Specials: Performing Arts, PE (Newark)

POSITION

Teachers hold primary responsibility for the implementation and development of Uncommon's curriculum and the success of its students. Therefore, Uncommon Schools seeks teachers who are committed to continuously improving curriculum and instruction.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and teach varied content area curriculum.
  • Performing Arts only: Design, direct and produce school productions annually, and community meetings weekly.
  • 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

  • For Performing Arts only, experience in musical theatre (song, acting, and dance) is required.
  • 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
  • By the time that employment begins, candidates must have received a Bachelor's degree from a College or University. For teaching roles in New York and Massachusetts, candidates must have also earned a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher by the time employment begins. For teaching roles in New Jersey, the candidates must have earned a cumulative 2.75 GPA (for candidates graduating before September 1, 2016) or 3.0 (for candidates graduating on or after September 1, 2016).

COMPENSATION

We offer a competitive compensation package, including a salary significantly above the district scale and comprehensive health benefits. Aside from extensive professional development, all our teachers are equipped with a laptop computer, email, high-speed internet access, library budget, and all necessary instructional 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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