College View HS - Electives Teacher

DSST Public Schools, Denver, Colorado

Date PostedJuly 03, 2017
IndustryK-12: Public Schools
Job StatusNot Specified
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

College View- High School Electives Teacher

DSST Public Schools (DSST) seeks a High School Electives Teacher to join one of the leading charter school organizations in Colorado. DSST Public Schools mission is to transform urban public education by eliminating educational inequity and preparing all students for success in college and the 21st century.

Overview of Positions: DSST Public Schools seeks electives teachers with a track-record of raising student achievement to join a team of educators dedicated to providing a rigorous college preparatory program to a diverse population. At DSST Public Schools, teachers are leaders who are responsible for developing and implementing DSST’s curriculum. Teachers also play an integral role in ensuring student success through the support of our school culture, the development and instruction of a rigorous core curriculum, and the use of data to drive their daily practice.

High School Electives:

  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • Shop/Woodworking
  • Auto Shop/Mechanics
  • Health/First Aid
  • Personal Finance

We will inquire about your grade level preference at the time of interview.

Essential functions:

Overview:

  • Demonstrate relentless drive to improve the minds and lives of students
  • To live and model the school’s core values with colleagues, students, parents and the larger community
  • To reinforce the school’s core values, guiding philosophy, rules and school spirit
  • Exhibit mastery and enthusiasm for the assigned classes

Competencies:

  • Mission-driven: You have a desire to change the way the public school system serves students, so that all kids – regardless of race, ethnicity, or income – have the opportunity to go to college.
  • Track record of leadership: You know that being a great teacher means being a dynamic leader, and your life and professional experiences demonstrate your ability to lead others to achieve great outcomes.
  • Goal-oriented: You set high goals for yourself and your students, and you take the steps necessary to achieve those goals.
  • Organized: You have a systems mindset that helps you keep yourself organized in a professional setting.
  • Growth mindset: You are a lifelong learner; you know that you continually improve to be the best teacher possible for your students, and you desire next steps to help you get there.
  • Reasoning and strategic thinking: You believe in the power of data to help you and your students get the best results possible.

Experience Required: DSST Public Schools seeks candidates with strong character, passion for excellence and a relentless commitment to student achievement.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:

Competitive candidates will have demonstrated a track record of the following experience, skills, and beliefs:

  • Demonstrated belief in all students and the mission of DSST.
  • Strong character and belief in the core values of DSST.
  • An ability to work and collaborate across lines of difference.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple competing priorities at one time.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Candidates should have a 3.0 college grade point average or higher.
  • Teaching experience is preferred, but not required.

Classification: Exempt

Reports to: School Director

Compensation and Benefits: DSST Public Schools offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a commitment to continuing professional learning.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. This position is active and may require standing, walking, bending, kneeling, stooping, and crouching throughout the day. The employee must lift and/or move items up to 30 pounds. The employee must have sufficient hand, arm, and finger dexterity to operate a computer keyboard and other office equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

DSST Public Schools Overview:

DSST Public Schools (DSST) operates a network of tuition-free, open-enrollment public STEM charter schools. All DSST Public schools are part of the Denver Public Schools (DPS) district and students are admitted through DPS’ School Choice program. The student population across the DSST network is 80 percent students of color and 64 percent low income. This year, DSST will serve approximately 5,000 students at twelve schools on seven campuses: Byers, Cole, College View, Conservatory Green, Green Valley Ranch, Henry and Stapleton. DSST has been approved to open ten additional schools and four campuses by 2022. At full enrollment, DSST Public Schools will serve over 10,000 students, one quarter of the DPS 6-12 population, and will help more than double the number of four year college-ready DPS graduates. 2016 marked the ninth consecutive year the senior class has earned 100% acceptance to a four-year college. The continued success of the DSST network has gained local and national attention.

DSST Public Schools employees support each other not only to have fulfilling careers, but more importantly, to lead fulfilling lives that combine deeply meaningful professional work with personal well-being. Our core values are central to our program and to our results. These values are embedded in everything that we do and how we do it. The six DSST core values are:

Respect
Appreciating the value of a person or an object through your words, actions and attitude - treating people appropriately with common courtesy.
Responsibility
Able to be trusted and or depended upon to complete tasks, follow directions and own up to your actions.
Integrity
Being truthful, fair and trustworthy in your words and actions - doing as you say and saying as you do.
Courage
Possessing confidence and resolve to take risks and make right decisions in the face of pressure and adverse or unfamiliar circumstances.
Curiosity
Eager to learn, explore and question things to gain a deeper understanding.
Doing Your Best
Putting your best effort into everything you do.

To apply: Please go to www.dsstpublicschools.org/careers

In your cover letter, please address the following topics:

Your interest in working at DSST Public Schools

AND

The mission of DSST Public Schools states: "DSST Public Schools transforms urban public education by eliminating educational inequity and preparing all students for success in college and the 21st Century." What about this mission statement most resonates with you and why?

DSST Public Schools proudly values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.Denver School of Science and Technology does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin age, sex or disability, in admission or access to, or treatment or employment in its programs and activities. Any person having inquiries concerning the School's compliance with the regulations implementing Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of1973 (Section 504), or Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), may contact the Assistant Superintendent or Human Resources.

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