Job Opportunities

Each semester, Teacher Prep offers job placement workshops which guides participants on resume best practices, interviewing techniques, and job search procedures. Workshops are announced on our website as well as in The Daily Princetonian. We also welcome education job listings and invite representatives from independent and public schools to interview on campus (please email Anne Catena, Director of Professional Development Initiatives).

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Employment Opportunities

Biology and Chemistry Teacher Grades: 6 – 12

Meridian Academy
Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
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Meridian is seeking a full-time teacher with a strong background in biology and chemistry and an interest in teaching and co-teaching integrated Mathematics/Science/Technology classes. Candidates should have experience bringing a broad, intellectual perspective to their work and be excited about the opportunity to work with other M/S/T teachers to continue to develop our seven-year curriculum. To see a sample of our current course offerings, please visit www.meridianacademy.org/math-science-and-technology. Meridian Academy is an urban, economically diverse, independent secondary school in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, MA. Class sizes are 16 or fewer students and the school is growing to its final size of approximately 90 students. Meridian’s curriculum is interdisciplinary and investigation-based. Science, mathematics, and engineering are taught in core, integrated courses. Student problem-posing is the starting point for problem-solving and long-term original research and learning. Classes are lengthy to support in-depth investigations. Responsibilities/opportunities include: Teaching and co-teaching 3 integrated classes. Create activities that help students develop academic skills, make connections between ideas, master essential knowledge, and grow in their curiosity and creativity. Modeling for students what original research is like; mentoring students one- on-one with their research projects. Advising students and communicating with their families. Developing and implementing methods of assessment that accurately reflect each student's progress with skills, content, and habits of mind. Using the broader resources of Boston and its environs as an extended classroom. Qualifications: Two or more years teaching science at the secondary level. A bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related discipline. Experience and/or interest in working with both middle and high school age students. A flexible and energetic personality that can work productively in a changing and growing school environment. Strong interpersonal skills when working with diverse students and families. Ability to participate in shared decision-making that invites everyone to contribute to the improvement of the school. How to Apply: Consult our website to learn more about the school and to gain a fuller picture of the goals and philosophy of Meridian Academy. Send a résumé and cover letter describing your teaching philosophy and a discussion of some of your work with students (examples of project-based efforts are welcome) by email to Joshua Abrams at hiring@meridianacademy.org. Joshua Abrams

Culture and External Affairs Coordinator

Math, Engineering, and Science Academy (MESA)
Charter High School in Brooklyn NY
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The Culture and External Affairs Coordinator (CEAC) is a member of the Culture and External Affairs Team. The CEAC reports directly to the Director of Culture and External Affairs (DCEA) and supports all culture and external affairs related initiatives at MESA. Responsibilities include: Oversee and manage the student organization, Student Culture Committee (SCC), to conceive, organize and produce school-wide events such as assemblies, school dances, and Spirit Week. Work closely with Grade Team Leads (GTLs) to plan and execute team building and incentives field trips for students. Assist staff and students with the production of publicity materials for all MESA cultural events. Maintain the content of school TV monitors and all school culture related bulletin boards. Administer Staff of the Month selection and recognition. Work closely with the Operations team to execute all Staff Appreciation Week activities. Plan and execute staff social events. Develop and maintain all communications collateral, including website, social media and monthly newsletter. Maintain and update MESA photo database and post pictures to MESA website, Twitter account, and Facebook account. Coordinate logistics and create all written and web based materials for MESA networking and fundraising events, including invitations, advertisements and event signage. Manage donor base and donor acknowledgement letters. Assist with all aspects of the initial staff hiring process, including posting jobs online, attending career fairs, and responding to initial inquiries. Support student recruitment efforts by coordinating annual open house events and attending student recruitment fairs and presentations. Assist DCEA with student placement in summer internships, study travel and other out of school time programs. Serve as advisor to a group of students and complete all advisory duties. Other duties as assigned by DCEA, Principal, and Executive Director. Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or Higher. Ability to manage multiple, complex projects on tight deadlines with high degree of competence. Sense of urgency is a must. Ability to represent MESA’s mission to multiple stakeholders, including students, staff and families. Familiarity and comfort with Microsoft Office Suite, Google Systems, Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and After Effects. Extremely strong written and verbal communication skills. Belief in and alignment with MESA’s core beliefs and educational philosophy; A passion for working with students and previous experience working with high needs student population. Spanish speaker a plus.

VARIOUS TEACHING POSITIONS

Roseville Community Charter School
Newark, NJ
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Roseville Community Charter School (RCCS) is currently in the process of building a dynamic team for the 18-19 school year. This team will be willing do whatever it takes to ensure all of RCCS students receive an excellent education and graduate ready to be leaders in the larger global community. Founded in 2011, Roseville Community Charter School was created to provide a high quality, college preparatory education to students in the Roseville neighborhood of Newark, NJ. Our mission is to prepare every student for academic excellence while providing a warm, nurturing environment in which all children are supported and thrive. Roseville Community Charter School currently serves 320 students in grades K-4 with plans to expand to K-8 in the future. RCCS is seeking strong educators for SY 18-19 who are dedicated to increasing academic achievement for the students of Newark, NJ through one of the following roles: Lead Classroom Teacher, Associate Teacher, Special Education Teacher, ESL Teacher and Mathematics Instructional Coach.

Teacher of Engineering Technology

High Technology High School, Lincroft, NJ
MONMOUTH COUNTY VOCATIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
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MONMOUTH COUNTY VOCATIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT is hiring a Teacher of Engineering Technology. Nature of Position: Full Time 10 Month Contract, September 2018 Opening, High Technology High School, Lincroft, NJ. Qualifications: N.J. Teacher of Engineering Technology Certificate or Certificate of Eligibility. Candidate must have a strong background in Engineering and Mathematics. Application can be downloaded on line (www.mcvsd.org). Please call 732-431-7942, Ext. 6443 with questions.

Curriculum, Design and Innovation Coordinator

The Lab School at Smith College
Northampton, Massachusetts
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Position Summary: Responsible for optimizing the curriculum and programs of the school, ensuring they reflect the school’s mission and philosophy and are aligned with best practices; overseeing faculty professional development programs; and assisting in the effective management of the school. Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education/Experience: Master’s degree in education, preferably with a focus in curriculum, instruction and elementary education; relevant teaching experience; knowledge of educational research and trends in elementary curriculum and instruction; familiarity with the uses of educational technology and student learning differences. Strong portfolio of curricular design achievements preferred. Skills: Strong interpersonal skills; a passion for elementary education and excellent teaching; ability to work effectively with and provide leadership to a diverse teaching staff; strong organizational skills; ability to balance and accomplish both day-to- day tasks and ongoing, longer term projects and responsibilities; excellent written and oral communication skills. Additional Information: This is a full-time academic year position.

VARIOUS TEACHING POSITIONS

MESA Charter High School
Bushwick section of Brooklyn
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MESA Charter High School, a community-based school in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn. MESA is in its 5th year of operation and serves 465 students, most of whom are of Hispanic/Latino or African/African-American descent and qualify for free or reduced price lunch. Many of our students and their families are first generation immigrants and English is not their first language. Despite their struggles financially and their language barriers, our families work closely with us to ensure that their children get a high quality MESA education. And, our students push themselves year after year to make major strides in academic achievement. This past year, we graduated our first class of seniors and our graduation rate was 92%! 88% of the Class of 2017 went on to attend a 2-year or 4-year college! Our staff of 70 represents diversity in race/ethnicity, sexual orientation and religion. We have varied personal and work experiences prior to MESA and our differences are valued greatly. We are a melting pot of educators with a common vision: to graduate students who will internalize the connection between academic excellence, perseverance, and economic opportunity, empowering them to assert control over their professional futures. We teach a wide range of subjects and we are our students mentors, advisors and confidants in and outside of the classroom. If what you just learned about our amazing school resonates with you, we would like to connect you with MESA's Director of Culture and External Affairs, Traci L Douglas, so that you can learn more about MESA and the roles that best meet your interests and qualifications. In the meantime, we encourage you check out MESA's website (http://www.mesacharter.org) and all of the current job openings.

VARIOUS TEACHING & CO-TEACHING POSITIONS

Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School (SLACS)
Southwest Philadelphia
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Southwest Leadership Academy Charter School (SLACS) was founded to address the need for community access to exceptional, leadership based education in the heart of southwest Philadelphia. Currently, SLACS supports just under 500 students in grades K-8 in single sex classrooms, leveraging research from the world- renowned Gurian Institute around socio-emotional learning and differentiation between the sexes, fueling growth, leadership and engagement for all students. Classrooms in grades K-2 are supported by two educators from the SLACS team – a lead teacher as well as a co-teacher, translating to more 1:1 student/teacher instructional time as well as increased opportunities for differentiated instruction for students. SLACS is seeking strong educators for SY 18-19 who are dedicated to increasing academic achievement for the students of southwest Philadelphia through the roles of Teachers & Specialty Area Teachers who serve as lead instructors supporting SLACS’s educational goals and objectives by focusing on high standards and achievement for all students, including those who are ELL and/or receive special education services. Ideal candidates have deep instructional knowledge, seek ongoing professional growth opportunities, and have an unwavering believe that all students can achieve at high levels regardless of background. Opportunities in Music, Gym, Art, and Technology for Specialty Areas. May be early career teachers (3-5 year of experience) or teachers with more than 5 years of experience working in urban school settings. We are also seeking Co-Teachers who are instrumental in providing daily reinforcement activities to improve students’ mastery of key skills under the direction of the lead teacher; have excellent opportunity to develop and hone instructional techniques with the support of an experience lead teacher. Ideal candidates have an unwavering belief that all students can achieve at high levels regardless of background. Have 1-3 years of work/teaching experience and/or are career changers with experience or interest in teaching in an urban school setting. Competitive salaries are based on education and experience. BENEFITS include: Medical, Dental and Vision Plan; Flexible Spending Account; 401K Matching Plan. EMPLOYMENT PERIOD: Ten (10) Months, non-tenureable positions.

KINDERGARTEN TEACHER

Perea Elementary School
Memphis, TN
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Opening in Fall 2018, our new charter school will bring a unique, nationally-acclaimed elementary school model to Memphis. In partnership with the Momentous Institute (Dallas, TX) and Perea Preschool (Memphis, TN), Perea Elementary School will apply thoroughly researched best practice to prepare our students academically, socially, and emotionally for success today and tomorrow. We are currently searching for Founding Kindergarten Teachers for the 2018-19 school year. We will use a parallel teaching model with two lead teachers in every classroom. We are seeking talented, committed, and results-driven teachers who: Hold a Bachelor’s degree with a strong record of academic achievement; Possess a Tennessee Teacher License (or eligibility to obtain one); Demonstrate the utmost personal and professional integrity. Please send a resume and cover letter to careers@pereaelementary.org.

DEAN OF CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION

Perea Elementary School
Memphis, TN
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Opening in Fall 2018, our new charter school will bring a unique, nationally-acclaimed elementary school model to Memphis. In partnership with the Momentous Institute (Dallas, TX) and Perea Preschool (Memphis, TN), Perea Elementary School will apply thoroughly researched best practice to prepare our students academically, socially, and emotionally for success today and tomorrow. We are currently searching for a Founding Dean of Curriculum and Instruction who will oversee the implementation of academic intelligence programming, including curricula, curricular resources, assessments, and instruction. S/he will report to the Executive Director. We are seeking a talented, committed, and results-driven leader who: Is passionate about the compelling mission of Perea Elementary School; Has successfully and dramatically increased the academic achievement levels of low-income and minority students; minimum of three years’ experience preferred; Has a strong ability to plan thoughtfully and execute with attention to detail; Possesses strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build productive relationships with colleagues, students, and parents; Demonstrates the utmost personal and professional integrity; Holds a Bachelor’s degree (or higher) with a strong record of academic achievement and a Tennessee Teacher License (or eligibility to obtain one). Please send a resume and cover letter to careers@pereaelementary.org.

Various teaching, coaching and administrative positions

SOUTHERN TEACHERS AGENCY
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Southern Teachers is searching for teacher candidates and we currently have over 1,000 openings. These positions are at hundreds of private/independent, college-preparatory, PreK-12 schools all around the South. Our services are completely free to candidates! How does it work? Submit our online application ASAP to become a candidate, along with a resume and cover letter. If accepted, your placement counselor will have a phone conversation to get to know you and your job search. Then we will send your file to positions that match what you’re looking for, and let you know where your file was sent. As always, if you have questions about Southern Teachers, please feel free to call Austin White, Director of College Recruitment, anytime at (434) 295-9122. You can read more about us at https://southernteachers.com/.