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Middle School Science Teacher

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Uncommon Schools

Mumford, NY, US

7 days ago
full-time
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Job highlights

Qualification

A commitment to the mission of Uncommon Schools and investment in our vision for being an anti-racist organization. A demonstrated commitment to supporting students' social emotional and academic development. An enthusiasm for collaborating with internal and external partners in the best interest of students. A self-directed learner who solicits and implements feedback to improve outcomes and achieve objectives. Academic expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or other related fields of study. Prior to the start of employment, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Teacher certification is not a prerequisite for consideration at Uncommon Schools in the state of NJ, but you do need to meet NJ state certification eligibility requirements (a final undergraduate or graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 for graduates on or after 9/1/16, or 2.75 if you graduated prior to 9/1/16). All instructional staff are required to become certified in the state of New Jersey within a reasonable period after beginning employment

Responsibility

At the heart of all Science courses is a love for the subject and inquiry-based learning, including a robust focus on student discourse and the science practices. You'll teach an interdisciplinary, NGSS-aligned curriculum that includes analysis of key areas including but not limited to: Climate and Earth's systems, the cosmos, matter and energy transformations, electricity and magnetism, and molecular and ecological systems. You'll develop students' practices of questioning, modeling, constructing explanations, data analysis, argumentation, and planning and conducting interactive labs. You'll use your love of science to foster confidence and meaningful engagement with the subject for students. You'll cultivate an awareness of the interconnected nature of fields of science (e.g., ecosystems, climate change, and lunar phases) and our local and global community. You'll meet weekly with your principal and/or instructional coach to analyze and respond to trends in student work samples and assessments. You'll learn and implement strategies to differentiate instruction for all learners in your classroom. School Culture. You'll build positive relationships with students to ensure they feel seen, loved, and heard. You'll partner with students' families to ensure appropriate resources are available to support their child's learning needs. You'll engage in practice-based professional development, mentorship, and coaching sessions. You'll participate in weekly, school-wide meetings to cultivate community, model our core values, and encourage student achievement. You'll partner with your grade level team to develop academic goals and practice instructional strategies

Benefits

  • The starting compensation for this role based in New York is between $50,000 to $64,700
  • The starting pay will depend on various factors that may include but are not limited to professional experience, education, training, certifications, tenure with Uncommon Schools, and work location

    Job Description

    Description

    Company Description: Uncommon Schools is a non-profit organization focused on operating public charter schools aimed at providing high-quality K-12 education in historically underserved regions. The network has worked towards creating a student and staff demographic that accurately reflects its community, with over 60% of teachers and staff representing people of color. The network currently operates 53 schools located in five cities- Boston, Camden, New York City, Newark, and Rochester, catering to more than 20,000 students. Noteworthy is the fact that Uncommon alumni are five times more likely to enroll in and complete college than the national average, which the organization attributes to its commitment to academic, co-curricular, and social-emotional learning. Job Synopsis: Uncommon Middle School Science teachers work in grade-level teams to prepare all students with the tools and knowledge to critically engage in the field of science. At the heart of all Science courses is a love for the subject and inquiry-based learning, including a robust focus on student discourse and the science practices. Science teachers employ a variety of instructional strategies to develop a passion for scientific questioning and analysis in their students. Our teachers strive for subject mastery and have a keen sense of the socio-emotional changes middle schoolers experience. At the conclusion of eighth grade, students are prepared for the academic autonomy and college preparatory focus of our high schools. Responsibilities 1. Instruction • You'll teach an interdisciplinary, NGSS-aligned curriculum that includes analysis of key areas including but not limited to: Climate and Earth's systems, the cosmos, matter and energy transformations, electricity and magnetism, and molecular and ecological systems. • You'll develop students' practices of questioning, modeling, constructing explanations, data analysis, argumentation, and planning and conducting interactive labs. • You'll use your love of science to foster confidence and meaningful engagement with the subject for students. • You'll cultivate an awareness of the interconnected nature of fields of science (e.g., ecosystems, climate change, and lunar phases) and our local and global community. 2. Data Analysis • You'll meet weekly with your principal and/or instructional coach to analyze and respond to trends in student work samples and assessments. • You'll learn and implement strategies to differentiate instruction for all learners in your classroom. 3. School Culture • You'll build positive relationships with students to ensure they feel seen, loved, and heard. • You'll partner with students' families to ensure appropriate resources are available to support their child's learning needs. • You'll engage in practice-based professional development, mentorship, and coaching sessions. • You'll participate in weekly, school-wide meetings to cultivate community, model our core values, and encourage student achievement. • You'll partner with your grade level team to develop academic goals and practice instructional strategies. Qualifications • A commitment to the mission of Uncommon Schools and investment in our vision for being an anti-racist organization • A demonstrated commitment to supporting students' social emotional and academic development • An enthusiasm for collaborating with internal and external partners in the best interest of students • A self-directed learner who solicits and implements feedback to improve outcomes and achieve objectives Required Experience: • A demonstrated interest in impacting K-12 students in urban schools and communities (1-2 years experience preferred). • Academic expertise in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or other related fields of study. • Prior to the start of employment, you must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Teacher certification is not a prerequisite for consideration at Uncommon Schools in the state of NJ, but you do need to meet NJ state certification eligibility requirements (a final undergraduate or graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0 for graduates on or after 9/1/16, or 2.75 if you graduated prior to 9/1/16). All instructional staff are required to become certified in the state of New Jersey within a reasonable period after beginning employment. Additional Information: Our people are our unique attribute. To improve our ability to attract and retain talented individuals and recognize their capabilities, we believe that our compensation and benefits should represent our values of impartiality, transparency, and clarity. Our staff receives the best training, coaching, and support to manage mission-driven schools that deliver high-quality education to our students and their families. The starting compensation for this role based in New York is between $50,000 to $64,700. The starting pay will depend on various factors that may include but are not limited to professional experience, education, training, certifications, tenure with Uncommon Schools, and work location. Because we value staff tenure in each role, we do not currently cap salary ranges. Please note: ranges may differ for staff who work from a location other than New York. At our company, we believe that the well-being of our employees is paramount. Therefore, we provide a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that meets the unique needs of each individual employee. Our company values diversity and inclusivity, providing the necessary environment for our staff and students to reach their full potential. Our aim is to bring together a skilled group with a range of perspectives and backgrounds, while encouraging essential conversations surrounding race and identity. Our commitment to equity ensures we hire based purely on competence, irrespective of race, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or disabilities.