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High School English (ELA) Teacher, Northwest Passage High School, Coon Rapids

Posted on 2024-02-20 1:59:43 PM

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Job Title: Teacher/Advisor Licensure Preference: English (ELA) Reports to: Director Terms of Employment: 12 months (1.0 FTE) Are you ready to move beyond traditional educational paradigms? Northwest Passage High School is seeking a full-time English Teacher/Advisor to join an amazing team of teaching professionals. At Northwest Passage High School we are a community of educators that communicate openly and honestly in an effort to reach understanding. We do this through inclusiveness and respect, holding each other and ourselves accountable by upholding mutual decisions, and owning our actions. As educators, we hold ourselves and our students to a standard set of expectations and follow a similar project process, modeling professionalism and working with fidelity. NWPHS is a national leader in student centered personal learning. Teacher/advisor candidates need to have an understanding of project based and expeditionary learning, experience working with a diverse group of students and a deep commitment to equity. Northwest Passage High School is seeking a dynamic and innovative youth worker/teacher experienced in working with teenagers from a variety of backgrounds. NWPHS is a 9-12 grade project based and experiential learning charter school with a mission of &#8220;Rekindling our hope, exploring our world, seeking our path, while building our community.&#8221; We are seeking an individual who shares our values of Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Citizenship and Communication. Northwest Passage High School is a Teacher-Powered charter school and applicants must be willing to wear many hats and contribute to the overall success of the school. Experience with outdoor education and expeditionary learning is a bonus. Applicants must have an understanding of project based learning, experiential education, service learning, and high level youth development. This position is for a self-starter, innovator, problem solver and passionate learner who wants to join a team dedicated to making a difference in the lives of young people. Qualifications Necessary: Qualified applicants of high character should possess a high level of content knowledge in English (ELA); believe all students can learn and that teachers play an active role in the learning process; display strong communication, leadership, and organizational skills; enjoy working with teens; be willing to collaborate with colleagues and be dedicated individuals who exhibit a strong desire to improve student reading. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of services that will contribute to the continual improvement of reading instruction to students district-wide, will act as a consultant/resource person as well as an instructor of students with special needs in acceleration, provide educator professional development opportunities, correction or remediation of reading/language arts skills. JOB SUMMARY: The essential functions of this job include but are not limited to the following fundamental job duties. 1. Northwest Passage High School is a Teacher Powered learning environment where individuals are viewed as professionals and have a great deal of autonomy. Advisors/teachers are expected to be learners first, who model curiosity, critical thinking and innovation. 2. Advisor to 15-16 students in project based, expeditionary learning school. Create a student centered and student directed learning environment. Foster a positive school culture. 3. Establish and monitor individual plans for each student with regular frequency including: a yearly Personal Learning Plan, daily schedules, project brainstorming, outlining, and design as needed. 4. Meet with students one on one regularly and build respectful relationships. 5. Offer license area expertise (and other expertise) to students from other advisories. 6. Lead regular out of school field studies and 2-3 overnight learning expeditions each year. 7. Maintain competency in Headrush student management software and other programs. Model effective online communication skills. Assist students in troubleshooting technical needs. 8. Conference with parents at least three times a year, and communicate students&#8217; progress verbally or through written notification as needed. 9. Keep records of students including transcripts, state standards, and attendance up to date. Update transcripts at least four times a year. Proctor state required tests. 10. Serve on two site based management teams. Participate in consensus driven site based decision making, by identifying issues and implementing solutions. Attend weekly staff meetings. Participate in staff evaluation and self-evaluation process and work towards self-improvement. Follow policies and procedures. Care of building and grounds. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 1. License Requirements: Minnesota licensure in High School English (ELA) (other licensure areas will be considered) 2. Education: BA/BS from accredited college or university. 3. A passion for diversity, equity and inclusion for all students. 4. Diverse background with hobbies and talents to share. Enjoy the outdoors, nature and outdoor projects. 5. Experience working with teenagers from diverse backgrounds. 6. Ability to serve on two management teams. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 1. Charter school experience. 2. Project-Based Learning and/or personalized learning experience. 3. Teacher-led/powered school governance experience. 4. Experience leading trips in both urban and wilderness settings. First aid, CPR, and lifeguard training may be required. *Duties and requirements are subject to change. COMPENSATION Reviewed and established annually by the Personnel Team and Board of Directors. Salary range is competitive with geographic norms and based on years of experience, licensure and other qualifications. Competitive benefits package included. FOR MORE INFORMATION Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position to start August 19, 2024. For any questions -- Please email Peter Wieczorek, Director: pwieczorek@nwphs.org<mailto:pwieczorek@nwphs.org> If interested, please send resume, cover letter and letters of recommendation to pwieczorek@nwphs.org<mailto:pwieczorek@nwphs.org> For more information about Northwest Passage High School visit our website nwphs.org<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fnwphs.org%2F&data=05%7C02%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cfb7b3c53f2344ad37ecf08dc324e79ad%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C638440559832673826%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=xgPInbKsvcvSGDnuDlp%2FtoxGYJXrjPZa7zv1gJpIE%2Fo%3D&reserved=0> -- Peter Wieczorek He/Him/His Director Northwest Passage High School 715-641-2254 pwieczorek@nwphs.org<mailto:pwieczorek@nwphs.org> nwphs.org<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fnwphs.org%2F&data=05%7C02%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cfb7b3c53f2344ad37ecf08dc324e79ad%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C638440559832686151%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=Uyf7nRbpXO599kGh70q%2BBmIF2Sv7TqY%2BpuEpOeUl1pY%3D&reserved=0> [http://www.nwphs.org/_/rsrc/1376977175176/config/facebook_button_png_by_ockre-d3gok5y.png]<https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FNwphs&data=05%7C02%7Cscsu-edpost%40stcloudstate.edu%7Cfb7b3c53f2344ad37ecf08dc324e79ad%7C5011c7c60ab446ab9ef4fae74a921a7f%7C0%7C0%7C638440559832692912%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C0%7C%7C%7C&sdata=Nh2ZWif7%2FY74689vCHsN3Yrj8fg5oiV2Fwjd%2BVx8xA4%3D&reserved=0>[http://www.nwphs.org/_/rsrc/1376977245128/config/twitter_button__logo_v2_by_pixxiepaynee-d5sog0x.png] Mission: Rekindling our hope, exploring our word, seeking our path, while building our community. Vision: Students enrolled at Northwest Passage High School develop self-confidence, and academic skills through participation in a small learning community, where instructors are lifelong learners who model integrity, responsibility and respect. Varied projects, field studies and inquiry-based methods give students the opportunity to develop a greater sense of the world by engaging in challenging academics, structured work experience, and service learning. Students take responsibility for their own educational plans and graduate with the tools to make informed decisions about their future.

Job Title: Teacher/Advisor

Licensure Preference: English (ELA)

Reports to: Director

Terms of Employment: 12 months (1.0 FTE)


Are you ready to move beyond traditional educational paradigms?  Northwest Passage High School is seeking a full-time English Teacher/Advisor to join an amazing team of teaching professionals.  


At Northwest Passage High School we are a community of educators that communicate openly and honestly in an effort to reach understanding. We do this through inclusiveness and respect, holding each other and ourselves accountable by upholding mutual decisions, and owning our actions. As educators, we hold ourselves and our students to a standard set of expectations and follow a similar project process, modeling professionalism and working with fidelity.


NWPHS is a national leader in student centered personal learning.  Teacher/advisor candidates need to have an understanding of project based and expeditionary learning, experience working with a diverse group of students and a deep commitment to equity.


Northwest Passage High School is seeking a dynamic and innovative youth worker/teacher experienced in working with teenagers from a variety of backgrounds.  NWPHS is a 9-12 grade project based and experiential learning charter school with a mission of “Rekindling our hope, exploring our world, seeking our path, while building our community.”  We are seeking an individual who shares our values of Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Citizenship and Communication.


Northwest Passage High School is a Teacher-Powered charter school and applicants must be willing to wear many hats and contribute to the overall success of the school.  Experience with outdoor education and expeditionary learning is a bonus.  


Applicants must have an understanding of project based learning, experiential education, service learning, and high level youth development.  This position is for a self-starter, innovator, problem solver and passionate learner who wants to join a team dedicated to making a difference in the lives of young people. 


Qualifications Necessary:     

Qualified applicants of high character should possess a high level of content knowledge in English (ELA); believe all students can learn and that teachers play an active role in the learning process; display strong communication, leadership, and organizational skills; enjoy working with teens; be willing to collaborate with colleagues and be dedicated individuals who exhibit a strong desire to improve student reading.

 

The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of services that will contribute to the continual improvement of reading instruction to students district-wide, will act as a consultant/resource person as well as an instructor of students with special needs in acceleration, provide educator professional development opportunities, correction or remediation of reading/language arts skills.



JOB SUMMARY:

The essential functions of this job include but are not limited to the following fundamental job duties.


1. Northwest Passage High School is a Teacher Powered learning environment where individuals are viewed as professionals and have a great deal of autonomy.  Advisors/teachers are expected to be learners first, who model curiosity, critical thinking and innovation. 


2. Advisor to 15-16 students in project based, expeditionary learning school. Create a student centered and student directed learning environment. Foster a positive school culture.


3. Establish and monitor individual plans for each student with regular frequency including: a yearly Personal Learning Plan, daily schedules, project brainstorming, outlining, and design as needed.


4. Meet with students one on one regularly and build respectful relationships.


5. Offer license area expertise (and other expertise) to students from other advisories.


6. Lead regular out of school field studies and 2-3 overnight learning expeditions each year. 


7.  Maintain competency in Headrush student management software and other programs. Model effective online communication skills. Assist students in troubleshooting technical needs.


8. Conference with parents at least three times a year, and communicate students’ progress verbally or through written notification as needed.


9. Keep records of students including transcripts, state standards, and attendance up to date. Update transcripts at least four times a year. Proctor state required tests.


10. Serve on two site based management teams.  Participate in consensus driven site based decision making, by identifying issues and implementing solutions. Attend weekly staff meetings. Participate in staff evaluation and self-evaluation process and work towards self-improvement. Follow policies and procedures. Care of building and grounds.



REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS


1. License Requirements: Minnesota licensure in High School English (ELA) (other licensure areas will be considered)

2. Education: BA/BS from accredited college or university.

3. A passion for diversity, equity and inclusion for all students.

4. Diverse background with hobbies and talents to share. Enjoy the outdoors, nature and outdoor projects.

5. Experience working with teenagers from diverse backgrounds. 

6. Ability to serve on two management teams.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS


1. Charter school experience.

2. Project-Based Learning and/or personalized learning experience.

3. Teacher-led/powered school governance experience.

4. Experience leading trips in both urban and wilderness settings. First aid, CPR, and lifeguard training may be required.


*Duties and requirements are subject to change.


COMPENSATION


Reviewed and established annually by the Personnel Team and Board of Directors. Salary range is competitive with geographic norms and based on years of experience, licensure and other qualifications. Competitive benefits package included.


FOR MORE INFORMATION


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Position to start August 19, 2024. For any questions -- Please email Peter Wieczorek, Director: pwieczorek@nwphs.org


If interested, please send resume, cover letter and letters of recommendation to pwieczorek@nwphs.org  

For more information about Northwest Passage High School visit our website nwphs.org


--
Peter Wieczorek
He/Him/His
Director
Northwest Passage High School
715-641-2254


Mission: Rekindling our hope, exploring our word, seeking our path, while building our community.
Vision: Students enrolled at Northwest Passage High School develop self-confidence, and academic skills through participation in a small learning community, where instructors are lifelong learners who model integrity, responsibility and respect.  Varied projects, field studies and inquiry-based methods give students the opportunity to develop a greater sense of the world by engaging in challenging academics, structured work experience, and service learning.  Students take responsibility for their own educational plans and graduate with the tools to make informed decisions about their future.