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We are always looking for talented educators to apply for future openings. Submit your application, letter of interest, and your current resume to be included in our talent pool for future consideration.

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Other materials to accompany the above completed application forms:

• A letter of interest
• Current résumé
• Any supporting documents (reference letters, certifications)

Send all documents to jobs@johnrexschool.org

Full Job Description: Differentiation Teacher

John W. Rex Charter Elementary School Job Description
www.johnrexschool.org

Job Title: Differentiation Teacher (Special Education/Gifted-Talented)
Reports To: JRCES Head of School, or designee
Date Approved: 01.31.18
FLSA Status: Exempt
Commensurate with experience & qualifications
Work Schedule: Part- to full-time teacher contract

JOB SUMMARY:

The Differentiation Teacher will play a key role in enhancing student learning by providing (mild/moderate) specialized instruction, support, accountability and resources emphasizing exposure to the general curriculum with a focus on critical thinking skills and problem-solving strategies through differentiated instruction.  The teacher will provide direct instruction and/or classroom support for those children with IEPs and/or 504 accommodation plans as well as those children identified as Gifted-Talented; manage referrals, coordinate evaluations, management of all required paperwork and scheduling of meetings, and any required documentation; and serves as a resource of information for staff, board, and the public. Personal characteristics necessary for the position include: high energy and enthusiasm for quality public charter schools and urban education; organization and initiative; warmth and a good sense of humor; collaborative nature and consensus‐building skills; patience and persistence; and excellent communication skills.

 

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE

Demonstrated successful experience in special education (and gifted education preferred), curriculum, assessment, & differentiated instruction, student learning, test & data analysis, mentoring, and professional development as demonstrated by an advanced degree/training, or career experience. Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail required.  Interpersonal skills (communication, problem solving, conflict management, collaboration) to provide specialized services, advice, mentoring, and coaching. Strong organizational skills. Professional commitment to differentiated curriculum and personalized education, inquiry/project-based curriculum, active learning, and expectations for accountability. A minimum of a Bachelors Degree in Education and appropriate teacher certification is required.  John Rex Charter School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. In collaboration with the Head of School, or designee, provide specialized educational programming for special education
    (and potentially serve gifted students) to support and achieve their individual goals and the goals of the school.
  2. Facilitate, implement, and collaborate with other contracted service providers (e.g. SLP, OT, PT, School Psychologist)
  3. Provide specialized instruction and appropriate accommodations for those children with IEPs, 504 Plans, and/or identified as
    Gifted-Talented in accordance with current state or federal laws.
  4. Research and provide assistance in selection, or development of curriculum materials and differentiation strategies.
  5. Deliver specialized curriculum and instructional strategies of highly effective, differentiated, vertically/horizontally aligned units of inquiry and weekly lesson plans
  6. Support and participate in professional learning communities that use summative, interim, portfolios, standards-based/mastery grading, and formative data in order to ensure accountability, interpret assessments and deliver high quality differentiated instruction for students.
  7. Provide data and analysis/interpretation of the data with appropriate reflective responses seeking continual improvement.
  8. Provide research-based support to individual teachers in areas such as instructional strategies and materials, classroom climate and organization, behavior management, and professional growth and development to ensure that differentiated instruction meets student needs, grade level content standards, and the goals of the school.
  9. Provide input and feedback to administration related as requested.
  10. Provide peer assistance and coaching toward helping teachers meet goals as well as the school’s goals.
  11. Facilitate professional development as requested.
  12. Obtain and maintain current certification(s) and knowledge of current laws and specified programs.
  13. Maintain and follow all state and/or federal laws, particularly those related to basic confidentiality and F.E.R.P.A.
  14. Research and field-test appropriate strategies that target the identified areas of student need.
  15. Serves as a resource to community members in proficiency-based promotion, interpreting school policy, securing answers to questions and resolving issues regarding student-learning concerns.
  16. Under the supervision of the Head of School, or designee, complete and submit require reports and other required documents to the State Department of Education with a high level of accuracy in a timely manner.
  17. Other duties as may be assigned.

COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Frequent telephone and in-person contact with the school administration, teaching and office staff, parents, contracted service providers, and community members for exchange of information and services, and general problem solving.

  • Written correspondence, newsletter articles, memos, and/or grants.
  • Disseminate general information and education materials related to special education and gifted programs.
  • Attends regularly scheduled meetings to maintain collaborative efforts across all programs and departments.
  • Frequent contact with parents for purposes of advocacy, education, and general information sharing.
  • Presentations to staff and parents for purposes of training, education and information.
  • Preparation of any presentations/reports for JRCS Board of Directors, the charter sponsor, or the Oklahoma State Department of Education as requested.

EVALUATION:                        

Performance of this job will be evaluated by the Head of School (and/or designee) in accordance with the provisions of
the Employee Handbook, Board policies, and state law.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Teacher Assistants, if any. 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

CERTIFICATES, LICENCES, REGISTRATIONS:  Valid Mild/Moderate Special Education Oklahoma teaching certificate/licensure required. Additional training/certification in Gifted-Talented education is preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general professional journals, technical procedures, and/or government regulations.  Ability to write reports and correspondences as may be appropriate to teaching staff in general.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions in one-on-one and small group situations with students, parents, teachers, staff and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:

Ability to plan budgets and use the mathematical skills required to do so.  Ability to maintain accurate records and supportive documentation for projects under the supervision of the position.

REASONING ABILITY:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical and diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Ability to use computer and computer related programs and other technologies needed to perform essential job functions.  Ability to apply knowledge, best practices, current research and theory.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, and the community.  Ability to attend to detail and organization.  Lead/facilitate committees and meetings.  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form.  Ability to perform duties and awareness of all school requirements and Board of Directors policies.

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works inside.  The noise level in the work environment is quiet to loud depending on the activities in the particular part of the day and location.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  If individuals currently hold this position, they may perform additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.

Full Job Description: Elementary Teacher

Job Title: Classroom Teacher (Elementary or Early Childhood)
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: JRCES Head of School
Salary: Commensurate with experience & qualifications.
Date Approved: 07/14 rev. 01/18
Work Schedule: 185 days +/- each year 

JOB SUMMARY:

Develop relevant, engaging, and challenging curriculum emphasizing discovery and inquiry through real-world application. Facilitate highly effective instruction based on the needs of students while promoting a culture of personalized learning. Prior experience in a high performing school setting; demonstrated strong background in student achievement, as well as experience with technology will be preferred.  Personal characteristics necessary for the position include: high energy and enthusiasm for quality public charter schools and urban education; organization and initiative; warmth and a good sense of humor; collaborative nature and consensus‐building skills; patience and persistence; and excellent communication skills.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

Demonstrated expertise in elementary or early childhood instructional strategies.  Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field.  Experience with STE[+a]M curriculum, technology integration, personalization, and project-based learning is desirable. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.   John W. Rex Charter Elementary School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Support and implement the school’s philosophy, mission, vision, and values including programs and initiatives.
  2. Maintain a climate of mutual respect, safety, and order that is conducive to learning. Develop and maintain positive home-school and community/business partner relationships.
  3. Facilitate classroom instructional programs including: academic and social-emotional curriculum, personalized instruction; formative assessments; project-based learning and development of units of inquiry. Effectively implement school initiatives and programs with fidelity and commitment.
  4. Provide frequent monitoring of student progress data including analysis and interpretation with appropriate reflective responses seeking continual improvement and high achievement for all students.
  5. Regularly provide appropriate supervision, ongoing assessments of various types, standards-based grading with academic feedback, while maintaining excellent communication with parents/guardians to ensure all students are successful and continually improving/achieving to their maximum potential.
  6. Implement differentiated education strategies including advanced as well as specialized programs.
  7. Serves as a resource to parents and community in interpreting policies, securing answers to questions, and resolving issues in a positive and professional manner.
  8. Attend all team collaboration and data team meetings as well as all early dismissal day staff activities. Engage and actively participate in all aspects of all meetings/trainings following faculty norms and social contract.
  9. With the support and guidance of Instructional Facilitators, implement programs & initiatives, instructional strategies, and curriculum that target identified areas of student achievement.
  10. Other duties as may be assigned.

 

COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Frequent written, telephone, electronic, and in-person contact with the Head of School, other teaching and office staff, parents, volunteers, and community representatives for exchange of information and services, and general problem solving. This includes: written correspondence, classroom website or related apps, newsletter articles, memos, to disseminate educational information, materials, and records. Plus, frequent contact with parents for purposes of advocacy, education, and general information sharing.

 

EVALUATION:                        

Performance of this job will be evaluated by school administrator(s) using informal and formal observations conducted multiple times each year by evaluators using JRCES the measurement tool.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESTeacher Assistants, if applicable.

 

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

Candidates are expected to have an earned bachelor’s degree with at least a provisional teaching certificate in their specialty area. However, JRCES also supports the hiring of talented candidates who may have a bachelor’s degree in an alternate area and preferably a successful completion of an alternative certification program.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

OTHER SKILLS:

Ability to read, analyze and interpret general professional journals, technical procedures, and/or government regulations.  Ability to write reports and correspondences as may be appropriate to teaching staff in general.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions in one-on-one and small group situations to students, parents, teachers, staff and the general public.  Bilingual (Spanish) is desirable.

Ability to define and solve problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical and diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.  Ability to use computer and computer related programs and other technologies needed to perform essential job functions.  Ability to apply knowledge and current research and theory.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, and the community.  Ability to organize and chair or facilitate committees and meetings.  Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form.  Ability to perform duties and awareness of all school requirements and Board of Directors policies.

 

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.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works inside.  The noise level in the work environment is quiet to loud depending on the activities in the particular part of the day and location.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Individuals currently holding this position may perform additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.

Full Job Description: 6th Grade Teacher

6th Grade Teacher: 2018-2019 School Year

Job Summary: 

Teaching at John Rex Charter School (JRCS) will be unlike teaching in a traditional environment. Our teachers will know the individual strengths and growth areas for each student. We will empower students to own their learning. JRCS 6th grade teachers will deeply understand student data and determine what group and individual supports are needed for their students to move forward on complex authentic projects. This planning requires teachers to consider not only how students are integrating content information into their projects, but also how they are applying cognitive skills (e.g. hypothesizing) that stretch across all content areas and the habits of success (e.g. perseverance) that allow them to prepare for the world beyond the classroom. JRCS 6th grade teachers will be sensitive to the diverse demographics of the community. As a teacher, this will require being culturally responsive and creating equitable learning pathways for all students.

JRCS 6th grade teachers will use Summit Learning emphasizing personalized, relevant, engaging, and challenging curriculum focused on discovery and inquiry through real-world application. Personal characteristics necessary for the position include: high energy and enthusiasm for quality public charter schools and urban education; organization and initiative; warmth and a good sense of humor; collaborative nature and consensus‐building skills; patience and persistence; and excellent communication skills. JRCS 6th grade teachers will not see themselves as disseminators of knowledge but instead as facilitators, coaches, or mentors to their students.

What you will do:

  • A student’s school day is 7:45am to 3:15pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and 7:45am-1:45pm
    every Wednesday (early dismissal for teachers to collaboratively plan as a team).
  • Project Time: Teach two 120-minute blocks per day of project time. Teach one course for the entire grade
    (e.g. 6th Grade Math).
  • Interventions and Personalized Learning Time: Facilitate literacy or math interventions and personalized learning time. During this time, teachers provide student support, monitor progress, and check-in with individuals or groups of students.
  • Mentor Time: Mentor students weekly in one-on-one meetings. Mentors coach and advocate for their mentees both
    inside and outside of the classroom, get to know them deeply, and strive to support them as they develop their sense
    of purpose and become self-directed learners.
  • Professional Development: Each Wednesday afternoon, teachers will have after-school meetings where the faculty collaborates as a grade-level team and professional development takes place.
  • Teachers will also participate in occasional back-to-school nights, open houses, or other community events after hours.
  • Maintain a climate of mutual respect, safety, and order that is conducive to learning.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships between home-school and with our downtown partnerships.
  • Provide frequent monitoring of student progress data including analysis and interpretation with appropriate goal setting and reflective responses seeking continual improvement and high expectations for all students
  • Provide frequent communication with parents/guardians for purposes of advocacy, education, general information sharing and feedback to ensure student success.

What you need:

  • Application, resume, and other supporting documents http://johnrexschool.org/faculty/employment/
  • Teaching credentials in Oklahoma in appropriate grade or content area.
  • Bachelor’s degree (a Master’s Degree in Education is preferred, but not required).
  • Clean background check from the SDE.
  • Teaching experience Prior successful experience in a high performing urban school setting will be preferred,
    as well as teaching in a personalized learning environment.
  • Commitment to uphold John Rex’s educational philosophy, school mission, vision, and values including programs
    and initiatives.

Who you are at John Rex:

  • You maintain high expectations for all students and believe all students can find success in school,
    college, and life.
  • You’re deeply dedicated to social justice and feel motivated by the challenge and impact of teaching
    in a diverse/inclusive community and working to close the achievement gap.
  • You believe in every student and can maintain and reinforce John Rex’s graduated discipline process, recognizing that student growth in all areas—academic, behavioral and community—are an investment
    and part of the work.
  • You facilitate learning experiences using a variety of methods: project-based learning, direct instruction, small group
    and individual tasks, formative and summative assessment, direct teacher academic feedback, public presentations,
    often in collaboration with our business partners and other relevant community organizations.
  • You’re passionate about serving as a mentor and advocate for a small group of students that you’ll follow year to year.
  • You are empathetic and culturally competent. You design and implement social and emotional learning experiences
    and support in all courses, and you’re open to having hard conversations.
  • You thrive in innovative environments and are comfortable with the ambiguity that can come with a
    dynamic and progressive workplace.
  • You are a leader and actively participate as a member of weekly faculty meetings.
  • You’re committed to continuous improvement, see feedback as a positive, and have a growth mindset
    for yourself and others.
  • You thrive while collaborating and are excited to work with colleagues to maintain academic integrity of planned
    lessons and learning experiences for students. You find positivity in share successes.
  • You use data to track and provide updates on student achievement to faculty, directors and families.
  • You’re excited to learn Summit’s technology platforms and have high energy and enthusiasm for quality public charter schools and urban education.
  • You demonstrate organization and initiative; warmth and a good sense of humor; collaborative nature and consensus-building skills; patience and persistence; and excellent communication skills. 

How you are evaluated:

  • Performance of this job will be evaluated both informally and formally multiple times per year by the Head of School, or designees, utilizing the TAP System of Teacher and Student Achievement for core instructional delivery. With assistance from administration and colleagues, teachers will develop expertise through creating, completing, and maintaining an Individual Growth Plan (IGP).

Qualification requirements:

  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty proficiently. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Other skills:

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general professional journals, technical procedures, and/or
    government regulations.
  • Ability to write reports and correspondences as may be appropriate to teaching staff in general.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions in one-on-one and small group
    situations to students, parents, teachers, staff and the general public. Bilingual (Spanish) is desirable.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical and diagram form and
    deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to use computer and computer related programs and other technologies needed to perform
    essential job functions.
  • Ability to apply knowledge and current educational related research and theory.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, and the community.
  • Ability to organize and chair or facilitate committees and meetings.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form.
  • Ability to perform duties and awareness of all school requirements and Board of Directors policies.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include
    close vision, distance vision and depth perception.

Work environment:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works inside but may also include outdoor education activities and events in the Myriad Botanical Gardens.
  • The noise level in the work environment is quiet to loud depending on the activities in the particular part of the day and location.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Individuals currently holding this position may perform additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.

Full Job Description: School Secretary

Job Title: School Secretary
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Head of School, or designee
Salary: Commensurate with experience & qualifications.
Date Approved: January 2018
Work Schedule: 12 months

 

Summary:

The John W. Rex Charter Elementary School secretary is the face of the school when patrons enter the school and is responsible for all aspects of general office procedures related to the school.

To pursue this position, please submit a letter of interest, current resume, and an application to jobs@johnrexschool.org
John W. Rex Charter Elementary School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Duties:

The school secretary manages and maintains a friendly, positive customer-service oriented office as well as the oversight of attendance, enrollment, and the daily processes of the school office. The school secretary reports to the site administrator, or designee, and will coordinate all school records, inventories, and serve as a resource for staff, board and the public in interpreting and/or implementing the school’s policies/procedures. In this capacity, they will work under the administrator and assist in overseeing the school office operations, attendance, enrollment and finances. Cultivate a climate and culture based on service to others and passion for children. Assist administrators with duties as assigned. Supervise and manage other staff as assigned, ensuring the mission/goals of the school are met

Qualifications:
• Experience working in a school environment with administrators, teachers, parents, students, 
board members, and community stakeholders
• Knowledge of Oklahoma charter school law and knowledge of charter school operations is preferred
• High school diploma or equivalent; additional training in secretarial or business/office skills preferred
• 3+ years office/clerical experience in an educational setting preferred
• Working knowledge of office procedures and the operation of office equipment.
• Proficiency in operating software (Word, Excel , Google docs, or other) and Student Information Systems
• Proficiency in all aspects of office etiquette; organizational, communication skills, and interpersonal skills; telephone etiquette; listening skills; and business communications including spelling, composition and proofreading
• Knowledge of current best office practices, procedures, including basic first-aid and/or CPR
• Knowledge of accounts receivable/accounts payable
• Knowledge of federal programs and school procedures preferred, including Child Nutrition guidelines
• Ability to communicate in Spanish is desirable
• Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable

Reports To:
Head of Schoo,l or designee (e.g. site administrators)

Skills / Requirements:
We are seeking a professional who has strong leadership skills, broad experience and knowledge in handling multiple projects/deadlines simultaneously. Has the ability to make decisions and maintain a professional, friendly, courteous, and efficient office environment. Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, bilingual (Spanish) preferred. Is a self-starter with the ability to manage and complete projects independently. Is self-directed, enthusiastic, and goal oriented. Can work under tight deadlines while still maintaining strict confidentiality, attention to detail, quality, and accuracy. Ability to maintain good judgment and composure during emergency situations and in assisting with any first aid or CPR situations.

LANGUAGE SKILLS:
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general professional journals, technical procedures, and/or government regulations or guidance. Ability to write reports and correspondences as may be appropriate. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions in one-on-one and small group situations to students, parents, teachers, staff and the general public.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:
Ability to plan budgets and use the mathematical skills required to do so. Ability to maintain accurate records and supportive documentation for projects under the supervision of the position.

REASONABLE ABILITY:
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical and diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Ability to use computer and computer related programs and other technologies needed to perform essential job functions. Ability to apply knowledge and current research and theory. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, and the community. Ability to organize and chair or facilitate committees and meetings. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form. Ability to perform duties and awareness of all school requirements and Board of Directors policies.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works inside. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to loud depending on the activities in the particular part of the day and location.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. The individual currently holding this position may perform additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.

Full Job Description: Spanish Teacher

Job Title: Spanish Teacher
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: JRCES Head of School, or designee
Salary: Commensurate with experience & qualifications.
Date Approved: 01.20.18
Work Schedule: 185 days +/- per year

 

JOB SUMMARY:
John W. Rex Charter Elementary School is seeking a highly qualified Spanish teacher to teach elementary, and potentially middle level, Spanish in our specials/electives rotation. Preference will be given to candidates with a background or strong training in teaching Spanish.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:


Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field. State certification in Spanish with Elementary or Middle School certification preferred.  Demonstrated expertise in early childhood/elementary instructional and classroom management strategies. Experience with STE[+a]M curriculum, technology integration, and project-based learning is desirable. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. John W. Rex Charter Elementary School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Develop relevant, engaging, and challenging Spanish curriculum emphasizing discovery and inquiry through real-world application. Facilitate effective instruction based on the needs of students while promoting a culture of personalized learning. Prior experience in a high performing school setting; demonstrated strong background in student achievement, as well as experience with technology will be preferred. Personal characteristics necessary for the position include: high energy and enthusiasm for quality public charter schools and urban education; organization and initiative; warmth and a good sense of humor; collaborative nature and consensus‐building skills; patience and persistence; and excellent communication skills.

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:
Demonstrated expertise in elementary or early childhood instructional strategies. Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field. Experience with STE[+a]M curriculum, technology integration, and project-based learning is desirable. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. John W. Rex Charter Elementary School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Support and implement the school’s philosophy, mission, vision, and values including programs and initiatives.
2. Maintain a climate of mutual respect, safety, and order that is conducive to learning. Develop and maintain positive home-school relationships.
3. Facilitate classroom instructional programs including: curriculum standards for world languages (specifically Spanish) differentiated instruction; formative assessments; project-based learning and development of units of inquiry. Effectively implement school initiatives and programs with fidelity and commitment.
4. Provide frequent monitoring of student progress data including analysis and interpretation with appropriate reflective responses seeking continual improvement and high achievement for all students.
5. Regularly provide appropriate supervision, assessment, and communication with parents/guardians to ensure all students are successful and continually improving/achieving maximum potential.
6. Implement differentiated education strategies including advanced as well as specialized programs.
7. Serves as a resource to parents and community partners in interpreting policies, securing answers to questions, and resolving issues in a professional manner.
8. Attend team collaboration and data meetings as well as all early dismissal day staff activities, as required. Engage and actively participate in all aspects of the meetings following faculty norms/social contract.
9. With the support and guidance of the Instructional Facilitators, implement programs & initiatives, instructional strategies, and curriculum that target identified areas of student achievement.
10. Other duties as may be assigned.

COMMUNICATION REQUIREMENTS: 


Frequent written, telephone, electronic, and in-person contact with the Head of School, other teaching and office staff, parents, volunteers, and community representatives for exchange of information and services, and general problem solving.
Written correspondence, classroom website, newsletter articles, memos, to disseminate educational information, materials, and records.
Frequent contact with parents for purposes of advocacy, education, and general information sharing.

EVALUATION:
Performance of this job will be evaluated by school administrator(s) using informal and formal observations conducted multiple times each year by evaluators using JRCES the measurement tool.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
Candidates are expected to have a bachelor’s degree with at least a provisional teaching certificate in their specialty area.
However, JRCES also supports the hiring of talented candidates who may have a bachelor’s degree in an alternate area and preferably a successful completion of an alternative certification program.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

OTHER SKILLS:
Ability to read, analyze and interpret general professional journals, technical procedures, and/or government regulations. Ability to write reports and correspondences as may be appropriate to teaching staff in general. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions in one-on-one and small group situations to students, parents, teachers, staff and the general public. Bilingual (Spanish) is desirable.

Ability to define and solve problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical and diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables. Ability to use computer and computer related programs and other technologies needed to perform essential job functions. Ability to apply knowledge and current research and theory. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, staff, and the community. Ability to organize and chair or facilitate committees and meetings. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both in oral and written form. Ability to perform duties and awareness of all school requirements and Board of Directors policies.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and depth perception.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works inside. The noise level in the work environment is quiet to loud depending on the activities in the particular part of the day and location.

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Individuals currently holding this position may perform additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.

Background checks are required.  John W. Rex Charter Elementary School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.