Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Mott Haven Academy Charter School (Haven Academy) is seeking new hires dedicated to progressive teaching practices and providing high quality educational opportunities to underserved communities. Our pioneering educational model combines rigorous, college preparatory instruction with on-site social-emotional supports for our unique population of general community and child welfare students.

Our outstanding educators are provided with unmatched opportunities for rewarding professional growth, are committed to using data to improve student results, possess exceptional professionalism, and embrace our school’s belief that all students, regardless of economic status or family structure, are entitled to learn in a system that gives them the best chance for success.

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Located just two stops from Manhattan in the Mott Haven section of the South Bronx, our unique educational model combines rigorous, data-driven instruction with a variety of on-site social-emotional supports for our distinctive population of general community and child welfare students. Haven Academy is expanding to middle school grades with a target launch date of the 2017-2018 school year. We plan to add one grade per year until we reach full capacity at grade 8.  In preparation for this expansion, we are seeking an Instructional Technology Coach.  This role included planning time in July and August for our Fall 2017 opening.

 

General Education/Special Education Teachers (Kindergarten and Grade 4)

 Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with a co-teacher to develop and teach highly engaging, academically rigorous curriculum and lessons, aligned with Common Core Standards
  • Inspire students to dedicate themselves fully to their education
  • Establish and uphold classroom routines to ensure a focused, safe and caring environment
  • With guidance, analyze assessment data and use data to inform instruction
  • Collaborate with colleagues to share best practices and ensure student mastery of standards
  • Maintain close relationships with families, including phone calls and conferences

 Qualifications

    • Two or more years of teaching experience strongly preferred
    • Masters Degree in Special Education Preferred; NYS Teaching Certification
    • Outstanding instructional skills, including the ability to motivate and challenge students
    • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a warm and orderly environment
    • A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement
    • Unwavering  conviction that all students can learn at a high level

Instructional Technology Coach-K-6 (5th and 6th focused)

Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with co-teacher teams and instructional coaches to develop and support highly engaging, academically rigorous curriculum and lessons that integrate technology into current curriculum in order to improve student achievement.
  • Support teachers in their use of technology in all curricular areas, including observation, coaching and mentoring.
  • Instruct Technology classes for our middle school students a few times a week
  • Collaborate with Director of Technology to coordinate professional development related to technology integration.
  • Provide support before, during, or after school for the implementation and integration of technology into the classroom.  This requires a robust knowledge base of instructional technologies
  • Provide leadership in the areas of curriculum and instruction as it relates to blended learning and technology.
  • Facilitate basic end-user troubleshooting on classroom technology
  • Remain current on resources and trends in instructional technology and effective teaching strategies for tech integration
  • Collaborate with STEM team to design school STEM program where it relates to tech.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree – preferably in Educational Technology
  • NYS teaching certification Preferred
  • Minimum three years full-time classroom teaching experience in an urban setting 
  • Google Educator Certification preferred
  • Expert knowledge of Google Suite for Education
  • Experience providing technical support to end users
  • Previous technology support/coaching experience preferred
  • Experience in delivering technology related professional development
  • Possesses leadership skills

Academic & Behavior Specialist (PreK-4)

Responsibilities:

  • Assess students identified with a learning or social emotional need and collaborate with teachers and other support staff to develop and implement classroom and/or greater school environment intervention plans, accommodations, and/or modifications
  • Collaborate with teachers and other support staff to track intervention plan, accommodation, and/or modification data for effectiveness and adjust plan as needed
  • Stay current in best practices for  Special Education and Inclusion classrooms
  • Provide staff development in areas such as learning disability and behavior disorder awareness, positive behavior support, crisis intervention, and the effects of trauma on learning
  • Participate in Haven Academy Student Update Meetings (SUM), Student Intervention Meetings (SIR), and Social Emotional Team meetings
  • Respond to periods of student crisis, outbursts and/or emotional tantrums, and follow up with all involved to develop support plans to minimize incidents
  • When appropriate, collaborate with Family Specialist and families to develop strategies for increasing academic and/or social emotional skills
  • Attend Family Team Conference (FTC) meetings at Foster Care agencies as needed
  • Ensure that student records, child welfare status, and family details are kept confidential and are only discussed with school employees when relevant

 

Other responsibilities include:

  • Respond to parent, student, and colleague concerns effectively and in a timely manner
  • Encourage students’ positive interactions with other students and adults
  • Value and promote peaceful conflict resolution and creative and authentic problem solving; Uphold the school’s system of logical consequences;engage in effective and appropriate classroom management
  • Keep an organized workspace
  • Maintain and communicate high academic and personal expectations for all students with families, support staff, specialty teachers, and leaders
  • Participate in a variety of staff development programs, including a yearly individualized professional development plan, two-week summer PD, and individual PD sessions
  • Participate in developing and meeting the goals of an individualized professional development plan
  • Uphold and promote the school’s mission and vision
  • Perform other duties as needed to support the ongoing development of Haven Academy (e.g. Lunch and/or recess peace-keeping, crisis intervention, etc)

 

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in educational leadership, education, special education, or related field
  • Minimum two years full-time classroom teaching experience in an urban setting 
  • Proven track record of raising student achievement scores in an urban environment
  • Strong desire to work within an innovative, urban educational program
  • Excellent oral and written communication/interpersonal skills as well as a desire to collaborate with various stakeholders to help develop a whole-school community
  • Experience managing and developing family leadership
  • Outstanding instructional skills, including the ability to motivate and challenge students
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a warm and orderly environment
  • A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement
  • Unwavering  conviction that all students can learn at a high level

Haven Academy Middle School for Social Leadership

Mott Haven Middle School for Social Leadership respects the diverse voices of its students, families, and team members in order to build a social-emotionally responsive learning environment that prepares citizens to become:

  • Owners of their academic and emotional growth. Haven Academy believes that students should graduate with the emotional intelligence to recognize their strengths and weaknesses to improve themselves and their community. Scholars are supported to become owners of their personal development—both academic and emotional.
  • Confident social leaders. Haven Academy is committed to prepare students to become engaged, effective civil leaders that advocate for justice and equality. Scholars develop a nuanced understanding of American and global social history to become leaders in the social justice movement.

Graduates able to meet their goals. Haven Academy believes in the innate potential in all students, regardless of their background. Scholars will develop the knowledge and skills to succeed in high school and earn the opportunity to choose their futures.

We are looking for candidates who:

Innovate with curriculum and pedagogy – We seek to support scholars in taking ownership of their learning. All staff actively participate in designing and facilitating highly engaging, rigorous learning experiences with resources and scaffolds that allow scholars to lead their own learning.

Develop and grow through expansion – Expanding a school is difficult and can be exhausting in many ways. Staff must be motivated by the challenge and opportunity to develop and design protocols, processes, tools and ultimately maintain a culture for learning among young people and staff.

Practice social justice – Design, facilitate and participate in experiences and conversations that relate to race, gender, class and sexual identity in ways that empower scholars and foster community.

Lead through uncertainty – In order to achieve dramatically better outcomes for young people, sometimes there is no precedent for the strategies we employ. We need staff that can demonstrate leadership and try new approaches to achieve breakthrough results. All staff contribute to, and learn from, these experiences.

 

Special Education Teacher (5th and 6th Grades)

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a classroom environment conducive to effective learning for all learners
  • Organize classroom procedures and manage student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged and learning
  • Plan a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop and teach highly engaging, academically rigorous, and accessible curriculum and lessons, aligned with Common Core Standards
  • Inspire students to dedicate themselves fully to their education
  • Analyze assessment data and use data to inform instruction
  • Collaborate with colleagues to share best practices and ensure student is making adequate progress in reaching his/ her IEP goals and grade level standards
  • Fully partake in the development of a child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP) or 504 Plan
  • Maintain detailed IEP progress monitoring data and reporting
  • Facilitate Advisory
  • Develop and implement targeted small group skill development for scholars
  • Participate in and facilitate professional learning sessions with colleagues to norm expectations, promote high quality student learning experiences, engage in inquiry, problem solve, etc.
  • Participate in and facilitate restorative circles as a means of fostering scholar investment in community and resolving conflict
  • Engage actively in professional growth through the development of a personalized learning plan and attendance at staff orientation during the last two weeks of August
  • Maintain proactive relationships with scholars and their families
  • Participate in and lead elements of a summer program for new scholars during the last two weeks of August
  • Other duties, as needed and assigned by school leaders

 

Qualifications

  • Two or more years of teaching experience strongly preferred
  • Degree in Special Education required,  Master’s  preferred
  • NYS Teaching Certification — Students with Disabilities 1-6 or 7-12
  • Outstanding instructional skills, including the ability to motivate and challenge students
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a warm and orderly environment
  • A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement
  • Unwavering conviction that all students can learn at a high level
  • Sustained effectiveness teaching in an urban school
  • Demonstrated evidence of high student achievement
  • Commitment to Mott Haven Middle School for Social Leadership core values and educational approach
  • Spanish language proficiency a plus

Mathematics Teacher (5th Grade)

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a classroom environment conducive to effective learning
  • Design and facilitate a 5th grade course in a core domain of Mathematics
  • Plan a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students
  • Select supplies and other instructional materials
  • Organize classroom procedures and manage student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged and learning
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop and teach highly engaging, academically rigorous curriculum and lessons, aligned with Common Core Standards
  • Inspire students to dedicate themselves fully to their education
  • Analyze assessment data and use data to inform instruction
  • Collaborate with colleagues to share best practices and ensure student mastery of standards
  • Facilitate Advisory
  • Develop and implement targeted small group skill development for scholars
  • Participate in and facilitate professional learning sessions with colleagues to norm expectations, promote high quality student learning experiences, engage in inquiry, problem solve, etc.
  • Participate in and facilitate restorative circles as a means of fostering scholar investment in community and resolving conflict
  • Engage actively in professional growth through the development of a personalized learning plan and attendance at staff orientation during the last two weeks of August
  • Maintain proactive relationships with scholars and their families
  • Participate in and lead elements of a summer program for new scholars during the last two weeks of August
  • Other duties, as needed and assigned by school leaders

 

Qualifications

  • Two or more years of teaching experience strongly preferred
  • Master’s Degree in Education preferred; NYS Teaching Certification
  • Outstanding instructional skills, including the ability to motivate and challenge students
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a warm and orderly environment
  • A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement
  • Unwavering conviction that all students can learn at a high level
  • Sustained effectiveness teaching in an urban school
  • Demonstrated evidence of high student achievement
  • Commitment to Mott Haven Middle School for Social Leadership core values and educational approach
  • Spanish language proficiency a plus

Science Teacher (5th and 6th Grade)

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a classroom environment conducive to effective learning
  • Design and facilitate a 5th/6th grade course in a core domain of Science
  • Plan a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of students
  • Select supplies and other instructional materials
  • Organize classroom procedures and manage student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged and learning
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop and teach highly engaging, academically rigorous curriculum and lessons, aligned with Common Core Standards
  • Inspire students to dedicate themselves fully to their education
  • Analyze assessment data and use data to inform instruction
  • Collaborate with colleagues to share best practices and ensure student mastery of standards
  • Facilitate Advisory
  • Develop and implement targeted small group skill development for scholars
  • Participate in and facilitate professional learning sessions with colleagues to norm expectations, promote high quality student learning experiences, engage in inquiry, problem solve, etc.
  • Participate in and facilitate restorative circles as a means of fostering scholar investment in community and resolving conflict
  • Engage actively in professional growth through the development of a personalized learning plan and attendance at staff orientation during the last two weeks of August
  • Maintain proactive relationships with scholars and their families
  • Participate in and lead elements of a summer program for new scholars during the last two weeks of August
  • Other duties, as needed and assigned by school leaders

 

Qualifications

  • Two or more years of teaching experience strongly preferred
  • Master’s Degree in Education preferred; NYS Teaching Certification
  • Outstanding instructional skills, including the ability to motivate and challenge students
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain a warm and orderly environment
  • A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement
  • Unwavering conviction that all students can learn at a high level
  • Sustained effectiveness teaching in an urban school
  • Demonstrated evidence of high student achievement
  • Commitment to Mott Haven Middle School for Social Leadership core values and educational approach
  • Spanish language proficiency a plus

If you are interested in a position at Haven Academy, email your résumé and cover letter to careers@havenacademy.org.