Apprentice Teacher

Uncommon Schools

About the organization

Company Description
Uncommon Schools is a non-profit network of 53 outstanding public charter schools in grades K-12 across New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Our mission is to start and manage outstanding urban public charter schools that close the achievement gap and prepare students from low-income backgrounds for success in college and beyond. We are accomplishing that mission every day, with a college graduation rate that is well above the national average and thousands of stories of our students and alumni achieving their dreams.

Duties

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Teach classes on behalf of Deans and teacher-leaders who are observing other teachers;
Provide substitute teaching coverage for teachers within the school;
Potentially teach one class or small groups of students;
Periodically plan and deliver instruction, gradually taking on more responsibility throughout the year;
Develop teaching skills to potentially become a full-time teacher at the school;
Support students by providing one-on-one and small group tutoring daily, and small group intervention and student support;
Observe Master Teachers in order to improve instructional techniques and classroom management;
Meet regularly with a coach to implement feedback on lessons and instruction;
Teach or help coordinate an Enrichment class;
Assist teachers with instruction, assessments, grading, and other classroom responsibilities;
As appropriate, perform all duties expected of classroom teachers, including but not limited to:

Implementing curricula and activities to meet academic standards;
Designing and implementing assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;
Using assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;
Participating in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions, events, and trips;
Providing consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior;
Serving as an advisor to a small group of students;

Qualifications

Qualifications
Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom
Evidence of self-motivation, willingness to be a team player, and has a strong sense of personal responsibility;
Ideal candidates are hard-working, urgent, energetic, and are willing to learn and adapt;
Is extremely reflective and constantly wants to improve;
is flexible and enjoys dealing with unpredictability;
Strong time management skills; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and meet tight deadlines;
A strong candidate will possess strong organizational skills, communication skills (particularly with children), and problem solving skills;
Interest in performing a critical support role and the ability to excel in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, results-oriented environment;
Prior experience working in schools and/or urban communities is preferred but not required;
Relentless commitment to mission of educating urban students. Belief in and alignment with Uncommon’s core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND WORK EXPERIENCE

Bachelor’s degree is required. A background in education is not required, though candidates should show a demonstrated passion for working with K-12 students.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please follow the link to apply online.

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