8th Grade Science Teacher

Neighborhood House Charter School

Seeking a caring, dynamic individual to be part of our 8th grade team.

Job Title:  8th Grade Science Teacher
Department: High School
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: High School Principal
Date: 6/23/2020
 
JOB OVERVIEW FOR TEACHING POSITIONS
We are seeking a dynamic, caring and passionate  teacher with a minimum of two years teaching experience, ideally in an urban district.
 
We are an equal opportunity employer and it is our policy to provide equal opportunity for all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic information, age, disability, marital status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.  We encourage you to apply even if you feel that you do not meet all the stated requirements for the position.
 
ABOUT NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE CHARTER SCHOOL
Neighborhood House Charter School was founded over 20 years ago with a mandate to both provide a better education for Boston’s low-income families and to incubate the best in teaching and learning practices. Serving nearly 500 children from Dorchester and surrounding neighborhoods, we have become one of the most sought-after public schools in the City. The 70 percent low-income, 80 percent minority families we serve truly reflect the diversity of Boston. In keeping with our commitment to provide a better education option for Boston schoolchildren, we opened a Neighborhood House Charter School High School in the fall of 2017. We are uniquely positioned to understand the challenges facing Boston students as they move into high school, and we are both honored and excited to be able to offer a high school that will address these challenges and give families a new, distinctive option.
 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Teachers must either be certified or licensed to teach in Massachusetts or have passed, prior to the end of their first year of employment, the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL). This includes a passing score on the Communication and Literacy Skills test and a passing score on the relevant subject matter knowledge test(s). Teachers must also have their Sheltered English Immersion (SEI) endorsement within their first year of teaching at NHCS.
 
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree in Education or Subject area preferred
  • Minimum of two year’s teaching experience with an urban population of low-income and ELL learners preferred
 
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Teach 8th grade Science including planning and delivering lessons and monitoring and assessing the progress of each student within a Rich and Structured Learning (RSLE) format
  • Lead, guide, and teach an advisory of 10-12 students
  • Partner with department and grade-level colleagues and specialists to design and implement student supports to ensure each student’s success
  • Act as a key team member in plans and tasks related to the school culture
  • Prepare and lead extracurricular activities based on personal interests and/or school need and student interests
  • Other roles and responsibilities as they become necessary
 
EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL STAFF
  • A passionate commitment to urban education and the belief that education and hard work are the keys to life success
  • An entrepreneurial spirit in creating a new vision for urban high school students and the commitment to see it through
  • Belief that every child can be successful
  • Belief in two messages, simultaneously, in balance: “We love you” and “We have the highest expectations of you – and you can and will meet them”
  • Belief that the best learning happens through experiences that are both rich and structured
  • Belief that problems are hurdles, not roadblocks, and that there is a solution if a student is willing to work harder, smarter, and more creatively
  • Belief that teachers must learn and influence social emotional strengths of all children in and out of the classroom
  • Desire to continually reflect and grow as an educator through professional development, peer feedback, and observation
  • Belief in a school community where students, families, teachers and school leaders demonstrate accountability, flexibility, humor, effort, responsibility, respect and hope
  • Strong interest in implementing data- driven instruction to help produce measurable goals and results.  
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS 
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Stand and sit for sustained periods of time
  • See and read a computer screen and printed materials with our without vision aids
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. to the waist
  • Move about the school, including ascending and descending stairs, to bring students from one place to another
  • Hear and understand speech at normal classroom levels, outdoors and on the telephone
  • Focus on one source of sound and not another
  • Speak in audible tones so that others may understand clearly in normal classroom settings, outdoors and on the telephone
  • Frequent repetitive motion with hands, wrists, arms and shoulders. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; stoop; sit on floor; bend; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Duties are normally performed in a school/classroom environment and outdoors. Duties will also be regularly performed on field trips away from school. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
 
 
APPLICATION PROCESS
We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff. Please send a resume and a compelling letter of interest via the link below.