Middle School Language Arts Teacher (Reading/Writing)
CHRISTINA SEIX ACADEMY
April 12, 2018
Trenton, New Jersey
Depending on experience
Full Time - Faculty
English/Language Arts, Reading
Christina Seix Academy is seeking an experienced and innovative Language Arts Teacher to join us as a member of the founding Middle School Team (4th-8th Grade). The Language Arts Teacher would work closely with the Middle School Director and the instructional team. Responsibilities would include teaching core content related to reading and writing and playing an instrumental role in developing and implementing an engaging and rigorous Literacy Program for the Middle School.
A creative, engaging, and innovative educator that has a strong passion for the content and a deep interest in supporting learners;
Interested in working with and helping students from urban environments succeed in a rigorous academic setting;
Flexible and Forward thinking;
Interested in designing and leading in co-curricular and extended day programming;
Having an entrepreneurial spirit and excited about designing curriculum and creating new programming;
A constant learner who reflects on his/her own work, regularly seeking feedback and knowledge to improve their teaching practice;
Set and hold students to extremely high academic and behavioral standards.
Build rapport with students and families outside of classroom;
Willingness to work closely with the MS Director, Staff and Faculty to create programming and experiences to enhance student learning and engage the larger CSA community;
Primary Academic Responsibilities:
Learn and implement the curriculum for the assigned grade level;
Work closely with MS Director to implement curriculum at a high level;
Research and create lessons to complement/ supplement the curriculum and student needs;
Select appropriate books, media and instructional resources that will enhance student learning experiences;
Individualize instruction to help each student achieve curricular objective;
Track and assess student academic progress and attendance;
Provide students with regular feedback on their growth and progress throughout the year;
Generate formal and informal reports regarding student performance and progress;
Work collaboratively with the MS Director, Residential Life team and other colleagues to create and implement meaningful experiences and programming in the Residential Life buildings.
Planning, organizing and participating in whole school events;
Communicate with parents and caregivers on individual students’ progress throughout the year.
Physical and Emotional Demands: Work is active; it may require long periods of standing and walking, as well as occasional sitting, reaching at or above shoulder height, twisting, pushing/pulling and stooping/bending/lifting to perform activities with students and staff; must be able to work in an open-concept environment where noise and other activities may at times interfere with concentration. Must be able to alter plans/routines when unexpected, stressful situations and multiple interruptions occur without projecting stress/frustration that would adversely affect the work environment.
CSA, as a condition of employment, requires a comprehensive background check, including a drug-screening, prior to hiring. CSA is a drug-free environment, and random drug-screenings may be required of all employees after hiring.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Christina Seix Academy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, veteran or handicapped status in its hiring policies.
Interested individuals please send resumes, cover letters, sample lesson plan, and three professional references to the Middle School Director.
The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the employee in this position. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, activities, and skills required of a person in this position. Responsibilities, duties, activities, work hours and skills may change at any time with or without notice.
MA in Education Preferred
3-5 Successful years teaching Language Arts preferred and/or highly qualified in Language Arts
Experience with coaching and or leading co-curricular programming preferred
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary; full benefit package, including a 401(k)
About CHRISTINA SEIX ACADEMY
The Christina Seix Academy is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit boarding Pre-K through 8th grade school serving children of single parent caregivers with acute financial need. Our vision as an organization is to provide a strong education, critical core values, and a safe environment, enabling students to become future leaders in their communities and beyond. The Academy is located in Trenton, New Jersey, approximately forty-five minutes from Philadelphia and one hour from New York City, and serves students within approximately 15 miles of campus, from Princeton to Pennsylvania. The Academy’s operational and educational philosophy places the school at the forefront of educational policy innovation. More information can be found at www.christinaseixacademy.org.