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Founding Social Studies Teacher -- Hiawatha Collegiate High School, Minneapolis

Posted on 5/17/2017 3:28:53 PM

Listing expires 6/14/2017

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Founding High School Social Studies Teacher (17-18 school year)


Hiawatha Academies is a growing network of high-performing, K-12 open enrollment public charter schools.  We are driven by our mission that “All Hiawatha Academies scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.”


We have demonstrated success in student achievement, consistently recognized by the Star Tribune as Beating the Odds Schools.  Hiawatha Academies is proof of what happens when we give every child the opportunities they deserve.


Hiawatha Collegiate High School is the newest addition to the growing Hiawatha Academies charter school network. In August 2015, Hiawatha Collegiate High School opened its doors to 104 9th grade students.  The school will grow one grade each year, and next year, it will be home to just over 300 freshmen, sophomores, and juniors.  At HCHS, all students benefit from a well-rounded program rooted in rigorous academics, comprehensive college support, and meaningful extracurricular activities.


HCHS is committed to ensuring that 100 percent of its students will graduate from high school prepared to thrive in college.  HCHS is currently seeking a hard-working, passionate, and goal-oriented educator to join our team as a Founding Social Studies Teacher for the 2017-18 school year.


TO APPLY: Qualified, passionate, and equity driven individuals should apply here.


Job Description


HCHS teachers are charged with providing a rigorous, fast-paced, and inspiring learning environment for all of their students.  In 2017-18, the following courses may be offered within the social studies department: Human Geography, World History (AP) and American History (AP).    


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.


Lastly, HCHS teachers are also founders of the school.  Along with the administration, they will lay the strong foundation upon which HCHS will stand for years to come.

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



Prove the Possible

Student achievement is our number one job

Drive Results

Ensure high standards for student behavior and performance

Deliver well-planned, rigorous, and meaningful lessons

Use data to inform instruction

Build Relationships

Exhibit a high degree of professionalism in all elements of this position

Serve as a positive force committed to our mission

Connect with students and families so as to realize our mission

Perform other duties as required and assigned

Teachers must demonstrate knowledge and support of Hiawatha Academies’ mission, vision, values, and beliefs


Core Value and Beliefs

All Hiawatha Staff must demonstrate a passionate belief in and commitment to the following core values and equity vision:


1) Children are at the center of everything we do.

2) Our mission requires bold thought and action.

3) We choose optimism.

4) We push ourselves to improve.

5) We are stronger together.

6) We create fun and a little weirdness.


Equity Vision

To honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity in pursuit of an equitable world. To learn more about our equity vision, click here.


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:



Bachelor’s Degree

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

Must have a growth mindset

Cultural awareness of self and others

Ability to understand, appreciate, and interact within various cultural contexts

A track record of measurable success with students

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


Highly Preferred:

A minimum of 2 years teaching in a high-need school with demonstrated student results

Bilingual or multilingual (Oromo, Amharic, Spanish, Somali, and / or Hmong)

Experience working with students of color or students growing up in low-income households   

Minnesota teacher certification



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.


Irma Márquez Trapero (preferred gender pronouns: she, her, hers) 

Director of Talent Recruitment
Hiawatha Academies

Growing Learners. Growing Leaders.



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Hiawatha's Mission: all Hiawatha scholars will be empowered with the knowledge, character, and leadership skills to graduate from college and serve the common good.

Hiawatha's Equity Vision: to honor the humanity of all people, we actively disrupt systemic inequity, in pursuit of an equitable world.