High School Teaching Fellow [2017-18]

Excel Academy High School, Boston, Massachusetts

Date PostedOctober 10, 2018
IndustryK-12: Public Schools
Job StatusNot Specified
SalaryNot Specified
Description:

Organization: Excel Academy Charter Schools

Job Title: High School Teaching Fellow

Campus/Location: Excel Academy Charter High School

Organizational Overview

Excel Academy Charter Schools is a network of tuition-free, public charter schools serving the Massachusetts communities of East Boston and Chelsea. It was founded to address the severe academic underperformance and low college matriculation rates of the student populations in these neighborhoods. Our founders envisioned a free, public school alternative where all students would be held to the highest academic and behavioral expectations, and college would become a reality. As a true public school, Excel is defined not by whom we exclude but by whom we include in our community. We are proud of the fact that we serve many students with special needs.

The network’s first school opened in fall 2003 in East Boston and now serves 224 students, grades 5 through 8. Excel Academy Chelsea, the 2nd school in our network, opened in fall 2011. Our third school, Excel Academy Orient Heights, opened in August of 2012. And our first high school, Excel Academy Charter High School, opened in fall 2015. Excel now educates more than 1100 students in grades 5-11. At full scale in 2018-2019, Excel will enroll a total of 1,350 students in grades 5-12.

Duties and Responsibilities

Teaching Fellows gain a great deal of exposure to fundamental areas of teaching, including curriculum development and classroom management . They are eager to learn and actively seek out feedback in order to build their instructional skills. Like all Excel teachers, they are responsible for delivering effective, high-quality, rigorous college-preparatory instruction designed to foster the success of their students. This position will perform a variety of essential responsibilities, including (but not limited to):

  • Teach several elective courses;
  • Provide coverage during instructional and non-instructional time as needed;
  • Supervise an after school program (for example, Writer’s Workshop or Homework Club);
  • Serve as the leader of an activity during the school’s Enrichment program on Friday afternoons;
  • Coordinate the school’s community service program;
  • Co-lead a homeroom and serve as an advisor to a subset of students;
  • Provide operational support as needed;
  • Serve as a productive member of the Excel Academy community; and
  • Do whatever it takes to ensure the mission of the school is upheld

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required;
  • Some experience working in an urban public or charter school and/or with urban students preferred, but not required;
  • The ability to speak Spanish is strongly preferred but not required;
  • An unwavering commitment to and belief in the mission of Excel Academy Charter Schools, including Excel’s values and educational model;
  • A commitment to working with underserved, urban youth;
  • The ability to focus and thrive in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment;
  • The ability to work effectively in a team environment and the willingness and desire to support others in doing their best work; and
  • An entrepreneurial spirit that reflects an openness to change, a willingness to problem-solve, and an interest in developing new ideas & programs.

Compensation

Excel provides a competitive compensation package that includes benefits and is commensurate with experience.

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