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Great Oaks Charter Schools

Middle School Science Teacher (Immediate Hire + $1,500 Signing Bonus)

New York, NY

About Great Oaks Charter Schools
The mission of the Great Oaks Charter Schools is to prepare students to succeed in college. What sets Great Oaks Charter Schools apart from other charters is the use of a high-dosage tutoring model implemented by the Great Oaks Tutors Corps, a group of recent college graduates who provide two hours of daily tutoring to every student. At Great Oaks, we are committed to providing a rigorous 6-12 academic program, fostering a positive school culture and building authentic relationships with families. We are seeking hard-working, tenacious people who share the belief that all students deserve a high-quality education.

About Great Oaks Charter School - New York City

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The Great Oaks (GO) Charter School - New York City opened in the Fall of 2013 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The school currently serves 225 students in 6th-8th grades. At scale, Great Oaks - NYC will serve students in grades 6th-12th. The school has a focus on serving English Language Learners with about half the students coming from a home where a language other than English is spoken.

Middle School Science Teacher Position Summary
Great teachers are at the heart of what we do, and are the key to our students' success. Our most successful teachers are mission driven, adaptable and have a collaborative team mindset.

We are looking for members of the middle school team who are highly skilled, experienced urban educators with a passion and drive to deepen learning for our students, as well as build a vibrant culture of learning and practice for adults. At GO-NYC, our classrooms are full inclusion which which means that every core class is taught as an Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) classroom. Therefore the Science classroom will have two co-teachers (one content, one special education) as well as an Americorps Fellow working with students every day.

Key responsibilities include:

Drive student outcomes by:
  • Aligning planning to science Common Core Standards and student assessment data
  • Using data-driven techniques to set ambitious goals for scholars
  • Collaborating with the Special Services team and Tutor Corps to build differentiated learning plans for all scholars
  • Maintaining consistent communications with families regarding student progress
  • Taking a leadership role in the Grade Level Planning team and in the Student Support Services Team
  • Holding weekly Office Hours and Homework Help Center
Maintain strong classroom (virtual & in-person) and school culture by:
  • Clearly and consistently communicating and upholding school rules, values, and expectations in and out of the classroom
  • Setting an urgent, respectful, and positive tone in the classroom
  • Displaying extraordinary time management to maximize student learning
  • Building relationships with students that communicate the importance of college success and your belief that they will succeed
  • Building a collaborative, respectful advisory classroom community
  • Taking on responsibilities outside of their content area instruction such as advisory, lunch duty, enrichment classes, and after school activities
Plan a rigorous curriculum and deliver strong instruction by:
  • Demonstrating solid knowledge and understanding of science topics
  • Using a multitude of instructional strategies that are academically rigorous and highly engaging
  • Executing detailed lesson plans mapped to specific Common Core standards
  • Taking responsibility for student progress; constantly working to respond to students' need
Competencies and Qualifications
The successful candidate will have proven success in implementing high-quality instruction that led to the improvement of student achievement in an urban school. S/he will possess exceptional relationship building skills and the ability to communicate clearly to multiple stakeholders. The successful candidate will also have:
  • A strong academic record with a Bachelor's degree from a competitive college or university required; advanced degree in subject area preferred
  • At least two years of experience improving student achievement at an urban school
  • State teaching certification in secondary science (preferred)
  • Extremely strong classroom management abilities
  • A strong belief that all students can succeed
  • A do-whatever-it takes attitude including a willingness to work occasionally on the weekend or in the evening
  • An exceptional ability to respond well to feedback and implement it immediately
Great Oaks provides a competitive compensation and benefits package; exact compensation will vary based on experience and education. Additionally, this position comes with a signing bonus of $1,500.

General Information
This position is for the 2021-2022 school year and the successful candidate will start immediately. Selected candidates will be contacted to set up an in-person demo lesson and interview.

The GO-NYC requires all staff members to obtain and submit evidence of full COVID-19 vaccination. This decision was made to keep all staff and students safe as we return to in-person meetings and site visits. New hires will be able to start working with one dose of the vaccine as long as the second dose (where applicable) is scheduled within a month of the person's start date.

Client-provided location(s): New York, NY, USA
Job ID: GreatOak_5960769002
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • FSA
    • HSA
    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
  • Parental Benefits

    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Company Outings
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Paid Vacation
  • Financial and Retirement

    • Relocation Assistance
    • 401(K)
  • Professional Development

    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities

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