DSST Part Time Guest Teacher (Substitute)

DSST - Denver, CO4.5

Full-time | Part-timeEstimated: $34,000 - $48,000 a year
Guest Teacher

DSST Public Schools (DSST) seeks a Guest 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 Position: DSST Guest/Substitute Teachers provide exceptional support to our teachers and students by providing half-day or full-day instruction for vacancies across our eight campuses. As a Substitute Teacher, you will have the flexibility to choose the positions that suit your interests and experiences best. Our Substitutes serve at least one day per month and up to five days per week – the perfect role for someone looking for flexibility and a meaningful way to support educational equity in Denver.

Essential functions:
  • Demonstrate relentless drive to improve the minds and lives of students.
  • Take holistic accountability for students' success – take ownership of each student's academic progress.
  • Live and model the school's core values with colleagues, students, parents, and the larger community.
  • Reinforce the school's core values, guiding philosophy, rules, and school spirit.
  • Execute on daily lesson plans.
  • Support school operations by adhering to school policies for attendance, operations, and expectations.
Experience Required: DSST Public Schools seeks candidates with strong character, passion for excellence and a relentless commitment to student achievement.

  • Previous full-time teaching or substitute teaching is preferred.
  • Experience working with students grades 6-12 is preferred.
  • Student teachers are encouraged to apply.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications: Bachelors Degree Required

Classification: Seasonal

Reports to: Hiring Manager

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

What we offer:
  • Competitive pay: A competitive substitute teaching pay rate
  • Planning time: Daily planning time to internalize the day's lessons and observe our teachers in action.
  • Potential full-time employment: The potential to become a full-time staff member based upon substitute performance.
  • Flexible work life: You decide which days you work, what subjects you teach, and which campuses you serve.
  • The chance to be part of something big: DSST is growing and we're improving the opportunities for Denver's youth on a daily basis. You can help us achieve this mission.
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 fourteen schools on eight campuses: Byers, Cole, College View, Conservatory Green, Green Valley Ranch, Henry, Noel, 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. 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:

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

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.