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Literature Composition Teacher - Hiawatha Academies, Minneapolis, MN

Posted on 2020-03-23 6:58:57 PM

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Hiawatha Academies<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fhiawathaacademies.org%2F&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C05c24a388213425f1f3208d7cf862584%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637206047371520451&sdata=EuzbU1qV01guBFkEzbYz%2F%2BxMfeeVD%2FEVDIf%2B9dTe1is%3D&reserved=0> is a network of college-preparatory schools focused on closing the opportunity gap in Minneapolis. We seek to create a K-12 school experience that empowers scholars with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good. At Hiawatha Academies, we are committed to making our city and our world a more inclusive, equitable, and just place. Our equity vision: to honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. Hiawatha Academies permanently disrupts educational inequity by ensuring a great school for every child. Hiawatha Collegiate High School (HCHS) seeks a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as an Literature/Composition Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. Interested and qualified candidates should apply here<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhiawathaacademies.secure.force.com%2FTRGTFCMS__JobDetailPage1%3FJobIds%3Da1S1Y00000KBzOfUAL%26jobsite%3Ddefault%26p%3DCandidate%26page%3DJobDetailPage%26sessionId%3D%26refURL%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fhiawathaacademies.secure.force.com%252FFCMS__CMSLayout%253FjobIds%253Da1S1Y00000KBzOfUAL%2526page%253DJobDetailPage%2526sessionId%253D%2526jobSite%253Ddefault%2526p%253DCandidate&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C05c24a388213425f1f3208d7cf862584%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637206047371520451&sdata=goW7EwghTqgfkuV52OsPh3VwH3mA%2BIU9J921vpWGMdA%3D&reserved=0>. Job Description Every HCHS teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students&#8217; learning. Hiawatha teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and inspiring learning environment for their students. In addition to leading courses in their content area, HCHS teachers are also advisors: adults committed to supporting a small group of students as they work to develop their academic and social-emotional selves. Advisors are critical in HCHS&#8217;s model of student support, and those who stay for all four years of their advisees&#8217; high school career will have the amazing privilege of handing their advisees their diplomas and wishing them well as they head off to college. The Literature/Composition Teacher will work under the guidance of the Instructional Leadership Team and in close collaboration with fellow classroom teachers and advisors. Candidates selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities for the position. Responsibilities Instructional Planning and Implementation &#183; Utilize curriculum to develop and implement standards-based lesson plans that include an understanding and modeling of independent thinking skills, creative problem-solving, and evidence-based reasoning, differentiating and scaffolding as needed &#183; Implement assessments that are aligned with daily, weekly, and unit objectives &#183; Use data to adjust short- and long-term plans in order to meet students&#8217; learning needs Learning and Development &#183; Collaborate with colleagues and seek feedback in the spirit of continuous improvement &#183; Demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement and student achievement; reflect on instructional practices to meet individual professional development goals &#183; Actively participate in professional development, grade level, and community meetings School and Classroom Culture &#183; Establish and maintain relationships with students and families based in trust and regular communication; collaborate and communicate regularly with families about academic progress and behavior &#183; Establish and maintain high expectations and routines for academic work and classroom behavior &#183; Establish and reinforce expectations and accountability structures to maintain a positive, focused classroom Additional Responsibilities &#183; Maintain accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems &#183; Actively attend to supervision duties and contribute positively to a collaborative school environment The English Language and Composition Teacher role must demonstrate knowledge of and support Hiawatha Academies&#8217; mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior. Hiawatha Employment Logistics &#183; Hiawatha Collegiate High School students&#8217; school day is from 8:15am-3:45pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:15am-1:20pm on Friday. &#183; Teachers must be present from 7:30am-4:00pm three days each week and 8:00am-4:20pm two days each week. &#183; Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:40pm-4:00pm. &#183; All Hiawatha staff are expected to attend and participate in relevant evening family events to be held at the school. Skills & Qualifications Required: &#183; Bachelor&#8217;s Degree (in English, Composition and Rhetoric, Writing, Reading, Literacy, Literature, Creative Writing, Linguistics, or related field preferred) &#183; MN teaching license &#183; Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students and families &#183; Must have a growth mindset &#183; Experience working with students of color &#183; Awareness of self and the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts &#183; Must be a problem-solver, self-directed learner, and must possess the ability to work independently &#183; Prospective applicants must demonstrate a clear record of achieving significant gains with their students and have a strong belief that they can help close the opportunity gap for all &#183; Optimism in our ability to close the opportunity gap for all students Highly Preferred: &#183; Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish or Somali preferred) &#183; A minimum of two years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results Compensation Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement. Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants. Interested and qualified candidates should apply here<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhiawathaacademies.secure.force.com%2FTRGTFCMS__JobDetailPage1%3FJobIds%3Da1S1Y00000KBzOfUAL%26jobsite%3Ddefault%26p%3DCandidate%26page%3DJobDetailPage%26sessionId%3D%26refURL%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fhiawathaacademies.secure.force.com%252FFCMS__CMSLayout%253FjobIds%253Da1S1Y00000KBzOfUAL%2526page%253DJobDetailPage%2526sessionId%253D%2526jobSite%253Ddefault%2526p%253DCandidate&data=02%7C01%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7C05c24a388213425f1f3208d7cf862584%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C637206047371530443&sdata=Hxk9MjcmNzyHbA8fNh%2FbbK86%2FathDF0PX7N5QpqCsuc%3D&reserved=0>.

Hiawatha Academies is a network of college-preparatory schools focused on closing the opportunity gap in Minneapolis. We seek to create a K-12 school experience that empowers scholars with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good. At Hiawatha Academies, we are committed to making our city and our world a more inclusive, equitable, and just place. 

Our equity visionto honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. Hiawatha Academies permanently disrupts educational inequity by ensuring a great school for every child. 

 

Hiawatha Collegiate High School (HCHS) seeks a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as an Literature/Composition Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year.

Interested and qualified candidates should apply here.

Job Description

Every HCHS teacher has the opportunity to join a team of motivated, mission-driven teammates who are committed to taking responsibility for their students’ learning. Hiawatha teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and inspiring learning environment for their students.  

 

In addition to leading courses in their content area, HCHS teachers are also advisors: adults committed to supporting a small group of students as they work to develop their academic and social-emotional selves. Advisors are critical in HCHS’s model of student support, and those who stay for all four years of their advisees’ high school career will have the amazing privilege of handing their advisees their diplomas and wishing them well as they head off to college.

 

The Literature/Composition Teacher will work under the guidance of the Instructional Leadership Team and in close collaboration with fellow classroom teachers and advisors.

 

Candidates selected for an interview will receive additional information regarding the specific roles and responsibilities for the position.

 

Responsibilities 

Instructional Planning and Implementation

·         Utilize curriculum to develop and implement standards-based lesson plans that include an understanding and modeling of independent thinking skills, creative problem-solving, and evidence-based reasoning, differentiating and scaffolding as needed

·         Implement assessments that are aligned with daily, weekly, and unit objectives

·         Use data to adjust short- and long-term plans in order to meet students’ learning needs

 

Learning and Development

·         Collaborate with colleagues and seek feedback in the spirit of continuous improvement

·         Demonstrate a commitment to continuous improvement and student achievement; reflect on instructional practices to meet individual professional development goals

·         Actively participate in professional development, grade level, and community meetings

 

School and Classroom Culture

·         Establish and maintain relationships with students and families based in trust and regular communication; collaborate and communicate regularly with families about academic progress and behavior

·         Establish and maintain high expectations and routines for academic work and classroom behavior

·         Establish and reinforce expectations and accountability structures to maintain a positive, focused classroom

 

Additional Responsibilities

·         Maintain accurate records, grade book, and data tracking systems

·         Actively attend to supervision duties and contribute positively to a collaborative school environment

 

The English Language and Composition Teacher role must demonstrate knowledge of and support Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, value statements, standards, policies and procedures, operating instructions, confidentiality standards, and the code of ethical behavior.

 

Hiawatha Employment Logistics

·         Hiawatha Collegiate High School students’ school day is from 8:15am-3:45pm, Monday-Thursday and 8:15am-1:20pm on Friday.

·         Teachers must be present from 7:30am-4:00pm three days each week and 8:00am-4:20pm two days each week.

·         Professional development sessions are held each Friday from 1:40pm-4:00pm.

·         All Hiawatha staff are expected to attend and participate in relevant evening family events to be held at the school.

 

Skills & Qualifications

Required:

·         Bachelor’s Degree (in English, Composition and Rhetoric, Writing, Reading, Literacy, Literature, Creative Writing, Linguistics, or related field preferred)

·         MN teaching license

·         Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build trust with colleagues, students and families

·         Must have a growth mindset

·         Experience working with students of color  

·         Awareness of self and the ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within different cultural contexts

·         Must be a problem-solver, self-directed learner, and must possess the ability to work independently

·         Prospective applicants must demonstrate a clear record of achieving significant gains with their students and have a strong belief that they can help close the opportunity gap for all

·         Optimism in our ability to close the opportunity gap for all students

 

Highly Preferred:

·         Bilingual or multilingual (Spanish or Somali preferred)

·         A minimum of two years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

 

Compensation

Salary for this position is competitive and based on prior experience. Hiawatha offers a collaborative and committed team of colleagues and a comprehensive benefits plan including medical, dental, life, and retirement.

 

Anti-Discrimination Policy and Commitment to Diversity

We believe that diversity is strength, and we are committed to maintaining an inclusive, multicultural network. We are an equal-opportunity employer and welcome all qualified applicants.

 

Interested and qualified candidates should apply here.