                • Financial Planning & Wellness
                  • 403(b) retirement savings plan and/or region specific Pension plan -
                  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness - Program - & 529 Savings plan
                  • Generous Time-Off plan aligned with school calendars
                  • Leave of Absence
                    • 12 weeks of fully paid parental leave +
                    • Mental Health and Counseling support
                    • Relocation Assistance
                    • Other Perks and DiscountsUncommon believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable, and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive. We are committed to building an exceptional team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. We also strive to ensure an inclusive community by creating a space for meaningful dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students. As an equal opportunity employer, Uncommon provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We also ensure that individuals with disabilities receive all privileges and benefits associated with employment and are provided reasonable accommodations for the interview process and to perform core job functions. If you would like to request an accommodation, please email recruitment@uncommonschools.org.

Keywords: Uncommon Schools, Camden , High School Spanish Teacher, Education / Teaching , Camden, New Jersey

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