Grade 9-12 English Instructor
LEAD Charter School
Job Description: Grade 9-12 English Teacher
LEAD Charter School, NJ's first single sourced charter high school, seeks an exceptional English teacher to join the efforts of a community that’s poised to transform equity through opportunity for young people in Newark. The mission of LEAD is to enable students ages 16-21 in grades 9-12 in Newark, NJ to master the essential skills crucial for success in, career, postsecondary education, and community leadership within a global society. LEAD implements the Newark Opportunity Youth Network (NOYN) school model. Key design elements support the unique career training, academic progress, and non-academic needs of students who have disengaged from traditional schooling. The innovative NOYN model re-engages young people via active participation in rigorous and relevant content, and standards-driven competency-based instruction aligned with emerging market demands. Through applied learning opportunities with partner organizations and corporations, LEAD prepares students to compete in the local economy and/or transition to postsecondary education. To learn more about LEAD, please visit: http://leadcharterschool.org/.
Grade 9-12 English
JOB GOAL: To lead implementation of the OYN school model in English subject areas and support implementation of English curriculum across the school, raising student achievement in preparation for success in postsecondary education, career, and community leadership.
Teachers at LEAD embody the commitment, energy, and heart needed to excel in our classrooms. Teachers who want to work at LEAD should expect the job to be challenging—and they should also expect feedback, collaboration, and support from teammates and School Leaders in order to help them meet those challenges.
REPORTS TO: Head of School
1. Valid New Jersey Teacher Grade 9-12 Certification or Certificate of Eligibility in English or related certification.
2. Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred.
3. Demonstrated success in raising student achievement with underserved populations.
4. Strong commitment to youth and ability to work effectively with parents.
5. Successful in creating collaborative relationships or coalitions.
6. Commitment to NOYN school model and implementation with fidelity.
7. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including use of office productivity software.
8. Robust analytical skills, with an ability to use data to drive student achievement.
9. Capacity to personalize instruction through differentiation, including use of blended learning and technology.
10. Required criminal history background check, proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident status & NJ residency.
1. Plans, in accordance with established procedures both a program of study and lessons which are consistent with the approved course of study and which meet the individual needs, interests and abilities of students.
2. Implements by instruction and action the School’s philosophy and the State and School’s instructional goals.
3. Ensures satisfactory pupil progress and growth toward stated objectives of instruction.
4. Employs instructional method and materials that are most appropriate for meeting stated objectives including positive attitudes toward learning.
5. Develops effective procedures for the management of the classroom and following school routines.
6. Establishes and maintains appropriate student behavior in the classroom, school building and school grounds and exercises due care for the health, safety and well-being of the students in accordance with the philosophy and rules of the school.
7. Assesses pupils in accordance with School testing policy and program, interprets the results and utilizes the information obtained for planning instruction, for reporting student progress, and for improving curriculum.
8. Assists in curriculum development and in the selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials.
9. Works toward professional growth and meets the role model standards of a professional educator.
10. Maintains cordial and workable professional and social relationships with other members of the professional and non-professional staff and with students, parents and community members.
11. Displays respect towards the rights and feelings of students, thereby encouraging students to develop attitudes of respect for the rights, feelings, opinions and property of others.
12. Confers with students and parents to foster a constructive student-teacher and parent-teacher relationship.
13. Accurately maintains appropriate student records and submits required reports within designated time limits.
14. Effectively contributes in a reasonable manner to the overall after school functions and student activities.
15. Gives proper attention to the care and protection of school property and uses material economically.
16. Adheres to and promotes the philosophy and objectives of the school, the administrative staff and the Board of Education and interprets the policies and program of the school in a positive and constructive manner.
17. Performs such other duties as may be assigned by the administrative staff in accordance with the contractual agreement or policies of the Board of Trustees.
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT
Ten-month employee. Salary to be recommended by Head of School and approved by board.
Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with the board's policy on evaluation.