Teacher - High School English (Intro to Rhetoric & Composition) - Gulfton (IMMEDIATE OPENING)

JOB TITLE: Teacher – High School English (Intro to Rhetoric & Composition) – Gulfton (IMMEDIATE OPENING)

REPORTS TO: School Director

JOB GOAL: YES Prep teachers commit to ensuring that all students, regardless of zip-code attain an excellent education on the path toward college completion. The teacher shall consistently help students learn attitudes, skills, and subject matter that will contribute to their development as mature, able, and responsible citizens.

ILLUSTRATIVE RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Teach approximately six periods, as directed by the School Director;
  • Plan and deliver engaging, rigorous lessons, according to students’ needs and the provided curriculum, where applicable;
  • Maintain a positive, safe, and organized learning environment;
  • Update gradebook on a weekly basis;
  • Inform students and families about students’ progress;
  • Implement school-wide student management policies within classroom and campus;
  • Actively participate in all teams and meetings, including grade level, content team, and other teams as designated by the campus;
  • Make parental contact by phone and/or conduct home visits when necessary;
  • Attend parent meetings and conferences;
  • Chaperone local and out-of-state field lessons, including but not limited to student Spring Trips;
  • Conduct morning, lunch, and afternoon duties during assigned times;
  • Complete and submit all necessary paperwork in a timely manner;
  • Additional duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS:

The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following:

Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year educational institution

Certification:

You fall into one of the following categories:

  • You hold a standard Texas teaching certification
  • You hold a valid teacher certification in another state
  • You are enrolled in a state-accredited Alternative Certification Program pursuing a certification
  • You are eligible for admission into Teaching Excellence Alternative Certification Program at YES Prep (Click here for eligibility requirements)

Sponsorship:

  • YES Prep is not currently hiring candidates requiring visa sponsorship.

Skills and Mindsets:

  • Belief in and commitment to the mission and core value of YES Prep Public Schools;
  • Openness to giving and receiving frequent feedback;
  • Demonstrated ability to work on a team;
  • A dedication to learn, grow, and develop as a professional;
  • Belief that every student can and will achieve;
  • Ability to work urgently in a fast-paced and results-oriented environment;
  • Strong written communication skills;
  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks and initiatives at once;
  • Detail-oriented and self-directed;
  • Initiator, problem-solver, and creative thinker;
  • Ability to maintain emotional control under stress.

Physical Demands/Environmental Factors:

  • Frequent prolonged and irregular hours of duty
  • Some light manual labor
  • Endure inclement weather conditions to provide for student safety

PROFESSIONAL EXPECTATIONS:

  • Demonstrate behavior that is professional, ethical, and responsible;
  • Participate in workshops, seminars, and conferences to enhance knowledge and skills;
  • Demonstrate knowledge, and support of YES Prep Schools’ mission, values, standards, policies and procedures, confidentiality standards, Employee Field Guide expectations, and code of ethical behavior as stated in the Field Guide;
  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal laws, local board policies, administrative guidelines, and the Texas Educators’ Code of Ethics;
  • Serve as appropriate role model for YES Prep colleagues, students, staff, and parents;
  • Conduct self in a professional manner at all times;
  • Ability to perform a variety of tasks, often changing assignments on short notice, with little to no direction;
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with others.

COMMITMENT AND COMPENSATION:

Length of Work Year:

10-month position; evening and weekend commitments also will be required

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation commensurate with experience; YES Prep offers a friendly and committed team of colleagues, and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, vision, life, and disability, plus supplemental policies, and retirement programs, including the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and a 401(k) plan.

  • The forgoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills that may be required. YES Prep Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, pregnancy, or veteran status.

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