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Business Program Teacher & Coach (Newark)
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Business Program Teacher & Coach
Uncommon Schools (Uncommon) is a nonprofit organization that starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to graduate from college. Uncommon builds uncommonly great schools by developing and managing regional networks that are philosophically aligned and highly accountable and by designing and implementing “best-in-class” teacher training. The organization has achieved outstanding academic results based on internal assessments, statewide exams, and graduation milestones. Its schools consistently outperform their district schools and are among the highest-performing urban schools in their cities and states. To learn more about Uncommon click here.

Position
North Star Academy is seeking an innovative teacher interested in teaching business-oriented classes including, but not limited to, Economics, Accounting, Marketing, Finance, and Entrepreneurship and preparing students to compete at the highest levels of national business competitions through organizations like DECA and Future Business Leaders of America. The goal of this new program is to further prepare students for college by giving them opportunities to creatively problem-solve, engage in long-term projects, work in teams, and deepen critical thinking skills as well as to prepare the next generation of business leaders to hone the technical and soft skills needed to build and improve the U.S. and world economies.

Responsibilities
  • Plan and teach varied content area curriculum.
  • Cultivate partnerships with outside organizations that will offer opportunities for competition.
  • Manage and supervise participation in various competitions.
  • Develop long-term plans for a four-year Business trajectory, including opportunities for relevant AP courses.
  • 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

Compensation
We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package. Aside from extensive professional development, all our staff members are equipped with a laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, and all necessary 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.
 
Please note that your application will not be saved until you click “submit” at the end of the application question set. Unfortunately, you will not be able to save your resume or answers as you go along.  Please take this into consideration. You are welcome to open the application, copy and paste the questions into a Word Document, and then copy and paste your answers into our application once they are complete. Additionally, if you leave your application before beginning the question set, you will need to upload your resume again in order to move forward with the process upon returning. Thanks in advance for the time you are taking to apply to Uncommon Schools.
 

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