High School Computer Science Teacher

  • Newark, NJ, USA
  • Full-time
  • Hiring Start Time: August Start

Company Description

Uncommon Schools is a non-profit network of 53 outstanding public charter schools in grades K-12 across New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts. Our mission is to start and manage outstanding urban public charter schools that close the achievement gap and prepare students from low-income backgrounds for success in college and beyond. We are accomplishing that mission every day, with a college graduation rate that is well above the national average and thousands of stories of our students and alumni achieving their dreams.

Job Description

High School Computer Science Teachers hold primary responsibility for the implementation and development of Uncommon’s curriculum and the success of its students. Therefore, Uncommon Schools seeks computer science teachers who are committed to continuously improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration as part of a grade level team. 

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES OF HIGH SCHOOL COMPUTER SCIENCE TEACHER

  • Computer Science Teacher will implement curricula and activities to meet academic standards; including teaching AP Computer Science A and/or AP Computer Science Principles.
  • Computer Science Teacher will design and implement assessments that measure progress towards academic standards;
  • Computer Science Teacher will use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices;
  • Computer Science Teacher will participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions;
  • Computer Science Teacher will provide consistent rewards and/or consequences for student behavior;
  • Computer Science Teacher will be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards;
  • Computer Science Teacher will communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues; and
  • Computer Science Teacher will participate in an annual three-week staff orientation and training. 

Qualifications

  • Drive to improve the minds and lives of students in and out of the classroom;
  • Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom;
  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects;
  • Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player;
  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred; and
  • Minimum of two years teaching/education experience in an urban public school or charter school setting preferred.
  • By the time that employment begins, candidates must have received a Bachelor's degree from a College or University. For teaching roles in New Jersey, the candidates must have earned a cumulative 2.75 GPA (for candidates graduating before September 1, 2016) or 3.0 (for candidates graduating on or after September 1, 2016)
  • Valid State Certification is helpful but not required. Belief in and alignment with Uncommon’s core beliefs and educational philosophy is non-negotiable. 

Additional Information

Uncommon Schools offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package.  Aside from extensive professional development, all our staff members are equipped with a laptop computer, email, and all necessary supplies.

Uncommon Believes in the importance of being a diverse, equitable and inclusive organization that enables our students and staff to thrive.  We are committed to building a talented team that reflects the diverse backgrounds and experiences of our students. At the same time, we work to ensure an inclusive community through creating a space for important dialogue about issues of race and identity for our staff and students.  As an equal opportunity employer, we hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or disability.

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